List of programs broadcast by PBS Kids (block)

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The following is a list of programs that have currently or formerly aired on the PBS Kids block on PBS.

Current programming

  • 1 Syndicated to public television stations by the National Educational Telecommunications Association.
  • 2 Running only on selected PBS stations.
  • 3 Running only on occasional events.
  • 4 Ended but still airing for reruns.
  • 5 Co-distributed by Amazon Video.
  • 6 Premieres moved to HBO in 2016, and HBO Max in 2020.
  • 7 Premieres moved to Universal Kids in 2016.
  • 8 Premieres moved to Peacock in 2020.

Original programming

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood4 5 February 19, 1968
Sesame Street6 November 10, 1969
Arthur4 5 October 7, 1996
Cyberchase5 January 21, 2002
Curious George8 September 4, 2006
Super Why!2 4 5 September 3, 2007 [note 1]
Dinosaur Train4 5 September 7, 2009
SciGirls2 5 February 11, 2010
Wild Kratts5 January 3, 2011
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood5 September 3, 2012
Peg + Cat2 4 5 October 7, 2013 [note 2]
Odd Squad4 5 November 26, 2014
Nature Cat5 November 25, 2015 [1]
Ready Jet Go!2 4 5 February 15, 2016 [note 3]
Pinkalicious & Peterrific5 February 19, 2018 [2]
Let's Go Luna!4 5 November 21, 2018 [3]
Molly of Denali5 July 15, 2019 [4]
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum4 5 November 11, 2019 [5]
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2019)2 4 5 December 7, 2019 [note 4] [6]
Hero Elementary4 5 June 1, 2020 [7]
Elinor Wonders Why5 September 7, 2020
Donkey Hodie5 May 3, 2021
Alma's Way5 October 4, 2021 [8]
Rosie's Rules October 3, 2022 [9]

Outdated reruns

The following programs below are currently airing on selected stations with outdated content.

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000)4 5 September 4, 2000 May 30, 2014
The Berenstain Bears4 5 January 6, 2003 February 1, 2009
Clifford's Puppy Days3 4 September 15, 2003 February 14, 2014
Maya & Miguel2 4 October 11, 2004 December 31, 2010
WordGirl4 5 September 3, 2007 June 2, 2017
WordWorld4 5 October 4, 2013
Martha Speaks4 5 September 1, 2008 December 29, 2017
Sid the Science Kid4 5 November 18, 2018
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!4 5 September 6, 2010 December 25, 2022 [note 5]

Exclusive to Amazon Video

The following programs below are currently co-distributed by Amazon Video.

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Reading Rainbow June 6, 1983 August 28, 2009
Kratts' Creatures June 3, 1996 June 9, 2000
Zoboomafoo January 25, 1999 February 1, 2009 [note 6]
Caillou September 4, 2000 November 13, 2015 [note 7]
Angelina Ballerina May 4, 2002 November 14, 2015 [note 8]
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks September 7, 2003 August 31, 2008
Postcards from Buster October 11, 2004 February 24, 2012
It's a Big Big World January 2, 2006 April 30, 2010
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman May 29, 2006 September 2, 2012 [note 9]
Design Squad February 28, 2007 March 20, 2011
Splash and Bubbles4 5 November 23, 2016 October 3, 2021 [note 10] [10]

Programming from American Public Television

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Roey's Paintbox2 4 February 4, 2015
Kid Stew2 May 1, 2018

Distributed by both PBS Kids and APT

Title Premiere date Source(s)
The Zula Patrol2 4 September 5, 2005
Biz Kid$2 4 January 6, 2008

Exclusive to Amazon Video

The following programs below are currently co-distributed by Amazon Video.

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo April 12, 2004 December 26, 2021
Bali September 12, 2010 2021

Programming from NETA

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Curious Crew2 2017
Into the Outdoors2 June 3, 2020
Let's Learn December 14, 2020
DIY Science Time2 May 31, 2021
Camp TV June 16, 2021
Kids for Positive Change2 July 1, 2021

Interstitial programming

Title Premiere date Source(s)
You Can Be Anything! 2016
You, Me, and Community October 1, 2017
The Really Really Awesome Activity Challenge
Get Moving! August 3, 2020

Short-form programming

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Elinor Wonders Why: That's So Interesting! May 3, 2021
Through the Woods June 4, 2021
Jelly, Ben and Pogo October 4, 2021 [8]
Molly of Denali: The Big Gathering November 1, 2022
City Island December 26, 2022

Web series

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Space Race March 22, 2011 [11]
Oh Noah! September 17, 2012
Plum Landing April 22, 2014
Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius November 26, 2014 [12]
The Ruff Ruffman Show September 28, 2017 [13]
Scribbles and Ink December 16, 2019
Team Hamster December 28, 2020

Upcoming programming

Original programming

Title Premiere date Source(s)
Work It Out Wombats! February 6, 2023 [14]
Mashopolis 2023 [15]
Lyla in the Loop Early 2024 [16]
Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band TBA [17]
Untitled literary curriculum series [18]
Weather Hunters [19]

Former programming

PTV Park

Original programming

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
3-2-1 Contact January 14, 1980 September 27, 1992
Square One Television January 26, 1987 October 7, 1994
Shining Time Station January 29, 1989 June 11, 1998
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? September 30, 1991 October 4, 1996
Lamb Chop's Play-Along January 13, 1992 August 29, 1997
Ghostwriter October 4, 1992 September 5, 1999
Storytime October 11, 1992 September 1, 1997 [note 11]
The Magic School Bus September 10, 1994 September 25, 1998
Bill Nye the Science Guy October 10, 1994 September 3, 1999
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego? October 7, 1996 September 25, 1998

Programming from American Program Service

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Pappyland May 25, 1993 September 3, 1999
Kidsongs April 4, 1994 October 24, 1998
The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon September 18, 1994 September 5, 1999
Preschool Power 1995 1998
The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon November 4, 1995 December 27, 1997
Bloopy's Buddies January 6, 1996 1998
The Reppies September 28, 1996 November 2, 1996
Cave Kids September 29, 1996 1999 [20][21]
Groundling Marsh 1997 1999

Acquired programming

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Katie and Orbie October 9, 1995 November 6, 1997
Salty's Lighthouse2 December 6, 1997 1998 [22]

Blocks

Block title Launch date End date Source(s)
The Game October 7, 1996 September 6, 1999

PBS Kids

Original programming

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Barney & Friends April 6, 1992 November 14, 2015 [note 12]
The Puzzle Place January 16, 1995 March 31, 2000
Plaza Sesamo2 April 3, 1995 January 4, 2010
Wishbone October 9, 1995 August 31, 2001 [note 13]
Adventures from the Book of Virtues September 2, 1996 September 4, 2005
Tots TV October 7, 1996 September 1, 2002
Theodore Tugboat October 20, 1996
Wimzie's House September 1, 1997 August 31, 2001
The Charlie Horse Music Pizza January 5, 1998 December 29, 2000
Teletubbies April 6, 1998 August 29, 2008
Noddy September 1, 1998 September 2, 2002
Zoom January 4, 1999 September 2, 2007
Dragon Tales September 6, 1999 August 31, 2010
Between the Lions April 3, 2000 August 31, 2011
Corduroy September 30, 2000 October 28, 2001
Elliot Moose
Timothy Goes to School September 5, 2004
Seven Little Monsters September 30, 2000
January 6, 2003 September 15, 2003
George Shrinks September 30, 2000 September 5, 2004
January 6, 2003 September 2, 2007
Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse September 30, 2000 September 5, 2004
Jay Jay the Jet Plane June 11, 2001 May 31, 2009
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series September 2, 2001 September 4, 2005 [note 14]
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat September 3, 2001 February 1, 2009 [note 15]
DragonflyTV January 19, 2002 September 6, 2009 [note 16]
Liberty's Kids September 2, 2002 October 10, 2004
Boohbah January 19, 2004 August 31, 2008
Thomas & Friends September 5, 2004 December 31, 2017
Bob the Builder January 1, 2005 November 7, 2015
Toopy and Binoo2 January 3, 2005 December 29, 2006
Make Way for Noddy July 2, 2005 September 6, 2009
Franny's Feet July 8, 2006 [note 17]
Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies September 8, 2007 [note 18]
Animalia January 5, 2008 [note 19]
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures January 19, 2008 May 31, 2009
Lomax, the Hound of Music October 6, 2008 December 29, 2008
The Electric Company January 23, 2009 August 31, 2014
Bob the Builder (2015) November 14, 2015 November 20, 2018

Programming from American Public Television

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
The Huggabug Club January 2, 1995 July 28, 2000
The Big Comfy Couch January 9, 1995 May 24, 2009
Someday School 1998 May 31, 2001
Adventures with Kanga Roddy April 4, 1999 March 4, 2001
Wish*A*Roo Park June 6, 1999 June 5, 2001
Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle July 12, 1999 September 6, 2001
The Dooley and Pals Show April 3, 2000 June 5, 2003
Alef...Bet...Blast-Off! September 3, 2000 September 2, 2009
Redwall April 1, 2001 2006
The Toy Castle 2002 2005
My Bedbugs March 1, 2004 November 2, 2005
Mustard Pancakes 2005 2007
Ribert and Robert's Wonderworld September 4, 2005
Danger Rangers September 5, 2005 December 26, 2006
Signing Time! January 1, 2006 January 19, 2008
Sheira & Loli's Dittydoodle Works April 22, 2006 February 22, 2009
SeeMore's Playhouse September 10, 2006 January 15, 2008
The Saddle Club 2006 2012
Raggs February 4, 2008 February 18, 2009
Wunderkind Little Amadeus September 7, 2008 September 6, 2020
Scientastic! September 2, 2010 2014
Wild Animal Baby Explorers October 3, 2010 June 29, 2014
Space Racers7 May 2, 2014 October 31, 2016 [23]
Thomas Edison's Secret Lab September 7, 2015 2019
Bug Bites January 4, 2016 2018
Ruby's Studio January 7, 2016 2021
Mack & Moxy February 5, 2016 February 16, 2020
Blue Chip Kids March 1, 2017 2021

Acquired programming

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Newton's Apple October 15, 1983 October 31, 1999
The Eddie Files 1995 2000
Ricky's Room 1999 2000
Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop August 25, 2002 September 22, 2002
MythQuest 2002 2004
Real Wheels 2003 2004
The Shapies 2004 2006
Curiosity Quest1 July 16, 2004 2021
Auto-B-Good January 17, 2005 December 23, 2005
Miffy and Friends 2007 2009
Shalom Sesame October 5, 2010 October 11, 2011
Peanuts specials3 November 22, 2020 October 2022 [24][25]

Interstitial programming

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Dash's Game of the Day September 4, 2006 May 16, 2008
Dot's Story Factory September 3, 2007 October 4, 2013
Dash's Secret Treasure May 19, 2008 July 18, 2022
Music Time with SteveSongs
Dash's Dance Party September 7, 2009
Adventures with Hooper September 3, 2010
DJ Hooper/PBS Kids Rocks! September 6, 2010 July 18, 2022
Coach Hooper 2020
PBS Kids Field Trip 2020
Where in the World is Hooper? 2020
PBS Kids Spotlight January 15, 2016 July 18, 2022

Web series

Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Africa for Kids
Big Apple History
Chuck Vanderchuck
EekoWorld
Fizzy's Lunch Lab 2021
It's My Life
KidsWorld Sports October 27, 2006 May 4, 2007
Wilson & Ditch: Digging America

Blocks

Block title Launch date End date Source(s)
PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch September 30, 2000 September 5, 2004
PBS Kids Go! October 11, 2004 October 7, 2013
PBS Kids Preschool Block September 4, 2006

Special programming

Title Initial broadcast date Source(s)
Noddy: Anything Can Happen At Christmas December 6, 1998
Arthur's Perfect Christmas3 November 23, 2000
Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll September 2, 2002
Arthur's Missing Pal August 18, 2007
Curious George (Movie) November 23, 2011
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
WordGirl: The Rise of Miss Power February 20, 2012
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie March 25, 2013
Curious George Swings Into Spring April 22, 2013
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest October 28, 2013
The Cyberchase Movie April 15, 2014
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle August 17, 2015
Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas November 25, 2015
Odd Squad: The Movie August 1, 2016
Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea November 23, 2016
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Tiger Family Trip May 8, 2017
Ready Jet Go!: Back to Bortron 7 August 14, 2017
Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday May 29, 2017
Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero's Journey July 24, 2017
Wild Alaska Live July 29, 2017
Arthur and the Haunted Tree House October 23, 2017
Odd Squad: World Turned Odd January 15, 2018
Nature Cat: The Return of Bad Dog Bart July 16, 2018
The Daniel Tiger Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? September 17, 2018
Let's Go Luna!: Luna's Christmas Around the World December 10, 2018
Odd Squad: Odds and Ends January 21, 2019
The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special March 25, 2019
Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step June 17, 2019
Pinkalicious and Peterrific: A Pinkaperfect Birthday August 5, 2019
Nature Cat: A Nature Carol November 29, 2019
Rhythm and Roots of Arthur January 20, 2020
Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings February 17, 2020
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President March 16, 2020
Wild Kratts: Amazin' Amazon Adventure April 20, 2020
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special July 13, 2020
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Won't You Sing Along with Me? August 17, 2020
PBS Kids Talk About: Race and Racism October 11, 2020
An Arthur Thanksgiving November 16, 2020
Pinkalicious and Peterrific: Cupid Calls It Quits February 8, 2021
Dinosaur Train: Adventure Island April 12, 2021
Molly of Denali: Molly and the Great One June 7, 2021
Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs July 12, 2021
Arthur's First Day September 6, 2021
Sesame Street: The Monster at the End of This Story March 7, 2022
Elinor Wonders Why: A Wonderful Journey April 18, 2022[26]

Special programming from American Public Television

Title Initial broadcast date Source(s)
Davy Jones' Locker November 1, 1997
Barney's Great Adventure October 1, 2000
VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas December 23, 2002
Science Mission 101 February 1, 2010
Lost Treasure Hunt October 1, 2014

See also

Notes

  1. ^ National runs ended on July 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Regular national runs ended on October 1, 2021. General national runs ended on December 23, 2022.
  3. ^ National runs ended on February 3, 2023.
  4. ^ National runs ended on September 30, 2022.
  5. ^ Regular runs ended on October 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Reruns ended on December 23, 2017 on selected PBS stations.
  7. ^ Reruns ended on December 31, 2020 on selected PBS stations.
  8. ^ Reruns ended on January 31, 2016 on selected PBS stations.
  9. ^ Reruns ended on August 31, 2014 on selected PBS stations.
  10. ^ Reruns ended on December 31, 2022 on selected PBS stations.
  11. ^ National run began on June 6, 1994.
  12. ^ Reruns ended on August 31, 2016 on selected PBS stations.
  13. ^ Reruns ended on August 31, 2014 on selected PBS stations.
  14. ^ Reruns ended on September 30, 2015 on selected PBS stations.
  15. ^ Reruns ended on August 30, 2009 on selected PBS stations.
  16. ^ Reruns ended on May 29, 2019 on selected PBS stations.
  17. ^ Reruns ended on November 25, 2012 on selected PBS stations.
  18. ^ Reruns ended on January 2, 2011 on selected PBS stations.
  19. ^ Reruns ended on January 2, 2011 on selected PBS stations.

References

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  2. ^ "Pinkalicious & Peterrific is coming to PBS Kids next February!". Dandelionmoms.com. May 18, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Mercedes Milligan (July 31, 2017). "PBS Kids Gets Refreshed 'Ruff Ruffman,' Joe Murray's 'Luna Around the World'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (May 9, 2018). "PBS Kids orders animated series from Atomic Cartoons". Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  5. ^ "PBS Kids Announces New Series Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Premiering November 11, 2019". PBS. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (June 4, 2019). "Scholastic's New 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Launches in December". Animation Magazine.
  7. ^ "PBS Kids Announces New Series Hero Elementary, Premiering Summer 2020". pbs.org. Retrieved 2019-12-05.
  8. ^ a b "New PBS Kids Series Alma's Way Premieres October 4" (Press release). PBS. August 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "PBS Kids to Introduce New Series, Rosie's Rules, Premiering Fall 2022". PBS. Retrieved June 14, 2022.
  10. ^ Mercedes Milligan (May 21, 2016). "PBS Kids Dates Premiere for Henson's 'Splash and Bubbles'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "Space Race Animated Web Series Ready for Lift Off". Business Wire. March 22, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  12. ^ "Ruff Ruffman". 15 May 2014.
  13. ^ "PBS Kids Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series: The Ruff Ruffman Show". About PBS - Main. Retrieved 2023-01-01.
  14. ^ "New PBS Kids Series, Work It Out Wombats!, Premieres February 6, 2023". PBS (Press release).
  15. ^ "Department of Education Funds TPT's New Project 'Mashopolis'". Twin Cities Public Television. September 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "PBS Kids Announces New Animated Series, Lyla in the Loop, Premiering Early 2024". PBS (Press release).
  17. ^ "Newbery Medal Winner Kwame Alexander Partners with GBH Kids on New Children's Animated Series". WGBH Educational Foundation. July 14, 2021.
  18. ^ "CPB and PBS Awarded Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education" (Press release). Corporation for Public Broadcasting. October 7, 2020.
  19. ^ "PBS Kids Announces Weather Hunters, New Animated STEM Series From Al Roker Entertainment". PBS (Press release).
  20. ^ "The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on October 13, 1996 · 381".
  21. ^ "The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on December 22, 1996 · 126".
  22. ^ "28 Dec 1997, Page 116 - Tallahassee Democrat at". Newspapers.com. 1997-12-28. Retrieved 2022-06-05.
  23. ^ Ramin Zahed (October 25, 2013). "'Space Racers' to Premiere on Public Television this Spring". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  24. ^ "Apple & PBS Team Up For Broadcasts of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" & "A Charlie Brown Christmas"". PBS. November 19, 2020.
  25. ^ "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Will Not Air on Broadcast TV This Year". Horror. Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  26. ^ "Elinor Wonders Why: A Wonderful Journey: Episode 0 | Schedules | WGTE". www.wgte.org. Retrieved 2022-02-26.

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