By The Rapids season three premieres Jan 6 on APTN

From a media release:


  • “BY THE RAPIDS” season three premieres Thurs., Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET/MT on APTN

The mayhem rolls on in season three of “BY THE RAPIDS” (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. “By The Rapids” highlights Aboriginal culture while touching on real issues – with a helping of pop-culture references and side-splitting one-liners grown-ups will love. “Kids in the Hall” 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 – 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 – returns as the voices of Bev, Karen and Hazel Littlehorn. “By The Rapids” 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.

“With season three set to air and season four in pre-production already, we can safely say “By The Rapids” has found its following,” says Joseph Lazare, the 26-year-old series creator, writer and director. “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.”

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 “By The Rapids” season three include the Littlehorns – mom Bev, dad Wayne and tech-savvy teen Cory – and the gang getting into lots of mischief from Grandma Hazel’s ‘medicinal’ 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 “By The Rapids’” own superhero show – The Mighty Five Nations!