- Premieres of four new highly anticipated Nickelodeon-produced series Game Shakers, 100 Things to Do Before High School, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and Harvey Beaks
- New seasons of Bella and the Bulldogs, The Thundermans, Henry Danger and more
- Tune in at 7 p.m. ET/PT for new weekday premieres and episodes
TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV fall lineup kicks off on Monday, October 5 with an exciting programming slate that includes four new series, new seasons of returning favourites, and new episodes of continuing series. Viewers can also find their favourite programming on YTV's new TV Everywhere app, YTVGo, which since launching this week has quickly become the #1 free app in the App Store for Kids. The app gives kids and families access to the live YTV network stream along with an extensive offering of on-demand episodes.
Headlining the new slate are Nickelodeon's live action series, Game Shakers and 100 Things to Do Before High School. Created by hit-maker Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious, Henry Danger), Game Shakers follows two 12-year-old girls who create Sky Whale, a wildly popular app that goes viral, and then use the profits to start a gaming company. Fans can download the Sky Whale app for free in the App Store or Google Play. 100 Things to do Before High School, created by Scott Fellows (Big Time Rush), centres around three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school and try to complete a bucket list of adventures before beginning high school.
"YTV's fall slate delivers fresh, fun and innovative series that are connecting with today's kids who seamlessly find shows they love on a full range of platforms," said Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President, Head of Corus Kids. "YTV's new fall campaign, #funexpected, is centred on the cool and zany environment that YTV viewers expect from us."
Long live Saturday morning cartoons. You know those shows that are just too wacky to put into words? YTV has two in store, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and Harvey Beaks. Pig Goat Banana Cricket follows the absurd adventures of four best friends and Harvey Beaks follows a mild-mannered bird and his two wild buddies on a series of hilarious adventures.
The network will also roll out new seasons of returning hit series Bella and the Bulldogs, The Thundermans, Henry Danger and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as continuing new episodes of The Stanley Dynamic, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, Game On and Make It Pop.
Rounding out the week is YTV's movie block Big Fun Movies, which continues to be the #1 movie destination for families on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Fall movie premieres to look forward to include Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, Epic and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and more!
YTV New Series Premieres
Game Shakers (26 x 30) – Network Premiere
Premieres: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 6 (Special one-hour premiere)
Set in Brooklyn, New York, Game Shakers centres on middle-school students Babe (Cree Cicchino), a girl who dreams big, and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), a kid who can code. Together they create the biggest mobile game of the year named Sky Whale and team up with rap superstar Double G ('90s icon Kel Mitchell), his son Triple G (Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr.) and schoolmate Hudson (Thomas Kuc) to launch their own gaming empire.
In the on-hour special premiere, Babe and Kenzie's school project tops the gaming charts as an online sensation! Rapper Double G finds out they used his song and comes to collect his share. Despite their differences, the group teams up to create Game Shakers! Cameo appearances from YouTube's pop culture comedians and gaming entertainers include GloZell, Lasercorn and ProJared. Click here to view the trailer.
100 Things to Do Before High School (26 x 30) – Network Premiere
Premieres: Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 8
100 Things to Do Before High School follows the comedic adventures of 12-year old CJ Martin (Isabela Moner) who always dreamed that high school would be the greatest years of her life. After her older brother warns her that life after middle school is not quite the teenage dream, CJ becomes more committed than ever to strengthen her friendships with her two best friends, Fenwick Frazier (Jaheem Toombs) and Christian "Crispo" Powers (Owen Joyner), before high school ruins their lives forever. Together, they embark on a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers. For CJ, Fenwick and Crispo growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.
In the special one-hour premiere, the trio set out to conquer each of their biggest fears, and for CJ that means talking to her 8th grade crush. While she plots the perfect scenario for a chance encounter, Crispo must confront his fear of snakes and help Fenwick face his fear of running through the halls with the Pootatuck Bears basketball team. As CJ, Crispo and Fenwick work to move past their phobias, they realize mastering the things on "The List" is always easier with friends by their side. Click here to view the trailer.
Pig Goat Banana Cricket (26 x 30) – Network Premiere
Premieres: Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT beginning October 10
Pig Goat Banana Cricket is a series of absurd interwoven stories that follows the eponymous characters Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain), as four friends and roommates who live in a fantastical city where just about anything comes to life. Notable indie artists Dave Cooper (Futarama) and Johnny Ryan (MAD Magazine, DC Comics), serve as co-creators and co-executive producers, with Emmy and Golden Globe winner David Sacks (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock from the Sun) as executive producer. Click here to view the trailer.
Harvey Beaks (26 x 30) – Network Premiere
Premieres: Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT beginning October 10
Created and executive produced by C.H. Greenblatt (Chowder), Harvey Beaks tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Harvey, a kid who's never broken the rules, and Fee and Foo, his two friends who've never lived by any. Set in a magical forest, this new series follows one sweet bird on his mission to experience wild adventures with the help of his two best friends. Harvey, Fee and Foo's connection only grows stronger throughout the series as they push each other into endless fun. Click here to view the trailer.
YTV Weekday Schedule
7:00 p.m. - The Stanley Dynamic
7:30 p.m. - Max & Shred
7:00 p.m. - Game Shakers
7:30 p.m. - Henry Danger
7:00 p.m. - Make It Pop
7:30 p.m. - Bella and the Bulldogs
7:00 p.m. - 100 Things to Do Before High School
7:30 p.m. - Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
7:00 p.m. - The Thundermans
7:30 p.m. - Big Fun Movies
Halloween programming details will be included in YTV's October Programming Highlights.
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.
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