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Press Release: YTV’s Game On Gives Hilarious Play-By-Play Analysis of the Everyday Life of a Teen

YTV (screenshot via YTV.com)

YTV (screenshot via YTV.com)

(Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s YTV is set to premiere, Game On, an innovative new live-action comedy that shows what it’s like when two enthusiastic sports announcers provide running commentary on every awkward, cringe-worthy moment of 14-year-old Toby Martin’s life. The 20 x half hour series premieres Monday, May 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV. Visit the YTV blog for a sneak peek: http://www.ytv.com/blog/check-out-game-on.

Toby (Grayson Gurnsey) is just an average teen dealing with typical growing pains like zits, a changing voice, an annoying little sister, over-eager parents, some mild social awkwardness and an unrequited crush on classmate Jessica (Alice Morel-Michaud). However, his attempts to get through the day without too many disasters are closely examined by two announcers, Geri (Samantha Bee) and Bob (Jonathan Torrens), who give a play-by-play analysis on his daily life throughout each episode. Every move Toby, along with his best friend Seth (Jamie Mayers) makes is a potential fumble, interception or goal from Bob and Geri’s perspective at the anchor desk.

“When you’re a kid, sometimes it feels like your every embarrassing moment is watched by everyone,” said Jamie Piekarz, Director of Content, Corus Kids. “We’re thrilled to bring this series to our YTV viewers who will love the clever concept and the hilarious, laugh-a-minute antics that happen along the way.”

Game On’s half hour premiere includes two episodes. In the first, Toby winds up at the movies with Jessica—score!—but after offering to buy her a pop, discovers he’s 80 cents short—a total fumble. In the second episode, Toby’s parents unexpectedly fill in as chaperones at his school dance and his first priority is to keep them from dancing—showing that sometimes interference can turn into an unexpected victory.

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Press Release: 22 YEARS OF 22 MINUTES. THE NEW SEASON BEGINS THIS TUESDAY AT 8:30 P.M. (9 P.M. NT)

CBC (logo via CBC)

CBC (logo via CBC)

The award-winning, record-breaking, Canadian comedy institution THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, is back for its 22nd year beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT) with more savage satire each week. This season promises to be bigger than ever with special guests, live events, an hour-long retrospective special and a nation-wide contest in addition to weekly episodes on CBC-TV.

Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Susan Kent and Cathy Jones return to bring their unique brand of comedy to the beloved 22 MINUTES program that has kept Canadian viewers laughing (and Canadian politicians cringing) since 1993. This season’s schedule includes 19 new episodes plus the retrospective special.
The first season cast included Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey, Mary Walsh and Cathy Jones, who continues on the series. Other Canadian comedy standouts to grace the 22 MINUTES anchor desk over the past 22 years include Colin Mochrie, Gavin Crawford, Geri Hall, Jonathan Torrens, Jennifer Robertson, Kathy Greenwood and many more.

In honour of the iconic comedy’s 22nd year, CBC is celebrating THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES throughout the season with live events and a retrospective TV special. CBC will host a star-studded This Hour Has 22 Years – Live in Toronto event on Dec. 4th in celebration of the program, its stars, and the legacy it has built over the years as an anchor of Canadian comedy. This red-carpet event will feature some of the biggest names and brightest stars that Canada has produced in the world of comedy.

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