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9 Story sells Nerds and Monsters to ABC Australia

The animated series from indie animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons was recently greenlit by Corus Entertainment’s YTV.

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YTV and Tricon team for The Next Star: SuperGroup

The spinoff series, to debut in spring 2014, will move from a TV talent show for solo performances to one based on building a “super” five-piece boy and girl band.

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9 Story sells YTV prank series to Nick U.K.

Following the company’s acquisition of CCI Kids children’s and family library earlier this summer, the Canadian studio has sold the General Purpose Pictures, CCI Entertainment and YTV reality series Extreme Babysitting (pictured) to Nickelodeon U.K..

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Kolton Stewart headlines Some Assembly Required for YTV

Thunderbird Films is shooting 26 half-hours of the kids comedy from Mr. Young‘s Dan Signer and Howard Nemetz.

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YTV reveals fall TV schedule

The Corus-owned kids channel will premiere new series like OH NO! It’s an Alien Invasion and See Dad Run (pictured).

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Weekly roundup: TV premieres, awards and events

This Friday’s briefs include news of the rollouts of 9 Story’s Camp Lakebottom (pictured) on Teletoon and Tricon’s The Next Star on YTV.

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Marblemedia begins production on Japanizi Going Going Gong

The 40-episode comedic game show will shoot in front of a live studio audience in Toronto.

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marblemedia plans follow-up to Splatalot

The kids game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! has been sold to Disney XD and YTV.

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Weekly roundup: Awards, distribution sales and TV premieres

Among this week’s briefs is news of Yung Chang’s doc The Fruit Hunters (pictured) winning a top honour at the annual International Environmental Film Festival in Paris and TV season premieres for Continuum, The Next Step, Wingin’ It and Life with Boys.

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YTV finds Cache Craze

The series, produced by 9 Story Entertainment and which features competing family teams searching for virtual caches that are unlocked after completing various challenges, premieres on March 9 at 6 p.m.

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9 Story distribution expands into acquired programming

For its first foray into managing completed programming, the Toronto-based kids prodco and distributor takes on Slap Happy Cartoon’s Nerds and Monsters (pictured).

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Almost Naked Animals gets Scholastic deal

The deal for 9 Story Entertainment’s animated children’s series covers comic readers, joke books, chapter books, eBooks and digital interactive story books for the U.S., Canada and Mexico in English and Spanish.