DHX Media-owned Family Channel’s fall lineup will see the return of its flagship show, The Next Step, as well as a raft of new feature films and TV series.
Season three of number-one ranked tween series The Next Step returns September 11 at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour premiere picks up where the mid-season finale left off with the arrival of a mischievous new dancer visiting from the UK. After the premiere, new episodes will air regularly on Fridays at 7 p.m.
Following The Next Step is the 7:30 p.m. premiere of feature film Full Out (pictured) starring Ana Golja (Degrassi) and Jennifer Beals (Flashdance). The motivational story follows the life of Ariana Berlin, an elite UCLA gymnast who was in a near-fatal car accident and never gave up her dream of competing.
New series making their debut September 4 on Family Channel include sketch comedy show AwesomenessTV and reality series Make Me Over, starring fashion influencer Bethany Mota. Both shows come on the heels of DHX Media and DreamWorks-owned AwesomenessTV recently inking an original development and production deal for content to air on Family Channel.
Rounding out Family Channel’s fall lineup of returning series are sci-fi skewing Nowhere Boys (Australia’s Matchbox Pictures) on September 1 and Toronto-based B-Minors’ live-action comedy Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) on September 7.
Event programming, meanwhile, includes Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer Concert on September 25, documentary The Next Step: The Movie (based on the Family Channel original series of the same name) on October 2, and upbeat musical Barbie in Rock’n Royals (Mattel Playground Productions/Rainmaker Entertainment) on October 17.
Also returning to Family Channel this fall are Disney series Jessie, Dog With A Blog and I Didn’t Do It, as well as Disney classics like Good Luck Charlie, Phineas and Ferb, Wizards of Waverly Place and A.N.T. Farm.