Thursday, September 15, 2016

PBS KIDS Announces New Episodes Of PEG + CAT, Guest Starring Misty Copelad And Sandra Oh ~ Starting October 3, 2016



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New One-Hour Special, “THE PEG + CAT MYSTERY HOUR,” and New Episodes with Special Guest Stars Begin Rolling out October 3 on PBS KIDS

This October, the hit multiple Emmy-winning PBS KIDS series PEG + CAT from The Fred Rogers Company is getting the celebrity treatment, as American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland and actress Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) guest star in debut episodes. A slate of new programming from the animated preschool show kicks off on October 3 with the premiere of THE PEG + CAT MYSTERY HOUR, an all-new hour-long event. Following the special’s premiere, Copeland and Oh will lend their voices to two new episodes.
 
PET + CAT highlights the adventures of the fearless Peg and Cat as they use math and problem-solving skills to overcome challenges and save the day. Since its launch in 2013, PEG + CAT has provided young viewers with new ways to learn the key skills that today’s kids need to navigate everyday life.

 
The new PEG + CAT programming will debut on PBS stations nationwide and be available on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Video Appwhich is accessible on a variety of mobile devices and platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. Games and activities from the series are also available for kids on pbskids.org; pre-school and kindergarten teachers can access classroom resources in PBS LearningMedia’s Peg + Cat Collection.


About PBS KIDS 
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning 
pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video app is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visitpbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
 
About 9 Story Media Group 
9 Story is one of the industry’s leading creators, producers and distributors of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world. With one of North America’s largest animation studios based in Toronto, 9 Story has over 220 creative and production staff, and has produced over 900 half hours of quality children’s and family programming, seen on some of the most respected children’s channels around the world across multiple platforms. The company’s distribution arm represents a growing catalogue, which includes several beloved brands such as ArthurWibbly Pig, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Wild Kratts and Almost Naked Animals in addition to exciting new series such as Numb Chucks, Camp Lakebottom, Cache Craze, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Nerds and Monsters. The company recently acquired CCI Kids, the family content division of CCI Entertainment, increasing 9 Story’s portfolio to over 1,600 half-hours of content with popular shows such as Guess How Much I Love You, Joe & Jack, Artzooka! and Extreme Babysitting.
 www.9story.com
 
About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated children’s TV series include DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, PEG + CAT and ODD SQUAD. For more information, visit 
www.fredrogers.org.
 





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