Cartoon Network October 2009 Programming Highlights

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OCTOBER PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

***NEW SEASON***

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (TV-PG-V)
Premieres Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. (ET, PT)

Fierce battles, expanded storylines, and elaborate animation raise the stakes higher than ever in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters scheduled to premiere this Fall on Cartoon Network. The lives of the Jedi become more complex as secret and forbidden relationships are revealed and a new breed of villain enters to take advantage of the wartime turmoil. Season two introduces these lawless rogues into the fray along with a host of new characters, locations and creatures. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Star Wars universe, The Clone Wars is bigger, bolder and more intense than ever before! The new season begins with a special one-hour presentation on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. (ET, PT).

• Friday, Oct. 2: “Holocron Heist/Cargo of Doom” – Cad Bane infiltrates the Jedi Temple and attempts steal an ancient Jedi Holocron. It’s up to Ahsoka, Anakin and Obi-Wan to stop the bounty hunter from escaping with the valuable Jedi artifact. Anakin and Ahsoka intercept Cad Bane’s warship, but the Jedi underestimate the bounty hunter’s cunning tactics.
• Friday, Oct. 9: “Children of the Force” – Cad Bane is given a new mission: kidnap Force-sensitive children from across the galaxy and bring them to Mustafar for Sith training.
• Friday, Oct. 16: “Senate Spy” – At the Jedi Council’s request, Padmé investigates a Separatist conspiracy in the Senate.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (TV-Y-7)
Premieres Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

Following a successful first season, Batman: The Brave and the Bold returns to its regular time on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) beginning Oct. 16. A Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Animation production, this latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise teams the Caped Crusader with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham City, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home. The new season brings special celebrity guest voice Neil Patrick Harris as the villain in the Oct. 23s musical episode, “Mayhem of the Music Meister!”

• Friday, Oct. 16: “When Omac Attacks” – The All-American fighting machine OMAC is pitted against the equally destructive Shrapnel in a chaotic fight to the finish, but the architect behind the battle is the mysterious, balance-obsessed villain, “Equinox”.
• Friday, Oct. 23: “Mayhem of the Music Meister!” – Batman and Black Canary are pitted against Music Meister, who is able to exert powerful mind control through song. When he hijacks a communications satellite, the entire world becomes subject to his musical bidding.

***NEW SERIES ***

10 COUNT
Premieres Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. (ET, PT)

10 Count is a live-action sports countdown show premiering on Cartoon Network Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. (ET, PT). Featuring everything from surfing to mountain biking, 10 Count highlights the biggest, fastest and raddest sports spots, moments and celebrities.

• Saturday, Oct. 3: “Top 10 Style Masters in Action Sports” – See who has the most style and makes even the toughest sports look easy.
• Saturday, Oct. 10: “North America’s Best Action Sports Cities” – 10 Count checks out the best action sports cities in North America, featuring towns that represent the spirit of what sports enthusiasts love to do.
• Saturday, Oct. 17: “Top 10 Rock Stars in Action Sports” – See who is at the top of their game as 10 Count breaks down a list of the biggest rock stars in action sports.

RE:EVOLUTION OF SPORTS
Premieres Saturday, Oct.3 at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

Re:Evolution of Sports is an adrenaline-pumping, live-action documentary show chronicling the exploits of extreme sports enthusiasts. Adventures include freestyle motocross, 500-mile marathon paragliding in the Alps, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking. The series premieres on Cartoon Network Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 3: It’s all downhill as Freeride mountain bikers tear off over jagged cliffs in Utah, skier Shane McConkey launches off mountain faces and urban snowboarders participate in a rail-sliding event.
• Saturday, Oct. 10: Freestyle motorcross riders rocket across the natural terrain of Central California, Surfer Ian Walsh fearlessly carves a 60-foot Hawaiian wave called “Jaws” and paragliders take part in the world’s toughest hike & fly endurance race.
• Saturday, Oct. 17: Snowmobiling takes a step forward, FMX legend Mike Metzger godfathers a new kind of moto freestyle and winter surfers brave near-frozen waves in Nova Scotia in quest of the ICE BREAK championship.

GORMITI, THE LORDS OF NATURE RETURN
Premieres Monday, Oct. 5 at 6 a.m. (ET, PT)

Gormiti, the Lords of Nature Return is an epic action series that follows the adventures of four regular kids who discover an alternate dimension: the Gorm, a parallel world populated by legendary creatures called Gormiti. In Gorm, peaceful Gormiti creatures, formed from natural elements, are in a constant battle with evil Fire Gormiti, very dangerous guys with huge egos! Their never-ending war causes the natural disturbances in Venture Falls. With their magic orbs, crystals and a portal, our human heroes travel to Gorm and magically transform into super GORMITIS, THE LORDS OF NATURE , fighting their evil fire enemies and keeping both Gorm and planet Earth safe. The series premieres on Cartoon Network Monday, Oct. 5 and airs weekdays at 6 a.m. (ET, PT).

CASPER’S SCARE SCHOOL
Premieres Monday, Oct. 5 at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT)

For werewolves, vampires, zombies and ghouls, pretty much anything goes,except making friends with humans! When Casper, the world’s friendliest ghost,befriends a Deedstown boy, his uncles send him to the only place that can cure his friendliness once and for all⎯Scare School! In this chilling academy, where studying comes second to spooking, students have been perfecting the art of haunting humans for over 10,000 years. It’s time to check your closets and look under your bed because…Scare School is now in session! Premiering Monday, Oct. 5, Casper’s Scare School airs weekdays at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT)

***NEW EPISODES ***

BEN 10: ALIEN FORCE (TV-Y-7)
Fridays at 8:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

In the new season of Ben 10 Alien Force, the evil Vilgax returns to exact his vengeance against Ben Tennyson. But now, Vilgax is 10-times stronger than before. In an effort to even the playing field, Ben and Kevin hack into the Omnitrix with disastrous results! The action and adventure continue with all-new aliens as well as returning favorites. Tune-in every Friday at 8:30 p.m. (ET, PT) as Ben tries to save the world.

• Friday, Oct. 9: “Simple” – Ben receives a holo-viewer message from an alien named Probity. Her home world is ravaged by a war that has lasted for decades and she asks Ben to help solve the conflict.
• Friday, Oct. 16: “Vreedle, Vreedle” – Repo men have been hired to return Ship to the Upgrade who spawned him. Ben and Kevin fly through space to convince the judge to rescind his order.
• Friday, Oct. 23: “Singlehanded” – Ben is running away from a bounty hunter named Sunder who is after him and the Omnitrix. Sunder catches Ben, but in trying to remove the Omnitrix sends Ben to the Null Void leaving only his left hand on Earth.

CHOWDER (TV-Y7-FV)
Thursdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT)

The animated comedy series Chowder chronicles the magical misadventures of a young chef’s apprenticeship in the fantastical city of Marzipan, where each day is filled with amazing and surreal situations and avoiding one disaster after another. In Marzipan City, where Snail Cars crowd the streets and colorful citizens hustle and bustle, the Mung Daal Catering Company cooks up the most oddly delicious food. And that is exactly where Chowder, an aspiring young chef in training, likes to be. Under the watchful eye of the eccentric and much older Mung Daal, it is Chowder’s job to assist with the usual kitchen duties, like cooking Sing Beans until they warble on key, nursing a bruised Bluenana back to health, or delivering a thousand-pound cake to a man who lives on the head of a giant. Chowder is a sweet, impetuous and a thoroughly gullible little kid, and wherever he goes, chaos usually ensues. New episodes of Chowder air Thursday nights at 8p.m. (ET, PT) as part of the HAR HAR THARSDAYS programming block.

• Thursday, Oct. 8: “Tofu Town Showdown” – Chowder discovers that Shnitzel had a previous life as a samurai bodyguard. “Brain Grub” – Mung attempts to curb Chowder’s constant scatterbrained behavior. But when Mung makes him too smart, it could spell disaster for the kitchen!
• Thursday, Oct. 15: “Hands on a Big Mixer” – In order to win an amazing mixer, Chowder and Mung compete in a grueling contest that involves standing still. “Chowder and Mr. Fugu” – When Mung’s best customer enlists Chowder to be his valet for the day, Chowder soon realizes he’s met the one person who can eat more than him. And worse – he doesn’t like to share.
• Thursday, Oct. 22: “The Spookiest House in Marzipan” – Chowder must make a delivery to the scariest house Marzipan has ever known! “The Deadly Maze” – As part of an elaborate revenge scheme, Mung’s old apprentice, Gumbo, traps Chowder in a deadly maze! Unfortunately he gets lost in there as well and soon discovers that Chowder’s company is worse than any trap he could set.
• Thursday, Oct. 29: “Poultry Geist” – When an expired chicken dish possesses Chowder, Mung and the gang must find a way to free him. “The Spookiest House in Marzipan” – Chowder must make a delivery to the scariest house Marzipan has ever known!

THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK (TV-Y7-FV)
Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is a half-hour comedy series from Cartoon Network created by Thurop Van Orman and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif. Raised by Bubbie the talking blue whale in the bubbling splendor of the sea, young Flapjack once enjoyed a life of peace and tranquility. That all ended the day he and Bubbie rescued Captain K’nuckles, a crusty and cantankerous old pirate from a shipwreck. The seafaring buccaneer’s tall tales quickly tangle up Flapjack’s head like a squid in a Silly String factory, consuming him with an insatiable desire for adventure. Although Bubbie struggles to protect him, Flapjack is eager to leave the safety of his childhood behind and prepare himself to be a man of adventure. As a result, he’s simply unable to resist the urge to do anything it takes to win the approval of Captain K’nuckles, even if it means getting himself into a lot of trouble and serious danger. New episodes of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack air Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET, PT) as part of the HAR HAR THARSDAYS block.

• Thursday, Oct. 1: “Candy Casanova” – Flapjack must look after Candywife while Larry is out of town. “Gone Wishin”– Flap and K’nuckles wish on a Mermaids heart, but at what cost?
• Thursday, Oct. 8: “Down with the Ship” – K’nuckles returns to a sunken ship to prove he’s a captain. “No Syrup for Old Flapjacks” – Flapjack has flapjacks for the first time but he must find some maple syrup first.
• Thursday, Oct. 15: “Willy (Or Won’t He?)” – Flapjack must capture Eight Armed Willy or never be able to utter the word “adventure” again. “Gone Wishin'” – K’nuckles steals a mermaid’s heart that’s filled with candy wishes.
• Thursday, Oct. 22: “Bubbie’s Tummy Ache” – Flap must make the treacherous journey into Bubbie’s stomach to fix her ache. “Tee Hee Tummy Tums” – Flap helps the mysterious Tee Hee Tummy Tums sell combs to the people of Stomralong.
• Thursday, Oct. 29: “Mind the Store, Don’t Look in the Drawer” – Doc Barber leaves the boys to mind his shop, with one very important rule. “Shave and a Haircut, Two Friends” – Will K’nuckles and Flapjack’s friendship survive a haircut? Only Dr Barber knows for sure.

TOTAL DRAMA ACTION
Thursdays at 9 p.m. (ET, PT)

Total Drama Action delivers the best moments of reality television: romances and friendships; scheming and sabotage; death-defying stunts and stomach-curdling challenges. In this season of Total Drama Action, the 14 lead contestants from Total Drama Island return and will face thrilling challenges on an abandoned film studio back-lot—all inspired by the movies! Join the big guy Owen, dimwit Lindsay, ubergeek Harold, criminal Duncan, insane Izzy, goth-girl Gwen, wannabe Beth, lively Leshawna, deep and mysterious Trent, party guy Geoff, Bridgette, queen bee Heather, over-achieving Courtney and jaw-droppingly gorgeous Justin for more insane competitions in their new digs – a huge indoor/outdoor film studio converted into the world’s most challenging reality show set ever! The series airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) as part of the HAR HAR THARSDAYS block.

• Thursday, Oct. 1: “Super Hero-ld” – There’s nothing scarier than waking up to the sound of someone screaming in terror. Unless it turns out to be Chef Hatchet screaming in terror – while wearing a nightgown.
• Thursday, Oct. 8: “Aftermath, The: O-wen or Lose” – Geoff and Bridgette welcome us to another spectacularly juicy, behind-the-scenes episode of the Total Drama Action Aftermath show!
• Thursday, Oct. 15: “The Princess Pride” – When Chris shows up with a glass combat boot, the contestants know it’s time to bust open the conventions of a fairy tale movie.
• Thursday, Oct. 22: “Get a Clue” – The gloves are off and the magnifying glasses are out, as Chris declares this week the mystery movie challenge.
• Thursday, Oct. 29: “Rock n’ Rule” – Strap on those air guitars,’cause this is the week to rock ‘n roll! But first the five remaining cast members learn they are soon to be six, when Chris announces that someone is being brought back to the show.

STOKED
Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT)

Stoked is an animated situational comedy about six teenaged groms??? who come together one summer to share a dream: o work at the world renowned Surfer’s Paradise Resort on the legendary Sunset Island, home of the most epic surf break in the country! For twelve weeks, they’ll spend their first summer away from home, work the hardest that they’ve ever worked in their lives and, most importantly, have the opportunity to SURF on their days off! Hang 10 Thursdays at 9:30 (ET, PT) to catch Stoked, the newest addition to the HAR HAR THARSDAYS block.

• Thursday, Oct. 1: “Reef, Broseph and Emma’s Totally Stupid Adventure” – Hoping to woo Ty with a gift of deep-fried pastry, Emma joins Reef and Broseph on a road trip into town in a golf cart, on a mission to buy some tasty Beaver Tails. But the road trip goes downhill andfast!
• Thursday, Oct. 8: “Boards of Glory” – To impress her Daddy, Lo coaches the Surfer’s Paradise Tandem Surf Team (Reef and Fin, doing tricks while riding one board) in the hopes of beating arch-rival hotelier Captain Ron’s team.
• Thursday, Oct. 15: “Groms Gone Wild” – Bummer and the entire management team go away for the weekend, leaving Johnny in charge of the hotel. When Johnny tries to be the cool boss, the groms walk all over him.
• Thursday, Oct. 22: “Chum Music” – Lo tells a little white lie, claiming she’s dating famous surfer-songwriter-major hottie Stone Seabreeze. But when Stone arrives to play a concert at the hotel, Lo is forced to fake a relationship with the oblivious star.

THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW (TV-Y7-FV)
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT)

The Super Hero Squad Show, the latest series to join Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning CrushZone, features stylized versions of Marvel’s most popular characters including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man. When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the world’s greatest villains, you get the Super Hero Squad. It’s no small job protecting Super Hero City from VillainVille’s infamous criminals, but Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job. The Squad must keep Dr. Doom’s allies from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword; otherwise, Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes deliver the action with plenty of humor on the side. Marvel has attracted superstar talent to play the roles of the dynamic heroes and villains, including: Tom Kenny (Spongebob), Charlie Adler (Transformers 1 & 2), Steve Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men, Hulk Vs.) and Grey DeLisle (Fairly Oddparents and The Replacements). The Super Hero Squad Show airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. (ET, PT).

• Saturday, Oct. 3: “Hulk Talk Smack!” – During a chaotic battle with Klaw & Screaming Mimi, a fractal’s cosmic power turns the Hulk into the Gray Hulk.
• Saturday, Oct. 10: “Enter: Dormammu!” – Supernatural wackiness is turning the city (and the Squad) upside-down. The Squad goes to the mysterious Dr. Strange for help, but Strange tricks them into battling the dread Dormammu.
• Saturday, Oct. 17: “A Bratt Walks Among Us!” – When a bratty 3-year old girl wears a fractal tiara, she gains terrifying power over reality itself.
• Saturday, Oct. 24: ” If This Be My Thanos!” – It’s a super-team team-up as the Squad helps the Fantastic Four out with an ambush from the alien Skrulls and Super-Skrull.
• Saturday, Oct. 31: “Deadly Is The Black Widow’s Bite!” – A new heroine named the Black Widow joins the team and shows the boys she can kick a lot of butt. But we soon learn she is really the shape-shifting Mystique, sent by Doom to infiltrate and get at the fractals.