YTV pumps up the volume with Dan Schneider's newest live action
Four best friends and budding music group climb the music charts in Big
Time Rush on YTV
YTV and Nelvana introduce an animated world filled with superheroes
and villains in Sidekick
Martin Short is Cat in The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
premiering on Treehouse
Treehouse premieres Sesame Workshop's 3,2,1, Let's Go hosted
by Muppet Abby Cadabby
TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Leading kids' broadcaster Corus Entertainment
announced today details from its fall 2010 programming line ups for YTV,
Nickelodeon (Canada) and Treehouse. Committed to providing
viewers with quality content from preschool shows that parents trust, to
entertaining live-action comedies and reality programming for kids and
their families, to nighttime drama for teens, audiences at home can
expect non-stop hits this fall.
YTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
VICTORIOUS - NEW SERIES
September 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Already a Nickelodeon hit, this
half-hour live-action comedy follows the journey of Tori Vega (Victoria
Justice), a 15 year-old girl who has lived in the shadow of her
sister Trina - the "star" of the family. When Tori unexpectedly lands an
invitation to attend the prestigious Hollywood Arts high school, she
soon learns that getting in might be a lot easier than fitting in.
Although she doesn't recognize how talented she really is, Victorious follows
Tori's journey toward discovering that she's born to be a performer and
that entertaining people is what makes her happiest.
BIG TIME RUSH - NEW SERIES
September 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Meet Kendall, James, Logan and
Carlos - four best friends from Minnesota who have been given the chance
of a lifetime to join the glamorous L.A. pop music scene in Big Time
Rush. But trading hockey sticks for hair and make-up isn't always
easy. Will celebrity life change these talented heartthrob teens
forever? Produced in partnership by Nickelodeon and Sony Music, each
half-hour of this live-action series features original songs performed
by the group.
SIDEKICK - NEW SERIES
September 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Produced in Canada by Nelvana
Studio, this animated series follows young orphan Eric Neddles who lives
in Sidekick, an animated world filled with superheroes and super
villains. On the day Eric was to begin sidekicking for the greatest
superhero of all time, Maxum Man, Maxum went missing - leaving this
rookie with the task of making the world think that Maxum is still on
the job. Since sidekicks aren't good enough to be superheroes, Eric and
his second stringer friends are always given the worst jobs, which mean
they're going to be the first projectiles thrown.
LIFE UNEXPECTED - NEW SERIES
September 10 at 10 p.m.
In this CW family drama, after
bouncing around from a variety of foster families, 15 year-old Lux has
decided to become an emancipated minor. As she works her way through the
legal system, she finds out her biological parents are local radio
personality Cate Cassidy and thirty-something Nate "Baze" Bazile, who
had a one-night stand. However, when a judge decides that Lux isn't
ready for emancipation and unexpectedly grants temporary joint custody
to Cat and Baze, they agree to try to get past the tension and
awkwardness and give Lux the family she deserves.
KYLE XY - NEW SERIES
October 4 at 9 p.m.
This ABC Family series follows the
story of Kyle (Matt Dallas), a mysterious teenage boy who by his
actions, appears to be a newborn. When Kyle is placed in an institution,
psychologist Nicole Trager (Marguerite MacIntyre) realizes that
he will need special attention so she decides to bring Kyle home, much
to the chagrin of her two children and husband Stephen (Bruce Thomas).
However, over time, Kyle becomes part of the family and begins to
experience everyday things like computers, music and even high school
BABAR AND THE ADVENTURES OF BADOU - NEW SERIES
Monday, November 22 at 11 a.m.
A new CGI animated
series produced by Nelvana Studio and TeamTO, Babar and the
Adventures of Badou follows eight-year-old Badou and his famous
grandfather Babar. Scheduled in YTV's Playtime block, Badou has an
appetite for adventure and a tendency to get caught in some tricky
situations along with his colourful friends Chiku the monkey and Zawadi,
the zebra. Navigating the ups and downs of growing up in Celesteville's
royal palace, Badou never forgets that King Babar will always be there
to offer guidance and support.
Other additions to the schedule this fall
include: Fanboy & Chum Chum. New episodes of returning
series include: SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, How to be Indie
Season 2, That's So Weird! Season 2, The Next Star Season
3, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Kid vs. Kat, In Real Life Season
2, and League of Super Evil.
NICKELODEON PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
Putting kids first in everything it does, Nickelodeon features a line up
of top-rated Nick programming including hit animated series such SpongeBob
SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar,
live-action comedies like Drake and Josh and iCarly starring
Miranda Cosgrove, while also giving front row access to special
events such as the star-studded Kids Choice Awards.
Nickelodeon gives viewers more Nick more of the time, 24-hours-a-day.
TRUE JACKSON, VP - NEW EPISODES
New episodes begin: Tuesday,
September 7 at 4 p.m.
This popular Nickelodeon
live-action comedy stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) as
True Jackson. True has a passion for fashion as the Vice President of
Mad Style, a major fashion label. Too bad her co-workers aren't exactly
thrilled about having a teenager as their boss. When her jealous
co-workers try to continually sabotage her, True quickly realizes that
the office is really just like high school - complete with mean girls,
cliques, and crushes. It's a good thing True has her real friends along
for the ride.
Nickelodeon's fall 2010 programming schedule includes popular returning
series including: The Fresh Beat Band, Drake and Josh, iCarly,
The Penguins of Madagascar, SpongeBob SquarePants and Back at
the Barnyard. Programming events this fall on Nickelodeon
include back-to-back episodes of iCarly every Monday to Friday
from 5 - 6 p.m. and back-to-back episodes of SpongeBob
SquarePants on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 1
p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m.
TREEHOUSE PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! - NEW SERIES
Saturday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Other times: Tuesdays
and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sat. at
2 p.m., Sun. at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
by Portfolio Entertainment, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About
That! is the first animated series starring the famous
children's book character. With Cat (Martin Short) as their
guide, best friends Sally and Nick are transported to all corners of the
globe, making natural science discoveries of all kinds. Along for the
ride are Cat's two energetic helpers, the mop-headed zany duo: Thing One
and Thing Two. Booting around in Cat's one-of-a-kind custom vehicle, the
Thinga-ma-jigger, the group can travel to the bottom of the sea or
shrink down to the size of a bee to discover how honey is made.
3-2-1 LET'S GO - NEW SERIES
September 8 at 4 p.m.
The newest Muppet on the block, Abby
Cadabby is spreading her fairy wings and is flying over to host 3,2,1
Let's Go - a half-hour preschool series produced by Sesame Workshop.
All 52-episodes of this series feature segments from beloved children's
shows like Play with Me Sesame, Global Grover and Bert
and Ernie's Great Adventures.
New episodes of returning series on
Treehouse this fall include: OLIVIA, Roary The Racing Car, Go
Diego Go!, Caillou, Timmy Time, Waybuloo, Sesame Street, Dora the
Explorer and Ni Hao Kai Lan.
Seen in over 10.5 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading
entertainment brand for kids. As a major force in kids' television, YTV
offers great programming for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon
series, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV
reaches kids online at YTV.com and in local communities with the
travelling road show WOW!. Visit www.ytv.com.
One of the world's leading entertainment brands for kids, Nickelodeon
features a line-up of award-winning Nick properties, from current
live-action comedies, animated favourites, special events such as the Kids'
Choice Awards, to classic hits, 24-hours-a-day. Putting kids first
in everything it does, this service gives viewers more Nick more of the
time. Visit www.nickcanada.com.
Treehouse, seen in over eight million homes across Canada, offers
premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing environment for
children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational,
values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers high-quality
children's series from Canada and around the world. A parent-trusted
brand, Treehouse's highly interactive website, www.TreehouseTV.com
reaches over half-a-million moms per month.
YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada) and Treehouse are 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, advertising services, television broadcasting,
children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's
multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon
(Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie
Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations
including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on
the web at www.corusent.com.
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