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TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - This September, Corus Entertainment's YTV welcomes Life with Boys, a new live-action comedy, to its Friday night lineup. Produced by Nelvana Studio, Life with Boys stars Torri Webster as 14 year-old Tess Foster, the only girl in a house full of boys. With the help of her best friend Allie, played by Madison Pettis (Phineas and Ferb, Cory in the House), Tess must navigate her way through the turmoil of teen life, including dealing with her overprotective dad and her overzealous, bathroom-monopolizing brothers! Life with Boys premieres Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.
"We are so proud of Life with Boys and thrilled to bring this hilarious new show to our YTV audience," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Television. "The show joins an incredibly strong lineup of live-action series like iCarly, Mr. Young, Victorious and How To Be Indie and we are certain that viewers, young and old, will identify with these characters and laugh along with the trials and tribulations of living a life with boys."
Life With Boys is created by and executive produced by Michael Poryes, the creator and executive producer of hit series like Hannah Montana and That's So Raven.
"Life with Boys is exactly the series I wanted to do after Hannah Montana because it is simply about the fun and truth of the characters and their relationships," said Michael Poryes. "The tween audience is incredibly smart and are ready for a show that doesn't rely on a big gimmick. Nelvana Studio, YTV and Corus recognized that and had the courage to just go for it! Working with them and producing this show in Canada has been a true joy."
In Episode 1, premiering on Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m., Tess realizes that, having spent her life "wrestling" with three brothers, she has picked up more than a few skills that would make her perfect for the wrestling team her father, Jack, coaches. Despite his hesitation, Jack is thrilled to discover she puts all the boys on his team to shame and could very well lead them to victory. However, Tess soon discovers that boys hate losing to girls… especially ones that let them win.
For more information about Life with Boys, including clips from the show, visit www.lifewithboys.ytv.com
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Nelvana Studio is a globally recognized studio that produces a stable of award-winning and globally renowned brands - from literary classics Babar and Franklin to shows such as 6TEEN, Rolie Polie Olie and The Backyardigans, the #1 preschool series in Canada. Many of these series air on Corus Entertainment's kids' services in Canada and in over 150 countries around the world. Nelvana's library now has well over 3,800 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards including Emmys and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at www.nelvana.com.
Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. YTV offers quality entertainment for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, nighttime drama for teens, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches its viewers online at YTV.com and in local communities with the traveling road show WOW!. Visit www.ytv.com.
Nelvana Studio and YTV are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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Image with caption: "Torri Webster stars as Tess Foster in YTV's Life with Boys. (CNW Group/YTV CANADA INC.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110818_C4768_PHOTO_EN_2278.jpg