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DavidVi11aronga

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Here's the new PBS Kids Channel Schedule starting January 1, 2018. Changes are in bold.

6AM - Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
6:30AM - Cyberchase
7AM - Cyberchase
7:30AM - WordGirl
8AM - Arthur
8:30AM - Arthur
9AM - The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (replaces Pet + Cat)
9:30AM - Sesame Street (replaces The Cat in the Hat)
10AM - Peg + Cat (replaces Super Why)
10:30AM - Super Why (replaces Clifford)
11AM - Clifford the Big Red Dog (replaces Thomas and Friends)
11:30AM - Caillou (replaces Thomas and Friends)
12PM - Sid the Science Kid (replaces Caillou)
12:30PM - WordWorld (replaces Sid the Science Kid)
1PM - Peep and the Big Wide World (replaces Bob the Builder)
1:30PM - Super Why (replaces WordWorld)
2PM - Sesame Street (replaces Super Why)
2:30PM - Dinosaur Train (replaces Sesame Street)
3PM - Dinosaur Train (replaces Sesame Street)
3:30PM - Splash and Bubbles (replaces Dinosaur Train)
4PM - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (replaces Dinosaur Train)

4:30PM - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
5PM - Ready Jet Go! (replaces replaces Daniel Tiger)
5:30PM - Ready Jet Go! (replaces Splash and Bubbles)

6PM - Nature Cat
6:30PM - Nature Cat (replaces Ready Jet Go)
7PM - Wild Kratts
7:30PM - Wild Kratts
8PM - Odd Squad
8:30PM - Odd Squad
9PM - Arthur
9:30PM - Arthur
10PM - Sesame Street (replaces Super Why)
10:30PM - Dinosaur Train (replaces Sesame Street)
11PM - Dinosaur Train (replaces Sesame Street)
11:30PM - Splash and Bubbles (replaces Dinosaur Train)
12AM - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (replaces Dinosaur Train)

12:30AM - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
1AM - Ready Jet Go! (replaces Daniel Tiger)
1:30AM - Ready Jet Go! (replaces Splash and Bubbles)

2AM - Nature Cat
2:30AM - Nature Cat (replaces Ready Jet Go)
3AM - Wild Kratts
3:30AM - Wild Kratts
4AM - Odd Squad
4:30AM - Odd Squad
5AM - Arthur
5:30AM - Arthur

NEW (to channel):
Peep and the Big Wide World (surprising, ain't it)

GONE:
Bob the Builder
Thomas and Friends
 

wonderfly

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I know there's 3 PBS stations...I didn't know that one of them had switched over to being all "PBS Kids", all the time. That's really cool.

My kids watch PBS Kids every morning, and sometimes in the evenings. The regular PBS channel almost always has cartoons on, now it appears there will always be a channel devoted to cartoons. Well, majority cartoons. I think "Odd Squad" is the only live action kids show they have, at the moment.

It'd be cool if they did retro PBS Kids material on this station - bring back stuff like "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" and 90's "Bill Nye the Science Guy" or "80's "Reading Rainbow" episodes.
 

DavidVi11aronga

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It'd be cool if they did retro PBS Kids material on this station - bring back stuff like "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" and 90's "Bill Nye the Science Guy" or "80's "Reading Rainbow" episodes.
Not a bad idea, but I'd prefer more recent but still nostalgic shows (Zoboomafoo, The Berenstain Bears, Between the Lions, etc.)

I think "Odd Squad" is the only live action kids show they have, at the moment.
There's also Sesame Street for the most part, and then there are the shows that are half-animation/half-cartoons, or cartoons with live-action segments, such as Fetch, Wild Kratts, and Arthur.
 
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wonderfly

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Well, I guess their focus isn't on being a retro channel (like "MeTV" or "Antenna TV"). I guess it just so happens they have enough animated kids shows from the last few years to warrant a full 24/7 channel now.

The oldest animated show on the channel is probably "Arthur" (though they're probably showing episodes from recent years, not stuff from the 90's). Besides that, the oldest cartoon (with no new episodes in production) airing on this channel is probably "Clifford the Big Red Dog" (in production from 2000 to 2003).

EDIT: Or the oldest may be "Caillou", in production from 1997 to 2003 (with a brief revival from 2006 to 2010). But that technically started out as a Canadian (French Quebec) production. Not an in-house PBS Kids production.
 
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DavidVi11aronga

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EDIT: Or the oldest may be "Caillou", in production from 1997 to 2003 (with a brief revival from 2006 to 2010).
Yeah, that's probably the oldest ended show on the channel. (BTW there were also a recent season that aired in 2013)

As for the oldest show in general, that definitely goes to Sesame Street, having aired ever since the 60s
 

wonderfly

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Yeah, that's probably the oldest ended show on the channel. (BTW there were also a recent season that aired in 2013)

As for the oldest show in general, that definitely goes to Sesame Street, having aired ever since the 60s

Well, if they had a season in 2013/2014, (after the 2006 to 2010 years), then that's practically like it's still in existence. It might come back again.

And yeah, Sesame Street's the oldest thing ever, but they're not going to show episodes from the 90's...heck, they'll probably not show any Sesame Street episode from prior to 2010.
 

DavidVi11aronga

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Well, if they had a season in 2013/2014, (after the 2006 to 2010 years), then that's practically like it's still in existence. It might come back again.

And yeah, Sesame Street's the oldest thing ever, but they're not going to show episodes from the 90's...heck, they'll probably not show any Sesame Street episode from prior to 2010.
Obviously they wont air the really old episodes (after all, you gotta stay relevant with the kiddies), I was just saying it went on nearly 50 years ago.

And besides, the channel is what it is. It's nearly 2018, and if the channel wants to stay relevant, it should do that and keep doing it's job.
 

JaredCap43™

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Well, if they had a season in 2013/2014, (after the 2006 to 2010 years), then that's practically like it's still in existence. It might come back again.

And yeah, Sesame Street's the oldest thing ever, but they're not going to show episodes from the 90's...heck, they'll probably not show any Sesame Street episode from prior to 2010.
2010 was when the fifth season aired on Treehouse in Canada, it aired on PBS Kids three years later.
 

superkeegan9100

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And yeah, Sesame Street's the oldest thing ever, but they're not going to show episodes from the 90's...heck, they'll probably not show any Sesame Street episode from prior to 2010.
If you're looking for older Sesame Street episodes, they're all on HBO. PBS now only has the rights to the HBO episodes, while HBO has the rights to every Sesame Street episode ever made.
 
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Vaughn Max

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Can somebody please get PBS to keep the rights to Thomas? I swear Nick will treat it badly and it will get cancelled. Just look what they recently did with Bunsen is A Beast

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superkeegan9100

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I just hope Nick is nice enough to keep it's PBS branding like the WNET Thirteen logo and the PBS Kids system cue intact

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And the funding too

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Yeah, that's not gonna happen. First of all, Viacom doesn't own PBS. Secondly, Nickelodeon is a cable channel and gets money from commercials and not its viewers.
 

Toon4Thought

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Interestingly, in the UK (where Thomas and Friends is made) the series did air on their Nick Jr for a period of time.

But yeah, I think it'll be fine. I mean, for a while literally it's only American exposure was sporadic VHS/DVD releases.