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Amazon adds five new kids show pilots

By Daniel S Levine,

Amazon Studios announced five new pilots for shows aimed at children. The shows are targeted towards children from preschool through age 11.

The company said Monday that the shows will be available early next year. Three of the shows are animated, while two are live action. They will join previously announced pilot Sara Solves It for Amazon’s third pilot season.

As with all Amazon shows, they will be available for free and will be greenlit for series based on customer reviews. The series will be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video and can be viewed online or on Amazon apps on Fire devices, Roku, Apple products and other devices.

Amazon also said that new episodes of three shows will premiere this fall. Tumble Leaf will be back on Sept. 5 and Creative Galaxy comes back on Oct. 3. Annedroids returns on Oct. 30.

The new pilots are:

Buddy: Tech Detective: Aimed at preschoolers, this show is animated and produced by Zodiak Kids’ The Foundation. The series follows Buddy, who uses technology to solve mysteries with his friends.

The Stinky & Dirty show: This is based on the I Stink! books by Him and Kate McMullan and is targeted towards preschoolers. It centers on the misadventures of the title characters in Go City and is animated.

Nico and the Sword of Light: In this series, Niko is the last of his kind and must stop the darkness to help bring light back to his world. It is based on Imaginism Studios Inc.’s motion graphic comic and targeted to 6 to 11-year-olds.

Table 58: In this live-action series, Phineas & Ferb writer May Chan turns her attention to the kids at the odd table during lunch. A new student moves to town and helps inspire the group to find their right place in the cafeteria.

Just Add Magic: This last series is based on Cindy Callaghan’s books and is a single-camera live action series. Kelly Quinn and her friends find her grandmother’s cookbook and learn about some mysterious recipes.

 
 

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