TVOKids brings you “Sneak Peek Week” from August 25th to the 29th, where TVOKids viewers will get to see the premiere of The Jim Henson Company's "Hi Opie!".
This new live-action preschool series developed in partnership with TVO and produced by Toronto’s marblemedia in association with The Jim Henson Company, follows the social, emotional and intellectual escapades of 5 year old Opie, a new kid in kindergarten and your new puppet friend. Opie and his real kid classmates are in their first year of all-day kindergarten – uncertain just what to expect.
With each new day, Opie learns more about himself, his friends and his two teachers. Each story marks a new chapter in Opie’s personal growth as he participates in, struggles with and inevitably succeeds in kindergarten activities. With a clear and attainable goal, it is the process of learning through play – having fun, asking questions, experimenting with the consequences of one’s actions, persevering through adversity, imagining, and, of course, continuing to be curious – that leads to Opie’s personal growth.
Executive Producers Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, in association with The Jim Henson Company are working with creator and co-Executive Producer Barbara Slade (Angelina Ballerina and Rugrats), series’ Producer Larry Mirkin (Fraggle Rock) and Executive Story Editor Kate Barris (Max & Ruby, Captain Flamingo) to bring Hi Opie! to life. This team will work in collaboration with broadcast partners TVO, City Saskatchewan and Knowledge Network as well as Producer/Director Lowell Dean of Lolofilm Productions Inc., Series Director Phil McCordic and Halle Stanford, who serves as the Executive Producer for The Jim Henson Company.
Watch "Hi Opie!" Sneak Peek: August 25th at 7 am and 12 pm and August 29th at 7 am.
The series premieres on September 1, 2014 and will air daily Monday to Friday at 10:30 am and 1 pm. In addition to the on-air broadcasts, families can play along with Opie in his virtual interactive classroom at tvokids.com/games/hiopie