TV Schedule

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Morning

6:00 am
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6:02 am
Ella the Elephant
Picture This
In trying to make her school newspaper more exciting, Ella borrows her dad's camera to take some photos. But when Tiki's monkey, Lola, 'borrows' the camera and goes on a wild adventure, it introduces Ella and her friends to a whole new kind of photography.
6:15 am
Hi Opie!
All By Myself
Opie has a new game he wants to play, but Sahnya wants to play by herself.
6:23 am
Now You Know
Spiders
Relic hunter Howie and his trusty sidekick Baboo are in a stone temple trying to find a secret entrance. Howie gets stuck in a spider web, and back to reality in the attic, they wonder, ,How do spiders make webs?, They visit spider expert Rosie at Reptilia Zoo, who shows them a tarantula making a web up close, and they learn about different types of spiders and how webs help them catch food.
6:30 am
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.
6:42 am
MathXplosion
The Word on Problem Solving
Pay close attention! Mathemagician Eric reveals his trick to problem solving in a mind-bending mathemagical story. It's not magic... it's math! This episode focuses on the importance of reading math problems very carefully so you can determine the important facts and understand the question that you are being asked to solve. You may find an answer using pictures and numbers, but if you didn't answer the right question, even "right" can be "wrong".
6:48 am
Dino Dan
A Model Dino
Dan uses the art of disguise to get his Remote Dino Cam into a Triceratops' nest but the real test comes when a T. rex threatens the safety of the babies.
6:59 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save an Outlaw's Loot
Ryder helps Mayor Goodway sort through the old cabin of Outlaw Wild Wilbur when they come across a map for his buried treasure.
7:12 am
Odd Squad (SV)
Not OK Computer
The agents get trapped in a computer.
7:26 am
Wild Kratts
Honey Seekers
While on an adventure to discover the toughest animal in Africa, Chris and Martin uncover the amazing symbiotic relationships between bees, the honey guide bird and the honey badger - a bond that the Wild Kratts team uses to foil the evil plans of Chef Gourmand.
7:54 am
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Super J gets jealous of Marvellous M's success.
The news declares Marvellous M the number one superhero in the city, but that news does not make Super J very happy. To make her feel better, Marvellous M makes her his number one hero.
7:56 am
Arthur
Arthur vs. the Piano/ The Big Blow-Up
The big music recital for parents is coming up and Arthur is confident - until he hits a bum chord during a practice recital for students at school. Now he's terrified. Francine and the brain can both be pretty competitive. When it get out of hand, they refuse to co-operate with each other, and the soccer team risks losing the next big game. Arthur and Buster try to patch things up.
8:21 am
Now You Know
Toilets
Howie and Baboo slide down the world's biggest waterslide that ends in a giant swirling water bowl! Back in reality, they watch the toilet flush and wonder, ,Where does the water go?, They visit the wastewater treatment plant, where engineer William shows how water travels through pipes from their house to the plant to get filtered and cleaned.
8:28 am
Can You Imagine That!
Camp Counselor
Klara wants to be a camp counselor and be part of a fun kids' summer camp.
8:35 am
Zou
Zou and the Camera
Zou is working on a project at school and decides he needs some photographs to illustrate it. He borrows the family camera, promising to take very good care of it. But when it goes missing,
8:47 am
GBB: First on the Scene
First on the Scene: Tea Party
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, Keira and Hannah have a tea party for the first time.
8:49 am
Zerby Derby
To Build a Raft
Bob the boat's raft gets washed up and broken during a big storm. Zack, Lily and Bob decide to build a new raft and come up with different things that it could be made out of. But leaves aren't going to work (even though they float). And a single stick just isn't very easy to stay on top of. But the Zerbies are ready to try, try again until they come up with the solution.
8:56 am
Zoomix
Brady the Sloth
Brady is really lazy. He spends the whole day sleeping at the top of a tree. If you want to see him moving, grab a chair and get ready for a long wait. Sometimes he doesn't move for a whole day!
9:00 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save a Soccer Game / Pups Save a Lucky Collar
When Mayor Humdinger challenges the Adventure Bay team to a soccer match, Ryder and the Paw Patrol are called in to play. The Paw Patrol players start strong but a series of mysterious mishaps - a liver sausage pizza distracts their goalie, gophers appear on the field and their holes cause havoc, a crank call for help from a very phony looking farmer - all lead to the Adventure Bay team trailing and the game in jeopardy. The Paw Patrol must work as a team to overcome some dirty tricks by Mayor Humdinger and pull out a victory!
9:25 am
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.
9:38 am
Rob the Robot
The Ugly Space Duckling
When Ema realizes she's different from her robot pals, Rob takes everyone to the Spare Parts Planet to find her some robot parts.
9:51 am
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Hide and Seek Adventure
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave use all of their five senses, seeing, hearing, smell, taste and touch to find each other, and Hatty's hat, in a fun game of Hide and Seek.
10:03 am
Miffy's Adventures: Big and Small
Miffy the Fairy
Miffy mistakes a stick for a magic wand and tries to do fairy magic; wanting to cheer her up, Melanie and Grunty conspire to make her think it is working.
10:10 am
Wibbly Pig
Giant
Wibbly plants a magic bean, and a beanstalk grows all the way up to the clouds... so Wibbly climbs it! When he reaches the top he finds a Giant's castle! Inside he meets the giant, but it turns out there is an even bigger giant...
10:21 am
GBB: Sandy Math: Numbers
Sandy Math: Number 5
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 5 in the sand.
10:23 am
Bing
Blankie
During Bing's bedtime routine he inadvertently pees on his blankie and it's too wet to wash and dry before bed. Fortunately his Hoppity Voosh toy has a cape just as soft and huggy as blankie and it even smells just right too.
10:31 am
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Slippy Sodor
THOMAS has to wear a replacement funnel while his own is being fixed. He is embarrassed about it. Then THOMAS is asked to carry some special bubble liquid for famous clown MR. BUBBLES. But when the other engines laugh at THOMAS'S funnel, THOMAS rushes by them really fast to get away, spilling all the bubble liquid. THOMAS returns to get more, and, in so doing, learns that, actually, making people laugh can be a good thing.
10:42 am
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Double Trouble
THOMAS has a special Special. He is to take SIR TOPHAM HATT to his special birthday party. But when THOMAS picks up SIR TOPHAM HATT at Maithwaite - SIR TOPHAM HATT doesn't look like SIR TOPHAM HATT at all!! He had a moustache! Things get worse as the 'imposter' SIR TOPHAM HATT demands to go to the Whispering Woods where he encourages children to play. Then he stops at a junction and rushes into the Signal Box to 'have a turn' at throwing the levers. GORDON - as a result - hurtles down a branch line!
10:55 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?
11:02 am
Tinga Tinga Tales
Why Peacock Struts
Pride comes before a fall.
11:14 am
Peep and the Big Wide World
Go West, Young Peep
Where does the sun go at night? Peep and Chirp decide to follow their shadows and find out.
11:26 am
Lejo
Guitar
Lejo plays his electric guitar and turns the volume on his amplifier a bit too high.
11:30 am
Doggy Day School
Something's Fishy
The dogs come back from their walk to find that the fish bowl is empty! They immediately assume Lois the cat is the culprit - especially when they can't find her.
11:41 am
GBB: Polka Dot Play
Polka Dot Play: Construction Tower
Supporting the Ontario Kindergarten Program, these data management-based segments feature Gisele and her doll friends, Bear, Marigold, Humpty and Dumpty, who use charts and graphs while they engage in dramatic play. Gisele uses a graph to learn about the buildings the dolls have built and to see how tall they are.
11:43 am
Lily's Driftwood Bay
All at Sea
When Lily finds a piece of cloth, she imagines that it could be from a carnival across the way on Driftwood Bay. On the way there, the wind drops and Lily and Salty are left drifting in Old Delilah without any wind to carry them. Lily is sad about the fun she's missing, until Salty shows her just how much fun being at sea can be!
11:52 am
Zerby Derby
The Bumpiest Road
Zack and Lily are exploring by the shore of Zerby Town Lake when they find a whole bunch of rocks. They think it would be fun to try driving along on top of them. But when that proves to be impossible, they try to drive in-between them. But that seems pretty impossible too. So Zack comes up with an idea that will let them drive all the way along, he just needs a little help from Sandy the Bulldozer.

Afternoon

12:00 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save Walinda
Skye and Marshall help Cap'n Turbot's plan a special celebration for Wally the Walrus, only Wally is a no show!
12:12 pm
Floogals
Project Clay
The Floogals are baffled by this stuff that smells like the earth outside yet makes shapes like mini monsters and even can be morphed into the shape of a vase when spun on a wheel! As they investigate they accidentally squish one of boy's clay figures and in the re-building create a new one which looks rather like a Floogal!
12:23 pm
Making Stuff
Super Bakery
Wiz and Gears stay up all night to watch the baked goods get made at a factory in time to get shipped out early in the morning!
12:28 pm
Gisèle's Big Backyard
To save the city, can the Super Pals agree on a solution.
The news reporter announces how an avalanche of pancakes is heading towards the city. The Super Pals both come up with different solutions to the problem and both think that they're solution is better. By the time, they decide which solution to go with, they find out that the community got together and ate the pancakes. Maybe they should decide quicker next time.
1:01 pm
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Singing Adventure
Hatty takes our trio to Music Land in search of a band for Tweet to sing with. In a world where everything makes music, they each find a musical instrument to play and end up being the band themselves!
1:13 pm
Mr. Moon
New Stars Please
Mr. Moon and Silva mix up the new stars, so Draco begins to act like Cygnus and Cygnus begins to act like Draco.
1:27 pm
Bing
Talkie Taxi
Bing and Sula discover a new toy at Amma's, a talking ride on car. It seems like fun until Talkie Taxi keeps saying the same thing over and over again. When the taxi crashes and is finally silenced Bing and Sula use their imagination to play a game they really want to play without being dictated to by the noisy taxi.
1:34 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Tickled Pink
Whilst covered in pink undercoat, JAMES is asked by SIR TOPHAM HATT to pick up his GRANDDAUGHTER and take her to the Town Hall for her birthday party. But JAMES is worried he will be seen by his friends and tries to hide his pink coat from them on the way.
1:46 pm
Miffy's Adventures: Big and Small
Grunty the Ballerina
Miffy and Melanie are having a ballet lesson. Grunty wants to play, and the others try to teach her some steps without much success - but Grunty's stompy dance is so much fun she ends up teaching it to everyone!
1:53 pm
GBB: Alphabet Ahoy
Alphabet Ahoy - Letter Z
Pirate Gisele hunts for letter treasure on the beach. In this episode she uncovers the letter Z and discovers the sound it makes.
1:55 pm
The Day Henry Met...
The Day Henry Met... A Fire Engine
Henry meets a friendly fire engine.
2:01 pm
Lily's Driftwood Bay
Silly Seals
Lily finds a hooty horn washed up on the beach and on the crossing to Driftwood Bay she meets some friendly seals. Lily is sure she can train the seals to do tricks with her new horn - but Salty isn't so sure.
2:08 pm
GBB: First on the Scene
First on the Scene: Mini Golf
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, Aliyah plays mini golf for the first time.
2:11 pm
Rob the Robot
Green Thumb
When the flower Orbit is painting starts to wilt, Rob and the gang head to the Garden Planet to search for a replacement.
2:24 pm
Zerby Derby
Mud Brothers
Playing in the mud is fun. In fact, Zack and Rex agree that it's probably the most fun a Zerby can have. But when they run out of mud puddles they decide to add some more mud to a section of trail. After driving a load of mud from the marsh, they find it has dried out. They decide to try, try again and find a way to keep the mud wet so they can have tons of muddy fun.
2:31 pm
Hi Opie!
Eco-Hero
Opie turns into his new favourite superhero, Eco-Hero, when he is chosen as the class's Eco Helper.
2:39 pm
Mister Maker
Mister Maker 216
Mister Maker transforms kitchen scourers and sponges into underwater art, makes a fantastic pop up card and shows you how to make a picture by rubbing your drawing out! Guess the answer to the shape puzzle and watch 'The Mister Maker Kid's' build an extraordinary kite.
2:58 pm
GBB: First on the Scene
First on the Scene: Train Ride
Noah takes the Go Train for the first time.
3:00 pm
Making Stuff
Outdoor Billboards
Wiz and Gears find out how giant billboards are put together.
3:06 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save Alex's Mini-Patrol / Pups Save a Lost Tooth
Impressed by the Paw Patrol rescues, Alex sets up his own mini-Patrol and recruits Chickaletta, Cali, Turtle, and Bunny. But when their actions attract the attention of a hungry Eagle, Alex has to work with Ryder and the Pups to rescue his own team.
3:30 pm
Now You Know
Fish
Captain Howie and first mate Baboo explore the sea in a yellow submarine and tickle a large cuddly fish. Back in the real world, in the bathtub, they wonder, ,How does a fish breathe underwater?, They visit marine expert Nicole at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, look at thousands of different kinds of fish, and learn about how fish breathe through gills and people breathe with their lungs.
3:37 pm
Space Racers
Satellite Starling
During a game of Orb-O above the Moon, Hawk and his friends accidentally damage the solar-powered Lunar Elevator just as it's lifting a group of rockets from the surface up into space- rockets who now find themselves trapped aboard a broken elevator. To make matters worse, thanks to the Earth's natural orbit around the Sun, they'll all soon find themselves on the dark side of the Moon. Can Coot and the Space Racers repair the elevator before everyone is plunged into extreme darkness and cold?
3:49 pm
Floogals
Project Garden Hose
The Floogals encounter a twisting hose in the garden and wonder what the Hoomans use it for. Fleeker and Flo head off to one end, Boomer to the other. Fleeker and Flo work out how to turn on the tap and Boomer is on the receiving end managing to wrangle the hose in an exciting action sequence and along the way work out what Garden Hose's are used for!
4:01 pm
Tumbletown Tales
Green Thumb Pattern Conundrum
Tumbleweed the hamster buys 11 flowers to plant outside of his castle. He decides that a colour pattern would look pretty but has a hard time figuring out the right order to plant them.
4:08 pm
Doki
Ups and Downs / Doki in the Deep
When Anabella gives party balloons to her friends, they're a bit disappointed. Why don't our balloons float in the air like Anabella's? They set off to a balloon festival in NEW MEXICO to find out. / The Team wonders... is there any light at the bottom of the ocean? So they set off to dive in the MEDITERRANEAN SEA, near EGYPT, to find out!
4:31 pm
Arthur
Lost!/ The Short, Quick Summer
Arthur is taking the city bus by himself for the first time. But when he falls asleep and wakes up in an unfamiliar part of town, scared, frightened and lost, he doesn't know what to do! Summer vacation is over already? But Arthur didn't do all the things he planned to!
4:57 pm
Odd Squad
Dance Like Nobody's Watching / Recipe for Disaster
When Olive, Otto, Ms. O and Oscar must avoid a series of booby traps in order to shut it off. --- Olive and Otto - completely covered in mud and leaves - have some explaining to do... about their appearance and the giant black hole above town.
5:24 pm
Wild Kratts
Bass Class
Martin and Chris are in the middle of a friendly competition to find smallmouth and largemouth bass when they encounter Gavin, a Wild Kratts Kid who is fishing. Before they can join him, Zach Varmitech arrives and challenges them all to a fishing contest. The whole team must use their knowledge of bass biology and species diversity to win the tournament fair and square.
5:51 pm
Dino Dan
Fishing for Dinos
Dan teaches Uncle Jack how to fish like dinosaurs and pterosaurs.
6:04 pm
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Air and Flight
Aerodynamics! What makes airplanes (or basketballs, or people) fly? It's air. As well as a bunch of other things that we learn when we try to make a giant paper airplane. Turns out, getting planes to fly is pretty tough when they get larger. Plus, floating a ping pong ball on air, home-made tornadoes and Phil uses air friction to go indoor skydiving!
6:27 pm
MathXplosion
Matching Socks
Eric performs a feat of mathemagical mastery, blindfolded in the dark, as he tests the theory of probability using his messy sock drawer. You will not believe your eyes! It's not magic... it's math! This episode presents a probability puzzle that requires you to weigh all the possibilities and pick the most likely outcome when confronted with a drawer full of loose, unpaired socks and come up with a matching pair.
6:30 pm
Annedroids
For Art's Sake
Shania wants to welcome Art by doing a day of art lessons when Anne would prefer focusing on camouflaging the junkyard for added security. Meanwhile, Charlie visits Nick to test her science project: a lie detector. Charlie uses her lie detector on Nick to find out what really happened when she was at the mall with Pal. When Charlie's tests on Nick are inconclusive, she breaks into the junkyard to confront Pal. Luckily, Anne's lesson in camouflage taught Pal a thing or two.
6:57 pm
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Evening

7:00 pm
Ep. 3 - Endless Blue
Much of this remote, blue wilderness is a marine desert. Many animals that live in the ocean (among them sharks, whales and turtles) must go to extraordinary lengths to survive. Tiger sharks travel hundreds of miles to feast on fledgling albatross chicks and, every year, sperm whales journey from one side of the South Pacific to the other in their search for food and mates. Theirs is a journey that can end in tragedy, but the South Pacific is not all desert.
7:51 pm
Climate Watch Shorts: Polar bears on the brink
When the ice in Hudson Bay melts each spring, northern Ontario becomes home to nearly a thousand polar bears, but scientists are noticing extreme weight loss among that population. Between 1984 and 2009, the average weight of a male polar bear in the region dropped by 45 kilograms, while females were 31 kilograms lighter. A shorter freeze-up season means less time to access vital food sources, and that puts Ontario's polar bear population at risk.
7:55 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
Dealing With Dementia
Dementia affects thousands of families in Canada. The Agenda convenes a panel to discuss the latest research. Then, a look at how dementia manifests itself differently in Indigenous populations.
9:00 pm
Bikes vs Cars
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
10:30 pm
TVO's Short Doc Contest - The Winners
Meet the filmmakers who won TVO's Short Doc Contest 2016. Watch their documentaries and commentary, hosted by Chantal Braganza, editor of TVO.org's Shared Values coverage which was also this year's theme.
11:00 pm
Dealing With Dementia
Dementia affects thousands of families in Canada. The Agenda convenes a panel to discuss the latest research. Then, a look at how dementia manifests itself differently in Indigenous populations.

Late Night

12:00 am
Bikes vs Cars
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic.
1:30 am
TVO's Short Doc Contest - The Winners
Meet the filmmakers who won TVO's Short Doc Contest 2016. Watch their documentaries and commentary, hosted by Chantal Braganza, editor of TVO.org's Shared Values coverage which was also this year's theme.
2:00 am
Ep. 3 - Endless Blue
Much of this remote, blue wilderness is a marine desert. Many animals that live in the ocean (among them sharks, whales and turtles) must go to extraordinary lengths to survive. Tiger sharks travel hundreds of miles to feast on fledgling albatross chicks and, every year, sperm whales journey from one side of the South Pacific to the other in their search for food and mates. Theirs is a journey that can end in tragedy, but the South Pacific is not all desert.
2:51 am
Learning Portraits
Learning Portrait Jimmy Wisdom
Learning Portrait Jimmy Wisdom
2:54 am
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.
3:00 am
The Traitors
A cinematic documentary that explores those stories that make the War of 1812 a "modern war" by stepping back in time to experience the conflict through the eyes of the people of Southwestern Ontario, who spent several years living in a war zone.
3:49 am
White Lines
Inspired by the animation of Jonas Odell, this raw and confessional documentary explores the ease with which somebody can slip into addiction, their desperation when they hit bottom, and the determination it takes to dig one's self, slowly and grimly, back to real life.
3:53 am
Goose
GOOSE is a short documentary exploring the co-habitation between York University students and the geese that share their campus. Through an interview with an expert in avian ecology, we learn how geese have evolved and adapted to living in urban areas such as universities. However, as examined in interviews with students, this sharing of the space does not come without some problems. The aim of GOOSE is to represent the challenges and rewards of learning to live alongside a species vastly different to one's own.
4:00 am
Ep. 3 - Summer
With the country at its warmest, the air above a summer meadow is thick with the sound of insects. The latest thermal cameras reveal the ghostly and mysterious displays of the nocturnal nightjar birds on Dorset heaths. While millions of people celebrate in summer, billions of ants take to the skies on flying ant day. The departing swallows pause for one last wash in the river before leaving Britain's shores, signaling the end of summer.
4:50 am
Learning Portraits
Learning Portrait: Morgan Kitching
Learning Portrait: Morgan Kitching
4:54 am
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.
5:00 am
Dealing With Dementia
Dementia affects thousands of families in Canada. The Agenda convenes a panel to discuss the latest research. Then, a look at how dementia manifests itself differently in Indigenous populations.
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