Kids TV Watch: Mutt & Stuff
Hot on the heels of the ever-popular PAW Patrol, Nickelodeon launches another canine-centric preschool show. Mutt & Stuff stars Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer himself, his son Calvin and a cast of real and puppet doggies, created by the TV masterminds behind the 1970s kids' classic H.R. Pufnstuf (anyone out there old enough to remember it?). MomSpeaker Jennifer Auer previews the new series here.
Nickelodeon is expanding its hit preschool roster with the launch of the inventive Mutt & Stuff, a live-action preschool series created by TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft (with Bradley Zweig).
About Mutt & Stuff
Set in a unique school for dogs, the series stars Calvin Millan and his dad, Cesar, star of Cesar 911 and former star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, interacting with a cast of both real dogs and puppets at a canine school called Mutt & Stuff.
In addition to adorable puppies and unbelievable dog tricks, the series balances moments of heart and comedy with a social-emotional curriculum that helps preschoolers with identifying and managing emotions, building interpersonal awareness and developing social skills. The show also carries a message of pet adoption and responsible pet care based on Cesar Millan's philosophies.
The series follows Calvin Millan and his best friend, Stuff, a larger-than-life dog with a personality to match, as they take preschoolers inside the doors of Mutt & Stuff, a school for dogs, to explore the daily lives of these canine companions. Each episode features incredible tricks, training lessons and high-spirited humor. With the help of 15 playful puppies and charismatic puppets, Calvin educates preschoolers on how to train and guide their dogs as well as showcase the friendship and loyalty that puppies can provide.
Mutt & Stuff premieres today, Fri., July 10 at 10am EST, then airs weekly on Fridays at 10am EST on Nickelodeon.
Jennifer Auer is a South Jersey mom. This post is adapted from her blog, Jersey Family Fun.