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Corus Announces Fall 2009 Programming Lineup for YTV, TreeHouse and Discovery Kids

Leading kids’ broadcaster Corus Entertainment announced today details from the fall 2009 programming lineups for YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids. Offering the best in Nickelodeon programming, original Canadian produced series, blockbuster movies and more, Corus Kids television has an unmatched lineup of programming for kids of all ages and their families.

“Corus Kids is turning things up this fall with jam-packed schedules for YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids, featuring great new series and returning favourites,” said Doug Murphy, President, Nelvana, and General Manager, Corus Kids. “With The Penguins of Madagascar joining the mix – the most watched series premiere ever on Nickelodeon when it launched earlier this year in the U.S., Corus Kids continues to deliver the hits that both kids and their parents have come to expect and enjoy.”

YTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR
Premieres: Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m.
Produced by DreamWorks Animation, creator of the Academy Award® winning Shrek, in association with Nickelodeon, The Penguins of Madagascar centers around the adventures of four cute unsuspecting penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, as they carry out missions to maintain order and rule the roost in their habitat, New York’s Central Park Zoo. Andy Richter (Late Night with Conan O’ Brien) and Tom McGrath (co-created the Penguins characters and directed both Madagascar films) reprise their roles as Mort and Skipper from the feature films.

THAT’S SO WEIRD!
Premieres: Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Produced by Halifax Film in association with YTV, That’s So Weird! is what happens when seven teens band together to save So Weird TV, a third rate television network, where the programming is even weirder than the name. So Weird TV airs commercial parodies, bizarre game shows and features regular guest appearances by celebrities such as Sean Astin and Michael Rosenbaum, athletes Matt Stajan and Jason Blake, as well as musicians, including Eva Avila.

HOW TO BE INDIE
Premieres: Friday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Created by writer Vera Santamaria (Little Mosque on The Prairie), this half-hour live action comedy series is told through the eyes of 13-year-old Indira “Indie” played by Melinda Shankar (Degrassi: The Next Generation), as she tries to balance her immigrant family’s South Asian traditions and her Canadian lifestyle. But even with these challenges and the struggle of being a teenager, Indie and her best friend’s, Abi and Marlon, are determined to make eighth grade their year to shine. How to be Indie is produced by Heroic Film Company in association with YTV.

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
Premieres: Monday – Thursday at 8:30 p.m. beginning September 14
This critically acclaimed live action comedy is inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock as he narrates this hilarious and touching series of a teenager growing up as the eldest of three in Brooklyn, New York. Set in the 1980s, Chris is uprooted to a new neighbourhood and bused into a predominantly white middle school. As he struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home, this responsible and resilient adolescent brings a distinct spin to his everyday trials and tribulations.

ADDITIONAL SERIES:

Other additions to the schedule this fall include: Sorry I’ve Got No Head, 8 Simple Rules, Clang Invasion and The Garfield Show. New episodes of returning series include: SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, True Jackson, VP, Kid vs. Kat, League of Super Evil, Back at the Barnyard, The Next Star, Family Biz, H20: Just Add Water, Smallville, Rollbots, Edgar & Ellen, Storm Hawks and Pretty Cure.

TREEHOUSE PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

3rd & Bird – Canadian Exclusive Premiere
Country of Origin: UK
51 x 10:00
3rd & Bird is an animated pre-school series about a community of birds that live, learn and play in the branches of a beautiful old tree. The vibrant treetop community of 3rd & Bird is alive with singing, whistling and dancing.
Monday – Friday at 6:25pm, Saturdays at 8:30am and Sundays at 5:00pm.

Noddy in Toyland – Canadian Exclusive Premiere
Country of Origin: UK
52 x 10:00
With a cast of fun and memorable characters, good morals and a sprinkling of fun and magic, Noddy’s is a world full of charming characters who love to help each other play and learn.
Monday – Friday at 6:35pm and Saturdays at 8:45am.

Timmy Time – Canadian Exclusive Premiere
Country of Origin: UK
52 x 10:00
From the much loved and critically acclaimed ‘Shaun the Sheep’, little lamb Timmy stars in his own TV series. Adorable he may be but Timmy is a little lamb with a lot to learn.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 1:00pm and Sundays at 12:15pm.

Waybuloo – Canadian Exclusive Premiere
Country of Origin: Canada
20 x 30:00
The series transports children into a magical land called Nara – a real world, which is inhabited by animated characters called Piplings. Taking a completely original approach, Waybuloo focuses on children’s feelings, and the Piplings embody a range of emotions including love, wisdom, happiness and harmony – all in search of Waybuloo.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am and 8:00pm, Saturdays at 7:30am, 2:00pm and 10:30pm and Sundays at 8:00am and 11:00pm.

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps – Canadian Exclusive Premiere
Country of Origin: UK
20 x 30:00 & 40 x 13:00
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is based on the classic Angelina Ballerina books by author Katharine Holabird and illustrator Helen Craig and follows an 8-year-old Angelina as she embarks on the next stage in her life at a new school where she’ll experience new forms of music and dance. The new CGI series will introduce fans to Angelina’s new home in a neighborhood on the other side of Chipping Cheddar, a new performing arts school — Camembert Academy, new friends, a new teacher, Miss Mimi, and many new adventures.
Monday – Friday at 2:00pm and Sundays at 7:15pm

Caillou – Network Premiere
Country of Origin: Canada
66 x 30:00
Thrills, chills, exhilarating highs and crushing disappointments! Caillou is the new series which brings to life the adventures of the pint-sized hero of the popular children’s books.
Monday – Friday at 7:30am, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm, Saturdays at 7:00am and 10:00pm and Sundays at 7:00am and 10:30pm.

Returning favourites with new episodes:

Max & Ruby IV
Sundays at 7:30pm
12 new episodes

Barney (Series 1200)
Fridays at 10:00am
10 new episodes

Mister Maker III
Sundays at 3:00pm
20 new episodes

Ni Hao Kai Lan II
Sundays at 6:30pm
20 new episodes

Wonder Pets III
Saturdays at 7:30pm
19 new episodes

DISCOVERY KIDS PROGRAMMING:

Discovery Kids’ fall 2009 programming schedule includes popular returning series including: Bindi, The Jungle Girl, SciQ, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Surprise! It’s Edible! Incredible!, Aquateam, The Zula Patrol and Endurance. Programming events returning this fall on Discovery Kids include back-to-back episodes of Prank Patrol every Monday to Friday from 7 – 8 p.m. and the weekend Scary Saturdays and Sundays block from 7 – 10:30 p.m., airing back-to-back episodes of viewers’ favourite frightening-filled programs Mystery Hunters, Ghost Trackers and Truth or Scare.

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