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CBS Kidshow
Type Saturday morning cartoon block
Country  United States
Availability National
Launch date September 1980
Dissolved September 2000
Former names CBS Kids
CBS Kidz
Former affiliations CBS

CBS Kidshow (formerly CBS Kids and CBS Kidz) was a Saturday morning children's programming block on CBS. In 2000, CBS Kidshow was replaced by Nick Jr. on CBS and in 2006 Nick Jr. on CBS was replaced by KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS as part of a multi-year partnership between CBS and DIC Entertainment.

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History

CBS broadcast the live action series Captain Kangaroo on weekday mornings from 1955 through 1982, and on Saturdays through 1984. From 1971 through 1986, the CBS News department produced one-minute In the News segments broadcast between other Saturday morning programs. Otherwise, in regards to children's programming, CBS has aired mostly animated series for kids, such as the original version of Scooby-Doo, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, Garfield and Friends and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

In September, 1997, CBS began contracting out to other companies to provide programming and material for their Saturday morning schedule, The first of these special blocks was CBS Kidshow, which featured programming from Canada's Nelvana studio.[1] It aired on CBS Saturday mornings from 1997 to 2000, with shows like Anatole, Mythic Warriors, Rescue Heroes, and Flying Rhino Junior High.[2] Its tagline was, "The CBS Kids Show: Get in the Act."

In 2000, CBS's deal with Nelvana ended and the CBS Kidshow block was replaced by Nick Jr. on CBS.[1]

Pre-emption

Although most affiliates aired all the CBS kidshow programs, some stations pre-empted or delayed some kids shows, most notably WRGB, the CBS affiliate in Albany, NY, used to tape the shows on a 1 day or week delay. Programs were often preempted during professional and college sports seasons.

Schedule variances

Since 1997 like any other network, CBS Kidshow programming varies in each CBS affiliate's schedule. For example, From 1997 to 1998, KTVT in Fort Worth, TX aired CBS Kidshow from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sundays.

Former programming

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1980s

1990s

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