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Headline News Martha Speaks Premieres Second Season with a Trip to Antiques Roadshow

Press Release from WGBH

(BOSTON, MA, July 29, 2009) The word is in from critics, parents, and educators across the country: they loved every tasty syllable of the first season of MARTHA SPEAKS on PBS KIDS. The vocabulary-rich children's series from WGBH and Studio B Productions Inc., a DHX Media Company (Vancouver), made its highly successful doggie debut last year and has quickly become a household favorite.

Headline News New Season of Curious George Teaches Preschoolers About Health and Fitness

Press Release from WGBH Boston and Universal Studios

Boston, MA and Universal City, CA, July 28, 2009 -- America's favorite little monkey swings back into the PBS KIDS lineup this fall with an all-new set of health and fitness themed (mis)-adventures. Premiering Tuesday, September 8 (check local listings), the fourth season of CURIOUS GEORGE introduces preschoolers to the concepts of nutrition, physical fitness, why pesky germs can cause the sniffles -- and the smartest way to fight them off!

Headline News FOX Sets Premiere Date of Cleveland Show, Return of Animation Domination Sundays

Press Release from FOX

FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2009-2010 season will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 16 with the sixth season premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the highly anticipated series premiere of GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the biting new comedy for the underdog in all of us that features a soundtrack of hit songs from past and present.

Headline News Casting for Season Eight of 24 Announced

Press Release from FOX

Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24 for the series' eighth season. The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland returns for its next astonishing day with a two-night, four-hour premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Headline News Two Added to 24, Season Eight

Jennifer Westfeldt and John Boyd have joined the cast of 24, which is currently filming season eight, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Westfeldt will play an ambitious journalist with ties to Arman Hashemi, a Middle East leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacekeeping mission. Anil Kapoor was cast recently to play Hashemi. Chris Diamantopoulos also was just hired as one of nine new major roles for the new season.

Boyd will be a regular on the FOX show, playing CTU systems analyst Jonah Schwartz.

-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody

Headline News FOX Picks Up Second Season of Fringe

Press Release from FOX

FOX has renewed FRINGE, the No. 1 new series among Adults 18-49, with a full second season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

"FRINGE proved to be a notable addition to our schedule all season and it really has fans buzzing as it builds to a fantastic season finale," said Reilly. "J.J. and the whole Bad Robot team have been phenomenal partners, and we look forward to years of making great television with them."

Headline News Sci Fi's Sanctuary Begins Production On Season 2

SCI FI's original series SANCTUARY, the first TV show based on an online series to be picked up for a second season, began production last week in Vancouver. Slated to return this fall, the one-hour drama's 13-episode second season will include the addition of Agam Darshi (2012) as Kate Freelander.

Witty and sarcastic with a gift for persuasion, Kate Freelander is a swindler, con artist and thief who finds herself in an uneasy alliance with Dr. Magnus after her business relationship with the Cabal goes sour.

Headline News New Season of Thumb Wrestling Federation Hits the Ring Saturday

Fans of the down and dirty wrestling parody THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF are gearing up for this Saturday's new season premiere. Featuring new characters, matches and the usual over-the-top thumbtastic action, season three of the hit show will debut April 4 on Cartoon Network during the popular Saturday morning "Crush Zone" block.

Headline News Framestore Gets More Primeval in Season Three

PRIMEVAL, ITV's critically acclaimed, hit adventure series, returned on March 28 to take a monster size chunk out of Saturday nights. With an extended run of 10 episodes, the action continues to evolve with more new faces joining the team. Also evolving are the creatures that Professor Nick Cutter and his team face each week, with a more diverse menagerie than ever before leaping out of Framestore's Wells Street offices and onto the screen.

Headline News Huntik: Secrets and Seekers Gets Second Season

HUNTIK: SECRETS AND SEEKERS will have a second season of 26 episodes, according to multiple news sources.

KIDSCREEN reports that the season will pick up where the second season left off as Lok and his group continue to search for his father, unraveling mysteries and using their news kills to battle enemies along the way. Producers Big Bocca Productions, Rainbow and m4e will deliver the new season by the end of fall 2010.

Headline News Bangladeshi Sesame Street Producing 5th Season

Who would have thought Halum, Tuktuki, Shiku and Ikri Mikri would become national icons when they first appeared on Bangladesh television four years ago? Today, they are household names among Bangladeshi children and caregivers, and right now the SISIMPUR family is in studio filming a fifth season of the beloved program.

Headline News Sanctuary Goes International, Preps Season Two

Toronto-based producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television has signed a series of major international deals for the series SANCTUARY, whilst at the same time preparing for production on season two. The show was recently commissioned for a second season by Sci Fi Channel in the U.S. and by the Space channel in Canada.

Headline News The World Says Wow! Wow! to Wubbzy!

Animated preschool hit WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! continues to wow children around the globe, setting new viewership benchmarks on Nick Jr. domestically, garnering high ratings in multiple markets and picking up distribution in additional key global territories.

The Emmy Award-winning WUBBZY is now being shown on HOP! TV in Israel and Al Jazeera Children's Channel in the Middle East, both of which recently launched. WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! was also an instant hit on Super RTL in Germany when it debuted in late September.

Headline News Production of Third Season of Little Princess Launched

TV-Loonland and The Illuminated Film Company have furthered an already strong partnership in producing a third season of animated preschool show, LITTLE PRINCESS. Continuing the worldwide success of the first two series and two additional 22 minute specials, now airing in over 165 countries, the third season commissioned by Five's Milkshake! will feature 35 additional episodes introducing a number of new characters and locations. A total of 104 episodes will therefore be airing across the globe from 2010 following the series premiere on Milkshake!.

Headline News 4Kids Sends Chaotic to Germany, Turkey and Others

4Kids Ent. has signed broadcast agreements with RTL2 (Germany) and Digiturk (Turkey) to air the first season of the CHAOTIC animated TV series, as well as agreements with TEN NetworkMBC (Middle East Broadcasting) and Rede TV (Brazil) to air the series' second season, entitled CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION.

This follows the recent pickup of CHAOTIC's second season by TELETOON in Canada and Disney/Jetix Latin America.

Headline News Open Season 2 Contest -- Win the DVD and Art Book

OPEN SEASON 2 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on January 27, so AWN and Sony Picutres Home Ent. is sponsoring a giveaway for AWN readers. To win a copy of the DVD and art book THE ART OF OPEN SEASON 2, reply to editor@awn.com the answer to...

What is the name of the town where the animals of OPEN SEASON reside?

U.S. readers only, please.

Headline News Digital Musings From the Editor:

The new TV season is in full-swing, so we dispatched Tara Bennett to cover 24 and SMALLVILLE this week. To freshen up the seventh season, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) relocates to D.C. to fight domestic terrorism as a new president is sworn in, with Stargate Studios providing its invaluable digital backlot work. For SMALLVILLE's eighth season, Entity FX reveals how it raises the bar with a few new wrinkles.

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