New episodes to launch on June 18 as part of PBS KIDS Family Night
BOSTON (June 18, 2021) - PBS Kids and Boston public media producer GBH today announced the season 3 premiere of PBS KIDS’ PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. This season will feature 10 brand new half-hour episodes on PBS KIDS. The first three episodes of the new season will debut on June 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM/6:00-7:30 PM CT as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and streaming on PBS KIDS digital platforms .
“A world full of imagination and possibility is in store for the new season of PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC,” said series Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. “We hope these new stories inspire young viewers to explore their own artistic expression and find creative ways to meet and solve any challenges they face.”
Based on the best-selling books by Victoria Kann and produced by GBH and Sixteen South Studios, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is an animated preschool series that inspires children to delve into music, dance, theater, and the visual arts, encouraging them to express themselves creatively.
As in seasons past, audiences will follow the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, as they explore the town of Pinkville with their friends. Together, they find clever and imaginative solutions to problems, encouraging young viewers to do the same. Digital games that reinforce the arts curriculum are available on pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Games App, and educational resources based on the show can be found on PBS LearningMedia.
The launch of the new season coincides with PBS KIDS’ Summer of Possibilities, a content-rich initiative to encourage children to play and learn in their own way both at home and outdoors during the summer months through free digital resources at pbsparents.org/summer and more.
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is developed and produced with funding from PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Northern Ireland Screen.
About PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC is based on the HarperCollins book Pinkalicious, written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann and illustrated by Victoria Kann, as well as additional books in the series written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. Executive producers are Dorothea Gillim (GBH) and Victoria Kann. The series is co-produced by GBH and Sixteen South.
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ARTHUR, PINKALICIOUS and MOLLY OF DENALI and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.
About Sixteen South Studios
Sixteen South creates and produces quality television with heart for every child in every home in every country across the world. The studio’s highest rating shows can be seen on Disney, PBS kids, Hulu, Nickelodeon and Netflix, as well as on public broadcasters in most countries across the world. They’ve won over 30 international awards for their work, including the BAFTA for Best Independent Children’s Production Company, and their hit shows include ‘Claude’ on Disney Junior, broadcast in all countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia; ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’, airing on Nickelodeon, KiKA and into 130 international territories; ‘Wildwoods’ on Hulu, Carousel and ABC; ‘Pinkalicious and Peteriffic’ on PBS KIDS; ‘Pajanimals’, with The Jim Henson Company; ‘Big & Small’; ‘Big City Park’ and ‘Sesame Tree’, a partnership with Sesame Workshop.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow - including their teachers, parents, and community - providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
About the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
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