Teletoon Fall 2010 Lineup of “What the heck?”
I’ve been trying to put it off, but alas, I said I’d cover this, and here I am. Let’s start with Teletoon. Rather, Teletoon At Night…
Teletoon@Night is the block that replaced Detour. However, @Night is cut from the same cloth as Detour, and Cartoon Network’s [adult swim]. They’ve only picked up two new series, and are finally launching their pilot project.
The standout for not only @Night, but all of Teletoon is Archer. Archer is a highly acclaimed animated series produced for the FX network in the US.
Premieres October 2010 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Network Premiere • 10 x 30 min
Archer is the story of suave master spy Sterling Archer, who deals with global crises along with a slew of personal issues, including an overbearing mother/boss and a career-fixated ex-girlfriend. Boasting the less-than-masculine code name of “Duchess”, Archer works at an international spy agency with other highly-trained employees who aim to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.
They’ve also picked up The Dating Guy, an original series that I kind of have to ask, “why?”.
THE DATING GUY
Premieres October 2010 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
World Premiere • 26 x 30 min
The Dating Guy is a cocktail of dating, sex and friendship. Following four 20-something friends, Mark, Woody, Sam and VJ, the series exposes their romantic, working and every day struggles as they attempt to find love or some kind of “happy ending”. From the ins and outs of dating a werewolf to the subtleties of seducing a virgin porn star, the series gives a no-holds-barred eclectic and comical view to the world of dating.
Their pilot program begins in October at 11:30PM. They have nine pilots, from Angora Napkin, to Space Knights. For a full run down on each of the pilots, check out this link.
Returning series include Robot Chicken, and American Dad. Futurama, and King of the Hill will be back, but it seems they will be cylcing their current episode order.
That’s really all I have to stay about Teletoon’s day time schedule. Like wfsdfsdjkfgsdf, they’re producing a live action tv-movie. Ugh.
Ok, I won’t cop out this early. That TV movie is all part of a movie block Teletoon will call Big Ticket Movie. At least the rest of the features they have are animated. Although, it’s mostly a certain talking dog.
They must love that talking dog, as they’ve picked up Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated.
SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED
Premieres Thursday, September 9 at 6 p.m. ET/PT
New Series • 26 x 30 min
Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and their talking dog Scooby-Doo are back, solving mysteries in the spooky town of Crystal Cove, a sleepy coastal village that boasts a long history of ghostly sightings, werewolves and glowing deep sea divers. Once again, the team must try and find an explanation for these other-worldly occurrences.
As previously mentioned, via that exclusive deal with Marvel, Teletoon will be airing the new Avengers cartoon series. Having seen a bit of the animation myself, I’d wager that you could probably skip this one. Or at least keep the theme song on mute, unless you like modern era Sonic the Hedgehog music…
THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES
Premieres Fall 2010
New Series • 26 x 30 min
When the planet is threatened by Super Villains, time traveling conquerors, alien invaders, mythical monsters or mad robots bent on the total destruction of humanity, the Avengers assemble. From Iron Man and Captain America to Thor and The Incredible Hulk, the earth’s mightiest heroes come together to protect the planet from menaces.
New original series include the Totally Spies spinoff series, and another live action hybrid. But why? The companies who own Teletoon both have venues well equiped to handle these series (YTV, and Family). Ugh.
THE AMAZING SPIEZ!
Premieres Monday, September 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT
New Series • 26 x 30 min
Lee, Megan, Marc and Tony Clark are tightly knit siblings who juggle their family life with intense international spy missions. Outfitted with next generation gadgets and super cool vehicles, the young Spiez! secretly travel around the world and confront the most outrageous villains ever.
Then there’s Skatoony, I’ll let the description speak for itself.
Premieres Thursday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
New Series • 13 x 30 min
Adapted from the U.K. version of the innovative children’s quiz show, Skatoony is a Hollywood Squares-inspired animation and live-action show for kids, featuring real-life kids and an assortment of well-known animated characters from other TELETOON original productions. Hosted by Chudd Chudders and his sidekick announcer The Earl, this series features contestants competing in four side-splitting trivia-based rounds to win bragging rights and a terrific prize.
Returning series include Ben 10 (with Ultimate Alien), The Super Hero Squad Show, The Secret Saturdays, Batman: The Brave & The Bold, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Stoked, Total Drama World Tour, Bakugan: Gunadalian Invaders, Johnny Test (ugh), Jimmy Two Shoes, Spliced and Chowder.
On the RETRO side of things, you can expect literally the exact same as what you’ve got now. As they’ve yet to announce any new shows.
At the very least, it looks like they’ve dropped Majority Rules. But we haven’t seen the last of that show (you’ll find out why in a few days).
Stay tuned for the Family Channel fall highlights, hopefully I’ll stay sane while writing that.