Extreme Babysitting premieres on Saturday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV

(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching a brand-new original prank series Extreme Babysitting, set to debut on Saturday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, following a line-up of great comedy including Zoink’d! and Splatalot.

Extreme Babysitting is sure to make families laugh by taking a totally relatable situation – babysitting – and giving it a hilarious twist. Teens ready to take on babysitting gigs, set up by “well-meaning” family and friends, find themselves in silly situations they never saw coming. Unbeknownst to them, the Extreme Babysitting house is filled with a cast of characters ready to pull off the ultimate babysitting prank. Add an outrageous element to the mix, like a marching band or an explosive science project, and you have a half hour of non-stop laughs. Behind the scenes, YTV’s own on-air personality, Andy Chapman (CRUNCH) serves as the show’s “Prankmaster” adding another layer of colourful comedy to the hi-jinks.

Produced by General Purpose Pictures and CCI Entertainment, in association with YTV, the half-hour show sets out to push the ridiculous metre on the usually mundane world of babysitting, without letting the babysitters know that they are actually on TV.

Extreme Babysitting tops off YTV’s real comedy line-up – a collection of reality-based comedy series for the whole family.

Zoink’d! – 6 p.m. ET/PT
Zoink’d! is a messy talent show that gets adult performers to showcase their wacky talents in front of a panel of kid judges who have the power to eliminate unentertaining grown-ups by covering them in goo.

Splatalot – 6:30 p.m. ET/PT
Splatalot is chalk full of wipeouts and face-plants as thrill-seeking teens race through a medieval obstacle course that features a sludge-filled moat and a squad of gladiators tasked with slowing them down.

About General Purpose Pictures
General Purpose Pictures is an independent Canadian television production company that produces and delivers high quality, critically acclaimed content across all platforms to major broadcasters worldwide. Headed by award-winning industry veteran Scott McNeil, the company is recognized internationally for the substantial inroads it has made in the genres of reality, lifestyle and docu-soap TV, and for its signature General Purpose style. General Purpose Pictures has produced hundreds of hours of programming including The Heat With Mark McEwan for Food Network, Holmes on Homes and The Fix for HGTV Canada, Save Us From Our House and Making House for W Network, and Shotgun Reno for Slice.

About CCI Entertainment
CCI Entertainment is one of Canada’s leading independent production, distribution and licensing companies with a successful track record spanning twenty-five years. CCI has been particularly recognized in the area of family television, lifestyle programming, documentaries and movies having been responsible for thousands of hours of award-winning entertainment for the world market. CCI’s library includes such shows as, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Candice Tells All, Artzooka!, the award winning Iron Road, and classics such as Sharon, Lois & Bram’s Elephant Show and Shining Time Station. CCI Entertainment continues to be an industry leader by developing and distributing content that entertains, engages and fuels imaginations including its most recent Transmedia Productions, Geofreakz and Artzooka!.

About YTV
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!.

YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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