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10 great TV shows to enjoy with your kids

Feature Glen Chapman James Stansfield 26 Feb 2014 - 07:00

From Adventure Time to Old Jack's Boat, James and Glen talk us through ten modern kids' TV shows that geek parents can enjoy too...

“Urgh, I’m so hungover. I’m going to sit in my pants and watch movies all day”

So invariably goes at least one entry on my Twitter feed every Saturday or Sunday morning. Yes, lying about all day watching TV is great but nine times out of ten when someone writes something like this, I can guarantee that they don’t have kids. For those of us with small children, the television we regularly watch throughout the day comes from a vastly different landscape. To the childless, names such as Makka Pakka, Tree Fu Tom and Yo Jo Jo may mean very little. To some us though they’ve become household names, as our lives are filled
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Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS

Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.

General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

Good Morning America and Today will bring their ratings rivalry to the Emmys, where they’ll be joined by CBS Sunday Morning in the Outstanding Morning Program category.
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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2013: Ellen DeGeneres, The View & More

The nominations are in! Ellen DeGeneres, The View and General Hospital lead the pack in the 2013 Daytime Emmy nominations.

Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.

Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS

Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer

Rhonda Friedman, Edward J. Scott, SupervisingProducers

Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer

Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer

Cynthia J. Popp, Colleen Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, Producers

Days of Our Lives, NBC

Ken Corday, Executive Producer

Lisa de Cazotte, Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producers

Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers

Albert Alarr, Producer

General Hospital , ABC

Frank Valentini, Executive Producer

Mary-Kelly Weir,
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Fred Armisen, Charlyne Yi, Nickelodeon's 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Sept. 18 (Video)

Tune in alert for parents and kids: Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) beam down to Gabbaland in a brand-new episode of the hit preschool music series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, premiering Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. (Et) on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon.s 24-hour educational preschool network. In the new episode .Treasure,. Larry (Fred Armisen) and Edith (Charlyne Yi) go on a treasure hunt with the Gabba gang and perform a special dance in the secret ice cave. The episode also features musical guests Blitzen Trapper, Camera Obscura and Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) in his recurring .Mark.s Magic Pictures. segment. The award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is produced by
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The Aquabats Get Musical Action-Adventure Series on the Hub

The Aquabats Get Musical Action-Adventure Series on the Hub
It has been promised for ages, but it took the overwhelming popularity of the adult-loved, kid-friendly Yo Gabba Gabba! to finally see renowned superhero ska-rock band The Aquabats get their own TV show.

The Hub, a new family friendly cable channel, has ordered 13 episodes of this rollicking, rocking adventure show which will pit the Orange County favorites against some of their most beloved foes, including the Sand Fleas, Powdered Milk Man, and the Floating Eye of Death. The band hails from the distant island of Aquabania. After their home was attacked by the villainous Space Monster M, the group washed upon the shores of Southern California, where they were taken in by Professor Monty Corndog and given super powers, which they channel through their music in hopes of taking over the world by gathering a legion of fans.

The series will be produced through The Magic Store, which is behind Yo Gabba Gabba!
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The Hub Orders Aquabats Series, Renews 'The Haunting Hour'

Exclusive: The Hub, the new cable channel targeting kids and their families, is expected to announce tomorrow at its upfront that it has picked up a new series starring the quirky rock band The Aquabats. The series, which is expected to receive a 13-episode order, hails from FremantleMedia Enterprises. Christian Jacobs, Scott Schultz, and Jon Berrett's The Magic Store, the company behind the Nickelodeon hit Yo Gabba Gabba!, is producing. Jacobs and Schultz created the Aquabats series, and Jacobs will also star as he is one of the founding members and the vocalist of The Aquabats. Formed in 1994 in Orange County, CA, The Aquabats are known for their mythology, with the band members going by their superhero pseudonyms and  wearing matching superhero costumes as they go on a quest to save the world from evil through music. The band's current members include The Mc Bat Commander (Jacobs), Crash McLarson (Chad
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Nickelodeon wants more 'Yo Gabba'

Nickelodeon wants more 'Yo Gabba'
Nickelodeon has picked up a third season of "Yo Gabba Gabba!," whose exec producers, the Magic Store's Jon Berrett, Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, have signed with CAA.

Jacobs and Schultz are the creators of the live-action/animated series, which airs on Nick Jr. and Noggin and will launch a concert tour in Australia in May 2009.

The Magic Store also is developing a feature adaptation of "Gabba" with the show's co-producer Wildbrain and Hard C. Prods.' Jason Reitman and Daniel Dubiecki.

The Magic Store continues to be repped by attorney Kelly Crabb.
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Yo Gabba Gabba! Coming to the Big Screen

It looks like those, like myself, in love with the children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! will be enjoying your favorite monsters on the big screen. According to producer Charles Rivkin, there is currently a confirmed plan for a feature film. Seeing as how Pee Wee's Playhouse can stem three films, there's no reason why a bunch of monsters and a robot can't.

For those who have yet to experience then madness which is Yo Gabba Gabba, a children's show on Nickelodeon airing in the time that people over 20 probably aren't watching television, let me explain. Imagine Sesame Street meets Electric Company meets Pee Wee's Playhouse but done by pop culture nerds and filled with bizarre celebrity cameos. The show is about DJ Lance Rock, a man in a bright orange jumpsuit with a boom box full of action figures that come to life. Each of these action figures are colorful
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