YTV to premiere Season 2 on air Monday, January 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is bringing the music-infused series Make It Pop back for a second season, which will debut with an exclusive sneak peek of the entire first episode on the YTVGo app on Friday, December 25. The highly anticipated 20-episode second season will begin rolling out on YTV's TV channel on Monday, January 4, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), day-and-date with Nickelodeon in the U.S. With all new songs and performances, heightened drama and lots of laughs, season two will continue to follow the coming-of-age journey of social-media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee), bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion-forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and DJ Caleb (Dale Whibley) at Mackendrick Prep, who are members of the band XO-IQ. Leading up to the Season 2 premiere, fans will have a chance to catch-up on all 20 episodes of Make It Pop's first season on the YTVGo app. Click here for a sneak peek of Make It Pop Season 2.
Faced with bigger challenges and higher stakes in season two, XO-IQ has yet to reunite after a number of setbacks. Corki is in danger of being removed from Mackendrick Prep by her father, Jodi is deciding if she should pursue her love of fashion, and now that Sun Hi is clashing with hotshot guitarist Linc, it looks like XO-IQ might be over, until a new band competition and rival boy band emerge and change everything.
Make It Pop features original songs and performances from the show's emerging, real-life group, XO-IQ, which has become a pop sensation, garnering 20 million views on the XO-IQ and Make It Pop YouTube channels since the series' Spring 2015 launch on Nickelodeon. The group's debut full-length album, Tomorrow is Ours, featuring music from season 2 will be released worldwide on December 18 across digital music platforms including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify and more. Tomorrow is Ours features popular singles from the series including "Walk That Walk", "Make You the One" and "Back to Me".
Make it Pop fans will a get a dose of holiday fun with a new special episode featuring XO-IQ's new Christmas single, "All The Love" premiering tonight, Thursday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. After playing what might be their final XO-IQ concert ever, best friends Sun Hi, Corki, Jodi, and Caleb are ready for their winter break. When a massive blizzard threatens to trap them at school the girls worry they'll never make it home, but a mysterious new boy, Linc, helps everyone find the true meaning of the holidays.
Make It Pop is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon also serve as executive producers with DHX Media's Steven DeNure and Anne Loi.
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.
About DHX Media Ltd.:
DHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is a key player internationally in the production, distribution, broadcast and licensing of entertainment content for children and families. Owner of the world's largest independent library of kids' and family content, at more than 11,000 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children's and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.
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