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Vortexx on The CW, an affiliate of Saban Brands, has announced its newest programming lineup beginning this Saturday, August 17. New programs making their way onto the five-hour kids television block will include action-adventure shows B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE and The Spectacular Spider-Man, along with the Educational and Informational (E/I) series The Adventures of Chuck & Friends. Additionally, current marquee titles including Sonic X, Justice League Unlimited, Dragonball Z Kai and others will air during the block from 7 a.m. to noon.
“With the fresh new additions of B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE, The Spectacular Spider-Man, and The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Vortexx on The CW will continue to be a favorite Saturday morning destination for kids looking for action, adventure and comedy,” said Joel Andryc, President of Vortexx. “These new programs, along with tons of fresh new content on MyVortexx.com will provide fans with hours of fun and entertainment both on TV and online!”
Vortexx on The CW’s new lineup will include:
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour)—The
Adventures of Chuck & Friends
Chuck is a pint-sized dump truck who has a need for speed and lives at the truck stop run by his parents, semi truck Porter and forklift Haulie. One day, Chuck dreams of becoming a competitor on the truck racing circuit, but for now, he spends most of his time in the scrap yard behind the truck stop playing with his tight-knit group of friends, Biggs, Boomer, Digger, Handy, Rowdy and Soku. Chuck and his friends push the limits of their imagination with great adventures, which always end with a lesson learned and the kid trucks completely covered in mud! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends is about rugged action, the thrill of discovery, big adventures, and most of all, having fun with your friends. Turn the key, floor the accelerator, and get your imagination into high gear as we zoom along with Chuck.
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour)—Rescue
The Rescue Heroes are a crack team of international emergency response professionals who travel the globe to help those in danger. Equipped with the latest up-to-the-minute knowledge, high-tech hardware and cutting-edge technology, they are dedicated to promoting safety and saving lives everywhere.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.—Sonic X
Based on one of the most awesome video game heroes of all time, Sonic X features the return of the hyper-hero Sonic. In Sonic X, this super cool, ultra-fast, blue hedgehog has been transported to another dimension of Earth by way of the seven Chaos Emeralds. But, he didn’t go alone. Sonic’s good friends Tails, Amy and Knuckles and even some of his sworn enemies were all transported to this new dimension occupied by humans. It’s Sonic and his pals who must band together to defeat Dr. Eggman by getting to the Chaos Emeralds first.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.—Bolts & Blip
It’s 2080 and the earth is at peace thanks to the C.R.A.T.E.R. Project, an intergalactic sports circuit located on the moon where Robotic teams battle to settle Earth’s disputes. When two robot misfits, Bolts & Blip, accidentally become members of the League’s last placed team, they are determined to prove themselves and help their new ragtag friends climb the ranks. But the stakes get even bigger when they discover that both the moon and Earth are threatened by the evil Dr. Blood! Will these little robots become big heroes?
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.—The Spectacular Spider-Man
After a spider bite transforms him into Spectacular Spider-Man, 16-year-old Peter Parker works through his grief over the death of his beloved Uncle Ben by spending his summer vacation fighting crime. Muggers and thieves aren’t much of a challenge, but everything that he thought to be true is suddenly challenged as Peter comes face-to-face with a rogues’ gallery of villains, including the Vulture, Lizard, Green Goblin, Kingpin and Venom. As he tries to balance the pressures of teenage life with those of fighting crime, Peter learns about love, life, family, friendship – and what it takes to translate great power to great responsibility – as he encounters the vilest villains, falls for the most heartfelt loves, and faces his most dire crises as he battles the forces of evil.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Justice League Unlimited
The "founding members" of the Justice League, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl continue to defend the planet from every known threat. Along the way, they are aided by a large number of other superheroes from the DC Universe, including Aquaman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and more. The League not only clash with their famous nemeses, from Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mantis and many others, but the building tensions between the Justice League and a secret government agency known as Project Cadmus brings heightened conflict to a series where every child's favorite superheroes are called to action.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.—Dragonball Z Kai
The epic adventure continues as the famous martial artist Goku and his son Gohan are shocked when they learn that Goku belongs to an alien race called the Saiyans, who are bent on destroying the Earth. Father and son travel the galaxy, battling Saiyans and other enemies in their heroic attempt to save the world from total destruction.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.—B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE
B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE takes place in the town of East City, where the newest toy, B-Daman, has become all the rage. The series follows Riki Ryugaski, a quirky schoolboy with an appetite for adventure and mystery. After attending his first B-Daman event with friend and classmate, Sumi Inaba, Riki develops a strong interest in the toy. Upon hearing a rumor about a secret B-Daman tournament that only a select few can participate in, Riki’s curiosity grows and he becomes determined to learn more about this urban legend. Join Riki on his quest to discover more about this mysterious and exclusive B-Daman tournament!
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic
Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the tale of Yugi Moto, a young boy who solves an ancient artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit. Yugi and his friends love playing the card game Duel Monsters, and with the help of his doppelganger, Yugi becomes the most famous duelist in the world. When Yugi learns that the spirit inside his puzzle is actually an unnamed Pharaoh from Egyptian times, he and his friends attempt to help the Pharaoh regain his memories.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.—Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Yuma Tsukumo is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion. During a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, and helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 Xyz Monsters cards called Numbers and have been scattered across the globe. In order to recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma in order to recover the Numbers cards. Using the powers of Zexal, the two must compete with Numbers Hunters, who seek to claim the Numbers cards for themselves in order to destroy Astral's home world.
Vortexx is an entertainment platform focused on delivering content, activities and products featuring high-energy action, adventure and comedy. On television, Vortexx provides programming, which airs Saturdays from 7 a.m. – noon on The CW. The nationally-broadcast programming block reaches 110 million homes and features marquee titles such as Sonic X, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and Justice League Unlimited. In addition to television, Vortexx offers a variety of online and mobile entertainment destinations that will keep kids entertained 24/7/365. Vortexx is an affiliate of Saban Brands. Learn more at MyVortexx.tv.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Vortexx, Zui.com, The Playforge, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.