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New Wonder Pets! Prime Time Special in March

Preschoolers will have a front-row seat for what could be the greatest rescue on earth in the new prime-time special, THE WONDER PETS! "Join The Circus!," premiering Monday, March. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The excitement continues with a week of brand-new episodes Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, featuring guest voiceovers from Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller and Ben Vereen.

In "Join The Circus!," it's summer vacation and the Wonder Pets rescue a young circus lion named Cubby from falling off a circus train. The Penguin Ringmaster is so impressed with the Wonder Pets that he offers them jobs at the circus. However, there is one catch: the team will have to split up and do separate acts. Linny is unsure but accepts the offer when she sees how much it means to Tuck and Ming-Ming. When Cubby and his friends Baby Panda and Baby Monkey get stuck on the high wire during a performance, the Wonder Pets reunite to rescue them. In the end, the Wonder Pets decide to return to their classroom, where they can work as a team again to rescue animals in trouble.

The schedule for THE WONDER PETS! premiere week is as follows (all times are ET/PT):

-- Monday, March 16 (10 a.m.): "The Adventures of Bee & Slug" -- Little Bee and Slug accidentally take the Flyboat for a ride that quickly gets out of control.-- Tuesday, March 17 (10 a.m.): "Save The Old White Mouse!" -- Features Jerry Stiller as Old White Mouse and Anne Meara as Ginny. The Wonder Pets travel to Linny's grandmother Ginny's local nursing home to rescue an Old White Mouse who's stuck in a cuckoo clock.-- Wednesday, March 18 (10 a.m.): "Save The Glowworm!" -- The Wonder Pets help a Little Glowworm discover what she's good at -- glowing!-- Thursday, Mar. 19 (10 a.m.): "Save The Hound Dog!" -- The Wonder Pets travel to Memphis to save a Baby Hound Dog in a mansion who is stuck inside a jukebox.-- Friday, March 20 (10 a.m.): "Save The Rat Pack!"-- Features Ben Vereen as voice of Sammy. The Wonder Pets travel to Las Vegas to assist three performing Rats who are having trouble working together on their song and dance routine. "Save The Fiddler Crab!" -- Features music by Jerry Bock, the original composer for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The Wonder Pets journey to a small village in Russia to save a Fiddler Crab on the roof of a small house.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, THE WONDER PETS!: JOIN THE CIRCUS DVD will be available in stores nationwide. Created by Nickelodeon Home Ent. and distributed by Paramount Home Ent., THE WONDER PETS!: JOIN THE CIRCUS includes the title episode plus three additional new-to-DVD episodes from the series and a bonus music video.

Nick Jr. will roll out content from "Join The Circus!" across the following platforms:

-- Beginning Monday, March 2, Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.'s broadband video service available on Nickjr.com, will begin streaming a two-minute 'sneak peek' and song clips from "Join The Circus!" plus additional themed episodes from THE WONDER PETS!. The full episode of "Join The Circus!" will be available on Nickjr.com immediately following the television premiere.-- Beginning Monday, March 2, a two-minute sneak peek, song and episode clips from "Join The Circus!" will be available on various wireless carriers.-- Throughout March, various THE WONDER PETS! episodes will be available via Nickelodeon on Demand.-- "Join The Circus" will be simulcast on Nickelodeon Mobile on Monday, March 9.

NickJr.com will feature an interactive game and activities to complement the premiere of "Join The Circus!" Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 25, NickJr.com will feature "The Wonder Pets Join The Circus" game, where kids can go online and join the act by spelling out words with seals, getting penguin clowns to the show and helping orangutans perform on the trapeze. Nickjr.com will also feature circus-themed printables, crafts, activities and more.

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