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PR: YTV and Treehouse February 2009 Highlights

YTV AND TREEHOUSE FEBRUARY 2009 HIGHLIGHTS

YTV Premieres Two New Series

Treehouse Launches a New Winter Schedule with Three New Series

(January 6, 2009 – Toronto, Canada) Corus Kids is spreading the love this February with adventure, comedy and popular premieres, including two new series: In the Real World and Rollbots on YTV, and four new series on Treehouse: Big & Small, Zigby and Chuggington. The February fun won’t stop there as YTV’s annual events Valentine’s Week, Music Day and Popcorn til You Dropcorn return with new lineups.

YTV FEBRUARY 2009 HIGHLIGHTS

IN THE REAL WORLD – NEW SERIES
Paper-pushing office jobs don’t tickle everyone’s fancy. Today, there are plenty of career options – how about alligator wrangling or performing death-defying stunts in the next Hollywood blockbuster? Audiences at home can check out a variety of cool jobs in this new Canadian original series In the Real World on YTV, the reality competition show where kids work in real-life professions. Co-produced by Montreal-based Apartment 11 Productions (Mystery Hunters, Prank Patrol) and YTV, In the Real World premieres on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m.

ROLLBOTS – NEW SERIES
Spin is fast, daring and not too sure where he fits in – he’s the only bot in Flip City who doesn’t belong to one of the 11 tribes. That said, fighting Vertex and his evil henchbots keeps Spin very busy. There’s a lot to uncover in Flip City and, while he’s trying to become one of the city’s CopBots, Spin may just discover why he isn’t part of a tribe. Don’t miss Spin’s adventures in this 3-D animated action comedy series produced by Amberwood Entertainment, premiering in Crunch hosted by Andy on Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 a.m.

VALENTINE’S WEEK
From Monday, February 9 to Thursday, February 12 beginning at 6 p.m., YTV is celebrating love with crushes and first kisses. The lovey-dovey lineup includes themed episodes from Nickelodeon’s iCarly starring Miranda Cosgrove, Malcolm in the Middle and Drake & Josh.

And Valentine’s just wouldn’t be the same without those beloved Charlie Brown specials! Tune in as YTV brings viewers the classic Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine.

BE MY VALENTINE, CHARLIE BROWN
Love is in the air, but where are Charlie Brown’s valentines? Though he’s longing for some sort of love poem from the Little Red-Haired Girl, Charlie Brown would settle for a card from anyone! Meanwhile Linus’ crush on his teacher, Miss Othmar, has him desperate to get her just the right Valentine’s gift. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brownairs Saturday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. (r) 6:30 p.m.

A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE
The Peanuts gang is looking for love in A Charlie Brown Valentine, airing Saturday, February 14 at 6 p.m. Lovesick Charlie Brownhopes – still – to get a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl, as does Sally from Linus, Lucy from Schroeder and Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown.

On Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m., YTV will be ushering in the love-fest with the premiere of the blockbuster film Just My Luck starring Lindsay Lohan.

JUST MY LUCK – PREMIERE
Everything always seems to fall into place for Manhattan socialite Ashley (Lindsay Lohan), the luckiest girl in New York City. That all changes after she meets Jake, a notoriously clumsy guy who just can’t seem to catch a break. After the two share a kiss, their fortunes and good luck swap, leaving Ashley to dodge one disaster after another while Jake heads for fame and fortune. Nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Hissy Fit, Just My Luck airs in Big Fun Fridays on Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MUSIC DAY – FEBRUARY 10
Get ready to cut a rug as YTV presents Music Day in The Zone hosted by Carlos. To celebrate the launch of Big Fun Party Mix 10, featuring The Next Star‘s Dunnery Bond, YTV is showing musical episodes of viewers’ favourite shows from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10. The lineup includes rocking episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Fairly OddParents, Drake & Josh and iCarly.

POPCORN TIL YOU DROPCORN – FEBRUARY 22
This year, Popcorn til You Dropcorn is all about fur, fluff and fun! Join ZAPX host Simon from noon to
8:15 p.m. as he rolls out the red carpet to toast Hollywood’s favourite four-legged friends. Viewers won’t want to miss the premiere of Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties premiering on Sunday, February 22 at 6 p.m.

The special blockbuster lineup also includes Babe: Pig in the City (1998)at 12 p.m., Racing Stripes (2005) at 2 p.m. and Garfield: The Movie (2004)at 4 p.m.

GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES – PREMIERE
Get ready for a British invasion of the feline persuasion! Everyone’s favourite cat Garfield travels across the pond with pal Odie to surprise their master. The plan falls apart when Garfield is mistaken for Prince, a real fat cat who just inherited the Queen’s fortune. Garfield savours the royal treatment until he realizes his reign is in jeopardy by Lord Dargis, who is determined to turn the castle into a resort. Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties premieres Sunday, February 22 at 6 p.m.

TREEHOUSE FEBRUARY 2009 HIGHLIGHTS

BIG & SMALL – NEW SERIES
Internationally acclaimed Canadian puppet workshop, The Grogs, once again bring their talent to the television screen in the new series Big & Small. Packed with humour and laugh-out-loud moments for parents and kids, Big & Small is written by Emmy® Award winner Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and follows Big and Small, two best friends, as they live together in a chaotic house and garden in the country. This UK-Canada co-production will air Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:45 a.m. beginning Monday, February 23. Other times include: Fridays at 6:25 p.m., Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m.

ZIGBY – NEW SERIES
This 3-D animated series takes preschoolers on an awe-inspiring journey through the jungle with a zebra, a not-so-bright meerkat and a nervous guinea fowl. Jam-packed with places to explore and surprises waiting around every corner, young viewers can catch Zigby Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. beginning Monday, February 23. Other times include: Monday to Friday at 6:35 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

CHUGGINGTON – NEW SERIES
Chuggington follows the adventures of three young trainee engines, Wilson, Bewster and Koko, as they learn to ride the rails. In this delightful 3-D animated series, every train in Chuggington, from the oldest puffing steam engine to the latest sleek bullet train, has been kept active and in tiptop condition by the people who love them. Both entertaining and centered on learning and social development, Chuggington premieres in its regular timeslot on Saturday, February 28 at 6:45 p.m. Other times include: Sundays at 12:30 p.m.

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