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NBC Kids
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Premiered July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
Closed September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25) (NBC)
December 31, 2017 (2017-12-31) (Telemundo)
Channel
Country United States
Format Saturday morning pre-school block
Runtime 3 hours

NBC Kids is a former American children's programming block that aired on NBC from July 7, 2012 to September 25, 2016. Telemundo also aired a version of the block under "MiTelemundo" brand, which was aired same as the main program, featuring a separate lineup of Spanish-dubbed programs from July 7, 2012 until December 31, 2017. The last show that was aired on the block was Noodle and Doodle at 12:30 p.m. NBC Kids, which replaced the Qubo block (as a result of NBCUniversal dropping out of the joint venture, which also included Ion Media Networks), was programmed by the other Sprout preschool cable network, as they were both targeted at children ages 2 to 6.

The three-hour block featured educational entertainment series for younger children, which met programming requirements defined by the Federal Communications Commission's Children's Television Act. All NBC Kids programs featured Descriptive Video Service on the second audio program channel for the visually impaired, with access depending on the local NBC affiliate.

NBC Kids was succeeded by Litton Entertainment's The More You Know which features live-action educational programming on October 8, 2016 on NBC and January 6, 2018 on Telemundo.It was the conclusive Saturday morning block across the major American broadcast networks that primarily featured non-educational programming aimed at preschoolers.

Programming

Former programming

NBC

Original programming
Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Noodle and Doodle July 7, 2012 September 24, 2016
Pajanimals January 26, 2014
The Chica Show February 2, 2013 September 24, 2016
Astroblast! October 4, 2014 July 10, 2016
Nina's World January 2, 2016 September 24, 2016
Floogals February 6, 2016
Acquired programming
Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Poppy Cat July 7, 2012 June 1, 2013
October 4, 2014 September 27, 2015
Justin Time July 7, 2012 September 28, 2014
LazyTown March 27, 2016
The Wiggles February 2, 2013
Tree Fu Tom June 8, 2013 January 2, 2016
Make Way for Noddy October 12, 2013 March 30, 2014
Zou April 5, 2014 September 28, 2014
Earth to Luna! April 4, 2015 January 31, 2016
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave July 4, 2015 September 24, 2016
Clangers October 3, 2015 March 27, 2016
Terrific Trucks July 16, 2016 September 24, 2016

Telemundo

Original programming
Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
Noodle and Doodle December 8, 2012 December 30, 2017
Acquired programming
Title Premiere date End date Source(s)
LazyTown December 8, 2012 September 24, 2016
Raggs December 8, 2012 September 24, 2016
Jay Jay the Jet Plane December 8, 2013
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