Wingin’ It

Wingin ItCanadian series Wingin’ It will come to a close this May with its series finale pencilled in for Saturday, May 25 at 11.30am ET/PT on family Channel.

After three hit seasons of magical mayhem, the adventures of Carl Montclaire and Porter Jackson come to a conclusion in the Canadian original series finale of Wingin’ It premiering Saturday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.

As the boys prepare for their high school prom, Family Channel celebrates with a morning of prom-themed episodes from top series Wizards of Waverly Place, Gravity Falls, Jessie and Good Luck Charlie beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT. Immediately following the finale is a special presentation of High School Musical 3: Senior Year at 12 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading »

The votes are in and the Kid’s Jury has spoken – children from every corner of Canada have chosen Wingin’ It Season 2 as the winner of the 7th annual Shaw Rocket Prize.

Part of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Rocket Prize awards $50,000 annually to an independently-produced Canadian children’s, youth, or family program and its associated digital content. Five finalists were chosen by an international panel of industry judges for this year’s Prize, with voting from children 12 and under to choose their favourite program.

Produced by Temple Street Productions, Wingin’ It follows a typical teenager trying to survive high school and an “Angel-in-Trainin’” as they work their way through magical mishaps. This creative series also gives viewers a chance to participate in the show by voting on alternate endings and engaging with cast members on social media.

“Delivering innovative and educational programming to families and children is important to us at Shaw,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “We’re proud to showcase and promote quality Canadian family programming each year, such as Wingin’ It, through the Shaw Rocket Prize.”

Four scholarships each worth $2,500 were awarded to children participating in the vote. Kids were also invited to submit a video vote for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Shaw Rocket Prize awards ceremony.

“From all of us at Wingin’ It we are thrilled to be a part of the Shaw Rocket Prize and would like to thank everyone for helping us win this award,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. “Winning the Shaw Rocket Prize is extra special because it’s awarded by a very important judging panel – the kids.”

Wingin’ It can be seen on the Disney XD channel on free preview with Shaw until January 10. For more information about Shaw’s contributions in your community or the Shaw Rocket Prize, please visit www.shaw.ca or www.rocketprize.ca

Temple Street Productions Inc. (Temple Street) and Astral’s Family Channel announced today that principal photography has begun on Season III of the popular teen live-action comedy series Wingin’ It.

The third season continues with 10 new episodes that follow the misadventures of teenage odd couple – Carl Montclaire (Dylan Everett, How to be Indie) a typical teenager trying to survive high school and ‘Angel-in-Training’ Porter Jackson (Demetrius Joyette, The Latest Buzz) tries to earn his angel wings by making Carl the most popular guy in school.

Love is in the air for Season III, a season also packed with exciting plot twists, fun romantic entanglements and more angelic mayhem.

Season III picks up the storyline with Jane Casey (Brittany Adams, The Latest Buzz), Carl’s best friend and inquisitive teen reporter, Carl, Porter and Denise (Kendra Timmins, Fiddler On The Roof) another Angel-in-Training, trying to sort out a complicated and often hilarious love triangle where Carl likes Jane but Jane likes Porter and Denise likes Carl. Angels shouldn’t date but what happens when Carl breaks the rules and Jane shadows Porter’s every move?

Joining this angelic cast are Brittany (Hannah Lochner, Life with Derek), Alex (Brian Alexander White) and Serge (Sebastian Hearn). Rounding out the cast of characters is Carl’s mom, Angela Montclaire (Jenn Robertson, Twitches, The Seán Cullen Show and Comedy Inc.) and little sister Becky Montclaire (Jamie Bloch, Flirty with Forty, The Best Years).

Also this season, more surprise guest stars join the gang at Bennett High and together with the cast, will showcase their musical talents.

On August 9, 2011, Entertainment One brings viewers their favourite angel-in-training with the complete first season of Wingin It’ on DVD.

Commissioned by Family Channel, Wingin’ It is produced by Temple Street Productions. The series was created by Frank van Keeken (The Kids in the Hall, Billable Hours) and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, Billable Hours, Canada’s Next Top Model).

Astral’s Family Channel and Disney Junior today announced they have ordered new episodes of four Canadian original productions for the 2011/2012 season.

Family Channel has ordered second seasons of the live-action comedies Really Me and What’s Up, Warthogs!, from Fresh TV and Dolphin Entertainment/Aircraft Productions respectively, as well as a third season of Temple Street Productions’ Wingin’ It.

Disney Junior has commissioned a second season of the new animated series Justin Time from Guru Studio, for both the English and French language Disney Junior networks. All four series will begin production in Toronto later this summer.

“To be able to support these shows and encourage the talented teams behind each one is an incredible privilege. We are eager to see how each series develops, or in the case of Justin Time, debuts across our networks,” said Michael Goldsmith, Director, Original Programming. “Our new Canadian live-action productions have grown to be real hits with our viewers. Really Me has captivated the Family audience with its smart writing and innovative concept while What’s Up, Warthogs! and its off-beat comedic style is proving not only popular on Family and Family.ca but is also rating well on the newly launched Disney XD. Also playing a key part in the Disney XD schedule, Wingin’ It continues to engage fans on the new channel as well as on Family. Justin Time, with its focus on imagination and its unique style, is sure to charm younger viewers when it premieres on Disney Junior.”

 

SERIES SYNOPSIS – FAMILY CHANNEL

 

REALLY ME (13 episodes x 30 minutes)

Maddy (Sydney Imbeau, Marley and Me: The Puppy Years), is an ordinary-turned-famous 15-year-old who has won the ultimate prize of starring in her own reality TV show with her best friend Julia (Kiana Madeira, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars). The girls quickly realize that actually getting on the screen can be tough when surrounded by a family of scene-stealers and working with a ratings-hungry producer. Created by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, Really Me is produced by Fresh TV (6TEEN, Total Drama Island, My Babysitter’s A Vampire) in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). FME has worldwide distribution, brand licensing and home entertainment rights (excluding Canada). New episodes from the first season of Really Me currently air Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family Channel.

 

WHAT’S UP, WARTHOGS! (80 episodes x 5 minutes)

What’s Up, Warthogs! follows arch-rivals Eric Ortiz (Tiago Abreu) and Victoria Jagger (Karissa Staples, 90210) as they begrudgingly team up to save the on-air announcements at West Hills High from returning to the “boringpalooza” show of the past. When Eric’s off beat, best friend Charlie and 12–year-old genius, Laney join the group along with a team of guest reporters, West Hills soon has a show that truly puts the students in charge. What’s Up, Warthogs! is produced by Aircraft Pictures (Todd & The Book Of Pure Evil) and executive produced by Bill O’Dowd of Dolphin Entertainment (Zoey 101). Episodes from the first season of What‘s Up, Warthogs! currently air Sundays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Family Channel and weekends at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

 

WINGIN’ IT (10 episodes x 30 minutes)

Wingin’ It follows angel-in-training Porter Jackson (Demetrius Joyette, The Latest Buzz, Roxy Hunter) who possesses a devil-may-care attitude and has been sent to Earth to get his angel wings. In order to do so, he has been tasked with helping Carl Montclaire (Dylan Everett), a kid that just can’t seem to catch a break, become the most popular student at Bennett High. The problem is Carl doesn’t want the help and is happy to figure things out on his own. Wingin’ It  is produced by Temple Street Productions and is created by Frank van Keeken (Billlable Hours, The Dating Guy, Mad About You). Episodes from the second season of Wingin‘ It currently air Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Family Channel and weekends at 1 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

 

SERIES SYNOPSIS – DISNEY JUNIOR CANADA

 

JUSTIN TIME (13 episodes, each comprising two 11-minute segments)

Justin Time follows Justin and his make-believe friend, Squidgy, as their imagination takes them on bite-size historical adventures. From building a giant stone monolith to a balloon journey in Paris to a Wild West wagon train, these pals embark on challenges and solve problems. Their friend Olive pops into each story offering a wealth of knowledge to help them reach their goal. Justin Time is created and developed by Brandon Scott, Frank Falcone and Mary Bredin and produced by Guru Studio (The Backyardigans, Guess with Jess, The New Adventures of Badou). The series will air on both the English and French language Disney Junior networks.

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.

Carl, Porter, Jane and the whole gang are back again as Astral’s Family Channel premieres season two of the Canadian original series Wingin’ It on Friday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Wingin’ It follows angel-in-training Porter who possesses a devil-may-care attitude and has been sent to Earth to get his angel wings. In order to do so, he has been tasked with helping Carl Montclaire, a kid that just can’t seem to catch a break, become the most popular student at Bennett High. The problem is Carl doesn’t want the help and is happy to figure things out on his own.

In the season two premiere episode “Under Her Spell,” it’s the first day of Grade 10 and Carl can’t wait for the chance to win Jane over, that is, if he could talk to her without turning into a blubbering mess. Hoping to help Carl with his problem, Porter uses body-swap magic to transfer himself into Carl’s body. However, when the body-swap magic goes awry, Carl finds himself stuck inside a puppet and wondering who has been left in control of his body?

To coincide with the season two premiere of Wingin’ It, family.ca is also feeling the excitement of being back in the halls of Bennett High. Viewers can tackle new challenges as they face off against Serge, Brittany and others as the Wingin’ It online game introduces new levels this month. Also leading up to the season two premiere, Family Channel is letting viewers have their say with a new mobile promotion. Viewers can text in their votes as to how Carl should handle his crush on Jane prior to the premiere on January 28. Once the vote is in, viewers who have participated will receive weekly phone call reminders from the cast about new episodes of Wingin’ It.

Wingin’ It stars Dylan Everett as Carl Montclaire, Demetrius Joyette as angel-in-training Porter, Brittany Adams as Carl’s friend Jane, Brian Alexander White as tagalong friend Alex, Hannah Lochner as Brittany, the most popular girl in school, Wayne Thomas York as Dr. Cassabi, and newcomer Kendra Leigh as Denise. Jenn Robertson plays Carl’s mom Angela Montclaire and Jamie Bloch rounds out the cast as Carl’s little sister, Becky.

Commissioned by Family Channel, Wingin’ It is produced by Temple Street Productions. The series was created by Frank van Keeken (The Kids in the Hall, Billable Hours) and is executive produced by Frank van Keeken, Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (Being Erica, Billable Hours, Canada’s Next Top Model).

Also on Friday, January 28, Family Channel welcomes the weekend with a lineup of premieres. Before Wingin’ It, viewers can catch new episodes of Shake It Up at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT and Good Luck Charlie at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere of the feature film Hoot follows Wingin’ It at 8 p.m. ET/PT.