While some of its competitors in the kids’ arena could argue that older
viewers watching its late-night "Adult Swim" franchise are overwhelming Cartoon
Network, the animated channel is playing off the elder-folk-takeover theme with
an upcoming original-programming marathon.
Throughout the weekend of Aug. 8-10, the kids from Codename: Kids Next
Door will "spy" on their own show, dropping in clues to viewers that will
enable them to assemble a broadcasting device to stop the adults from taking
over the network.
Viewers will use these codes on CartoonNetwork.com (www.cartoonnetwork.com )
to complete each level of the game. Viewers will receive an honorary Codename
membership with completion of the mission.
Victory or defeat will be announced Sunday, Aug. 10 at 10 p.m.
The kids’ counterattack crusade will begin Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. In
addition to Codename, the network will air Dexter’s Laboratory,
The Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Ed, Edd n
Eddy installments in one-hour blocks throughout the weekend.
Codename has performed strongly for Cartoon since
its debut last December.
The show, featuring 13 fresh episodes in its first season, is the network’s
highest-rated show year-to-date. It averaged a 5.0 among kids 6-11 and a 4.6
among kids 2-11 during June. A second season is scheduled to begin Oct.