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Corus Entertainment announces its Fall 2010 programming lineup for YTV, Nickelodeon and Treehouse

Canada NewsWire

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    -   YTV pumps up the volume with Dan Schneider's newest live action
        comedy Victorious
    -   Four best friends and budding music group climb the music charts
        in Big Time Rush on YTV
    -   YTV and Nelvana introduce an animated world filled with
        superheroes and villains in Sidekick
    -   Martin Short is Cat in The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
        premiering on Treehouse
    -   Treehouse premieres Sesame Workshop's 3,2,1, Let's Go hosted by
        Muppet Abby Cadabby
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TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Leading kids' broadcaster Corus Entertainment announced today details from its fall 2010 programming line ups for YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada) and Treehouse. Committed to providing viewers with quality content from preschool shows that parents trust, to entertaining live-action comedies and reality programming for kids and their families, to nighttime drama for teens, audiences at home can expect non-stop hits this fall.

YTV PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

VICTORIOUS - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Friday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Already a Nickelodeon hit, this half-hour live-action comedy follows the journey of Tori Vega (Victoria Justice), a 15 year-old girl who has lived in the shadow of her sister Trina - the "star" of the family. When Tori unexpectedly lands an invitation to attend the prestigious Hollywood Arts high school, she soon learns that getting in might be a lot easier than fitting in. Although she doesn't recognize how talented she really is, Victorious follows Tori's journey toward discovering that she's born to be a performer and that entertaining people is what makes her happiest.

BIG TIME RUSH - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Monday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Meet Kendall, James, Logan and Carlos - four best friends from Minnesota who have been given the chance of a lifetime to join the glamorous L.A. pop music scene in Big Time Rush. But trading hockey sticks for hair and make-up isn't always easy. Will celebrity life change these talented heartthrob teens forever? Produced in partnership by Nickelodeon and Sony Music, each half-hour of this live-action series features original songs performed by the group.

SIDEKICK - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Saturday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Produced in Canada by Nelvana Studio, this animated series follows young orphan Eric Neddles who lives in Sidekick, an animated world filled with superheroes and super villains. On the day Eric was to begin sidekicking for the greatest superhero of all time, Maxum Man, Maxum went missing - leaving this rookie with the task of making the world think that Maxum is still on the job. Since sidekicks aren't good enough to be superheroes, Eric and his second stringer friends are always given the worst jobs, which mean they're going to be the first projectiles thrown.

LIFE UNEXPECTED - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Friday, September 10 at 10 p.m.

In this CW family drama, after bouncing around from a variety of foster families, 15 year-old Lux has decided to become an emancipated minor. As she works her way through the legal system, she finds out her biological parents are local radio personality Cate Cassidy and thirty-something Nate "Baze" Bazile, who had a one-night stand. However, when a judge decides that Lux isn't ready for emancipation and unexpectedly grants temporary joint custody to Cat and Baze, they agree to try to get past the tension and awkwardness and give Lux the family she deserves.

KYLE XY - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Monday, October 4 at 9 p.m.

This ABC Family series follows the story of Kyle (Matt Dallas), a mysterious teenage boy who by his actions, appears to be a newborn. When Kyle is placed in an institution, psychologist Nicole Trager (Marguerite MacIntyre) realizes that he will need special attention so she decides to bring Kyle home, much to the chagrin of her two children and husband Stephen (Bruce Thomas). However, over time, Kyle becomes part of the family and begins to experience everyday things like computers, music and even high school parties.

BABAR AND THE ADVENTURES OF BADOU - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Monday, November 22 at 11 a.m.

A new CGI animated series produced by Nelvana Studio and TeamTO, Babar and the Adventures of Badou follows eight-year-old Badou and his famous grandfather Babar. Scheduled in YTV's Playtime block, Badou has an appetite for adventure and a tendency to get caught in some tricky situations along with his colourful friends Chiku the monkey and Zawadi, the zebra. Navigating the ups and downs of growing up in Celesteville's royal palace, Badou never forgets that King Babar will always be there to offer guidance and support.

ADDITIONAL SERIES:

Other additions to the schedule this fall include: Fanboy & Chum Chum. New episodes of returning series include: SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, How to be Indie Season 2, That's So Weird! Season 2, The Next Star Season 3, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Kid vs. Kat, In Real Life Season 2, and League of Super Evil.

NICKELODEON PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

Putting kids first in everything it does, Nickelodeon features a line up of top-rated Nick programming including hit animated series such SpongeBob SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar, live-action comedies like Drake and Josh and iCarly starring Miranda Cosgrove, while also giving front row access to special events such as the star-studded Kids Choice Awards. Nickelodeon gives viewers more Nick more of the time, 24-hours-a-day.

TRUE JACKSON, VP - NEW EPISODES

New episodes begin: Tuesday, September 7 at 4 p.m.

This popular Nickelodeon live-action comedy stars Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) as True Jackson. True has a passion for fashion as the Vice President of Mad Style, a major fashion label. Too bad her co-workers aren't exactly thrilled about having a teenager as their boss. When her jealous co-workers try to continually sabotage her, True quickly realizes that the office is really just like high school - complete with mean girls, cliques, and crushes. It's a good thing True has her real friends along for the ride.

Nickelodeon's fall 2010 programming schedule includes popular returning series including: The Fresh Beat Band, Drake and Josh, iCarly, The Penguins of Madagascar, SpongeBob SquarePants and Back at the Barnyard. Programming events this fall on Nickelodeon include back-to-back episodes of iCarly every Monday to Friday from 5 - 6 p.m. and back-to-back episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 1 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m.

TREEHOUSE PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS:

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Saturday, August 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Other times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m., Sun. at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Produced by Portfolio Entertainment, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is the first animated series starring the famous children's book character. With Cat (Martin Short) as their guide, best friends Sally and Nick are transported to all corners of the globe, making natural science discoveries of all kinds. Along for the ride are Cat's two energetic helpers, the mop-headed zany duo: Thing One and Thing Two. Booting around in Cat's one-of-a-kind custom vehicle, the Thinga-ma-jigger, the group can travel to the bottom of the sea or shrink down to the size of a bee to discover how honey is made.

3-2-1 LET'S GO - NEW SERIES

Premieres: Wednesday, September 8 at 4 p.m.

The newest Muppet on the block, Abby Cadabby is spreading her fairy wings and is flying over to host 3,2,1 Let's Go - a half-hour preschool series produced by Sesame Workshop. All 52-episodes of this series feature segments from beloved children's shows like Play with Me Sesame, Global Grover and Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures.

ADDITIONAL SERIES:

New episodes of returning series on Treehouse this fall include: OLIVIA, Roary The Racing Car, Go Diego Go!, Caillou, Timmy Time, Waybuloo, Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer and Ni Hao Kai Lan.

Seen in over 10.5 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. As a major force in kids' television, YTV offers great programming for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches kids online at YTV.com and in local communities with the travelling road show WOW!. Visit www.ytv.com.

One of the world's leading entertainment brands for kids, Nickelodeon features a line-up of award-winning Nick properties, from current live-action comedies, animated favourites, special events such as the Kids' Choice Awards, to classic hits, 24-hours-a-day. Putting kids first in everything it does, this service gives viewers more Nick more of the time. Visit www.nickcanada.com.

Treehouse, seen in over eight million homes across Canada, offers premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing environment for children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers high-quality children's series from Canada and around the world. A parent-trusted brand, Treehouse's highly interactive website, www.TreehouseTV.com reaches over half-a-million moms per month.

YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada) and Treehouse are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

All YTV times are ET/PT.

All Nickelodeon and Treehouse times are ET.

For high-resolution images, please visit http://mediacentre.corusent.com

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