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[05/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Sets Animation Block
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) - Spike TV, the newly rebranded network formerly known as TNN, is set to launch a new two-hour animation block called "The Strip" beginning Thursday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c. "The Strip" includes new episodes of "Ren & Stimpy" as well as the debuts of "Gary the Rat" and "Striperella."

Here's how Spike TV describes the series (via press release):

REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (10:00 PM-10:30 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (10:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT); repeats Sundays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON reunites that ornery asthma-hound Chihuahua, Ren and his trusting feline sidekick, Stimpy in all new Spike TV original episodes in this cutting edge cartoon from famed creator John Kricfalusi. New episodes will feature an endless supply of screams, grunts, contortions, and other assorted, in-your-face absurdities. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

GARY THE RAT

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (10:30 PM-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT); repeats Fridays (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT).

Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") stars as the voice of Gary Andrews, a New York attorney who is so unscrupulous and immoral that he wakes up one morning to discover that he's turned into a six-foot rat. Until Gary figures out why he's like this he has decided to try and function the best he can in a "human" world. Outraged at Gary's new appearance, Truman, a tenant in Gary's expensive apartment building, has hired exterminator Johnny Bugz to get rid of Gary for good. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

STRIPPERELLA

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT). Regularly telecasts Thursdays (11:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT); repeats Fridays (11:30-Midnight, ET/PT) & Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT).

From Stan Lee, the famed creator of "Spider-Man" comes STRIPPERELLA. Pamela Anderson stars as the voice and moves of Erotica Jones who is a stripper by night and superhero, Stripperella by later night. The series premieres as part of Spike TV's "The Strip," a weekly new two-hour adult animation block.

REN & STIMPY EXTRA

Premieres Thursday, June 26 (11:30 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

These original classic REN & STIMPY episodes will telecast UNCUT and digitally remastered featuring asthma-hound Chihuahua, Ren, and his trusting feline sidekick, Stimpy.





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· FRASIER (NBC)
· GARY THE RAT (SPIKE TV)
· REN & STIMPY ADULT PARTY CARTOON (SPIKE TV)
· STAN LEE'S STRIPPERELLA (SPIKE TV)





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