Power Rangers Samurai to air on May 7 at 1PM [Updated]
Readers of the blog may (should) know the challenges the latest squad of Power Rangers have faced in Canada. It has become sort of a farce as Power Rangers Samurai, the latest series in the long running Super Sentai adaptation, would become the first Power Rangers series in a decade to not air on Family Channel, long after YTV voluntarily removed the series from rotation after parental complaints. When it premiered on Nickelodeon Canada earlier this year all went according to plan, but when the franchise was set to make its return to YTV, things went strange. Despite being scheduled for broadcast, and having been promoted to advertisers (and apparently no one else) Power Rangers Samurai did not air on April 16.
Now, online schedule masters Zap2it say YTV will indeed be airing Power Rangers Samurai on May 7 at 1PM, with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds taking the 1:30PM spot of Three Delivery, whidh is now absent on the schedule. Will Samurai actually air this time? Who knows. Power Rangers Samurai still does not have a YTV.com show page (despite having a place in YTV’s video portal), and YTV’s own online schedule does not list that far in advance.
To take a page from Family Channel’s old marketing book – There’s never a dull moment.
YTV.com has now updated to include a Power Rangers Samurai theme, alongside the launch of a YTV.com mini-site stating a May 7 1PM launch. I guess we can confirm it’ll air now as the YTV marketing machine begins.
Thanks to member Mohji for pointing this out in the forums, as well as the various post commentators telling me of YTV.com’s Samurai site.