Cartoon Network has announced that Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular (previously released in Canada on DVD, see 'Scary Godmother Toon Available on DVD') will be shown on Friday, October 1 as one of the network's 'Scary Fridays Specials,' and on Saturday, October 30th as part of the 'Scary Saturday Block Party.'  This will be the first time the show has been seen on American TV; it will be released on DVD in the U.S. this month in two editions, one with glowstick.  Thompson's Scary Godmother comics from Sirius have been collected into trade paperback editions, and Scary Godmother storybooks written and illustrated by Thompson are also available, creating substantial merchandising opportunities for this property. 


Other Halloween programming from Cartoon Network with merchandising potential includes Hamtaro -- Ham Ham Halloween, on October 15th and 30th; and five Scooby Doo OAVs, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, and Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster (new)showing on successive nights October 25th-29th for 'Scooby Scary Movie Week.'