CBS AND COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT THE NEW CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FOR "COOKIE JAR TV" PREMIERING SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Three-Hour E/I-Compliant Weekend Morning Schedule Includes "The Doodlebops," "Busytown Mysteries," "Danger Rangers" and "Horseland"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Burbank, CA (September 6, 2011) - CBS and Cookie Jar Entertainment present the new children's program schedule, premiering Saturday, Sept. 17 on the CBS Television Network. The three-hour, E/I-compliant programming block, exclusive to broadcast television, is comprised of the new shows, "The Doodlebops," new to broadcast television, and "Danger Rangers," plus episodes of returning favorites, "Busytown Mysteries" and "Horseland."
The following are show descriptions:
THE DOODLEBOPS (E/I, 3-6, TV-Y)
THE DOODLEBOPS star Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle - three multi-talented rock stars who are always singing, dancing and learning from each other. They are the ultimate rock and roll band. Join them and their neighbor Mazz and bus driver Bob as they hang out and practice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable, and travel from show to show in their tour bus. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence and the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs.
DANGER RANGERS (E/I, 4-8, TVY-7)
Super-computer SAVO calls the DANGER RANGERS -- Sully, Kitty, Burble, Squeeky, Gabriella, Burt, and their trusty robot Fallout -- to action as they blast off from their secret headquarters to save the day. Through positive character role models, the Danger Rangers SuperEmpower children with a 'can-do' attitude, the power of adventure and the power to make smart choices. By using their own blend of health and safety knowledge, problem-solving smarts, and positive character traits, children are encouraged to adopt these qualities for themselves.
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (E/I, 3-7, TV-Y)
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters, such as Huckle, Sally, Lowly, Hilda, Pig Will and Pig Won't, while they travel around Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. They are always up for a new adventure and, with everyone driving his or her own unique vehicle, such as the iconic Apple Car and Pickle Car, getting there is half the fun.
HORSELAND (E/I, 9-11, TV-Y7)
Join the animated journey of four amazing kids and their horses who come together in an incredible place called Horseland. As these friends strive to become the best competitive riders they can possibly be, the kids (and their equine companions) must learn to deal with difficult situations and confront an array of problems that put their honesty, integrity, self-confidence -- and sometimes even their friendships -- to the test.
Following is the "Cookie Jar TV" Saturday morning lineup for the 2011-12 season: (Schedule's day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.)
As of Sept. 17
THE DOODLEBOPS (I)
THE DOODLEBOPS (II)
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (I)
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES (II)
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Please note: In some markets, CBS News' The Saturday Early Show will be broadcast 9:00-11:00 AM ET/PT.
Cookie Jar TV's web destination and official site, www.cookiejartv.com, will have updated programming information and music from the shows airing on the block.
About Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group of Companies is one of the world's leading independent entertainment and consumer products companies with offices around the globe. Cookie Jar Entertainment is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of animated and live-action programming. Its library of nearly 6,000 half-hour episodes of television features some of the world's most recognizable series including Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Arthur, The Doodlebops and Johnny Test. The company controls Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS, and has a one-third interest in international children's television channel KidsCo. Cookie Jar Entertainment's Jaroo.com is the premiere web video destination for kids with the largest independent selection of full-length children's TV series and movies online. Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG) Cookie Jar's full-service international licensing agency, represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands such as Strawberry Shortcake, Richard Scarry, St. Andrews Links, and Skelanimals. For more information, please visit www.cjar.com.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks, Smithsonian Networks and CBS Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), motion pictures (CBS Films) and sustainable media (EcoMedia). For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com/.