Doc McStuffins has acquired a large amount of young viewers in its first season on the air. According to adage.com, “Doc McStuffins” has even surpassed “Dora the Explorer ” in the number of viewers in the age group 2 to 5 years-old. This is a huge accomplishment for the animated television series that airs on the newly formed Disney Junior television stations. For years “Dora the Explorer” had a steady hold on that young age group, but it seems as though “Doc McStuffins” has been able to be a strong competitor. “Dora the Explorer” airs on the Nickelodeon stations throughout the week and has been around for 12 years and is still a favorite among preschoolers. Although the “Dora the Explorer” has lost the top spot that does mean the programming is going anyway. Nickelodeon continues to have a strong amount of viewers. We will have to see the long-term results that will happen over time. One thing we can say is that Dora and Doc McStuffins are great characters for children to watch on television, and there is definitely enough room for both of them
If you have watched the PBS Sprout’s cable channel, you have seen their iconic character Chica. Chica has been a part of a the morning show on both the weekend and week days. Although she he plays along with human hosts to interact with the television audience, Chica does all her audible communication by squeaking while appearing on “The Sunny Side Up Show.” In her new program, “The Chica Show” , there will be live action and animation. We see live action while Chica is working her family’s costume shop, and then she and her friends turn into animation after the shop is closed. This sound similar to other shows like “Blue’s Clues”, which was done in an opposite way: Blue, the dog spoke when he was a puppet; but he was did not speak when he was an animated character. You will notice a familiar voice when the show first appears the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Mario Lopez will be the voice behind one of Chica’s friends. You can watch the first episode on November 24th at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Preschoolers and their parents have something to smile about now that the sold out Fresh Beat Band concert tour has added more cities and dates. The Fresh Beat Band has aired on Nickelodeon for 3 seasons and features a group of musicians (Kiki, Marina, Shout, and Twist) . The show is full of singing, dancing and playing instruments. There are plenty of songs that catchy and fun that makes preschoolers wants to dance.
Many of the songs that the Fresh Band sings in the television show will also performed during the live tour. Parents can visit the Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert website for concert information.
NBC teamed up with PBS Sprout to create a block Saturday morning programming geared toward kids. NBC has officially named the time block NBC Kids. NBC kids will show several shows that are currently airing on the Sprout show. The line-up includes: “The Wiggles,” Sprout’s “Noodle & Doodle,” Jim Henson’s “Pajanimals,” “Poppy Cat,” “Justin Time,” as well as the popular “LazyTown,.” Is this the beginning of NBC’s venture into their own children’s channel? Maybe. Several stations like Nickelodeon and Disney started airing the “junior” version of their shows on certain time blocks of their established stations before venturing out and creating a distinct “junior” station: Nick Jr. television station has been around for several years, and the Disney Junior station started airing this March. But, for the time being children can watch NBC Kids on Saturday morning starting July 7th.
March 23rd many homes will be able to watch Disney Junior any time of the day. At the current moment, Disney Junior is a block of programing for preschoolers that airs on the Disney Channel. The shows usually air in the mornings and early afternoons. Disney Junior is geared toward preschoolers like the channels PBS Sprout and Nick Jr. Viewers should check with their local cable or satellite provider to find out if they are one of the homes that will be receiving Disney Junior. Since it was announced a couple years ago that Disney would be creating Disney Junior television channel, they have developed several addition preschool show that will help to fill the programming blocks that will be available. Shows like Handy Manny, Chuggington, Mickey Mouse Club House and Special Agent Oso have been joined by new shows like Third and Bird, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Children and Parents that watch the PBS Sprout Goodnight show are familiar with the Pajanimals. The Pajanimals have been seen a short segments on PBS Sprout for several years. Now the show is airing as a regular series on the network. The Show is co-produced by The Jim Henson Company, the same ones behind shows like: Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, Fraggle Rock, and Muppet Babies.
The PAJANIMALS series follows the amazing adventures of four sweet and gentle characters—Sweetpea 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 journey of discovery, modeling the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully.