Curious George® Premieres its 7th Season with an Australian Adventure Featuring Bindi Irwin

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Curious George, television's number one series for preschoolers[*], opens its seventh season on PBS KIDS with a trip down under and a special appearance by animal conservationist Bindi Irwin. In "Monkey Down Under," George and The Man with the Yellow Hat head south for an Australian Outback Adventure. While The Man with the Yellow Hat goes sea cow sightseeing, George stays behind to investigate a set of giant footprints in the sand. Could it be a mysterious hopping clown rabbit? Or perhaps...a baby kangaroo?! Tune-in as Bindi teaches George about koalas, emus, kangaroos and more starting Monday, December 3, 2012 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
"I was so excited to be a part of Curious George," says Bindi Irwin. "He's my favorite monkey, I've loved him my whole life. It's wonderful he could help me teach kids about the beaut bonza animals that live around my home at Australia Zoo."

The season premiere is followed by two more brand-new episodes airing Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4-5 (check local listings). A complete list of new episodes and storylines airing that week is detailed below:

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Monkey Down Under" G'Day Mate! George and The Man with the Yellow Hat visit the land down under for an Australian outback safari adventure! While the Man goes sightseeing for sea cows, George stays behind to investigate footprints in the sand. Could it be a mysterious hopping clown rabbit? Or perhaps...a baby kangaroo!

"Bright Lights, Little Monkey" George, Allie, and Bill go on a late-night search for a mysterious creature - the Perseids. But taking pictures in the dark is hard enough without making noise that would scare away their camera-shy guests. They'll need a new way to a flash!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"We Otter Be Friends" After an otter swims away with Mr. Quint's boat keys, a stranded George tries everything he can to retrieve them. But the otter is a faster swimmer, a quicker runner, and a better hider than George. Can George out-otter the otter and get the keys back?

"Sir George and the Dragon" George is starring in his first play. Under the hot stage lights, George falls asleep and dreams he's a guarding a medieval castle! Can the clever monkey figure out how to keep Dragon Charkie out of the castle and be the hero of the play?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"Hundley Jr." What's long, low to the ground, and loves to clean milkweed off the lobby floor? Hundley's newest friend and caterpillar, Hundley Jr! But when Hundley is torn between looking after the lobby and caring for his new friend, he turns his lobby duties over - to a monkey!

"Curious George Gets Winded" Bill needs one more newspaper delivery to win the coveted Golden Pouch, but a big snowfall ruins his chances. Even with George's help, there's no way he can deliver all those papers in time. Can George's monkey-made wind sled help the duo sail to victory?

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