THOMAS & FRIENDS Announcement

December 29, 2017

WNET regrets to announce that THOMAS & FRIENDS will be removed from the on-air schedule for our stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21, PBS KIDS THIRTEEN and NJTV as of January 1, 2018. The program will also be removed from pbskids.org, PBS KIDS streaming platforms and PBS KIDS apps starting January 1.

Unfortunately, the broadcast rights for THOMAS & FRIENDS are expiring, which happens from time to time with PBS KIDS programming. This means that we will not be able to carry the program on our channels. We will still be airing our beloved programs DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, SESAME STREET, DINOSAUR TRAIN and many others that contribute to the growth, learning and well being of our children.

Again, we regret this change, and appreciate the continued viewer support for WNET, our stations and all of our programming.