CORUS ENTERTAINMENT BEATS THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLUES WITH AN UNBEATABLE FALL LINEUP ON YTV, TELETOON, AND TREEHOUSE

 From Nelvana Studios, New Original Series Mysticons and Hotel Transylvania: The Series Make their Canadian Broadcast Debuts on YTV and TELETOON

Treehouse Boogies into Fall with the Return of The Wiggles in the Brand-New Series Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, and Lachy!, as well as More Exclusive Content than Ever Before

New Episodes of Smash Hit Series Include The Loud House (YTV), Ben 10 (TELETOON), Peppa Pig (Treehouse), and More

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TORONTO– New worlds, mystical monsters, and unlikely heroes take over Corus Entertainment’s unbeatable kids’ networks this fall with hot new series and fresh seasons of hit animated and live-action shows premiering on YTV, TELETOON, and Treehouse.

Kicking off the fall premieres on YTV, the #1 kids network for Kids 6-11*, is the new, animated, original series, Mysticons. The 40-episode, half-hour, fantasy-action series from Nelvana and Nickelodeon follows four regular girls, Arkayna, Zarya, Em, and Piper, who are called into action to double as legendary heroes known as Mysticons. Beginning this week, viewers will get a sneak peek of the series weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT until Mysticons’ official premiere on Sunday, September 3 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Click here for the series’ trailer.

YTV celebrates the end of summer with everyone’s favourite little brother, Lincoln Loud, in the Big Loud Labour Day stunt on Monday, September 4 starting at 6 a.m. ET/PT with episodes of The Loud House followed by blockbuster films, Despicable Me, The Lego Movie, Turbo, and The Croods . Tune-in to The Loud House weekdays at 5 p.m. ET/PT followed by the biggest and best movies, Mondays to Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT including How to Train Your Dragon, Big Hero 6, Wreck It Ralph, and more. Fans can also catch new episodes of Nickelodeon’s popular live-action series School of RockHenry Dangerand Game Shakers beginning Friday, September 8.

Check in to TELETOON, Canada’s premier animation station, weekend mornings to catch the new show Hotel Transylvania: The Series beginning Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT. Produced by Nelvana in association with Sony Pictures Animation, the series focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob as they try to run the hotel while Dracula is away. The series joins TELETOON’s impeccable weekend cartoon roster, which includes Amazing World of Gumball, New Looney Tunes (formally Wabbit), Lego Nexo Knights, and Ben 10 airing from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT.

Treehouse, Canada’s #1 preschool network*, is now the exclusive home to new and returning series and specials from the iconic children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, who are back this fall with two brand new series. In the 26-part, half-hour show Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, premiering Saturday, September 23 at 8:50 a.m. ET/PT, fans can sing and dance with Anthony, Emma, Simon, and Lachy to new and classic Wiggles songs during segments including “The Little Wiggles”, and “The Singing Barbers of Wiggle Town.” Purple Wiggle, Lachy sets the right tune in his debut TV series Lachy! premiering Saturday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT. In each four-minute episode, Lachy takes viewers on an early childhood musical adventure featuring singing and dancing, as well as craft activities such as building with blocks, squishing and moulding clay, blowing up balloons, and more.

Treehouse’s schedule gets a little brighter with the debut of Nickelodeon’s new animated series Sunny Day on Saturday, September 2 at 11:40 a.m. ET/PT. The half-hour series follows Sunny, a 10-year-old master hairstylist and entrepreneur who uses creative problem-solving to tackle any dilemma that comes her way.

Before Corus kicks off its back-to-school programming specials, kids and families alike are invited to get up close and personal with YTV and TELETOON this summer at two of Canada’s largest exhibitions. YTV is counting down the last few days of summer at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), with “Haully,” the YTV Haul of Fame interactive, mobile trailer. CNE goers can take a stroll through Haully to see The Zone hosts’ lockers, exclusive footage from the Zone on the Road – Peaces of Canada series, and take a photo in a fun new photo booth until Monday, September 4. Visit theex.com for more information. Fans are also invited to check out both YTV and TELETOON at Fan Expo Canada starting Friday, September 1 to catch exclusive screenings of Hotel Transylvania: The Series and Mysticons, as well as a Hotel Transylvania: The Series augmented reality experience, in addition to Mysticons, Ben 10, Super Saturday digital games, and more at TELETOON’s booth (booth #1154). Visit fanexpocanada.com for more details.

Additional YTV Fall Programming Highlights

Friday Night Programming Block – NEW EPISODES
Airs: Fridays at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT

Includes new episodes of:
School of Rock airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 8
Henry Danger airs Fridays at 6 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 22
Game Shakers airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 15  

Weeknight Movie Block
Airs: Monday to Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT

Featuring hit films:

Big Hero 6 – airs Tuesday, September 5
Wreck It Ralph – airs Thursday, September 7
Hotel Transylvania airs Monday, September 11
How to Train Your Dragon – airs Tuesday, September 19
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – airs Wednesday, September 20
Spy Kids – airs Monday, September 25

Big Fun Movies  – PREMIERES
Finding Nemo – premieres Saturday, September 9 at 6 p.m. ET/PT
Bambi – premieres Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Inside Out – premieres Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. ET/PT

Visit YTV.com for exclusive content of new and returning shows including episodes, recaps and polls about fan-favourite Loud House characters as well as the brand-new Mysticons game, “What Mysticon Are You?” launching Friday, September 1.

Additional TELETOON Fall Programming Highlights

Weekend Morning Cartoon Block
Airs: Saturday and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT  

Includes episodes of:
Amazing World of Gumball airs weekends at 6:30 a.m. ET/PT
New Looney Tunes airs Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m. ET/PT
Lego Nexo Knights airs Saturdays and Sundays at 8 a.m. ET/PT
Ben 10 airs weekends at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT  

Visit TELETOON.com for episodes, games and behind-the-scenes content on new and returning series.

Additional Treehouse Fall Programming Highlights

Special programming airing on Treehouse this fall includes:

Barbie Dreamtopia ¨Festival of Fun¨ – airs Saturday, September 16 at 12:35 p.m. ET/PT

In the animated special Barbie Dreamtopia ¨Festival of Fun¨ Barbie and her little sister Chelsea, go on four fun-filled adventures through Chelsea’s imagination in the whimsical lands of Dreamtopia.

Check out Treehousetv.com for all things Sunny Day, including the new game, “Smiling and Styling with Sunny” where fans customize Sunny’s hair and nails, and style some of Sunny’s favourite clients. The game will be available online beginning Friday, September 1.

*Source: Numeris PPM data, Total Canada, Broadcast YTD (Aug29/16 – Aug6/17), AMA(000) K6-11 unless otherwise noted, Ranker based on kids Cdn specialty stations only / preschool = K2-6

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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 includes 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 www.corusent.com. 

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Rebecca Rebeiro
Corus Entertainment
rebecca.rebeiro@corusent.com
416.479.6474

Michelle McTeague
Corus Entertainment
Michelle.mcteague@corusent.com
416.966.7724


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