This April and May, Corus Entertainment’s kid channels are making time to mention the special things that make mothers magnificent. YTV airs back-to-back episodes of Mother’s Day-themed shows, followed by family favouri te movies like Mrs. Doubtfire. Big Fun Movies presents the premiere of Nicky Deuce, based on Steve Schirripa’s (The Sopranos) book of the same name. The movie special reunites Schirippa with former Sopranos cast members when it debuts on Friday, May 31. Kids won’t want to miss the premieres of two lovable new series on Treehouse, Peter Rabbit, based on Beatrix Potter’s books, and Lalaloopsy, inspired by the famous doll.
YTV APRIL/MAY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
CACHE CRAZE – CONTINUING NEW EPISODES
Episode 9: Old Fort Craze airs Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
Three remaining teams enter the site of a historic war fort for one last chance to make it to the finale where they will duke it out for the ten thousand dollar grand prize. The fort is full of hidden caches and explosive surprises with some epic challenges that test their stomachs, their strength and their strategic smarts. This is a battle royale of wits and endurance all the way to the end when one team is finally defeated sending the top two into the finale.
Episode 10: Cache and Burn Season Finale airs Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m.
In the final episode, the two remaining teams face off in a supersized Craze Maze that doubles as a sci-fi horror movie set. Host Ryan Horwood’s alter ego, (the Evil Doctor Nyar), has stolen the Grand Prize and kidnapped all the eliminated teams as part of a plot to end the world. The teams must complete three intensely insane sci-fi challenges that will foil the evil plan, free the captives and return the grand prize Amaze Ball to its rightful owner. Whoever can do all of that and still collect the most cache points is going to get a $10,000 reward and the title of CACHE CRAZE Champs!
SPECIAL MOVIE EVENTS
GIRLS NIGHT IN
The Next Star winner Brooklyn Roebuck will be joined in-studio by five tween girls for a Girls Night In during Big Fun Movies to watch the premiere of Step Up 2: The Streets. During breaks, Brooklyn and the girls will discuss the movie and show off their own dance moves with new Twister Rave dance products. Viewers can visit www.ytv.com/twisterrave or tweet using the hashtag #YTVGirlsNight for an on-air shout out from Brooklyn. Throughout the month of April, YTV fans will have the opportunity to enter online for the chance to win Twister Rave products as well as an exclusive chance to win one of three grand prize packs if they enter during the movie.
Step Up 2: The Streets stars teenager Andie West, who, struggling to figure out where she fits in in life after the death of her parents, clings to the one thing she loves most, dancing with her street crew, Baltimore’s notorious 410. However, after being accepted into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), Andie is torn between committing to the conformity of the prestigious school and her loyalty to the street crew. Andie starts up her own street dance crew using all the dance misfits from MSA and together they try to gain respect on the streets and risk expulsion from MSA for participating in street competitions. Step Up 2: The Streets premieres on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
iCarly’s Noah Munck stars as Nicholas Borelli II in Nicky Deuce, along with The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico in the original 90-minute movie special based on the same-titled popular children’s book penned by Schirripa and Charles Fleming.
Nicholas Borelli II, a sheltered suburban teen, has the adventure of a lifetime when his plans for math camp take a sudden turn. Instead, he is forced to spend his summer in Brooklyn, New York, with the family he never knew he had—his Italian grandmother Tutti (Rita Moreno) and Uncle Frankie (Schirripa). A fish out of water, Nicholas leans on the local kids to help him fit in and ends up with a slick new persona: Nicky Deuce. But when Nicky runs into trouble, he discovers a family secret and learns that the tough streets of Brooklyn aren’t always what they seem. Nicky Deuce premieres Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. on YTV.
On Sunday, May 12,Mother’s Day programming starting at 9 a.m. leading into Mother’s Day movies beginning at 1 p.m. with Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), followed by Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) at 3:00 p.m. and Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) at 6 p.m.
On Monday, May 20, watch a Victorious marathon from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with two back-to-back new episodes airing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Marvin Marvin airs new episodes Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Monsuno airs new episodes of Season 2 Saturdays starting May 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles new episodes air on Saturday May 11 and May 25 at 11 a.m.
Beyblade: Metal Fury airs new episodes Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Pokemon airs new episodes of Season 16 Saturdays at noon.
Littlest Pet Shop airs two new back-to-back episodes Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.
BIG FUN MOVIES
Hairspray (2007) airs Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Legally Blondes (2009) airs Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) premieres Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) premieres Sunday, April 21 at 3:45 p.m.
The Last Mimzy (2007) airs Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) premieres Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
The School of Rock (2003) airs Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) airs Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m.
TRON (1982) airs Sunday, April 28 at 3:45 p.m.
Hulk (2003) premieres Sunday, April 28 at 6p.m.
Garfield’s Pet Force (2009) airs Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
Slapshot 3: The Junior League (2008) airs Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m.
Beethoven (1992) airs Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Beethoven’s 2nd(1993) airs Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Beethoven’s 3rd(2000) airs Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Beethoven’s Big Break (2008) premieres Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
Coraline (2009) airs Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. (r) Saturday, May 11 at 3:45 p.m.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) airs Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m.
Knights of Bloodsteel: Part I (2009) airs Friday, May17 at 7 p.m.
Knights of Bloodsteel: Part II (2009) airs Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m.
Rugrats in Paris (2000) airs Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
BIG FUN MOVIES – CONTINUED
Open Season (2006) airs Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m.
Open Season 2 (2008) airs Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005) airs Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Hulk (2003) airs Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007) airs Sunday, May 26 at 1 p.m.
Stardust (2007) airs Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
The Addams Family (1991) airs Sunday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
NICKELODEON APRIL/MAY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
On Sunday, May 12, Nickelodeon dedicates a day to all the stellar supermoms by airing special Mother’s Day -themed episodes from Noon to 5 p.m., including iCarly, Big Time Rush, Rugrats, Fairly OddParents, Sidekick and SpongeBob SquarePants.
On the Victoria Day long weekend, viewers can catch up on all of Avatar: The Last Airbender during the ultimate fan marathon. Viewers can watch back-to-back episodes on Nickelodeon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 18 through to Monday, May 20.
The Avatar marathon will end with the premiere of the movie The Last Airbender on Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
Planet Sheen airs Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. Week of April 15 and May 13
Supah Ninjas airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Friday, May 3
Peter Rabbit airs Fridays at 2:10 p.m. beginning Friday, May 10
TREEHOUSE APRIL/MAY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
PETER RABBIT – SERIES PREMIERE
This new animation is a re-imagining of the classic children’s tales by Beatrix Potter. The stories follow Peter, a mischievous, charming and brave rabbit who overcomes obstacles, outwits predators and avoids danger. Clever, resilient and funny, Peter Rabbit wants to grow up to be just like his late father and carries his journal (a guide to everything you to need to know to be a good rabbit) on his fun and exciting adventures with his best friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail. Set in Potter’s treasured Lake District, Peter lives in a world where behind every rock there is a surprise to discover and where dangers (be it a sly fox or bad-tempered badger) lurk around every corner. Peter Rabbit airs new episodes every Saturday and Sunday at7:30 p.m. premiering May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
LALALOOPSY – SERIES PREMIERE
Based on the best-selling line, the half-hour series celebrates diversity, friendship and teamwork and stars the Lalaloopsy rag dolls –, Mittens Fluff ‘n Stuff, Bea Spells-a-Lot, Rosy Bumps ‘N’ Bruises, Jewel Sparkles, Peanut Big Top, Spot Splatter Splash, Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Dot Starlight and their group of friends. The characters, who magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn, each have a unique personality based on the fabrics that were used to make them and a special pet. They come together for daily adventures in a whimsical world of silly surprises called Lalaloopsy Land. Lalaloopsy airs Saturdays at 8 a.m. beginning May 4.
On Monday, April 22, Treehouse goes green with environmentally-conscious themed episodes to teach preschoolers all about the planet. Kids can tune in for special earth-friendly tales from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bubble Guppies airs daily Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Max and Ruby Season 5 airs Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. and from Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 14 at 11 a.m.
Mike the Knight airs Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning May 6.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Season 2 airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic airs every Saturday in April at 10:30 a.m. and May 4 and 11
Peppa Pig Season 4 airs Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.
Toopy and Binoo Vroom Vroom Zoom airs Saturdays at 7 p.m.
THOMAS & FRIENDS
On Sunday, May 5, kids can catch 10 back-to-back shorts of Thomas & Friends, followed by the regular 30-minute scheduled episode.