Variety is reporting that Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo will be stars in brand new series set to premiere on Boomerang this Fall which is a new move for the network who had previously only aired reruns.
From the site:
Time Warner is banking on some of its oldest stars to breathe new life into a cable network that has aired only reruns over the course of its 15-year history.
Scooby-Doo first appeared on TV in 1969 and Bugs Bunny debuted in 1938 and 1940, but the company believes the two characters have enough strength in their limbs to carry a retooled version of Boomerang, the kids network that is part of Time Warner’s Turner unit, to new levels in an extremely competitive arena.
Sister unit Warner Bros. will develop 450 half-hours of original programming for Boomerang, in an agreement that marks the first time original programming has been developed exclusively for the network, which was borne out of a programming block on Turner’s Cartoon Network in the 1990s. The content will appear on all Boomerang channels worldwide and on some Cartoon Network channels internationally, along with potential crossover with Turner Broadcasting outlets like Pogo, Boing, Toonami and the U.S. version of Cartoon Network.
You can read the entire Bugs Bunny article here.
That sounds awesome as an insomniac I am often up most of the night and 99% of the time my tv is on boomerang at night, I LOVE that the classics are shown and would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if The Wacky Races and other Hannah Barbera cartoons made a at least one night a week appearance on Boomerang, I greatly miss them!!!!!!!!!
I have heard they are talking about bringing Wacky Races back. AND Johnny Quest.