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This fall, Arthur and his friends are back for a 12th season, In ten all-new episodes, Arthur, D.W., Buster, and the whole gang learn the importance of getting out, getting active, and getting involved in their community. Five new episodes will air throughout the fall, with five additional episodes premiering in spring 2009.

Kicking things off, Joan Rivers lends her voice as Francine’s sharp-tongued grandma, Bubba, in "Is that Kosher?," a special premiere episode about family traditions and communal celebration. In "Room to Ride," Lance Armstrong makes a special trip to Elwood City during an episode about the importance of bike safety and good citizenship.

"This fall is an especially crucial time for kids to learn the importance of voting and community involvement,” said Executive Producer Pierre Valette. “We’re so happy that Arthur and his friends — with the help of familiar faces like Lance Armstrong — continue to help bring awareness and understanding to kids about what’s going on in their world."

Additional episodes premiering this fall include "The Chronicles of Buster," where Buster’s obsession with an epic film series on DVD starts to take a toll on his friendship with Arthur; "D.W.’s Stray Netikin," where D.W. panics after a scary clown virus ruins the Read family computer; and "On this Spot," where Arthur is thrilled to learn that the legendary Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City — but wonders how he can get his friends to care more about local history than celebrity sightings.

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This fall, Arthur and his friends are back for a 12th season, In ten all-new episodes, Arthur, D.W., Buster, and the whole gang learn the importance of getting out, getting active, and getting involved in their community. Five new episodes will air throughout the fall, with five additional episodes premiering in spring 2009.

Kicking things off, Joan Rivers lends her voice as Francine’s sharp-tongued grandma, Bubba, in "Is that Kosher?," a special premiere episode about family traditions and communal celebration. In "Room to Ride," Lance Armstrong makes a special trip to Elwood City during an episode about the importance of bike safety and good citizenship.

"This fall is an especially crucial time for kids to learn the importance of voting and community involvement,” said Executive Producer Pierre Valette. “We’re so happy that Arthur and his friends — with the help of familiar faces like Lance Armstrong — continue to help bring awareness and understanding to kids about what’s going on in their world."

Additional episodes premiering this fall include "The Chronicles of Buster," where Buster’s obsession with an epic film series on DVD starts to take a toll on his friendship with Arthur; "D.W.’s Stray Netikin," where D.W. panics after a scary clown virus ruins the Read family computer; and "On this Spot," where Arthur is thrilled to learn that the legendary Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City — but wonders how he can get his friends to care more about local history than celebrity sightings.

    • EPISODE 1

    Is That Kosher? / Never, Never, Never

    Joan Rivers lends her voice as Francine’s sharp-tongued grandma, Bubba, in this episode about family traditions and communal celebration. Francine’s convinced that she can fast on Yom Kippur just like her older sister. But then Arthur wins a free pizza party for all his friends for that very same day! Will Francine be able to resist? With Bubba’s help, Francine learns that there’s more to the special holiday than making it through a fast. / Since Grandma Thora gives D.W. so many gifts, it must mean she really loves her, right? When D.W’s extra toys fall into the hands of the destructive Tibble twins, she worries that no one loves her anymore—until Arthur comes to the rescue and proves that giving gifts isn’t the only way of showing you care.

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    • 28 Minutes

    Joan Rivers lends her voice as Francine’s sharp-tongued grandma, Bubba, in this episode about family traditions and communal celebration. Francine’s convinced that she can fast on Yom Kippur just like her older sister. But then Arthur wins a free pizza party for all his friends for that very same day! Will Francine be able to resist? With Bubba’s help, Francine learns that there’s more to the special holiday than making it through a fast. / Since Grandma Thora gives D.W. so many gifts, it must mean she really loves her, right? When D.W’s extra toys fall into the hands of the destructive Tibble twins, she worries that no one loves her anymore—until Arthur comes to the rescue and proves that giving gifts isn’t the only way of showing you care.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Room to Ride / The Frensky Family Fiasco?

    Lance Armstrong makes a special trip to Elwood City in this episode about bicycling and good citizenship. Wanting more room to ride, Binky and his friends take to the streets to convince residents to vote for new bike safety lanes. When all hope seems lost, Lance gives Binky support and encouragement never to give up his cause. / Francine wants the Frenskys to be closer, so she proposes a weekly Family Night. But spending quality time together turns out to be harder than expected. How many burnt pizzas and card-playing fights can one family handle? Maybe they all can learn that togetherness itself is more important than observing an organized activity.

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    • 27 Minutes

    Lance Armstrong makes a special trip to Elwood City in this episode about bicycling and good citizenship. Wanting more room to ride, Binky and his friends take to the streets to convince residents to vote for new bike safety lanes. When all hope seems lost, Lance gives Binky support and encouragement never to give up his cause. / Francine wants the Frenskys to be closer, so she proposes a weekly Family Night. But spending quality time together turns out to be harder than expected. How many burnt pizzas and card-playing fights can one family handle? Maybe they all can learn that togetherness itself is more important than observing an organized activity.

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    D.W.'s Stray Netkitin / Bats In the Belfry

    D.W. is panicked when a “Scary Clown” virus ruins the Read family computer. Who will take care of her virtual Netkitin pet? “Tickly” needs her hair brushed just so and will only eat Net Nibbles! So D.W. turns to Arthur and Emily for help—but is she really ready to give up control? / Arthur and D.W. are thrilled when Grandma Thora lets them turn her attic into a clubhouse. They each have their own fantasy vision of what it should look like... but their argument is interrupted by the appearance of a very real bat! Will the bat threaten their new play space? Or can they appreciate meeting this unfamiliar creature?

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    • 27 Minutes

    D.W. is panicked when a “Scary Clown” virus ruins the Read family computer. Who will take care of her virtual Netkitin pet? “Tickly” needs her hair brushed just so and will only eat Net Nibbles! So D.W. turns to Arthur and Emily for help—but is she really ready to give up control? / Arthur and D.W. are thrilled when Grandma Thora lets them turn her attic into a clubhouse. They each have their own fantasy vision of what it should look like... but their argument is interrupted by the appearance of a very real bat! Will the bat threaten their new play space? Or can they appreciate meeting this unfamiliar creature?

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    For the Birds / Ungifted

    Brain dreams of being the first to spot a rare bird species called the green-tailed grebe. When Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club at school, Brain is panicked! What if someone finds the grebe first and ruins his chances at fame and fortune? Or, can Brain learn that nature is a gift meant for everyone to share? / Buster’s always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this “favor debt.” But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?

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    • 27 Minutes

    Brain dreams of being the first to spot a rare bird species called the green-tailed grebe. When Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club at school, Brain is panicked! What if someone finds the grebe first and ruins his chances at fame and fortune? Or, can Brain learn that nature is a gift meant for everyone to share? / Buster’s always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this “favor debt.” But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    The Chronicles of Buster / On This Spot

    Buster is obsessed with the extended DVD version of the epic film “The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia,” with 1001 hours of behind-the-scenes footage! In fact, he’s so engrossed that he neglects his training for a class rock-climbing trip. After jeopardizing his relationship with best friend and climbing partner, Arthur, Buster finally learns that special effects can’t take the place of hard work when conquering real mountains. / Arthur is thrilled to learn that Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City! He rallies the residents to mark the spot of the legend’s visit with a monument—but is dismayed when his friends care more about celebrity sightings than local history. Can Arthur get them to see the specialness of their city’s spots?

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    • 27 Minutes

    Buster is obsessed with the extended DVD version of the epic film “The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia,” with 1001 hours of behind-the-scenes footage! In fact, he’s so engrossed that he neglects his training for a class rock-climbing trip. After jeopardizing his relationship with best friend and climbing partner, Arthur, Buster finally learns that special effects can’t take the place of hard work when conquering real mountains. / Arthur is thrilled to learn that Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City! He rallies the residents to mark the spot of the legend’s visit with a monument—but is dismayed when his friends care more about celebrity sightings than local history. Can Arthur get them to see the specialness of their city’s spots?

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    The Cherry Tree / Matchmaker

    Muffy will do anything to have a gigantic Dream Bouncy Castle at her party, or so she thinks. When her favorite cherry tree is cut down to make room for the castle in her yard, she starts to have regrets. Then to make matters worse, she learns that cutting down trees hurts the environment, too. What can Muffy do to fix the damage she’s done? / Francine and Muffy scheme to set up their older siblings Chip and Catherine. If the two got married that would make the girls sisters! But plans go awry, and Francine and Muffy decide that merging families may not be for the best.

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    • 28 Minutes

    Muffy will do anything to have a gigantic Dream Bouncy Castle at her party, or so she thinks. When her favorite cherry tree is cut down to make room for the castle in her yard, she starts to have regrets. Then to make matters worse, she learns that cutting down trees hurts the environment, too. What can Muffy do to fix the damage she’s done? / Francine and Muffy scheme to set up their older siblings Chip and Catherine. If the two got married that would make the girls sisters! But plans go awry, and Francine and Muffy decide that merging families may not be for the best.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    War of the Worms / I Owe You One

    Brain is always taking the fun out of Fern's storytelling by correcting her facts. She decides to teach him a lesson by spinning a tall tale that he can't help but believe. But things gets out of hand, when Fern convinces Brain that there really are giant worms attacking Elwood City! / Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this favor debt. But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?

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    • 28 Minutes

    Brain is always taking the fun out of Fern's storytelling by correcting her facts. She decides to teach him a lesson by spinning a tall tale that he can't help but believe. But things gets out of hand, when Fern convinces Brain that there really are giant worms attacking Elwood City! / Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this favor debt. But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    The Black Out / Mei Lin Takes a Stand

    It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions! / Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of Hanzan-Niis who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble?

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    • 28 Minutes

    It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions! / Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of Hanzan-Niis who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble?

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Home Sweet Home / Do You Believe In Magic

    Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. / Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. When Buster is hired as the magician for DW's birthday party, Arthur is tempted to show the kids that Buster's tricks aren't so magical after all. Or, will Arthur step in and help his friend after all?

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    • 28 Minutes

    Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all. / Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. When Buster is hired as the magician for DW's birthday party, Arthur is tempted to show the kids that Buster's tricks aren't so magical after all. Or, will Arthur step in and help his friend after all?

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    The Perfect Game / D.W.'s Furry Freak Out

    Francine is excited for Mr. Ratburn's coolest assignment yet he's asked them to design their very own model cities! From minarets to fancy lights, Francine's got plenty of good ideas. But as the deadline looms, she's so obsessed with making everything perfect, that she can't seem to get anything done at all. / D.W. finds a stray kitten and begs to keep it after all, Arthur has his own dog! But the unbearably cute kitten soon turns out to be a lot more than D.W. can handle and wrecks havoc (and fur balls) all over her life. Maybe D.W. isn't quite ready for a pet after all?

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    • 28 Minutes

    Francine is excited for Mr. Ratburn's coolest assignment yet he's asked them to design their very own model cities! From minarets to fancy lights, Francine's got plenty of good ideas. But as the deadline looms, she's so obsessed with making everything perfect, that she can't seem to get anything done at all. / D.W. finds a stray kitten and begs to keep it after all, Arthur has his own dog! But the unbearably cute kitten soon turns out to be a lot more than D.W. can handle and wrecks havoc (and fur balls) all over her life. Maybe D.W. isn't quite ready for a pet after all?

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    • 28 Minutes
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