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This Thanksgiving, Save Some Room For PBS KIDS® and PBS KIDS GO!sm

Beginning November 26th, kids can feast on the broadcast premiere of Sesame Workshop’s ABBY IN WONDERLAND, the one-hour special featuring SESAME STREET’s Abby Cadabby, and NEW episodes from favorite series including CURIOUS GEORGE, SUPER WHY!, MARTHA SPEAKS, and WORDGIRL on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings as air dates and times will vary). Episode descriptions are below.

NEW on PBS KIDS, for preschool age children:

ABBY IN WONDERLAND * * BROADCAST PREMIERE * *
Follow Abby and Elmo down the rabbit hole in this enchanting re-imagining of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Elmo the Rabbit is late, late, late and has rushed away with Abby's wand in his back pocket. Abby must follow Elmo into Wonderland to get it back. Will the Counterpillar or Rose-ita the Rose help her? Can she turn to Grover the Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cookie Cat for sound advice? Join Abby, Elmo, and more SESAME STREET friends in this whimsical adventure that's fun for the whole family!

CURIOUS GEORGE – “The Man with the Monkey Hands/Whistlepig Wednesday”
The Man with Monkey Hands - After warning George about the poison ivy lurking in the park, the Man with the Yellow Hat loses his balance and lands hands first in a brush of the itchy, poisonous leaves! With his hands bandaged, he'll need help with everyday tasks such as brushing his teeth, making dinner, even typing a letter. So being a clever little monkey, George invents some ingenious ways to make the Man's life seem normal - like wearing swim fins to assist in picking apples off the floor and taping salad forks to his arms to act as temporary hands. But George's creations are put to the ultimate test when the Man has to present Professor Wiseman's newest invention to the science board, salad forks and all!
Whistlepig Wednesday - Mr. Glass' unique version of Groundhog Day is an annual city tradition of predicting when winter will start. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, Sherry the Whistlepig emerges from her burrow. If she sees her shadow, it means cold weather is coming. But what makes Sherry's shadow so special? To find out, George and his animal friends camp out at Sherry's burrow, but fall asleep while waiting for her to wake up. At the shadow ceremony, Mr. Glass mistakes a sleeping George and each one of his friends for a whistlepig and presents them for the world to see. But does a monkey, dog, cat, or pigeon shadow count?

CURIOUS GEORGE - “George Digs Worms/Everything Old is New Again”
George Digs Worms - Why is Bill yelling at a mound of dirt? He's worm racing! George turns to a pile of decomposed leaves to find his own prize worm and challenges Bill's "Fast Freddy" to a race. Pretty soon, the entire countryside catches worm-racing fever and watch as George's worm, named "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh," races its way to the championship. But when Mr. Quint takes the wrong lunchbox on his fishing trip, George's worm farm is in danger of becoming fish bait! Can George save his slimy friends in time for the championship race? Everything Old is New Again - The city is awarding the "Golden Arrows Award" to the building that collects the most recycling. George is eager to help-once he learns what recycling actually is, of course. The building's Doorwoman next door turns out to be tough competition, so George hunts down recycling materials from everywhere he can think of. The only problem is, he doesn't know that he only recycle products after they've been used! Will the tenants with the missing recyclables forgive a monkey who's not just trying to win a contest, but also save the environment?

SUPER WHY! - “The Three Feathers”
The Three Feathers - All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook.

SUPER WHY! - "Super Why and The Little Mermaid"
Super Why and The Little Mermaid - Pig feels different from his friends, which makes him very sad. The Super Readers dive into the story The Little Mermaid to talk with someone whose tail sets her apart from kids on land. As the Super Readers explore the ocean floor with The Little Mermaid, Pig slowly begins to see why being different can be special and the journey to the depths of the sea teaches him a lesson he can use right in his own backyard.

MARTHA SPEAKS - “Martha Runs the Store, parts 1 and 2” Martha Runs the Store, part 1 - Skits and Martha are feeling desperate while they wait in the broiling sun for Helen to finish shopping. Fed up, Skits decides to follow the cool air into the store, and Martha has to follow to get him out. What are they going to do now that they're stuck in the bathroom and the store is about to close?! (1st of two parts)
Martha Runs the Store, part 2 - Helen can't find Martha and Skits anywhere. Little does she know, they're trapped inside the darkened department store, trying to find the exit . . . when they aren't distracted by the comfy beds, overflowing garbage cans, and automatic tennis-ball shooter. Will they find their way out before it's time to blow out Mom's birthday candles? (2nd of two parts)

NEW on PBS KIDS GO!, for early elementary school children:

WORDGIRL - “Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman/A Simple Plan” Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman - Lady Redundant Woman has escaped from jail and she has her eyes set on being crowned the belle of the Triple Dip ball. WordGirl must find a way to stop her and her copies before they steal all of the elegant dresses, fancy necklaces and stylish shoes in the city.
A Simple Plan - After a slew of failed (and complicated) robberies Dr. Two-Brains decides to go back to basics and just steal cheese from the grocery store. But when the Mayor decides to host "The Most Amazing Cheese Stunt In History" he can't resist and WordGirl is hot on his trail.

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About PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!
PBS KIDS, for preschoolers, and PBS KIDS GO!, for early elementary school kids, offers all children – from every walk of life – the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and outreach content. Like its programming counterpart, PBS resources - including PBS KIDS online (pbskids.org), PBS KIDS GO! online (pbskidsgo.org), PBS Parents (pbsparents.org), PBS Teachers (pbs.org/teachers), PBS KIDS Raising Readers and literacy events across the country - leverage the full spectrum of media and technology advancements as well as community to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. Guiding children towards empowerment for success in school and in life, only PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! have earned the unanimous endorsement of parents, children, industry leaders and teachers. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 356 public television stations, serving more than 65 million people each week and reaching 99% of American homes.

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Contacts:
Jill Corderman, PBS KIDS; 703.739.5788; jcorderman@pbs.org
Jake Landis, PBS KIDS; 703.739.5362; jwlandis@pbs.org
Alison Grand, Grand Communications, 212.584.1133, alison@grandcommunications.com


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