Errata: Power Rangers Samurai NOT airing on YTV today (Update: But it was supposed to)

Despite having been shown on YTV.com’s schedule Power Rangers Samurai is in fact not airing on YTV today. As of this writing, a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds is airing on YTV in the 1PM EDT slot (and just had a technical difficulty screen show up…).

I do not appreciate YTV making me look like a liar

There was a bit of writing on the wall for this to happen, as YTV didn’t promote the series at all (other than having a broken section in their video player), and didn’t even set up a show page. I suppose the most damning of all is that yesterday YTV removed the 1PM slot from their schedule entirely. They didn’t replace it with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds, the slot just didn’t exist. Though, it should be noted that YTV has done that in the past with new series like Beyblade Metal Fusion.

Apparently 1PM doesn't exist to YTV

But it existed on Thursday...

They even had a correct, and detailed episode summary...

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have made.

UPDATE:

A friend notified me that Power Rangers Samurai did in fact show up on YTV’s coming up next title cards today. This implies the show was meant to premiere on YTV at 1PM, but as we know, it didn’t. However, this wasn’t the scheduling, and overlay guys jumping the gun, as the show was meant to air today.

As noted by Ranger Board’s PinkRangerWannabe a Corus Entertainment’s (YTV’s parent company) April Hot Sheets for advertisers blatantly promotes the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai today (April 16) at 1PM.

So what happened?

I honestly don’t know. I don’t think it was YTV getting cold feet over any potential parental complaints (since they’ve aired much more violent programming, as well as that controversy being ages ago), nor do I think they were just lying to us. I guess it could’ve been a technical issue, because as I mentioned earlier, there was an issue with the broadcast of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. During the show’s first commercial break the YTV technical difficulty image stayed on screen for more than a solid minute. I actually half expected Power Rangers Samurai to be the show coming off of that, but it wasn’t. The channel has been known to do that, famously skipping a good portion of Justice League Unlimited’s finale with an episode of The Shopping Bags, though they’ve always aired the intentioned programming in full at a later date. It should be noted that Zap2it’s listings are stating Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds will be airing for the rest of the month, though often the case is that YTV.com’s schedule (which hasn’t updated to next Saturday as of yet) is the more definitive source.

  1. Very, very, very weird. Though I doubt we’ll ever get an explanation on YTV’s end of it.

    • I suspect it’ll air on YTV eventually, and that this was just an oversight. Though, there was a glitch in the YTV broadcast of 5Ds this afternoon which could have been someone realizing they put the wrong tape in.

      • It will, for sure. Though the magically disappearing schedule listing on YTV.com is also weird, too.

  2. On a more happier note:

    http://www.teletoon.com/teletoon3/retro.php?language=En&func=php|templates/show.php|../tv/retroMightyMorphinPowerRangers/retroMightyMorphinPowerRangers_en.xml&xVar=0

    :D

    • Anime-Ash
    • April 17th, 2011

    The Saturday 1pm timeslot is gone once again on YTV’s schedule for Saturday April 23, 2011

    • Is Saturday’s 1pm time slot some random anomaly to YTV or something?

    • Andre
    • April 17th, 2011

    I was SO excited for the premier of the show. Laura, or whatever the name of the host for the movies on Sunday is said it was going to air.

    • Brad
    • April 23rd, 2011

    Today’s airing was also Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s.

    • Mohji
    • April 26th, 2011

    We finally (hopefully) have an answer now. Starting Saturday May 7th, Power Rangers Samurai will premiere in the 1:00pm time slot. 5D’s gets pushed back to 1:30pm, and Three Delivery is nowhere to be found. Here’s the Zap2it listing for May 7th:

    12:00pm – Beyblade: Metal Fusion “Eagle Counterattacks” [NEW]
    12:30pm – Pokemon: DP Sinnoh League Victors “An Old Family Blend”
    1:00pm – Power Rangers Samurai “The Team Unites” [NEW]
    1:30pm – Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s “Shadows of Doubt, Part 1” [NEW]

    So it looks like Three Delivery is the show to be replaced by Power Rangers Samurai, and not 5D’s as originally thought.

    Additionally, it looks like premieres of Power Rangers Samurai will be taking a break for a few weeks on Nick Canada, so I predict that they may be planning to air new episodes on YTV first (but this is just a guess so don’t quote me on this).

    Source: TV listings via Zap2it

  3. I LUV power rangers smurai fav show in world

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