LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ -- A brand new season is in the works for iShine Knect, the music, comedy, and relevant talk show for "tweens" airing exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network, JCTV, and the Smile of a Child kids channel. Tweens are those kids between the ages of seven and fourteen who have a whole set of unique tastes in what they want to watch on TV, listen to on their i-Pods and smart phones, experience online, and share with their friends.
In 2009 TBN producer Brenda Rossman and Christian music veteran Robert Beeson, founder of iShine, teamed up to create iShine Knect as an entertaining and faith-filled alternative to the secular fare other networks were airing for this pre-teen age group. "Ages seven to fourteen make up such a crucial time for kids, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually," said Rossman. "We set out to create a show that will draw these kids in with good wholesome entertainment and music they can relate to, while offering them a close-up look at how they can discover God's love and live out a dynamic faith in Christ on a daily basis."
Now gearing up for its fourth season, iShine Knect was inspired by the iShine Live concerts that Beeson and his team have produced over the past several years, combining music, worship, sketches, and encouraging talk relevant to pre-teens. "These kids are hungry for music and fun," explained Beeson, "but they also want something that applies to their lives, something they can connect with. That's what iShine is all about."
For the past three seasons, iShine Knect has been a huge hit with viewers, with an unforgettable cast that has included such popular contemporary Christian artists as Mission Six, the Rubyz, Paige Armstrong, Jasmine Sagginario, and recent Dove Award winner Jamie Grace. Among new additions to this year's cast is Rachel Chan, daughter of best selling author Francis Chan and an up-and-coming Christian artist in her own right.
Rossman said that season four is presently in pre-production, with new shows set to debut exclusively on TBN networks at the beginning of next year. "Right from the start we've gotten a lot of positive feedback from young viewers who have been impacted by the music and message of iShine Knect," said Rossman. "We're excited about what's in store for viewers in the brand new season."
For more information about iShine Knect, and to view clips from past episodes, visit iShine Knect online.