From a media release:
This fall,Â DHX TelevisionÂ has the perfect cure for the end of summer blues: a sizzling hot lineup the entire family will enjoy. The forecast for Familyâ€™s suite of channels is bright as musical celebs, daring adventure-hunters and animated heroes bring the best in fall entertainment to viewers. Beginning as early asÂ August 29, exciting new series, returning favourites and monumental finales join the programming schedule.
With new episodes debuting weeknights at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family Channel throughout the fall, singing and dancing take centre stage ushering in the return of fan-favourite seriesÂ Backstage,Â The Next StepÂ andÂ The X Factor UK. Familyâ€™s teen blockÂ F2NÂ continues with new episodes ofÂ Degrassi: Next Class,Â culminating in the gripping season finale.Â Family CHRGDÂ keeps Tuesdays turbo-charged with the return ofÂ The Deep,Â SlugterraÂ andÂ Fangbone!Â Meanwhile,Â Family Jr.Â sparks creativity and imagination with brand new episodes ofÂ Nature Cat,Â YaYa & ZoukÂ andÂ Rainbow RubyÂ airing alongside returning fan-favouritesÂ PlaydateÂ andÂ Teletubbies.
Family Channel â€“ All Times ET/PT
BackstageÂ â€“ New Episodes Return â€“ Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
After a whirlwind mid-season finale which saw Carly take her best friend Vanessaâ€™s place in the show and Alya leave school to chase stardom, nothing is like what it was before the break. With missing faces in the halls, new musical partnerships forming and dancers changing positions, all of Keatonâ€™s students are searching for answers while trying to adjust.
The Next StepÂ â€“ New Episodes Return â€“ Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
With Regionals just around the corner, the pressure is on for A-Troupe who are determined to defend their title as Regional Champions. But tensions run high in The Next Step studio as Piper struggles with the fact that she saw Alfie and Riley kiss, and the dancers wonder how theyâ€™ll even qualify after Noahâ€™s departure from the team. The new episodes will also feature a guest starring role by the winner of the UKâ€™s reality competition seriesÂ Taking The Next Step, which currently airs Fridays at 7 p.m.
We Are SavvyÂ â€“ New Timeslot â€“ New Episodes air Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning September 8
Hosts Tehya, Spencer and Sarah continue to keep fans in-the-know and up-to-date on the latest trends with awesome interviews, crafty DIYs and tours of cool locations. Upcoming special guests include: singer JoJo, rapper Little T, popstar Betty Who, illustrator Juliana Neufeld, astronaut-in-training Alyssa Carson, viral sports fan Mini Bautista, DIY superstar LaurDIY and more!
F2N â€“ All Times ET/PT
Degrassi: Next ClassÂ â€“ Season 2 Finale â€“ Tuesday, September 20 at 9:45 p.m.
As the Degrassi girls volleyball team prepares for the championship game against Northern Tech, things reach a boiling point. Shay finds out if her relationship with Tiny is â€œLola approved,â€ while Winston continues to second-guess his relationship with Zoe â€“ forcing her to make an important personal decision. Meanwhile, Hunter worries that he is an angry monster who will never deserve Yael, or any relationship for that matter.