Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Henson's Frances is Coming to PBS KIDS Sprout

The long-awaited television debut of "Frances", an imaginative new television series from The Jim Henson Company and HIT Entertainment, is almost here!

The all-new original series is set to make its world premiere on PBS KIDS Sprout this summer as part of the new "Summer Fun Fridays" programming block (running from June 20 through August 29, 2008). The first episode of "Frances" is set to debut on June 20, 2008 at 12:00pm (noon) – check with your cable/satellite provider for details.

The delightful preschool comedy series is based on the popular Russell Hoban books about a high-spirited badger named Frances. The show uses state-of-the-art digital puppetry and animation from the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, an pioneering technology that allows performers to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real time. Each episode of "Frances" holds three delightful stories full of singing, dancing and discovery.

I’ll be keep you updated as more information regarding the release of "Frances" is becomes available. For more information on the "Summer Fun Fridays" programming block or other Sprout network shows, be sure to visit

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