Corus announces Kids’ fall sked

The media and entertainment company revealed upcoming series highlights and its new three-hour program block, Nickelodeon Sundays.

Corus Entertainment has announced highlights from its 2008 fall schedule and the launch of a new three-hour program block, Nickelodeon Sundays, for YTV.

‘This fall, we are thrilled to extend our exclusive partnership with Nickelodeon to bring an entire Sunday morning of programming to our audiences from one of the leading entertainment brands in the world,’ says Doug Murphy, president of Nelvana and EVP/GM of Corus Kids. ‘We’re also excited about must-see programming events like The Next Star finale, which parents and kids will enjoy together.’

YTV will premiere Nickelodeon Sundays on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9 am, offering back-to-back Nickelodeon series including The Fairly Odd Parents, Back at the Barnyard, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Mighty B, iCarly and The Naked Brothers Band.

The animated series Wolverine and the X-Men will premiere on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 pm. The show is based on 50 years of best-selling comic books and three blockbuster movies, which should delight its massive fan base.

The new programming block Big Fun Fridays will begin Friday, Sept. 5 at 6 pm. It will start with the popular talent search competition The Next Star, hosted by Adamo Ruggiero (Degrassi: The Next Generation).

Premiering on Discovery Kids is the series SciQ on Monday, Sept. 1 at 7 pm (regular time slots: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm and 6:30 pm, and Saturdays at 12 pm). The show explores the future of living underwater, the magic of movie making and what it takes for a detective to investigate a crime scene.

Sesame Street will air on Treehouse starting Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 am. Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and Elmo will return to the morning lineup along with their newest pal, Abby Cadabby, a three-year-old who loves magic.

A new series of five-minute interstitials, The Adventures of Bert and Ernie, will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 4 pm. The claymation versions of Bert and Ernie will use their imaginations to travel to far-off places.