CityKids
GenreFamily Entertainment
Created byJeffrey Solomon
Written byJeffrey Solomon
Directed byRick Friedberg, Randall Miller
Starring

Puppeteers:

Voices ofCenophia Mitchell
Elizabeth Regen
Theme music composerRaliegh J Neal II
Opening themeMalik Yoba & Raliegh J Neal II
ComposerRaliegh J Neal II
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producersBrian Henson
Laurie Meadoff-Hill
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesJim Henson Productions
The CityKids Foundation
DistributorThe Jim Henson Company
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18) –
January 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)

CityKids is an American television series that aired late Saturday Mornings on ABC from 1993 to 1994. The show consists primarily of live action performances, interspersed with Muppet segments, courtesy of Jim Henson Productions. These Muppets are composed of original characters designed specifically for the show, not ones taken from Sesame Street or The Muppet Show. These original characters often serve as the Greek chorus for the show, commenting on the situations of the human characters, but not actually interacting with them.

Unlike most shows airing on ABC Saturday Mornings and produced by the Jim Henson Company at the time, CityKids was primarily targeted to a teenage audience, not to mention an urban one. However, the show failed to generate desirable ratings from any demographic, especially the teenage one, and the show was cancelled by ABC after one season.

The show's main theme song was composed by Malik Yoba & Raleigh J Neal II, both also composed other songs for the series[1] and served as Musical Creative Supervisor for the show.

Plot

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Characters

Humans

Puppets

Episodes

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No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Pilot"18 September 1993 (1993-09-18)[2]
2"Becoming a Man"25 September 1993 (1993-09-25)
3"Get a Job"2 October 1993 (1993-10-02)
4"The Curse of Ali Baba"9 October 1993 (1993-10-09)
5"Bye, Bye Reputation"16 October 1993 (1993-10-16)
6"The Mural"23 October 1993 (1993-10-23)
7"Alterations with Attitude"30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
8"Quality Time"13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
9"Rooftop Thanksgiving"20 November 1993 (1993-11-20)
10"Pack of Lies"4 December 1993 (1993-12-04)
11"Love Letters on the Hudson"11 December 1993 (1993-12-11)
12"All My Trials"18 December 1993 (1993-12-18)
13"I Am Woman"29 January 1994 (1994-01-29)

Cast

Puppeteers

Later appearances

References

  1. ^ "Malik Yoba". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved 5 December 2007.
  2. ^ "Kids TV gets a toon up". San Francisco Examiner. 31 August 1993. p. 25. Retrieved 11 September 2021 – via Newspapers.com.