TV Schedule

Morning

6:00 am
Little Wilfey Bear
Basketball Midge
Little Wilfey Bear is a playful, gentle animation following a fun-loving little bear on his adventures discovering the world. Wilfey doesn't talk but can clearly convey what he is thinking and feeling. The narrator helps him express himself however it is Wilfey who drives the story and inspires creativity, discovery and imagination.
6:07 am
Can You Imagine That!
Meteorologist
Clare wants to be a meteorologist. She imagines what it would be like to have her own weather station and work for a News Station.
6:15 am
Hi Opie!
Dinosaurs For All
Opie wants to play with the dinosaurs, but finds out that Izzy is already playing with them.
6:22 am
Zerby Derby
Ides of Marsh
Playing in the mud is fun! And no place in Zerby Town Forest has better mud than the marsh! But Zack and Lily soon learn that there can be such a thing as too much mud. The mud is too much even for their wildest mud dreams. They try to find a way to make the mud just a little less muddy so they won't get stuck.
6:30 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Pirate Gisele finds a star in the sand.
Pirate Gisele is washed ashore and discovers shapes in the sand. When a wave sends her shape a-spinning, she must discover where her shape has gone. This corresponds to the mathematics expectations for spatial reasoning in the all-day Kindergarten program. Pirate Gisele finds a star in the sand.
6:32 am
Doozers
Big Stars
Molly wants to put on a show for the Doozer Creek! With the help of her friends and her enthusiastic dad, Molly turns her small puppet show into a spectacle the whole town can enjoy!
6:46 am
Dino Dan
'Twas a Dinosaur
Dan takes the poem The Night Before Christmas and gives it a dinosaur spin.
7:00 am
Now You Know (SV)
Gravity
Astronauts Howie and Baboo take off in a space shuttle, and release their seatbelts to find they are weightless. Back in a cardboard version of the capsule, they wonder, ,Why does an astronaut float in space?, They visit real-life astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield at an indoor trampoline park, where he shows them pictures he took in Space, and explains gravity while jumping on a trampoline.
7:07 am
Now You Know (SV)
Maple Syrup
In their make-believe lab, Dr. Howienstein and Babor create monster pancakes... until they spill the maple syrup, and wonder, "How is maple syrup made?" They visit syrup expert Adrian at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.
7:14 am
Odd Squad (SV)
Hold the Door
A young Agent-in-Training shadows Olive and Otto as part of the Odd Squad Training Program. When he runs off, they scramble to locate him before Ms. O finds out.
7:28 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Michelle and Emma visit Niagara Falls for the first time.
First on the Scene celebrates children's accomplishments. Everything from learning to skate, riding a bike without training wheels, losing a first tooth, to drawing a great picture -- by profiling children on a preschool news magazine-styled show called Big Backyard News (BBN). The BBN news anchor is Sticks from Gisèle's Big Backyard. In this episode, Michelle and Emma visit Niagara Falls for the first time.
7:31 am
Wild Kratts
Stuck on Sharks
Martin and Chris are on a mission to uncover the secret life of the mysterious Great White Shark.
8:00 am
Arthur
How the Cookie Crumbles/Sue Ellen's Little Sister
What's a budding entrepreneur to do when her homemade cookies hit the big time? Especially when the recipe isn't really hers? Arthur and Francine would love to lend their sisters to Sue Ellen, who's sick of being an only child. But Sue Ellen realizes you should be careful what you wish for.
8:25 am
Small Potatoes
Small Potato Rock
The potatoes sing a song that explains why they like singing and how it makes them feel.
8:30 am
Can You Imagine That!
Actor
Mia imagines what it would like to be an actor and perform in front of a big audience up on stage.
8:35 am
Zou
Zou Leaves Home
When Zou is asked to stop making so much noise and to tidy his room, he decides there are a few too many rules in his house. He's going to leave home. But after he says goodbye to everyone - and gets a little help from Grandpa, he wonders whether he's made the right decision.
8:47 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Melvin describes a goose.
In Backyard Farm, Melvin and Gisele give each other clues, in order to guess which animal is in the backyard pens. This supports the Ontario Kindergarten Program, in Science and Technology: Understanding Living Things.
8:50 am
Zerby Derby
Double Decker Zerby
While moving their garages around, Zack can't find anywhere to put his garage near Axle's. They decide Zack's garage should go on top of Axle's. This creates problems when they realize finding a solution for getting in and out of the second storey garage isn't going to be easy.
9:00 am
Doozers
Bubbles
The Pod Squad invents the Cleanamajigger, the ultimate cleaning machine that's a combination vacuum/floor polisher/bubble sprayer and scrubber. But when they can't decide which function to use first, all the button pushing makes the machine go awry and start spewing out super bubbles that are impossible to pop. Now, they must figure out how to stop the bubbles before the Cleanamajigger makes a huge mess!
9:12 am
Rob the Robot
Flunking Spelunking
Rob the Robot is an animated series that teaches preschoolers thinking skills, problem solving and working together as well as colours, numbers and shapes.
9:24 am
YOUniverse
Meteoroid Marbles
A boy imagines that his universe is made of marbles. In zero gravity, he plays marbles and smashes them together to observe what happens.
9:27 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Lotta guesses how many rocks she has in her collection.
Lotta has a sparkly rock collection. She guesstimates how many rocks she has. She guesses 15, but there are 18. She drops her sparkly rocks.
9:29 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save a Talent Show / Pups Save the Corn Roast
It's Adventure Bay Talent Show Day! Mayor Goodway is excited but afraid there won't be enough acts! --- Ryder and the Pups help Farmer Al prepare his annual Corn Roast, complete with a Corn Field Maze!
9:53 am
Zoomix
Cami the Camel
Not many animals can live in the desert, but Cami the camel can! She has a large hump where she stores up reserves of food. She can cross the desert without getting tired, and she could drink a swimming pool dry.
9:56 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Rhoda, Jay and Sticks learn about how to behave on a bus.
Developed with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), this series covers topics on street and in-vehicle safety for young children. In each episode, we follow Rhoda Safety Guard and her puppet pals as they take a journey to Grandma's house. Rhoda, Jay and Sticks learn about how to behave on a bus.
10:00 am
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Bouncy Adventure
A trip to Bouncy Land sparks off a competition between Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave to find out who can bounce the highest. When Hatty's hat gets stuck up a tree, Ruff-Ruff jumps up to retrieve it, proving he really is the 'bounciest bouncer'.
10:13 am
The NumTums
Humpty Do's Zoo
When Humpty Do comes across a log shaped like a crocodile and a stone shaped like a hippo, he decides to open his own zoo.
10:24 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Melvin asks, "Why do we hear thunder after we see lightning?
Gisele and her puppet friends observe something in nature and begin to ask questions about it. They go to the Wonder Wall and type in their question. The Wonder Wall presents a story which helps answer their questions. Models inquiry based learning and the use of technology, such as computers and the internet, as a research tool. In this episode, Melvin asks, "Why do we hear thunder after we see lightning?"
10:28 am
Hi Opie!
Opie Rocks
Opie imagines he's a rock star when Porter's rocker dad (Jason Collett) visits the class. * Special musical guest star Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene)
10:37 am
Ella the Elephant
Ella's Island
When Ella's dad takes her and her friends for a big day of sailing, an unexpected fog strands them on an undiscovered island. Ella has to show her friends what it means to be a 'crew' to save the day.
10:50 am
Making Stuff
Hammocks
Metres and metres of cord get woven and strung to create the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon. Gears and Wiz get into the swing of it at the Hammock factory.
10:55 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
That learns how to fix a leaky roof by looking it up.
Gisele's loveable canine pal THAT is building a doghouse in the Big Backyard and he needs our help! Developed in consultation with Let's Talk Science, these segments use real-life tools and materials, comedy and music to introduce preschoolers to a variety of science, math and technology topics such as "plan, do, review", measurement and tool safety. In this episode, That learns how to fix a leaky roof by looking it up.
11:00 am
WordWorld
The Best Nest
It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time?
11:13 am
Peep and the Big Wide World
Spring Thing
It's winter, it's blah, and everything looks dead. Can Peep, Quack, and Chirp survive until spring?
11:27 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Pirate Gisele must group her treasure into three piles.
Pirate Gisele digs in the sand and finds buried treasure, which she must divide amongst her helpers. This corresponds to the mathematics expectations for grouping, as part of the Ontario Early Learning Framework and in the all-day Kindergarten program. Pirate Gisele must group her treasure into three piles.
11:30 am
Monkey See Monkey Do
Whale
Parrot wants a soothing nap, Monkey brings him to the ocean where they encounter Whale singing.
11:42 am
Numtums
More Number 4
Get ready for some more fun with Number Four! Sing, dance and count along with the Numtums!
11:47 am
Doggy Day School
Cheater In The Pack
When Lili loses game after game she decides to win at hopscotch by cheating. Lili soon learns that cheating isn't right, no matter how much you want to win.
11:59 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save A Hoot
During a bad wind storm, Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to save an Owl trapped in a blown over tree and reunite her with ,Little Hootie,, her baby.

Afternoon

12:12 pm
Doozers
Picture Perfect
Professor Gimbal has a special task for the Pod Squad today: collect a series of pictures without using any of their usual high tech tools like the Grabbers, Flexers, Clipboard or Jetpack. Now, they must think outside the box to complete their challenge.
12:26 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Cavity Jane learns about the dentist.
Gisele's Big Backyard tackles the topic of dental health for preschoolers in a series entitled, "The Brush Up Bunch". Created in consultation with the Ontario Dental Association, "The Brush Up Bunch" is a series of fun and educational Segments set in the Wild West. These segments star GBBY's Melvin as "Pearly White", a cavity fighting cowskunk who uses his dental floss lasso to persuade brush punk "Cavity Jane" that brushing and flossing is the way to dental bliss. In this episode, Cavity Jane learns that although Dentists might look intimidating, they are here to help to take care of your teeth.
12:29 pm
Now You Know (SV)
Gravity
Astronauts Howie and Baboo take off in a space shuttle, and release their seatbelts to find they are weightless. Back in a cardboard version of the capsule, they wonder, ,Why does an astronaut float in space?, They visit real-life astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield at an indoor trampoline park, where he shows them pictures he took in Space, and explains gravity while jumping on a trampoline.
12:37 pm
Now You Know (SV)
Maple Syrup
In their make-believe lab, Dr. Howienstein and Babor create monster pancakes... until they spill the maple syrup, and wonder, "How is maple syrup made?" They visit syrup expert Adrian at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.
12:44 pm
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion
Rumble in the Jungle
Zebby is upset when Raa Raa laughs at her rumbling tummy and runs off to hide. Raa Raa sets out to find his friend and apologize.
12:54 pm
Making Stuff
Model Trains
Gears and Wiz learn about electro-plating with zinc as parts for a model train are made and assembled. They get to play station master at a giant train set.
1:00 pm
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion
The Right Sound
One of the pipes on Huffty's Toot Stick has broken. Can Raa Raa help his friend find the "right" sound to replace it in the jungle so they can play loud music together?
1:10 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Sticks asks, "Where does the sun go at night?"
Gisele and her puppet friends observe something in nature and begin to ask questions about it. They go to the Wonder Wall and type in their question. The Wonder Wall presents a story which helps answer their questions. Models inquiry based learning and the use of technology, such as computers and the internet, as a research tool. In this episode, Sticks asks, "Where does the sun go at night?"
1:15 pm
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Building Adventure
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave build a playhouse for some rabbits. They have fun with shaped building blocks and discover that by working as a team they can achieve great things.
1:28 pm
Rob the Robot
Chill Out / Space Race
It's been raining in space for days and the crew of Rob's rocket are feeling down in the dumps. They decide they need a change of scenery and set off on a new mission to the Weather Planet. / The friends are getting ready to compete in an upcoming race so head to Race Planet to practice.
1:52 pm
Can You Imagine That!
Prime Minister
Henry wants to be Prime Minister and help make his country a better place to live.
1:57 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
The Alphabet Goop recipes calls for the letters y and n.
The Alphabet Goop recipes calls for the letters y and n.
1:59 pm
Mister Maker Around the World
Episode 2
In Australia, we discover how to make a joke lolly in under a minute, in the UK we find the Mini Makers creating a treasure trove in their school hall, and in South Africa we make a lovely lizard from boring bubble wrap.
2:19 pm
Zerby Derby
Big Rock, Sandy Mountain
Zack and Rex are playing in the Zerby Town sand pit when they discover a big log. They call Strut the crane to help them build a ramp out of sand so they can get on top of it. But the sand just falls apart. So Zack and Rex look for answers to make the perfect ramp up to the log.
2:26 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Sir Readsalot discovers the importance of reading a menu.
Sir Readsalot discovers the importance of reading a menu.
2:30 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Camping Trip
Skye and Rocky go on their first camping trip ever - but when Chickaletta gets caught in a crevice, they have to call in the PAW Patrol. The pups work together to rescue Chickaletta while still having fun learning about camping.
2:42 pm
Tinga Tinga Tales
Why Frog Croaks
That's what happens when the birds become jealous of your singing voice.
2:55 pm
Making Stuff
Hot Tubs
Is it a giant teacup or a bathtub? Gears and Wiz find out about gelcoat, fibreglass and outdoor bathing heated by wood fire.
3:01 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Being Percy
Percy is impressed when he sees that all the engines make way for Gordon when he enters Brendam Docks. Percy decides that he is going to be more like Gordon so he starts to imitate him.
3:13 pm
Zoomix
Kiko the Cricket
Kiko the cricket is a great singer. He loves to sing all through the hot summer's nights, to see if anyone hears his song and wants to be his friend. He lives underground, in a little burrow.
3:17 pm
Ella the Elephant
Girl's Club
Belinda announces she's starting an exclusive club, and Ella, Tiki, the twins are invited. The trouble starts when Ella accidentally invites Frankie and discovers it's a girls only club, and Belinda makes all the rules.
3:30 pm
Space Racers
Lunar Base Blackout
In the middle of a training race on the Moon, all electronic signals suddenly go haywire, causing Eagle to suffer a rare loss to his friends. The Racers find out that there was a power outage on the base, resulting in several malfunctions. Now cut off from all computer or electronic assistance, the cadets have to rely on their own investigative skills to figure out how energy is generated on the Moon, discover why it's not working, and most urgently how to get the Moon base operational again.
3:42 pm
Alfred Hedgehog
The Eyes of a Theif
A series of thefts puts the school fundraiser in jeopardy. It turns out J.J. the raccoon has stolen a few shiny objects.
3:54 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
3:56 pm
Reading Rangers
Ate and Eight
Ranger Kara tells the story of a Princess who only ate things in multiples of eight.
4:00 pm
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed
Mikey programs the computer to do all the chores! But when Ms. Frizzle shrinks Mikey and the class and sends them inside the computer for a guided tour, everything goes haywire. The only person who can fix the problem is Mikey and he's just landed somewhere between the CPU and the hard drive!
4:25 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
4:30 pm
Arthur
Arthur Babysits/ Arthur's Cousin
You think running a marathon is hard? Try babysitting the Terrible Tibble Twins. Arthur's family is hosting the once-a-year-is-more-than-enough family reunion when a major thunderstorm occurs.
4:55 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
4:56 pm
I'm a Creepy Crawly
Tarantula
Creepy Crawlies are slimy, squashy, stingy little pests. Or so we all think, but they've got a thing or two to say about that.
5:00 pm
Dino Dan
Flashy Dino / Adventures in Dino-Sitting
It's Friendship Day and Trek discovers an Amargasaurus showing off for another Amargasaurus. Trek wants to figure out what they're doing. With the help of his friends, Trek figures out that the boy dino is trying to impress a girl dino. --- While Liam babysits Trek, Trek has some dino-sitting of his own to do, when a baby Albertosaurus, baby Brachiosaurus and a baby Spinosaurus find their way inside. It's up to Trek to get them out of his house before they turn it into a huge mess!
5:22 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
5:23 pm
Pillars of Freedom
Awesomeland
Spirit presents a bold and imaginative plan for Moltonia. It's all fun and games, but is it really what the city needs?
5:30 pm
Doki
Play With Clay / Chasing Rainbows
When Fico's favourite mug is accidentally broken, his friends want to replace it. But how can we make Fico a new pottery mug? --- One day, the Team is puzzled when a rainbow does not appear after a storm. Doki wonders - what makes a rainbow? On a tip, they set off to Victoria Falls to find out.
5:52 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
5:53 pm
Making Stuff
Sleeping Bags
Camping out is fun, especially in a cozy sleeping bag. Gears and Wiz watch a team of super seamstresses turn high-tech fabric and insulation into a dandy sleeping bag.
6:00 pm
Wild Kratts
Shadow: The Black Jaguar
Martin and Chris are trying to decide on their next wild cat adventure when they learn that Zach Varmitech has decided to ,catnap, a Black Jaguar to use as a symbol for his new spybots.
6:27 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters
6:29 pm
Explore More
Explore More - Circulatory System
A science series hosted by Kara and shot with real kids in the real world, helping school age children learn that science is everywhere. This episode is about our circulatory system.
6:31 pm
Blue Zoo
Episode 13
It's the Rookies' final day after their six-week adventure but there's no respite as the team wake at 5am for Carmen's release back to the wild before they head to the park their debut performance. But who will receive that prized ,bridging, whistle before the big event?
6:57 pm
TVOKids - The Space
Episode 91
Host: Kara Harun and Melissa Peters

Evening

7:00 pm
Eco Engineering: Geo Thermal: Energy From Within
In the race to develop renewable energy sources, a dark horse may be poised to take over the pack: geothermal energy. Heat from the Earth's interior is perhaps the world's cleanest resource.
8:00 pm
The Agenda in the Summer: Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Summer host Piya Chattopadhyay interviews prominent thinkers and experts on issues from politics and business, to neurology and the arts. For nightly topics, visit theagenda.tvo.org.
9:00 pm
Winds of Heaven
The Next Big Thing
Prices for contemporary art are going through the roof despite the troubled economic situation in general. Internet, the growing number of rich individuals and globalization have changed the art market beyond recognition. Has contemporary art become a commodity in the hands of the super rich private collectors? This film investigates the ins and outs of the soaring art market and the consequences for artists, dealers, museums and for art history.
10:00 pm
Everything
Professor Jim Al-Khalili sets out to discover what the universe might actually look like. The journey takes him from the distant past to the boundaries of the known universe. Along the way he charts the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by both mathematics and astronomy.
11:00 pm
The Agenda in the Summer: Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Summer host Piya Chattopadhyay interviews prominent thinkers and experts on issues from politics and business, to neurology and the arts. For nightly topics, visit theagenda.tvo.org.

Late Night

12:00 am
Ep. 3 - A Good Death
In the Middle Ages, death was always close at hand, even before the horrors of the Black Death. But for the people of the Middle Ages, death wasn't an end but a doorway to everlasting life. The Church taught to prepare for the next life in this one. As historian Helen Castor reveals, how to be remembered - and remembering your loved ones - shaped not only the worship of the people of the Middle Ages but the buildings and funding of the medieval Church itself.
1:00 am
Martin Clunes-The Lemurs of Madagascar
They live only on Madagascar, and one by one, they are dying there. Impish, precocious and endearing, the planet's last surviving lemurs have been cornered by man on a paradise island which has turned into their hell. Martin Clunes travels down to the Indian Ocean to witness what many fear is the lemur's last stand - standing shoulder to shoulder with those who would save them from forces which are slipping rapidly out of control.
1:52 am
Ann Shin Filmmaker Comments
Ann Shin talks about her documentary "The Defector: Escape From North Korea" which follows two North Korean defectors as they make a perilous journey across Asia on a quest for freedom.
2:00 am
Science of Dogs
Their ability to get along with us is hardwired. They have been used as castle guards, rescuers, hunters, fashion accessories and herders. And with 400 breeds and counting, from the three-pound chihuahua to the 270-pound bullmastiff, dogs come in greater variety than any other animal species on the planet. Join us as we explore why the dog may be man's best friend.
2:51 am
Christie Callan-Jones on the making of "Cat Ladies"
Director Christie Callan-Jones talks about making her documentary "Cat Ladies", which introduces several women whose lives have become dominated by their passion for cats. There are clips of the documentary through the discussion.
3:00 am
The Magic of Reading (Episode 1 of 4)
The genesis of the written word, from primitive animal paintings on cave walls to the invention of portable writing materials such as papyrus and the great libraries of Alexandria. Throughout time, readers have struggled to be free of forces that would try to keep them from reading.
3:57 am
Never Stop Learning Vignettes
Ontario Vignette: Wayne Bourque
Part of TVO's Never Stop Learning brand campaign, former Canadian boxing champion, Wayne Bourque, talks about the life lessons he learned through boxing.
4:00 am
Ep. 3 - Vancouver Island's Northern Coastline
From the outpost of Telegraph Cove, dolphins, humpback whales, and other sea life mark the beginning of a journey along this remote marine perimetre. And on Cormorant Island, in the community of Alert Bay, the U'Mista Cultural Centre holds a collection of ceremonial masks that tell the story of the Namgis people. In Alert Bay's ceremonial longhouse, traditional dance continues to flourish. This aerial tour comes to an end beyond Cape Scott, where we pass over jagged rocks and sea caves.
4:51 am
Never Stop Learning Vignettes
Ontario Vignette: Elizabeth Semmelhack
Part of TVO's Never Stop Learning brand campaign, Elizabeth Semmelhack talks about the challenges and joys of being the Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, and how it is a learning experience everyday.
5:00 am
The Agenda in the Summer: Patti LaBoucane-Benson
Summer host Piya Chattopadhyay interviews prominent thinkers and experts on issues from politics and business, to neurology and the arts. For nightly topics, visit theagenda.tvo.org.
5:30 am
Undersea Explorer - The Gales of November
An archaeological expedition uses new technologies to locate a lost shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
5:57 am
Never Stop Learning Vignettes
Ontario Vignette: Elizabeth Semmelhack
Part of TVO's Never Stop Learning brand campaign, Elizabeth Semmelhack talks about the challenges and joys of being the Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, and how it is a learning experience everyday.