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Canadian Adult Swim Channel launch lineup revealed, app gets discontinued

Corus Entertainment’s Action is just weeks away from being re-branded into the world’s first 24/7 Adult Swim channel. Things kick off at 6AM on April 1st with the Canadian television debut of the third Rick & Morty season. New to Canada describes nearly every Adult Swim-original scheduled for day-1. This includes the fifth and sixth seasons of Samurai Jack and Venture Bros., respectively; last year’s Harvey Birdman and 12 Oz. Mouse TV specials, as well as shows that have never aired here before, like Infomercials (not the Dr. Ho kind), Joe Pera Talks with You, Decker: Unclassified, The Eric Andre Show, Off The Air, The Jellies, Dream Corp, LLC, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, The Greatest Event in Television History, Mr. Pickles, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and Mostly 4 Millennials. Continue reading

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Wow! Unlimited pushes back channel launch, Teletoon teases night-time programming

Wow! Unlimited Media has announced that it’s delaying the launch of its Comedy Gold re-brand. The company has extended its exclusive option to acquire the broadcasting license from Bell Media to May 31, 2019. The last date upon which the transfer of the broadcasting license will occur has been extended to August 30, 2019. Prior to June 30, 2019, Bell Media may set the date of transfer upon 60 days’ written notice. The Comedy Gold broadcast license had previously been set to transfer to Wow! on April 1, 2019. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: Dragalia Lost, Langrisser launch with Canadian voices; Ghibli movies at Cineplex; Fully Charged returns

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Dragalia Lost, Langrisser Mobile games feature Canadian voice actors
New Mega Man: Fully Charged episodes on Family Chrgd
Theatrical News Catchup: Ghibli, Fate, In This Corner of the World

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Corus re-brands Action as 24/7 Canadian Adult Swim Channel

Canada is set to become the home of the first ever 24/7 Adult Swim-branded linear channel in the world. Following the discontinuation of the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network last night, Corus Entertainment has announced plans to re-brand Action on April 1st to Adult Swim. The Canadian Adult Swim channel will “mirror the programming and brand voice of the acclaimed channel in the U.S., delivering audiences new series day and date with the U.S. year-round.” Continue reading

Something fishy is going on with Adult Swim Canada

If schedule services are to be believed, starting March 4th, Corus Entertainment’s Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network Canada will be no more. It’ll be replaced by additional reruns of the channel’s daytime programming, like Ben 10 (2016) and Regular Show. The block launched alongside the channel in 2012, operating between 9PM and 6AM daily. In 2016, it was slashed to just three hours a day from 9PM to 12AM. The rest of Cartoon Network Canada’s overnight schedule moved to reruns of older titles not seen during the day, like Johnny Bravo. Continue reading

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Ultra Legends debuts on Teletoon in March, Pokémon Day on YTV

Called Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon — Ultra Legends, the 22nd season of the Pokémon anime will premiere in Canada on Teletoon starting Saturday, March 2nd at 12PM. Like the preceding batch, these episodes have been airing under the “Pokémon: Sun & Moon” banner in Japan since last fall. Teletoon is currently set to host season’s English-language debut. Continue reading

Nelvana, Sumitomo announce Geki Drive

Corus Entertainment’s Toronto-based Nelvana animation studio has announced the first tile from its collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation: Geki Drive. Inspired by a line of customizable racing car building kits from Bandai Spirits, a 52×11-minute 2D/3D hybrid animated series is now in development. The toys, which launched in Japan in January 2016, target boys six to eight, bringing them into a “world where drivers build, customize and compete in epic races to become the ultimate Geki racing team.” Continue reading

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