Sunday, March 19, 2017

Canada: Mischief, Meatballs, and More - YTV's Spring Lineup Is No Joke!

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March 15, 2017


The Boys From Macdonald Hall Return With Plenty of Pranks in Two New Bruno & Boots Movies Premiering Back-to-Back Saturday, April 1 Beginning at 6 p.m. ET/PT

Don’t Miss the Mouth-Watering Premiere of New Comedy Series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on April 10 at 6 p.m. ET/PT and the Series Premiere of Nickelodeon’s New Live-Action Adventure Series Hunter Street April 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT

New Episodes of The Stanley Dynamic, Operation Ouch, Henry Danger and More Continue During YTV’s Power Hours, Weeknights From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT

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TORONTO – Spring has almost sprung and YTV is sprouting a fresh lineup of new series and films featuring two new Bruno & Boots original movies (April 1), the eagerly-awaited premieres of the comedy series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (April 10), and Nickelodeon’s new live-action adventure series, Hunter Street (April 12). Watch YTV’s power hours weeknights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see all the spring premieres, plus catch new episodes of fan-favourite series The Stanley Dynamic, Operation Ouch, Henry Danger and more!

New Movies & Series

YTV packs the pranks on April Fool’s Day with back-to-back premieres of two new Canadian original television movies Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall and Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

Based on the much-loved Macdonald Hall series by best-selling author Gordon Korman, the movies star the original cast from Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool!: Jonny Gray (Max & Shred, Ride), Callan Potter (The Other Kingdom), Peter Keleghan (18 To Life, Murdoch Mysteries) and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Phineas and Ferb).

In This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall, Headmaster Sturgeon has had enough. In an attempt to put an end to Bruno and Boots’ high jinks, he declares that they are to be separated; no shared classes and, most certainly, no shared dorm room. This punishment is worse than anything the boys could have imagined. However, if Bruno and Boots can alienate every boy in Dormitory 3, Sturgeon will be forced to re-unite them. The plot almost succeeds, but one misstep forces the girls from the Scrimmage Academy for Education and Awakening to move into Macdonald Hall, leaving Bruno and Boots back where they started. This Can’t be Happening at Macdonald Hall premieres Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Click here for the trailer.

In The Wizzle War, the Board of Directors launch an experimental educational program, introducing authoritarian Assistant Headmaster Mr. Wizzle to the boys of Macdonald Hall and the miserable Assistant Headmistress Ms. Peabody to whip the girls of the Scrimmage Academy into shape. With new dress codes, psychological testing, and early-morning wake-up calls with track laps as punishment, the boys and girls decide Wizzle and Peabody have to go. But how? As they pull out all the stops, they ultimately turn to the theory that “love conquers all” to oust the pair once and for all. The Wizzle War premieres Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Click here for the trailer.

Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall and Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War are produced by Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures (Raising Expectations, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) in association with YTV. The films are directed by Vivieno Caldinelli (Bruno & Boots: Go Jump In The Pool, This Hour has 22 Minutes) and the screenplay for This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall was written by Adam Barken and Mike McPhaden. McPhaden also wrote the screenplay for The Wizzle War. Bruno & Boots: This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall and Bruno & Boots: The Wizzle War were produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canadian Media Fund.

Bruno & Boots fans can experience all the fun of Macdonald Hall with Prank Power Play, a new set of games featuring all the characters from the movies. Users will be able to launch a cannon of suds in Cannon Craze, or be the master prankster by creating a prank machine in Scheming Schematics. Click here to play.

April showers bring May meatballs? YTV has some extreme weather alerts to report this Spring with the highly-anticipated premiere of the new animated series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs airing Monday to Thursday at 6 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 10.

Based on Sony Pictures Animation’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster film franchise, the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series takes place before giant food rains down on Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood is a high school student who strives to be a serious inventor in a world beyond sardines…and maybe one day have his inventions change the world instead of blowing up in his face. Luckily, joining the cause is his best friend and aspiring meteorologist, Sam Sparks. Flint and Sam come together for comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint’s dad, Tim; Flint’s lab assistant, Steve the monkey; Earl, the school’s busiest teacher; Manny, the head of the school’s audiovisual department; Brent, the local teenage celebrity and captain of the mascot team; and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election with a pro-sardine platform, and more.

The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series stars an all Canadian cast including Mark Edwards (Rocket Monkeys), Katie Griffin (Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race), David Berni (Scaredy Squirrel), Seán Cullen (Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong), Patrick McKenna (Camp Lakebottom), and Clé Bennett (Private Eyes). The series is produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Corus Entertainment.

Follow five foster kids on an adventure-filled quest to find their missing parents who mysteriously disappear in Nickelodeon’s new live-action series, Hunter Street premiering Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.

After spending his first night in his new home, Max, along with new siblings Tess, Anika, Sal and Daniel wake up to find their foster parents, Erik and Kate have vanished. In order to crack the case, the siblings set out on a quest for clues, leading them on an epic and suspenseful family adventure, including boat racing through canals, exploring secret tunnels and uncovering lost treasures. With obstacles at every turn, they must also fight off old family rivals and duplicitous heirs in order to solve the mystery.

New Episodes

(Top L-R) Merlin, The Stanley Dynamic, (Middle L-R) Operation Ouch, Henry Danger, (Bottom L-R) Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn , School of Rock

YTV is the place to be! Kick it with The Zone every day after school from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for animation domination with the Penguins, the Louds and SpongeBob SquarePants, followed by YTV’s power hours weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT with new episodes of:

The Stanley Dynamic airs weekdays at 6 p.m ET/PT with the season finale on Friday, April 9
New episodes of Henry Danger air Mondays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 3
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Operation Ouch airs Monday to Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT
School of Rock new episodes air Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 6
Merlin airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands include Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at


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