Teletoon skeds 13 new shows for fall
The tooncaster has some nifty plans for its fall sked, from viewer-voted programming to 15-minute series and a channel devoted to retro shows.
The fall sked for Teletoon includes 13 new shows, as well as interactive viewer-voted programming and multiplatform engagement and buzz-building for a new channel launch. Five of the shows set to hit the sked, starting on September 3, are kid-targeted. Eight of the new shows will hit the post-9 pm Detour programming block for teens and adults.
The new interactive Spin Cycle block will give kids voting power throughout the week at (Teletoon.com) to get their favourite shows on the sked for the after-school block (4-6 pm) on Fridays. Once a month, the net will let five kids get to choose what shows hit the air for a weekday afternoon. The net is giving viewers a sneak peek of the programming slate on VOD, mobile phones and online at Teletoon.com, starting today (August 1) with the new show Ricky Sprocket.
Teletoon will launch the Teletoon Retro Hour at 7:30 pm every night to build buzz for the launch of a channel by the same name in October. The Teletoon Retro Channel will feature vintage toons such as The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, Super Friends and Fat Albert.
Other plans include a weeknight turn to action with Chaotic and Bakugan airing back-to-back from 6:30-7:30 pm. Sunday mornings from 6-11 am will feature top performers such as Johnny Test and The Batman. Friday nights will feature animation feature films for teens and adults at 9 pm and midnight. Also returning are 6Teen (the net’s number one show for kids 6-11) and the Detour’s sexy CGI sci-fi spoof, Tripping the Rift, which airs Thursdays at 9:30 pm.
New daytime shows include Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue, which gives the characters a new look and some tech savvy (Sundays at 8:30 am and 7 pm, starting Sept. 8); Ricky Sprocket, a celeb showbiz comedy following the life of a child star (Saturdays at 12:30 pm and Sundays at 5 pm); the Cartoon Network’s Squirrel Boy, about a squirrel and his pet boy (Saturdays at 7:30 am and 3 pm, starting Sept. 8); Shaun the Sheep, a seven-minute comedy that will air throughout the fall sked; and Futz!, three-minute shorts that will air throughout the sked.
New post-9 pm shows on the Detour include: Metalocalypse, the Cartoon Network’s top-rated 15-minute Adult Swim series about a metal band (Mondays at 10 pm and midnight); Sealab 2021, about a gang of misfits who investigate underwater colonization (Wednesdays at 10 pm and midnight); Frisky Dingo, a 15-minute series from the Cartoon Network about the supervillain Killface, who’s forced to market his brand of evil to fund his plan to propel the Earth into the sun (Tuesdays at 10:15 pm and 12:15 am); Moral Orel, a stop-motion animation show about a nine-year-old growing up in a Christian town (Tuesdays at 10 pm and midnight); Assy McGee, about a tough yet romantic pair of buttocks who fight crime (Mondays at 10:15 pm and 12:15 am); Perfect Hair Forever, about a character on a quest to end premature baldness (Wednesdays at 10:15 pm and 12:15 am); Smoking Gun TV, a half-hour series from Court TV based on the cult muckraking website of the same name (Thursdays at 10 pm and midnight); and Minoriteam, about a crew of superheroes who use racial stereotypes to defeat racist villains (Thursdays at 10 pm and midnight).