Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching Season 2 of its highly successful live-action comedy series Life with Boys beginning on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Produced by Nelvana Studio, the 18 x 30-minute season promises fans even more laughs and chaos among the returning characters as well as appearances by special guest stars including Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young), singer Victoria Duffield, and The Next Star’s Brooklyn Roebuck and Darren Espanto.
Torri Webster reprises the role of Tess Foster, the only teenage girl living in an all-male household, navigating the turmoil of teen life with her best friend Allie (Madison Pettis) right by her side. Together they manage their way through the ups and downs of life at home and school. In new second season episodes Tess and Allie decide to take a part-time job washing dogs, Tess and Gabe spontaneously team up as a musical duo and the whole family auditions for a dance contest.
Leading up to the launch, YTV viewers had a sneak peek of the new season with three Life with Boys specials for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day that whet the appetite for regular Season 2 episodes to begin.
Other returning cast members on the series include: Nathan McLeod as Tess’ heartthrob older brother Gabe, Michael Murphy as her studious twin brother Sam, Jake Goodman as younger brother Spencer and Sandy Jobin-Bevans as her well-meaning father Jack.
“We’re delighted with the continued success of Life with Boys,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama. “The new season amps up the comedy and excitement with more hilarious situations as well as guest star appearances.”
In the premiere episode airing on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., the kids are thrilled to learn that Vice Principal Vitolo, the school’s top enforcer of student conduct, is resigning, but their elation turns to fear when they overhear their father, Jack on the phone being offered the job. Considering this a terrible alternative that will render them social pariahs, Tess organizes a plan to make Jack realize how much he loves being the gym teacher, so we won’t take the new position. Jack catches on and confronts them, only to learn that the kids were laboring under a misconception. He was offered the job as VP at Pineview High School. The kids are all relieved, except Tess, who realizes her problem has just gotten worse, because with Dad leaving their school she will no longer have him as her wrestling coach.
Life with Boys is created by Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana,That’s So Raven) and executive produced by Douglas Lieblein (Hannah Montana) and Tracey Dodokin (Detentionaire, Scaredy Squirrel). The series is produced by Nelvana Studio and Steven Bawol’s Helion Pictures.
The series airs globally in Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) and France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Iberia, the Nordics and Belgium. Life with Boys recently made its U.S. debut on Nickelodeon’s 24-hour network for teen and tweens, TeenNick, on February 6. The series is distributed worldwide by DreamWorks Classics and Nelvana Enterprises.
Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. As a major force in kids’ television, YTV offers great programming for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, comedies, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches kids online at YTV.com and in local communities with the travelling road show WOW!. Visit http://www.ytv.com/.
Nelvana Studio is a globally recognized studio that produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool, boys and live action – from literary classics Babar and Franklin to shows such as The Backyardigans and global ratings smash preschool hit Mike the Knight. Many of these series air on Corus Entertainment’s kids’ services in Canada and in over 160 countries around the world. Nelvana’s library now has well over 3800 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at www.nelvana.com
Helion Pictures was created by Managing Director Steven Bawol to create long-running fiction series’ for the international market and has been responsible comedies like One for the Road for Channel 4 in the U.K., interactive fiction like Boy Meets Girl for Swedish broadcaster SVT and Nickelodeon U.K.’s successful live-action comedy series, Renford Rejects and Genie in the House. Bawol co-created Section de Recherche, France’s most successful one-hour police series for TF1, France’s largest broadcaster. Currently, he is Executive producer of The Borgias, a drama series created by Tom Fontana for Canal +, and has shows in development with Starz, Channel 4, TF1, Broadview TV and Cybergoup Studios.
YTV and Nelvana Studio are 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 37 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 https://www.corusent.com/.
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