February 09, 2007
Jack Bauer's Goin' Down
Aqua Teen Hunger Force vs. 24
Update: Well this is messed up. It looks like Jack "won" after all:
The head of the Cartoon Network resigned Friday following a marketing stunt that caused a security scare in Boston.
The announcement about Jim Samples resigning was made in an internal memo sent to Cartoon Network staffers.
In a statement to employees, Samples said he regrets the stir that the stunt caused.
"It's my hope that my decision allows us to put this chapter behind us and get back to our mission of delivering unrivaled original animated entertainment for consumers of all ages," Samples said.
Samples said he felt "compelled to step down, effective immediately, in recognition of the gravity of the situation that occurred under my watch."
A replacement for Samples, who had been with the company for 13 years, was not immediately announced.