TVtropolis to complement oldies with new series

Five new, Canadian-produced series - all focusing on television itself and aimed at a target audience of adults 25-54, primarily female - will premiere on TVtropolis this season, complementing encore shows Friends, Mad About You and The Wonder Years for the CanWest-owned net formerly known as Prime, which relaunched in June.

First up on September 18th for a week-day run of 65 episodes, at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, with repeats on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m., is the half-hour game show Inside the Box. Host Sam Kalileh will question contestants about television trivia. Premiering the same day is Ad Persuasion (26 x 30 minutes, Mondays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT) - which takes a closer look at the world's most inventive, seductive and bizarre TV commercials.

FANatical follows on September 19th (26 x 30 minutes, Tuesdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT). The series shines a spotlight on the world's most obsessive TV fans and the series they love. Premiering September 20th, (13 x 30 minutes, Wednesdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT) explores what it's like to be an instant star as host JR Digs and his camera crew document the lives of everyday people. Then there's the self-explanatory Whatever Happened To? premiering on September 21st (26 x 30 minutes, Thursdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT), which catches up with some of TV's favourite stars.

TVtropolis' returning celeb-reality exclusive series are the second seasons of Breaking Bonaduce, Hogan Knows Best and My Fair Brady.

Five new, Canadian-produced series – all focusing on television itself and aimed at a target audience of adults 25-54, primarily female – will premiere on TVtropolis this season, complementing encore shows Friends, Mad About You and The Wonder Years for the CanWest-owned net formerly known as Prime, which relaunched in June.

First up on September 18th for a week-day run of 65 episodes, at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, with repeats on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m., is the half-hour game show Inside the Box. Host Sam Kalileh will question contestants about television trivia. Premiering the same day is Ad Persuasion (26 x 30 minutes, Mondays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT) – which takes a closer look at the world’s most inventive, seductive and bizarre TV commercials.

FANatical follows on September 19th (26 x 30 minutes, Tuesdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT). The series shines a spotlight on the world’s most obsessive TV fans and the series they love. Premiering September 20th, (13 x 30 minutes, Wednesdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT) explores what it’s like to be an instant star as host JR Digs and his camera crew document the lives of everyday people. Then there’s the self-explanatory Whatever Happened To? premiering on September 21st (26 x 30 minutes, Thursdays at 12, 7 and 11:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT), which catches up with some of TV’s favourite stars.

TVtropolis’ returning celeb-reality exclusive series are the second seasons of Breaking Bonaduce, Hogan Knows Best and My Fair Brady.