->''Keep it WEIRD!... on YTV.''
-->-- Their famous slogan

YTV is a Canadian network targeted at children. If it had to be compared to an American equivalent, it would be Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, from which YTV takes a large amount of programming. Indeed, YTV has aired at least one episode of every [[Franchise/{{Nicktoons}} Nicktoon]] there is. Incidentally, a Canadian Nickelodeon channel, owned by YTV's parent company Creator/{{Corus Entertainment}}, was launched in 2009.

YTV has had several programming blocks hosted by [=PJs=], or '''P'''rogram '''J'''ockeys, who would come in [[CreditsPushback during the credits]] and do various things such as answering e-mails while introducing the next show, one of such blocks being ''The Zone'', their after-school segment. Notable program jockeys throughout the years have included Phil Guerrero, known on-air as "PJ Phresh Phill", Creator/StephanieBeard, known on-air as "Sugar", and Carlos Bustamante, who still hosts to this day [[note]] although since September 2017, Carlos' involvement with ''The Zone'' has been pretty minimal. He continues to host ''Big Fun Movies'', the channel's current movie block, however[[/note]].

A staple of any TV watching Canadian kid in TheNineties. The mornings featured an array of programming for younger viewers with tons of interaction from the [=PJs=] and many puppet characters who visited or lived in their lavish, treehouse-themed sets. YTV split off another network from its morning-midday programming, Creator/TreehouseTV, to cater to toddlers and preschoolers. Come afternoon, YTV was the go-to source for everything from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beasties]]'' to ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' and ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily The New Addams Family]]'', hosted by a duo of wiseass male [=PJs=] and their gum-covered alien television creature Snit, whose screen was a giant mouth. Evenings shifted to a darker note with programming such as ''Series/{{Animorphs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'', ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', and ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}''.

Between shows throughout the day, animated shorts dubbed "Short Circuitz" would air, ranging from funny and lighthearted ones earlier in the day to darker and surprisingly wistful ones at night ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbhGmzvkp70 "Windows,"]] for example). It was also responsible for original and often low-budget shows as well, such as ''Series/PJKatiesFarm'' and ''Series/RadioActive'', and the long-running game shows ''Series/VideoAndArcadeTop10'' & ''Series/UhOh''. These days, most of this material is famed for its massive nostalgia factor among natives of the 1990s and late 1980s. Late at night during this period, {{BritCom}}s such as ''Series/YesMinister'' and ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' were run.

During the late 1990s, YTV served as the early inspiration for much of what was then [[Creator/ABCFamily Fox Family]], after its purchase by Creator/{{Fox}}; they even had their own equivalent to ''The Zone'' known as ''The Basement''. (In a sense of {{Irony}}, much of FF's early programming was imported from Creator/{{Teletoon}}.)

Come the new millennium, YTV gradually shifted its programming.

YTV was once the primary source of {{anime}} for Canadians, which reached its peak with ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and the ''Bionix'' block on Fridays. ''Bionix'' brought several anime series to viewers (mostly dubbed by Creator/TheOceanGroup for [=CanCon=], or Canadian content, reasons, hitting two birds with one stone for both the obligations and anime fans), and threw in Canadian-produced CGI favourites by Creator/MainframeEntertainment, such as ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beasties]]'', ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'', as well as WesternAnimation fare like ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''. Years later, ''Bionix'' [[ScrewedByTheNetwork was moved to late Saturday nights]] [[NetworkDecay to make room for reality shows and sitcoms]]. Before, in 2007, YTV acquired approval from the CRTC [[WhatCouldHaveBeen to launch an anime-focused channel to be called]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Anime Channel]]''. [[ShootTheShaggyDog The license expired in January of 2010 and it wasn't even launched.]] The block was later shortened to just an hour of reruns before it was ultimately removed in 2010.

A big reason for why anime was given the boot was that, in the late 2000's, Corus had a change in strategy. Instead of aiming for older teens later at night, they adopted a "whole family" strategy, where they would maximize the number of viewers by airing shows that would attract the whole audience in the evening; such as original or Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}-produced sitcoms, reruns of ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', or family-friendly movies.

By 2014, YTV let go of the few Anime licences it did have, with ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''[[Anime/{{YuGiOh}} Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'' being [[ChannelHop shuffled over]] to sister network Creator/{{Teletoon}} (which Corus obtained full ownership of in 2013). At one point, it seemed as if YTV was also losing interest in WesternAnimation, to the point that even new original animation made for the channel would somehow end up on Teletoon. The most animation you would see would be Franchise/{{Nicktoons}}, or reruns of YTV and Teletoon's earlier cartoons on weekdays. Nonetheless, unless it's a movie, a new show, or ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', you won't see animation after 6 PM these days.

Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yomiuri_Telecasting_Corporation Yomiuri TV,]] a Japanese TV network sharing the same initials (albeit in lowercase). Though considering this site's demographic, it's highly unlikely that you will confound them. Incidentally, the Japanese YTV was the original channel for ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', which was a big hit on the Canadian YTV. Also not to be confused with Yorkshire Television, an Creator/{{ITV}} franchise commonly referred to as YTV.

!!YTV has created the following series:

%%For shows without pages, please make one if you know anything about it. It's a great contribution to the wiki!



* ''Series/FifteenLove''
* ''2030 CE''
* ''The Adrenaline Project''
* ''The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon''
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfShirleyHolmes''
* ''The Anti-Gravity Room''
* ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus''
* ''Series/BreakerHigh''
* ''Cache Craze''
* ''Catwalk''
* ''Clips''
* ''Cook'd''
* ''Series/DarkOracle''
* ''Series/DogHouse''
* ''Driving Me Crazy''
* ''Extreme Babysitting''
* ''Family Biz''
* ''Fries With That''
* ''Series/{{Galidor}}''
* ''Game Gurus''
* ''Game On''
* ''Groundling Marsh''
* ''Guinevere Jones''
* ''Series/HitList''
* ''Series/HowToBeIndie''
* ''Series/IWasASixthGradeAlien''
* ''In Real Life''
* ''Series/ItsAlive''
* ''Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong!''
* ''Series/LifeWithBoys''
* ''Made Up''
* ''Series/ManiacMansion''
* ''Series/MakeItPop'' (Co-produced with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}})
* ''Series/MaxAndShred'' (Co-produced with Creator/{{Nickelodeon}})
* ''Mental Block''
* ''Monster Warriors''
* ''Series/MrYoung''
* ''[[Series/TheAddamsFamily The New Addams Family]]''
* ''The Next Star''
* ''Series/OpenHeart''
* ''Series/PJKatiesFarm''
* ''Series/PrankPatrol''
* ''Series/RadioActive''
* ''Ride''
* ''Seriously Weird''
* ''Series/SomeAssemblyRequired''
* ''Splatalot!''
* ''The Stanley Dynamic''
* ''Series/StudentBodies''
* ''Survive This''
* ''System Crash''
* ''Thats So Weird''
* ''Tricked''
* ''Series/UhOh''
* ''Undercover High''
* ''Series/VampireHigh''
* ''Series/VideoAndArcadeTop10''
* ''Series/TheZackFiles''
* ''Series/{{Zixx}}'' (A Live-Action/CGI hybrid series)
* ''Zoink'd''


* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeAmigonauts''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingAdrenaliniBrothers''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''
* ''WesternAnimation/BeingIan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/BradysBeasts''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainFlamingo''
* ''Chip'n Orbit''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChucksChoice''
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' (The 2017 series)
* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula''
* ''WesternAnimation/DMynaLeagues''
* ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/ErkyPerky''
* ''WesternAnimation/FreakyStories''
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeAndMartha''
* ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/GoAwayUnicorn'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/JaneAndTheDragon''
* ''WesternAnimation/JibberJabber''
* ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery''
* ''Mischief City'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/MonaTheVampire''
* ''Monster By Mistake''
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterBusterClub''
* ''WesternAnimation/NerdsAndMonsters''
* ''WesternAnimation/NumbChucks''
* ''Oh No! Its an Alien Invasion''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pearlie}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome''
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Redakai}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel''
* ''The Screech Owls'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)
* ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders''
* ''Short Circutz''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''
* ''St. Bear's Doll Hospital''
* ''WesternAnimation/StickinAround''
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery''
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateBookOfSpells''
* ''WesternAnimation/VivaPinata''
* ''Literature/WatershipDown''
* ''WesternAnimation/WeirdYears''
* ''WesternAnimation/WillasWildLife''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Xcalibur}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/YvonOfTheYukon''
* ''Zeke's Pad''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZhuZhus''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Zixx}}''