For Immediate Release Cartoon Network Acquires Cowboy Bebop for Adult Swim Will Make Its U.S. Debut September 2 At Midnight During Cartoon Network's New Animation Block Cartoon Network introduces Cowboy Bebop, an episodic anime series that will air in one-hour blocks, premiering on Sunday, September 2 at 12 midnight (ET, PT) during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the network's new adult-targeted line-up. Taking place in a future where the population of Earth has migrated into space, Cowboy Bebop deals with the exploits of the ship Bebop and its bounty hunter crew as they take on various assignments in a hyperspace world rampant with crime and opportunities. The show follows the exploits of bounty hunters, Spike and Jet, as they roam the galaxy with their dog, Ein, tracking down criminals. Cowboy Bebop is a production of Bandai Entertainment. Cartoon Network extends its mission as the world's leader in animated entertainment on September 2, when it splashes down with ADULT SWIM, a new block of animated programming aimed at adults ages 18-34. The block will air only on Sunday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. (ET, PT). In addition to Cowboy Bebop, Adult Swim will include programs such as Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Home Movies and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Bandai Entertainment Inc. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation home video in North America. They have distributed such notable titles like Mobile Suit Gundam series, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, and Big O. Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., toy manufacturer of the hit television series, Power Rangers and Digimon. For more information, please visit the Bandai Entertainment Web site at www.Bandai-Ent.com Cartoon Network, currently seen in 74.6 million U.S. homes and 145 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s 24-hour, ad-supported cable service offering the best in animated entertainment. Drawing from the world's largest cartoon library, Cartoon Network also showcases unique original ventures such as Sheep in the Big City, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Mike, Lu & Og, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and Cartoon Cartoons. Since its launch in 1992, Cartoon Network has remained one of ad-supported cable's highest-rated networks. Cartoon Network's Web site is located at http://CartoonNetwork.com Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. Courtesy: Cartoon Network (8/1/01) addendum: Adult Swim is produced by Williams Street Productions, the creators of Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast and Toonami.