New animated show Harriet the Spy takes one for the tweens [Apple TV+ review]

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Harriet the Spy review: The new kids show serves up some important life lessons.
This one's for the tweens!
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The Jim Henson Company and Apple TV+ teamed up to resurrect Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh’s teen sleuth who’s out to help her friends and neighbors.

Can new animated series Harriet the Spy, which premieres today, secure itself the fanbase other Apple TV+ kids shows have yet to accrue? And is there any way this show could be as big as the books that spawned the series?

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show is the kids show we need [Apple TV+ review]

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Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
Jack McBrayer gets a long-overdue showcase in Apple TV+'s winning new kids show.
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Apple TV+’s new kids show is another musical extravaganza, this time starring the inestimable Jack McBrayer, a comedy veteran with a heart of gold. Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, which debuts today, treats us to the sensibility of someone who wants us to know about life’s challenges and meet them head on in classic Sesame Street fashion.

Will McBrayer’s inoffensive brand of comedy catch on as easily as the OK Go songs on the Hello, Jack! soundtrack? (They’re written expressly to get stuck in your head, BTW.) And can McBrayer become a household name like he ought to be? Here’s hoping so, because if anyone’s earned that, it’s Jack.

Puppy Place is a big hug from a slobbery pooch [Apple TV+ review]

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Puppy Place
Ready for puppy overload?
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Puppy Place, the latest kids show to land on Apple TV+, is a parade of adorable dogs and teachable moments, designed to deliver lessons about personal responsibility and social issues.

Will it become a hit with either kids or the parents looking over their shoulders? In case Instagram goes down again and you need dogs in a hurry, here’s your show.

Wolfboy and the Everything Factory will charm kids who love cartoons [Apple TV+ review]

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Wolfboy and the Everything Factory
Wolfboy and the Everything Factory is the newest Apple TV+ children's show
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The latest Apple TV+ children’s show, the joyously analog Wolfboy and the Everything Factory, is a celebration of creativity. Will it be the first of the Apple TV+ kids shows to make a splash outside of its subscriber base? Time will tell, but its heart is in the right place.

Yo Gabba Gabba! discovers a new home on Apple TV+

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Yo Gabba Gabba! discovers a new home on Apple TV+
Toodee, Foofa, Plex, Brobee and Muno are on their way to Apple’s streaming service.
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A new season of the musical educational show Yo Gabba Gabba! will premier on Apple TV+. Plus, children will soon be able to tune in to Apple’s streaming service to watch previous episodes, which offer music, live-action characters, animation and a very optimistic attitude.

This is part of the growing collection of children’s programming on Apple TV+.

Romp with 3 new kids’ shows on Apple TV+ this fall

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Apple TV+ show Wolfboy and the Everything Factory premieres on September 24.
Apple TV+ show Wolfboy and the Everything Factory premieres on September 24.
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Apple TV+ plans to air three new shows for kids and families in the coming weeks. One is set to debut later in September, while two others premiere in October.

We’ll have to see if any of them can match the critical success of Apple TV+’s award-winning kids’ show Stillwater.