PBS Kids Channel News and Discussion

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  1. David Villaronga

    David Villaronga No way! I can't believe this!

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    I don't think there's one for the recent PBS Kids 24/7 channel, so here it is.
     
  2. David Villaronga

    David Villaronga No way! I can't believe this!

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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
     
  3. wonderfly

    wonderfly Shaking things up a bit
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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.
     
  4. David Villaronga

    David Villaronga No way! I can't believe this!

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    Not a bad idea, but I'd prefer more recent but still nostalgic shows (Zoboomafoo, The Berenstain Bears, Between the Lions, etc.)

    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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  5. 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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  6. David Villaronga

    David Villaronga No way! I can't believe this!

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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
     
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  7. wonderfly

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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.
     
  8. David Villaronga

    David Villaronga No way! I can't believe this!

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    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.
     
  9. JaredCap43™

    JaredCap43™ Forever, Fight as One!

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    2010 was when the fifth season aired on Treehouse in Canada, it aired on PBS Kids three years later.
     
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  10. superkeegan9100

    superkeegan9100 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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    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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  12. 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 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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    Unlike Bunsen, Thomas and Friends is an international hit, so I highly doubt they will treat it like crap.
     
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  14. Vaughn Max

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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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  15. Vaughn Max

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    And the funding too

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    superkeegan9100 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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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.
     
  17. Vaughn Max

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    I could try contacting Nick because some people know Thomas for it's PBS branding

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  18. superkeegan9100

    superkeegan9100 Well-known user and expert in cartoons

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    Yes, but it's not owned by PBS. It's owned by Mattel, who acquired Hit Entertainment, who in turn acquired Gullane (Thomas) Ltd.
     
  19. Vaughn Max

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    Then maybe I should contact HiT Entertainment and tell them to keep the PBS branding intact when it airs on Nick or better yet, keep it on PBS

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  20. Toon4Thought

    Toon4Thought Giving a slightly closer look.

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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.
     
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