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Carrey On : Fall Kids' Shows Reprise Popular Masks, Fins and Sleuths

September 03, 1995|N.F. MENDOZA | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible: Las Vegas' most popular act gets animated. They find themselves in Sarmoti, a once magical world, where magic's been stolen. TBA, KTTV.

THE LEARNING CHANNEL

Shows premiere Sept. 25. Two new shows join the commercial-free Ready, Set, Learn! block:

Chicken Minute: Set in the Louisiana bayou, this show offers emphasis on conflict resolution through five puppets. Humor, Cajun blues and rock music featured. Weekdays at 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Little Star: Colorful puppets examine mysteries of space and the magic of imagination. Weekdays at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.

NBC

Hang Time: Network maintains live-action lineup, with this new addition set around a group of high-school basketball teammates. Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., KNBC, KMIR.

NICKELODEON

Maurice Sendak's Little Bear: Sendak's first-ever television series, based on books featuring his illustrations with stories by Else Holmelund Minarik. These tales of a young bear cub learning forest safety join the Nick Jr. lineup. November TBA.

Rupert: Brit favorite for 75 years, Rupert debuted as a comic strip, appeared in a series of books and now moves to TV. Rupert and his pals tackle the magical world they live in. Weekdays at noon.

Global GUTS: Popular GUTS goes international and continues its tradition of offering sports fantasies. Weekdays, beginning Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

PBS

Show premieres Oct. 9.

Wishbone: Live-action series stars an imaginative Jack Russell terrier (whose real name is Soccer) in the title role jumping into scenes of classic literature. Weekdays at 4:30 p.m., KCET.

SYNDICATED

Unless otherwise indicated, KCOP shows premiere Oct. 1.

A.J.'s Time Travelers: Time-traveling teen visits with historical figures, places and events. Live-action. Sundays at noon, KCOP.

Bananas in Pajamas: Australian live-action show features the mischievous Banana twins in their storybook world. Premieres Sept. 18. Weekdays at 6:30 a.m., KCAL.

Disney's Sing Me a Story With Belle: Educationally oriented series hosted by "Beauty and the Beast's" Belle (Lynsey McLeod), designed for preschoolers, first and second graders, encouraging them to read. Original songs featured, Sundays at noon, KCAL.

Dragonball: Animated adventures of Gogo, a boy who falls into a mystical kingdom, complete with dragons. Premieres Saturday at 11:30 a.m., KCOP.

Flipper: Popular '60s show returns with a contemporary twist. Premieres Oct. 8. Sundays at 6 p.m., repeats Saturdays at noon, KCAL.

G.I. Joe: Extreme: The quintessential soldier protects humanity from the forces of Skar and keeps the world free from disaster. Combines live-action and animation. Sundays at 11 a.m., KCOP.

Hardy Boys: In their latest incarnation, the crime-solving bros are in their early 20s--Frank (Colin Gray) is a journalist and Joe (Paul Popowich) is a computer "hacker" and aspiring criminologist. Premieres Sept. 23. Saturdays at 4 p.m., KCOP.

Gadget Boy & Heather: Bionic boy with an adult mind takes on a new neighborhood. Premieres Saturday at 6:30 a.m., KCAL.

Jelly Bean Jungle: Mixes puppetry, live action, special effects and original music to emphasize self-esteem, cooperation, responsibility and the value of friendship. Premieres Saturday. Saturdays at 6 a.m., KTTV.

Littlest Pet Shop: A quaint little pet shop is inhabited by tiny talking and adventuresome animated animals. Premieres Sept. 11. Weekdays at 7 a.m.. KCAL.

Nancy Drew: Nancy for the '90s (Tracy Ryan) is a 20-year-old criminology student, but her best pals are still Bess (Jhene Erwin) and George (Joy Tanner). Premieres Sept. 23. Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., KCOP.

Out of the Blue: Set at Sea World in Orlando, Fla., six "multicultural role models" cavort with whales, sea lions, dolphins and other ocean life. Premieres Saturday. Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., KTLA.

Princess Guinevere & The Jewel Riders: Animated action-adventures of three teen gals and their animal best friends who save Avalon from the evil Lady Kale. Premieres Saturday. Saturdays at 7 a.m., KCAL.

Reality Check: Interactive computer adventures with two elementary school kids and a teen computer programming genius in this live-action show. Sundays at 12:30 p.m., KCOP.

Sailor Moon: Popular Japanese animated series on the adventures of a teen who struggles daily to save the world from evildoers comes to the U.S. Premieres Sept. 11. Weekdays at 7:30 a.m., KCOP.

Street Sharks: Four brothers become half-human, half-sharks through DNA experiments of a warped genetic engineer. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., KCOP.

Tenko and the Guardians of Magic: Live-action and animated adventures of Princess Tenko, Japanese magician. Premieres Sept. 17. Sundays at 11:30 a.m., KCOP.

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