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October 18, 2013

YTV Newvember Highlights


Press Release / Corus Entertainment

  • New Nickelodeon series The Thundermans and Rabbids Invasion debut on YTV
  • TV movie Swindle, starring Sam & Cat’s Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy premieres on YTV
  • Zany new game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! debuts November 5
  • Mr. Young says good bye with an unforgettable, must-see, hour-long finale
  • Extreme Babysitting Season 2 pranks a new batch of babysitters
  • New programming every day at 6 p.m. ET/PT


(October 17, 2013 – Toronto, Canada) This Newvember, Corus Entertainment’s YTV has a lineup of new series and episodes jam packed with comedy and big on surprises, including the debut of wacky new family game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! and the premiere of two hilarious Nickelodeon series Rabbids Invasion and The Thundermans. Hit prank show Extreme Babysitting will return for Season 2 with a new batch of unsuspecting babysitters and hilarious hijinks. Mr. Young will come to a thrilling conclusion after three seasons as the final episodes roll out, culminating with a special one-hour, must-see finale episode. New episodes of YTV’s #1 new series Sam & Cat and brand new series The Haunted Hathaways will continue throughout the entire month.

Viewers can also look forward to a month of new YTV movie premieres including Rio, Swindle, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Elf and All I Want is Christmas.


(PREMIERE) The Thundermans, from Jed Spingarn, co-executive producer of Big Time Rush, is a new live-action series about a family of superheroes that focuses on the sibling rivalry between good and evil twin sister and brother, Phoebe and Max. The #1 concern for the family is trying to keep their super-human quirks under wraps and lead a normal life. However, fitting in isn’t as easy as expected considering Phoebe and Max’s competitive relationship is turbocharged by their top-notch powers. The Thundermans airs on Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET/PT beginning November 7 on YTV.
SWINDLE (PREMIERE) Swindle is an original TV movie featuring a celebrity cast that includes Sam & Cat’s Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande; Noah Crawford and Chris O’Neal from How to Rock; Ciara Bravo from Big Time Rush; and iCarly’s Noah Munck. In the comedy caper, an evil collector cons Griffin (Crawford) out of a million dollar baseball card that could have saved his best friend’s (O’Neal) home, so he unites a ragtag group of his classmates (McCurdy, Grande, Bravo and Munck) to take down the swindler. Swindle is based on the popular children’s book by Gordon Korman. Swindle airs Saturday, November 30 at 6 p.m. ET/PT
(PREMIERE AND SNEAK PEEK) A zany Japanese game show for families, which has contestants hurling themselves against Velcro walls, sliding on their bellies in penguin suits and wiping out on slippery spinning disks, all in front of a high-energy live studio audience. Four teams of two contestants are transported into a wacky, larger-than-life colourful set filled with outrageous obstacles, physical gags and over-the-top characters. Along with a hefty dose of slapstick mayhem, fans can visit www.japanizi.com for an interactive web series, games and more. The series premieres on Tuesday, November 5 at 6 p.m. Catch a special sneak peek on Sunday, November 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the YTV premiere of Rio at 6 p.m. ET/PT
RABBIDS INVASION (PREMIERE) The mischievous video game creatures known as Rabbids make their debut on YTV in a new CG-animated series Rabbids Invasion. For the Rabbids, everything is a source of wonder and amusement, and these indestructible and uncontrollable creatures have absolutely no respect for the social rules that govern society. There are no laws, no rules of the road; they are all about having fun and their only language is a crazy-sounding “Bwaaaaaah!” Rabbids Invasion airs on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT beginning November 2 on YTV.
(SEASON 2 PREMIERE) Extreme Babysitting takes a totally relatable situation – babysitting – and gives it a hilarious twist. Tweens ready to take on babysitting gigs find themselves in silly situations they never saw coming. Unbeknownst to them, the Extreme Babysitting house is filled with a new cast of characters ready to pull off the ultimate babysitting prank, such as an overflowing popcorn machine that fills up an entire living room with popcorn. Behind the scenes, YTV’s own on-air personality, Andy Chapman serves as the show’s Prankmaster adding non-stop laughs to the hi-jinks. Extreme Babysitting airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning November 4.
(FINAL FIVE EPISODES AND SERIES FINALE) In the final five episodes, Adam (Brendan Meyer) reflects on his experiences at Finnegan High as his students get ready to graduate. And when a new teacher threatens everything Adam’s achieved, including his budding relationship with Echo, he must work hard to try and turn the tables. But that’s not the only problem. Dang (Raugi Yu) has been called back to Vietnam to take over for Master Ki (Vincent Tong) as guardian of his village, prompting the gang to follow and convince him to return to Finnegan for graduation. While there, Adam discovers an ancient scroll that points to the mythical fountain of youth which, if found, could make Master Ki young again, releasing Dang from his duties. But to find the fountain, Adam must go up against Echo (Matreya Fedor) who is trying to preserve a leaf monkey habitat. Mr Young airs on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The special hour-long finale episode airs Thursday, November 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT.
(NEW EPISODES) New episodes of YTV’s #1 new series, Sam & Cat, will roll out all month long Mondays at 6 p.m.  The series starring beloved teen funny gals, Jennette McCurdy (iCarly’s Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande (Victorious’ Cat Valentine), follows feisty Sam and flighty Cat as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service. A special guest appearance from renowned sitcom characters Laverne and Shirley airs Monday, November 18 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.
Mondays – Sam & Cat Tuesdays – Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! Wednesdays – The Haunted Hathaways Thursdays – The Thundermans followed by Mr. Young at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – NEW Big Fun Movies
Monsters vs. Aliens: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT Sanjay & Craig: Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT Legend of Korra: Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: Saturdays at 11 a.m. ET/PT, premiering on November 2 Beyblade Shogun Steel: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT Pokemon: Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT Power Rangers: Megaforce: Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Saturdays at 1 p.m. ET/PT B-Daman Crossfire: Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT Big Time Rush: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, one-hour finale on Monday, November 25 Kung Fu Panda: Fridays at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT SPECIAL: Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale airs Sunday, November 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT
Rio (2011) airs Sunday, November 3 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Alpha and Omega (2010) airs Friday, November 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT The Missing Lynx (2008) airs Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010) airs Saturday, November 9 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Open Season 3 (2010) airs Sundays, November 10 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011) airs Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. ET/PT American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012) airs Saturday, November 16 at 6 p.m. ET/PT A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007) airs Sunday, November 17 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Elf (2003) airs Friday, November 22 at 6 p.m. ET/PT American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky (2013) airs Saturday, November 23 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Firehouse Dog (2007) airs Sunday, November 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT All I Want Is Christmas (2012) airs Friday, November 29 at 6 p.m. ET/PT Swindle (2013) airs Saturday, November 30 at 6 p.m. ET/PT

YTV times are ET/PT.
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