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PR: Corus Kids Television is Jam-Packed with New Series & Events this September

CORUS KIDS TELEVISION IS JAM-PACKED WITH NEW SERIES, EVENTS

AND RETURNING FAVOURITES THIS SEPTEMBER

(August 25, 2008 – Toronto, Canada) September is just around the corner and Corus Kids is celebrating the start of the school year with a variety of new series like Amy Poehler‘s The Mighty B, Wolverine and the X-Men, Willa’s Wild Life, Toot & Puddle, a special Miranda Monday event featuring Miranda Cosgrove, a farewell to summer Labour Day event, and to top it all off, blockbuster movies starring big-name celebs on Big Fun Fridays.

YTV SEPTEMBER 2008 HIGHLIGHTS

THE MIGHTY B – NEW SERIES
Created and voiced by SNL‘s Amy Poehler, The Mighty B follows the adventures of 10-year-old Bessie Higgenbottom, the world’s most ambitious Honeybee scout, who wears her uniform every single day, leads her troop with a zeal General Patton would have admired and has earned more Bee Badges than any Honeybee in history. However, a bunch of badges still elude her and Bessie won’t rest until she’s earned them all. Tune in to this Nickelodeon series hitting the YTV scheduleonSaturday, September 6 at 9 a.m. and airing in its regular timeslot beginning Sunday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m.

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN – NEW SERIES
After 50 years of bestselling comic books, three blockbuster movies, a massive fan-base spanning all ages, the new animated series Wolverine and the X-Men joins the YTV schedule. When an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, the beaten heroes decide to walk away from it all. But after getting a glimpse into the future, Wolverine takes the lead and reunites the broken band to embark upon the ultimate mission – preventing the world’s destruction. Wolverine and the X-Men premieres Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

JIBBER JABBER – NEW SERIES
Who says that an ordinary house can’t be the most exciting place in town? Jibber and Jabber are two seven-year-old twin brothers with big imaginations. Everyday is a brand new adventure as the boys embark on missions in their backyard, from space travel to a hunt for buried treasure. No adventure is ever the same as their imaginary worlds constantly change to fit their wild and action-filled fantasies. Jibber Jabber premieres Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m.

LABOUR DAY FUN ON YTV
YTV salutes another summer gone by with a day full of viewers’ favourite series from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 1. YTV fans won’t want to miss episodes and specials of SpongeBob SquarePants, Back at the Barnyard, Tak and the Power of JuJu, Drake & Josh and an all-new episode of The Fairly OddParents. To top it all off, viewers can enjoy the premiere movie The Last Day of Summer at 8 p.m.

THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: OPEN WIDE AND SAY AHH/ODDPIRATES
When Timmy’s wish to be at the Pirates opening game gets mixed up, the gang find themselves on a real pirate ship. After Wanda and Cosmo’s wands are stolen and the pirates attack the game, the baseball team comes to the rescue to help defeat them.In Open Wide and Say Ahh, Timmy finds himself in a frightening predicament when he is forced to spend time at the hospital with his nemesis Vicky. Don’t miss this premiere episode onMonday, September 1 at 5 p.m. in The Zone hosted by Carlos and Joyce.

THE NEXT STAR MARATHON WEEKEND AND FINALE
After a cross-Canada search, the winner of The Next Star is about to be revealed. To get geared up for the final vote, YTV is giving viewers not one, but two, chances to catch up on previous episodes. On Saturday, September 27 beginning at 1 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 beginning at 12 p.m., fans can watch back-to-back episodes of the series.

Leading up to the live one-hour finale at Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 28 at 7 p.m., viewers will vote for their favourite performer at www.YTV.com and by text message, determining who will be crowned The Next Star. Fans interested in attending the live finale can visit www.YTV.com for details on discounted park admission.

MIRANDA MONDAY
YTV loves Miranda Cosgrove (Drake & Josh, School of Rock) and to show affection for this talented young lady, the network is dedicating a day to her with Miranda Monday. On Monday, September 15 beginning from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. fans can catch Miranda in back-to-back episodes of Drake & Josh, Unfabulous, and her hit Nickelodeon series iCarly.

For more Miranda fun, check out iCarly Tuesday to Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with new episodes on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Monday, September 1.

YTV MOVIES: FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Attention all family members! Tune in to watch blockbuster hits and animated favourites throughout the week in YTV’s themed movie blocks: 3 Hairy Thumbs Up every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., Big Fun Fridays every Friday at 7 p.m. and ZAPX every Sunday at 6 p.m.

The Last Day of Summer (2007) PREMIERES Monday, September 1 at 8 p.m.
She’s The Man (2006) PREMIERES Friday, September 5 at 7 p.m.
Stuart Little(1999) airs Saturday, September 6 at 4 p.m.
Catch That Kid (2004) airs Sunday, September 7 at 4 p.m.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) airs Sunday, September 7 at 6 p.m.
Aquamarine(2006) PREMIERES Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) airs Saturday, September 13 at 4 p.m.
Rebound (2005) airs Sunday, September 14 at 4 p.m.
Kicking & Screaming (2005) airs Sunday, September 14 at 6 p.m.
All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) airs Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
All Dogs Go To Heaven II (1996) airs Saturday, September 20 at 4 p.m.
The Sandlot 2 (2005) airs Sunday, September 21 at 4 p.m.
Bad News Bears (2005) airs Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m.
Grease (1978) airs Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
What a Girl Wants(2003) airs Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

TREEHOUSE SEPTEMBER 2008 HIGHLIGHTS

TOOT & PUDDLE – NEW SERIES
A whimsical series based on the books from celebrated author and artist Holly Hobbie, the show follows the adventures of two pigs: the fun-loving, inquisitive, but very different best friends, Toot and Puddle. Toot is a young globe-trotting adventurer who is constantly on the lookout for a new challenge. Puddle is the backyard explorer of the pair; although he enjoys travelling, he is much more interested in finding fun closer to home. Toot & Puddle teaches lessons of friendship and all of the happiness a lasting bond can bring. Premieres Tuesday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m.

SESAME STREET – NEW SERIES
Treehouse is bringing Canadian youngsters one of America’s longest running children’s shows, Sesame Street. Children can enjoy perennial favourites Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Elmo and the newest Muppet, Abby Cadabby, a three-year-old who loves magic and is strong, smart and funny. This classic series premieres Saturday, September 6 at 9 a.m.

THE ADVENTURES OF BERT AND ERNIE – NEW SERIES
In this new series of five-minute interstitials, claymation versions of Bert and Ernie use their imaginations to travel to far-off places in a fun spin on these familiar friends. The Adventures of Bert and Ernie premieres Tuesday, September 2 at 4 p.m. and airs every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.

ODD-JOBBERS – NEW SERIES
Odd-Jobbers is a tale of the Mendit brothers, Osimo, Bitz and Bob, and their cousin Mia — four slightly odd but very friendly characters who live in the village of Patchville and run a small business, Odd-jobbing. Odd-jobbing is considered a very respectable business in these parts, a profession that requires lots of skill and years of training.The Mendits will tackle anything and enjoy nothing more than helping others by fixing, building, cleaning or whatever else is required. No job is too big, too small or too odd for them. Odd-Jobbers will premiere on Treehouse Monday, September 1 at 12 p.m. in its regular timeslot.

DISCOVERY KIDS SEPTEMBER 2008 HIGHLIGHTS

SciQ – NEW SERIES
Produced by Discovery Channel Canada and Smithsonian Networks, energetic young hosts Andrew and Paula take on the challenge of testing their SciQ based on a specific theme each week. Viewers will learn about science through adventure as this series explores a wide range of topics such as the future of living underwater, the magic of movie making and how a detective investigates a crime scene. Don’t miss the series premiere Monday, September 1 at 7 p.m. Other times include: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturdays at 12 p.m.

WILLA’S WILD LIFE – NEW SERIES
Produced by Nelvana and based on the book An Octopus Followed Me Home, this animated series follows the adventures of Willa, an unforgettable little girl who brings home stray penguins and rabbits instead of cats and dogs, much to the chagrin of her understanding but conventional father. So far, this six-year-old critter collector has adopted a giraffe, a couple of elephants, an alligator and so many other exotic animals, there’s barely room in Willa’s room for Willa! Willa’s animals are not just her friends, they offer Willa advice and counsel, giving her their unique and often humorous takes on problem-solving. Catch the series premiere Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m. Other times include: Saturdays at 2 p.m., Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION

SPELLBOUND
Discovery Kids viewers can get ramped up for school with the critically acclaimed and Oscar®-nominated documentary Spellbound. Airing Sunday, August 31 at 7 p.m., Spellbound shines a spotlight on the brave and brainy competitors in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee and is sure to get families ready for a new school year with drama and laughs.

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All YTV times are ET/PT.
All Treehouse and Discovery Kids times are ET.

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