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YTV rolls out Life with Boys Season 2 during March Break celebration: New season premieres on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

YTV rolls out Life with Boys Season 2 during March Break celebration: New season premieres on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching Season 2 of its highly successful live-action comedy series Life with Boys beginning on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Produced by Nelvana Studio, the 18 x 30-minute season promises fans even more laughs and chaos among the returning characters as well as appearances by special guest stars including Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young), singer Victoria Duffield, and The Next Star’s Brooklyn Roebuck and Darren Espanto.

Torri Websterreprises the role ofTess Foster, the only teenage girl living in an all-male household, navigating the turmoil of teen life with her best friend Allie (Madison Pettis) right by her side. Together they manage their way through the ups and downs of life at home and school. In new second season episodes Tess and Allie decide to take a part-time job washing dogs, Tess and Gabe spontaneously team up as a musical duo and the whole family auditions for a dance contest.

Leading up to the launch, YTV viewers had a sneak peek of the new season with three Life with Boys specials for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day that whet the appetite for regular Season 2 episodes to begin.

Other returning cast members on the series include: Nathan McLeod as Tess’ heartthrob older brother Gabe, Michael Murphy as her studious twin brother Sam, Jake Goodman as younger brother Spencer and Sandy Jobin-Bevans as her well-meaning father Jack.

“We’re delighted with the continued success of Life with Boys,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama. “The new season amps up the comedy and excitement with more hilarious situations as well as guest star appearances.”

In the premiere episode airing on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m., the kids are thrilled to learn that Vice Principal Vitolo, the school’s top enforcer of student conduct, is resigning, but their elation turns to fear when they overhear their father, Jack on the phone being offered the job. Considering this a terrible alternative that will render them social pariahs, Tess organizes a plan to make Jack realize how much he loves being the gym teacher, so we won’t take the new position. Jack catches on and confronts them, only to learn that the kids were laboring under a misconception. He was offered the job as VP at Pineview High School. The kids are all relieved, except Tess, who realizes her problem has just gotten worse, because with Dad leaving their school she will no longer have him as her wrestling coach.

Life with Boys is created by Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana,That’s So Raven) and executive produced by Douglas Lieblein (Hannah Montana) and Tracey Dodokin (DetentionaireScaredy Squirrel). The series is produced by Nelvana Studio and Steven Bawol’s Helion Pictures.

The seriesairs globally inCanada, Latin America, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) and France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Iberia, the Nordics and Belgium. Life with Boys recently made its U.S. debut on Nickelodeon’s 24-hour network for teen and tweens, TeenNick, on February 6. The series is distributed worldwide by DreamWorks Classics and Nelvana Enterprises. 

Discovery Canada’s Flagship DAILY PLANET Explodes with Biggest Ratings Week in 18 Years!

Discovery Canada’s Flagship DAILY PLANET Explodes with Biggest Ratings Week in 18 Years!

High-Tech Toys! Blackberry 10! Russian Meteor Explosion! Oh my! It’s been three months of ratings heaven for Discovery’sDAILY PLANET. Canada’s favourite science show hit a new peak last week (February 11-15), becoming the most-watched five days in the series’ 18-year-history. Helmed by co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dan Riskin, the special “Invent This!” theme week reached almost two million* Ziya-and-Dan fans across the country, averaging 251,000 total viewers, 92,000 A25-54 viewers; and 92,000 A18-49 viewers through the week. Monday’s episode kicking-off “Invent This! Week” became the series’ most-watched episode ever, reaching 733,000 Canadians** from coast-to-coast-to-coast, averaging 350,000 viewers, and ranking as the #1 program of the day on Canadian specialty TV. 

When the biggest meteor observed to the hit Earth in a century landed on Friday, Feb. 15, Tong, Riskin, and the DAILY PLANET team expertly assembled an all-new special episode– FIRE IN THE SKY – hitting 246,000 fascinated Canadians (P2+) in its world premiere, and ranking among the Top 10 episodes of all-time. Discovery’s in-house distributor, Exploration Distribution Inc., sold the one-hour special to Science Channel in the U.S. and Discovery Networks on the international market.

From DAILY PLANET’s signature theme weeks, like High-Tech Toys andFuture Tech Week, to the best topical coverage anywhere on Canadian television,DAILY PLANET continues to own its 7 p.m. timeslot on Canadian speciality television. In fact, since December 2012, DAILY PLANET has recorded six of its Top 10 audiences of all-time (P2+), including its two top-rated episodes ever (the aforementioned “Invent This! kick-off episode, and last December’s special doomsday episode End of The World at #2 with 329,000 viewers).

Source: BBM Canada

* The exact figure is 1,953,000 viewers, including 7 a.m. airings.