8:00am PT / 10:00am ET - THE CHICA SHOW
Get ready for playful adventures with Chica as the doors of The Costume Coop open for business! Every preschooler loves to dress up and now they can join Chica, everyone's favorite chicken, for play dates that will take them under the sea, rocketing into space and time traveling back to caveman days. Set in a colorful, quirky shop stuffed to the beams with every kind of costume, accessory and prop imaginable "The Chica Show" is a Sprout original preschool sitcom that features animation, live action and a whole lot of surprises.
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8:30am PT / 10:30am ET - PAJANIMALS
Co-produced by 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout, The Jim Henson Company and Northern Ireland's Sixteen South Television, "Pajanimals" is an original, full-length series for preschoolers designed to help parents and caregivers establish a bedtime routine for their children. From the comfort of their magical bedroom, the Pajanimals share with our audience the last moments of play before the day ends. This special time together leads to different discoveries, but one thing is always clear - the world around them is welcoming and safe, and nighttime is a cozy, special time when accompanied by friendship and a song. The series follows the amazing adventures of four sweet and gentle characters - Sweet Pea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo - who were designed and built by the world-famous Oscar and Emmy Award-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop from original concepts by Los Angeles-based toy and clothing designer, artist Jeff Muncy. Through their imaginary journeys, these cuddly musical puppets venture out on amazing adventures of discovery, modeling the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully.
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9:00am PT / 11:00am ET - POPPY CAT
Based on the award-winning books by British illustrator and author Lara Jones, Poppy Cat is an adorable and curious feline who loves to explore with her colorful mix of animal friends. First published in 2003 in the UK (with over 2.5 million copies sold worldwide since then), "Poppy Cat" was specifically written, and now animated, for a preschool audience. Each adventure is told from the point of view of Lara, a young girl with a vivid imagination and extraordinary storytelling ability who talks to her faithful cat Poppy. They travel to destinations full of fantasy and magic for fun-filled adventures in pirate ships, hot air balloons and rocket rides.
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9:30am PT / 11:30am ET - JUSTIN TIME
"Justin Time" is a new animated program for preschoolers that brings motion picture-sized imagination and creativity to the small screen. Produced by Toronto's Guru Studios, the show centers on Justin, a young boy who imagines himself traveling around the world at different points in world history. "Justin Time" focuses on imagination, history and travel and introduces audiences to Justin, his imaginary friend Squidy and his time traveling pal Olive. Imagination and transformation take center stage in each episode - when Justin gets excited about a new adventure, his bedroom transforms into the destination of the far reaches of his imagination. Adventuring to the ends of the earth throughout human history, Justin and his two pals Olive and Squidgy engage bite-sized historical events while learning the necessities of social interaction and cognition.
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10:00am PT / 12:00pm ET - LAZYTOWN
Designed to encourage healthy eating and exercise, "LazyTown" is a mix of live and animated characters that come to life in an energetic and colorful world, motivating kids through play to be active and make positive life choices. LazyTown is the fictional home of Sportacus, Stephanie, Trixie, Pixel, Ziggy, Stingy and Robbie Rotten. The four puppet characters - Ziggy, Pixel, Stingy and Trixie - represent some of the challenges all kids face in daily life: making healthy choices, sharing, making friends, and more. Sportacus is the larger-than-life action hero, who is the flipside of Robbie Rotten, representing positive and negative approaches to life. Stephanie is visiting LazyTown and her enthusiasm about making healthy choices helps pull it all together. LazyTown takes the important lessons of eating right and exercising and makes them simple and fun for both parents and preschoolers. At Sprout, our programming has always been about inspiring parent-child interaction through unique, learning-based entertainment, so LazyTown was the perfect addition to the network's gold-standard line-up and also for NBC Kids, which was designed to address the development needs of 2-5 year-olds through educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
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10:30am PT / 12:30pm ET - NOODLE AND DOODLE
A Sprout original production, "Noodle and Doodle" is a full-length, live-action series featuring arts, crafts and cooking for preschoolers and their families. Hosted by Sean, Sprout's master artist and co-host of "The Sunny Side Up Show" (Sprout's morning block and only LIVE show on television specifically designed for the preschool audience), "Noodle and Doodle" features arts, crafts and healthy recipes inspired by real preschoolers' experiences. With his new friends Noodle, a loveable puppet who likes to help in the kitchen, and Doodle, a virtual, electronic friend, Sean leads real preschoolers and viewers at home to make all kinds of kid-friendly creations. Viewers will discover healthy recipes and clever crafts that families can create together using materials from around the home. All of the cooking and crafting takes place inside a whimsical double-decker bus where Sean and his helpers demonstrate step-by-step "how to" creations in an engaging, simple way that families can recreate at home. Also along for the ride is Sean's dog Doggity, an adorable beagle with the special ability to take viewers into his imaginary, animated world where culinary canines use teamwork to solve problems and cook up treats in their own kitchen during a segment on "Noodle and Doodle" called Doggity's (created in conjunction with Ka-chew!, a division of Klasky Csupo, the creators of "The Simpsons" and "Rugrats").
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