(Toronto, Canada) Corus Kids Television is kick-starting the end of the school year with three new series, NickelodeonÕs Monster Buster Club, Escape from Scorpion Island and Genie in the House, plus a special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants: Bummer Vacation, and the broadcast premiere of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. YTV JUNE 2008 HIGHLIGHTS MONSTER BUSTER CLUB Ð SERIES PREMIERE A group of kids find out that extra terrestrials have been living in their home town of Singletown since time immemorial Ð some keep to themselves, others are out to invade it, some are just plain panic mongers! And since time immemorial, the Monster Buster Club (a.k.a. MBC) has been out to thwart their plans but it needs new recruits. Are the kids of Singletown up to the task? Tune into this new Nickelodeon CGI animated series set to hit the YTV schedule in Crunch, the networkÕs Saturday morning cartoon block hosted by Ajay, Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. (r) Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. ESCAPE FROM SCORPION ISLAND Ð SERIES PREMIERE Ten brave adventurers have been deserted on a tropical island in Escape from Scorpion Island. Throughout the competition, each contestant, aged 11 to 14, must face extreme challenges including sky diving, river crossing, fire walking and even helicopter abseiling in order to escape from the island. This high-powered British import series will air every day of the week on YTV. Viewers wonÕt want to miss this exciting three-week series beginning Monday, June 2 at 4 p.m. GENIE IN THE HOUSE Ð SERIES PREMIERE Sisters Emma and Sophie expect to find nothing but junk when exploring the renovation of their new home, until they stumble on a dusty old lamp that holds a magical genie capable of granting all of their wishes Ð or so they think. Adil the Genie hasnÕt quite mastered his wish-granting skills, and although their dad has banned the use of magic in the house, that doesnÕt stop the girls from getting into all kinds of mischief with Adil and his powers. This popular British sitcom from Nickelodeon in the UK premieres in its regular timeslot Sunday, June 1 at 11 a.m. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SchoolÕs out for summer! No more books, no more teachers, no more homework Ð just fun in the sun! For kids, itÕs the most exciting day of the year and YTV wants to celebrate another school year gone by with summer-themed episodes airing in The Zone hosted by Carlos and Joyce on Friday, June 27 beginning at 4 p.m. The lineup includes: SpongeBob SquarePants: Bummer Vacation at 4 p.m. Edgar & Ellen: Summer Retreat at 4:30 p.m. The Fairly OddParents: SchoolÕs Out at 5 p.m. FATHERÕS DAY ON YTV DonÕt forget about good old dad this FatherÕs Day! YTV is celebrating all day long Sunday, June 15 beginning at 8 a.m. with episodes featuring some of YTVÕs greatest dads. The event closes with a special ZAPX movie at 6 p.m. Ð Mrs. Doubtfire starring comedian Robin Williams and Sally Field. The lineup of fatherly episodes includes: Ruby Gloom: Science Fair or Foul at 8 a.m. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Make Room for Daddio at 8:30 a.m. Danny Phantom: Parental Bonding at 9 a.m. The Fairly OddParents: WhoÕs Your Daddy at 9:30 a.m. SpongeBob SquarePants: Pest of the West at 10 a.m. Being Ian: Kelley vs. Kelley at 10:30 a.m. iCarly: iWanna Stay with Spencer at 11 a.m. The Naked Brothers Band: Man Needs a Maid at 11:30 a.m. Prank Patrol: Punk Makeover at 2 p.m. Prank Patrol: Frankenstein at 2:30 p.m. Prank Patrol: Super Dad at 3 p.m. Prank Patrol: Heavy Metal Makeover at 3:30 p.m. The Flintstones at 4 p.m. Mrs. Doubtfire at 6 p.m. THE ULTIMATE JAMMY JAM SLEEPOVER FOR SELF-ESTEEM On Saturday, June 7, thousands of moms and girls across the country will be participating in the Dove Sleepover for Self-Esteem. As part of the event, YTV is premiering the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and has replaced the commercials during the film with hosted segments. Throughout the evening self-esteem expert Jessica Weiner and YTVÕs The Zone host Joyce will lead discussions with viewers at home about the issues that characters are facing in the movie, encouraging sleepover viewers to share their experiences and opinions. A bowl of popcorn, pyjamas and a few girlfriends is all that is required! THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS Ð PREMIERE As the summer before their 16th birthdays approaches, four best friends hatch a plan to stay connected, despite being separated for the entire season. The girls pass around a pair of second-hand jeans that, magically, look wonderful on all of them despite their different sizes. Over the summer, the pants come to represent the girlsÕ mutual support of one another. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants premieres Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. MORE YTV MOVIES Ð MORE FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Attention all family members! Tune in to watch blockbuster hits and animated favourites throughout the week at 8 p.m. and in YTVÕs themed movie blocks: 3 Hairy Thumbs Up every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and ZAPX every Sunday at 6 p.m. Drake & Josh Go Hollywood (2006) airs Sunday, June 1 at 4 p.m. Are We There Yet? (2005) airs Sunday, June 1 at 6 p.m. Yu Gi Oh!: The Movie (2004) airs Saturday, June 7 at 4 p.m. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) airs Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Ð PREMIERE Baby Geniuses (1999) airs Sunday, June 8 at 4 p.m. BabyÕs Day Out (1994) airs Sunday, June 8 at 6 p.m. Reboot: Daemon Rising (2001) airs Saturday, June 14 at 4 p.m. The Flintstones (1994) airs Sunday, June 15 at 4 p.m. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) airs Sunday, June 15 at 6 p.m. Pokemon Six: Jirachi Wish Maker (2004) airs Saturday, June 21 at 4 p.m. King of the Camp (2007) airs Sunday, June 22 at 4 p.m. Wizard of Oz (1939) airs Sunday, June 22 at 6 p.m. Transformers (2007) airs Saturday, June 28 at 4 p.m. Superman (1978) airs Sunday, June 29 at 3 p.m. Superman II (1980) airs Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. TREEHOUSE JUNE 2008 HIGHLIGHTS CELEBRATING FATHERÕS DAY ON TREEHOUSE Curl up with dad this FatherÕs Day for a day full of daddy-themed programming including episodes of Bob the Builder, Miss Spider and Little Bear. Let the bonding begin Sunday, June 15 with Babar: Father & Sons at 6 a.m. HELLO, SUMMER! On Saturday, June 21, usher in the summer with a day devoted to the hottest episodes and specials. Break out the sun block as Treehouse brings back-to-back episodes of Go Diego Go: African Safari as well as two new episodes of Fifi and the Flowertots. Highlights include: Toopy & Binoo: Camping at 6:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer: Summertime at 9:30 a.m. Franklin: Duckling at 11:30 a.m. Miss Spider: Heat Wave at 12 p.m. Go Diego Go: African Safari (part one) at 12:30 p.m. Go Diego Go: African Safari (part two) at 1 p.m. Yo Gabba Gabba: Summer at 2:30 p.m. Berenstein Bears: Summer Job at 3:30 p.m. This is Emily Yeung: Farming Special at 4:30 p.m. Fifi and the Flowertots: Sports Day at 7 p.m. Ð PREMIERE Fifi and the Flowertots: LifeÕs a Beach at 7:10 p.m. Ð PREMIERE -30- All YTV times are ET/PT. All Treehouse times are ET. For high-resolution images, please visit http://pressroom.corusent.com. For more information, please contact: Molly Merrick Publicist Corus Entertainment (416) 530-2247