Tune In: Original Cable Programming
No. of subscribers: 91 million
Network topper: Vacant
Programming topper: Michael Ouewleen
Top originals: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Ben 10, Class of 3000, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Camp Lazlo, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey
Upcoming originals: ReAnimated (series), Chowder (series), Secret Saturdays (series)
The skinny: Cartoon is looking to expand its new media and technology presence in a big way. Net earlier this year announced several Internet ventures, including a multiplayer online game (set for 2008). The toon cabler also continues to open out its charter, slipping more live-action fare into the mix — specifically “ReAnimated.” The original “ReAnimated” movie — a mix of live action and cartoon — last fall delivered the best rating for an original movie among kids 6-11 in the network’s history.