Astroblast!, the hit CGI-animated series for preschoolers from Scholastic Media and Sprout, is counting down for 26 exciting episodes, set to take off on NBC starting April 4 at 10am, and I’m hoping you’ll let your readers know to tune in to catch Astroblast! on NBC Kids with their own young astronauts!
Two different stories will air every Saturday morning, kicking-off weeks of zany interplanetary adventures for young fans from coast-to-coast. The high-flying hijinks include everything from taking viewers along on a search for a missing giant peach to concocting the galaxy’s largest smoothie, from going on a treasure hunt to surfing in space – the sky’s the limit!
Astroblast! follows the escapades of Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet, a crew of animals who run the Astroblast Space Station, the coolest hangout in the galaxy, all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. Along with a constantly changing cast of quirky visitors from other planets, the Astroblast Space Station gang cooks up the perfect recipe for promoting positive relationships, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle and physical activity.
The fun begins on April 4 with “A Bird in the Hand.” When Sputnik spots a mysterious bird, she has trouble convincing the rest of the crew that it’s real. But she learns that it’s important to be confident when sharing your ideas – even if others don’t seem to be listening. That story is followed by “Space Safari,” which finds Halley looking everywhere for her favorite surfboard, Neutrino. She assumes her super-cool new surfing friends accidentally took it with them, so she and Comet track them down, only to realize that jumping to conclusions can be a really bad idea.