FOUR-PART ADVENTURE SERIES HOSTED BY KELLI BERGLUND AND BRADFORD HOW
NEW EPISODES AIR EVERY TUESDAY THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - After a nationwide casting call delivered Disney XD four teams comprised of the country's fiercest competitors, the adventure unfolds in the second season of the Grizzly Cup. Debuting Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. ET, the intense outdoor competition series features returning hosts Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats) and Bradford How guiding teams through fast-paced skill-testing endurance challenges of determination and grizzly grit. Following the premiere, new episodes of the four-part action series will continue to air Tuesday nights throughout the month of November.
The Grizzly Cup follows four teams – one from British Columbia and Manitoba, and two from Ontario – as they take to the remote wilderness to compete for the ultimate prize – the coveted Grizzly Cup trophy. The challenges are big, the landscape is wild and for the first time ever, one team will be eliminated before the final leg of the race. Teams will face fears and have to work together to accomplish tasks they've never encountered.
In the season two premiere, the Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Teams gather in the wilderness to start the competition. The campers don't have time to settle in before their first obstacle course is upon them, forcing teams to run and climb right out of the gates. The teams meet their counsellors and get acquainted with their home away from home before their next challenge – a canoe, scale and traverse sequence.
Fans who can't get enough of the great outdoors can experience the Grizzly Cup indoors at DisneyXD.ca. Viewers will be able to watch videos to learn more about their favourite competitors and vote on which team they think will take home the coveted Grizzly Cup in the online poll. Those looking to get in on the action can play "Grizzly Cup: Surviving the Elements" featuring four fun mini games. Disney XD OnDemand will offer the new episodes of Grizzly Cup as they become available weekly starting November 18.
Commissioned by Disney XD Canada, Grizzly Cup is executive produced by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films' newly formed kids division, B-Minors (Big Ticket Summer Concert, Grizzly Cup 2013). Banger Films is an award-winning film and television production company based in Toronto. In its first 10 years, Banger has produced feature documentaries, TV series, live concerts and kids programs, broadcast worldwide.
Disney XD is an advertising-supported digital specialty network and multiplatform brand offering a compelling mix of high definition live-action and animated programming to homes across Canada. Disney XD features series, movies and short form content that focus on comedy, discovery, accomplishment and adventure. Disney XD programming is also available through dedicated on demand and broadband services. Visit us at DisneyXD.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 10,000 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.
SOURCE: Disney XD
For further information: Joanna Landsberg, Publicist, DHX Television, Joanna.Landsberg@dhxmedia.com, 416.956.8547