TV Schedule

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Morning

6:26 am
Ella the Elephant
Hat Mishap
It's Tiki's big day. She's starring in the school play, Rapunzel, and she's a little nervous. Before the show, Ella and the kids go for a big bike ride around the island to take Tiki's mind off the play. Along the way, Ella loses her hat and she's worried. The kids must retrace their path, find the hat, and get Tiki to the theater on time. They look everywhere with no luck, until... in a strange twist, Tiki knows where the hat is. She figured it out ...but she was so nervous about the play she didn't want to go back to the theatre. Ella helps Tiki with her stage fright and uses her magic hat to get Tiki back the theater just in time!
6:39 am
Are You Ready?
Dressing for Snow
Our friend gets ready to keep warm and play in the snow.
6:42 am
Box Yourself Minis
Flapping Flounder
Øistein makes a flapping flounder from some paper plates.
6:45 am
Opie's Home
Bot, Truck or Bear
Opie has difficulty choosing which toy to bring for Show and Tell, until Mom helps him figure out how to make the right decision for him.
6:52 am
Ping and Friends
The Seal Rhythm
Ping and Pong are consistently trying different ways and exploring different instruments to help a lost baby seal start to feel the beat on one.
7:00 am
Miffy's Adventures: Big and Small
Miffy's Christmas Dinner
There's so many exciting things to do on Christmas morning - there's a dinner to prepare, a table to lay, friends and family to gather and of course, new presents to play with!
7:07 am
Tee & Mo
Helpful Tee
Tee wants to help Mo out with chores around the house. However, the more Tee tries to help, the more chores he creates...
7:14 am
The Day Henry Met...
The Day Henry Met... a Christmas Tree
Today Henry meets a Fir Tree, he is super excited as it's nearly Christmas. Fir tree dreams of one day being the sparkly, decorated Christmas Tree in the centre of town. Henry becomes a Christmas Elf and helps Tree realise his dream.
7:19 am
Splash and Bubbles
Partner Pals
Splash and Bubbles have an argument and decide not to play together for a while. With the help of Dunk and Ripple, they learn how much better things go for each of them when they communicate and cooperate.
7:33 am
Arthur
Fern's Flights of Fancy / Cereal
Will Fern give up her dreams of being a writer just because of one silly rejection? This is one case, George might have to solve alone. --- Buster tells the story of a missing cereal box on his all-new podcast. Will he be able to find the thief - and in the process - the truth?
7:59 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Get Growing / Pups Save a Space Toy
When too much super fertilizer gets sprayed on Farmer Yumi's crops, giant veggies shoot up and cause havoc on the farm. The garden sprouts humongous tomatoes that go rolling through Adventure Bay. It's up to Ryder and the Paw Patrol to corral the stampeding produce before someone gets squashed! --- When Marshall finds an unusual toy dropped from space, the Paw Patrol realize they need to return it to its rightful owner - their space alien pal. But the only way to communicate with their far-out friend is by making a massive drawing in Farmer Al's crops. The aliens are thrilled to see it and beam their toy back up - trouble is, they take Marshall with them, too!
8:22 am
Ollie & Moon
Brazilian Soccer School
The good news is that Moon signed herself and Ollie up to play on a local soccer team. The bad news is - they don't know how to play soccer!
8:34 am
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Princess Adventure
Tweet becomes Princess Tweet for the day. At first she enjoys being spoilt by her royal helpers Ruff-Ruff and Dave, but when they start planning a royal show, she realizes she can have more fun taking part.
8:46 am
16 Hudson
Dress Up Mess Up
When the 16 Hudson kids' costumes need accessories for the Kooky Costume Contest, Luc borrows them around the building, but forgets the most important thing of all - asking permission.
8:53 am
Now You Know
Food
Howie and Baboo visit manager Kamran who gives them a tour of a grocery store and shows them how food gets from farm to factory to distribution center to grocery store.
9:00 am
Odd Squad
Oona and the Oonabots / The Ninja Situation
Oona uses her Oonabots to fix an odd problem. Curriculum: Coding; Spatial reasoning --- Odd Squad must go undercover to recover a stolen gadget. Curriculum: Fractions: partitioning simple shapes into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and eighths
9:27 am
Wild Kratts
Mystery of the North Pole Penguins?
The Wild Kratts are hanging out with Emperor penguins at the South Pole and wondering why penguins don't live at the North Pole. All of a sudden, Koki gets a report from Wild Kratt Kid, Nua, that there are penguins stranded in the Arctic. What? They're not supposed to be there! The Wild Kratts spring into action to investigate this mystery and get the "lost" penguins back to their natural home.
9:54 am
Dino Dana
Dino Doctor / Be My Dino Baby
When Dana sees a spiked Kentrosaurus get injured by an Albertosaurus, her dino distress accidentally causes Saara to injure her arm too. The girls' trip to the hospital to see their Dad teaches Dana a lot about bones and spikes. --- Dana learns about how dinosaurs cared for their young when she plays the part of a Maiasaura hatchling and gets adopted by a Maiasaura Mom and Dad.
10:14 am
Bitz and Bob
Big Pop on Top
Bitz and Bob are making a film about Big Pop, they follow her as she thunders around, sliding down a tree and playing a game of tag with Zip. But then she disappears and they discover she's heading towards Craft City. Things go from bad to worse when Big Pop and Zip end up trapped on top of a high building, too scared to come down. Our heroes try tempting her with cookies but when that doesn't work Bitz needs to take a close look at their film to see if there is something Big Pop can't resist
10:27 am
You Can Do It Too
Big Pop on Top
The children are having a smashing time testing slides for egg rolling! If the angle's too steep their eggs will smash. Also we're turning paper plates and cardboard tubes into an awesome helter-skelter for the bouncy ball race.
10:32 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Antacid Rocket
When antacid tablets mix with water, you get a chemical reaction. Phil harnesses this to make several variations on rockets! Plus, why acids and bases react, and how to use chemistry to make light, instant crystals, or pop balloons.
10:54 am
What's the Big Idea?
Play
Hugo finds out what 'play' is, and why kids love to do it. There are so many games to play, Hugo could play his whole life!
10:59 am
Finding Stuff Out
Dirt
The Big Question: "IS DIRT BAD FOR YOU?" Theme: Although we humans like to be clean, dirt is an important part of our lives. Not only do we grow fruits and vegetables in it, but we also make things like pottery and mud houses out of it.
11:21 am
I LOVE
My Bunny
Eloise loves her pet bunny.
11:23 am
Box Yourself Minis
Table Salt-Water Turtle
Øistein makes a table salt turtle from paper cups.
11:26 am
Ask Sara
Ask Sara - How do boats with heavy loads float on water?
Sara from the Ontario Science Centre answers email questions sent in at tvokids.com. Rifat, age 10 asks; how do boats with heavy loads float on water?
11:29 am
Annedroids
Out of Hand
Hand acts out of control and Anne, Nick and Shania don't know why. As they try to figure it out, Hand acts dangerous and Anne's Dad tells them to power Hand down. Finally, the kids discover Hand isn't out of control but being controlled by Shania's family's new Radio Control Monster Truck! Now the only question is, how can they get Hand back to normal?
11:53 am
Raven's Quest
Madison
Madison is a 9-year-old girl from Richibucto, New Brunswick. She's part of the Mi' kmaq Nation. She takes us on a tour of her school and introduces us to Acadian poutine. She goes on a clam digging adventure in her parents' fishing boat and shares her passion for fancy shawl dancing.

Afternoon

12:00 pm
When I Grow Up!
Motion Capture Manager / Ice Cream Maker
At a video game company, Mikaela learns all about motion capture from Studio Manager Michelle. Mikaela's own movements are captured and turned into a dancing robot named Judge. --- Mikaela checks out a sweet job at an ice cream factory. Ice Cream Maker Keith gives a tour of the plant and helps Mikaela create her very own flavor of ice cream.
12:22 pm
Sports Lab
Freestyle Skiing
Nykeem hits the slopes to meet Charlie, a young freestyle skier working to get maximum air out of the half pipe. With a little help from guest pro Drew and some tips on centripetal acceleration from Dr. Heather, Charlie is about to drop in on some big fun.
12:33 pm
Sports Lab
Lacrosse
Nykeem joins forces with Lindyn, a young Six Nations lacrosse player looking to score more goals. Dr. Heather sends guest pro Kelsey to get a handle on the problem and demonstrate how torque and the axis of rotation can supercharge a shot.
12:45 pm
MathXplosion
On the Grid
Ahoy there! Unearth the key to reading maps with gridlines and join Eric in his search for a hidden buried treasure. Arrrr! It's not magic, matey... it's math!
12:48 pm
Doggy Day School
Food for Thought
Daisy, an Afghan drops in for the day. And brings a special snack - curry biscuits The others don't mind it, but Lucas and Pedro think the snack smells funny. They laugh about it and call it stinky. Daisy overhears and her feelings are hurt. The others tell Lucas and Pedro it isn't very nice to make fun of someone because their food is different and Lucas and Pedro apologize. Everyone tries the new snack and likes them except Pedro, who's convinced he won't like them. But when he inadvertently tastes one, he finds he loves them. In fact, he's so wild for them he tries to convince Daisy to bring in more the next time she drops in for the day.
12:59 pm
It's My Party
Day of the Dead
Two kids who have never met are paired up to attend a Mexican celebration filled with mariachi music, a feast of tamales and a Spanish performance.
1:21 pm
Making Stuff
Kite
Wiz and Gears go to a kite making factory, where gorgeous colourful works of art are painted an sewed into flying masterprieces.
1:27 pm
Zerby Derby
Splash From the Fast / Dirty Zerby / Puddle Too Deep
After getting hot while playing in the sun, Zack and Rex decide to make a puddle they can splash through to cool off. They try putting water on the ground, but it just runs away. They call Fill the front loader to help them dig a pit to put the water in, but the water dries out in the sun. Zack realizes that they need to make the puddle in the shade so the water won't dry out as fast. --- Walter the wash truck is washing down the Zerbies who are all having fun playing in the mud. When he washes Lily, everywhere he washes keeps getting dirty and muddy again as he washes higher up. He goes to Mika the Mechanic and together they come up with a way to use more water to wash Zerbies. They try it on Zack but he just gets thrown upside-down by the water. They decide another answer must be out there. When they are looking Walter washes some dirt off Zack's roof. That's when he notices it's easier to wash from the top down because the water goes down, taking the dirt with it. --- While exploring Zerby Town Forest, Zack and Rex come across a puddle. But they can't explore the other side of the puddle because it gets too deep for Zack. They try to come up with solutions to make the puddle shallower so Zack can cross to the other side. They try using a large piece of bark, but when Zack gets on top of it, the bark starts to float Zack around. Rex tries to add more dirt to the bottom of the puddle, but the dirt just ends up mixing with the water and going away. Finally they decide to use gravel, which doesn't mix with the water and stays put on the bottom of the puddle. Zack gets across and he and Rex decide to fix all the other deep puddles too!
1:50 pm
Shutterbugs
Super Bro / The Pixies of Murky Marsh
The Shutterbugs are sent to investigate, when a masked super hero is rumoured to be causing trouble around town. --- A silly rumour gets out of control when mysterious lights over the Marsh are believed to be pixies that grant special wishes if you catch them.
2:15 pm
Doki
Okefenokee Doki / Testing Team Doki
The mosquitoes are driving Oto crazy, so he and Doki build a 'bug trapper' device to solve the problem. To Mundi, this seems wrong, but no one is taking her point of view seriously. What good are pesky flies and mosquitoes, anyway? Offended, Mundi makes off with the device in the plane, and hides it in Georgia's Okefenokee SWAMP! But when they recall the plane while Mundi's not in it, she ends up stranded. It's rescue expedition time! They set off on a swamp-boat adventure to find Mundi, and along the way, discover that even 'annoying' bugs have an important role in the food chain. --- Oto's proud of his driving skills, so when his RC car goes haywire in the middle of a race, he's sure it's the car's fault! The others aren't certain, and Doki is eager to find out the truth. Why did only Oto's car break? They set off to a toy design lab, to meet the toy's designer, and hopefully solve the mystery of what went wrong with that one car! Meanwhile, Fico, Gabi, Mundi and Anabella get to test a prototype of a brand new ballerina doll, and discover that no matter whether a toy was intended to be a 'girl' toy or a 'boy' toy - a creative kid will always find new ways to have fun with it!
2:39 pm
Doozers
Doozermahoozit
The Pod Squad is excited when Professor Gimbal gives them a Doozermahoozit, a strange-looking invention, and tells them he'd like them to fix it. The problem is, they have no idea what it's meant to do! ! It's nothing and it's everything - it can be used in a hundred ways and rebuilt a hundred times.
2:51 pm
Ella the Elephant
Treasure Hunters
When Ella, Frankie, Belinda and Tiki discover an old treasure map tucked inside an old book, they decide to set out on an adventure to find the long lost treasure of Elephant Islands. They must decipher clues on the map and work together to find the place where X marks the spot. Along the way, they discover the greatest treasure of all.
3:04 pm
Opie's Home
Eco-Alert
Opie is determined to have the perfect eco-friendly family, but his "Eco-Alerts" go too far, and Opie has to learn the hard way that nobody is perfect.
3:11 pm
Yeti Tales
The Three Billy Goats
Nina and Leon come into the bookstore when Yetili is napping. They decide to pick a book all by themselves, but its the one at the very top of a shelf.
3:19 pm
Zou
Zou's Nature Project
Zou has to make a nature presentation at school. Grandpa suggests sprouting some seeds. Great idea! Unfortunately, Poc eats the seeds. With a bit of help from Elzee's mum, they press flowers and leaves between sheets of newspaper and get the project finished just in time.
3:30 pm
Zou
The Colour Game
When a display of vegetables tips over in Mr. Zoey's shop, Grandpa suggests ,the colour game,. The vegetables are collected and sorted out by colour. When he gets home, Zou wants to play the game again with an assortment of colourful items from around the house. But it's a little harder to put everything back!
3:42 pm
The Day Henry Met...
The Day Henry Met... a Bowling Ball
Today Henry meets an old bowling ball in the attic. Bowling Ball explains that he missing one trophy in his collection from all his years of bowling competitions and really wants to win it. Henry becomes a Bowler to help Bowling Ball achieve his dream and meets lots of friendly characters on the way.
3:47 pm
Floogals
Project Glue
When the Floogals investigate the Boy Hooman's model rocket, they experience a way-too-sticky adventure brought about by the binding power of glue. A high-speed fire engine race ensues and the Floogals have to use their newly found knowledge to save the day.
3:59 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Polar Bears / A Pup in Sheep's Clothing
Jake and Everest help Cap'n Turbot count polar bears, when the Flounder accidentally cracks a sheet of ice - setting a couple polar bear cubs out onto ice floes heading out to open water. Ryder and the pups must fly to the Arctic in the Air Patroller to rescue the lost cubs. Everest helps the Paw Patrol search and lures the frightened baby bears back to shore and their mother bear! --- When little lambs keep running away from Farmer Al's pasture, it's up to the Paw Patrol to find the missing sheep and discover who's been making holes in the fence. Super Spy Chase uses his spy gear and tools to search for the culprit from outside the pasture, while Marshall infiltrates the flock by dressing up like a sheep! Despite the pups' efforts, three lambs manage to escape and get trapped in a cave. Now Marshall a.k.a Baaaaney, must save them and bring the real lambs home!
4:22 pm
Zerby Derby
Puddle Too Deep
While exploring Zerby Town Forest, Zack and Rex come across a puddle. But they can't explore the other side of the puddle because it gets too deep for Zack. They try to come up with solutions to make the puddle shallower so Zack can cross to the other side. They try using a large piece of bark, but when Zack gets on top of it, the bark starts to float Zack around. Rex tries to add more dirt to the bottom of the puddle, but the dirt just ends up mixing with the water and going away. Finally they decide to use gravel, which doesn't mix with the water and stays put on the bottom of the puddle. Zack gets across and he and Rex decide to fix all the other deep puddles too!
4:29 pm
Arthur
Show Off / Dog's Best Friend
It's the Elwood City dog show and Killer is facing off against Sebastian Winkleplotz, the snooty, championship-winning poodle. At stake: the Read family's honour. Can Killer's coach, Pal, transform her from combative canine to sophisticated show dog? --- Arthur agrees to watch Amigo while Alberto's off at camp. At first Pal is thrilled to have the company! (He even teaches Amigo his coveted table begging secrets!) But when Arthur appears to favor Amigo during a game of catch, Pal begins to worry that he's lost his place as top dog...
4:58 pm
Super Mighty Makers
Hugzilla Pilla
Craft Kid Jordan's 97-year-old great-grandmother Mary sometimes has a sore back. Jordan wants to craft something that will make her great-grandmother more comfortable when she's sitting. Bondini and Super Mighty Maker Jaeda help Jordan make the "Hugzilla Pilla".
5:09 pm
When I Grow Up!
Cosmetic Chemist
Mikaela's career quest brings her to Sharon, a cosmetic chemist who creates new kinds of make-up. Together they create Mikaela's very own purple lipstick.
5:20 pm
Odd Squad
Undercover Olive Pt. 1 & 2
Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes Rock, Paper, Scissors game to win back secret Odd Squad documents.
5:47 pm
Wild Kratts
Temple of Tigers
After Aviva successfully sneaks up on and surprises the creature adventuring Kratt Brothers, they worry that they've somehow lost their signature 'creature sense'. Chris and Martin go off in search of the stealthiest, most powerful wildcat in the world - the tiger - on a quest to prove to themselves that they're still in tune with the creature world.
6:14 pm
Jack
Follow Your Nose!
When Jack's new invisible probe goes out of control, the pals must find it before the alien device causes unseen mayhem around the city.
6:25 pm
Making Stuff
Glass blowing
The art of glass blowing is revealed to Wiz and Gears when they visit a workshop and see silica sand become molten glass. Who would guess glass can stretch, bend, twist and snap?
6:30 pm
Kid Diners
Moncton
Xander and Aynalem are on the hunt for fresh food in Moncton, NB. Aynalem milks a goat for cheese to put in a special ravioli dinner. Then Xander learns about free-range chickens before getting in the kitchen to make a chicken dish he's not scared to eat!
6:52 pm
The Space
Trenders - TAIOSS
Amy and Adam are social media experts. Using a scientific method they help their resident inventor, Eureka, turn his crazy ideas into trending products. In this episode they turn a school supply unit into a sleek accessory.

Evening

7:00 pm
Ep. 2 - Life on the Reef
Spring is in the air and the Great Barrier Reef is about to explode with new life. Divers descend into dark water in the hope of seeing the annual coral spawn. Manta rays drop in like great alien spaceships to filter-feed in the nutrient-rich waters. Thousands of seabirds congregate on the islands and coral cays to nest, while in the mangroves, saltwater crocodiles violently defend their eggs.
7:56 pm
Name That Town: Kenora
Kenora, Ont., used to go by a very different name that was, in many people's opinion, rather unattractive. When local politicians decided to change the name, they hit upon a rather novel - and controversial - solution. Find out more in this short video, part of TVO's Name That Town series.
8:00 pm
Ep. 6 - Montreal
Although Montreal could be described as half Paris, half Brooklyn - it is after all the most populated francophone city in North America - the city has an identity of its own. Made up of a peculiar mix of creative citizens, cobblestones and potholes, Montreal is not the biggest, nor the richest or boldest. But it's one of the best cities to live in, and it certainly is a happy underdog.
8:54 pm
Growing Vertical in Northern Ontario
Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan heads to Chelmsford, Ontario to see how one modular farm is reshaping the industry in northern Ontario.
9:00 pm
Ep. 4 - The Place Where Time Began
In the final episode, Jago explores the ancient civilization of Teotihuacan that exploded into a position of dominance in the ancient Americas almost 2,000 years ago. For hundreds of years this great city state was the biggest in the New World. Its rulers built monumental pyramids and temples and then went on to build a vast empire that was maintained through force. Yet the identity of the people who led this civilization remains a mystery.
10:00 pm
Metamorphosis
Human civilization is changing the biosphere of the planet at an unprecedented scale, leading to species extinction and runaway climate change. This visually stunning film by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper features compelling stories from climate survivors, scientists, activists and artists who are responding to this crisis by exploring ecological transformation and asking how humanity will in turn be affected.
10:53 pm
Learning Portrait: Dan Kunanec
Part of TVO's Learning Portraits series, Dan Kunanec talks about teaching the Green Industries course at Don Mills CI, and how it is a learning experience every day.
11:00 pm
Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
Forests are one of the world's most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet's great ancient forests.
11:53 pm
Main Street Ontario: Hamilton
Corsini's was more than just a grocery store when it set up shop in 1928 on James Street North in Hamilton. It was a place where Italian immigrants found what they needed to make a new home. The once-bustling strip was later hit hard by the recession, but is now a creative hub for newcomers of another sort who have given it a new lease on life.

Late Night

12:00 am
Ep. 2 - Life on the Reef
Spring is in the air and the Great Barrier Reef is about to explode with new life. Divers descend into dark water in the hope of seeing the annual coral spawn. Manta rays drop in like great alien spaceships to filter-feed in the nutrient-rich waters. Thousands of seabirds congregate on the islands and coral cays to nest, while in the mangroves, saltwater crocodiles violently defend their eggs.
12:57 am
Name That Town: Hansen
Hansen Township is a small wilderness area near Killarney, Ont. It is named in honour of a Canadian who inspired people around the world with a historic global tour. But it used to be named after someone much more sinister. Find out more in this short video, part of TVO's Name That Town series.
1:00 am
Ep. 6 - Montreal
Although Montreal could be described as half Paris, half Brooklyn - it is after all the most populated francophone city in North America - the city has an identity of its own. Made up of a peculiar mix of creative citizens, cobblestones and potholes, Montreal is not the biggest, nor the richest or boldest. But it's one of the best cities to live in, and it certainly is a happy underdog.
1:54 am
Main Street Ontario: London
When the Galleria mall first opened the whole city was thrilled, but local stores struggled to survive in its shadow. Now, with the city working hard on its revival, there's a fresh perspective in downtown London, Ont.
2:00 am
Ep. 4 - The Place Where Time Began
In the final episode, Jago explores the ancient civilization of Teotihuacan that exploded into a position of dominance in the ancient Americas almost 2,000 years ago. For hundreds of years this great city state was the biggest in the New World. Its rulers built monumental pyramids and temples and then went on to build a vast empire that was maintained through force. Yet the identity of the people who led this civilization remains a mystery.
3:00 am
Metamorphosis
Human civilization is changing the biosphere of the planet at an unprecedented scale, leading to species extinction and runaway climate change. This visually stunning film by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper features compelling stories from climate survivors, scientists, activists and artists who are responding to this crisis by exploring ecological transformation and asking how humanity will in turn be affected.
3:54 am
Big Ideas for Big Box Stores
What happens when big box stores such as Sears and Target close up shop? Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan talks about a recent trip to Hamilton where locals are filling the void.
4:00 am
Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
Forests are one of the world's most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet's great ancient forests.
4:54 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Breakthroughs in energy storage
How does renewable energy work when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing? Energy storage is a key piece of the renewables puzzle. Many look to chemical batteries to store power, but a Toronto-based company has a different idea - inflate bags under water to store the energy for use during days when renewables don't function well. Hydrostor president and CEO Curtis VanWalleghem takes us inside their demo plant!
5:00 am
Climate Checks and Balances; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
The Agenda welcomes Dianne Saxe, Ontario's environmental commissioner, to discuss the government's climate change plans, and the future of her office's investigative mandate. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists report on their recent stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.