TVLine Items: Teletubbies Are Back, Hulu Nabs The Musketeers and More

If the Teletubbies were a staple of your childhood TV viewing, this news might just make you say, “Eh-oh!”

Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po will be back when 30 new episodes of the children’s series begin airing on Memorial Day.

Starting Monday, May 30, at 8 am, Nick Jr. will unveil an updated version of the show, with fresh installments premiering every weekday until the end of June. Although the reboot will stay true to the original Teletubbies, the characters will have some new gadgets, such as Touch Screen Tummies that broadcast live-action films.

Additionally, the first two seasons of the classic Teletubbies will be available on Noggin, Nickelodeon’s video subscription service for preschoolers, beginning Thursday, May 26.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to BBC’s The Musketeers, with all episodes from Seasons 1 through 3 becoming available in the U.S. this Saturday, May 14.

* In other streaming news, Amazon Prime will house AMC’s six-part miniseries The Night Manager in the U.S., U.K. and Japan, beginning later this year.

* VH1’s Mother’s Day program Dear Mama, in which celebrities honored their mothers, has been renewed as an annual special, Deadline reports.

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  1. MissEllys says:

    Oooh, I’ve been wanting to watch The Musketeers. Go, Hulu!

  2. Lady K says:

    So The Musketeers won’t be on BBCA any longer then?

  3. NOOO! The Teletubbies are back?!

  4. VJ says:

    To bad that S3 of Musketeers is also it’s last. Figured as much when they pushed and pushed the premiere date (was supposed to air in January, still isn’t aired on BBC). But after seeing the first couple episodes of S3 (it is being aired in Canada) I have to say: the feel of the series is so drastically different from S1 and S2 that I can live with it. Just isn’t as fun anymore.

    • Katherine215 says:

      Oh, no, I’m disappointed to hear this. I ADORE this show. I was just looking recently for when season 3 would air. I’m glad we’ll at least get to see it but bummed that S3 isn’t as good and is possibly the last.

  5. B says:

    I’m disappointed that The Musketeers won’t air on BBCA. Also wish it were Netflix to carry all the seasons, but at least they’re landing somewhere for streaming. I’ve really enjoyed the show, although the first season is my favorite.