MOVE OVER SHARKS AND MAKE ROOM FOR THE FIRST-EVER PUPPY WEEK ON NICKELODEON WITH "NICK JR.'S PUPPY PRESCHOOL" KICKING OFF MONDAY, MARCH 2
Week-Long Canine Celebration to Feature Brand-New Episodes of TV's Number-One Preschool Series,
PAW Patrol; the Premiere of the Sid and Marty Krofft Live-Action Special, Mutt & Stuff,
Starring Calvin Millan and Featuring Cesar Millan; Plus Puppy-Themed On-Air Spots
NEW YORK - March 2, 2015 - Forget about the sharks, it's all about the barks as Nickelodeon unleashes the must-see TV event, "Nick Jr.'s Puppy Preschool," kicking off Monday, March 2. The week-long puppypalooza is packed with brand-new episodes of TV's number-one preschool series, PAW Patrol, and on-air spots featuring real puppies and kids. The celebration culminates with the world premiere of the live-action preschool special, Mutt & Stuff, created by legendary children's TV producers, Sid and Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf), and starring Calvin Millan and featuring the original star of Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan.
The rollout for "Nick Jr.'s Puppy Preschool" week on Nickelodeon is as follows (all times are ET/PT):
· Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol "Pups' Adventures in Babysitting"/ "Pups Save the Fireworks"-- Mayor Goodway calls on the PAW Patrol to rescue her twin niece and nephew, Julia and Julius, from a tree. / Mayor Goodway calls in the PAW Patrol to help find her fireworks for Adventure Bay Day and rescue piglets who have escaped.
· Friday, March 6
1:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol "Pups Save an Elephant Family"/ "Pups and the Mischievous Kittens"-- The PAW Patrol is called into action to find a lost baby elephant's mom and dad. / Mayor Goodway calls in the PAW Patrol to stop Mayor Humdinger's Kitten Catastrophe Crew from messing up the town.
1:30 p.m. - Mutt & Stuff -- Set in a doggy day care, the live-action preschool special from creators Sid and Marty Krofft features kids, unbelievable dog tricks and adorable puppies. Guest stars include Calvin Millan and the original star of Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan.
Beginning March 2, the puppies will also take over www.nickjr.com and the Nick Jr. App, where kids can find a ton of pup-tastic short-form videos and full episodes. The Mutt & Stuff special will be available to watch on the Nick Jr. App and on NickJr.com beginning March 7.
PAW Patrol stars a pack of heroic rescue pups-Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Everest and Skye-who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. Together they work hard to show the people of Adventure Bay that "no job is too big, no pup is too small!" In partnership with Spin Master Entertainment, the series features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. PAW Patrol regularly airs weekdays at 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
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