Monday, June 26, 2017

Parents, get your DVR's ready: Kids Click is coming!

Kids Click is the name of a new children's programming block from Sinclair Broadcasting which will launch July 1 on This TV (no longer available on Spectrum Cable; check your cable listings) and a number of syndicated channels and/or Sinclair owned stations.

That's the good news. The bad? For Sinclair affiliates, some of the shows are being scheduled for pre-dawn hours due to scheduling conflicts. Here at home, WCWN, the CW affiliate, will align Kids Click as follows:

Weekdays (effective July 3, all times ET):

4:30: Sonic X (has previously aired on Fox & CW)
5 am: Max Steel.
5:30: Angry Birds
6 am: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
8 am: Rocket Monkeys
8:30: Super 4

Saturdays (effective July 1):

5 am: Sonic X
5:30: Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures (previously on DisneyXD; broadcast debut).
6 am: Scary Larry
6:30: Pink Panther & Pals  (previously on Cartoon Network; broadcast debut).
Noon: Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures

Sundays (effective July 2):

7 am: Robocop-Alpha Commando
7:30: Sonic X
8 am & 9:30: Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures
8:30: Scary Larry
9 am: Pink Panther & Pals

Your local station and/or This may vary. Some of these shows have previously been reviewed here, and those that haven't will eventually turn up down the road.


Goldstar said...

I can understand Sinclair and other companies' desire to try to keep program blocks such as Kids Click alive, but the cold, hard truth is that there's just no reason for blocks like this to exist now that we're living in the Netflix age. Why should kids get up at 4 AM to watch a 2 to 4 hour kids block when there are cable/satellite channels that literally air kids' programming all day, every day? None of those shows are worth getting up with the birds to watch on TV. If I had any desire to see any of those shows, I would stream them.

Goldstar said...

Also, Pink Panther and Pals originally aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. I saw it, it was OK, but not great.

hobbyfan said...

Well, I did note CN, but not Da Boom. One out of two......!

The pre-dawn slots are for the DVR crowd, obviously, but it's also because the CW affiliate in Albany doesn't have a lot of room. They repurpose their sister channel (CBS affil)'s morning news, and that will be reduced to an hour to make room. On the upside, one less hour of Jerry Springer every morning.

Also, in Albany, Dish Nation gets the boot, at least for now.