Wednesday, February 24, 2016

YTV (Canada) To Air Sneak-Peek Of "School Of Rock" On Saturday 12th March 2016; To Fully Premiere New Show On Thursday 31st March 2016

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February 24, 2016

Tune In and Rock Out With the New Comedy Series School of Rock

Based on the feature film, Nickelodeon's live action series premieres on Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on YTV

(L to R): Lawrence (Aidan Miner), Tomika (Branna Yde), Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado), Summer (Jade Pettyjohn), Zack (Lance Lim), Dewey (Tony Cavalero) in School of Rock on YTV

(Toronto, Canada) YTV adds a new live action comedy to its set list with Nickelodeon's highly anticipated series School of Rock, which follows a group of overachieving prep school students who band together and learn to rock out when they meet their new, unconventional substitute teacher. Viewers can catch a sneak peek of the series on Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on YTV following Nickelodeon's 29th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (day-and-date with the U.S). School of Rock will then premiere Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and continue to air in its regular Thursday-night time slot.

School of Rock follows Zack (Lance Lim), Lawrence (Aidan Miner), Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado), Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Breanna Yde) who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock 'n' roll to inspire his class to form a secret band. Throughout the school year, these middle-school classmates find themselves navigating relationships, discovering their unknown talents and learning lessons on loyalty and friendships.

The series features guest appearances from Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) and Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans). Episodes will include musical performances by the cast covering hits "What I Like About You" (The Romantics), "Lips Are Movin" (Meghan Trainor), "The Kids Are All Right" (The Who), "We're Not Gonna Take It" (Twisted Sister), "Shut Up and Dance" (WALK THE MOON), "Heart Attack" (Demi Lovato) and more.

School of Rock is developed by Jim and Steve Armogida (Crash & Bernstein, Grounded for Life), who also serve as Executive Producers with Jay Kogen (The Simpsons, Henry Danger). The 2003 movie of the same name was written by Mike White. Its director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin serve as series Executive Producers, along with Eli Bush (The Newsroom, Ex Machina).

About YTV

Celebrating 25 years in television, YTV is a leading cross platform entertainment brand for kids and families. The channel offers quality entertainment with hilarious animated and live-action comedy series, popular Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies, top-rated original Canadian programming, music, celebrities and the channel's after-school block, The Zone. Through its multiple platforms and exclusive digital and interactive content, YTV is the voice of Canadian youth culture. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc.

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