The TELETOON At Night Original Production Premieres Sunday, October
17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - TELETOON At Night is shaking it
up this fall with a cocktail of dating, sex and friendship in the Canadian
premiere of the animated comedy series, The Dating Guy,
on Sunday, October 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT as part of "TELETOON
at Night," TELETOON's post-9 p.m. programming block for
young adults. The 26-episode, half-hour series features a
cast of talented Canadian voice actors as well as guest appearances by
Canadian comedy heavyweights Russell Peters and Howie
"The Dating Guy is a great addition to our new fall line-up
for TELETOON at Night, giving viewers a hilarious, edgy and irreverent
take on the 20-something dating scene," said Carole Bonneau,
Vice-President, Programming, TELETOON. "We are particularly excited to
launch this series with a unique, content-heavy online extension
including two web series and an extensive website."
Created by marblemedia partners Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, The
Dating Guy follows four friends - Mark, Woody, Sam and VJ - on their
weekly hunt for love, or at least some kind of "happy ending." From the
ins and outs of dating a werewolf to the subtleties of seducing a virgin
porn star, The Dating Guy takes viewers on a no-holds barred and
eclectic journey into the dating world of 20-somethings - including the
time in life where school is done, work is whatever, and flying to the
Philippines to procure a black market liver for a girlfriend's dying
brother is just an average Tuesday night.
The Dating Guy was co-produced by marblemedia and eOne
Entertainment for TELETOON Canada Inc. Directed by Jamie Whitney (Eek
The Cat, Bob & Margaret, Maggie and The Ferocious Beast), the
series is brought to life by an award-winning, innovative creative team,
including: Creators/Executive Producers Matt Hornburg and Mark
Bishop (This Is Daniel Cook, The Adrenaline Project, Taste Buds);
Executive Producers Frank Saperstein (Kampung Boy, The Ren & Stimpy
Show, Pee Wee's Playhouse), John Morayniss (The Best Years,
Whistler, Till Death Do Us Part); Supervising Producer Marilyn
McAuley (Jacob Two Two, Clone High, Anne of Green Gables: The
Animated Series); and Supervising Director Joseph Sherman (Johnny
Test, Busytown, Quest).
The Dating Guy experience is extended online at
DatingGuy.com, a comprehensive website complete with blogs, quizzes,
videos, polls, a "sexy cartoon" image gallery, full episodes of The
Dating Guy and two original web series.
The first series, called The Morning After Show, is a
weekly debrief by a live-action panel of dating experts and celebrity
panelists, including Jonathan Roy and The Bachelorette's Craig
McKinnon, discussing topics from the previous night's episode.
The second web series, Dr. Love, features live
action rant videos from a character who is referenced, but never seen,
on the show. Dr. Love discusses topics and clips from The Dating Guy in
a real-world context and with an edgy, comedic spin. The website
launches on October 17 and new content will be posted on a weekly basis
throughout the show's run.
The Dating Guy is produced with the participation of the Canadian
Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian
Cable Industry, with the assistance of the Rogers Cable Network Fund and
the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund.
TELETOON at Night is a special post 9 p.m. programming block on
TELETOON for older teens and adult audiences who have an appetite for
smart and culturally topical comedy shows. Available in both English and
French, TELETOON Canada inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in
animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide
specialty television channels - TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and
TÉLÉTOON Rétro - and select programming is also
available On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Founded in
1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus
Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
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