CANADA’S PRIMETIME ANIMATED SERIES Ã¢â‚¬Å“BY THE RAPIDSÃ¢â‚¬Â PLUNGES INTO SEASON THREE WITH STAR-STUDDED TALENT AND UN-RESERVED HUMOUR
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“BY THE RAPIDSÃ¢â‚¬Â season three premieres Thurs., Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET/MT on APTN
The mayhem rolls on in season three of Ã¢â‚¬Å“BY THE RAPIDSÃ¢â‚¬Â (7 x 30′), a primetime-animated comedy on APTN that takes a satirical look at what happens when a thoroughly urban family relocates from Toronto to the rural Aboriginal community where the successful lawyer parents were raised. Ã¢â‚¬Å“By The RapidsÃ¢â‚¬Â highlights Aboriginal culture while touching on real issues – with a helping of pop-culture references and side-splitting one-liners grown-ups will love. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kids in the HallÃ¢â‚¬Â alum Scott Thompson, actor and medical doctor Evan Adams, and Canadian comedian Adam Wilson make guest appearances this season. Rising Canadian film star Tiio Horn Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who appeared in three films at the 2009 Toronto Int. Film Festival and has an upcoming feature film alongside Mickey Rourke and Freida Pinto in the works Ã¢â‚¬â€œ returns as the voices of Bev, Karen and Hazel Littlehorn. Ã¢â‚¬Å“By The RapidsÃ¢â‚¬Â season three airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET/MT beginning Jan. 6 on APTN. The series is produced by Big Soul Productions Inc.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“With season three set to air and season four in pre-production already, we can safely say Ã¢â‚¬Å“By The RapidsÃ¢â‚¬Â has found its following,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Joseph Lazare, the 26-year-old series creator, writer and director. Ã¢â‚¬Å“While the show appeals to Aboriginal Peoples, it also appeals to teens and adults across the nation because of its Canadian-esque humour and pop-culture references.Ã¢â‚¬Â
In the season premiere airing Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET/MT Cory, yearning for city life, high-tails it back to Toronto and Grandma Hazel and uncle Regis set off to the big city to bring him back home. Things get a little sidetracked when Regis is arrested as a terrorist suspect and then tries to crash a movie premiere. Meanwhile, Grandma Hazel is abducted by a Leafs-worshipping cult.
Other highlights from Ã¢â‚¬Å“By The RapidsÃ¢â‚¬Â season three include the Littlehorns Ã¢â‚¬â€œ mom Bev, dad Wayne and tech-savvy teen Cory Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and the gang getting into lots of mischief from Grandma Hazel’s Ã¢â‚¬Ëœmedicinal’ herbal tea to Wayne’s new pastime as a cross-dressing slot jockey at the Half Casino. And be prepared to pow-wow on the wild side with a special episode of Ã¢â‚¬Å“By The Rapids’Ã¢â‚¬Â own superhero show Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Mighty Five Nations!