APTN embraces new series

This fall, the network is set to air new comedies, reality shows and animated series for audiences in tune with the Aboriginal community.

Winnipeg, MB-based Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – now available in approximately 10 million Canadian homes – has announced its fall programming lineup, which includes the premieres of some interesting comedy and reality shows. Time slots and premiere dates are still TBA.

On the news side, an all-new, hour-long evening edition of APTN National News, hosted by Holly Bernier and Todd Lamirande, will kick off in early fall. APTN News: Contact also returns with host Cheryl McKenzie.

The new animated series By the Rapids (pictured), created by Joseph Tekaroniake Lazare, makes its world premiere this fall. The half-hour show takes a city-raised Aboriginal teen back to a small First Nations community.

The new season also features the half-hour comedy Caution: May Contain Nuts and the reality show Tribal Treks, which sends international tourists out on wilderness adventures. Mixed Blessing, a half-hour drama-comedy, also returns for another season.

APTN partnered with VisionTV to fund production of the supernatural drama series Rabbit Fall. The show features police officer Tara Wheaton (Andrea Menard) in hour-long mysteries.