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Will Cartoon Network become "The Network"?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 18th 2009 9:07PM
Cartoon Network It seems that all of television is slowly losing its identity. The History Channel doesn't cover history. TV Land clogs their airwaves with run-of-the-mill reality shows. Comedy Central gives Carlos Mencia his own show.

It must be hard to draw in the kind of ratings the average television executive expects (average=viewers who are willing to commit mass suicide if they miss a rerun of Chico and the Man) when you're anchored to one theme or genre. But it's not impossible.

One network that seems very close to giving up entirely is the Cartoon Network. According to the Los Angeles Times, CN's new lineup of live-action, reality-based programming is tanking in the ratings and rumors are swirling that the CN may drop the "C" in its name. Does the head of Radio Shack now work for the Cartoon Network?

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What's On Tonight: Wipeout, Top Chef Masters, Real World

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 22nd 2009 4:07PM
  • The PhilanthropistAt 8, ABC, CBS, NBC, C-SPAN, and the news channels will have President Obama's speech.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • PBS has a new Time Team America at 8, then a new Ascent of Money.
  • Cartoon Network has a new BrainRush at 8, followed by new episodes of Destroy Build Destroy and The Othersiders.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Wipeout, followed by a new I Survived A Japanese Game Show.
  • NBC has a new America's Got Talent at 9, then a new episode of The Philanthropist.
  • TNT has a new Leverage at 9, followed by a new Dark Blue.
  • BBC America has a new Torchwood: Children of Earth at 9.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • There's a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 9 on Food Network.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has a new Ghost Hunters International.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Top Chef Masters.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Michael & Michael Have Issues.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Kings, 20Q, Sand Serpents, Eli Stone

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 11th 2009 4:09PM
Harper's Island

  • At 8, NBC has a new Kings.
  • Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8, then a new True Jackson, VP.
  • Cartoon Network has a new BrainRush at 8, followed by a new Destroy Build Destroy.
  • GSN has a new 20Q at 8, then a new episode of The Money List.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8.
  • At 8:30, FOX has a new Cops, followed by a new America's Most Wanted.
  • At 9, CBS has the two-hour series finale of Harper's Island.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Syfy has the movie Sand Serpents at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie The Gambler, The Girl, and The Gunslinger.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eli Stone.
  • There's a new episode of The Dish on Style at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Kings, Hot Dog Eating, Suze Orman

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 4th 2009 4:01PM
  • fireworksDiscovery's Deadliest Catch marathon continues all night.
  • USA's James Bond movie marathon continues.
  • Sci-Fi's Twilight Zone continues all weekend.
  • Military Channel has a marathon of The Revolutionary War.
  • At 7, ESPN Classic has the 2009 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.
  • At 8, NBC has a new Kings, then Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
  • PBS has A Capitol Fourth at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new BrainRush at 8, followed by a new Destroy Build Destroy.
  • At 9, CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eli Stone.
  • CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular at 10.
  • At 10:15, TCM has 1776.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has a new Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: BrainRush, Harper's Island, Ultimate Fighter

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 20th 2009 4:09PM
Kings

  • At 8, NBC has a new Kings.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new BrainRush at 8, then a new Destroy Build Destroy.
  • GSN has a new 20Q at 8, followed by a new episode of The Money List.
  • TCM has Random Harvest at 8, then The Bad Seed.
  • Current has Jack Black and Michael Cera Take Over Current at 8.
  • At 9, CBS has a new Harper's Island.
  • FOX has a new America's Most Wanted at 9.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Spike has a new Ultimate Fighter at 9.
  • Also at 9: FUSE has Bonnaroo 2009.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Eli Stone.
  • Style has a new episode of The Dish at 10.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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