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TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Fans of Family Channel's hit series The Next Step will jeté for joy as the network announced today it's expanding its sold out national tour, The Next Step Live on Stage, with 15 additional performances. After an overwhelming response from Canadian families, the highly-anticipated stage show starring eight members of the Temple Street Productions tween drama will now feature more than 40 shows in 28 cities nationwide during its eight week run. For purchasing information and an updated list of tour dates and locations, viewers can tune into Family tonight at 7:25 p.m. ET/PT for the official tour announcement and a new episode of The Next Step.
"Family is unique in that we strive to create memorable experiences and opportunities for fans to interact with our network, it's one of the pillars of Family's much-loved brand," said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television. "The response from fans to The Next Step Live on Stage has far exceeded our expectations and we've had to nearly double the number of shows on the tour just to meet demand."
An interactive dance experience for kids and families of all ages, The Next Step Live on Stage will have fans on their feet as The Next Step dancers perform an array of recognizable solos and duets along with newly-choreographed group numbers designed to showcase their undeniable talent. The eight week national tour is presented by Tomodachi Life, Nerf Rebelle, DohVinci and Nintendo 3DS.
The Next Step, produced by Temple Street Productions, follows the lives of a group of elite dancers competing for the national dance title. New episodes of the series air Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family. Tonight's new episode sees past and present members of the studio face off in the men's solo round at the national competition.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include Orphan Black (BBC America, Space), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin' It (Family Channel), Cook'd (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com.
Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series, plus top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.
About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (English & French) and is part of DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. DHX Media Ltd. markets and distributes its library of more than 11,000 half-hours of entertainment programming worldwide, and licenses its owned properties through its dedicated consumer products business. DHX Media Ltd.'s full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media Ltd. has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam.
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SOURCE: Family Channel
For further information: For interview requests, photos or additional information please contact: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist - DHX Television, [email protected], 416.977.7458; Jaime Werby, Director, Communications - DHX Television, [email protected], 416.977.7416