Well, I think the jury's still out on whether Yo Gabba Gabba! will be viewed as a kids' TV classic, but at least that jury's gonna get a second season to help make its decision. Well, we knew that before, but now it's ready to go.
Season Two of YGG! starts Monday, Sept. 22nd on Nick Jr. with 80% of a week of original programs. Musical guest stars for the season include The Ting Tings, The Roots, MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, Paul Williams (yeah, Mr. Muppet Movie himself, singing "Rainbow Connection"), Hot Hot Heat, Mates of State, Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Ladytron, Datarock and Money Mark. And more. That's a cool lineup, and even if you don't like it, you'll admit it's pretty hip again. And, yes, Biz Markie and Mark Mothersbaugh are back.
Oh, and Amare Stoudamire's making an appearance. I have no idea why, but, hey, always good to see the Phoenix Suns get some press.
Details on the premiere week -- plus a photo of Amare -- after the jump.
(Times are East Coast/West Coast)
Monday, Sept. 22 (11:30 a.m.) – “Birthday” – Melora Hardin teaches “Dancey Dance”; The Ting Tings perform; Mark Mothersbaugh makes a cameo; Biz Markie in “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment.
Tuesday, Sept. 23 (11:30 a.m.) – “Games” – Mates of State perform; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 (11:30 a.m.) – “Talent” – Amare Stoudemire teaches “Dancey Dance”; Mix Master Mike performs “Cool Trick”; Hot Hot Heat performs; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures Segment.”
Thursday, Sept. 25 (11:30 a.m.) – “Animals” – Jimmy Eat World performs; Mark Mothersbaugh in “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.
Friday, Sept. 26 (11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.) – Encores of “Birthday” and “Talent.”