Another kids show getting a callback as PBS Kids renews WordGirl for season six. Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that its Emmy® Award-winning animated series WordGirl®, produced by its animation studio Soup2Nuts, will premiere a sixth season of all-new episodes on PBS KIDS (check local listings) beginning Monday, August 5, 2013. The season kicks off with ‘What’s Up With WordGirl Week’ featuring five new episodes. The season will include 13 episodes in total.
The sixth season of WordGirl will find fifth grader Becky Botsford (and her alter-ego WordGirl) facing some of her toughest challenges yet, against the series’ most popular villains. The definition dynamo will be tricked by Mr. Birg (a Mr. Big doppelganger) and will combat Seymour Smooth – more than once! – as he tries to commit crime through game play. Audiences also will see Victoria Best mistaken for WordGirl – until the real WordGirl is able to prove Victoria has been fibbing, and WordGirl must battle Dr. Two Brains to save the world from being hit by a giant cheese asteroid.
“WordGirl continues to resonate with audiences because of its engaging characters, robust curriculum and unique sense of humor,” said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media and Executive Producer of WordGirl. “We began the show with the mission to enrich children’s vocabulary, instill a love of language and foster better reading comprehension, and six seasons later, our commitment to continue to deliver on that mission is stronger than ever.”
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