Cartoon Network Halloween 2009 Programming Highlights

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HALLOWEEN PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Get ready for the most spooktacular month of the year as Cartoon Network fills October full of tricks and treats. This month, voyage into the world of the paranormal with all-new episodes of The Othersiders. Goosebumps returns with a daily dose of terrifying tales, and Cartoon Network favorites such as Ed, Edd n Eddy, Billy and Mandy, and Scooby-Doo make appearances throughout the month.

THE OTHERSIDERS (TV-PG)

The Othersiders is a thrilling live-action adventure series that follows five friends on missions as they explore mysterious, potentially haunted locations in search of evidence that will confirm or deny the existence of paranormal activity. Using state-of-the-art technology, the teens conduct first-hand examinations of a variety of reportedly haunted locales. Evidence is collected, a verdict is rendered and all findings are posted on their Web site, allowing visitors to come to their own conclusions. Each mission begins as The Othersiders team members—Riley (Lead Investigator), Jackie (Researcher), KC (Case Manager), Sam (Webmaster) and Zack (Tech Manager)—meet at their headquarters to choose their next location. After extensive online research and discussion, the team determines which venue has enough credible reports to warrant an investigation. During the month of October, tune in to 12 all-new episodes, including an entire week of nightly investigations leading up to Oct. 30 when The Othersiders explore one of the most famous haunted sites of all, Alcatraz.

• Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Glendora Haunted House” – TheOthersiders investigate The Glendora House, an old farmhouse in outskirts of Los Angeles.

• Friday, Oct. 9, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Linda Vista Hospital” – The Othersiders investigate reports of unexplained noises and lights coming on and off at anabandoned hospital.

• Monday, Oct. 12, 9 p.m. (ET, PT): “Camp Gilmore” – During this one hour presentation, The Othersiders investigate the unexplainable occurrences at Camp Gilmore, a summer camp housed on part of the Chumash Indian Territory.

• Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Santa Maria Sugar Factory” –The Othersiders investigate the plant which saw many accidental deaths in its 95 years of operation. The factory is now abandoned, but it’s far from quiet.

• Friday, Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “La Purisima Mission” – The Othersiders investigate a Spanish mission that was built in 1787. It was the site of Chumash Indian revolt, which killed many Indians and Spanish travelers.

• Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Santa Barbara Courthouse” – The Othersiders investigate a courthouse that sits directly on top of the old gallows, where Ramon Lopez was hanged for murdering his girlfriend in 1891.

• Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “LA Power Plant” – The Othersiders investigate a power plant where a scuba diver was sucked into the plant’s water intake pipe. Unable to escape, the diver drowned. Is the power plant haunted by the scuba diver?

• Monday, Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Santa Anita Race Track” – The Othersiders investigate the Santa Anita Race Track, where three famous thoroughbred horses are buried. Could their spirits be haunting the track?

• Tuesday, Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Union Hotel” – The Othersiders investigate The Union, a classic old west saloon with colorful guests including cowboys, bandits and gamblers. More than a few of these guests met tragic ends.

• Wednesday, Oct. 28, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “Camino Saw Mill” – The Othersiders investigate a saw mill with a long and troubled past. Over the years, workers have lost hands, limbs and even their lives in the machinery.

• Thursday, Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT): “The Preston Castle” – The Othersiders investigate one of the country’s first reform schools, Preston Castle, which housed juvenile delinquents who otherwise would have been locked up in state prison.

• Friday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m. (ET, PT): “Alcatraz” – During this one hour presentation, The Othersiders use all they have learned to investigate one of the most infamous sites in the country. “The Rock” held the worst of the worst, including infamous mobster Al Capone. Reportedly, 36 prisoners made escape attempts, but none of them were successful. Is Alcatraz truly inescapable – even for those who have died?

GOOSEBUMPS (TV-PG)
Weekdays at 4:30 p.m. (ET, PT) starting Oct. 5

Ready for some spine-tingling fun? Then look no further than R.L. Stine’s classic, Goosebumps. Cartoon Network will present the series weekdays at 4:30 p.m. (ET, PT) from Oct. 5 through 29, featuring selected half-hour episodes from all three full-length seasons and special hour-long episodes, including “The Werewolf of Fever Swamp” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 and “The Haunted Mask II” on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

COLUMBUS DAY MARATHON
Monday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT)

Spend the day off from school with Cartoon Network, as we warm you up for Halloween with 12 and-a-half hours of favorite Halloween movies and specials from 8:30a.m. to9p.m. (ET, PT). Highlights include at 1:30 p.m. (ET, PT) a showing of Billy and Mandy’s Big Boogey Adventure, the first-ever two-hour Cartoon Network Studios original movie. Billy, Mandy, Grim and Irwin must race Grim’s longtime nemesis, The Boogey Man, to capture The Hand of Horror, a powerful artifact capable of making the wielder the scariest being alive. Then at 8p.m. (ET, PT), a newer member of the Cartoon Network Family, 6Teen, will celebrate Halloween with “Dude of the Living Dead.” And make sure to stay tuned after the marathon for the premiere of the one-hour Othersiders special: “Camp Gilmore” at 9 p.m. (ET, PT).

ZOMBIE DAY
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. (ET, PT)

Join Cartoon Network on Saturday Oct. 24 from 1p.m. to9p.m. (ET, PT) as we welcome the return of the living dead. See the classic tale of Frankenstein “digitally” mastered with Frankenthumb at 2 p.m. (ET, PT). Scooby and the gang head to New Orleans in the movie presentation Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island at 3:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Those are just two of the many tricks and treats coming your way during this eight-hour monstrous marathon!

HALLOWEEN MARATHON
Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. (ET, PT)

It is the scariest day of the year, so Cartoon Network brings a haunting Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 31. Starting at 10 a.m. (ET, PT), get chilled to the bone with 12 full hours of movies and specials. At 10:30 a.m. (ET, PT), the favorite Cartoon Network original series Ed, Edd n Eddy plays trick-or-treat with Ed, Edd n Eddy’s Boo-Ha Ha!, followed by The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy’s spooky special, “The Wrath of the Spider Queen” at 11 a.m. (ET, PT). And what better way to spend Halloween than to see how the ultimate gang of mystery solvers got together with Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins at 3 p.m. (ET, PT).