Family Channel presents multi-platform launch of new comedy series starring music sensations Jonas Brothers

    JONAS premieres Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. ET/PT

    TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - Astral Media's Family Channel presents JONAS, a
comedy series starring multi-platinum recording artists Kevin, Joe and Nick
Jonas. Family Channel will premiere the first two episodes back-to-back on
Friday, June 12 beginning at 6 p.m. ET/PT. The episodes will be available on
Family OnDemand beginning Tuesday, June 9 and can be sampled at
immediately following their June 12 premiere on Family Channel.
    The new comedy series JONAS follows the fictional Lucas Brothers through
the unexpected, unpredictable and often absurd situations that confront these
rock-and-roll-superstar brothers as they try to live ordinary lives. The
series is set in the Lucas' New Jersey home, where the three rockers live with
their parents and little brother Frankie (Frankie Jonas). When not on tour,
they attend Horace Mantis Academy with their childhood friend and fashionista
Stella Malone. The series features original Jonas Brothers songs created
especially for the show. Chelsea Staub (Minutemen), Nicole Anderson (Hannah
Montana), John Ducey (Will and Grace) and Rebecca Creskoff (Mad Men) also
    Following its June 12 premiere, the regular series time slot is Fridays
at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The first two episodes, along with a collection of Jonas
Brothers music videos and the short-form reality series Jonas Brothers: Living
the Dream, will be available on Family OnDemand beginning Tuesday, June 9.

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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
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select areas, a Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service that features hit
Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series and Playhouse Disney
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    With nearly a million unique visitors a month, is one of the
most popular kids' sites in Canada. Providing frequently-updated, high-quality
content, is an online destination for kids and families. In addition
to its games pages, features a broadband player with movies and full
episodes from Disney as well as Canadian original productions; contests; video
podcasts; and program mini-sites, including the Gemini Award(R) winning
mini-site for the Canadian original series Life With Derek. is also
home to FamClub - an online portal for kids.

    Family Channel is an Astral Television Network. Astral Media is a leading
Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay television, radio, outdoor
advertising and iMedia. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the
country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination
of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences.

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