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PBS picks up ‘Fifi’

Kids' series to air from Jan. 14

LONDON — Cable channel PBS Kids Sprout has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to the latest pre-school series from the creator of “Bob the Builder.”

Produced by the U.K.’s Chapman Entertainment, “Fifi and the Flowertots” will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 14 and will air daily during Sprout’s “The Sunny Side Up Show” morning block.

The deal was secured by U.K. kids’ TV outfit Hit Entertainment, which is a partner in Sprout, along with Comcast, PBS and Sesame Workshop.

The stop-motion animated series has been sold to more than 160 territories worldwide and is the number one pre-school license for girls in the U.K., where it airs on Five and Nick Jr.

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