Some of the hippest names in movies, television, music and sports are hanging out with DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Toodee and Plex on the second season (20 new episodes) of Nick Jr.'s award-winning live-action music series YO GABBA GABBA!.
Preschoolers will be groovin' to the funky YO GABBA GABBA! beats when the series returns with a week of brand-new episodes, Monday, September 22 through Friday, September 26, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT).
The week kicks off with "Birthday," a premiere episode where the Gabba gang celebrates Brobee's birthday and Melora Hardin (THE OFFICE) teaches them a Conga dance. Also in the episode, musical guests The Ting Tings cover Altered Images' 80's classic "Happy Birthday," Mark Mothersbaugh makes a cameo and Biz Markie is featured in his recurring "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment.
YO GABBA GABBA!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz of The Magic Store, will air regularly weekdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. YO GABBA GABBA! is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN.
Guest stars for season two include Jack Black, Melora Hardin (THE OFFICE), The Ting Tings ("Shut Up and Let Me Go"), The Roots, Andy Samberg (SNL), Jack McBrayer (30 ROCK), Amy Sedaris (STRANGERS WITH CANDY), MGMT, Rachel Dratch (SNL), Paul Scheer (30 ROCK), Sal Masekela (E!'S DAILY 10), Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns), Jimmy Eat World ("The Middle"), Chromeo, Paul Williams ("Rainbow Connection"), Mates of State, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Ladytron, Datarock and Money Mark.
In addition, Biz Markie is back with his regular "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment teaching preschoolers how to beat-box, and singer/illustrator/composer Mark Mothersbaugh returns in his recurring "Mark's Magic Pictures" drawing segment.
The schedule for the season two premiere week of YO GABBA GABBA! is as follows (all times are ET/PT):
--Monday, September 22 (11:30 a.m.) -- "Birthday" -- Melora Hardin teaches "Dancey Dance," The Ting Tings perform, Mark Mothersbaugh makes a cameo; Biz Markie in "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment.--Tuesday, September 23 (11:30 a.m.) -- "Games" -- Mates of State perform, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment.--Wednesday, September 24 (11:30 a.m.) -- "Talent" -- Amare Stoudemire teaches "Dancey Dance," Mix Master Mike performs "Cool Trick," Hot Hot Heat performs, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures Segment."--Thursday, September 25 (11:30 a.m.) -- "Animals" -- Jimmy Eat World performs, Mark Mothersbaugh in "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment.--Friday, September 26 (11:30 a.m., 12 p.m.) -- Encores of "Birthday" and "Talent."
Nick Jr. will also kick off the launch of YO GABBA GABBA! across the following Nickelodeon Preschool platforms in September:--Beginning Monday, September 15, Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.'s broadband video service available on Nickjr.com, will stream a two-minute sneak-peek from the season two premiere episode "Birthday," as well as feature music videos, shorts and instant replays of the premiere week episodes.--Beginning Monday, September 15, a two minute sneak-peek from "Birthday" plus shorts and song clips from season two will be available on various wireless carriers.--Throughout the month of September, YO GABBA GABBA! season two episodes will be available on Nick Jr. Video on Demand via Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and Cox.
Nick Jr.'s award-winning website (www.nickjr.com) will feature a brand-new convergent online game to complement the season two launch of YO GABBA GABBA!. Beginning September 17, preschoolers can go online and play the "Yo Gabba Gabba Magic Word Game" to help the Gabba gang recover a star that has fallen from DJ Lance's hat. Additionally, NickJr.com will feature YO GABBA GABBA! themed activities, printables, crafts and more.