·         Special March Break-Out schedule offers an entire week of movies and marathons

·         Families compete in a high-octane treasure hunt in new original series Cache Craze

·         New sitcom Marvin Marvin brings out-of-this-world laughs

·         Highly anticipated second season of Life With Boys
Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching a slew of new programming, movies and marathons to make the channel the place to be while school’s out. As part of a month-long March Break celebration, YTV is launching two brand new series and a highly anticipated second season premiere. On Saturday, March 9 YTV debuts Cache Craze, a heart-pounding original competition show that uses augmented GPS technology to take kids and families through a series of crazy challenges to battle for top prize. The hit live-action series Life With Boys returns for a second season and a new hilarious sitcom Marvin Marvin about a hapless, lovable alien will launch on Monday, March 25. The 26th Annual Kids Choice Awards, honouring kids’ favourites in the world of film, music, sport and television with this year’s event hosted by Josh Duhamel airs on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Also, the channel has lined up a roster of its best-loved movies and series marathons to run every day March 11 to March 15.
“March Break is one of the most-watched times of the year on YTV, so we’re planning our biggest March Break programming event ever, with a schedule that is jam-packed with movies and shows they love as well as new series premieres all month long,” said Ted Ellis, Vice President, Kids/Family Programming.
Cache Craze – Premiere March 9 at 6 p.m.
Cache Craze is the ultimate competition show for adventurers of all ages who are ready to face epic challenges while they battle for amazing prizes. Hosted by comedy star Ryan Horwood (Monster Warriors, Howie Do It), the series is a modern-day family treasure hunt inspired by the phenomenon of Geocaching—the emerging GPS-aided treasure hunt game where teams search for hidden caches all over the world. In each episode of Cache Craze, family teams climb, crawl and jump through larger-than-life outdoor obstacles to avoid elimination. Only one team will emerge victorious, take home a cash prize and score the Cache Craze trophy.
Marvin Marvin – Premiere Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. (sneak peek on March 19, 20 and 21 at 6 p.m.)
Marvin Marvin is a Klootonian alien who may look like your average teenager but that’s where the similarity ends. After his home planet was invaded by evil Klerg agents, Marvin’s parents sent him off to Earth, where he was taken in by the Forman family. Now Marvin must learn to fit in, in a world where being normal takes on a whole new life form. That means no special powers, no happy floating and definitely no talking to animals.
Life With Boys – Season 2, beginning March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Even more laughs and chaos are in store for Tess Foster, the only girl living in her all-male household and navigating the turmoil of teen life with her best friend Allie by her side. In season two Tess and Allie decide to take a part-time job washing dogs, Tess and Gabe spontaneously team up as a musical duo, the whole family auditions for a dance contest, Sam loses a rat in the house and Tess plans a protest for Valentine’s Day. As well, audiences can expect appearances by special guest stars, Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young), singer Victoria Duffield, and The Next Star’s Brooklyn Roebuck and Darren Espanto.
26th Annual Kids Choice Awards – Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Josh Duhamel hosts this year’s KCAs with more slime (and armpit farts) than ever before.
NEW EPISODES
YTV is debuting new episodes of season three of Mr. Young on Tuesday, March 12 with a 90-minute special episode at 6 p.m., following a four-hour afternoon marathon. In order to make a better first impression on his crush Echo, Adam uses a time machine to travel back to the past to meet her for the first time all over again. After returning to the present he realizes his plan has backfired and he has to time travel back again to repair his relationship with Echo. However, the time travel mishaps multiply and spiral out of control and soon Adam’s meddling in the past has him scrambling to keep from being permanently stuck there. New episodes will continue to roll out on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
SATURDAY LINEUP
Beginning on March 2, Saturdays on YTV will be chock-full of new episodes of its most-watched series all month long:
Scaredy Squirrel: Season 2 airs March 2, 9 and 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Beyblade Metal Fury airs March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Pokemon airs March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 12 p.m.
Splatalot: Season 2 airs March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Extreme Babysitting airs March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7 p.m.
Zoink’d airs March 2 at 6 p.m. and March 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
MARCH BREAK-OUT MOVIES AND MARATHONS

Monday, March 11
SpongeBob SquarePants marathon airs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (Movie) airs at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12
iCarly marathon airs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mr. Young marathon airs 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13
Fairly OddParents marathon airs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid airs at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 14
Big Time Rush marathon airs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Victorious marathon airs 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn of the Treader airs at 6 p.m.

Friday, March 15
Tuff Puppy airs 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness airs 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Penguins of Madagascar airs 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Madagascar airs at 6 p.m.

Check out www.YTV.com for more upcoming new episodes and marathons during March

Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. YTV offers quality entertainment for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, nighttime drama for teens, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches its viewers online at YTV.com and in local communities with the traveling road show WOW!.

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