Stornoway channels unveil fall skeds
The broacaster's Pet Network, ichannel and bmp:tv add new shows such as Dekadance, DogTown and Celebrity Soapbox.
Toronto-based Stornoway Communications has released fall schedules for its three TV properties, The Pet Network, the political and social issues station ichannel and the all-dance station bpm:tv.
Bpm:tv starts off its fall season on Sept. 6, celebrating its 10th year on the air with new original productions, Get Up N Dance, in which Canada’s top choreographers show viewers how to dance, on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by Live Sessions the same nights at 8:30 p.m., which profiles electronic music artists as they play at Canada’s premier clubs. New show Dekadance, a commercial-free hour of music on Thursdays and Sundays at 10 p.m., will complement fan favourites Friday Nite Dance Party and Saturday Nite Dance Party, in the same timeslot.
The Pet Network’s new season kicks off Sept. 27 with three new reality shows.
Pit Boss, on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., follows a pit bull rescuer and rehabilitator while Fatal Attraction, Fridays at 10 p.m., takes a close look at pet attacks and the reasons people keep deadly pets. DogTown, on Mondays at 8 p.m., looks at animals living the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the US, and Off the Leash, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 p.m., follows an animal talent agency as it seeks out new animal actors and models.
Stornoway’s politics and social issues station, ichannel, is targeting youth this season with 15 episodes of @issue 4 teens, an extension of their flagship series @issue, Mondays to Saturdays at 12 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. The new teen-focused episodes will investigate issues such as bullying, climate change and terrorism through profiles of teen activists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
Celebrity Soapbox will be a late-season addition to the lineup, an ichannel original that features celebs such as Wyclef Jean, Ted Danson and Chantal Kreviazuk talking about their favourite charities.
The fall lineup will also include Teenzilla on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 a.m. That show will actually be targeted not to teens but to their parents, specifically the parents of out-of-control teens. Helen Jones, founder of the Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario, will offer advice.