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.

DO YOU BELIEVE?

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.

UPDATE

Believe and it comes true.

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.

  1. I BELIEVE

    • weirdie
    • April 27th, 2011

    I guess I can believe it too. Too bad I’ll be out that day.
    Is English Retro really going forward with the 5PM because last I checked, that was the French channel’s schedule. Still, this is better than that undisclosed Nicktoons broadcast.

    • Actually, you’re correct those timeslots are for Teletoon Retro in French. I’ll edit that out.

    • Brad
    • April 29th, 2011

    Bell satellite’s schedule on my receiver concurs with Zap2it, though for all I know the data comes from the same place.

    • Anime-Ash
    • April 30th, 2011

    It will be airing on Saturday May 7 at 1pm. It’s all over YTV’s website and YTV.com even has its own minisite for it.

      • Mohji
      • April 30th, 2011

      If I had to guess, I’d say they decided to pull it at the last minute earlier to give it some promotion before premiering it. But that’s just a guess.

        • weirdie
        • April 30th, 2011

        I was under an impression that absence of Power Rangers could’ve had something to do with those 2 pilot episodes that haven’t aired. Of course, that would only work if the Saturday anime block was preempted for a weekend, which I though could’ve been the case for this Royal Weekend they’re having, but isn’t.

  2. Load up YTV.com right now and guess what the backdrop for the main page is. ;)

    • Mohji
    • May 2nd, 2011

    As a little blast from the past, 1pm has ceased to exist once again. :P

    http://www.ytv.com/schedule/default.aspx?d=7

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