Sprout Expands Programming Slate



Network debuts new series as well as rolls out a diverse multi-genre development slate.

Sprout, NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network, will continue to expand its growing original programming slate with the addition of a new animated show and multiple series renewals.

Fist, Sprout has greenlit a new program titled “Remy and Boo.” Set in the near future, the CGI-animated series tells the story of the friendship between 5-year-old Remy and her newfound robot friend Boo, who is programmed to learn and feel real emotions.

Produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, “Remy and Boo” is slated to debut on Sprout in 2018.

Meanwhile, the preschool network has revealed that both “Floogals” and “Nina’s World” have been renewed for second seasons.

The second season of “Floogals” will go into production with Nevision and is also scheduled to launch in 2018. Meanwhile, “Nina’s World” will continue to be produced by Pipeline Studios.

Additionally, Sprout will further invest in its development slate, with priorities including:

  • “Little Shaq”–The series follows an outsized boy’s funny, and often awkward, adventures in his urban American neighborhood.
  • “Ivy and Bean”–Based on the book series by Annie Barrows, this animated show will feature two best friends who never meant to like each other.
  • “Make + Do”–This new series will feature three teams with the same mission, same materials and unlimited possibilities in the world of kid crafting.
  • “Norm of the Forest”–This new animated comedy will follow Norman, the superintendent of the forest, as he fixes the problems of its highly eccentric characters with a touch of magic and a can-do attitude.
  • “Powerbirds”–This new show will feature two pet parakeets who live top-secret superhero lives, saving the world (and their neighborhood) one kind deed at a time.
  • “Wombat and Rabbit”–The new series will follow two twin brothers (not really) who put on the world’s great magic show (not really). And although their tricks constantly go haywire, nothing deters these best friends from trying to become the best magicians they can be.

“We know that moms and kids are coming to Sprout in large part for our original programming–and our 21 percent growth rate in women 18-49 tells us it’s resonating,” says Amy Friedman, senior vice president, programming and development, Sprout. “Our mission is simple: we help kids grow into good people. We focus on compassion, curiosity, courage and challenge in every bit of content we create–and we feel very lucky that we get to do this every day.”