Corus announces lineups for kids channels

YTV, Treehouse and Nickelodeon Canada bring a mix of long-running and new series to their fall schedules.

A number of shows new and old will be getting airtime this fall on YTV, Treehouse and Nickelodeon Canada.

YTV will see a mix of long-running and new series, including the debut of Nelvana Studio’s new tween series Life with Boys (pictured) on Sept. 9. The series, from Hanna Montana creator Michael Poryes, stars newcomer Torri Webster as a 14-year-old girl living in a house full of boys.

Additional new series include Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment’s Rated A for Awesome, which premieres on Sept. 3. The show follows a group of ordinary kids on an extraordinary quest to make their world more awesome. The boy-skewing Beyblade: Metal Masters, meanwhile, will bow on Sept. 10.

On the returning series front, the third season of In Real Life will kick off on Oct. 3, and a new season of That’s So Weird will follow on Oct. 5. New episodes of Sidekick, Big Time Rush, Mr. Young, How to be Indie, Splatalot and Victorious will also hit the channel this fall.

On Treehouse, Mike the Knight will make its series debut on Sept. 8, following a boy who wants to be a knight, his dragon companions and his ensuing adventures.

My Big Big Friend will also see its series premiere on Sept. 5, revolving around three friends and their big imaginary animal friends.

Also on that date, Bubble Guppies will land its network premiere, about a group of underwater preschoolers learning about their world through educational pop songs, and Babar and the Adventures of Badou will see new episodes.

Treehouse will see returning episodes of Franklin and Friends, Max & Ruby, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Team Umizoomi, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina.

Rounding out the Corus kids schedule is the Nickelodeon Canada lineup, which will see the debut of new series including Supah Ninjas (Sept. 9) about a boy who discovers he comes from a long line of ninjas, surfer best buds in Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures (Sept. 10), and mystery dramedy House of Anubis (Sept. 5) about a new girl who begins school at a haunted boarding house in England.

The Amanda Show and Kenan & Kel (both Sept. 11) will see their network premieres, and Nickelodeon Canada will also bring new episodes of Troop, Planet Sheen, TUFF Puppy and True Jackson, VP.

From Playback Daily, with files from KidScreen Daily