School may be out, but Family Channel offers grade-A programming this March Break

CANADIAN HIT SERIES THE NEXT STEP RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON MARCH 7

NEW LIVE-ACTION COMEDY I DIDN'T DO IT PREMIERES MARCH 14

FAMILY SAYS GOODBYE TO BELOVED SERIES GOOD LUCK CHARLIE AND A.N.T. FARM

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This March Break Family Channel is at the head of its class delivering non-stop, top-notch programming all month-long! The sensational lineup is filled with blissful beginnings and emotional endings as Family welcomes new and returning series, while bidding farewell to two of its most beloved comedies.

March Break kicks off early this year with an explosive one-hour television event from The Next Step! As previously announced, the hit Canadian dance drama returns for its second season on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Season two picks up on familiar ground with the A-Troupe having just won regionals, but as the national competition fast approaches only one thing is certain - everything is about to change. The extended special is part of an exciting Night of Premieres beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT featuring brand new episodes from Austin & Ally and A.N.T. Farm.

After four phenomenal seasons, Family says goodbye to Good Luck Charlie, dedicating an entire week to the beloved series. Beginning Monday, March 10 at 5 p.m. ET/PT, cast members Bridget Mendler (Teddy), Jason Dolley (PJ), Bradley Steven Perry (Gabe), Eric Allan Kramer (Bob) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (Amy) take turns hosting special nights dedicated to their favourite episodes from the series. The Hand Picked Charlies Week all leads up to the one-hour series finale on Friday, March 14 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. In the final episode, Teddy gets ready to leave for college and has a hard time filming a final video diary for Charlie. Meanwhile, Amy and Bob plan a special going away party and a surprise guest pays an unexpected but welcomed visit.

Disney XD's Olivia Holt (Kickin' It) makes her way onto Family Channel starring in the hilarious new series I Didn't Do It. Debuting Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, the live-action comedy follows fraternal twins Lindy (Holt) and Logan, and their three best friends Delia, Jasmine and Garrett as they take on their freshman year of high school together. In the series premiere episode, Lindy accompanies Delia on a job interview and Logan and Garrett lose the gang's coveted booth at Rumble Juice to a couple of kids. Immediately following the series debut, fans will be treated to a brand new double episode of The Next Step.

Following Olivia Holt's lead, Disney XD also invades Family from Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 28, weekdays at 1 p.m. ET/PT, for a full hour of adrenaline-pumping programming. Action addicts won't want to miss thrilling episodes from Disney XD's top series Kickin' It, Mighty Med, Lab Rats and Crash & Bernstein.

Finally, Family's got a weeklong A.N.T. Farm special for fans who cANT get enough of Chyna, Olive and Fletcher. Leading into the season three finale on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT are back-to-back episodes of the fANTastic series from Monday to Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT daily. In the final episode "The New York experiANTS," the gang heads to the Big Apple for the opening of Zoltan's flagship Z-Store where Chyna connects with a street performer and Fletcher is offered the opportunity of a lifetime.

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