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PBS KIDS Halloween Programming

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PBS KIDS is airing fun-filled Halloween programming! Friday, Oct. 28, is filled with costumes, pumpkins and some spooky legends with your favorite characters, including a brand new “Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!” Halloween special! Tune in to AETN and visit pbskids.org for video streaming and games.
Cat

“Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!,” premiere, today at noon.

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a wild Halloween ride! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet, where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Curious

“Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest,” today at 1 p.m.

Halloween’s almost here! Hang onto your hats! It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend really real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture of No Noggin in hat-kicking action. But first, George needs to figure out what he’s going to be for Halloween so he can win the costume contest at the town Boo Festival. Will George’s quest for the perfect costume interfere with his quest for the truth? Only the curious will find out!

“Arthur: Fernkenstein’s Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen,” today at 2 p.m.

”Ferkenstein’s Monster” – Inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Fern tells a tale so scary that Arthur and the gang become afraid of her! Can Fern prove her skills as a writer and create a different story that’s fun instead of frightening?

“D.W., Dancing Queen” – Binky decides to teach D.W. to dance, but she just doesn’t seem to get the moves. Is D.W. a no-talent klutz? Or is it Binky’s teaching that needs practice?

Nature

“Nature Cat: Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough,” today at 2:30 p.m.

”Runaway Pumpkin” – Daisy has grown the biggest, most beautiful pumpkin and wants to get it to the Halloween Party. But getting this huge pumpkin there is easier said than done. Travel trouble isn’t the only problem; their biggest challenge ends up being what to do with the pumpkins after Halloween.

”Lady Bug Tough” - Uh oh, there is big trouble in Daisy’s rose garden! The rose bushes should bloom into gorgeous, colorful roses but they’re not, and it’s all because of these tiny little aphids that are eating the leaves and damaging the roses! Noooo! How do they stop them? Daisy calls in the expert - Granny Bunny - who says they need to find some tiny beetles called ladybugs. That should do the trick!

Ready

“Ready Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween,” today at 3 p.m.

READY JET GO! is a 3D animated series for 3-8 year-olds with a focus on astronomy, scientific exploration, innovation and invention, and Earth as it is affected by our solar system. The show is about two neighborhood kids-one with an all-consuming drive for science fact and another with an overwhelming passion for science fiction. They both befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family happens to be aliens from Bortron 7. The comedy series teaches kids a variety of Earth science concepts (gravity, tides, moon phases, seasons) as well as an introductory explanation of innovation, astronomy, and our solar system.

“Odd Squad: Undercover Olive,” today at 3:30 p.m.

“Undercover Olive” - In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes "Rock, Paper, Scissors" game.

Wild

“Wild Kratts: Little Howler,” today at 4 p.m.

Chris and Martin are unpacking from an adventure and are surprised when a Wolf pup pops out of their bags. They have no idea where the little guy came from and must retrace their steps in order to return him back to his pack. They experience that wolves are a very social animal with a close pack structure and frequent visual and audio communication among individual members. With this knowledge and wolf-powered Creature Power Suits the bros are able to fend off a hungry cougar and finally return the pup to his wolf pack.

“Wild Kratts: Creature Power Challenge,” today at 4:30 p.m.

After getting caught in the middle of a tussle between a grumpy rhino and an outraged elephant, Martin and Chris decide to have a contest to decide what's stronger - elephant or rhino powers.

“Bug Bites: The Alpha-Bug,” today at 5 p.m.

After a confrontation with a bully during lunch, Gilbert works out like mad in order to become a "soldier roach" and avoid getting picked-on. It isn't long before Gilbert's hectic lifestyle interferes with the show, and his "alpha-bug" attitude begins to make the kids uncomfortable. Can Adam convince Gilbert there are much better ways to handle bullies and that Gilbert is perfect just the way he is?

If you missed this morning’s episodes, check them out at pbskids.org.

“Daniel Tiger: Katerina’s Costume/Dress Up Day”

“Katerina's Costume” — Daniel and Katerina are at Miss Elaina's Museum-Go-Round to make their costumes for Dress Up Day. While Daniel and Miss Elaina know exactly what they want to be, Katerina is having a harder time deciding on just the right costume. Eventually she comes up with a very clever idea!

”Dress Up Day” — It's Dress Up Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and it's time for the annual main street parade! The children visit all the stores, showing off their fancy costumes and receiving different stickers from their neighbors.

“Sesame Street: Dress Me Up Club”

Prairie Dawn learns that it doesn't matter if you're a boy or girl, anyone can dress-up and play any way they want. Also featuring Cookie Monster's Smart Cookies, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter D and the number 15.

“Peg + Cat: The Parade Problem/ The Halloween Problem”

“The Parade Problem” - Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school's Halloween Parade.

“The Halloween Problem” - While trick or treating, Peg and Cat find themselves pursued by a metal monster. Later they teach fair sharing to a "friend" who turns out to be a real tiger!

Dinosaur

“Dinosaur Train: Spooky Tree/ Spinosaurus Super Model”

"Spooky Tree" - Shiny invites Annie Tyrannosaurus to Pteranodon Terrace for a sleepover, but all Annie wants to do is investigate the "spooky tree" that Don says "comes alive at night." All Shiny wants to do is stay as far away from the tree as possible. Can the kids get to the bottom of the mysterious tree, and figure out if it really comes alive at night?

"Spinosaurus Super Model" - When Don stumbles across a stick that looks EXACTLY like Old Spinosaurus, he's determined to have the grumpy old dinosaur pose for his sculpture (so he can get the Spinosaurus's features exactly right). But when they arrive at Old Spinosaurus's home, he makes it clear that there's no way he's posing for anything. Can Don convince Old Spinosaurus to pose for his sculpture, or will Don have to come up with another plan?

“Dinosaur Train: Night Train/Fossil Fred”

“Night Train” - Dad, Buddy and Tiny take a special ride on the Dinosaur Train at night, learning about animals that are active after dark, culminating at the Big Pond for a nature walk under the full moon.

“Fossil Fred” - Buddy, Tiny and Don play "detective" and search around the Big Pond for fossils. The kids end up finding an entire skeleton of a Jurassic dinosaur.

“Super Why!: The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween”

It's Halloween in Storybrook Village and Pig is so frightened, he won't go Trick or Treating with his friends! The Super Readers pay a storybook visit to Little Ghost, who's a bit of a scaredy cat himself, to teach him there's more to Halloween than meets the eye!

TUNE IN

  • ”Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!,” Noon
  • ”Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest,” 1 p.m.
  • ”Arthur: Fernkenstein’s Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen,” 2 p.m.
  • ”Nature Cat: Runaway Pumpkin/Lady Bug Tough,” 2:30 p.m.
  • “Ready Jet Go!: Jet’s First Halloween,” 3 p.m.
  • ”Odd Squad: Undercover Olive,” 3:30 p.m.
  • ”Wild Kratts: Little Howler,” 4 p.m.
  • ”Wild Kratts: Creature Power Challenge,” 4:30 p.m.
  • ”Bug Bites: The Alpha Bug,” 5 p.m.