TV Schedule

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Morning

6:00 am
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6:02 am
Ella the Elephant
Ella Goes to the Birds
Ella learns to play an old instrument that acts as a siren song for seagulls.
6:15 am
Hi Opie!
All By Myself
Opie has a new game he wants to play, but Sahnya wants to play by herself.
6:22 am
Box Yourself Minis
Billy the Bulldog
Øistein makes a bulldog from a milk carton.
6:25 am
Now You Know
Boats
Howie and Baboo visit Skipper Eric on his sailboat, O Canada, and as they sail on the lake, Eric performs an experiment with a rock and a bowl to explain water displacement.
6:32 am
Doozers
Desert Buddies
In the Desert, the Pod Squad visit their friend Zippa and go for an amazing dune buggy ride! But the ride is so wild that Daisy Wheel loses her hardhat and the Pod Squad is determined to find it amongst the sand dunes.
6:44 am
MathXplosion
Magic Cups
Amaze your friends with this familiar magic cup trick. Following a fast flipping sequence is the trick to performing this puzzle in just three moves. It's not magic... it's math! This trick is all about "even" and "odd". The goal of this trick is to end up with three cups facing down after making exactly three moves.
6:48 am
Tumbletown Reads
Electric Car Show
begins a new series of adventures As a journalist for the Tumble Town Gazette, Tumbleweed is learning to make his way around books and language. Tumbleweed learns about descriptive words.
6:52 am
Dino Dan
Robots and Dinos
Trek visits Bobby and his father at Mr. Caparaz's work - a robotics laboratory. Trek spots a Dromaeosaurus guarding its nest outside. Trek sees one of the Dromy's eggs get stolen and enlists the help of multiple robots to return the egg to its nest!
7:03 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Hippos
When Raimundo's newest circus animal act, Hippo-Daisy and her Dancing Hippo Babies, knocks down the trapeze. Ryder and the Paw Patrol need to rebuild the structure in time for the big show. Meanwhile, the Hippos escape their enclosure, and the Paw Patrol needs to head them off before they dance into danger by congaing across Rickety Ridge Bridge. Fortunately, Zuma knows where to find the Hippos' favourite treat.
7:16 am
Odd Squad (SV)
6:00 to 6:05 (pt. 2)
When dinosaurs break out of the dinosaur room in headquarters and wreak havoc, Olive and Otto travel back in time to stop it from ever happening.
7:30 am
Wild Kratts
Termites vs. Tongues
When Aviva and Koki accidentally miniaturize themselves and get carried away by termites, Martin and Chris must split up to search for them.
7:59 am
Arthur
Looking for Bonnie/ The Pride of Lakewood
Famous rock musician Dean Lomax calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Buster and George are convinced that just one strum on Bonnie will give them special powers. To boost school pride, Arthur and his classmates form the Lakewood Pride Committee, which fervently adds members, distributes buttons and creates special chants. But Brain and Sue Ellen decide they don't want to join - and are accused of not loving their school.
8:24 am
Now You Know
Boats
Howie and Baboo visit Skipper Eric on his sailboat, O Canada, and as they sail on the lake, Eric performs an experiment with a rock and a bowl to explain water displacement.
8:31 am
Can You Imagine That!
School Bus Driver
Skye imagines what it would be like to be a school bus driver and get the kids on her bus route to school safely and on time.
8:37 am
Zou
Zou's Vase
When Zou breaks a vase belonging to Nanna, Grandpa tries to help him fix it. It doesn't work, so they go to 'Zebroutique' to buy another. On the way home, they break that one too! What will they do? With a little help from Elzee's mum, Zou makes a brand new one using pieces from both vases and Nanna loves it!
8:50 am
Zerby Derby
Upstream
Zack and Lily are exploring when they discover a whole new pond. They tell Bob the boat about it and he tries to get there by driving up the stream that connects it to Zerby Town Lake, but the stream is too fast and too steep at parts. Even with Zack pulling it doesn't look like it's going to work. But Lily might have the solution, they just need to try, try again.
8:59 am
Paw Patrol
Pup-Fu!
Sensei Yumi is teaching all the pups the ancient art of Pup-Fu. The Paw Patrol and the mischievous kittens from Mayor Humdinger's Kit-tastrophe Crew are both competing for their belts when they come across an ancient scroll that holds all the secrets of the art.
9:25 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!
9:37 am
Rob the Robot
Space Virus Blues
Rob and friends discover that TK isn't feeling very well. The crew travel to the Medicine Planet looking to help her, but in the process Rob and Orbit get sick too!
9:51 am
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Happy Hat Adventure
Inspired by Hatty's love of hats, Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave go in search of their own 'happy hats'. They find lots of different types of hats and try matching them to their needs.
10:03 am
Miffy's Adventures: Big and Small
Miffy and the Clouds
Miffy goes cloud-watching with Grandma. They have fun spotting different shapes, then Miffy is convinced that one shaped like Snuffy wants them to follow her. Come on Grandma, get moving!
10:10 am
Wibbly Pig
Star
Wibbly is feeling very nervous about the play he is taking part in. Then he finds a small silver star in the garden - his lucky star!
10:21 am
Bing
Stuck
Bing and Sula have a lovely time in the park clambering around on the trees. At first it's Sula who needs Bing's help to climb up but when Bing climbs a bit too high he gets stuck and then he needs some help himself.
10:29 am
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Play Time
ALICIA BOTTI, the famous operatic singer is coming to Sodor. THOMAS was bubbling with pride that he was to collect her and take her to the Town Hall for the grand concert. Also arriving that day is a new engine and when PERCY says that he is meant to be even more fun than THOMAS, THOMAS is worried. THOMAS doesn't want CHARLIE to think he isn't fun so when CHARLIE starts racing around the island THOMAS joins in but a bumpy track causes ANNIE and CLARABEL to uncouple from THOMAS and he puffs off leaving MISS BOTTI behind.
10:40 am
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion
Zebby's Snacktime
Zebby likes to have a snack when she is feeling tired. Raa Raa thinks this is a great idea and decides to join his friend. He thinks they should have their snack in the perfect place, but everywhere they try is just too noisy.
10:51 am
GBB: Music in Me
Music in Me - Episode 4
Gisele explores how different types of music make her feel. In this episode she explains rhythm and short and long notes.
10:53 am
Hi Opie!
Opie's Rocket Fuel
Opie and Amanye's space mission is stalled when they have no rocket fuel to blast off. Will their imagination blast them into space? Or will they be grounded?
11:00 am
Monkey See Monkey Do
Dolphin
Monkey needs help from Dolphin to practice his basketball jumps.
11:12 am
Peep and the Big Wide World
Current Events
Peep borrows a toy boat from Nellie's yard and sets off for mysterious, unreachable Green Island.
11:26 am
GBB: Jolly Reader
Jolly Reader - Walk the Plank
Pirate Gisele sails the seven seas with her motley puppet crew as they explore literacy building blocks. Spelling, Rhyming, phonics, sign reading, and critical thinking are all explored in this fun adventure series. In this episode O'Spelly tries to figure out why people will not do what she asks. Concentration on the meaning of ,NO, NOW, and PLEASE, and also teaches us about manners.
11:30 am
Little Wilfey Bear
Blown Away Bear
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.
11:37 am
Doggy Day School
Detective Dogs
When Pedro's liver treats go missing the dogs decide to become detectives to figure out who took it. They follow the clues and discover a mother bird has taken some of the treats to feed her new babies.
11:49 am
GBB: Quantity Train
Why we use numbers.
In this episode, Gisele and her friends want to ride the train and need tickets. That counts the passengers using one-to-one correspondence and discovers they need five tickets. He wants to know what five really means and Gisele explains that it describes a quantity.
11:53 am
Lily's Driftwood Bay
Time Out
Lily finds a relaxing wind-chime washed up on the beach. Meanwhile, Driftwood Bay is the busiest it has ever been and poor Hatsie and her Clickety Clackety Train are working so hard, she has to take some time out to stop... think, and relax.

Afternoon

12:00 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save Daring Danny X
When a boy named Danny sees Ryder perform an incredible stunt during a rescue, it inspires him to become a daredevil. Changing his name to Daring Danny X, the boy attempts to jump 10 cars with his ATV and it's only Ryder and the pups' quick response that prevents him from crashing. Instead of being deterred, DDX decides to amp things up and jump Rattlesnake Canyon. So Ryder must scramble the Air Patroller to conduct a daring mid-air rescue!
12:12 pm
Floogals
Project Balloon
When the Floogals encounter a balloon that's intended for the Girl Hooman's birthday party but they think it's a monster - it's ten times bigger than them with a giant face!. In investigating it further, Fleeker must conquer his fear to return the balloon to the little girl.
12:23 pm
Making Stuff
Bagpipes
The pipes are calling and Gears wants to know how that sound is made. Wiz shows how the bag keeps the air flowing while the piper takes a breath.
12:30 pm
Doozers
Light Where It's Dark
Doozer Dwight dreams of riding the original Doozer train, 'Ol Speedy, that's been buried underground for many years. The Pod Squad decide to make his dreams come true by finding an innovative way to get this solar powered train up and running with the clever use of mirrors and light.
12:42 pm
Doozers
The Pod Squad Pavillion
Everyone is busy getting ready for The Doozer World Expo. Professor Gimbal assigns the Pod Squad a very important job: to create a pavilion that represents The Pod Squad.
12:54 pm
GBB: First on the Scene
First on the Scene: Lost Tooth
Raouf lost his tooth.
12:56 pm
Learn to Draw - ABC's
Letter D
Øistein and Doodle draw a fun dinosaur from the letter D.
1:01 pm
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Music Making Adventure
Hatty introduces Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave to different types of musical instruments. They learn how to strum a guitar, bang a drum and blow a trumpet and a whistle, and end up making fantastic music together.
1:12 pm
Mr. Moon
Neighbours
Draco the Dragon's bubble breath is tickling Great Bear's nose and Great Bear's singing is disturbing Draco. So they aren't talking to each other. It takes all of Mr. Moon and Stella's patience and tact to bring the two sides together again.
1:24 pm
GBB: Art in the Yard
Gisele turns tin foil and clay into a number 7 work of art.
In this episode, which features the number 7, Gisele shows the children at home how to turn tin foil and clay into a work of art!
1:26 pm
Bing
Stuck
Bing and Sula have a lovely time in the park clambering around on the trees. At first it's Sula who needs Bing's help to climb up but when Bing climbs a bit too high he gets stuck and then he needs some help himself.
1:34 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Thomas and the Pigs
THOMAS is asked by FARMER TROTTER to collect some straw for the piglets, which are soon to be born. But on the way, THOMAS sees other things he thinks the piglets will like. He soon discovers all the piglets really need is straw and rushes off to correct his mistake in time for the piglets' arrival.
1:45 pm
Miffy's Adventures: Big and Small
Miffy and the Clouds
Miffy goes cloud-watching with Grandma. They have fun spotting different shapes, then Miffy is convinced that one shaped like Snuffy wants them to follow her. Come on Grandma, get moving!
1:54 pm
Little Wilfey Bear
Wilfey Butters Up Caramel
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.
2:01 pm
Lily's Driftwood Bay
Time Out
Lily finds a relaxing wind-chime washed up on the beach. Meanwhile, Driftwood Bay is the busiest it has ever been and poor Hatsie and her Clickety Clackety Train are working so hard, she has to take some time out to stop... think, and relax.
2:08 pm
GBB: Sandy Math: Numbers
Sandy Math: Number 8
Pirate Gisele is washed ashore and digs in the sand for treasure, but alas all she can find is numbers. This corresponds to the mathematics expectations for recognizing numbers as part of the Ontario Early Learning Framework and in the all-day Kindergarten program. Pirate Gisele finds a number 8 in the sand.
2:10 pm
Rob the Robot
Too Much Fun
Tired from all their work cleaning the rocket, Rob and his friends decide to go to the Playground Planet as a reward for all their hard work.
2:23 pm
Zerby Derby
Stumped
The leafiest part of the forest is fun to play in, but Zack and Axle soon lose sight of each other. They decide to build a viewing platform up on a stump, but building a ramp all the way to the top of the big stump proves to be more difficult than they thought.
2:30 pm
Hi Opie!
Eco-Hero
Opie turns into his new favourite superhero, Eco-Hero, when he is chosen as the class's Eco Helper.
2:37 pm
GBB: Lemonade Stand
Sticks learns about how to keep his money safe.
Gisele and Sticks set up a lemonade stand to learn about financial literacy. Sticks learns about how to keep his money safe.
2:39 pm
Mister Maker Around the World
Episode 3
In South Africa, Mister Maker makes a magnificent musical picture, in the UK we discover whether he can make a pompom hedgehog in under a minute, and in colourful Brazil a Mini Maker helps Mister Maker create a multicoloured masterpiece.
2:59 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Gisele discovers a toy wheel and sorts through a collection.
As Gisele plays with a collection of old toys, we learn about different topics in Science, Technology and Engineering.
3:01 pm
Making Stuff
Alpine Skis
Skis are not just wooden boards but multi layers that flex and provide strength. Gears gets dizzy counting the layers.
3:06 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Mayor's Race / Pups Save an Outlaw's Loot
It's the annual Mayor's Race and Mayor Goodway is determined to give it her best. Mayor Humdinger is determined to give it his best too, his best cheating devious scheme yet. / Ryder helps Mayor Goodway sort through the old cabin of Outlaw Wild Wilbur when they come across a map for his buried treasure. That treasure would be a fabulous addition to the Adventure Bay Museum! Mayor Humdinger has other plans, he snatches the map and runs off to find the loot for himself.
3:30 pm
Now You Know
Boats
Howie and Baboo visit Skipper Eric on his sailboat, O Canada, and as they sail on the lake, Eric performs an experiment with a rock and a bowl to explain water displacement.
3:37 pm
Space Racers
RoboCoach XL-5
Vulture fires Coach Pigeon and replaces him with the new RoboCoach XL-5, purportedly to modernize the training of future generations of Space Racers... but in fact, the robot was really built to spy on Coot's new Solar Sail invention. After finalizing an untested upgrade to the XL-5 to improve its spying capabilities, the relentless RoboCoach malfunctions in the gym - and forces Vulture to take part in an extreme training class.
3:49 pm
Alfred Hedgehog
The Mysterious Fog
Alfred, Camille and Milo are at Alfred's house when suddenly something lands on the house, plunging them into darkness.
4:06 pm
Shutterbugs
Making a Stink / Harvey Flyer
The Shutterbugs are helping Chef Marva Millipede preview her latest dish, but there's a horrible smell coming from her restaurant and nobody wants to come in! Harvey's the proud creator of a giant balsa airplane for the annual Balsa Blastoff Airplane contest. But there's a problem. His test flight broke off the wings, and he can't remember how he built them
4:31 pm
Arthur
D.W.'s Deer Friend/Buster Hits the Books
The Reads go on a camping trip and D.W. wants to bring a rather large bit of nature back home. Somehow, Buster has managed to get through school without ever reading a book. But now the pressure's on: he's got just one week to finish a whole, entire book - with chapters - and write about it!
4:56 pm
Odd Squad
Captain Fun / Switch Your Partner Round and Round
Otto and Oren compete for votes to become Captain Fun. --- With the help of "Imagine-What-It-Would-Have-Been-Like-Inator" helmets, Olive and Otto discover what Odd Squad would've been like if they hadn't become partners.
5:24 pm
Wild Kratts
Neck and Neck
As Chris and Martin search for the answer to why giraffes have long necks, a mischievous giraffe begins secretly taking Creature Power Suit parts and supplies from the Tortuga.
5:51 pm
Dino Dan
Where the Dinosaurs Are Pt.2
Dan's Dad has organized a dinosaur-themed sleepover for all of his friends at the Royal Ontario Museum!
6:05 pm
Jack
Vertigo No-No! / Adrenalin
Jack brings an alien gizmo to Earth to speed up Nico's slowwww internet which causes everyone around to suffer vertigo. But the device's automated defense system prevents Jack from getting close enough to shut it off! --- A bizarre alien reaction to a bee sting causes Rocket to inflate like a giant floating balloon-and Jack must find a source of adrenaline to help return his pal to normal.
6:27 pm
MathXplosion
Magic Cups
Amaze your friends with this familiar magic cup trick. Following a fast flipping sequence is the trick to performing this puzzle in just three moves. It's not magic... it's math! This trick is all about "even" and "odd". The goal of this trick is to end up with three cups facing down after making exactly three moves.
6:31 pm
WordGirl
A Questionable Pair / All That Chazz
When Becky sees Ms. Question in the jewlery store having a friendly conversation with Reginald she wonders what she might be up to. What she can't see is that Ms. Question has joined forces with Invisi-Bill to trick Reginald and rob the store. --- There's a new kid in town! Chazz does what he wants and is the authority on all things "cool".
6:57 pm
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Evening

7:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Goodwood
Charles Gordon-Lennox is the Earl of March and Kinrara, heir to the Dukedom of Richmond. The Goodwood estate is a playground for the rich and famous. But the aristocracy need their assets to make money to sustain the sums needed for investment and restoration. Gordon-Lennox struggles to make Goodwood self-sufficient. Aristocrats call this 'mortmain', the dead hand of the past. The pressure to hand on an inheritance in as good a shape as they received can change estates into gilded cages.
7:48 pm
Climate Watch Shorts: Accounting for climate change
The July 2013 flood was the most expensive natural disaster in Ontario history. It caused an estimated $940 million in damage in the city of Toronto alone. But it's not just disasters that businesses need to consider - shorter winters and hotter summers are having effects on the balance sheet as well. Here's how.
7:53 pm
Learning Portraits
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.
7:56 pm
Support TVO
Support TVO: Current Affairs and Documentaries
Steve Paikin and Stacey Dunseath discuss the importance of viewer support for TVO's current affairs and documentary content.
8:00 pm
A Notorious Crime; Life of a Foreign Correspondent
The Agenda welcomes Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta to discuss her latest film, "Anatomy of Violence." Then, Colson Whitehead talks about his new book, "The Underground Railroad." And, veteran journalist Lyse Doucet discusses her life as a foreign correspondent.
9:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Modern Families
Award winning artist and cultural commentator Grayson Perry explores identity as he creates diverse portraits. In this episode he meets the Jesus Army, a white gay couple with a mixed-race son and a couple living with Alzheimer's.
9:51 pm
Climate Watch Shorts: Urban heat island effect
Dense metropolitan areas can be as much as 3C hotter than rural areas because of the amount of buildings, blacktop, people and cars. The City of Toronto instituted a bylaw in 2009 requiring every new building to have a green roof - a roof composed of plants that helps dissipate the accumulated heat. By 2100, Toronto will experience 65 days in a year where the temperature exceeds 30C.
9:55 pm
Support TVO
Power of Documentaries 2016
TVO's Executive Producer of Documentaries, Jane Jankovic, highlights the importance of supporting documentary storytelling on TVO.
10:00 pm
The Story of Women and Art
The Story of Women and Art - Ep. 1
Professor Amanda Vickery begins her journey in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, where our understanding of western art was born, and a world where women found their lives and creativity hidden behind closed doors. She meets intrepid art historians uncovering long forgotten works. Then Amanda heads north to discover how the Protestant Reformation would create a very different artistic landscape.
11:00 pm
A Notorious Crime; Life of a Foreign Correspondent
The Agenda welcomes Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta to discuss her latest film, "Anatomy of Violence." Then, Colson Whitehead talks about his new book, "The Underground Railroad." And, veteran journalist Lyse Doucet discusses her life as a foreign correspondent.

Late Night

12:00 am
Ep. 2 - Modern Families
Award winning artist and cultural commentator Grayson Perry explores identity as he creates diverse portraits. In this episode he meets the Jesus Army, a white gay couple with a mixed-race son and a couple living with Alzheimer's.
12:52 am
The Family Next Door
This short film shows the story of the British white mom and the Indian Dad and their struggles to start a new life in a time when mixed marriages were not well tolerated in a factory district in Toronto's west end. Meet my mom and my dad, and how I saw them as a child. Nothing is really what it appears to be.
1:00 am
The Story of Women and Art
The Story of Women and Art - Ep. 1
Professor Amanda Vickery begins her journey in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, where our understanding of western art was born, and a world where women found their lives and creativity hidden behind closed doors. She meets intrepid art historians uncovering long forgotten works. Then Amanda heads north to discover how the Protestant Reformation would create a very different artistic landscape.
2:00 am
Ep. 2 - Goodwood
Charles Gordon-Lennox is the Earl of March and Kinrara, heir to the Dukedom of Richmond. The Goodwood estate is a playground for the rich and famous. But the aristocracy need their assets to make money to sustain the sums needed for investment and restoration. Gordon-Lennox struggles to make Goodwood self-sufficient. Aristocrats call this 'mortmain', the dead hand of the past. The pressure to hand on an inheritance in as good a shape as they received can change estates into gilded cages.
2:50 am
Behind the Lens
Behind The Lens (The Defector)
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.
2:54 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Moving farming indoors
Farmer Bob Mitchell's Ottawa-area greenhouse supplies restaurants with locally grown tomatoes, even if they're out of season. His indoor environment isn't susceptible to climate change, making it the ideal growing environment.
3:00 am
Question Period: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Discussions at Queen's Park today.
4:05 am
The Polar Bear Family and Me - Ep. 3
Gordon Buchanan and the team return to Svalbard in September on the trail of Lyra and her cub Miki. Lyra is very thin and has been reduced to eating moss and seaweed. Gordon discovers that Lyra has been eating plastic fishing floats to stave off her hunger. Her milk is starting to run dry and she is refusing to let Miki suckle. Lyra is so desperate that for the first time she sees Gordon as a possible meal.
5:00 am
A Notorious Crime; Life of a Foreign Correspondent
The Agenda welcomes Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta to discuss her latest film, "Anatomy of Violence." Then, Colson Whitehead talks about his new book, "The Underground Railroad." And, veteran journalist Lyse Doucet discusses her life as a foreign correspondent.
5:57 am
Learning Portraits
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.