BYUtv Renews “Survivalists” for Season 3 in Baja & “All-Round Champion”





BYUtv Renews “Survivalists” for Season 3 in Baja & “All-Round Champion” for Season 5 with Para-Athletes
The 10-episode season three of “Survivalists,” which follows families as they brave the elements together, will be released in fall 2022.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Renews “Survivalists” for Season 3 in Baja & “All-Round Champion” for Season 5 with Para-Athletes

Each competition reality series will return soon with 10 fresh new episodes

PROVO, Utah, June 21, 2022 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, has greenlit new seasons of returning favorite competition shows “Survivalists” and “All-Round Champion.” The 10-episode season three of “Survivalists,” which follows families as they brave the elements together, will be released in fall 2022. Filming in Baja California, Mexico, was completed earlier this year. The 10-episode season five of “All-Round Champion,” with outstanding young para-athletes competing in each other’s sports, is set to begin production later this month and premiere in early 2023. All released episodes of all seasons of both series are always available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

“Although ‘Survivalists,’ and ‘All-Round Champion’ are intense competitions, at their hearts, they shine light on the resilience of the human spirit and the strengthening of bonds between family members and teammates,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “Both shows have captured the imaginations of young people and their parents over the course of their runs, and there’s no question that these exciting new iterations will continue to engage and inspire them to want to push harder, do better and be better.”

This season of “Survivalists” will take place in locations across the Baja peninsula and provides a thrilling new twist on the format. “Survivalists” is a competition race built around an experience of self-discovery and improvement. Each episode will feature two families in a race against each other to the finish line to raise the flag for $10,000 in prizes. They will endure experiences that will refine their personal attributes, family relationships, and open their perspectives to the possibility that there is more to life than what they might have thought. Elite endurance athlete Colin O’Brady returns as host. “Survivalists” is produced by veteran unscripted producers Mark Koops (“The Biggest Loser,” “MasterChef”) and Eric Day with INE Entertainment and BYUtv.

In the new round of “All-Round Champion,” nine of the best young athletes in their sports will assemble from the United States, Canada and UK to compete in the ultimate competition, and, for the first time, they’ll all be para-athletes. The catch? They’ll compete in every sport but their own. With only three days to train in each event, these extraordinary athletes will be pushed to the limit, and only one will be crowned the All-Round Champion. Olympian and world champion hurdler Perdita Felicien returns as host and mentor. “All-Round Champion” is produced by BYUtv and marblemedia with executive producers Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg.

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 uplifting 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, competition shows, concert specials and 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports. BYUtv is available in approximately 40 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and more than 130 major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all its content live and free of charge 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 at no cost, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Windows, 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.



“The Wizard of Paws” Season 4 and “Holly Hobbie” Seasons 4 & 5 Brighten BYUtv’s Summer





“The Wizard of Paws” Season 4 and “Holly Hobbie” Seasons 4 & 5 Brighten BYUtv’s Summer
All released episodes of all seasons of both series will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.
[via press release from BYUtv]
“The Wizard of Paws” Season 4 and “Holly Hobbie” Seasons 4 & 5 Brighten BYUtv’s Summer

Catch up on all seasons for free on the BYUtv app

PROVO, Utah, June 2, 2022 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced the premiere dates for two award-nominated returning shows this summer, including season four of uplifting unscripted show “The Wizard of Paws” about the creation of lifesaving prosthetics for animals in need, and both seasons four and five of fan-favorite dramedy “Holly Hobbie” about a teenager with big city dreams and an even bigger heart.

The BYUtv original “The Wizard of Paws,” co-produced by The Dodo, is a nominee for the Critics Choice Real TV Awards (second consecutive year) and American Reality Television Awards, and previous seasons have been picked up by Disney+ and Nat Geo WILD. BYUtv is now the commissioning broadcaster for seasons four and five of Daytime Emmy-nominated “Holly Hobbie,” with previous seasons also available on Hulu and the Disney Channel.

The 10-episode season four of “The Wizard of Paws” will debut on both linear and streaming in June. Subsequent to the surprise drop of all 10 episodes of “Holly Hobbie” season four on BYUtv’s digital platforms on May 1, the episodes will receive a primetime broadcast premiere in June, followed closely by the streaming and broadcast premieres of the 10-episode season five in August, with both seasons airing back-to-back episodes weekly. All released episodes of all seasons of both series will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org.

The schedule of returning shows is as follows:

Sunday, June 12

“The Wizard of Paws” (season four) at 7 p.m. ET/5 p.m. MT/4 p.m. PT

Tuesday, June 14

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

Monday, Aug. 1

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

Tuesday, Aug. 23

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

“Both ‘The Wizard of Paws’ and ‘Holly Hobbie’ are appealing shows that have proven time and again to resonate strongly with audiences on BYUtv and beyond as they highlight the altruistic work of a real-life animal prosthetist and a fictional character who shoots for her dreams while helping her community,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “The power in doing good is not only an important value that parents can teach their children as they watch these series together, but it inspires everyone who watches, no matter their age, to want to make life better for those around them.”

“The Wizard of Paws” features Derrick Campana as he travels the country and world, crafting custom prosthetics for creatures of all sizes from elephants to rabbits. His continuing pursuit to improve the lives of animals and their owners in desperate need of his services will include a goat, sheep and raccoon. “Holly Hobbie” follows an aspiring singer-songwriter who isn’t afraid to fight for causes she believes in, even if it ruffles feathers. The scripted series starring Ruby Jay (“Fancy Nancy,” “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”) is based on the Holly Hobbie brand introduced by American Greetings in 1967, which has earned more than $1 billion in licensed sales globally over the past 50 years.

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 Greenlights Season 2 of “Ruby and the Well” Ahead of Series Premiere





BYUtv Greenlights Season 2 of “Ruby and the Well” Ahead of Series Premiere
“Ruby and the Well” is a family drama that follows the adventures of 14-year-old Ruby O’Reilly as she tries to grant wishes for the residents of the hard-luck rural town of Emerald.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv Greenlights Season 2 of “Ruby and the Well” Ahead of Series Premiere

New family drama set to debut Feb. 27 on linear and free streaming

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2022 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and digital, today announced a second season pickup for its uplifting, magical drama “Ruby and the Well” prior to its premiere. The first two episodes of the first season will debut on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT, with all 10 episodes available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org the same day.

“At BYUtv, we are always looking for the elusive combination of intriguing entertainment that also inspires, and ‘Ruby and the Well’ delivers on the promise of both elements,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “Watching it will make every member of the family want to go out and grant wishes themselves, making the world a better place like Ruby. It has been a wish-come-true collaboration to work with Shaftesbury to develop this show from the minds of the creators of ‘Dwight in Shining Armor.'”

“Ruby and the Well” is a family drama that follows the adventures of 14-year-old Ruby O’Reilly as she tries to grant wishes for the residents of the hard-luck rural town of Emerald. On each episode, newcomer Ruby is summoned to a magic wishing well on her dad’s property and given a series of mysterious visions that correspond to one of the townsfolk’s innermost hopes and dreams. As the newest “keeper” of this magic well, Ruby and new best friends Mina Amani and Sam Price must use smarts and determination to decipher the cryptic clues and “solve” the wish, all while keeping their heroic activities secret from the rest of the town. It takes hard work, a lot of focus and a little luck, but little by little, the weary hearts and broken spirits of the locals are restored, and the newly inspired town starts to pull together and prosper.

The series stars Zoe Wiesenthal (“Charmed,” “The 100”) as Ruby O’Reilly, along with Kristopher Turner (“Saving Hope,” “Good Witch”) as Ruby’s dad, Daniel O’Reilly; Dylan Kingwell (“A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “The Baby-Sitters Club”) as Sam Price, Ruby’s next door neighbor and friend; Paula Boudreau (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Suits”) as Paula Price, Sam’s mother; and Joel Oulette (“Trickster,” “Monkey Beach”) as family friend Ben Taggart; introducing Lina Sennia as Mina Amani, Ruby’s social butterfly friend, and Nobahar Dadui as Ava Amani, Mina’s mother.

“Ruby and the Well” creators LeeAnne H. Adams and Brian J. Adams are best known as the creators and showrunners of BYUtv’s comedy adventure series “Dwight in Shining Armor,” which recently aired its fifth and final season. “Dwight In Shining Armor” was picked up by Paramount for international distribution in 2019 and is now airing in 45 countries around the globe.

Suzanne Bolch and John May serve as executive producers and showrunners. They have made kids and family television in the animation, live-action and digital spaces for global audiences, including iconic properties such as “The Magic School Bus” and “Sesame Street.” They both serve as industry mentors and are long-time champions of diversity in television so all kids can see themselves represented onscreen. Christina Jennings, also an executive producer, is founder, chairman and CEO of Shaftesbury, a content company known for innovative storytelling and building successful brands, spanning the production of TV, feature film and digital content. “Ruby and the Well” is produced by Shaftesbury (“Life with Derek,” “Murdoch Mysteries”) for BYUtv.

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’s Family Premiere Night Showcases “Ruby and the Well,” “Relative Race” and “Malory Towers”





BYUtv’s Family Premiere Night Showcases “Ruby and the Well,” “Relative Race” and “Malory Towers”
All aired episodes of all programming will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org, with the full 10-episode seasons of “Ruby and the Well” and “Malory Towers” dropping on February 27.
[via press release from BYUtv]
BYUtv’s Family Premiere Night Showcases “Ruby and the Well,” “Relative Race” and “Malory Towers”

“Studio C” (with season 15 guest star Will Forte) and “Making Good” return in March

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 16, 2022 — BYUtv, a family entertainment network available over cable, satellite and free streaming, today announced its Family Premiere Night on Feb. 27, beginning with season two of literary adaptation “Malory Towers,” followed by the ninth season of genealogy-based competition “Relative Race” and the first two episodes of the all-new family drama “Ruby and the Well.” Returning in March are the landmark season 15 of sketch hit “Studio C,” guest starring Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live,” “The Last Man on Earth”) in the season premiere, and season four of the service-focused “Making Good.” All aired episodes of all programming will be available to stream for free on the BYUtv app and at BYUtv.org, with the full 10-episode seasons of “Ruby and the Well” and “Malory Towers” dropping on Feb. 27.

The schedule of new and returning shows is as follows:

Sunday, Feb. 27

“Malory Towers” (season two) primetime broadcast premiere at 7:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. MT/4:30 p.m. PT; full season also available on BYUtv.org and the app

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

“Ruby and the Well” (season one) primetime broadcast premiere at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT (episodes one and two); full season also available on BYUtv.org and the app (SERIES PREMIERE)

Monday, March 14

“Studio C” (season 15) at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT

Sunday, March 20

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

“BYUtv’s upcoming premieres are filled with stories that lift spirits, giving families a chance to grow closer to one another and have fun together,” said Andra Johnson Duke, head of content at BYUtv. “Whether brand new like the enchanting ‘Ruby and the Well’ or fan favorite like ‘Studio C,’ which has had an incredible run of 15 seasons so far, each one of these shows invites positive vibes and is a great example of the moving, engaging entertainment we strive to offer.”

Anchoring Family Premiere Night is “Ruby and the Well,” a family drama that follows the adventures of 14-year-old “Ruby O’Reilly” as she tries to grant wishes for the residents of the hard-luck rural town of Emerald. On each episode, newcomer Ruby is summoned to a magic wishing well on her dad’s property and given a series of mysterious visions that correspond to one of the townsfolk’s innermost hopes and dreams. It takes hard work, a lot of focus and a little luck, but little by little, the weary hearts and broken spirits of the locals are restored, and the newly inspired town starts to pull together and prosper.

The series stars Zoe Wiesenthal (“Charmed,” “The 100”), along with Kristopher Turner (“Saving Hope,” “Good Witch”), Dylan Kingwell (“A Series of Unfortunate Events,” “The Baby-Sitters Club”), Paula Boudreau (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Suits”) and Joel Oulette (“Trickster,” “Monkey Beach”), introducing Lina Sennia and Nobahar Dadui. “Ruby and the Well” is produced by Shaftesbury (“Life with Derek,” “Murdoch Mysteries”) for BYUtv.

Joining “Ruby and the Well” is season two of “Malory Towers,” set in an all-girls boarding school in England after World War II – a nostalgic world of midnight feasts, lacrosse, ghost stories and lasting friendships. Rounding out the night is season nine 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.

BYUtv’s returning original programming slate includes season 15 of long-running, viral sketch comedy series “Studio C,” featuring special guest star Will Forte in the season premiere, and season four of “Making Good” with host Kirby Heyborne, who loves helping people and eagerly volunteers for organizations regardless of the circumstances and his background or experience.

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’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