Saban Brands has announced the programming for its rebranded Saturday morning block on The CW, which includes two hours of anime, an hour of Big Two comic-based shows, and a new WWE half-hour show, among others. The new block, dubbed Vortexx, was acquired by Saban along with some programming rights in the split of 4Kids assets out of its reorganization (see "Court Approves Splitting 4Kids"). It will launch August 25th.
Vortexx will feature an hour of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, as well as a half hour of classic Yu-Gi-Oh!. Zexal began airing on the block last October (see "'YGO: Zexal' in October"). A half hour of Dragonball Z Kai will also be aired each week, following up on 4Kids launch of the property in the U.S. in 2010 (see "4Kids Adds 'Dragon Ball Z Kai'").
A new WWE show targeting kids, WWE Saturday Morning Slam, will premiere in the block with wrestler profiles, behind-the-scenes footage, and an exclusive WWE match each week.
Two previously released Big Two comic-based half hours will be aired: Iron Man: Armored Adventures, which was originally shown on Nicktoons over the last few years; and Justice League Unlimited, which aired on Cartoon Network from 2004-2006.
Three more shows will be included in the five hour block: Cubix, Rescue Heroes, and Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy.