YTV’s Fall 2013 Highlights features a bunch of Nickelodeon content

I’m probably going to stop writing about these soon. YTV will air additional seasons of Mr. Young, Extreme Babysitting, Big Time Rush, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beyblade, SpongeBob SquarePants, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Korra, T.U.F.F. Puppy and The Fairly OddParents. On the new acquisitions side, the network has little outside of more Nickelodeon imports. If that’s your thing you can look forward to Sanjay and Craig, See Dad Run, Wendell & Vinnie, The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans as well as Sam & Cat. Remember when some of us thought that the addition of Nickelodeon Canada would leave YTV free of that network’s programming? Hahaha … That leaves us with these two world premieres:


OH NO! It’s an Alien Invasion is a hilarious Home Alone meets War of the Worlds style series for kids, in which a crazy band of partying aliens have invaded earth and hidden all of the planet’s grownups! This would make most kids uneasy, but not Nate; he’s been training for this moment his whole life. He and his Super Wicked Extreme Emergency Team (S.W.E.E.T.) are on the case to take back the world. Operating from their secret headquarters at the Swell-Mart, they must wage a resistance against the zany Brainlings (the Aliens), and find their parents. The animated series is produced by Nelvana Studio and written and developed by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Peter Ricq, part of the creative team behind League of Super Evil.

The first season of OH NO! It’s an Alien Invasion consists of 26 thirty minute episodes, and was previewed on YTV earlier this year. Broadcast will begin August 17th at 10AM eastern


Japanizi Going Going Gong! is a Japanese-style family game show adapted from the popular reality show I Survived a Japanese Game Show. Audiences will experience the madcap world of Japanese game show culture complete with conveyor belts, dizzy chairs, giant fans and Velcro walls. Each episode features four teams of two contestants who, unbeknownst to them, are dropped into a Japanese themed world filled with crazy costumes, physical gags, over-the-top stunts and a cast of zany characters, including Host Yoshi, Judge Masa, a ninja named Shinobi and his four sidekick ninjas who all add to the excitement as players battle it out through three elimination rounds to be the final winner.

This fourty episode show will begin airing on YTV sometime this November. I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and all, but that sounds kind of stereotypical.

Via Corus Entertainment’s Press Release

Thanks Filipp!

    • Fireboy
    • July 2nd, 2013

    Not trying to be rude or anything, but if you stop writing about things like this then what exactly WILL you write about?

    • Vallen
    • July 4th, 2013

    I remember reading the “fall 2012 highlights” a year ago on this blog:

    “I guess YTV is just becoming a bigger piece of trash, so cya guys in a year for the 2013 highlights”—>Thats what I said last year, but I think i’ll say the same thing again this year…

    So yeah, still no anime on YTV despite the re-launch of Toonami in the states, I guess I wont be watching the channel for the 5th year in a row now. Cya guys in the 2014 fall highlights (if you even post them).

    I also didn’t want to be rude, so I said nothing, but I’ll mention it now. Your blog is becoming full of posts related to weird nick. programming that none of us nor you care about. I would say “filter” your posts and include more relevant information, but as Fireboy stated, what will you write about if those are the only news haha?!

    Anyway, good job actually keeping up! Its sad how little news there are, and how we spent time talking about Nick. acquisitions on a anime-related blog


    • Stéphane Dumas
    • July 10th, 2013

    Finally, after second thoughts, I don’t regret then Videotron removed YTV, It look like a blessing in disguise. “Big Time Rush” is more of a “twitcom” (from “twit” and “com”, the twit word have a different meaning in Quebec French) then a “tweencom”. Vrak-TV is also plagged with these problems as well.

    Maybe, as a little suggestion, it could be interesting to post some rants about the shows and series who was broadcasted during the YTV golden years, going back as far with YTV beginnings in 1988 including the YTV Achivement Awards and the interludes with “YTV Really Me”.

      • Vallen
      • July 10th, 2013

      ^Yeah, reviews and rants of old YTV programming might be a good idea. But I wonder if he’ll commit himself to that xD

    • I’m not a big fan of ranting and raving. It’s also not like I have an [url=]existing commitment[/url] or anything …

    • Charles Martin
    • July 13th, 2013

    Are you kidding me?

    We have been telling, no, YELLING at YTV to get some anime titles back on their network, and what do they do? They create some cheap remake of “I Survived a Japanese Game Show”, which will certainly be highly offensive to the Japanese culture in every way, an original series made by the creators of “League Of Super Evil” (Because that show just did SO WELL! -sarcasm-) and to top it off, we are dumped, DUMPED, with all the new Nickelodeon shows from the past year (Because geez, it’s not like we have a Canadian channel for Nickelodeon to put these on! -sarcasm-)

    I’m sorry, but at this point, I have no reason to really watch YTV anymore. All the shows they air that I do like (Pokémon, Legend of Korra, etc.) aren’t even treated properly. Pokémon: DP is now being rerun AGAIN Monday to Friday (Because it’s not like they have a NEW SERIES they could be airing instead, right? cough-BW-cough), Legend of Korra is now gone until the fall (I don’t even think that show went into reruns it was gone so fast!), Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is now gone completely, and I couldn’t care less for anything else on this station!

    I could rant on more (The Zone, Vortex being replaced by Crunch, all their hosts, etc.) but I’m too tired at the moment.

      • Vallen
      • July 13th, 2013

      “I’m sorry, but at this point, I have no reason to really watch YTV anymore”—lol, we didn’t have a reason to watch YTV for like 4 years now haha

    • Charles Martin
    • July 14th, 2013

    Vallen :
    “I’m sorry, but at this point, I have no reason to really watch YTV anymore”—lol, we didn’t have a reason to watch YTV for like 4 years now haha

    True but it’s been a progressing thing. YTV seems to air the same movies now and air way too much of SpongeBob/Fairly Odd Parents and not expand their horizons anymore.

    Pokémon is their longest running show, and what does it get? Morning slots which most people won’t be watching because they’re either still asleep or in bed, and one new episode on Saturday. And they don’t even promote it anymore. I remember when “The Zone” had a variety of shows to watch, like “Teen Titans” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!”.

    I really miss The Zone from 2001-2007.

      • Stéphane Dumas
      • July 15th, 2013

      Charles Martin :

      True but it’s been a progressing thing. YTV seems to air the same movies now and air way too much of SpongeBob/Fairly Odd Parents and not expand their horizons anymore.

      In the case of YTV; it look more like a “backward progressing” thing or to be more direct, a regressive thing.

      To remember the good old days of YTV, I spotted this promo clip of Rocky & Bullwinkle, from 1992.

    • Stéphane Dumas
    • September 1st, 2013

    A user on Youtube nicknamed RetroWinnipeg posted a video of the launch of YTV in 1988, already 25 years ago. Unfortunately not the entire special however.

    • Stéphane Dumas
    • August 21st, 2014

    Sorry for dusting off the subject, but since there no opinions posted about YTV’s Fall 2014 highlights who might look similar to the 2013 highlights. I guess there no need to post a blog post about this. ;-)

    A Youtube user named Travis Doucette posted to promo ad from the early 1990s when YTV showed The Muppet Show and YCDTOTV(You Can’t do that on Television) on their schedule.

    I think some old sketches of YCDTOTV is still fun to watch after all these years. I can’t said the same for the 3 FOP (Fairly Oddparents) live-action movies. ;-)

    • Stéphane Dumas
    • January 27th, 2018

    My apologies for posting a very very late post but I read some rumors here and there about Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider who procuded most of these “tweencoms”(twitcoms) and some of these rumors might have some parts of truth.…at-nickelodeon/

    When these rumors will came in the spotlight, Nickelodeon’s reputation will be severly damaged and I wonder how big the impact it’ll be on YTV who airs most of Nickelodeon stuff? It could be a topic for a future blog post.

    • Those sorts of rumours have been around Schneider for many years. Until a big outlet or the stars of his shows lend credibility to them, I wouldn’t entertain the idea. My hope is that it’s another case of the internet always assuming the worst about things.

      To be honest with you, if they’re true (I hope they aren’t) I don’t think I’d go down the route of “Dan Schneider is a paedophile, what does this mean for YTV????” That’s extremely exploitative and crass in a situation where there are victims. I’d certainly be up for reporting any sort of response from Corus, though I imagine it’ll simply be pulling the shows and replacing them with more Sponge Bob/Loud House re-runs.

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