TELETOON Canada Announces Fall 2013 Programming
via TELETOON press release:
Something Funny Is Going On at TELETOON Canada This Fall
TELETOON, TELETOON at Night, TELETOON Retro, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim premiere fall schedules packed with new and returning hits beginning Monday, September 2
(Toronto, ON, August 13, 2013) – TELETOON Canada Inc. ups the funny this fall with brand new programming lineups for TELETOON, TELETOON at Night, TELETOON Retro, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The TELETOON Canada fall season officially launches on Monday, September 2, 2013, with new series, seasons and episodes premiering on each of TELETOON Canada’s networks.
“TELETOON Canada’s comedy-filled fall schedule features a wealth of new programming including a variety of original and acquired titles, from Annoying Orange and Grojband to a new season of Archer, that are sure to appeal to viewers of all ages,” said Carole Bonneau, Vice-President, Programming, TELETOON Canada Inc. “There’s something funny happening all day, every day across TELETOON Canada’s family of networks.”
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET/PT daily, TELETOON is home to “unreal” cartoon programming for kids and families. This fall, the TELETOON lineup boasts several exciting additions, including the series premiere of Annoying Orange, an-off-the-wall comedy following a group of supermarket fruit as they travel through time and space in their amazing fruit cart. The series expanded from a viral video to the most watched web series in YouTube history. TELETOON is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Annoying Orange on Thursday, September 5 at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT, following the Season 3 premiere of fan-favourite series Adventure Time at 6 p.m. ET/PT.
Premiering at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, September 5, the brand new TELETOON Original Series Grojband sees 12-year-old Corey and his garage band discover that despite their awesome musical chops, their lyrics suck. They resort to stealing them from Cory’s older sister Trina’s diary, but there’s a catch: in order to get great material, they have to devise clever ways to drive Trina over the edge. The Season 3 premiere of the hit TELETOON Original Series Detentionaire rounds out the evening of new comedy with the continuing adventures of Lee Ping at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
But Thursday nights don’t hold a monopoly on cartoon awesomeness – a newly revamped Wednesday evening lineup features brand new episodes of fan-favourite shows. DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk, the second season of the wildly popularseries based on the acclaimed film How to Train Your Dragon, premieres in its new timeslot on Wednesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the Season 6 premiere of signature TELETOON Original Series Johnny Test at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Johnny and his genetically engineered superdog Dukey celebrate a remarkable milestone this year, as the 100th episode of this wildly popular show will air later in the fall. The brand new Wednesday night lineup will also feature new episodes of established hits Regular Show at 6:15 p.m. ET/PT and The Amazing World of Gumball at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, both premiering on Wednesday, September 11.
Superhero action continues to dominate Friday nights on TELETOON this fall. Avengers Assemble, an animated series featuring an all-star roster of Marvel superheroes, makes its Canadian debut Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series joins a lineup of heavy hitters including an all-new season of Lego: Legends of Chima,which kicks things offat 6 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the Canadian premiere of new series Teen Titans Go! at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT and the season premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Weekend mornings deliver big laughs on TELETOON with new episodes of The Looney Tunes Showpremiering on Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT and a new season of Max Steel launching on Sunday, September 8 at 8 a.m. ET/PT.
TELETOON at Night
From 9 p.m. ET/PT onwards every evening, TELETOON at Night delivers a daily dose of humour for young adults, including Fred at Night, which will move to Thursday nights this fall. This late-night programming block features host Fred Kennedy, who will introduce episodes for the evening and provide commentary on the shows as well as his many passions from music, comics, movies, technology, celebrities and current events. On Thursday, September 5, the Fred at Night lineup premieres with all-new Futurama at 9 p.m. ET/PT, classic Family Guy episodes at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, new episodes of Seth Green’s brainchild Robot Chicken at 10 p.m. ET/PT, a brand new season of the cult hit animated spy series Archer at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Season 2 of TELETOON Original Series Fugget About It at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
TELETOON Retro, a classic cartoon destination for families, sees two series joining its lineup starting on Monday, September 2. In Tiny Toon Adventures, airing Monday to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, a new generation of Looney Toons studies at Acme Acres Looniversity under the instruction of the original characters, while beloved Canadian series Babarfollows the wholesome adventures of King Babar and his subjects in the happy kingdom of Celestvilleevery weekday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Now in its second year in Canada, Cartoon Network has a slate of new episodes and series premiering throughout the fall season. Monday nights are stacked with fresh programming on Cartoon Network this fall, including new series Uncle Grandpa, following everyone in the world’s magical uncle and grandpa. The network premiere of this delightfully random new show airs on Monday, September 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, joining a Monday night lineup that includes the Season 5 premiere of Adventure Time at 7 p.m. ET/PT followed by the season premieres of Regular Showat 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and MAD: The Animated Series at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The series premiere of ThunderCats airs on Saturday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT. Fans of the classic 1980s series, ThunderCats, will rejoice in watching this reboot, which presents the origin story of Lion-O’s ascension to the throne. Premiering on Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT, an all-new season of Young Justice Invasion jumps five years forward in time as the team fights off a secret alien invasion affecting the entire planet.
After 9 p.m. ET/PT every day, Adult Swim takes over the Cartoon Network airwaves. New additions to the Adult Swim lineup for fall include the network premieres of Brak Show on Thursday, September 5 at 12 midnight ET/PT and Lucy: Daughter of the Devil on Sunday, September 8 at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
TELETOON Free Preview
To coincide with the launch of the new fall schedule, from August 15 to September 30, 2013, TELETOON Canada is offering a national free preview of TELETOON and TELETOON at Night in English and French to subscribers of participating television service services. For more information on the TELETOON free preview, please visit teletoon.com or contact your television service provider.
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About TELETOON Canada Inc.
TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro, TÉLÉTOON Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.3 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than nine million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $290 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned 50 per cent by Corus Entertainment with the remaining 50 per cent currently in trust pending regulatory approval of its transfer to Corus Entertainment. For more information, please visit teletoon.com.