BYUtv’s 2022 Winter Premieres of Returning Favorites Begin Jan. 1





BYUtv’s 2022 Winter Premieres of Returning Favorites Begin Jan. 1
Returning shows include action-adventure series “Itch” (season two) and Emmy-nominated dramedy “Holly Hobbie” (season three), which will both be available digitally for streaming in full on the BYUtv app.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv’s 2022 Winter Premieres of Returning Favorites Begin Jan. 1

Series include “Itch,” “Holly Hobbie,” “Come Follow Up,” “Family Rules” and mid-season return of “The Wizard of Paws”

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 23, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced the premiere dates of its winter programming on both digital and broadcast. Returning shows include action-adventure series “Itch” (season two) and Emmy-nominated dramedy “Holly Hobbie” (season three), which will both be available digitally for streaming in full on the BYUtv app. The third seasons of the uplifting “Come Follow Up” and “Family Rules,” as well as the mid-season return of season three of unscripted animal show “The Wizard of Paws,” also premiere in January. All aired episodes of all programming will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

The winter premiere schedule of returning shows is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 1

“Itch” (season two) full season available on BYUtv.org and the app

Sunday, Jan. 2

“Come Follow Up” (season three) episode one at 7 a.m. ET/5 a.m. MT/4 a.m. PT (replayed at 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT), episode two at 4:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. MT/1:30 p.m. PT

Tuesday, Jan. 4

“Itch” (season two) primetime broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Jan. 5

“The Wizard of Paws” (season three return) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 9

“Family Rules” (season three) at 2 p.m. ET/12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 23

“Holly Hobbie” (season three) full season available on BYUtv.org and the app

Tuesday, Feb. 8

“Holly Hobbie” (season three) primetime broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

“We are looking for ways to infuse enjoyable entertainment with meaningful, purposeful messages, and all our returning shows do just that,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “From exciting scripted series like ‘Itch’ and ‘Holly Hobbie’ to inspirational unscripted content like ‘Come Follow Up,’ ‘Family Rules’ and ‘The Wizard of Paws,’ every family will find something to love as they watch these winter premieres together.”

BYUtv will present the exclusive U.S. broadcast of season two of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Itch,” in which a powerful new radioactive element falls into the hands of a teenage boy; season three of “Holly Hobbie,” the Emmy-nominated show about an aspiring singer-songwriter who isn’t afraid to fight for causes she believes in, even if it ruffles feathers; season three of “Come Follow Up,” a Sunday talk show in which special guests and a live audience discuss the Bible; season three of “Family Rules,” which showcases a variety of families and the positive tools they use to put their families first; and the second half of “The Wizard of Paws” season three, with animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of all kinds of animals in desperate need of his services.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 139 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.



BYUtv and BYUradio Ring in Holidays with Programming for Entire Family





BYUtv and BYUradio Ring in Holidays with Programming for Entire Family: Original Christmas Concert Specials with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Pentatonix and Top Christian Artists
Highlights include holiday-themed installments of “Grace Notes,” “Studio C” and “Random Acts.”
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv and BYUradio Ring in Holidays with Programming for Entire Family: Original Christmas Concert Specials with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Pentatonix and Top Christian Artists

“Grace Notes” holiday special featuring Grammy(R) winners Amy Grant, Michelle T. Williams, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and other favorites airs Dec. 5, 12 p.m. ET

“Christmas Under the Stars” concert featuring Grammy(R) winner Pentatonix airs Dec. 5, 7 p.m. ET

“20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” featuring more than 40 beloved guest artists airs Dec. 16, 9 p.m. ET

All-new holiday episodes of “The Canterville Ghost,” “Studio C” and “Random Acts” also premiere

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 4, 2021 — Family entertainment network BYUtv, available nationally over cable, satellite and free streaming, and its companion network, BYUradio, today announced their 2021 schedule of original holiday programming, including “Christmas Under the Stars” with three-time Grammy(R) Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix; a special two-hour retrospective, “20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir,” filled with more than 40 beloved guest artists, from Gladys Knight and Angela Lansbury to Kristin Chenoweth and Richard Thomas; a “Grace Notes” holiday special featuring Grammy(R) winners Amy Grant, Michelle T. Williams, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and other Christian music favorites; new Christmas episodes of BYUtv’s original series “The Canterville Ghost,” “Studio C” and “Random Acts”; and many more holiday movies and specials.

Sunday, Nov. 14 and 21 at 9 p.m. ET: BYUtv’s four-part contemporary reimagining of the classic Oscar Wilde comedy “The Canterville Ghost,” produced in the U.K. by BBC Studios Productions, revolves around three families – the aristocratic Cantervilles, the Romani Lovells and the American Otises – who must come together to find redemption and heal the past. In the final two episodes of the limited series, “Autumn” (premiering Nov. 14) and “Winter” (premiering Nov. 21), the Otises host a Christmas ball, which becomes the centerpiece of the climactic finale. The accomplished cast includes Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), James Lance (“Ted Lasso”), Caroline Catz (“Doc Martin”), Laurel Waghorn (“Holby City”), Carolyn Pickles (“Broadchurch”), Haydn Gwynne (“The Windsors”) and Jack Bardoe (“Belgravia”), among others.

Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. ET: Tucked in and snuggly in their bed, the cast of fan-favorite sketch comedy show “Studio C” (now in its 14th season) listens to their favorite Christmas tales, such as the one where Scrooge discovers that Christmas feasts must be purchased in advance and the one where an entrepreneuring father pitches his idea for simplifying gift wrapping. They then hear the tales of Giuseppe, an Italian elf, who keeps accidentally making his mother’s Italian food instead of toys, workers who pooled their resources to buy a co-worker a gift that drives home the Christmas spirit, and the most beloved tale of all – the one where The Grinch and Nicholas Cage unexpectedly run into each other on Christmas Eve. Charles Dickens’ fictional brother Bartholomew hosts.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. ET: “Random Acts” is the unscripted hidden-camera reality show in its seventh season that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness. In this special episode, a young family that unfortunately missed out on their first Christmas in their new Nashville condo in 2020 due to the tragic Christmas morning bombing, receives a Christmas they won’t ever forget. In late spring of this year, “Random Acts” decorates the family’s new home in Christmas lights and lawn decor, setting in motion an adventure that ends in chasing snow, finding a blizzard, and a special visitor.

Sunday, Dec. 5 at 12 p.m. ET: “Grace Notes” is an unscripted series, hosted by Elaine Bradley from Neon Trees, featuring performances and interviews with artists who are uplifted and changed by music. We hear the stories behind the songs as musicians share their talent, their lives, their inspiration and their faith. This special holiday episode will feature songs such as “Breath of Heaven,” “O Holy Night,” “Welcome to Our World” and “We Three Kings,” performed by Amy Grant, Michelle T. Williams, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Ben Rector, Lecrae, Natalie Grant, Colton Dixon, Ellie Holcomb, Jamie Grace, Unspoken, Kierra Sheard, Michael McLean, Jonathan Traylor, Sidewalk Prophets, Francesca Battistelli, Jonathan McReynolds and Jordan Smith.

Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ET: An annual BYUtv holiday tradition, “Christmas Under the Stars” showcases Grammy Award-winning group Pentatonix in a mix of big performance numbers and intimate, cinematic musical moments. This exclusive special, produced by BYUtv in partnership with Kaleidoscope Pictures, features beloved classics like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!,” “The First Noel,” and “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful,” as well as songs from their new holiday album “Evergreen.” Past performers have included John Legend, Lauren Daigle, Train, The Band Perry, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Five for Fighting.

Thursday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET: This December, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s beloved annual Christmas concert tradition celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special new two-hour retrospective. “20 Years of Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” welcomes Tony(R) Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell as guest artist and narrator. Intimate ballads, behind-the-scenes views and storytelling by Stokes combine with highlights from the past two decades featuring soul-stirring performances from more than 40 world-renowned artists, including Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, the Muppets(R) from Sesame Street(R), Hugh Bonneville and Richard Thomas. The anniversary special reminds viewers of how this tradition has touched audiences for years and evokes the love, unity and peace of the season.

BYUradio’s special holiday programming includes an eight-part series called “The Christmas Chronicles” that tells the astonishing life and activities of Santa. Already available to stream on demand, two parts will air each day, Dec. 20-23, at 9 p.m. ET. An original storytelling hour called “BYUradio Family Christmas” will feature Christmas family stories from the network’s hosts, premiering Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. ET. In addition, “The Lisa Show” will feature interviews and holiday music from a number of performers, including The Piano Guys (Nov. 30), Donny Osmond (Dec. 2), Lindsey Stirling (Dec. 14), James Valentine of Maroon 5 (Dec. 16), Neon Trees (Dec. 21) and Jim Brickman (Dec. 23), all airing at 10 a.m. ET. Throughout the season, BYUradio will also broadcast audio versions of BYUtv’s “Christmas Under the Stars” with Pentatonix and other past specials in the series, as well as past “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” concerts.

Throughout the month of December, BYUtv will open the vault of Christmas movies and originals, including the BYUtv premieres of “The Miracle Maker,” “Christmas for a Dollar” and the Annie Moses Christmas special as well as some of the network’s popular Christmas programming from recent years, including “Christmas Under the Stars” concerts starring Lauren Daigle, John Legend, Train, The Band Perry, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Jordan Smith, and Five for Fighting; “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” concerts featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville, and Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas; Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker” and “Celtic Family Christmas” specials; past “Studio C,” “Random Acts,” “Show Offs,” “Making Good,” “Hetty Feather,” “Heartland” and “Highway to Heaven” Christmas-themed episodes; holiday movies “Christmas Jars,” “Shoelaces for Christmas,” “Winter Thaw,” “Christmas on Division Street,” “The Christmas Cabin,” “Instrument of War,” “A Christmas Tail,” “Deck the Heart,” “Christmas Angel,” “48 Christmas Wishes,” “Silent Night,” “A Christmas Village,” “Blizzard,” “A Christmas Snow,” “A Very Corgi Christmas,” “The Christ Child” and “Christmas Oranges”; and more. New and past programming will be repeated throughout the holiday season.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge.

For more information on BYUradio and to listen, visit www.byuradio.org. Programming can be accessed nationwide on SiriusXM and free on the BYUradio app, and it is available on all major podcast services for download, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other platforms.

About BYU Broadcasting

BYU Broadcasting is a general entertainment broadcasting organization focused on improving families and connecting them through shared experiences that promote meaningful interaction between parents and children. Across BYUtv, BYUradio and its digital platforms, BYU Broadcasting presents uplifting entertainment that is both purposeful and engaging for the entire family. With a reach of more than 50 million homes on broadcast and cable systems for BYUtv and another more than 30 million devices through SiriusXM for BYUradio, it serves national and local audiences with the most state-of-the-art live-linear and digital production and distribution facilities, reaching audiences where they consume media. By centering all of its resources on these two closely correlated, multiplatform products, BYU Broadcasting creates synergies and consistency between their content and focus to offer transmedia storytelling. As a noncommercial operation, it gives back to the local, national and international community by working with great partners throughout the world to provide edifying viewing and listening experiences that inspire children and parents alike.



BYUtv Commissions Contemporary Adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost”





BYUtv Commissions Contemporary Adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” from BBC Studios Productions
Set in leafy 21st century rural England, “The Canterville Ghost” sees American tech billionaire Hiram Otis buy Canterville Chase, unaware that the contents include a malevolent family ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, who has been haunting the premises for centuries.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Commissions Contemporary Adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” from BBC Studios Productions

Veteran British cast features Anthony Head as Sir Simon de Canterville

Four-part limited series premieres on Halloween

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 1, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced it has ordered a new four-part modern retelling of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” from BBC Studios Productions, produced in the U.K. with a cast of notable British actors. The limited series will receive a Halloween premiere on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT. Adapted by Jude Tindall, the series marks the first British drama commission by the non-commercial, value-based television network bringing inspiring and uplifting entertainment to more than 50 million homes across America.

“‘The Canterville Ghost’ brings together the acclaimed storytelling that BBC Studios Productions is well known for with BYUtv’s unique brand of family entertainment,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “We are honored to partner with BBC Studios Productions to create a not-to-be-missed special event of supernatural proportions filled with humor and heart that each member of the family will enjoy.”

The accomplished cast of “The Canterville Ghost” includes Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Sir Simon de Canterville; James Lance (“Ted Lasso”) as Hiram Otis; Caroline Catz (“Doc Martin”) as Lucy Otis; Laurel Waghorn (“Holby City”) as Virginia Otis; Carolyn Pickles (“Broadchurch”) as Mrs. Umney; Haydn Gwynne (“The Windsors”) as Lady Deborah de Canterville; Jack Bardoe (“Belgravia”) as The Honourable Cecil Canterville; Harry Gostelow (“The Crown”) as Lord St. John Canterville; Lizzy Connolly (“Call the Midwife”) as Lady Henrietta Stilton; Fred Fergus (“Wonder Woman”) as Viscount Ralph Stilton; Jeff Rawle (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) as Bluey, the Duke of Stilton; Harry Taurasi (“The Borgias”) as Django Lovell; Cathy Tyson (“Mona Lisa”) as Masilda Lovell; and the voice of Jonty Stephens (“Life on Mars”) as Cesspitt; and introduces Joe and Tom Graves as Frank and Theo Otis, and Harriette and Charlotte Robinson as Patience and Charity Lovell.

Set in leafy 21st century rural England, “The Canterville Ghost” sees American tech billionaire Hiram Otis buy Canterville Chase, unaware that the contents include a malevolent family ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, who has been haunting the premises for centuries. Or that his family will face the full might of the English aristocracy: united in opposition to the parvenu Americans. The contemporary reimagining of the classic Oscar Wilde comedy revolves around three families – the aristocratic Cantervilles, the Romani Lovells and the American Otises – who must come together to find redemption and heal the past.

Despite its modern setting, it’s an old world, bound by strict social convention and archaic traditions. A world of house parties and cricket matches, fox hunting and pheasant shooting. The stately homes of the aristocracy and a resident ghost…

“This is Oscar Wilde meets ‘Downton Abbey,'” said Will Trotter, executive producer for BBC Studios Productions. “It’s bursting with gothic horror, romantic comedy and pathos. We are thrilled to be working with BYUtv on such an uplifting drama for the whole family, and we hope it brings much laughter to BYUtv audiences.”

“The Canterville Ghost” is a four-part, hour-long limited series that has been commissioned by head of content Andra Johnson Duke for BYUtv, and comes from the award-winning team behind hit series like “Father Brown” and “Shakespeare & Hathaway.” It is produced by BBC Studios Productions, written by Jude Tindall (“Father Brown,” “Shakespeare & Hathaway”) and executive produced by Will Trotter (“Father Brown,” “Shakespeare & Hathaway,” “Doctors”). “The Canterville Ghost” will be brought to the screen by directors Paul Gibson and Suri Krishnamma. The script producer is Neil Irvine, and the series producer for BBC Studios Productions is Sue Howells. BBC Studios is distributing the series internationally.

In addition to “The Canterville Ghost,” BYUtv’s original programming slate includes new scripted workplace comedy with puppets “9 Years to Neptune”; “An Evening with Marie” – a symphonic concert special from beloved performer Marie Osmond; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C.”

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 139 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.

About BBC Studios

BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC Studios has offices in over 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further seven countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles. BBC Studios | Website | Press Office | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram |



BYUtv’s Fall Premieres Feature Puppet Sitcom “9 Years to Neptune,” Marie Osmond Concert





BYUtv’s Fall Premieres Feature Puppet Sitcom “9 Years to Neptune,” Marie Osmond Concert “An Evening with Marie,” BBC Studios Productions’ “The Canterville Ghost,” Sci-fi Comedy “Overlord and the Underwoods” and Much More
“9 Years to Neptune” is BYUtv’s new, hilarious scripted workplace comedy for the whole family.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv’s Fall Premieres Feature Puppet Sitcom “9 Years to Neptune,” Marie Osmond Concert “An Evening with Marie,” BBC Studios Productions’ “The Canterville Ghost,” Sci-fi Comedy “Overlord and the Underwoods” and Much More

Returning Favorites Include “Studio C,” “Relative Race,” “Random Acts,” “All-Round Champion,” “The Wizard of Paws,” “Making Good,” “Grace Notes,” “Hello Sunday” and “Artful”

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 1, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced the premiere dates of its fall programming, including “9 Years to Neptune” – a new scripted workplace comedy set in outer space and featuring puppets and live actors. The network will also present a unique symphonic concert special from beloved performer Marie Osmond, as well as the Halloween premiere of a fresh limited series adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” from BBC Studios Productions for BYUtv, starring Anthony Head. New sci-fi sitcom “Overlord and the Underwoods” will debut on the BYUtv app in concert with the show’s fall 2021 worldwide launch.

Returning series include season 14 of sketch hit “Studio C,” season eight of genealogy-based competition “Relative Race,” season seven of hidden-camera series “Random Acts,” season four of sports competition “All-Round Champion,” season three of unscripted animal show “The Wizard of Paws,” the second half of season three of the service-focused “Making Good” and season three of the music-focused “Grace Notes,” along with the sophomore returns of the inspirational “Hello Sunday” and “Artful.” All aired episodes of all programming will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

The fall premiere schedule of new and returning shows is as follows:

Sunday, Sept. 5

“Artful” (season two) at 12:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. PT

Tuesday, Sept. 7

“All-Round Champion” (season four) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

Sunday, Sept. 19

“Relative Race” (season eight) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Sept. 22

“Making Good” (season three return) at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT

Monday, Sept. 27

“Studio C” (season 14) at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

“9 Years to Neptune” (season one) at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT (SERIES PREMIERE)

Friday, Oct. 1

“An Evening with Marie” at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Sunday, Oct. 3

“Hello Sunday” (season two) at 2 p.m. ET/12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT (special time)

“Grace Notes” (season three) at 2:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. MT/11:30 a.m. PT (special time)

Wednesday, Oct. 6

“Random Acts” (season seven) at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

Sunday, Oct. 10

“Grace Notes” (season three) at 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT (regular time)

“Hello Sunday” (season two) at 1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. MT/10:30 a.m. PT (regular time)

Wednesday, Oct. 27

“The Wizard of Paws” (season three) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

Sunday, Oct. 31

“The Canterville Ghost” (limited series) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT (SERIES PREMIERE)

“BYUtv brings families together, both around the TV and in life, and more than ever before through this year’s fall lineup of unscripted stories, competition and comedy,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “All the core fan favorites are back, from long-running hits ‘Studio C’ and ‘Relative Race’ to successes from recent years like ‘All-Round Champion’ and ‘The Wizard of Paws.’ We’re honored to present Marie Osmond’s stunning new concert special and to partner with BBC Studios to share our retelling of ‘The Canterville Ghost’ with audiences for the first time. And the endearing puppets of ‘9 Years to Neptune’ infuse the show with just the kind of wacky, yet sophisticated humor that both young and old will absolutely fall in love with.”

“9 Years to Neptune” is BYUtv’s new, hilarious scripted workplace comedy for the whole family. An eccentric billionaire decides to fund a mission to Neptune, but he insists on doing it on the cheap. He assembles a ragtag group of misfit puppets, including Hollywood’s top actor, a hot tub repairman, Britain’s craziest scientist and a hypochondriac doctor. This mismatched crew learns life lessons as they work together to reach the solar system’s most distant planet. Space travel has never been so much fun… or dysfunctional!

Noah Kershisnik and Andriana Manfredi star, with voices and puppeteering provided by Nate Begle, Dallin Blankenship, Tyler Campbell, Julia Jolley, Calvin Lester, Andy Manjuck, Tori Pence, Ambyr Reyes, Yolanda Stange and Cedric Williams. “9 Years to Neptune” is produced by Cosmic Pictures (“Stalking Santa,” “Making Good”) and BYUtv.

Filmed at the scenic red rocks of the Tuacahn Amphitheatre, “An Evening with Marie” celebrates multihyphenate Marie Osmond’s talent and versatility, with song selection ranging from her iconic tune “Paper Roses” to a cover of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to a new Broadway medley, all accompanied by the Southwest Symphony. Two special guests will join Marie onstage – her nephew David Osmond (“American Idol”) and Daniel Emmet (“America’s Got Talent”), also performing numbers of their own. The concert repertoire will feature songs from her upcoming symphonic classical and Broadway album, including “Flower Duet,” “The Prayer” (with Emmet) and “But the World Goes ‘Round.” “An Evening with Marie” is produced by Kaleidoscope Pictures (“Christmas Under the Stars,” “Studio C”) and BYUtv.

On Halloween, BYUtv will premiere “The Canterville Ghost,” produced in the U.K. by BBC Studios Productions with a cast of notable British actors. Set in leafy 21st century rural England, “The Canterville Ghost” sees American tech billionaire Hiram Otis buy Canterville Chase, unaware that the contents include a malevolent family ghost, Sir Simon de Canterville, who has been haunting the premises for centuries. The four-part contemporary reimagining of the classic Oscar Wilde comedy revolves around three families – the aristocratic Cantervilles, the Romani Lovells and the American Otises – who must come together to find redemption and heal the past.

The accomplished cast of “The Canterville Ghost” includes Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), James Lance (“Ted Lasso”), Caroline Catz (“Doc Martin”), Laurel Waghorn (“Holby City”), Carolyn Pickles (“Broadchurch”), Haydn Gwynne (“The Windsors”), Jack Bardoe (“Belgravia”), Harry Gostelow (“The Crown”), Lizzy Connolly (“Call the Midwife”), Fred Fergus (“Wonder Woman”), Jeff Rawle (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), Harry Taurasi (“The Borgias”), Cathy Tyson (“Mona Lisa”) and Jonty Stephens (“Life on Mars”), among others. “The Canterville Ghost” is produced by BBC Studios Productions (“Father Brown,” “Shakespeare & Hathaway”) for BYUtv, with BBC Studios distributing internationally.

“Overlord and the Underwoods” follows the Underwoods, whose life is turned upside down when their distant cousin, Overlord, the second most-wanted villain in the universe, seeks refuge in their home after being forced into intergalactic witness protection. After snitching out his boss, the evil Mega-Lord Supreme, Overlord is sent to live with his incredibly nice, distant cousins on Planet Earth. Over the course of the series, the evil Overlord and the very sweet Underwoods discover a thing or two about each other as they learn to treasure the value of family and the importance of true friendship, diversity and compassion.

The new sitcom stars Ari Resnick (“Ranger Rob”), Troy Feldman (“Reign”), Patrice Goodman (“The Umbrella Academy”), Darryl Hinds (“Designated Survivor”) and Kamaia Fairburn (“Holly Hobbie”). “Overlord and the Underwoods” is produced by marblemedia in association with Cloudco Entertainment, CBC, Nickelodeon International, ITV and BYUtv. It will debut on the BYUtv app in concert with the show’s fall 2021 worldwide launch.

BYUtv’s returning original programming slate this fall includes season 14 of long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C” with an updated cast, including original cast member Jason Gray and new featured players Megan Rico and Naomi Winders; season eight of “Relative Race,” the first family-history based competitive reality show, which follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States; season seven of “Random Acts,” an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness; the fourth season of “All-Round Champion,” with outstanding young athletes competing in each other’s sports, for the first time including both summer and winter sports, a para athlete, and host Perdita Felicien mentoring on hurdles; “The Wizard of Paws” season three, with animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of all kinds of animals in desperate need of his services; and the mid-season return of “Making Good” season three with host Kirby Heyborne, who loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances and his background or experience.

BYUtv’s Sunday lineup is anchored by season three of “Grace Notes,” hosted by Elaine Bradley from Neon Trees and showcasing exclusive performances and interviews with Amy Grant, Michelle T. Williams, Ben Rector, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin and many others; season two of “Hello Sunday,” sharing stories about life’s little miracles from across the globe with experts in everything from ballet and mountain climbing to fashion design and space engineering; and season two of “Artful,” providing a rare, intimate glimpse into the lives of artists, the inner workings of the creative spirit and how personal faith influences them and their art.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 139 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.



BYUtv and The Dodo Premiere Season 2 of “The Wizard of Paws”





BYUtv and The Dodo Premiere Season 2 of “The Wizard of Paws”
The unscripted 30-minute series follows animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of animals in desperate need of his services.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv and The Dodo Premiere Season 2 of “The Wizard of Paws”

Nat Geo WILD also set to air both seasons following BYUtv

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, and The Dodo, the No. 1 animal brand globally on social [source: Tubular, October 2020], today announced the season two premiere of “The Wizard of Paws” at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The unscripted 30-minute series follows animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of animals in desperate need of his services. Season two premieres on BYUtv on Wednesday, April 28 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT, and all aired episodes of the show are available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
In addition, “The Wizard of Paws” will find a second home on Nat Geo WILD, with all eleven episodes in season one re-airing on the network in spring 2021, followed by season two. Nat Geo WILD is the only network 100% dedicated to animals and the people who love them; “The Wizard of Paws” is a natural fit for its programming lineup.

“We couldn’t have dreamed of better partners with which to collaborate than The Dodo and Nat Geo WILD as we put Derrick Campana’s important animal-saving work out into the world with ‘The Wizard of Paws,'” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “Viewers of all ages and backgrounds are united in the compassion they feel for his struggling patients and the joy that comes from the happy endings he and his team generate at the end of each episode. It’s a much-needed positive outlook on humanity from the perspective of our animal friends.”

“The Wizard of Paws” profiles Derrick Campana as he continues his longstanding mission of charitably dedicating his time to crafting custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits. Season two sees Derrick working with Trigger, a dog overlooked at the shelter due to his deformed leg and rescued just before facing death; Menina, a lamb whose best friend is a rescue cat named Charlie and is given two prosthetics for her front missing limbs; and Frida, a dog that’s an Instagram and Facebook star who receives a custom cart for her paralyzed back legs. The series features many more heartwarming tales in its 10-episode second season.

In addition to “The Wizard of Paws,” BYUtv’s original programming slate includes new interwoven scripted shows “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker” about a blended multicultural, interracial family; “Survivalists,” featuring two families on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships; the fifth and final season of “Dwight in Shining Armor,” a comedy in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C.”

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.

About The Dodo

The Dodo is the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019], and the most engaged media brand globally across all content genres [Tubular Labs, May 2020]. We tell fun, entertaining, emotional stories about animals that make people laugh, cry happy tears, feel ALL the feels, and fall in love with animals. In December 2016, The Dodo joined forces with NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker to form Group Nine Media – the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]



BYUtv Presents Groundbreaking Interconnected Family Comedies “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker”





BYUtv Presents Groundbreaking Interconnected Family Comedies “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker”
The two interwoven scripted series highlight events in the life of a blended multicultural, interracial family from two different perspectives.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Presents Groundbreaking Interconnected Family Comedies ‘The Parker Andersons’ and ‘Amelia Parker’

Two new blended series showcase the same blended family from different angles

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour the premiere of a duo of new single camera family comedies – “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker.” The two interwoven scripted series highlight events in the life of a blended multicultural, interracial family from two different perspectives. “The Parker Andersons” will premiere on Monday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT, followed by “Amelia Parker” at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT. All aired episodes of the show are available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

This completely new and innovative concept will enhance traditional TV storytelling by creating two stand-alone comedy series, “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker,” each with their own storylines and episodes, while still connected by larger overarching plotlines tying the two independent shows together. “The Parker Andersons” follows the heartfelt family moments and warmly comedic antics of a newly blended family, while “Amelia Parker” centers around the quietest member of the family as she navigates the world around her. Both 10-episode series are produced by BYUtv, marblemedia and Beachwood Canyon Productions.

“It has been amazing to be part of a project that’s so unique and refreshing in the way it reinvents the way we tell stories, and BYUtv is thrilled to be part of it,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “‘The Parker Andersons’ and ‘Amelia Parker’ are standalone series that live in the same world and together quickly build the audience’s connection to the characters. It’s easy to invest in the hectic life of the Parker Anderson family and the love they have for each other despite their struggles, making us care about them even more.”

“The Parker Andersons” follows Tony Parker, a British widower and father of two (Nathan and Amelia), who moves to the United States, where he marries Cleo Anderson, the mother of two kids (Victoria and Charlie). All together, they quickly discover that sometimes being “blended” feels a lot like being in a blender.

“Amelia Parker” centers around the quietest member of the Parker Anderson family, a tween girl who is coming into her own. After her mother died, Amelia became selectively mute, figuring that before she participates in the world again, she’d better find her voice. In confessionals, we see that Amelia is actually an opinionated, vivacious girl, who openly explains her hopes, anxieties and fears in virtual conversations with her deceased mom.

Anthony Q. Farrell serves as showrunner and executive producer for both series. Farrell has written for NBC’s ”The Office” and Nickelodeon’s ”The Thundermans” and has developed shows for CBS Studios, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, among others. He is also the creator of ”Secret Life of Boys,” the BAFTA-winning CBBC series in its fifth season.  

“The Parker Andersons” and ”Amelia Parker” will star Arnold Pinnock as Tony Parker (“Travelers,” “Once Upon a Time”), Kate Hewlett as Cleo Anderson (“Holly Hobbie,” “Stargate: Atlantis”), Millie Davis as Amelia Parker (“Odd Squad,” “Wonder”), Agape Mngomezulu as Nathan Parker (“The Twilight Zone,” “Supernatural”), Devin Cecchetto as Victoria Anderson (“Ginny & Georgia,” “The Craft: Legacy”), Charlie Zeltzer as Charlie Anderson (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Anne with an E”), Sandy Jobin-Bevans as Roger Anderson (“Designated Survivor,” ”Just Like Mom and Dad”) and Akiel Julien as Nick Parker (“Utopia Falls,” “The Boys”).

In addition to “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker,” BYUtv’s original programming slate includes “All-Round Champion,” with outstanding young athletes competing in each other’s sports; the fifth and final season of “Dwight in Shining Armor,” a comedy in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America; unscripted show “The Wizard of Paws” about the creation of custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C.”

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.

About marblemedia

marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across all media platforms. A trailblazer known for creating entertainment for the whole family through an informative, entertaining and optimistic lens, the company stands on their merits for showcasing diverse and inclusive storytelling with unique points of view. Recent hits as the award-winning competition Netflix Original series Blown Away, critically-acclaimed travelogue Netflix Original series Restaurants on the Edge; award-winning family gameshow Just Like Mom and Dad; interconnected scripted family comedy series The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker; and the high-octane competition series All-Round Champion based on the International Emmy(R) Kids Award-winning format. Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto, London and L.A., with a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com. Find us online: Instagram: @marblemediaofficial Facebook: @marblemedia Twitter: @marblemedia



BYUtv Renews International Hit “Dwight in Shining Armor” for 5th and Final Season





BYUtv Renews International Hit “Dwight in Shining Armor” for 5th and Final Season
The new 10-episode season, which provides a fitting conclusion for the worldwide fan favorite, will premiere on Sunday, March 21 at 8:30/7:30c.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Renews International Hit “Dwight in Shining Armor” for 5th and Final Season

The 10-episode order will wrap up the saga with a satisfying finale

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that its scripted comedy adventure series “Dwight in Shining Armor,” in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America, will return this spring for a fifth and final season. Stars Sloane Morgan Siegel (Dwight), Caitlin Carmichael (Gretta), Joel McCrary (Baldric), Danielle Bisutti (Hexela) and Evan Hofer (Chlodwig) are all set to return. The new 10-episode season, which provides a fitting conclusion for the worldwide fan favorite, will premiere on Sunday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT. All aired episodes of the show are available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution acquired international distribution rights for “Dwight in Shining Armor” in 2019. Currently, the 30-minute series can be seen in over 34 countries and territories, and in 15 different languages.

“What a journey it’s been, and what a joy it is to see ‘Dwight in Shining Armor’ come full circle with the final season it deserves,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “Brian and LeeAnne Adams, the husband-and-wife team who co-created the show, poured their heart and soul into bringing these characters to life. They created a magical setting not far removed from our own but where anything is possible. Still, the real magic is in how the characters interact with one another and how they’ve endeared themselves to the families watching who are rooting for them to succeed. The viewers won’t be disappointed by what’s in store.”

“Dwight in Shining Armor” takes place in a suburban town where Dwight, a 21st century teen, falls into an ancient, underground chamber and lands lip-to-lip with Gretta, a gothic princess who has been magically sleeping for a thousand years. Dwight’s “kiss” awakens Gretta, her court magician, Baldric, as well as scores of medieval villains, and makes Dwight her de facto champion until her hordes of enemies are defeated.

In the climactic final season, new villains join with old ones to threaten Dwight’s world in Woodside and Gretta’s Kingdom of Rogemore. Dwight and Gretta team up with old friends as they race to solve the mystery of “who is the Memory Thief?”

“We’ve experienced so many emotions in the last year as we’ve brought this story to an end,” said series co-creator Brian J. Adams. “But the strongest feeling we have now is gratitude. We’re so thankful that we got to finish our story and give it the ending we envisioned more than ten years ago.”

Sloane Morgan Siegel (Amazon Studio’s “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street”), Caitlin Carmichael (“The Good Doctor”), Joel McCrary (“The Princess Diaries”), Danielle Bisutti (“God of War”) and Evan Hofer (“Lethal Weapon”) star in this 50-episode series created by LeeAnne H. Adams and Brian J. Adams (Amazon Studio’s “12 Princesses”).

In addition to “Dwight in Shining Armor,” BYUtv’s original programming slate includes new interwoven scripted shows “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker” about a blended multicultural, interracial family; “Relative Race,” the family-history based competitive reality show that follows four teams as they meet relatives linked by DNA for the first time in a race throughout the United States; unscripted show “The Wizard of Paws” about the creation of custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes from elephants to rabbits; and the long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C.”

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.



BYUtv Spring Premieres Offer Something for Everyone





BYUtv Spring Premieres Offer Something for Everyone
Highlights include season three of sports competition “All-Round Champion” and the service-focused “Making Good,” plus season two of uplifting unscripted shows “Survivalists” and “The Wizard of Paws.”
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Spring Premieres Offer Something for Everyone

“All-Round Champion,” “Making Good,” “The Wizard of Paws,” “Survivalists” Return

“Dwight in Shining Armor” Bows with Final Season

“The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker” Debut

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2021 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour the premiere dates of several spring shows, including season three of sports competition “All-Round Champion” and the service-focused “Making Good,” plus season two of uplifting unscripted shows “Survivalists” and “The Wizard of Paws.” The fifth and final season of adventure comedy hit “Dwight in Shining Armor” will premiere, along with two new crossover family comedies with overlapping storylines: “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker.” All aired episodes of each of the series will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

The spring premiere schedule of new and returning shows is as follows:

Sunday, March 21

“Dwight in Shining Armor”(season five) at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT

Tuesday, March 30

“All-Round Champion” (season three) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

Wednesday, April 7

“Making Good” (season three) at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT

Monday, April 19

“The Parker Andersons” (season one) at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT (SERIES PREMIERE)

“Amelia Parker” (season one) at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT (SERIES PREMIERE)

Wednesday, April 28

“The Wizard of Paws” (season two) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Tuesday, May 4

“Survivalists” (season two) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

“Our focus at BYUtv is to seek out and cultivate shows that truly entertain every member of the family, regardless of their age or background,” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “This undertaking is not a simple task, but we take it seriously, and our spring lineup is filled with this rare kind of programming. Most incredibly, each of these shows, whether scripted or unscripted, brand new or already loved, not only entertains, but also inspires. This is what makes BYUtv so special.”

BYUtv’s new crossover family comedies “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker” highlight events in the life of a blended multicultural, interracial family from two different perspectives. This completely new and innovative concept will enhance traditional TV storytelling by creating two stand-alone comedy series, “The Parker Andersons” and “Amelia Parker,” each with their own storylines and episodes, while still connected by larger overarching plotlines tying the two independent shows together. “The Parker Andersons” follows the heartfelt family moments and warmly comedic antics of a newly blended family, while “Amelia Parker” centers around the quietest member of the family as she navigates the world around her. Both 10-episode series are produced by BYUtv, marblemedia and Beachwood Canyon Productions.

BYUtv’s returning original programming slate this spring includes the fifth and final season of “Dwight in Shining Armor,” a scripted adventure comedy in which the Middle Ages meets Middle America. Coming back for season three are “All-Round Champion,” featuring ten of North America’s most decorated young athletes who compete in a variety of summer sports except their own, and “Making Good” with host Kirby Heyborne, who loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances and his background or experience. A pair of unscripted shows returns for their second seasons: “The Wizard of Paws,” with animal prosthetist Derrick Campana as he travels the country in pursuit of animals in desperate need of his services, and “Survivalists,” featuring two everyday families who embark on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge. Press access to video, photo and other assets is available at www.byutv.org/pressinfo.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.



BYUtv Winter Premieres Include “Operation Awesome” Debut





BYUtv Winter Premieres Include “Operation Awesome” Debut
Mid-season returns include hidden-camera series “Random Acts” (season six), wilderness series “Survivalists” (season one) and charity-oriented “The Fixers” (season two).
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Winter Premieres Include “Operation Awesome” Debut

“Studio C,” “Relative Race,” “Holly Hobbie,” “Grace Notes” are back

“Random Acts,” “Survivalists,” “The Fixers” continue with mid-season returns

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 23, 2020 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over linear outlets and free streaming, today announced the premiere dates of several winter shows, including fan favorites like sketch hit “Studio C” (season 13) and genealogy-based competition “Relative Race” (season seven). Also premiering are the new unscripted celebration of kids who do good – “Operation Awesome,” along with the second seasons of the Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated “Holly Hobbie” and the music-focused “Grace Notes.” Mid-season returns include hidden-camera series “Random Acts” (season six), wilderness series “Survivalists” (season one) and charity-oriented “The Fixers” (season two).

The winter premiere schedule of new and returning shows is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 6

“Random Acts” (season six return) at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 10

“Holly Hobbie”(season two) at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT (special time)

Tuesday, Jan. 12

“Survivalists” (season one return) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Sunday, Jan. 17

“Holly Hobbie”(season two) at 8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT (regular time)

Sunday, Jan. 24

“Grace Notes” (season two) at 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT

Wednesday, Feb. 3

“The Fixers” (season two) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Monday, Feb. 8

“Studio C” (season 13) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Sunday, Feb. 21

“Relative Race” (season seven) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Wednesday, March 10

“Operation Awesome” (season one) at 8 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/5 p.m. PT

“We’re starting off 2021 with a diverse group of inspiring and entertaining series, including some of our biggest hits and the launch of a brand new family show that fits right at home at BYUtv,” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “Fans don’t have to wait any longer for the new ‘Relative Race,’ ‘Studio C’ and ‘Random Acts’ episodes they’ve been waiting for, and they also get to continue watching shows that premiered more recently and are quickly becoming new favorites. Now ‘Operation Awesome’ is sure to be another one that young people and their parents will want to watch together each week.”

BYUtv’s new feel-good show “Operation Awesome” takes a look at how kids are changing the world every day. In the unscripted series from Spoke Studios, a Wheelhouse company, five incredible young people with the biggest, boldest, most amazing ideas for change will get the chance to make their inspired, out-of-the box dreams come true. They will travel to 10 cities across America and work together with local volunteers to help others launch new initiatives, making a lasting and impactful change in every community they visit. Along the way, they’ll see the sights and meet some incredible people. On this epic road trip, there’s only one rule: leave each place you go better than when you got there. “Operation Awesome” features inventor Anna Du (15; Andover, Mass.), “professor” Anna Miller (13, Chesapeake Beach, Md.), organizer Liam Hannon (14, Cambridge, Mass.), artist Michael Platt (15, Bowie, Md.) and motivator Ruby Kate Chitsey (13, Harrison, Ark.). The team’s mentors are Simone Bridges, age 15 and owner of Goddess Food Factory, and Brent Camalich, founder and CEO of “dude. be nice.” The series is produced by Spoke Studios (“Assembly Required,” “Compton Cowboys”) and BYUtv.

BYUtv’s returning original programming slate this winter includes season 13 of long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C”; season seven of “Relative Race,” which follows four teams on a surprising, emotional 10-day cross-country journey as they complete challenges, discover unknown relatives and compete for a $50,000 grand prize; the sophomore season of acclaimed scripted series “Holly Hobbie” about an aspiring singer-songwriter who isn’t afraid to fight for causes she believes in, even if it ruffles feathers in her small town; and season two of “Grace Notes,” hosted by Elaine Bradley from Neon Trees, which features performances and interviews with artists who are uplifted and changed by music.

Mid-season returns include season six of “Random Acts,” an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that features real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness; the new show “Survivalists,” featuring two everyday families who embark on a three-day survival immersion course in the wild to reconnect and repair their relationships; and season two of “The Fixers,” chronicling an “A-team” of experienced builders and engineering specialists that travels to help others.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.



BYUtv Holiday Programming Brings Families Together with Concerts from Lauren Daigle





BYUtv Holiday Programming Brings Families Together with Concerts from Lauren Daigle, “The Chosen” with Top Christian Artists, and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square with Kelli O’Hara & Richard Thomas
Other highlights include holiday specials from BYUtv’s hit shows “Random Acts,” “Grace Notes” and “Studio C.”
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Holiday Programming Brings Families Together with Concerts from Lauren Daigle, “The Chosen” with Top Christian Artists, and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square with Kelli O’Hara & Richard Thomas

“Christmas Under the Stars” concert featuring Grammy(R) winner Lauren Daigle airs Dec. 6, 9 p.m. ET

“Christmas with The Chosen” special featuring Grammy winners Mandisa, For King and Country, Zach Williams and other favorite Christian artists airs Dec. 13, 8 p.m. ET

“Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” featuring Tony(R) winner Kelli O’Hara & Emmy(R) winner Richard Thomas airs Dec. 17, 8 p.m. ET

All-new Christmas episodes from “Random Acts,” “Grace Notes” and “Studio C” round out holiday lineup

PROVO, Utah, Nov. 20, 2020 — Family entertainment network BYUtv, available nationally over cable, satellite and free streaming, announced its 2020 schedule of original holiday programming filled with uplifting music and stories, including “Christmas Under the Stars” with Grammy Award-winning singer Lauren Daigle; a brand new “Christmas with The Chosen” special that combines the magic of the groundbreaking series “The Chosen” with music from Grammy winners Mandisa, For King and Country, and Zach Williams as well as several other top Christian artists; the full, 90-minute version of “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” featuring Tony Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy nominee Kelli O’Hara and Emmy Award-winning television, film, and stage actor Richard Thomas; holiday specials from BYUtv’s hit shows “Random Acts,” “Grace Notes” and “Studio C”; and a host of favorites from past years.

“What a joy it is to collaborate with award-winning stars who bring such a depth of artistry, talent and passion to BYUtv’s celebration of this unparalleled time of year,” said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. “Their spirit of generosity and devotion brings something truly wonderful to new iterations of favorite traditions such as ‘Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir’ and ‘Christmas Under the Stars’ and exciting new programs like ‘Christmas with The Chosen.'”

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET: “Random Acts” is the unscripted hidden-camera reality show in its sixth season that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness. This special episode brings winter wonderland joy to a young girl with sickle-cell anemia who has never been able to enjoy cold-weather activities due to her disease.

Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. ET: “Grace Notes” is an unscripted series, hosted by Elaine Bradley from Neon Trees, featuring performances and interviews with artists who are uplifted and changed by music. We hear the stories behind the songs as musicians share their talent, their lives, their inspiration and their faith. This special holiday episode will feature Christmas songs performed by Travis Greene, Lindsey Stirling, Brooke White, Watkins Family Hour, Leigh Nash, Jekalyn Carr, Ashley Hess, John Ondrasik, The National Parks, Lexi Walker, Peter Breinholt, GENTRI, Paul Cardall, The Lower Lights, Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, Vocal Point, Alex Boyé and McKenna Breinholt.

Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET: An annual BYUtv holiday tradition, “Christmas Under the Stars” showcases Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle in a mix of big performance numbers and intimate, cinematic musical moments. This exclusive special, produced by BYUtv in partnership with Kaleidoscope Pictures, features beloved classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “White Christmas,” and “O Holy Night,” as well as some of Lauren Daigle’s hits, like the chart-topping “You Say.” Past performers have included John Legend, Train, The Band Perry, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Five for Fighting.

Monday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET: The cast of fan-favorite sketch comedy show “Studio C” (now in its 11th season) sings and dances their way through another exuberant Christmas-themed episode, this time with a retro Andy Williams-style twist. As they get ready for their annual holiday party, they encounter competitive bell-ringers, magical toy villages, and far too many Santas. But a vengeful reindeer could ruin all their plans…

Sunday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET: “Christmas with The Chosen” is a celebration of the largest crowdfunded television production of all time and first multi-season series about the life of Jesus Christ. The two-hour special will incorporate “The Chosen”‘s holiday-themed pilot episode, “The Shepherd,” as part of a musical tribute to Jesus’ birth filmed at the magnificent Jerusalem set in Goshen, Utah where season two is currently in production. Hosted by series creator Dallas Jenkins, the concert will feature traditional and original songs, from “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “Away in a Manger” to “Get Used to Different” and “Hope for Everyone,” performed by acclaimed Christian artists Mandisa, For King and Country, Zach Williams, Phil Wickham, Joshua Aaron, Hillsong United, Matt Maher, Stephen McWhirter and Jason Clayborn, The Piano Guys, and The Bonner Family.

Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET: The annual “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” holiday special featuring Tony Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy nominee Kelli O’Hara and Emmy Award-winning television, film, and stage actor Richard Thomas is produced by BYUtv. A 60-minute version will premiere on PBS on Monday, Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings), after which the full, 90-minute version will air on BYUtv on Dec. 17. A PBS tradition for 17 years, this is the fourth year the concert has continued its legacy on BYUtv. O’Hara and Thomas join Grammy and Emmy Award winner The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square along with Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square in an Americana-themed program that exudes the warmth and peace the season can bring. The repertoire draws from a number of American musical traditions including folk, bluegrass, Broadway and African-American spirituals. It features well-known Christmas favorites as well as lesser-known holiday carols and ballads. As the program’s narrator, Thomas complements the music with nostalgic readings, including an adaptation of Pearl S. Buck’s “Christmas Day in the Morning,” an excerpt from Robert Frost’s beloved poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” and the Christmas story from Luke 2.

Throughout the month of December, BYUtv will open the vault of classic Christmas movies and originals, including the BYUtv premiere of “A Christmas Tail” and some of its popular Christmas programming from recent years, including “Christmas Under the Stars” concerts starring John Legend, Train, The Band Perry, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Jordan Smith, Vocal Point, and GENTRI with Lexi Walker; “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” concerts featuring Kristin Chenoweth and also Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville; Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker”; past “Studio C,” “Random Acts,” “Show Offs,” “Battle of the Ages,” “Just Like Mom and Dad,” “Hetty Feather,” “Highway to Heaven” and “Heartland” Christmas-themed episodes; holiday movies “Christmas Jars,” “Shoelaces for Christmas,” “Instrument of War,” “Silent Night,” “48 Christmas Wishes,” “A Christmas Village,” “A Christmas Snow,” “A Very Corgi Christmas” and “Christmas Oranges”; and more. New and past programming will be repeated throughout the holiday season.

BYUtv is available across the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms. For a complete listing of BYUtv’s programming and to view full episodes, visit www.byutv.org or download the app. BYUtv streams for free with no subscriptions, in-app purchases or ads. The network is always streaming live, and past and current seasons are all available to binge.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 2,000 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.