TELETOON's Live-Action Series Heads to Production for a Second Season October 2011
(Toronto, ON, July 20, 2011) - TELETOON Canada inc. is thrilled to announce that after the unprecedented success of its original movie, and with the much anticipated launch of its first live-action, horror-comedy series, My Babysitter's a Vampire, produced by Fresh TV,has been greenlit for a second season. TELETOON's most successful live-action project to date, My Babysitter's a Vampire, season two, will commence production in September 2011 for a 13-part series in English and French.
My Babysitter's a Vampire tells the story of Ethan Morgan, whose over-protective parents assign a babysitter to watch over him and his eight- year-old sister. Turns out, that while she may look like the girl of his dreams, she's actually half-vampire.
“My Babysitter's a Vampire is an amazing, fairy-tale story in the world of television production. The original movie was greenlit in 2008, followed by a full season of the series. Now it has become a smash success, with Disney also airing it within the U.S. market during its prime-time lineup,” said Carole Bonneau, Vice-President, Programming, TELETOON. “It truly is an exciting time at TELETOON and we cannot wait for fans to see what the series has in store.”
The My Babysitter's a Vampire series was developed by Fresh TV and FremantleMedia Enterprises, in association with TELETOON Canada inc. Season one of the kids live-action series is slated to premiere on TELETOON in 2012.
About My Babysitter's a Vampire
My Babysitter's a Vampire is a fun, family-friendly teen adventure-comedy that takes a bite out of pop culture phenomena like Twilight, Glee and horror movies in general. This series will continue to follow the geeky and sci-fi loving 14-year-old Ethan (Matthew Knight: Flashpoint, The Grudge 2) and his best pals Benny (Atticus Mitchell: How to be Indie) and recent vampire recruit, Rory (Cameron Kennedy: Toronto Stories and The Latest Buzz), as they defend their town against an avalanche of scary supernatural phenomena. With the help of Ethan's smokin' hot babysitter Sarah (Vanessa Morgan: Harriet the Spy, The Latest Buzz), a fledgling vampire, and her BFF Erica (Kate Todd: Cashing In, Life with Derek), also recently recruited to the dark side, Ethan and his gang will come face-to-face with the netherworld of vampires, werewolves and spirit creatures.
In this smart, funny, fast-paced action series, the gang will wisecrack their way through run-ins with zombies, vampires and werewolves -- not to mention girls, detention and bullies -- and will remind kids everywhere that no matter what kind of supernatural villains the world has in store, the scariest thing of all is still: High School!
TELETOON is where cartoons live - all day, every day. Watched in over 7.9 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 via On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and teletoon.com. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit www.teletoon.com.
ABOUT FRESH TV inc.
Fresh TV 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 series, My Babysitter's a Vampire (TELETOON) and Really Me (Family Channel.)
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 its studios in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada.
For more information, visit http://www.freshtvinc.com
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.