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Press Release: YTV PRESENTS THE SERIES PREMIERE OF WEIRD YEARS

PRESS RELEASE

YTV PRESENTS THE SERIES PREMIERE OF WEIRD YEARS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 8:30 P.M. ET/PT

If You Thought Your Family Was Strange, Wait Until You Meet The Dorkovitch’s
in this New Animated Family Comedy Series

(November 1, 2006 – Toronto , Canada ) This November a new animated-comedy joins the YTV schedule, and it is sure to have audiences across the country in stitches. Appealing to viewers of all ages, Weird Years, premiering Monday, November 6 at 8:30 p.m., follows the hilarious adventures of The Dorkovitch family as they deal with life in North America after moving from their native Kryobia.

The adventures of the newly arrived and disillusioned Dorkovitch’s are lead by Donko, the very emotional father and husband. As for the rest of the family, Magda (mom) is a Jedi Master of domestic chores at home and a master butcher at work, Ivan (son) is struggling with Old World values and his own New World aspirations, and Nadia (sister), Ivan’s twin sister, likes to push all boundaries, causing chaos within the Dorkovitch home. Last but not least there is Zozo, Donko’s ancient mother, who will never be accustomed to life in North America , and has a multitude of un-natural skills like perfect aim, Ninja stealth and the strength of a grizzly that surface when needed.

Created by the Toronto-based duo, Jason Hopely and Jamie Shannon (Nanalan), also known as Grogs Inc., Weird Years is produced by Lenz Entertainment in association with Mercury Filmworks and YTV.

In the first episode Requiem for a Screen, premiering Monday, November 6 at 8:30 p.m., when Ivan gets seriously addicted to videogames, the family intervenes. This 26-episode series also airs Wednesdays and Sundays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

YTV, Canada ‘s #1 youth network, is seen in over eight million homes across Canada . As a major force in Canadian kids’ entertainment, YTV has triggered over $988 million in Canadian independent production; developed a website that averages over 90 million monthly page views; published a successful kids’ magazine, Whoa!; and conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report.

YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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