A BOY GENIUS AND CANADA'S LARGEST OBSTACLE COURSE TAKE OVER YTV'S AIRWAVES THIS MARCH

From the writer-producer of The Suite Life on Deck comes YTV's newest live-action comedy Mr. Young premiering on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT

Featuring sludge-filled face plants, YTV premieres the new physical game show Splatalot
on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT

TORONTO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's leading kids and family network, YTV, is giving viewers two new reasons to not change the dial this March. Premiering Tuesday, March 1 is the new live-action comedy Mr. Young that follows the story of a child prodigy turned 14-year-old high school science teacher. Beginning Monday, March 14, face plants and laughter ensue with the fun-filled adventures of teenage contestants as they tackle a medieval castle in the new game show Splatalot.

"We couldn't be happier to give our viewers two fresh new series this March. From the adventures of a boy genius turned teenage high school teacher, to the fall off your chair spills of Splatalot, YTV continues to be the destination for the best in kid and family programming," said Ted Ellis, Vice President, Kids/Family Programming.

SERIES INFORMATION:

MR. YOUNG
Meet Adam Young (Brendan Meyer) - after completing grade nine in minutes as an eight-year-old, and going to university at age nine, Adam is now a 14-year-old college graduate entering the workforce as a high school science teacher. There is a challenge however, this child prodigy is the same age as his students and is trapped between two worlds. With one foot in the lunch room, and the other foot in the staff room, Adam must cope with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, his best friend, the girl he has a crush on, and the class bully. This live-action (26 x 30 minutes) comedy created by Dan Signer is produced by Thunderbird Films in association with YTV.

In episode one premiering on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, it's 14-year-old Adam's first day as a teacher. Just as everything seems to be going well, the ape-like Slab steals Adam's master key and wreaks havoc throughout the school. Now, Adam must outwit the big oaf, or his first day on the job could be his last.

For images in support of Mr. Young click here.

SPLATALOT
A medieval castle, a sludge filled moat and face-planting spills each week - welcome to Splatalot, Canada's newest physical game show filled with big wipes and laughter. Featuring Canada's largest obstacle course, all 26-episodes of Splatalot highlight 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, who compete in three cringe-inducing rounds: Cross the Moat, Storm the Castle, and Steal the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of six medieval-themed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers - leaving one to be crowned Prince or Princess of Splatalot.

Hosted by comedian Matt Chin and Jason Agnew, who will each provide jabs of verbal variety along the way, Splatalot is produced by marblemedia in association with YTV and will premiere on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

For images in support of Splatalot click here.

Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. YTV offers quality entertainment for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, nighttime drama for teens, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches its viewers online at YTV.com and in local communities with the traveling road show WOW!. Visit www.ytv.com.

YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

SOURCE YTV Canada Inc.

For further information:

Molly Ray
Senior Publicist
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6087
molly.ray@corusent.com

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