INTERNATIONAL ESCAPADES, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND SUPER-CHARGED SNAILS TAKEOVER FAMILY CHRGD THIS JUNE
ANIMATED SERIES THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO and TURBO FAST ARRIVE JUNE 14
BEAR GRYLLS’ SURVIVAL SCHOOL ROARS ONTO CHRGD JUNE 21
Toronto, ON – 9 June 2016 – Tuesdays on Family CHRGD are about to get even more epic as three brand new series explode onto the network this month. A mix of CGI-animation and live-action model sets, Thunderbirds Are Go follows five brothers as they battle the dangers of the year 2060, while animated comedy Turbo FAST centres around a super-powered snail and his posse of adrenaline junkies searching for ways to keep their city safe. Meanwhile, the adventure series Bear Grylls’ Survival School takes 10 city kids deep into the remote wilderness with one of the planet’s greatest survivalists. Special presentations of all three shows will air as part of the network’s Turbo CHRGD Tuesday night lineup, joining the ranks of DreamworksTV, The Deep and Fangbone!
Thunderbirds Are Go and Bear Grylls’ Survival School come to Family CHRGD this June.
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From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, Scott, Gordon, Virgil, John and Alan Tracy pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. While their identities may not be widely known, their heroism is legendary. Supported by mechanical genius Brains, stealthy operative Kayo, their jet-setting London agent Lady Penelope (voiced by Rosamund Pike, The World’s End, Gone Girl) and her loyal driver Parker, even the devious schemes of mysterious international criminal ‘The Hood’ can’t weaken their resolve. A reinvention of the classic British TV series Thunderbirds, Thunderbirds Are Go glides onto Family CHRGD Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
On Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Family CHRGD heads to the great outdoors with the new adventure series Bear Grylls’ Survival School. Embarking on the ultimate trip, survival expert Bear Grylls challenges 10 children from diverse backgrounds to forget their gadgets, leap off the sofa and head into the wild for an epic adventure. For two action-packed weeks, they’ll be pushed to their limits camping in extreme locations while cameras capture the realities of wilderness life. In the first episode, Bear surprises the kids with a tough first challenge – to make their own shelter in the forest where they will spend the night.
Also speeding onto Family CHRGD this June is the high-octane, ensemble comedy based on the hit Dreamworks movie, Turbo FAST. Home base may be the Los Angeles microcosm Starlight City for the world-famous snail Turbo and his crew, but this souped-up posse travels far and wide to take on villains from all over the world. With their tricked out shells in tow, the team attempts outrageous stunts, races the coolest tracks and takes on the craziest challengers. But, no matter how wild things get, the Fast Action Stunt Team always has each other’s backs. The action-packed series officially debuts on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET with a special preview episode airing Tuesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. ET.
Fans who can’t wait to find out more about the shows can visit CHRGD.ca to get info about the characters, watch exclusive video content and test out their own aircraft skills with the brand new Thunderbirds Are Go game “Rescue Challenge.” Episodes from all three series will also be available on Family CHRGD OnDemand beginning in July.
Family CHRGD is an advertising-supported digital specialty network that features animated and live-action programming. Designed to surprise and entertain young viewers, Family CHRGD showcases series, movies and specials that will blow kids minds and keep boredom at bay. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family CHRGD is also available through Family CHRGD OnDemand and Family CHRGD Online at no additional cost. Visit us at CHRGD.ca.
About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.
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