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'
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 preschoolers." 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 Show. 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 SproutOnline.com. 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.
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