TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Parents and kids are invited to join in
the celebration of CHCH's 60th Anniversary with the return of the iconic Tiny Talent Time. One of the longest running and most-loved family shows in Canadian
history, Tiny Talent Time takes us back to a refreshing era of tap-dancing tots and pint-sized
magicians sharing their developing talents, just for the fun of it.
An Ontario-wide casting call to children under 12 years old begins today
and runs until November 30th through online video submissions at www.chch.com/tinytalenttime. Single and group acts of all kinds of talent are welcome, but
submissions are limited to one per discipline per child/group. Only the
producers will be able to see the video submission and none will be
posted for public viewing.
"Since announcing our plans to bring back Tiny Talent Time, we have received such incredible feedback from the public," stated
Jennifer Chen, Channel Zero's Vice-President of Programming. "We look
forward to seeing all of the performances and celebrating children's
CHCH will air a minimum of eight new 30-minute weekly episodes of Tiny Talent Time beginning Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. with an encore presentation
at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.
"Our producers will be busy every day reviewing the submissions and
looking for the brightest stars," added Chen. "So we are encouraging
Tiny Talents to get those submissions in as quickly as they can."
The airing of Tiny Talent Time spanned 35 years in its first run, from 1957 to 1992, and was one of
CHCH's most popular shows. The concept was designed as a younger
version of CHCH founder Ken Soble's Amateur Hour — which originated on
local radio station CHML in 1931.
Notable alumni of the TV talent show for kids included Sheila Copps,
Frank Augustine and Deborah Cox.
SOURCE: CHCH Television
For further information:
John Settino or Marie-Ève Boissonneault
The iPR Group