Thought you’d lost them to Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter? Think again – there’s loads of great TV for teens!
Star Falls, Saturdays from 4 August, 10.30am, Nickelodeon/Nick HD (CH 712/714)
As the school summer holidays appear to drag on for an eternity, let Virgin TV take some of the pressure off with these fabulous five picks for taking the older kids through August and into September.
We’ve got an all-new sitcom, Star Falls, plus superheroes, sitcoms and even style tips from Jeremy Corbyn. You may find that you get a bit hooked on these series, too.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cracking…
1. Star Falls
Saturdays from 4 August, 10.30am, Nickelodeon/Nick HD (CH 712/714)
Sophia is a hustler. She may only be a teenager, but she manages to convince a movie star and his family to move into her house. The long term plan? Get him to fall in love with her mother. Let’s see if it works out, as this brand sparkling new US show lands on our shores for the first time. Siena Agudong from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn stars as Sophia.
2. Nikki Lilly Meets…
Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Jeremy Paxman, eat your heart out. Vlogger and baking guru Nikki Lilly gives some of the UK’s best-known names a right grilling. The 13-year-old sits down with the likes of Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Gary Lineker, Nicole Scherzinger and Jacqueline Wilson to get to know the real them. Does Jeremy Corbyn prefer ketchup or barbecue sauce? Does Theresa May prefer jeans or tracksuit bottoms? Tune in and find out.
3. Andi Mack
Weekends, 1pm, Disney Channel (CH 724). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Disney Channel
Families are complicated – and none more so than Andi’s. She finds out on her 13th birthday that her sister, Bex, is actually her mother. Critics have praised the show for its celebration of diversity – it’s tackled teen pregnancy, characters with learning disabilities, shown panic attacks and is the Disney Channel’s first series with a gay teen boy as a show lead. The future of kids’ TV looks like this. And it’s looking fantastic.
4. The Thundermans
Mondays from 10 September, 5pm, Nickelodeon/Nick HD (CH 712/714)
The superhero family swoops back into action in this Nickelodeon favourite. Follow the adventures of Phoebe and Max Thunderman as they grapple with their sibling rivalry, plus handle all the regular school and family issues that all teens have to put up with. It’s clear, being a superhero does not make that stuff any easier.
5. Knight Squad
Fridays from 14 September, 5.30pm, Nickelodeon/Nick HD (CH 712/714)
Forget Hogwarts. We want to go to this magical school in Astoria, which gives you all the skills you need to become a knight. Two of its students, Arc and Ciara, have very big secrets that could cause problems for their future at the school. They form an alliance to help protect one another and pursue their dreams. But they face more than a few hurdles along the way.
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