Thursday, July 07, 2016

Awesome Adventures Await In "Hey Duggee", Nick Jr. USA's Brand-New Preschool Series From BBC Worldwide, Premiering Monday, July 11, At 2pm ET/PT

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NEW YORK–July 7, 2016 – Preschoolers are invited to play along with a new friend this month in Hey Duggee, a brand-new animated series about Duggee, a loveable dog and leader of The Squirrel Club, a place where kids can take part in activities, learn new skills and earn badges along the way. Premiering Monday, July 11, at 2 p.m. (ET/PT) with two back-to-back episodes on the Nick Jr. channel, Hey Duggee (17 half-hour episodes) helps teach them about responsibility, teamwork and how to make good choices. Produced by Studio AKA for BBC Worldwide, Hey Duggee will air weekdays at 2 p.m. (all times ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. channel.

Each episode of Hey Duggee begins with Duggee welcoming the Squirrels, a group of curious little animals who are dropped off at an activity club by their parents. The Squirrels include Tag, a small sweet-natured rhino; Betty, a happy, intelligent octopus; Roly, a hyperactive, wildly enthusiastic hippo; Happy, a jovial crocodile; and Norrie, a thoughtful and clever mouse.

In the series premiere at 2 p.m., “The Drawing Badge / The Cake Badge / The Hair Badge,” Duggee and the Squirrels stay indoors to draw when it’s raining outside, Happy eats a cake he finds in the field that belongs to the rabbits and Duggee asks the children for help when he has a bad hair day. Following at 2:30 p.m., “The Rescue Badge / The Super Squirrel Badge / The Teddy Bear Badge,” finds Enid the Cat stuck in a tree while trying to catch a mouse, the Squirrels deciding they want to be superheroes, and Duggee and the Squirrels taking their teddy bears out for a picnic.

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:

About Nick Jr.
Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and moms, currently reaches almost 73 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


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