QUBO CHANNEL KICKS OFF FALL 2010 LINEUP STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Iconic Series “The Magic School Bus®” Headlines Qubo Schedule Along with Several All-New Animated and Live Action Series, including US Premieres of
“The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog” and “Pearlie”
NEW YORK – September 14, 2010 – Qubo Channel kicks off its fall 2010 schedule with all-new animated and live action series including several U.S. premieres starting Monday, September 27 at 6 AM ET. The entertaining and diverse mix of family friendly programming includes the broadcast return of the much beloved “The Magic School Bus®” series from Scholastic Media. Additionally, Qubo launches the U.S. series premieres of “The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog,” and “Pearlie,” plus new episodes of the returning series “Willa’s Wild Life,” “Shelldon,” and “Turbo Dogs.”
In addition, starting at midnight, September 28, Qubo will launch its Night Owl animation block featuring the newly acquired classic animated programs, featuring “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” “She-Ra, Princess of Power,” “Brave Starr” and “Ghostbusters.”
In addition to Qubo’s 24-hour channel, the new fall lineup will premiere on ION Television on Wednesday, October 6, on NBC’s three-hour Qubo educational programming block as well as Telemundo beginning Saturday, October 9.
“We continue our commitment to provide good, fun and entertaining programming on Qubo, where kids and families will always be able to engage, laugh and learn,” said Marc Zand, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks, ION Media Networks. “We have a great lineup combining beloved family favorites, classic and new animation series that help round out Qubo’s unique blend of children programming for school age children.”
Highlights of Qubo Channel’s fall 2010 schedule includes (*all times listed are ET):
“The Magic School Bus®”
Qubo Channel – Mon - Fri at 8:30AM, 4PM, 7:30PM
Sat- Sun at 1PM, 1:30PM, 4PM, 7:30PM, 11PM
ION Television – Thursdays at 8AM
NBC – Saturdays at 11AM
Telemundo – Saturdays at 11AM
Based on the books published by Scholastic Inc., the award winning animated science adventure series starring Lily Tomlin is the longest running children’s science television series ever. With Ms. Frizzle and her pet lizard, Liz, no field trip is ever ordinary. With the help of their magical, transformable Bus they go on cliff-hanging “field trips” into the human body, to the center of the earth, even far into outer space. When you're on the Bus with the Friz, you never know what's going to happen next! Wahoo!
“The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog”
Qubo Channel – Mon – Fri at 7AM, 4:30PM, 11:30PM
Sat – Sun at 10AM, 10:30AM, 2PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM, 11:30PM
A ten year-old Hedgehog detective explores the mysteries of Gnarly Woods, where strange things happen – fish rain from the sky, green eyes glow in the dark and trees turn blue! Alfred invites the viewers to become detectives too, encouraging science exploration and teamwork. By thinking, linking and deducing, kids have lots of fun solving the puzzles and problems of Alfred’s mysterious world, all of which stem from natural phenomena.
Qubo Channel – Mon – Fri at 7:30AM, 5PM, 10PM
Sat – Sun at 5 PM, 10 PM
ION Television – Thursdays at 8:30AM
NBC – Saturdays at 12PM
Telemundo – Sundays at 8:30AM
Seven year old Willa shares her home with her father and an ever-growing menagerie of animals – a giraffe, a pair of performing seals, a bear, penguins, and many more. Willa often finds herself in hilarious situations, and these colorful creatures offer Willa advice and wisdom from each of their respective points of view. Based on the motto “It’s not how smart you are, it’s how you are smart,” the series celebrates the concept of multiple intelligences and encourages kids to view things in different ways.
Qubo Channel - Mon – Fri at 6AM, 8:30PM
Sat –Sun at 8:30PM
ION Television – Fridays at 8AM
NBC – Saturdays at 10:30AM
Telemundo – Sundays at 8AM
This amusing and beautifully animated series aims to entertain kids while educating them about marine life. Set in an idyllic coral reef community called Shell Land, the series follows the adventures of Shelldon, a Yoka Star Shell, and his lively sea-creature friends on their underwater exploits. Throughout the series, the characters learn simple ways to help make the world a better and greener place.
Qubo Channel – Mon – Fri at 8AM, 5:30PM, 10:30PM
Sat - Sun at 5:30PM, 10:30 PM
ION Television – Wednesdays at 8:30AM
NBC – Saturdays at 12:30PM
Telemundo – Sundays at 9AM
Pearlie is an adorable pint-sized fairy with a giant-sized heart who has been appointed by Fairy HQ to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order. Through her nutty, over-the-top plans and events for the park and its residents, she learns important lessons like problem solving and cooperation. This fun and charming series is based on the bestselling book by Australian author Wendy Hammer.
“Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller”
Qubo Channel – Mon – Fri at 3:30PM
Jarod Miller is TV’s most popular animal expert who gives viewers an up close and personal tour of the amazing world of animals. Funny, energetic, and engaging, this young zoologist entertains viewers of all ages while he introduces them to the animals he loves. Each episode is designed to show children the world around them through positive role models and pro-social values that can help them live in an environmentally responsible universe.
Qubo Channel – Mon – Fri at 6:30AM, 7PM
ION Television – Wednesdays at 8AM
NBC – Saturdays at 10AM
Telemundo – Saturdays at 9AM
Meet Racerville’s Turbo Dogs! They are fierce competitors on the track, but they know that winning isn’t everything. While kids are sure to get caught up in the action-packed storylines and non-stop antics, an emphasis on friendship, fair play, and teamwork ensure kids will zoom away with valuable rules of the road. Turbo Dogs is based on the award-winning author-illustrator Bob Kolar’s picture book, Racer Dogs.
Qubo’s 2010-2011 broadcast lineup premieres Wednesday, October 6 on ION Television and Saturday, October 9 on NBC and Telemundo:
Wed 8AM Turbo Dogs
Wed 8:30AM Pearlie
Thu 8AM The Magic School Bus
Thu 8:30AM Willa’s Wild Life
Fri 8AM Shelldon
Fri 8:30AM Babar
Sat 10AM Turbo Dogs
Sat 10:30AM Shelldon
Sat 11AM The Magic School Bus
Sat 11:30AM Babar
Sat 12PM Willa’s Wild Life
Sat 12:30PM Pearlie
Sat 8AM The Magic School Bus
Sat 8:30AM Babar
Sat 9AM Turbo Dogs
Sun 8AM Shelldon
Sun 8:30AM Willa’s Wild Life
Sun 9AM Pearle
For a more detailed schedule of Qubo’s fall 2010 programming, visit www.qubo.com.
About Qubo Channel:
Qubo® is a entertainment destination for children and their caregivers that provides fun, quality programming to help kids develop healthy minds and healthy bodies. Qubo was formed in 2006 by an unprecedented alliance of leading distribution partners and content players in children’s television that includes ION Media Networks, Scholastic, NBC Universal and Corus Entertainment Media. Qubo can be seen 24/7 on Qubo Channel and www.qubo.com and is also broadcast Wednesday- Friday afternoons on ION Television, NBC Saturday mornings and Telemundo weekend mornings.
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Christina Gilmartin, ION Television