I just love a "Cartoon" Network that has abandoned cartoons. Great branding. Also announced today, FAO Schwartz is now making assault rifles for home use, General Motors is making shoes as a gas saving solution, and Steven Spielberg has decided to make a porno. I have a great idea, why don't they just start making live action cartoons. Tom and Jerry, people in cat and mouse costumes whacking each other. I think I will pitch that idea. Sheesh, this really bugs me. Kidscreen article below.
Cartoon Network debuts four live-action series
by: Emily Claire Afan May 22, 2009
In a first for the kidcaster, Cartoon Network US is getting ready to launch its all-live action block CN Real, pegged for Wednesday nights.
Beginning June 17, the block will kick off with reality-adventure series The Othersiders at 8 p.m., where five friends are on a mission to explore reportedly haunted locations to determine paranormal activity. Next up is Survive This at 8:30 p.m, which challenges teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to test their endurance and limits while developing survival skills.
Following those two unscripted series on Saturday June 20 are two game shows for kids competing for cash, BrainRush at 8 p.m. - which takes place on a roller coaster - and competition series Destroy Build Destroy at 8:30 p.m. that revolves around two teams charged with destroying a large structure, rebuilding it into something different and then smashing it again. The first one to finish wins the match.