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.