Donkey Hodie and new PBS KIDS schedule coming to Iowa PBS!

A new, whimsical PBS KIDS puppet series is coming to Iowa PBS this spring! Donkey Hodie and her pals will empower kids to dream big, work hard and never give up. The series premieres on statewide Iowa PBS on May 3 at 9 a.m. with two back-to-back episodes.

Donkey Hodie follows the title character in adventures alongside her friends Purple Panda, Duck Duck, Bob Dog and her Grampy Hodie, the founder of Someplace Else and the original Fred Rogers character in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show features new original music along with reimagined versions of Fred’s iconic songs to reinforce and underscore each story’s positive message.

The series will air on Iowa PBS’s primary channel weekdays at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and on Iowa PBS KIDS .2 weekdays at 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.

Those who can’t wait for the premiere can join Iowa PBS virtually on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. for a preview followed by an easy at-home activity led by an Iowa PBS educator. For more information and to register for free tickets, please visit iowapbs.org/events.

To accommodate the addition of Donkey Hodie, new PBS KIDS schedules will also debut on Monday, May 3. The new weekday schedules for Iowa PBS .1 and Iowa PBS KIDS .2 can be seen below.

Iowa PBS .1 Weekdays

6:30 a.m.

Wild Kratts

7 a.m.

Hero Elementary

7:30 a.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

8 a.m.

Curious George

8:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

9 a.m.

Donkey Hodie

9:30 a.m.

Elinor Wonders Why

10 a.m.

Sesame Street

10:30 a.m.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

11 a.m.

Dinosaur Train

11:30 a.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Noon

Peg + Cat

12:30 p.m.

Donkey Hodie

1 p.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

1:30 p.m.

Let’s Go Luna!

2 p.m.

Nature Cat

2:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

3 p.m.

Molly of Denali

3:30 p.m.

Ready Jet Go!

4 p.m.

Wild Kratts

4:30 p.m.

Arthur

5 p.m.

Odd Squad


Iowa PBS KIDS .2 Weekdays

5 a.m.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

5:30 a.m.

Ready Jet Go!

6 a.m.

Peg + Cat

6:30 a.m.

Super Why!

7 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

7:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

8 a.m.

Sesame Street

8:30 a.m.

Elinor Wonders Why

9 a.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

9:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Train

10 a.m.

Let’s Go Luna!

10:30 a.m.

Nature Cat

11 a.m.

Nature Cat

11:30 a.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

Noon

Molly of Denali

12:30 p.m.

Hero Elementary

1 p.m.

Cyberchase

1:30 p.m.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

2 p.m.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

2:30 p.m.

Elinor Wonders Why

3 p.m.

Donkey Hodie

3:30 p.m.

Curious George

4 p.m.

Curious George

4:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

5 p.m.

Molly of Denali

5:30 p.m.

Hero Elementary

6 p.m.

Wild Kratts

6:30 p.m.

Wild Kratts

7 p.m.

Odd Squad

7:30 p.m.

Odd Squad

8 p.m.

Arthur

8:30 p.m.

Arthur

9 p.m.

Cyberchase

9:30 p.m.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

10 p.m.

Pinkalicious and Peterrific

10:30 p.m.

Elinor Wonders Why

11 p.m.

Donkey Hodie

11:30 p.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood


The Sunday morning PBS KIDS schedules on Iowa PBS .1 and the weekend schedule on Iowa PBS KIDS .2 will also be changing beginning May 8 and 9.

Iowa PBS .1 Sundays

7 a.m.

Hero Elementary

7:30 a.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

8 a.m.

Curious George

8:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger

9 a.m.

Donkey Hodie

9:30 a.m.

Cyberchase

10 a.m.

Wild Kratts


Iowa PBS KIDS .2 Weekends

5 a.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

5:30 a.m.

WordWorld

6 a.m.

Splash and Bubbles

6:30 a.m.

PEEP and the Big Wide World

7 a.m.

Sid the Science Kid

7:30 a.m.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

8 a.m.

Donkey Hodie

8:30 a.m.

Elinor Wonders Why

9 a.m.

Sesame Street

9:30 a.m.

Esme & Roy

10 a.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

10:30 a.m.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific

11 a.m.

Dinosaur Train

11:30 a.m.

Let’s Go Luna!

Noon

Martha Speaks

12:30 p.m.

Nature Cat

1 p.m.

Cyberchase

1:30 p.m.

WordGirl

2 p.m.

Hero Elementary

2:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

3 p.m.

Molly of Denali

3:30 p.m.

Arthur

4 p.m.

Odd Squad

4:30 p.m.

Wild Kratts

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

PBS Family Night

9 p.m.

Cyberchase

9:30 p.m.

WordGirl

10 p.m.

Hero Elementary

10:30 p.m.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

11 p.m.

Molly of Denali

11:30 p.m.

Arthur

 

PBS KIDS programming is available to livestream, with many shows on-demand, at iowapbs.org/kids-tv and through the PBS KIDS Video App on mobile devices and streaming services, including iOS, Android, Amazon, YouTube TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and the PBS KIDS Plug & Play.

In addition to its statewide broadcast, Iowa PBS .1 is available to livestream on iowapbs.org/watch, pbs.org/livestream, the PBS Video App and YouTube TV. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.org, Facebook and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android and many streaming devices.