Like a good pile of leaves, Corus Entertainment’s YTV, TELETOON, and Treehouse have bountiful fall schedules worth jumping into. The fun-filled lineups are guaranteed to have something for everyone, including laugh-out-loud live-action series, educational and entertaining preschooler series, and so many well-known characters and stories that are sure to stir up nostalgia for parents.
The wonder-fall schedule kicks off with Nelvana’s new action-packed animated series Ollie’s Pack, premiering Saturday, September 5 at 8 a.m. Ollie’s Pack follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal allowing an array of monsters to travel from the Monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Ollie and his two best friends must protect the earth from the scary monsters that have escaped, while working with the helpful monsters who assist with their everyday tween problems, like sneaking into a movie or winning their school’s Battle of the Bands contest. No matter the circumstances, Ollie’s thirst for adventure undoubtedly gets him into trouble that only he and his friends can resolve.
Kid rapper and pint-sized powerhouse Young Dylan stars in the live-action series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan debuting on Friday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. In Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, Dylan’s grandmother Viola (Aloma Wright) realizes that raising her grandson is too much to take on, so she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles Wilson (Carl Anthony Payne II), his wife Yasmine (Mieko Hillman) and their two kids Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter). Suddenly, the Wilson family household needs to adapt as lifestyles clash between rising hip-hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins.
Family rules on YTV! A pair of hit family sitcoms join the schedule in September including 8 Simple Rules on Mondays at 8 p.m. and The Middle on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Lincoln and his family are back in all new episodes of The Loud House on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 5, and including a special, one-hour premiere episode for Season 5 on Saturday, September 19. Plus, a new season of The Casagrandes, a spin-off of The Loud House, premieres Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m.
Coming this November is a brand new live-action buddy comedy, Side Hustle, starring social media sensations and real-life best friends, Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels. The multi-camera series centres on best friends, Lex (Annie LeBlanc) and Presley (Jayden Bartels), who have to create a business fast after inadvertently destroying their neighbour’s car.
Also in November, YTV’s Spencer and Tyra are serving up the ultimate culinary experience on Kid Food Nation presented by PC Children’s Charity. With the help of KFN Heroes, young cooks with local know-how, and well-known Canadian chefs, they take viewers on a food tour to explore the science, ingredients and cultures of Canadian cuisine. Jam-packed with kitchen inventions, taste tests and snack stops, this delicious series puts the power of food into the hands of kids.
YTV is available on National Free Preview from October 1 to October 31. Please check local listings for additional details.
For a rockin’ good time, viewers won’t want to miss Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs premiering Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 9 a.m. with new episodes every weekend at 9 a.m. Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble are best friends growing up in prehistoric times when dinosaurs still walked the earth. They live in the town of Bedrock, a modern stone-age civilization, but whenever they get the chance, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm head to the open wilderness outside of town known as The Crags, where the environments are as wild and amazing as the countless different dinosaurs that live there. Together, along with the help of their crazy but faithful dinosaur, Dino, and their clinical but endlessly accommodating smart stone app Wicky (a bird), Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm travel around the Crags helping new friends, fighting new enemies and learning about life and friendship through their endless crazy adventures.
The Looney Tunes are back in action! Premiering Sunday, October 11 at 9 a.m., Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts, with a cartoonist-driven approach to storytelling. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other marquee Looney Tunes characters will be featured in their classic pairings in simple, gag-driven and visually vibrant stories. Each cartoon will vary from one to six minutes in length and, from the premise on through to the jokes, will be “written” and drawn by the cartoonists, allowing their own personality and style to come through in each cartoon.
Scooby-Doo and the gang are back for more hilarious mystery-solving hijinks in Season 2 of Scooby-Doo & Guess Who? premiering Sunday, October 18 at Noon ET.
Ready or not, here they come! November will see the premiere of Tig n’ Seek, which follows an upbeat and eccentric 8-year-old boy named Tiggy and his cat, Gweeseek. Tiggy not only works at the Department of Lost and Found, finding lost items all throughout WeeGee City, he lives there too! Though he tries to help his friends whenever he can, his over-eagerness and neurotic quirks often lead to chaos in the Department. Tiggy’s partner and best friend is Gweeseek. She’s a graceful, friendly kitty who appears to be a normal cat, but is also capable of inventing extraordinary gadgets to help her friends in times of need.
Also coming this September, TELETOON fans can get their fill of fresh new seasons and episodes of popular series including:
Ben 10, Season 4 – Weekends at 2:45 p.m. beginning September 5
Power Players – Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. beginning September 5
Bakugan: Armored Alliance – Sundays at 12:30 p.m. beginning September 6
Teen Titans Go, Season 6 (New Episodes) – Sunday, September 13 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Power Rangers, Season 27 (New Episodes) – Saturdays at 1 p.m. beginning September 19
Treehouse lifts the curtain on the hilarious new animated series The Dog & Pony Show on Saturday, September 5 at 11:15 a.m., with new episodes every weekend at 11:15 a.m. Produced by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery Inc, The Dog & Pony Show follows two very different best friends who leave their magical world of Rainbow Fjörd and move to the not-so-magical big city of UniCity. Between Pony’s outrageous ideas and Dog’s fascination with the everyday, things never quite go as planned, igniting chaotic adventures for them and their friends!
Bedtime just got a whole lot more fun with The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo premiering Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m., with new episodes every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. A spin-off of Sesame Street, the series stars Elmo as the host of his own late-night talk show. Its main curricular goals are centered around bedtime routines, with each episode helping preschoolers understand a different aspect of getting ready for bedtime. Celebrity guests include Jimmy Fallon, Kacey Musgraves, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, and Blake Lively.
Preschoolers will set sail for swashbuckling adventures in the brand new animated series Santiago of the Seas, premiering Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 a.m. Infused with a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum, the action-adventure series follows eight-year-old Santiago “Santi” Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures and keeps the high seas safe in a fantastical Caribbean world.
Treehouse knows the way to Sesame Street! This November, laugh and learn with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and the rest of the Sesame Street gang during Season 51. Then in December, Miss Persona is back and bigger than ever; and she is ready for more dress up and play in Season 3.
This fall will also see new seasons of preschooler favourites including:
Blue’s Clues & You!, Season 2 – Sunday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m.
Esme & Roy, Season 2 – Monday, September 7 to Friday, September 11 at 9:45 a.m.
Thomas & Friends, Season 24 – Sundays at 8:40 a.m. beginning September 20
Ranger Rob, Season 3 – Mondays at 3:15 p.m. beginning October 26