Disney XD Canada greenlights Season 2 of Gaming Show

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From a media release:

Disney XD Canada announced today a season two order for its innovative original series Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) from Banger Films’ kids division, B-Minors. Ten new 30-minute episodes of the Canadian Screen Award nominated, live-action show brings the series total to 20, with production set to begin in Toronto next month. The series, which debuted in November with a six-episode run, currently ranks as the network’s #1 series for boys aged 6-12.1

The commissioning decision comes as the remaining new episodes from Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage)’s first season bow in its new timeslot Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET, starting February 8. Among the four all-new episodes are special appearances by Raptors’ NBA baller Jonas Valančiūnas, Billy Talent’s Ian D’Sa and Aaron Solowoniuk, and Olympian Patrick Chan. In addition to the series return, new TV and online content will be available weekly leading up to season two’s launch, which is slated for summer 2015.

Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) stars newcomers and real-life video game addicts Jesse Sukunda, Julia Schwartz and Ian Duchene, a trio of quirky young teens who aspire to create a popular and inventive YouTube channel devoted to gaming. The series takes place in Jesse’s parents’ tricked out garage; this is where they hang out, debate the virtues of video games and shoot cool and informative field segments. Among those spots are reviews on the latest games, head-to-head competitions and visits to prominent gaming headquarters. Plus, the gang often receives surprise visits from high profile YouTube, sports, music and gaming celebs. Gaming Show has been recognized for its innovative format with a 2015 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series.

Commissioned by Disney XD Canada, Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) is executive produced by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films’ kids division, B-Minors (Big Ticket Summer Concert, Grizzly Cup) and was created by Jesse Shamata (Grizzly Cup, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Long Story Short). Banger Films is an award-winning film and television production company based in Toronto. In its first 10 years, Banger has produced feature documentaries, TV series, live concerts and kids programs, broadcast worldwide.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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