press release: Total Drama World Tour premiere on Teletoon

TELETOON SETS STAGE FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF
TOTAL DRAMA WORLD TOUR
The first episode of Total Drama World Tour premieres
on Thursday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Toronto, May 13 2010 – TELETOON gives fans a sneak peek of the highly anticipated TELETOON Original Production Total Drama World Tour with the world premiere of the first episode on Thursday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. This special presentation debuts in advance of the series premiering in its regular weekly slot this fall season.
“The Total Drama franchise has been a huge success, both at home and across the globe and we are excited to give TELETOON viewers exclusive access to the first episode of Total Drama World Tour this summer,” said Carole Bonneau, Vice-President, Programming, TELETOON Canada inc. “This special preview is just a sample of the fantastic programming slate TELETOON will be unveiling this fall.”
Following on the heels of the popular Fresh TV series Total Drama Action and Total Drama Island, Total Drama World Tour brings an international twist and musical spin. This new season will continue the series‟ hilarious tradition of parodying reality shows, bringing back some of the fan-favourite past contestants and a few exciting new faces. The crew gets another chance at fame and fortune as they are flown all over the world for a chance at another million-dollar grand prize. In this season‟s elimination ceremony, losing contestants take the “drop of shame” as they are handed a parachute and pushed out of the plane. The remaining teens will face the usual scary, embarrassing and sometimes even disgusting challenges.
Prior to the Total Drama World Tour premiere, viewers can catch up on the last season‟s events with a marathon of four back-to-back episodes of Total Drama Action Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Selected episodes of Total Drama Action will also be available online at teletoon.com.
Leading up to the world premiere on Thursday, June 10, TELETOON will air the final three episodes of Total Drama Action on from 6 p.m. ET/PT to 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of Celebrity Manhunt’s Total Drama Action Reunion Special at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. In this spoof of celebrity-crazed entertainment shows, pesky hosts dig up the latest dirt on the Total Drama cast for a brand new one-hour presentation.
Total Drama World Tour will premiere the complete 26-episode series every Thursday evening beginning September 2010.
The series is created and produced by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch of Fresh TV Inc., the team behind TELETOON Original Productions 6TEEN and Stoked. The Total Drama franchise, which launched on TELETOON in June 2007 with the premiere of Total Drama Island, has quickly become one of the network’s top-rated series. The reality show-inspired concept was maintained for Total Drama Action, the successful Hollywood-themed second season. The franchise has since been licensed to Cartoon Network.
Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action are also available on iTunes and Video on Demand.
TELETOON is where cartoons live – all day, every day. Watched in over 7.8 million homes, TELETOON features heroic action shows, hilarious comedies along with hit blockbuster movies.
Available in both English and French, TELETOON Canada inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with four nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, TÉLÉTOON, TELETOON Retro and TÉLÉTOON Rétro – and select programming is also available On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral Media (50{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}) and Corus Entertainment (50{f2e86ea6af82e2bb048871abf045622abf0ed27fb513932dc1ee8c05a54cbefd}). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
Fresh TV Inc. is a world leader in creating and producing family entertainment. This award winning multi-media company set new audience delivery records when the “Total Drama Island‟ finale was the #1 telecast in Cartoon Network’s history and the series itself served as the anchor to Cartoon Network‟s prime time comedy franchise HAR HAR THARSDAYS. Founded by Emmy winning producers Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, Fresh TV finances, develops and produces animated and live-action television that powerfully connects to the interests, influences and enthusiasm of tween and teen audiences around the world. Fresh TV eats, sleeps and breathes to create television young people will love to watch right now. Current Fresh productions include the “Total Drama‟ franchise, “6teen‟, “Stoked‟ and the live action feature, “My Babysitter’s a Vampire‟. Fresh TV offers the services of world-renowned animation studio Elliott Animation which provides a full range of 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from it‟s studios in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada. Visit www.freshtvinc.com for more information.