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[07/21/09 - 01:27 PM]
Cartoon Network Announces Cast for Tower Prep
Drew Van Acker, Ryan Pinkston, Elise Gatien and Dyana Liu will topline the Paul Dini-penned hour.

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Cartoon Network Announces Cast for TOWER PREP

First Live-Action Series Pilot for Cartoon Network written by Paul Dini

Cartoon Network has announced casting for the live-action scripted pilot Tower Prep (working title). Production on the network's first hour-long live-action drama is slated to begin this August in Vancouver, Canada.

Tower Prep (working title) tells the story of a rebellious teen, Ian (Drew Van Acker), who wakes up one morning to find himself trapped at a mysterious prep school that offers no escape. He forms a secret group with CJ (Elise Gatien), Gabe (Ryan Pinkston) and Suki (Dyana Liu), intent on discovering what they're being trained for and how to escape. The pilot is executive-produced and written by Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond), with Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, The Street) signed on to direct.

Cast:

� Drew Van Acker (The Lake)

� Ryan Pinkston (Punk'd, In the Motherhood)

� Elise Gatien (Bionic Woman, Eureka)

� Dyana Liu (Parenthood)

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· EUREKA (SYFY)
· IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PUNK'D (BET)
· TOWER PREP (CARTOON)





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