Alex Bilodeau goes head-to-head with fellow Olympians Rosie MacLennan and Benoit Hout on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. ET/PT
TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is launching Season 2 of Cache Craze, the nuttiest competition show on TV, on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Comedy star Ryan Horwood (Monster Warriors, Howie Do It) returns as host, keeping the laugh factor high in the show's new half-hour format that features a new set of competitors in each episode. To view a sneak peek, click here.
This high-energy adventure show is inspired by the global phenomenon of Geo-caching—a GPS-aided game where teams search for hidden caches. Cache Craze features family teams of two, each lead by a teenage captain, on a mission to search for virtual caches that can only be unlocked by completing a series of teeth chattering challenges. Think death defying drops, dizzying heights and gross and icky contests in a modern-day family treasure hunt.
In the premiere episode, Olympians Alex Bilodeau, Rosie MacLennan and Benoit Hout are teamed up with three aspiring teen athletes. The Gold Medalists are pushed outside of their comfort zones in a series of battles in which they attempt to slay oversized killer bees, impress a hostile audience with street magic and nab as many digital caches as they can, while vying to claim the coveted Cache Craze Amaze Ball.
Fans can also visit YTV.com to play an updated version of the highly successful Cache Craze online game where they can win their own virtual Amazeball Trophy. Players make their way through an interactive map to find caches, while taking on mini-games that mirror the challenges in the series, including a Craze Maze complete with new obstacles such as zip lines and trampolines. To up the ante, players can also collect tokens that allow them to purchase power-ups for each challenge.
Produced by 9Story in association with YTV, Cache Craze was led by Co-Creator and Executive Producer Kate Rigg (Dance Your Ass Off, Gonzo Girls) and Series Producer Barry Davis (Survive This).
About 9 Story
9 Story Entertainment is one of the industry's leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world. With one of North America's largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 200 creative and production staff, and has produced over 800 half hours of quality children's and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children's channels around the world across multiple platforms. The company's distribution arm 9 Story Enterprises represents a growing catalogue which includes several beloved brands such as Arthur, Wibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story's portfolio to over 1500 half hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting. www.9story.com
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., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. Corus' brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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