PBS KIDS Sprout(SM) Launches Fall Programming with the Debut of Two New Original Blocks and New Season of Hit Program 'The Good Night Show'

Oct 08, 2007, 01:00 ET from PBS KIDS Sprout

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS KIDS Sprout
 (SproutOnline.com), the first and only 24-hour preschool destination
 available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents
 and caregivers, launched two new original morning blocks, in addition to a
 new season of its hit program The Good Night Show.
     "Sprout is the only 24-hour preschool channel that follows the day of a
 preschooler from breakfast to bedtime by combining trusted, gold-standard
 favorites like Barney & Friends(TM), Sesame Street(R) and Teletubbies(TM)
 with new and original programs to match a child's morning, noon and night,"
 said Sprout's senior vice president of programming Andrew Beecham. "Whether
 viewers tune in during the morning to catch one of our new original morning
 blocks, discover music and science in the afternoon with The Let's Go Show
 or wind down for bed each night with The Good Night Show, Sprout is always
 there to match the daily schedule that parents share with their
     New original morning blocks include:
     -- Musical Mornings -- airing every weekday morning from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00
        a.m. ET, this energetic block is designed to get kids up and moving for
        the day ahead.
     -- The Sunny Side Up Show - airing every week day morning from 9 a.m. -
        noon ET, this innovative program is television's only live show for
        preschoolers.  The Sunny Side Up Show helps preschoolers prepare for
        the day ahead with its warm, welcoming and fun environment where
        children and their parents and caregivers gather to share birthdays,
        greetings, contests, show & tell and interact live with the hosts (via
        email submissions through SproutOnline.com).
        Each week, The Sunny Up Side Show explores a new theme ranging from
        colors, numbers and letters to manners, gardening and pets.  Themes
        also reflect holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Mother's
        Day.  Special guests will stop by to visit on a regular basis, so on
        any given day, viewers could get a special treat from a Sesame
        Street(R) character like Big Bird, or Nina from Sprout's The Good Night
     Also premiering within The Sunny Side Up Show is Play With Me
 Sesame(R), which invites children on a special, interactive playdate with
 Sesame Street(R) favorites Bert, Ernie, Grover and Prairie Dawn who
 encourage kids to play games, dance and complete learning-based activities.
     The new season of Sprout's hit nighttime block The Good Night Show with
 host Nina and her puppet sidekick Star is also new for fall. Airing every
 night from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET, The Good Night Show is designed as a tool
 to help parents wind down their kids after a busy day. In addition to all
 the regular, popular features on this show, including crafts and games, the
 new season features a nightly animated guessing game titled "Lucy, Light
 The Way!"; preschoolers in their nighttime pajamas joining Nina on the set
 for Sprout stretches; Nina and Star improvising stories using the crafts
 they've made; and preschoolers demonstrating sign language, including
 children from a local, Philadelphia-based American Sign Language school.
     For more information on Sprout and any of its programs, go to
     About Sprout
     PBS KIDS Sprout(SM), the first and only 24-hour preschool destination
 available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents
 and caregivers, was created as a partnership among Comcast Corporation, HIT
 Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Currently, Sprout is available in
 34 million unique households.