Preschool proponent Nick Jr. picked up 20 episodes of new original half-hour series Yo Gabba Gabba!, which is scheduled for a fall debut.
The magazine-style show, produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN, will use music and song to highlight life lessons and universal experiences for the preschool set.
Production is expected to begin on the series -- which will be hosted by DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) -- in April in Orange County, Calif. The show will feature puppet characters Muno the red Cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the little green one, Toodee the blue cat-dragon and Plex the robot, who will sing, play and dance upon hearing the phrase, "Yo Gabba Gabba!"
“Yo Gabba Gabba! puts the funk in preschool,” Nickelodeon Preschool executive vice president and executive creative director Brown Johnson said in a prepared statement. “The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN have created a hip, inventive and one-of-a-kind music series that furthers Nick’s commitment to be the place for top-quality preschool music entertainment.”
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