CBS Kidshow facts for kids
|Premiered||September 13, 1997|
|Closed||September 9, 2000|
|Format||Saturday morning children's program block|
The CBS Kidshow (originally known as Think CBS Kids) is a defunct American Saturday morning children's programming block that aired on CBS from September 13, 1997 to September 9, 2000. Originally a network-programmed block, Nelvana took over programming responsibilities on October 3, 1998.
Scheduling variances and pre-emptions
Although the block was intended to air on Saturday mornings, some CBS affiliates deferred some programs over the course of the Think CBS Kids/CBS Kidshow block's run to Sunday or early Saturday morning time slots or tape delayed the entire block in order to accommodate local weekend morning newscasts, CBS News Saturday Morning (which debuted alongside Think CBS Kids, and was later replaced in 1999 by the Saturday edition of The Early Show) or other programs of local interest (for example, then-affiliate KTVT in Fort Worth, Texas – now owned-and-operated by CBS – aired the Think CBS Kids block from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Sundays from 1997 to 1998). Other stations pre-empted some programs outright for these same reasons, as well as due to professional and college sports telecasts scheduled by CBS (especially in the case of college football and basketball games) or its stations (primarily through sports syndication services), although most affiliates aired the block in its entirety.
Think CBS Kids
- Beakman's World (1997–1998)
- CBS Storybreak (1998)
- Fudge (1997; reruns of ABC series)
- The New Ghostwriter Mysteries (1997)
- The Sports Illustrated for Kids Show (1997)
- The Weird Al Show (1997–1998)
- Wheel 2000 (1997–1998)
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