- Special live musical performance on Friday, March 20 to be announced
- The Zone introduces Mucho Marcho Mission, a daily March Break adventure that will take YTV stars on extreme missions
- YTV airs Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live on Saturday, March 28, starting with YTV's live Countdown Show #YTVKCALive
- New live-action series The Stanley Dynamic and Bella and the Bulldogs
TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - This March YTV is pulling out all the stops for a month filled with new series, movies and marathons, all leading up to three incredible, breath-taking live events that will make the channel the place to be. The channel has a lineup stacked with new episodes as well as two new highly anticipated live-action comedies. Bella and the Bulldogs launches on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and The Stanley Dynamic will debut on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. YTV is also set to reveal a huge treat for viewers on March 20, when a major recording artist will perform live on The Zone. Details to come. And March will go out with a roar, when YTV gives viewers front row seats to the most exciting kids' night of the year, starting with the live pre-show Kids' Choice Countdown hosted by The Zone's Carlos and followed by the live telecast of Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28.
"We're thrilled to be giving our viewers the most exciting March Break lineup in YTV history," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Programming and Original Prodcutions, Corus Kids. "Not only is our programming schedule packed with new series and episodes and great movies, but kids are in for a real treat with the adventures that YTV stars will take them on with Mucho Marcho Mission and the incredible surprise performance we have planned to wrap up the week."
Viewers can also look forward to a new season of Numb Chucks and new episodes of Some Assembly Required, Max and Shred, The Haunted Hathaways, Henry Danger, The Thundermans and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn.
YTV's 2015 MARCH LINEUP
March Break on YTV – Mucho Marcho Mission
During March Break, March 16 to March 20, YTV will the #1 place to be while school's out with movie marathons every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET/PT and The Zone's week-long Mucho Marcho Mission Starting Monday, March 16, Carlos and The Zone gang are partaking in a daily Mucho Marcho Mission in which they will each get to do something they've always wanted to experience, like riding in a helicopter or flying on a trapeze, and take another YTV star along with them. Mucho Marcho Mission will culminate on Friday, March 20 with an incredible live performance from a major recording artist. Visit YTV.com and follow @YTV for more details on Mucho Marcho Mission's daily challenges and the exciting reveal of the international singing sensation slated for the Friday finale.
Bella and the Bulldogs – Premieres Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Head cheerleader, Bella's life takes an unexpected twist when her amazing throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming the starting quarterback of her Texas middle school football team, the Bulldogs. In this new comedy Bella Dawson, a confident, caring and talented teenager, suddenly finds herself fulfilling a lifelong dream but also having to navigate the world of her teammates Troy, Sawyer and Newt, without losing her two best friends, Pepper and Sophie from the cheer squad.
The Stanley Dynamic – Premieres Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
The Stanley Dynamic, a hilarious multi-cam sitcom centres around The Stanleys, a normal family with one big twist—one of their twin sons is animated. The 14-year-old twins, Larry and his cartoon twin brother Luke, navigate their first year of high school and try to fit in. Luke prefers to stay under the radar, but his ability to stretch his body like a wad of gum keeps him in the spotlight, while Larry's love of attention constantly backfires and results in him getting into a lot of trouble. Luckily, the twins have the support of their little sister, their mom and their cartoonist dad who chronicles the family's adventures in his online comic strip. Together the Stanleys juggle home life, school and work in a way that stretches their relationship with each other and the world in all kinds of unexpected ways.
Kids' Choice Countdown – Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
YTV will debut its first-ever live pre-show leading up to the 28th Annual Kids Choice Awards, with The Zone's Carlos reporting direct from the Orange Carpet in L.A. As the stars arrive The Zone's Suki and Lisa Gilroy will co-anchor the show in front of a live YTV studio audience, along with appearances from YTV's Duhin, Victor and kid contributors Miley and Ethan, as they relay the action and keep fans up-to-date with what's trending in each award category. Audience members and viewers at home will be able to share their countdown moments using #YTVKCALive for the chance to be selected for customized social shout outs. Just in time for the main event, the preshow will end with the ultimate KCA moment, when one of the YTV hosts gets slimed!
28th Annual Kids Choice Awards – Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
YTV will air Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live on Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and the show will be simulcast on Nickelodeon (Canada). Multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas is set to take the stage from L.A.'s legendary 'Fabulous' Forum. With four new categories added, this year's new nominees include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Meghan Trainor, Chris Pratt, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Jessie J, Liam Hemsworth, Elle Fanning, Imagine Dragons, Kira Kosdearin and Laura Marano. Kids also picked superstar nominees Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, OneRepublic, Hugh Jackman, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Ben Stiller, One Direction, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Maroon 5, Scarlett Johansson and more.
MARCH BIG FUN MOVIE PREMIERES
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2009)
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals for the Pirate of the year Award. The Pirates! Band of Misfits premieres Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m.
Wreck-it Ralph (2012)
A video game villain wants to be a hero but his quest brings havoc to his world. Wreck-it Ralph premieres Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Bee Movie (2010)
Barry the Bee develops a relationship with a florist in New York City, and as their relationship develops, Barry discovers humans eat honey, and he decides to sue them. The Bee Movie premieres Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
MUCHO MARCHO MOVIES AND MARATHONS
Monday, March 16
Over the Hedge (2006) airs at 9 a.m
Madagascar (2005) airs at 10:40 a.m
Madagascar 2 (2008) airs at 12:20 p.m
Megamind (2010) airs at 2:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17
Scooby Doo 2 (2004) airs at 9 a.m
Aliens in the Attic (2009) airs at 10:45 a.m
Frankenweenie (2012) airs at 12:30 p.m
Paranorman (2012) airs at 2:15 p.m
Wednesday, March 18
Barnyard (2006) airs at 9 a.m
Open Season (2006) airs at 10:45 a.m
Surf's Up (2007) airs at 12:30 p.m
Puss in Boots (2011) airs at 2:15 p.m
Thursday, March 19
Open Season 3 (2010) airs at 9 a.m
How to train your dragon (2010) airs at 10:30 a.m
Kung Fu Panda (2008) airs at 12:25 p.m
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) airs at 2:15 p.m
Friday, March 20
Ice Age (2002) airs at 9 a.m
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) airs at 10:35 a.m
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) at 12:25 p.m
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) airs at 2:15 p.m
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