You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Smurfs’ show on DIC’s turf

26 segs selected on basis of educational merit

“The Smurfs” are back.

DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January.

Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational merit in order to qualify.

“The Smurfs,” which helped define NBC as a Saturday morning ratings juggernaut in the early 1980s, still airs on major broadcast outlets internationally.

More TV

  • Pamela Adlon, Rachel Brosnahan, and Issa

    Why Best Actress in a Comedy Is Emmy's Most Exciting Category (Column)

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • Versus Bows TV Scripted Production With

    Spain's Versus Bows TV Fiction Production With End-Of-The-World Comedy 'Día Cero'

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • Discovery Pitches Cross-Network Ad Package After

    Discovery Pitches 'Premiere' Cross-Network Ad Package Following Scripps Buy

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • Tom Hollander A Private War

    'The Night Manager's' Tom Hollander Joins 'Baptiste' From 'The Missing' Producer

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • Molly Windsor - Leading Actress -

    U.S.'s Sundance Now Takes 'Cheat,' Starring Molly Windsor, Katherine Kelly

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • HBO Orders ‘Storm Over Brooklyn,’ About

    HBO Orders ‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ Documentary About 1989 Murder of Black Teenager

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

  • Seth MacFarlane attends the Fox Networks

    Seth MacFarlane Says He's 'Embarrassed' to Work for Fox

    “The Smurfs” are back. DIC Entertainment has acquired broadcast rights to 26 half-hour episodes of the popular Hanna-Barbera toon, which will begin airing again in January. Show will be seen on DIC Kid’s Network in a three-hour block whose programs meet “core” FCC requirements. The 26 specific episodes were selected on the basis of educational […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content