Level Up, Cartoon Network’s live-action comedy series about online gamers battling their foes in real life, returns today for a second season 7:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.
I much preferred Cartoon Network’s earlier attempt at live-action scripted TV, Unnatural History, and it’s a shame that show didn’t get picked up for a second season. But Level Up is a fun addition to the cottage industry of entertainment that evolved around World of Warcraft, to include The Guild online and some very funny episodes of South Park, The Simpsons and American Dad.
Huzzah! The Leaks Continue on Cartoon Network!
Season 2 of Level Up Premieres Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT)
Level Up, Cartoon Network’s live-action comedy series about high school friends who encounter their online foes IRL (in real life), returns for a second season Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Wisecracking, pranking and a whole lot of awesome continue when the Neverfail clan returns to fight zombies, Glamazons, an evil bard and the most terrifying enemy of all…a super-smart Dante.
Online, Wyatt, Lyle and Dante are better known as Black Death, Wizza and Sir Bickle, members of the clan Neverfail. But when game monsters and other randomness from the internet become more than just pixels on a computer screen, they’ll have to suit up for battle in the real world. With the help of their friend, Angie, a girl who’d rather fight monsters in real life than with a game controller and eccentric billionaire and creator of the game, Max Ross, they’ve saved their town from trolls, barbarians, orcs, and skunkbears. Much to their surprise, not all leaks are bad and sometimes the gang uses magical loot from the game, to help them with their everyday problems.
Earlier this year, Level Up premiered as Cartoon Network’s #1 live-action series and throughout its first season was the #1 series in its time period (Tuesday, 8 p.m.) with all key boys.
The series stars Gaelan Connell, Connor del Rio, Jessie T. Usher, Aimee Carrero and Lonny Ross. Level Up is created by executive producers Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman (both credited for Chasing Liberty). Peter Murrieta (Wizards of Waverly Place, Hope and Faith) serves as the executive producer and show-runner for the series.
Check-out www.CartoonNetwork.com/LevelUp for insider information and play the two popular online games inspired by the show Maldark: Conqueror of All Worlds and Pickle Farmer. Fans can also “like” Level Up at www.Facebook.com/levelup and get up-to-the-minute information, teaser clips, music videos, photo galleries, special game videos and cheats plus a whole lot more.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
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.