'Bob the Builder' Is Leaving the PBS Kids Schedule

Changes are coming to the PBS Kids Schedule. Beginning November 21, PBS will no longer broadcast episodes of Bob the Builder, as all rights will discontinue after November 20, 2018. PBS will also end regular feeds of Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman beginning November 21. Let's Go Luna!, a new series grounded in a social studies and world cultures curriculum, created by Emmy Award-winning animator, writer and artist Joe Murray (Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo) will join the PBS Kids schedule in its place.

Why Is PBS Changing the PBS Kids schedule?

Reaching and engaging viewers with new, curriculum-based content is critical in helping us deliver on our mission to use the power of media to support children’s learning. The PBS Kids schedule is updated on a regular basis to ensure that we are building as much engagement with our audience as possible and maximizing our reach among families. Schedule changes enable us to add new series to the schedule, such as Let's Go Luna!, and ensure that we are scheduling our existing shows during time slots that are resonating with our audience and its dynamic viewing trends.           

What Shows Are Being Added or Removed from the PBS Kids Lineup?

PBS Kids’ newest series, Let's Go Luna!, will join the lineup on Wednesday, November 21. Grounded in a social studies and world cultures curriculum, the series follows the adventures of three friends as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe. At each of their stops, Luna the Moon guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people.

In addition, beloved PBS Kids literacy series Martha Speaks will join the PBS Kids 24/7 channel and live stream on November 21.

Beginning November 21, PBS will no longer feed episodes of Bob the Builder as all rights will discontinue after November 20, 2018. PBS will also end regular feeds of Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman beginning November 21.

Why Is Bob the Builder Leaving the PBS Kids Lineup?

As rights are set to expire, PBS will no longer feed episodes of Bob the Builder and all rights will discontinue after November 20, 2018.

Why Is Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman Leaving the PBS Kids 24/7 Channel Lineup?

The PBS Kids schedule is updated on a regular basis with fresh content to ensure that we are building as much engagement with our audience as possible, and maximizing our reach among families. From time to time, these changes include the debut of new series, and the sunset of others. This November’s schedule changes include the sunset of Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman, which has been out of production for many years. The star of the classic series Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman continues to appear on PBS Kids digital platforms in The Ruff Ruffman Show, a short-form animated series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activities. The Ruff Ruffman Show is available for free on pbskids.org, the PBS KIDS Video app and the PBS KIDS YouTube channel.

When Are the Schedules Changing?

The schedule change will take place on November 21, 2018.

Is the PBS Primary Channel Weekend Schedule Also Changing?

Yes, on KUED's primary channel, a new weekend schedule that is the same on both Saturday and Sunday takes effect the weekend of November 24.

Our Sponsor