Besides two game shows for children, the channel has a movie review show hosted by teen-age critics, "Rated K: For Kids, By Kids" has done a pilot for a children's court show and is considering developing a news broadcast for children.
The appeal of the talk show format, Darby says, was its versatility.
"People have come to us with ideas to make a cooking show for kids, to make an exercise show for kids. But what kind of cooking show can you make that kids will watch for half an hour? We aren't making them into chefs," he says. "But with this we can take a few minutes and say, 'You hate eating spinach, but here's a recipe you can use.' The same with consumer topics. You can do new toys for fall but to do a half-hour consumer show every day wouldn't work."