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YTV’s Some Assembly Required takes a final bow on May 30 and June 6

From a media release:

After three seasons of kooky schemes, outrageous inventions and one never-ending bouncy ball, the gang from YTV’s hit series Some Assembly Required are saying goodbye to Knickknack Toys in a two-part series finale. As Knox (Dylan Playfair, Letterkenny) helps Jarvis (Kolton Stewart, The Next Step) rehearse for a walk-on role in the new Captain Indestructible movie, Piper (Charlie Storwick, winner of YTV’s The Next Star, Season 4) protests the closing of the historic Punk club, the Viper Pit. After a truly selfless act and a surprise offer, the team is forced to make a big decision that could change their lives. Part one of the finale airs Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PTfollowed by part two on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Click here to watch fans react to the most anticipated moment of the series!

Beginning Monday, May 23 during the final three episodes, YTV will air special vignettes of the most iconic, bizarre and hilarious moments that made Some Assembly Required a fan favourite. Viewers are invited to share their favourite moments using the hashtag #BESTOFSAR.  Fans can also tune into a marathon of the casts’ favourite episodes onSaturday, June 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET/PT and a catch up marathon of the last six episodes of Season 3 before the finale on Monday, June 6 beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PT.

Some Assembly Required is a YTV original series produced by Thunderbird Films. The series is created by Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young) and Howard Nemetz (Mr. Young, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody). The series also stars Harrison Houde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Sydney Scotia (Haunted Hathaways), Travis Turner (Marley & Me: The Puppy Years) and Ellie Harvie(The New Addams Family).


The tables have turned on Some Assembly Required

When we last saw Some Assembly Required’s Jarvis (Kolton Stewart), the young toy company CEO had finally declared his love for Piper (Charlie Storwick). The third season of the YTV series premieres tonight and the stars promise even more romance and laughs.

Piper had moved on from what she thought was unrequited love to pursue her music career and “the love situation ends not how you’d expect,” is the only hint Storwick will offer. “Make of that what you will.”

“It’s a switch,” she says of Jarvis’s cliffhanger declaration. “Usually I’m falling all over his character. I have the power now. All the tables have turned.”

Stewart says the show has evolved to show more of Jarvis’s friendships now that his work life has been more established. He taps into the similarities between the teen CEO and himself as a teen actor: “We both have the same work ethic.”

Both Storwick and Stewart were musicians before pursuing acting — Some Assembly Required was Storwick’s first acting role — and both find filming in front of a live studio audience to  be the best of both worlds, creating a TV show while performing on stage.

“It doesn’t ever feel like I’m working, but throw in an audience with genuine joy, laughter and fun and I never want to leave,” says Storwick.

They each marvel at the international audience the show, which airs on U.S. Netflix, has attracted, after getting messages from fans in Brazil, Australia and Finland, to name a few.

With her single Ghosts getting radio play and plans to record an EP and pursue a film career at some point, she says: “I’m setting crazy goals for myself but if you don’t set them you never know. I might as well put them out there.”

Stewart has Justin Timberlake-like ambitions for his future, with similar music and acting plans. “He is so talented it actually makes me sad,” Storwick laughed. “You can give him an instrument and literally in five minutes he’ll kill it.”

Some Assembly Required season three premieres tonight on YTV. 





Link: When it comes to tween TV production, Canada comes of age

From Jeremy Dickson of Kidscreen:

When it comes to tween TV production, Canada comes of age
Oh Canada. It’s the celebrated home of maple syrup, hockey and Degrassi-star-turned-rapper Drake. Within the global kids entertainment biz, the country is gaining a reputation as a burgeoning breeding ground for high-quality TV sitcoms and dramas that target tweens and teens. Continue reading.


Bid now: Some Assembly Required prize packages

There are three — count ’em, three — Some Assembly Required prize packages available in our charity auction, courtesy Thunderbird Films. Two contain a rare Some Assembly Required cast and crew t-shirt (one Ladies L, one Ladies XL), headphones with case, playing cards, and a small poster. The third package has a Ladies L t-shirt and playing cards.

All proceeds from the TV, eh? charity auction will go to Kids Help Phone — a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth.

Bid here:

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YTV orders Season 3 of Some Assembly Required

From a media release:

There’s more mayhem and romance brewing in the toy factory. Thunderbird is pleased to announce that YTV’s #1 hit series Some Assembly Required will return for a third season. The live-action kids’ comedy will premiere all-new episodes in 2016.

Season 2 left fans with some questions for the new season. Will Piper and Jarvis finally get together? Will the gang finally discover that Bubkes was Candace in disguise all along? Season 3 will also feature Candace’s newly adopted daughter Adelaide. Will being a mother soften her or will she now just have a pint-sized partner in crime?

Some Assembly Required is shot in front of a live-studio audience in Burnaby, BC and the third season is in production this week. The series stars Kolton Stewart (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, The Ellen DeGeneres Show) and Charlie Storwick (winner of YTV’s The Next Star, Season 4). The second season is currently airing Monday’s on YTV.

Some Assembly Required is a Canadian comedy series created by Dan Signer (A.N.T. Farm, Mr. Young) and Howard Nemetz (Mr. Young, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and is produced by Thunderbird Films. It tells the story of Jarvis Raines (Kolton Stewart), an average teenager who becomes a boss overnight after he sues a toy company over a defective chemistry set that blows up his house. Jarvis’ first act as CEO of Knickknack Toys is to recruit a diverse group of kids from his high school to help him run the company. Some Assembly Required was recently acquired by Netflix worldwide.