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Sprout Says Good Night to Host

PBS Kids Sprout canned Melanie Martinez, who hosts interstitials in its popular The Good Night Show, after two seven-year-old parody skits featuring her spoofing premarital-sex public-service announcements appeared on the Web.

MTV Networks’ iFilm has “The Technical Virgin” spots posted online (

“We’re not condemning what she did, but for our network, it’s inconsistent with our brand and undermines her character with our audience,” Sprout spokeswoman Jenni Glenn said.

The network is lining up a new host for the fall season.