Head out on a Spring breakaway with Family Channel this March

Astral’s Family Channel is the ultimate vacation destination for viewers searching for fun during spring break.

Kicking off with brand new episodes on Friday, March 11, Family is the hot spot for new series and new episodes this month. Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 sees Family switch up the schedule from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET/PT, delivering a lineup loaded with specials including hour-long episodes from favourite series, a Hannah Montana marathon leading into the season four finale and a visit from NBA stars on The Suite Life on Deck.

Viewers won’t want to miss any of the action as the week-long party continues online at family.ca with a minisite launching March 11 featuring new activities and games, plus a ‘Watch and Win’ contest with cool prizes.

The vacation celebration begins on Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, with a new episode of Shake It Up followed by an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Part one of the series premiere of the new Canadian original series What’s Up, Warthogs! airs at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

On Monday, March 14 at 3:25 p.m. ET/PT, it’s a new episode of Wingin’ It guest starring Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), where Porter uses unauthorized regeneration magic to resurrect Carl’s sister’s pet lizard. In an extended episode of I’m In The Band on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT, Tripp joins arch-rival band Metal Wolf, prompting Iron Weasel to use NFL superstar Jerry Rice to help lure him back. Finally on Wednesday, March 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET/PT, a new episode of Wizards of Waverly Place sees a new girl join Justin’s class of delinquents causing Alex to become suspicious.

Leading up to the Hannah Montana Forever finale on Friday, March 18, Family presents an entire day of Hannah Montana episodes. From 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, 19 back-to-back episodes will air featuring seven of the best episodes from the first three seasons plus an encore of the entire fourth season. At 6:30 p.m. ET/PT the one-hour season finale episode, titled “Wherever I Go”, sees Miley and Lilly prepare to go off to college when Miley gets a movie offer in Paris that she can’t refuse.

Following the Hannah Montana marathon, Family is airing part two of the What’s Up, Warthogs! premiere at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. In the conclusion to the episode that aired on March 11, Eric offers his rival, Victoria, the vacant co-anchor position on the West Hill High morning show.

The Suite Life on Deck brings the final spring break treat of the week with a special three-part episode that includes mayhem both on and offshore. On Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the S.S. Tipton is visited by NBA stars Dwight Howard, Deron Williams and Kevin Love, while on land, Bailey and London find themselves stranded in a cornfield with a tornado on the approach as they try to make it to Kettlecorn in time for Bailey’s grandmother’s 90th birthday.

Adding to the March madness, Family Channel has a ‘Watch and Win’ contest running Friday nights. Viewers who tune in to Family during new episodes on March 11, 18 and 25 can spot special codes which they can then enter online at family.ca for the chance to win exciting prizes.

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