IT’S A SUMMER ENDER TO REMEMBER THIS LABOUR DAY ON YTV
August 27, 2007
YTV Broadcasts the Exclusive Canadian Premiere of Nickelodeon’s 20th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards
(August 27, 2007– Toronto, Canada) This Labour Day, YTV has a full schedule of special programming to entertain viewers on the last day of summer vacation, as kids across the country prepare to go back to school. Programming includes the first-ever Canadian broadcast of Nickelodeon’s 20th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the premiere of The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, the network premiere of the animated series Futurama and the season three debut of the YTV Original Production Prank Patrol.
KIDS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Broadcast in Canada for the first time ever and hosted by Justin Timberlake, Nickelodeon’s 20th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards is a star-studded event recognizing the year’s best talent in TV, film and music – while occasionally sliming its V.I.P guests.
Premiering on Monday, September 3 at 6 p.m., this two-hour special features musical acts, special interviews and much more, with a lineup including: Gwen Stefani, Akon, Beyoncé, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Queen Latifah, Mike Myers, Jamie Lynn Spears, Hilary Duff, Jon Heder, Emma Roberts, Jesse McCartney, Bindi Irwin, Nat and Alex from The Naked Brothers Band and Chris Brown. An encore presentation of this special will air on Monday, September 3 at 9:30 p.m.
NAKED BROTHERS BAND: THE MOVIE
Leading up to the awards show The Zone premieres The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie on Monday, September 3 at 4 p.m. Viewers can get acquainted with young musician brothers Nat and Alex before their series based on this made-for-TV movie hits the schedule on Monday, September 10 at 5 p.m.
The movie tells the story of an all-kid rock band led by a pair of brothers, nine-year-old Nat and six-year-old Alex, who comically struggle with creative differences, soda-pop addictions and 20-year-old babysitters. Created by actress Polly Draper (Thirtysomething), the real-life mom of Nat and Alex, this movie features cameo appearances by Arsenio Hall, Ricki Lake, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, Tony Shalhoub and Uma Thurman, as well as Draper’s former Thirtysomething co-stars Timothy Busfield, Melanie Mayron, Mel Harris, Ken Olin, and Patricia Wettig. Following the movie, YTV will air the exclusive premiere of The Naked Brothers Band’s first music video.
PRANK PATROL: SEASON THREE
Season three of the YTV Original Production Prank Patrol premieres on Monday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m. Each episode features a different prankster on a mission to pull off the hoax of the century on an unsuspecting victim. In his tricked-out Spy Van, sneaky host Andre and his two ninjas conduct surveillance on the victims and set up pranks with the help of prosthetics, robots and special effects experts.
In the first episode of season three, underdog little brother Connor Seidel wants to prank his show-off big brother, Bond -- stealing Bond’s dream of a career in music and his musical equipment, too! With the help of the Prank Patrol, Connor creates and records a blues song and enters his song and one of Bond’s into a radio competition at Q92 FM in Montreal. When Connor wins, Bond is surprised and amazed at his little brother’s talent. But then he finds out that Connor sold his equipment to pay for the recording and, as if that weren’t enough, DJ Aaron Rand accidentally sets it on fire!
From the Emmy® Award-winning creator and executive producer of The Simpsons, Futurama joins the YTV schedule on Monday, September 3 at 9 p.m. This animated satire of pop culture follows the adventures of Fry, a pizza delivery boy who was cryogenically frozen while working his delivery job and wakes up 1,000 years later – in New New York.
Fry, the epitome of the 21st century slacker, gets another job as a delivery boy with Planet Express, a space delivery service owned by his distant nephew Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth. With his new best friends, Bender, a morally corrupt robot, and Leela, the beautiful one-eyed alien captain for Planet Express, Fry crosses the universe delivering packages to planets filled with strange creatures, from giant Amazonian women to flying brains intent on taking over the earth.
Labour Day gets underway with the one-hour special Jimmy Neutron: The League of Villains at 9 a.m.; two movie presentations, Rugrats Go Wild at noon and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie at 2 p.m., and episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents throughout the day.
YTV, now in its 20th year, is a leading entertainment brand for kids in Canada. The network is seen in over eight million homes. As a major force in kids’ entertainment, YTV has triggered over $1 billion in Canadian independent production; has a highly interactive website that averages over 90 million monthly page views; publishes a successful kids’ magazine, Whoa!; and conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report.
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