It’s My Party! Greenlit for Season 2


TVO in Canada has greenlit a second season of the TVOkids Original series It’s My Party!, produced by Toronto-based Bristow Global Media (BGM).

Aimed at kids ages 6 to 9, It’s My Party! brings its young viewers on a tour of parties around the world, including Diwali, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Oshogatsu. Each episode pairs up two kids who have never met, with one kid acting as the party guide and the other as their guest.

The sophomore season of It’s My Party! is set to air on TVOkids in the third quarter of 2019, and will also be available for streaming on It will again be produced with financial support from the Shaw Rocket Fund and the Canada Media Fund (CMF). Distribution360 will continue to represent the show internationally.

BGM’s digital creative team is also working on an expanded version of It’s My Party!’s companion game that lets children explore, customize and design their own celebrations by mixing and matching elements from festivals shown on the series. Party Time! was developed in collaboration with digital content company Relish.

“With It’s My Party!, TVOkids is excited to continue to explore the diverse celebrations, traditions and cultures that make our province, our country and our world interesting,” said Marney Malabar, director of kids’ TV for TVO. “In partnership with BGM, we can’t wait to invite kids back for a fun second season that celebrates our differences and connects kids to joyful moments found everywhere, around the world.”

Julie Bristow, president and CEO of BGM, added: “Just as the kids in It’s My Party! are learning about new worlds and new ways of doing things, so BGM continues its learning about the digital universe and what young viewers demand of their entertainment. In the end, the technology and delivery may be different but the key to attracting audiences is the same: a great idea executed brilliantly by creatives at the top of their game. We’ve achieved that with It’s My Party!, with its mix of old-fashioned friendship and discovery, and digital fun and games—and we’re delighted that TVO and its young TVOkids audience agree.”