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Discovery Kids Kicks Off New Schedule July 4

Discovery Kids is kicking off Independence Day in the U.S. with a sparkling new schedule on July 4, 2005, when the READY SET LEARN! commercial- and sponsor-free programming block will become READY SET SUMMER! featuring a special summer lineup that devotes the entire block each day of the week to a single series.

The critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning programs within READY SET SUMMER! are designed to stimulate childrens curiosity about the world, whether theyre exploring the natural world around them, watching tiny action heroes save the day, learning that its okay to be different or developing powers of self expression through music and movement. READY SET SUMMER! airs weekday mornings from 6:00 am to noon on the Discovery Kids Channel and 6:00-9:00 am on TLC.

On the Discovery Kids Channel, airing Monday-Friday 6:00 am to noon, the schedule will feature six back-to back episodes each day of:

Mondays: HI-5Tuesdays: PEEPWednesdays: SAVE-UMS!Thursdays: MAGIC SCHOOL BUSFridays: TODDWORLD

If preschoolers miss their favorite series on the Discovery Kids Channel day, they still have a chance to see it on another day on TLC from 6:00-9:00 am:

Mondays: MAGIC SCHOOL BUSTuesdays: TODDWORLDWednesdays: HI-5Thursdays: PEEPFridays:- SAVE-UMS!

The programs on READY SET SUMMER! are co-produced by Discovery Kids, a production unit of Discovery Networks. Marjorie Kaplan is evp/gm of Discovery Kids.

The Discovery Kids Channel is a 24-hour digital channel that offers fun, engaging, high-quality, real-world programming for kids, building on Discovery's signature areas of science, adventure, exploration and natural history as well as a genre just for kids, real-world narrative and its signature animation, RealToons. Each Discovery Kids show gives kids another perspective on the world in which they live and the possibilities available to them.

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