What has lead CN to rediscover its roots? The spectacular failure of its experiment in reality programming, also known as CN Real -- formerly known as CN Real. If you watch CN for any length of time, you will notice that sometime during last few weeks, they stopped referring to any show as airing on CN Real. In fact, the the reality shows are no longer shown together, limited each to one or two timeslots a week with no repeats. Given that the shows were responsible for a giving CN its new record low in rating this summer, knocking the network out of the the top 10 -- out of the top 20 of cable networks, this excommunication should be of no surprise. That they thought that 30% off versions of Cash Cab, Mythbusters, Ghost Hunters
But that doesn't mean Cartoon Network hasn't given up its teenaged rebellion. It has picked up two more live-actioners, because isn't animation a juvenile pursuit anyway?