This “Odd-tober,” New Episodes and Returning Favorites Premiere On-Air and on Streaming Platforms, Including Arthur and the Haunted Tree House on Monday, Oct. 23

Hartford, Conn., Sept. 28, 2017 This “Odd-tober,” CPTV invites families to celebrate Halloween all month long, with spooky new episodes of their favorite shows, new games, and a wide array of activities.

On Oct. 23, CPTV will premiere Arthur and the Haunted Tree House and feature it on the CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 live stream. In this special movie event, Arthur and his friends encounter a variety of tricks and treats during one of the spookiest Halloweens ever. Additionally, CPTV will premiere new Halloween-themed episodes from Odd Squad, Splash and Bubbles, and Cyberchase. New this year, beginning Friday, Oct. 13, families also will be able to watch Halloween episodes and specials every weekend through the end of the month during PBS Kids Family Night on the CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 live stream.

The spooky fun continues on digital platforms with variety of Halloween-themed games on the free PBS Kids Games App and pbskids.org, including new games from Arthur and Cyberchase. These will debut in addition to favorites such as Curious George Pumpkin Boo, the Cat in the Hat Corn Maze Craze, Daniel Tiger Dress Up, and Peg + Cat Parade. A new Spooky Street and set of rewards will launch on PBS Kids’ popular virtual world, Kart Kingdom. Hands-on activities, including pumpkin-carving templates with favorite PBS Kids characters, are also available on PBS Parents.

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“Halloween presents a time for families in Connecticut to play and learn together, sparking creativity and imagination,” said Carol Sisco, Vice President/Station Manager, Programming & Acquisitions, CPTV. “With returning favorites and new specials, including Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, CPTV will offer a wide range of content and educational resources for kids, parents, and teachers to enjoy this ‘Odd-tober.’”

This fall, CPTV will also offer pre-K-grade 12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans, and games. Teachers can use these resources to enhance homework assignments and kick-start classroom discussions. These free resources cover a range of subjects and are available to teachers nationwide on pbslearningmedia.org. Featured resources include Peg + Cat’s Tiger Trick or TreatAll About the Holidays: HalloweenFrankenstein, M.D., and The Zombie Autopsies. Find these resources and more in the new Halloween Collection.

More information on CPTV’s Halloween programming, including when to watch, is included below:

New Programming

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
Premieres Oct. 23; re-airs Oct. 27, 30, and 31 at 3 p.m. on CPTV
This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery, and as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna, their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted… but by what?

Odd Squad
Premieres Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. on CPTV (with repeats throughout the month)
“Haunt Squad”/“Safe House in the Woods”In “Haunt Squad,” Odd Squad is haunted by a ghost. In “Safe House in the Woods,” Owen and new recruit Ozlyn wait out a storm while transporting a dangerous creature.

Splash and Bubbles
Premieres Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV (with repeats throughout the month)
“Yuck or Treat”/“The Thing From Above the Reef” – In “Yuck or Treat,” after visiting a spooky cave, Splash and his friends visit the spookiest place they know: the cave of the old hagfish, who lives deep in the abyss. Then, in “The Thing From Above the Reef,” Dunk gets spooked by a creature in his home and thinks it’s a monster, only to discover a baby sea urchin who is hiding from a giant “Thing” that circles in the waters above the reef – Mayor Sting!

Cyberchase
Premieres on CPTV PBS Kids Oct. 23 and airs Oct. 28 and 29 at 8:30 a.m. on CPTV
“Watts of Halloween Trouble” A new Halloween episode marks the premiere of Cyberchase, Season 11! It’s Halloween Haunt-O-Rama on R-Fair City, and Hacker has a wicked treat up his sleeve: to keep the kids out of Cyberspace forever by crashing Motherboard’s portal system. But when Buzz and Delete make a mistake, the portal system crashes too late, and the kids and Digit are trapped on R-Fair City! Now, the kids must find enough energy to power Digit’s portal rebooter and keep the amusement park going. But with the celebration in full swing, can they find big and small ways to save enough energy? And can they get back to Earth again

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!

Returning Favorites on CPTV

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Airs Oct. 23 at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Oct. 25 and 27 at 8:30 a.m., and Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. on CPTV

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!
Airs and streams Oct. 24 at 9 a.m., Oct. 26 at 3 p.m., Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m., and Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. on CPTV and CPTV PBS Kids 

Halloween-themed episodes from PBS Kids favorites will also be streaming all month long on PBS Kids digital platforms.

PBS Kids Family Night Schedule

Kids and parents can tune in to CPTV PBS Kids together for “Family Night” programming on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m., with features encoring on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Enjoy movie specials and themed programs for the whole family!

The following specials will air on the CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 channel and live stream in October:

Odd Squad: Against the Odds
Airs/streams Oct. 6, 7, and 8

The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween!
Airs/streams Oct. 20, 21, and 22 

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
Airs/streams Oct. 27, 28, and 29

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