Apartment 11 Productions delivers fourth seasons of the Gemini-nominated series Prank Patrol and Mystery Hunters to YTV
Prank Patrol Premieres Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Mystery Hunters Premieres Saturday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Apartment 11 Productions announces the return of their Gemini-nominated series Prank Patrol on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m.(ET/PT) and the return of Mystery Hunters on Saturday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT) to YTV. Both series are entering their fourth seasons, with Prank Patrol delivering 22 new episodes and Mystery Hunters returning with 13 new episodes.
« We’re excited to be entering our fourth seasons of both Prank Patrol and Mystery Hunters on YTV, » says Jonathan Finkelstein, Executive Producer, Apartment 11 Productions. « We’re thrilled with the popularity and longevity of these shows and that both shows have resonated with tween audiences. »
The reality show Prank Patrol recently received two Gemini Award nominations in the categories ofBest Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series, and Best Host (Andre Simoneau) in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series. This season will see Prank Patrol hit its 100th episode, and for the first time the series will shoot on location across Canada, traversing coast-to-coast. Over 800 kids applied on-line for a chance to be on this season of Prank Patrol. Produced by Apartment 11 Productions in association with YTV, Prank Patrol gives kids the opportunity to plan, construct and execute the prank of a lifetime. Every week, the series features a new prankster on a mission to pull one over on their friends, parents, siblings or anyone else they choose.
The new season of Mystery Hunters, a fast-paced series that delves into the world’s greatest myths and mysteries, will feature a Christmas episode as well as episodes shot on location in Ethiopia and South Africa. As a testament to the popularity and growth of the series, a Mystery Hunters book written by cast member David Acer (who plays Doubting Dave) and illustrated by Stephen MacEachern has recently been released by Kids Can Press in Canada and is also being released in the U.S. In October, YTV will launch the online game Mystery Hunters Training School on www.YTV.com. Filmoption International recently acquired educational rights to the series for Canada.
ABOUT APARTMENT 11 PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2000 by acclaimed producer Jonathan Finkelstein, Apartment 11 Productions is a leading independent production company committed to creating the world’s best children’s programming, both fiction and fact-based. Our goal is to reach large audiences by offering exciting content with a kid’s-eye view of the world. Apartment 11 Productions is based in Montreal, Canada. Our library of live-action programming currently includes Mystery Hunters, Prank Patrol and Surprise! It’s Edible! Incredible!
As Canada’s leading kids broadcaster, Corus Entertainment’s YTV, Treehouse and Discovery Kids Canada collectively have the highest 2-11 audience of any broadcaster, and reach 91 per cent of kids each week in English Canada. Seen in 8.9 million homes and connecting with 2.2 million kids per month, YTV also publishes Whoa!, a successful kids’ magazine, travels to communities across the country with its WOW tour, conducts a highly respected annual survey, The YTV Tween Report and has a highly interactive website that averages over 90 million monthly page views.