SpongeBob SquarePants is taking a hint from PBS and getting into the granola game. This June PBS Kids launched its "Happy Healthy Summer" initiative, a campaign that urges children to exercise more and eat healthier foods by offering suggestions through popular kids' TV shows. Blue Sesame Street monster Grover has been making cameo appearances on PBS Kids programs to deliver health messages, and pbskids.org is offering advice to parents on how to keep their kids active and healthy.
Nickelodeon, home to SpongeBob, has been making an effort with its "Let's Just Play" campaign, which encourages kids to get off the couch and live a little. The network is now making licensing deals with produce companies, and its characters will soon endorse fruits and ...Read more
The second season of the hilariously twisted Arrested Development arrives on DVD. This series keeps winning Emmys and losing viewers, but it's one of the smartest comedies on TV these days.
The incest jokes and sexual double entendres keep coming as Michael struggles to keep the Bluth family from losing everything. Papa Bluth is on the run to Mexico after being arrested for building houses for Saddam Hussein; Gob supplants Michael as the president of the company; Buster gives nature a hand; and Tobias dresses up like a British nanny from a town called Blackstool.
Guest stars this season include Ben Stiller as Gob's magician rival, Tony Wonder, and Martin Short turns up as old Uncle Jack.
This three-disc set contains all 18 episodes from season two of this underrated comedy. Extras of the DVD include audio commentary with the whole cast ...Read more
The Class "The Class Goes Trick-or-Treating"
8:30 p.m. on CBS
The gang prepares to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, but plans are stalled when several costume choices cause unforeseen conflict.
CSI: Miami "Curse of the Coffin"
10:00 p.m. on CBS
A case with voodoo connections and a series of ever-stranger occurrences combine to give the CSIs their creepiest Halloween ever.
The Backyardigans "Monster Party"
12:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon
Tasha becomes a mad scientist and sends her assistant Austin on a scary monster-finding mission...but perhaps there is a big treat waiting for him at the end of this trick!
LazyTown "Haunted Castle"
12:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon
Trixie and the kids break the rules by sneaking into a spooky old castle, where they ...
Bill Clinton will be the newest face in Nickelodeon's growing campaign to encourage wholesome eating and an active lifestyle for America's increasingly obese youth, the Associated Press has reported.
Prompted by PBS' "Happy Healthy Summer" initiative, launched this June, Nickelodeon joined the fight for kids' health with the "Let's Just Play" campaign, intended to encourage outdoor activities. The network also made a series of licensing deals in which characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer began to appear on packages of fruits and vegetables.
While you won't see the former president's face grinning on your next bag of broccoli florets, Clinton will spread the gospel of healthy living through public service announcements and a town hall forum moderated by Nick News journalist Linda ...Read more
As further evidence of its commitment to be everywhere its audience is, Nick Jr. is using Web and mobile platforms to give a glimpse of its newest animated preschool show before it hits TV.
Beginning Tuesday, the network will launch music videos and character segments of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! simultaneously on wireless carriers, Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.'s broadband service, on air, and over The Wubbcast, a video podcast of preschooler programming.
A total of 10 videos and character segments will premiere over an 11-week period, while the 26-episode series will begin its linear broadcast on Nick Jr. August 28.
The initiative is the latest in the network's efforts to use emerging platforms to capture young audiences. Earlier this month, Nickelodeon debuted three new original minipilots for its Nick Jr. programming block on mobile phones prior to launching them on broadband service Nick Jr. Video and Nick Jr ...Read more
If you love science fiction, or just Jerry O'Connell, you'll want to check out this box set of the third season of the cult show Sliders. This four-disc set includes all 25 episodes from season three.
Quinn Mallory (O'Connell) and his gang of mismatched misadventurers are still "sliding" from universe to universe, trying to find their way back home! This season, the gang explores alternate earths, where they have exciting run-ins with natural disasters, wizards, warlocks, and a younger version of Quinn. This season features a lot of cool guest stars, including Apollonia Kotero, Corey Feldman, and Danny Masterson.
"Slide" this DVD set into your player and travel to the boundaries of your imagination!
Dora the Explorer features the adventures of Dora, her monkey Boots, her Backpack and many other animated characters. In each episode, viewers help her to go an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer.
The third season of the program kicked off with "Dora's Star-Catching Adventure," introducing a new concept in which viewers interact with the show by searching for explorer-stars in each episode. A number of episodes are available in book form and on commercial video/DVD, including a couple direct-to-video releases. There are also a number of episodes and movies produced, but still unaired.
Dora the Explorer is currently in repeats on Nick Jr. and Noggin. Noggin airs the program every day including weekends at 3 and 4 P.M., but only shows first-season episodes. Nick Jr. shows episodes weekdays at 10 A.M., 11 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. and also occasionally organizes special showings in a marathon format. All repeats tend to be in a random order and all times listed are eastern.
Do-do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Dora Dora Dora the Explorer Boots and super-cool explorer Dora Grab Your Backpack! Let's go! Jump in! Ivaminos! You can lead the way! Hey! Hey! Do-do Dora, Do-do Dora Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping! Aww man! Dora the Explorer!