KIDS' WB! Announces the New Season Premiere of POKÉMON,

August 9, 2000

Beginning Saturday, August 19

Network Also Introduces New Friday and Saturday Line-Ups

BURBANK, CA (August 9, 2000) - As KIDS' WB! gears up for the 2000-2001 season, the network announces the official premiere of the third season of POKÉMON, the #1 series on television for kids season-to-date, on Saturday, August 19 (9:00 a.m. ET) with all-original episodes.

The third season of POKÉMON will follow the adventures of Ash, Pikachu, Misty and Tracey as they travel through the Orange Islands in their continued search for the final badges of the Orange League. The POKÉMON challenge begins on Saturday, August 19 when the hit series airs at 9:00 a.m. ET and 10:00 a.m. ET. The excitement continues on Saturday morning as MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES finds more aliens at 10:30 a.m. ET; the new millennium's BATMAN BEYOND does double crime-fighting duty at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ET; and MAX STEEL goes into stealth-mode at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Beginning Friday, August 18, KIDS' WB!'s summer Friday afternoon block gives way to the mischievous gang of DETENTION when they move to their new 3:00 p.m. time slot.

Kids' WB!'s new Friday line-up, beginning Friday, August 18, is as follows (all times Eastern):

7:00 a.m. POKÉMON
7:30 a.m. HISTERIA!
3:00 p.m. DETENTION*
3:30 p.m. MEN IN BLACK
4:00 p.m. POKÉMON

The new Saturday schedule, beginning Saturday, August 19, is as follows (all times Eastern):

8:00 a.m. MEN IN BLACK
9:00 a.m. POKÉMON (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00 a.m. POKÉMON*
10:30 a.m. MEN IN BLACK*
11:00 a.m. BATMAN BEYOND*
11:30 a.m. MAX STEEL*

* New time period

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