YTV Premieres Nickelodeon’s New Comedy Series True Jackson, VP Teen Divers Explore the World’s Oceans in Premiere of Aquateam on Discovery Kids (Toronto, Canada) Corus Kids is jam-packed with premieres this March, including the launches of four new series on YTV and the premiere of Aquateam on Discovery Kids Canada. The fun doesn’t stop there as YTV hosts go head-to-head in an exciting interactive competition in YTV’s popular after-school block, The Zone. YTV MARCH 2009 HIGHLIGHTS TRUE JACKSON, VP – NEW NICKELODEON SERIES Fifteen-year-old True Jackson (Keke Palmer, Akeelah and the Bee) has a passion for fashion and she gets the chance of a lifetime when she’s hired as the new vice president of Mad Style, a major fashion label. Too bad her new co-workers aren’t exactly thrilled about having a teenager as their boss! When her jealous co-workers try to sabotage her, True quickly realizes that the office is really just like high school – complete with bullies, cliques, and crushes. Good thing True has her real friends along for the ride. Nickelodeon’s new comedy series True Jackson, VP premieres Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. FAMILY BIZ – NEW CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES For Eli, Avalon and Ronnie Keller, life is sweet. As latchkey kids, they’ve made their house into the neighbourhood social hub. Their folks work long and hard at their careers and the Keller kids like it that way. But when their dad, Dave, is downsized, the Keller kids’ world is forever changed. A self-proclaimed “corporate gunslinger”, Dave now works from his home office in the attic and the kids are now employees of the Keller Family Corporation. Dave applies every rule he ever learned in business to parenting but will the Keller kids survive? Will Dave? Too bad the kids can’t downsize Dad. Produced by Muse Entertainment in association with YTV, Family Biz premieres in its regular timeslot Friday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. during Big Fun Fridays. LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL – NEW SERIES Armed with a whole new approach to badness, The League of Super Evil (a.k.a. L.O.S.E.) follows four super villains who have set their sights on nothing less than total neighbourhood domination, whether they’re battling obnoxious traffic cops or flogging watered-down lemonade. L.O.S.E. is helmed by the diminutive Great Voltar, whose grandiose plans are generally miniscule and child-like. Then there’s the gadgeteer Doktor Frogg, whose evil genius is diminished only by his incredible bad luck. Bringing the muscle is former Siberian farm boy Reginald “Red” Menace, who prefers to channel his energy into gardening and cute animals, and the unpredictable Doomageddon, a pan-dimensional hell-hound who brings the term “bad dog” to a whole new level. Produced by Nerd Corps Entertainment, this half-hour animated series will premiere in YTV’s Saturday morning cartoon block, CRUNCH, hosted by Andy on Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. KARAOKE STAR JUNIOR – NEW CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES CMT’s fan favourite series Chevy Karaoke Star has teamed up with YTV for the debut season of Karaoke Star Junior. The judges, country music musicians Tara Oram and Danny Fernandes, plus one guest judge in each city, are searching for young karaoke enthusiasts who can sing their hearts out for a $5,000 cash prize. One finalist from eight Canadian cities will be chosen to compete in the Calgary finale. Candidates who miss the initial auditions can upload videos of their performance at www.kstarjr.com from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, April 5 for a chance to become a Cyber-Star Junior. Two Cyber-Star Juniors will be chosen for a chance to compete in Calgary. Co-hosted by YTV alumni hosts Paul McGuire (CMT Weekend, CMT Minute) and Phil Guerrero, the 11-episode series launches on YTV Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. MARCH BREAK ON YTV Beginning Monday, March 16 in The Zone, YTV’s popular after-school block, kids can celebrate an entire week free from school with the hosts of YTV – The Zone’s Carlos, ZAPX’s Simon and CRUNCH’s Andy – will go head-to-head in challenges every day throughout March Break during the Battle for the Golden Sandwich. Viewers will have the chance to join in the fun by voting for their favourite host on YTV.com. The host with the most votes gets to choose their favourite series, which will air on YTV from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20 with two episodes back-to-back beginning at 6 p.m. To top it all off, viewers won’t want to miss episodes of their favourite series every day throughout March Break, from SpongeBob SquarePants to iCarly, as well as blockbusters such as Over the Hedge starring Avril Lavigne and Are We There Yet? starring Ice Cube. JOIN SIMON IN YTV’S SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE BLOCK, ZAPX Every Sunday in March, viewers can catch a new blockbuster premiere at 6 p.m. in ZAPX, hosted by movie buff Simon. ZAPX premieres for this month include: Flushed Away (2006) Sunday, March 1 at 6 p.m. – starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet How To Eat Fried Worms (2006) Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. Nacho Libre (2006) Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m. – starring Jack Black Barnyard (2006) Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m. – starring Kevin James and Courteney Cox Arquette Open Season (2006) Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m. – starring Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher DISCOVERY KIDS MARCH 2009 HIGHLIGHTS AQUATEAM – NEW CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES Eight trained teenagers get to do more cool stuff in the ocean than they ever could on land in the brand-new real-life Discovery Kids series Aquateam. The Aquateam divers discover the real Treasure Island, explore mysterious shipwrecks and meet sharks face-to-face through their Aquamissions, designed to test the team’s skills and increase their knowledge about diving and marine habitat. Each of the 13-episodes features a new mission as the team meets world-famous experts and uses the latest technology to explore the planet’s final frontier. Produced by Canada’s Arcadia Entertainment, and filmed in locations around the globe, Aquateam premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the show’s regular timeslot. MEGA MONSTER MARCH BREAK IS BACK! This March, Discovery Kids once again unearths history’s most fearsome creatures for Mega Monster March Break. The monstrous event takes place all week long from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., offering monster-filled episodes of viewers’ favourite Discovery Kids series as well as brand-new episodes of The Future Is Wild, Grossology and Mystery Hunters. All YTV times are ET/PT. All Discovery Kids times are ET. -30- For high-resolution images, please visit http://mediacentre.corusent.com. For more information, please contact: Molly Ray Publicist Corus Entertainment (416) 530-2247 Danielle Sefton Communications Assistant Corus Entertainment (416) 534-1191 ext. 3717