TORONTO, Mar. 22, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) -- /CNW/ -- Corus Entertainment's YTV returns to the backwoods with real Survivorman Les Stroud and a new group of teens in the second season of YTV's original series Survive This. Leaving all the comforts of home, eight teens are put to the test to see if they have what it takes to make it through to the hour-long season finale. Produced by 9 Story Entertainment in association with YTV, Survive This premieres on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes, new episodes will air in the show's regular timeslot Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Modeled after Season 1, Survive This follows eight teens between the ages of 13 and 17 as they are tested physically, emotionally and intellectually throughout each half-hour episode of this 13-part series. Cast for their distinct personalities and appetite for adventure, the teens are mentored and tested by returning host Les Stroud through challenges including: building a shelter; finding food and water; starting a fire; signalling for rescue; and treating an injury. The teen who overcomes the most painstaking and gruelling situations will make it through to the show's one-hour finale, as the rest meet their limit and admit that they cannot survive.
Season 2's participants include 15-year-old Colin, a.k.a. The Whiz Kid from Hamilton, ON, who believes that academics are far more important than a social life; Jade, a 13-year-old who grew up on a 24-acre farm in Ancaster, ON; 17-year-old aspiring actor Michael, a.k.a. The Entertainer from Brampton, ON; The Diplomat, 16-year-old Manaal from St. Catharines, ON; Mississauga's Justin, a 16-year-old musician who loves his steak; The Athlete, 14-year-old Nicole; The Rebel from Niagara Falls, 16-year-old Patricia; and last but not least, 14-year-old, future biologist and conservationist Ian from Ajax, ON.
In episode 1 'Plane Crash', premiering on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m., Les welcomes this keen group to the scene of a floatplane crash. One of the teens will be declared the Ultimate Survivor at the end of the series, Les presents the eight with their first challenge as two members are separated from the group and must spend their first night alone.
Viewers can use YTV's online video player at YTV.com to catch clips of the show as well as view full episodes after the shows broadcast premiere.
Founded in 2001, 9 Story Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution company dedicated to delivering the most loved children's properties internationally. Producers of such popular shows as "Peep and the Big Wide World" and "Survive This," 9 Story has delivered over 200 half-hours of television content. Led by executive producers Vince Commisso and Steven Jarosz, who have more than 25 years of combined specialized industry experience and leadership, the 9 Story team includes Executive Vice-President Natalie Osborne, heading up international business development, and Vice President of Development Liliana Vogt. With 70+ employees and full production and distribution capabilities, 9 Story is a leader in the amazing and magical world of youth entertainment.
Seen in over 10.5 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment brand for kids. As a major force in kids' television, YTV offers great programming for kids and families with hit Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV reaches kids online at YTV.com and in local communities with the travelling road show WOW!. Visit www.ytv.com.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. The company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, 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 (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
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