YTV’s Fall 2012 highlights include Beywheelz and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
YTV has announced their fall 2012 programming highlights, and there may just be some things people who read this blog would be interested in! YTV has picked up Wipeout! Yay! Okay, not so yay since it’s the game show where people attempt to do weird stunts like it was an episode of MxC/Takeshi’s Castle instead of the awesome PlayStation racer. It’s a pick up that makes sense though, since the channel once created their own kids version of the show in Splatalot. But the picks up readers here are going to be most interested in are these two:
BEYWHEELZ: POWERED BY BEYBLADE – SERIES PREMIERE
BEYWHEELZ is the story of a new lineage of BEYBLADES, one that evolved separately out of the very same star that gave birth to traditional BEYBLADES. In the world of BEYWHEELZ, a conflict is brewing. An evil army known only as The Dominators is set on conquering and controlling the world. It is up to Team Estrella, a group of the world’s best Wheelers to come together in a fight for their world’s freedom. The world of BEYWHEELZ is not as simple as it looks – dark secrets lurk beneath the surface. BEYWHEELZ: Powered by BEYBLADE premieres Saturday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m.
YTV’s Hot Sheet for September actually lists vanilla Beyblade, but given BeyWheelz was singled out in their PR that’s what I’m assuming will be airing first.
The other big pick up was this:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – SERIES PREMIERE
Leo (Jason Biggs), Donnie (Rob Paulsen), Raph (Sean Astin) and Mikey (Greg Cipes) are mutant turtles who have been trained in the art of ninjutsu by their rat sensei, Master Splinter. Emerging from their sewer lair, the reptile brothers confront the wondrous world of New York City, facing villains more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined. Through battles with Shredder, the Kraang and loads of super-powerful mutants, the Turtles learn to rely on themselves and each other as they grow to become the heroes they are destined to be. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres in CGI on Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m.
The show will actually be airing the same day as it premieres in the US on Nickelodeon. I’m not so positive on this one since it seems to want to evoke feelings on the 1980s show, rather than the much better 4Kids series. Also, what is up with Nick animated action shows and rap theme songs?
Oh, and the fifth season of Winx Club will premiere on YTV sometime in September. Apparently they stealthy started broadcasting the Nickelodeon dub of the show last Sunday at 10AM. That’s too early to be up on a Sunday so I’m not sure where they are in the show but apparently Nick in the US will begin broadcast on the fifth season in September as well.
Nick Canada has become increasingly pointless. I realize that when the channel launched it was explicitly stated that YTV would still air Nick stuff but at this point pretty much every sizeable Nick US show has made its’ way to YTV, not Nick Canada. Power Rangers Samurai? Premiered on Nick Canada, but quickly went to YTV for premieres. Legend of Korra? YTV from the start too, and now there’s Winx Club and TMNT. Thankfully, Corus has decided to not give every Nick show a YTV broadcast, as Fred: The Show will premiere on Nick Canada. It has been sentenced to (hopefully) life on Nick Canada starting Friday, September 7 at 6:30PM.
YTV’s fall lineup is what it is. Like Teletoon there were very few new pick ups (across YTV/Nick/Treehouse there’s only 5 new shows combined and that’s counting Beywheelz) and like Teletoon I expect a tonne of returning shows with new seasons (even if the PR neglected to mention it). I do wonder what happened to that big budget Aussie-Canada copro Resistance series. I guess maybe it’ll be a winter broadcast?