Locally produced kids TV show 'Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too' gets new national outlet
Locally, TheCoolTV is carried on channel 296 in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Comcast cable lineup, and it airs over the air on broadcast digital channel 20.2, a secondary channel of WMYD (channel 20) in Detroit.
"Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too" stars 13-year-old Ann Arbor twins Ariel and Zoey Engelbert and their 10-year-old brother, Eli. The trio has established a successful live performing career, and they are currently in the midst of the second season of their TV show. TheCoolTV airs in 65 markets in 50 million U.S. households, bringing the reach of "Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too" to 100 million households, according to today's announcement.
In joining TheCoolTV lineup, the show will lead into "Pop Power," the network’s all-pop music video hour. According to today's announcement, TheCoolTV plans new programming initiatives and projects based around "Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too" in the coming months.
TheCoolTV co-founder and executive vice president of programming Bobby Tarantino said in a prepared statement, “We are excited to showcase this talented musical family to a new audience of pre and early teens returning home from school each day."
The show features interviews with celebrities like Miranda Cosgrove and David Archuleta and accomplished public figures across many different sectors; educational segments; musical guests and music videos.
In other Ariel, Zoey and Eli news, the trio plan to release a new album under their band name Sugar Station on Dec. 1. The seven-song album, titled "Are We There Yet?," will be available across all digital platforms and physically via their website www.arielandzoey.com.
In addition to the show, Ariel, Zoey and Eli have toured at U.S. military bases during their 2009 “Operation: Sweet Company” tour and performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the “Celebration of Our Military Kids’ Star Power” event at the U.S. Navy Memorial. They have also sung the national anthem at a Mets game at Shea Stadium and a Detroit Pistons game; have performed twice with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; and are regulars at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival's Top of the Park events.
Watch some highlights from season 2 of the show: