Corus Entertainment’s YTV is launching a brand-new original prank series Extreme Babysitting, set to debut on Saturday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, following a line-up of great comedy including Zoink’d! and Splatalot.

Extreme Babysitting is sure to make families laugh by taking a totally relatable situation – babysitting – and giving it a hilarious twist. Teens ready to take on babysitting gigs, set up by “well-meaning” family and friends, find themselves in silly situations they never saw coming.

Unbeknownst to them, the Extreme Babysitting house is filled with a cast of characters ready to pull off the ultimate babysitting prank. Add an outrageous element to the mix, like a marching band or an explosive science project, and you have a half hour of non-stop laughs.

Behind the scenes, YTV’s own on-air personality, Andy Chapman (CRUNCH) serves as the show’s “Prankmaster” adding another layer of colourful comedy to the hi-jinks. Continue reading »

Two veteran Canadian TV execs have departed broadcaster Corus Entertainment in order to form their own production company.

Andrea Gabourie and Simon Watts will now produce factual, kids and scripted programming for North American broadcasters through their new venture, Pivotal Media.

Gabourie had led the live action production unit at Corus, while Watts managed financial and business affairs. Continue reading »

YTV’s hit show Zoink’d! is back! Zoink’d has been greenlit for 22 new episodes for an exciting second season!

Casting is on now for new and even zanier contestants 18+, with kooky and hilarious talents, sure to inspire and amaze the nation!

Adult performers from across Canada have up to one minute to impress, entertain and make kids laugh with their weirdest, wackiest and wildest talents! It’s a chance to show off their off-the-wall skills and to win 1000 bucks! Continue reading »

Corus Entertainment ‘s YTV is turning the talent show genre on its head with ZOINK’D!, the only show in which kids get to judge adults!

Grown-ups with zany talents will have up to a minute to entertain a panel of kid judges who are itching to eliminate boring and banal acts off the show – in the messiest way possible!

Premiering on YTV in early 2012, ZOINK’D! is looking for contestants, 18+, with kooky and hilarious talents, sure to inspire and amaze the nation.

Can you burp the alphabet while tap dancing? Play the piano with your nose? Here’s your chance to show off your skills and win prizes!

Auditions will take place Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at Corus Quay in downtown Toronto – email zoz@corusent.com for more information. Not in the GTA? Submit a video audition by Friday, November 11 at www.zoinked.ca.