Meet Edgar and Ellen: Crusaders against Conformity, Busters of Boredom and Masters of Merry Mayhem New YTV Original Series Pre-Launches 12 Shorts Online and Four-Themed Specials On-Air Before Broadcast Launch (August 18, 2006 Ð Toronto, Canada) This Labour Day, YTV viewers get a sneak-peek into the not-so-ordinary lives of mischievous twins Edgar & Ellen, in an all new animated series. Leaping from the pages of the Simon & Schuster books and landing a spot on YTV, audiences can enjoy a special presentation on-air and on YTV.com, Monday, September 4 at 6 p.m., before Edgar & Ellen joins the regular schedule next spring 2007. In an effort to introduce audiences to the troublesome twins before the series launches next spring, each on-air special coincides with exclusive streaming online content on YTV.com. With the broadcast of the first of four on-air specials this Labour Day, YTV.com streams six webisodes on the Edgar & Ellen mini-site: www.ytv.com/edgarandellen. Each following special presentation is accompanied by two new online streaming shorts. For viewers that miss the half-hour premiere or want to see it again, each on-air episode can be viewed online the day after its broadcast. Living in a 13-story mansion on the edge of ÒNodÕs Limbs,Ó 12-year-old twins, Edgar and Ellen dedicate their lives to all things mischievous, mysterious and adventurous. Since their parents are on an around-the-world vacation, they live with their pet (a pile of hair with an eyeball), and their groundskeeper, Heimertz. Their mansion located on a junkyard, is dubbed their Ògadget graveyardÓ and from there the duo creates marvellous contraptions of trouble while wearing footie pyjamas. In the back-to-school special, itÕs the first day of school and many would think that this would be a day to dread, but for Edgar and Ellen, this day couldnÕt come any faster. They have a full-year of mayhem planned on their fellow pupils, and they canÕt wait to begin. Edgar & Ellen: Accept No Substitute premieres Monday, September 4 at 6 p.m., repeating Tuesday, September 5 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10 at 8:30 a.m. Scheduled to launch in spring 2007, this 26 half-hour episode series is produced by StarFarm Productions LLC & Bardel Entertainment Inc. in association with Nickelodeon and YTV. YTV, CanadaÕs #1 youth network, is seen in over eight million homes across Canada. As a major force in Canadian kidsÕ entertainment, YTV has triggered over $988 million in Canadian independent production; developed a website that averages over 90 million monthly page views; published a successful kidsÕ magazine, Whoa!; and conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, childrenÕs book publishing and childrenÕs animation. The companyÕs multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com. – 30 – All times ET/PT For more detailed information and images please visit the Corus Press Room at http://pressroom.corusent.com. For more information, please contact: Laura Houston Communications Corus Entertainment (416) 583-2715 Lorraine Zarb Publicity Assistant Corus Entertainment (416) 583-2858