TELETOON Salutes 6TEEN with On Air and Online send off
The finale of the hit TELETOON Original Production, 6TEEN, airs on Thursday, February 11 at 8 pm with a two-part episode of Fresh TVâ€™s award-winning tween comedy series. Following the regularly scheduled 6 pm episode of 6TEEN, fans of the show can catch the last five episodes of the season back-to-back starting at 6:30 pm. Viewers will have a second chance to catch this special 6TEEN marathon from 6:30 pm on Valentineâ€™s Day, Sunday, February 14.
Across 93 episodes and four seasons, 6TEEN has followed Nikki, Jude, Wyatt, Jen, Caitlin and Jonesy as they have made the most of crushes, humiliating part-time jobs, friends, frenemies and more. The fourth season has delivered a new baby sibling for Jonesy and Jen as well as a surprising kiss between two members of the gang. But the biggest change of all is yet to come as Nikkiâ€™s father is offered a job in Iqaluit, meaning the group might be separated for good. The final episode features a special version of the 6TEEN theme song recorded by Canadian Idol winner, Brian Melo. After the finale, 6TEEN will remain an integral part of the 3 Hours of Awesome lineup, with classic episodes airing on TELETOON every Sunday through Thursday at 8:30 pm.
On teletoon.com 6TEEN fans have been leaving messages for their favourite characters on the special 6TEEN microsite as well as watching bonus videos and playing 6TEEN games. Fans can also download exclusive 6TEEN Valentineâ€™s cards to send to their friends and, from February 4, can take over the fictional store, Albatross and Finch, in the new 6TEEN game, 6TEEN Mall Rush. On February 11, kids will be able to test their skill behind the coffee counter with new 6TEEN game, Barista Star.
A hit with critics as well as audiences, Fresh TVâ€™s 6TEEN has been recognized by multiple industry awards including the Pulcinella Award for Best TV Series for the Tween Generation (2009) and the Daytime EmmyÂ® for Best Original Song – Main Title and Promo (2009). The show also garnered two Gemini nominations in 2008 (Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series and Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series) and was awarded the Alliance for Children and Television Award of Excellence for Animation Age 9-14 two years running (2006, 2007).
Since its debut on November 7, 2004, 6TEENâ€™s frank and funny approach to tween storytelling has been embraced by viewers the world over. In addition to its successful run in Canada, it has aired in over 35 territories.
6TEEN on TELETOON marked the beginning of a new trend in Canadian animation for tweens. A Nelvana Studio production, 6TEEN was created by Jennifer Pertsch and Tom McGillis, the team who went on to establish Toronto-based production company Fresh TV. Following the success of 6TEEN, Fresh TV has produced several popular TELETOON Original Productions including the Total Drama series of shows and Stoked as well as the upcoming My Babysitterâ€™s a Vampire, which will feature a mix of live-action and animation.