Friday, August 14, 2015

YTV Canada To Premiere "Make It Pop" On Wednesday 9th September 2015

Original Corus Entertainment Inc. Press Release via Canada Newswire (CNW):

Make It Pop Premieres September 9 on YTV

* Live-action musical comedy debuts with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT
* Series co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is introducing Make It Pop, a brand new, live-action, musical-comedy series that stars three unique and talented girls who forge a friendship at boarding school and form their own K-Pop-inspired band called XO-IQ. The series will premiere with two back-to-back episodes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 ET/PT on YTV. Make It Pop features original songs and performances with a modern pop twist from the show's emerging, real-life group, XO-IQ. The series is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon will serve as executive producers together with DHX Media's Steven DeNure and Anne Loi. Watch the Make It Pop trailer here.

Pictured: (L-R) Jodi (Louriza Tronco), Sun Hi (Meghan Lee) and Corki (Erika Tham) in the new live-action series, Make It Pop, coming to Nickelodeon in the 2015-16 season. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"We're excited to bring the fun musical energy of Make It Pop to our YTV fans," said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids. "Viewers will be glued to the day-to-day life of school infused with breakout dance-offs and catchy new pop songs."

Make It Pop follows Sun Hi (Megan Lee), Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and Corki (Erika Tham), three freshmen girls who meet when they are randomly selected to room together at boarding school and soon discover that they share a taste for adventure and a love of music. With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation. At the same time, they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical all while balancing music, grades, relationship and crushes.

"Make It Pop explodes with the fresh energy of a whole new generation, brought to life by an incredibly talented cast of irresistible young superstars," says series co-creator Thomas Lynch. "The appeal is universal, and we can't wait to share all the fun with Canadian audiences."

Original songs from the series will be available to fans on iTunes and major online music stores later this month allowing YTV's audience to download the music ahead of the premiere.

Megan Lee stars as Sun Hi, the funky, fresh and free-spirited bandmate who is the driving force of the band. Megan is a young rising superstar, widely known as a triple threat, mastering the arts of acting, singing and dancing. A Southern California native, she started her career at the age of ten. Her television credits include guest appearances on Nickelodeon's iCarly, BrainSurge and Disney's Get Connected and 3 Minute Game Show. She has also guest starred on the Starz Original series Crash. Megan's YouTube channel of original songs and music covers, led her to South Korea where she officially debuted her first K-Pop singles 8days and OST Ready for Love in Korea.

Louriza Tronco stars as Jodi, the fashionista and choreographer of the group. Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Louriza landed her first professional theatre gig at eight as part of the children's choir in a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." After attending The Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia, Lourizo got her first break on the CW's Cult. Her subsequent television credits include Lifetime's Behind the Hit: Saved By the Bell, Disney Channel's Zapped, My Boyfriends' Dogs and My Life as a Dead Girl. Tronco can be seen on the big screen in the feature film Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb.

Erika Tham stars as Corki, the bandmate who is shy, private and not prepared for most typical teenage girl experiences like boys, school dances, or concerts. A Canadian, Tham was born in Singapore, she is of Malaysian, Chinese, Dutch, Ukrainian heritage and has lived in seven different countries in her 15 years. Make It Pop is her first television starring role.

Dale Whibley stars as Caleb, a fellow freshman, beat maker and aspiring DJ who believes he has the perfect sound to catapult the girls to stardom. Hailing from Barrie, Ontario, Whibley began his acting career at the age of five in television commercials. Whibley has appeared on YTV's Life with Boys and Max & Shred and has had a recurring role on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

About YTV
Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.

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SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: Jonathan Schwartz, Director of Communications, Make It Pop, [...], 416.873.0096; Kate Calder, Communications, Corus Entertainment, [...], 416.479.6319



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Dan Schneider Unveils New "Game Shakers" Teaser Trailer

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original comedy series "Game Shakers" from Saturday 12th September 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Dan Schneider has unveiled a brand-new teaser trailer for his all-new show on his official YouTube channel, which you can watch in the super online streaming video clip below!:

Plenty of epic shows have taken place in New York City. On Saturday 12th September 2015, add ADD. ONE. MORE.

Created by hit-maker Dan Schneider ("Henry Danger", "iCarly", "Victorious", "Sam & Cat"), the show follows a pair of 7th grade girls, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), who, after creating a wildly successful mobile game app called Sky Whale for a science project, start a gaming company in Brooklyn called Game Shakers with their friend Hudson (Thomas Kuc).

But when superstar rapper Double G (Kel Mitchell, "Kenan & Kel", "All That", "Good Burger"), a super successful, unpredictable rapper, finds out the girls used one of his songs in their game without licensing it, he threatens to sue them for all he is owed! To make things right, Babe and Kenzie decide to make the rap superstar their business partner and hire his son, Triple G (Benjamin Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr, "The Haunted Hathaways"), as a game consultant. Together, Babe, Kenzie, Hudson, Triple G and Double G will work to make Game Shakers a huge success in the gaming world! Will this new deal be a high score or a game over for Babe and Kenzie? Let the games begin!
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Meet Jim Dirschberger And Jay Howell, The Creators Of "Sanjay and Craig"

Dudes, what's up? The Nickelodeon Animation Studio has unveiled a fantastic "Meet the..." video featuring a interview with Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell, the co-creators of Nickelodeon's Emmy-nominated original animated series (NickToon) "Sanjay and Craig", on their official YouTube channel, which you can watch in the super online streaming video clip below! Check it!:

In their interview, Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger talk about their disastrous first pitch, and how simplifying their idea ultimately led to the creation of "Sanjay and Craig", the dude-snake duo in the Best Friends Hall of Fame!

* There is no Best Friends Hall of Fame, they made it up!

Bonus Video: Caught on Camera: Karaoke | Inside the Studio | Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Nickelodeon recently caught their employees (and part-time rockstars) jamming out on karaoke during a happy hour at the Nick Animation Studio. Are their voices as mighty as their pens? See what happens when artists let loose on Led Zeppelin, Beck, Alicia Keys and more!
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Nickelodeon In Production On Brand-New Animated Series Called "The Thing About Babies" is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon are currently in production on a brand-new animated series called "The Thing about Babies"!

Not much information is currently known about "The Thing about Babies", however, the cast will feature mainly child actors, including nine-year-old actress Savvy Crawford is currently recording the starring role of 'Dehlia' in the series. Other characters expected to feature in the series include 'Penny', 'Kay', 'Mae' and 'Ray Ray'.

Savvy Crawford, who has also been cast as 'Young Amélie' in Berkeley Rep's 2015-16 season opener "Amélie, A New Musical", already has multi-faceted acting experience in film, TV, theatre, voice-overs, and commercials. In addition to Nickelodeon's upcoming new animated series, "The Thing about Babies", she has appeared as 'Young Madonna' in the star-studded music video, "B[...]h I'm Madonna." She also appeared in the film "Kill for Me", with Dylan Baker and Bailey Chase, in the role of 'Charlotte'. Crawford's first television appearance was at age 5 in the sitcom "Mike and Molly" as 'Young Victoria'. She studies dance, singing, and acting in New York City, but she also enjoys other pursuits. For two years she has been on her school's running team, earning two blue ribbons at their latest track and field championships. Crawford is also an avid gamer whose love of "Minecraft" is matched only by her creativity, and she enjoys tweeting and posting on Instagram @SavvyCrawford.
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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "100 Things To Do Before High School" On Friday 11th September 2015

The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new live-action original comedy series "100 Things to Do Before High School" on Friday 11th September 2015 at 5:30pm, beginning with the shows hour-long series premiere special!

Following the debut of the "100 Things to Do Before High School" series premiere, Nick UK & Eire/HD will encore the special on Saturday 12th September 2015 at 5:00pm. (all times plus-one hour on Nick+1)

Created by Scott Fellows ("Big Time Rush"), "100 Things to Do Before High School" follows the comedic adventures of 12-year old CJ Martin (Isabela Moner) who always dreamed that high school would be the greatest years of her life. After her older brother warns her that life after middle school is not quite the teenage dream, CJ becomes more committed than ever to strengthen her friendships with her two best friends, Fenwick Frazier (Jaheem Toombs) and Christian "Crispo" Powers (Owen Joyner), before high school ruins their lives forever. Together, they embark on a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers. For CJ, Fenwick and Crispo growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.

Pictured: "100 Things to Do Before High School - movie" -- Pictured: CJ Parker (Isabela Moner), Fenwick Frazer (Jaheem King Toombs), Crispo Powers (Owen Joyner), in 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL. Photo: Robert Voets/Nickelodeon©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Scott Fellows created and executive produced Nickelodeon's hit TV series "Big Time Rush", "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and DHX Media's "Johnny Test". Previously, he worked as a staff writer for the second, third and fourth seasons of "The Fairly OddParents", and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the show in 2003. Fellows' earlier writing credits also include episodes of "Weinerville", "U to U", "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd" and "Doug".

To celebrate Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK debuting Nick's brand-new sitcom, has unveiled Nick UK & Eire's official "100 Things to Do Before High School" show website to accompany the brand new show, which you can visit here at!

Nickelodeon UK's all-new "100 Things to Do Before High School" show webpage currently features information about the brand Nick show, a 'Meet the Characters' section featuring bios for CJ Martin, Christian "Crispo" Powers and Fenwick Frazier, fantastic photo galleries, a exclusive sneak-peek preview of "100 Things to Do Before High School", and a fan poll asking what viewers want to do before going to high school - skydive or learning to yodel!
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Nickelodeon UK Sets Course To Premiere New TV Movie "One Crazy Cruise" On Friday 4th September 2015

The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere the brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie "One Crazy Cruise" on Friday 4th September 2015 at 6:30pm, as part of Nick Flicks!

Following the films debut, Nick UK & Eire/HD will encore "One Crazy Cruise" on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015 at 7:00pm!

In the all-new Nick Flick "One Crazy Cruise", the Jensens and the Bauers are now the Jensen-Bauers, and they're going on a cruise to bring the family together! However, the stylish Jensen kids, Piper and Nate, and the geeky Bauer kids, Ellie and Cameron, aren't thrilled about the mandatory quality time.

On the first night of the cruise, the kids attend a magic show and are hypnotized into thinking they're a crazy band of pirates. The crazy night leads to an even crazier next day when the next morning, they wake up to a cabin in shambles, with no recollection of what happened the night before. The newly formed siblings must figure out what happened to them and how to put things back to normal before Mom and Dad find out. The kids have no choice but to work together and find answers to some super wacky questions. It'll take a family trip at sea to come together and have an adventure they will never remember.

ONE CRAZY CRUISE GALLERY: Pictured: Nate (Benjamin Flores Jr.), Cameron (Rio Mangini), Ellie (Kira Kosarin), Piper (Sydney Park) in One Crazy Cruise on Nickelodeon. Photo: Matthias Clamer/Nickelodeon. © 2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"One Crazy Cruise" stars Kira Kosarin ("The Thundermans") as Ellie Bauer, Sydney Park ("Instant Mom") as Piper Jensen, Rio Mangini ("Bella and the Bulldogs") as Cameron Bauer, Benjamin Flores Jr. ("The Haunted Hathaways") as Nate Jensen, Sedona James/Cohen ("Henry Danger") as Melina, Ken Tremblett ("Caitlin's Way") as Dad, Karen Holness ("Make It Pop") as Mom, Erika Forest ("A Fairly Odd Christmas") and "House of Anubis" star Burkely Duffield! Watch out for a musical cameo from Cody Simpson!
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