PBS Kids Sprout TV Wiki
PBS Kids Sprout TV Wiki

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Hi Sproutlets! Welcome To The Wiki!

We are a collaborative encyclopedia dedicated to the now defunct television channel, PBS Kids Sprout. A joint venture among PBS, Comcast, Sesame Workshop and HiT Entertainment, PBS Kids Sprout started out as an on-demand service, and later became a full-fledged cable TV channel on September 26, 2005, replacing the 24/7 PBS Kids Channel. We are currently editing more than two thousand pages and we want you to help!

The multi-platform approach was designed to appeal to different viewing habits, with the linear channel focused on variety, and the on-demand services focused on instantaneous access to specific programs. The linear service was designed around dayparted programming blocks, featuring activities and other feature segments presented by on-air hosts. Some of these segments were designed to promote supplemental content (including activities and interactive features) on Sprout's website

Sprout's scheduling also eschewed the practice of combining multiple episodes of short-form children's series into a single half-hour episode with interstitial segments for U.S. broadcast, electing to air such programs individually in their original format.

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On Sprout's 10th anniversary on September 26, 2015, Barney and Friends, Thomas and Friends and Super Why! were removed and replaced with other shows. The channel re-branded to Universal Kids on September 9, 2017.

Our Mission

Since sprout.fandom.com has been invaded by trolls, little kids, and false information, we have decided to create a wiki for the real Sprout Channel and blocks with all of the correct information. Our mission to be an honest, complete archive of everything relating to the PBS Kids Sprout channel from September 26, 2005 to September 9, 2017. We will have pages on various shows and programming blocks. We won't let an important part of children's television be erased. Come join us today!


  • A thousand pages! On June 1, 2021, PBS Kids Sprout TV Wiki got its 1,000th page. Hooray! With all these pages, PBS Kids Sprout TV Wiki is the #1 source for the revolutionary, legendary channel that changed children’s television.



Where is Sprout now?
The original Sprout channel closed down in 2017.

What were Sprout's blocks?
Sprout's day usually started with Musical Mornings with Coo (later Sprout's Wiggly Waffle and then The Super Sproutlet Show). Once bigger children are off and out for the day, little ones could get stuck into The Sunny Side Up Show (later Sprout House). The Let's Go Show (later The Sprout Sharing Show and then Sprout Control Room) started once older children are home from nursery or school, and finally, it was The Good Night Show, designed to calm things down and encourage Sproutlets to get ready for bed.

See Project:FAQ for more information.


Before you get started editing on the wiki, make sure you follow these rules:

  1. Stay on-topic. This wiki only allows Sprout content from September 26, 2005 to September 9, 2017. Anything outside those dates isn't allowed, but exceptions can be made for 2005-2017 Sprout shows that aired on Universal Kids, such as Caillou, Barney, The Wiggles, The Chica Show, Noodle and Doodle, Pajanimals, and Bob the Builder.
  2. No bullying, discrimination, or hate speech of any kind. This means no racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, etc.
  3. Trolling isn't allowed either. Picking on someone because they like a preschool show is unkind and uncalled for. If you hate preschool shows, what are you doing here?
  4. Please respect others' opinions on shows.
  5. When adding images for Sprout airings of shows, please make sure that they are real and not fanmade.
  6. On that note, only add true facts. No fanon or speculation allowed such as "The Bob the Builder franchise will come back for Season 22 on Universal Kids".
  7. Don't make blank pages or pages with only one sentence.
  8. If you have a question, feel free to ask bureaucrats NeptuneID13 or Maddiellabie on their respective message walls, as long as it's not about the Bob the Builder reboot or if Thomas & Friends will return to Universal Kids (spoiler alert: IT WON'T!)
  9. Use American terminology only. As Sprout was an American-only channel, only US terminology and spelling is allowed. This also goes for character names that were changed in US English dubs of certain shows. Only use the US names.
    • The Fat Controller --> Sir Topham Hatt (Thomas & Friends)
    • Bumble --> Fuzzbuzz (Fifi and the Flowertots)
    • Cici, Drifter, Flash, FB, Plugger --> Zizzy, Dragga, Furzz, Trucksy, Lugga (Roary the Racing Car)
    • Also, Muck must be referred to with she/her pronouns and feminine terms only, as she is female in the US dub of Bob the Builder, which Sprout aired.

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PBS Kids Sprout The Place Where Little Stars Grow (2006)

"The Place Where Little Stars Grow" promo from 2006.

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PBS kids sprout, on tv, online and on demand commercial

The Sprout is Always Here for You commercial was an advertisement that aired on PBS Kids Sprout to inform viewers of its three ventures - the 24-hour linear channel, video-on-demand (VOD), and its website, Sproutonline.com. It usually played prior to episodes of shows on Sprout on Demand or before iTunes podcasts.

Featured character

Chica is an original character created for PBS Kids Sprout. She was the co-host of The Sunny Side Up Show, but later got her own show, The Chica Show.

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