YTV fall programming

IN REAL LIFE (10 x 60) – 7 p.m.

NEW SEASON premieres October 3

The popular series In Real Life returns for a third season, with even bigger thrills! Host Sabrina Jalees returns to guide 18 new kids, aged 12 to 14, as they race across North America to compete in heart-pounding, real world challenges for a chance to win college tuition and an all expense paid family vacation.

THE NEXT STAR SEASON 4 – 7:00 p.m.

Over 4000 Canadian kids auditioned during The Next Star’s cross-country audition tour this past spring with hopes of making it into the Top 16 but only 1 will be voted The Next Star and receive the grand prize package at the series’ finale on Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m., broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland! Gemini-nominated host Adamo Ruggiero (Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series) returns with expert judges Suzie McNeil, Christopher Ward and Steve Cranwell.

MR. YOUNG – 6:30 p.m.

NEW EPISODES beginning September 6

Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Vancouver, Mr. Young stars Brendan Meyer as Adam Young, a whiz-kid-turned-teen genius who hit the books hard enough to get into university at the age of 9. Now, at the tender age of 14, he’s headed back to high school – as a teacher. Being the same age as his students, Adam finds himself trapped between two worlds – coping with his co-workers, who happen to be twice his age, while teaching his best friend, the girl he has a crush on, and the class bully. With one foot in the lunch room and the other foot in the staff room, it’s Mr. Young’s social life that’s being put to the test.

THAT’S SO WEIRD! – 6:30 p.m.

NEW SEASON premieres October 5

Featuring an ensemble cast of seven young, talented sketch players, That’s So Weird! continues to provide a weekly slice of the outrageous and bizarre programs generated by the fictional So Weird TV network, where the programming is even weirder than the name. That’s So Weird! is nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award (Best Performance by an Ensemble – Television) and a Gemini Award (Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series).

HOW TO BE INDIE – 6:30 p.m.

NEW EPISODES beginning September 8

Melinda Shankar stars in this half-hour comedy as Indira “Indie” Mehta, a young woman straddling two worlds – that of her immigrant family and that of her peers. She’s caught at the crossroads of South Asian Heritage Street and Canadian Life Avenue but somehow manages to create a life that is neither ruled by her family nor ruled by her peers, but is 100% Indie! How to Be Indie is nominated for two Gemini Awards including Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series.

SPLATALOT – 7:30 p.m.

NEW EPISODES beginning September 8

A medieval castle, a sludge-filled moat and face-planting spills each week – welcome to Splatalot! Each week, 12 thrill-seeking teens compete in Canada’s largest obstacle course to see who will rule the Kingdom of Splatalot. Contestants compete in three rounds of extreme obstacles – Cross the Moat, Escape the Stockade and Capture the Crown – against the Defenders of Splatalot, an international squad of gladiators tasked with slowing down them down!

SIDEKICK – 10:30 a.m.

NEW EPISODES beginning October 8

Produced in Canada by Nelvana Studio, this animated series follows young orphan Eric Neddles who lives in Sidekick, an animated world filled with superheroes and super villains. On the day Eric was to begin sidekicking for the greatest superhero of all time, Maxum Man, Maxum went missing – leaving this rookie with the task of making the world think that Maxum is still on the job. Since sidekicks aren’t good enough to be superheroes, Eric and his second stringer friends are always given the worst jobs, which mean they’re going to be the first projectiles thrown!