Shots from Spider-Man Finale and Summer Schedule

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I missed this one yesterday, and you have probably already watched the season finale of The Spectacular Spider-Man, but in case you missed it, or just want a few tasty images to save to your computer, take the jump for info about the second season, and the rerun schedule for this summer.

School’s almost out … the seasons continue to change … the Lakers
are toast … yes, all good things do come to an end — but it’s nice
to know they’ll all be back AND better than ever. Well, we hope the
Lakers will improve. But “better than ever” is definitely the case for
“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” which ends its first season with an
all-new, action-packed episode entitled “Nature vs. Nurture” this
Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on CW4Kids.

Coincidentally, “The Spectacular Spider-Man” voice cast recorded its
final episode of the series’ second season on Thursday, June 12 –
culminating another 13-episode arc that promises more familiar
characters, unprecedented action and shocking twists than viewers can
begin to imagine (though message board participants have certainly
outdone themselves in their speculation). Even the cast — which
includes self-professed comic book geeks like Josh Keaton (Peter
Parker/Spider-Man), James Arnold Taylor (Harry Osborne), Steve Blum
(Green Goblin, Chameleon) — admitted they were caught off-guard when
reading the script prior to entering the recording booth.

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“This show has actually gotten me watching Saturday morning cartoons
again,” Keaton said. “I’m in front of the TV with my bowl of cereal
every Saturday morning and, even though I’m about 13 episodes ahead of
everyone else – I already know what’s going to happen – I still love
waking up and watching because it’s so much fun to see how it all
comes together. And if you liked the first season, well I’ll say this:
You may think you know what happened in the first season, but the
second season is going to change all that. Prepare to be surprised.”

“Nature vs. Nurture” opens on Thanksgiving as Aunt May Parker is
released from the hospital – but Venom has no intention of letting May
and Peter Parker enjoy a family
celebration. Knowing all of Spider-Man’s secrets – even some Pete
isn’t consciously aware of – Venom threatens to destroy Pete and
everyone he loves most. Will Pete embrace his destiny in time to
defeat this new arch-nemesis?

“Nature vs. Nurture” is written by Kevin Hopps and directed by series
producer/supervising director Victor Cook.

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Prior to the premiere of “Nature vs. Nurture,” CW4Kids will air a
repeat of “Persona” at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT.

“The Spectacular Spider-Man” was the top-rated broadcast network
series last Saturday, June 7, continuing to build on its already
significant ratings (according to Nielsen). Those ratings have grown
with the premiere of each original episode this season, easily
trumping the competition — which is now taking the
if-you-can’t-beat-’em approach. As further testament to the series’
drawing power, the 9:30 a.m. “The Spectacular Spider-Man” encore
presentation was the second-most watched show among broadcast network
series last week.

Starting next Saturday, June 21, CW4Kids will make some changes to its
lineup — although “The Spectacular Spider-Man” will remain unchanged,
airing each Saturday morning at 9:30 & 10:00 a.m. Moreover, CW4Kids
will air the entire 13-episode first season in order — two episodes
at a time, and running for seven consecutive weeks.

Joining the lineup are three highly-rated series from another network:
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward,” “Chaotic” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!
GX,” and triumphantly returning to the CW4Kids lineup is the five-time
Emmy Award winning series “The Batman.”

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For June and July, the CW4Kids schedule will air each Saturday as follows:

7:00 a.m. — Will & Dewitt
7:30 a.m. — Magi-Nation
8:00 a.m. — Tom and Jerry Tales
8:30 a.m. — Tom and Jerry Tales
9:00 a.m. — Chaotic
9:30 a.m. — The Spectacular Spider-Man
10:00 a.m. — The Spectacular Spider-Man
10:30 a.m. — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward
11:00 a.m. — Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
11:30 a.m. — The Batman

via The CW and The Kids’ WB!