TELETOON Canada inc. today announced its lineup of new and returning Canadian original series recently green-lit or currently in production. The announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival where TELETOON is a Gold Partner, sponsoring the Kids & Animation program.

Highlights of TELETOON’s new lineup of Canadian original productions are as follows:


New Series:



9 Story Entertainment • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON at Night

Teenager Petey Falcone’s father, Jimmy Falcone, was once the head of a large crime syndicate. But when Jimmy refused to whack his good ol’ Uncle Cheech, the Falcones were forced into witness protection in Canada. Petey, who was finally starting to figure out life in New York, now lives as Petey “McDougal” in Regina, Saskatchewan. In their new life, the Falcones must come to terms with the fact that they are no longer respected neighbourhood big-shots – they’re just regular schmucks. Fugget About It is an animated comedy aimed at teens and young adults that was originally developed for the TELETOON At Night Pilot Project in 2007.



Just For Laughs Gags • 6 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Winter 2013 on TELETOON

From the creators and producers of the smash TV hit, Just for Laughs Gags, comes Just Kidding Kids, an all new spinoff with an age-old difference. Just Kidding Kids puts kids in the driver’s seat and lets them loose to concoct preposterous pranks on unsuspecting adults. The kids work together to ensure that one victim after another falls for the ploy. The audience is in on the scheme and won’t be able to resist roaring with laughter as unwary victims take the fall and their candid reactions are all caught on camera. Just Kidding Kids is sure to be a favourite for the whole family.



marblemedia • 26 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2011 on TÉLÉTOON (French)

Splatalot is a hilarious family-friendly medieval-themed physical game show featuring a larger-than-life extreme obstacle course with more splats and spills than ever imaginable. Each episode features a different group of 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, competing in three hilarious rounds: Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade and Capture the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of nine costumed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving only one to be crowned King or Queen of Splatalot.



Breakthrough Entertainment • 26 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

Meet Wally and Gus. Best friends and NOSA-trained monkeynauts on an odyssey through outer space. Blasted into strange new worlds on a unique and specially equipped rocket, these two simians experiment with new technologies and discover alien species never seen before. Despite Dr. Chimpsky’s instructions for space travel, neither the optimistic Wally nor the brainy Gus has a clue as to how to pilot their ship, but somehow they have the right stuff to complete their mission. New life forms, techno-gadgets and collisions with space pirates all add up to a zany, fun-filled series for kids 6-11. It’s close encounters of a primate kind.


Renewed Series:


CRASH CANYON (Eight additional episodes ordered)

Breakthrough Films & Television • 8 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON at Night

When the Wendell family leaves for a vacation in their camper trailer, only one thing can happen: disaster. Motoring between tourist attractions, scenic vistas and the occasional point of interest, the trip turns to catastrophe when the family vehicle goes off a cliff. As the Wendells stumble out, they realize that not only are they alive, but also that they are not alone as the same fate has befallen several others before them, forming a community known only as Crash Canyon. This comedy series is produced by Breakthrough’s Ira Levy, Peter Williamson and executive producer Joan Lambur with Joel Cohen (Co-Executive Producer, The Simpsons). These eight additional episodes bring the total to 26 for the Crash Canyon series on TELETOON. Crash Canyon premieres on TELETOON in fall 2011 as part of the adult-oriented “TELETOON at Night” programming block.



Nelvana • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

Lee Ping is about to start grade 10 – the best year of his life – when he is blamed for pulling off an epic, mind-blowing practical joke and sentenced to spend the rest of the school year in detention. It’s goodbye freedom, goodbye girls and hello worst year of his life. Detentionaire follows Lee in his attempts to uncover the mystery behind the practical joke and clear his name. Detentionaire is created by Daniel Bryan Franklin and Charles Johnston and produced by Tracey Dodokin. The addition of these 13 episodes brings the total to 26 for the Detentionaire series aimed at kids 8-12, with the first 13-episode instalment premiering in fall 2011 on TELETOON.


MUDPIT (13 additional episodes ordered)

Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc. • 13 x 22 minutes

Scheduled for Fall 2012 on TELETOON

This animated and live-action comedy series tells the story of four teens who form a virtual rock band in hopes of becoming real rock stars. Using a new high-tech videogame called Muzika, ubergamer Reese and power drummer Geneva create avatars to rock the online world for a chance to win a recording contract and world tour. This kid-friendly series stars Jesse Rath, Carleigh Beverly, Vas Saranga and Daniel Magder. These 13 additional episodes bring the total to 26 for the Mudpit series on TELETOON. Mudpit premieres on TELETOON in winter 2012.

Corus Entertainment’s leading kids and family network, YTV, is giving viewers two new reasons to not change the dial this March.

Premiering Tuesday, March 1 is the new live-action comedy Mr. Young that follows the story of a child prodigy turned 14-year-old high school science teacher.

Beginning Monday, March 14, face plants and laughter ensue with the fun-filled adventures of teenage contestants as they tackle a medieval castle in the new game show Splatalot.





Meet Adam Young (Brendan Meyer) – after completing grade nine in minutes as an eight-year-old, and going to university at age nine, Adam is now a 14-year-old college graduate entering the workforce as a high school science teacher. There is a challenge however, this child prodigy is the same age as his students and is trapped between two worlds. With one foot in the lunch room, and the other foot in the staff room, Adam must cope with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, his best friend, the girl he has a crush on, and the class bully. This live-action (26 x 30 minutes) comedy created by Dan Signer is produced by Thunderbird Films in association with YTV.

In episode one premiering on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, it’s 14-year-old Adam’s first day as a teacher. Just as everything seems to be going well, the ape-like Slab steals Adam’s master key and wreaks havoc throughout the school. Now, Adam must outwit the big oaf, or his first day on the job could be his last.



A medieval castle, a sludge filled moat and face-planting spills each week – welcome to Splatalot, Canada’s newest physical game show filled with big wipes and laughter. Featuring Canada’s largest obstacle course, all 26-episodes of Splatalot highlight 12 thrill-seeking teen contestants, dubbed Attackers, who compete in three cringe-inducing rounds: Cross the Moat, Storm the Castle, and Steal the Crown. The Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of six medieval-themed gladiators, do their best to protect the castle from the Attackers – leaving one to be crowned Prince or Princess of Splatalot.

Hosted by comedian Matt Chin and Jason Agnew, who will each provide jabs of verbal variety along the way, Splatalot is produced by marblemedia in association with YTV and will premiere on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.