YTV Launches New Prank Show

Extreme Babysitting Premieres on Saturday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is launching a brand-new original prank series Extreme Babysitting, set to debut on Saturday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, following a line-up of great comedy including Zoink'd! and Splatalot.

Extreme Babysitting is sure to make families laugh by taking a totally relatable situation - babysitting - and giving it a hilarious twist. Teens ready to take on babysitting gigs, set up by "well-meaning" family and friends, find themselves in silly situations they never saw coming. Unbeknownst to them, the Extreme Babysitting house is filled with a cast of characters ready to pull off the ultimate babysitting prank. Add an outrageous element to the mix, like a marching band or an explosive science project, and you have a half hour of non-stop laughs. Behind the scenes, YTV's own on-air personality, Andy Chapman (CRUNCH) serves as the show's "Prankmaster" adding another layer of colourful comedy to the hi-jinks.

Produced by General Purpose Pictures and CCI Entertainment, in association with YTV, the half-hour show sets out to push the ridiculous metre on the usually mundane world of babysitting, without letting the babysitters know that they are actually on TV.

To view the complete release, please visit
http://www.corusent.com/home/Corporate/PressReleases/tabid/1697/Default.aspx?Id=2409

All YTV times are ET/PT.

For high-resolution images, please visit: http://mediacentre.corusent.com

Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPR
Follow YTV on Twitter @YTV

SOURCE: YTV Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kate Calder
Publicist
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6319
kate.calder@corusent.com

Sue Baldaro
Publicist
647.802.0739
sue.baldaro@sympatico.ca