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New LPS Series to Debut in April

Littlest Pet Shop will get yet another reboot with a new show on Discovery Family debuting on April 14th at noon ET/11am CT after My Little Pony:  Friendship is Magic. LPS had a show on Discovery Family (neé The Hub) from 2012 to 2016 lasting 104 episodes (also following MLP on the channel), but could not match the popularity of its fellow brand.

At Toy Fair NYC, it was announced by Hasbro that LPS was reassigned at a Emerging Brand while Baby Alive became the seventh franchise brand. LPS had been a franchise brand for a decade.

Back to the show, there will be no humans this time and the pet shop is central to a pet town called “Paw-tucket” (sharing its name with the home of Hasbro’s headquarters).

According to the press release from Discovery Family:

LITTLEST PET SHOP: A WORLD OF OUR OWN follows the many adventures of six cool and very different friends: Roxie, a lovable, supremely optimistic Boston Terrier; Jade, a Bombay short-hair with tons of catitude; Trip, a sweet-spirited hamster macho goofball; Quincy, an anxiety-prone, risk-averse fainting pygmy goat; Edie, a parakeet whose personality is a reflection of the 14-year-old drama-queen girl she lives with, and Bev, a cheerful, positive and supportive box turtle with a proclivity for self-improvement – she wants to be the best Bev she can be!

Fifty-two episodes have been ordered and will premiere with back-to-back episodes on April 14th. A collection of digital shorts appeared on YouTube previewing the show last year featuring Bev taking viewers on a tour of Paw-Tucket.


Editor’s Note: In case our one reader is wondering, we’ve been without access to the back end of the site for the past month due to some server errors.  Considering we’re basically a ghost town now a days, doubt many noticed, and it wasn’t exactly high on our priority list.  Wish it was different, but “blog news” sites have been slowly strangled by social media, or you know the fact we went from posting 4 things a day to 4 things a month, if even that.  Its been fun, and we still plan on crawling along like a zombie missing its lower half, but do not be surprised if you tune into the site one day to find an archive dedicated to Derpy Hooves (our original intent when we started in 2010).  Other than that, we’ll still be doing that other thing we’ve always done, you know, Spazz’s special cookies.

Ratings Report: SU, LPS, MLP, and WoY


Steven Universe concluded the “In Too Deep” arc with an estimated viewership of 1.552 million viewers for “Hit the Diamond” last Thursday on Cartoon Network. For the five episode of the “In Too Deep” arc, the average was 1.542 million per episode. Next up tonight, is “Steven Floats” for the US audience at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network as it was already shown in France on May 22nd.

Littlest Pet Shop concluded its four-year run with 204,000 estimated viewers for Part 1 and 163,000 for Part 2 of “Littlest Pet Street.” The 204K was the highest mark since the Season Four premier episodes. The Season Four average concludes with 142,923 per episode. The Season Three average was 152,500.

MLP hit a bit of a low, last Saturday. “Flutter Brutter” drew an estimated 177,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That puts the Season Six average at 252,455 after 11 episodes. Next up is “Spice Up Your Life” before the summer break at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Wander Over Yonder went up from its low from the previous week. The pairing of “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” drew an estimated 230,000 viewers last Monday on Disney XD. The Season Two average now stands at 421,300 with five episodes to go. Next up is “The Sick Day” and “The Sky Guy” on Monday at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Salem and Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.


LPS Review: “Littlest Pet Street”


Rest In Peace

Well, this is it. The 103rd and 104th and final episodes of Littlest Pet Shop. Mrs. T is getting ready for the grand opening of Littlest Pet Street which includes a cinema for people and their pets. However, she is incredibly paranoid that Fisher Biskit would try to sabotage it. This is especially incredible considering that the Biskits have mostly been an afterthought in Season Four apart from the appearance of Mrs. Biskit, and they are barely seen in this episode (and not at all in Part 2). It’s fine to be nervous about advertising the opening of Littlest Pet Street and other things, but given what we’ve seen this season, fretting over Fisher Biskit is just not one of the them.

Meanwhile, the Pets are wanting to make of movie of their own for the cinema and have the use of Blythe’s smartphone. Of course, Russel tries to be Steven Spielberg, but needs other things like a script. On the publicity side, Blythe manages to get a internet pet sensation named Feline Meow to make an appearance. The only thing is that she needs to be flown to Downtown City from Bermuda among other demands as if Svengallop made them.

Of course, there’s a storm and the plane needs to make an emergency landing on an island. Of course, there’s damage to the plane and it won’t fly. They do turn it into a boat, but need a rhino (that somehow lives on said island) to push it into the lake and get a humpback whale to get it to Downtown City in quicktime.

All the while, Youngmee tries to buy time by having Zoe, then Pepper, and then Vinnie dress as Feline. It doesn’t go well with Zoe because the idea of dressing as a cat doesn’t go well with a dog to begin with, and Dr. Handsomeface is there and Zoe is still upset with him criticizing her singing from  “Un-vetted”. Pepper’s turn goes awry when Fuzzy from “Steamed” arrives and Pepper gets nervous and emits a bad scent. Vinnie only works for a while because Mrs. T.

Meanwhile, Penny Ling, Russell, Minka, and Sunil are with Blythe, Roger, and Feline Meow on the island. After getting off the island, Feline admits that she was jealous of the other pets getting along making the film even though there were missteps on the way and Roger has always known that Blythe could talk to animals and vice-versa, since Roger’s wife was able to do so. He was just waiting to Blythe to disclose it on her own terms.

Because this is a series finale for all intents and purposes, I am not going to give this episode a grade. It just doesn’t feel right to give one. The problems with plot convenience were especially omnipresent in Part 2 with the rhino on the island between Bermuda and Downtown City and the whale just passing by, but there were some good moments with song and its movie parodies and Roger’s use of Bermuda shorts for the sail.

It’s always sad to see a series you like go. Yes, I gave low grades to episodes from time to time, but the show also had great episodes and it did make it to 100. So, we at Derpy News would like to thank the cast and crew of Littlest Pet Shop on 104 episodes and four seasons on the Hub/Discovery Family. Thanks for the memories!

  • Best Season Four episode:  “Petnapper!”
  • Worst Season Four episode:  “The Tiniest Animal Store”
  • Best Episodes in the series: “The Secret Recipe”, “Petnapper!”, and “Lights, Camera, Mongoose”


Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and WoY

A little change to these ratings reports is coming. We’ll do these on Tuesday since Wander Over Yonder has returned for its final run and Star vs. the Forces of Evil is coming as well on Monday nights.

Speaking of Wander, it’s return went up against Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Final and suffered it’s lowest marks since the duo of “The Date” and “The Buddies” back in October 2014. “The Hot Shot” and “The Night Out” drew an estimated 193,000 last Monday night on Disney XD. That is the lowest mark for this season and the Season Two average is now 431,368 per episode with six 11-minute and one last 22-minute episode left.

Next up is “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” on Monday night at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

For MLP, some people did take a day off, but not many. “Applejack’s ‘Day’ Off” drew an estimated 229,000 last Saturday on Discovery Family  It’s off 9% from last week. The Season Six average after 10 episodes now stands at 260,000 per episode.

Next up is “Flutter Brutter” on Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Littlest Pet Shop experience another gain in viewership as its run nears an end. “Seeing Red” drew an estimated 159,000 viewers on Discovery Family  making that the highest mark since “Snipmates” earlier this season. It is the highest mark so far for the second half of this final season. The Season Four average for LPS now stands at 139,500.

The two-part series finale is next Saturday as “Littlest Pet Street” gets set to open at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Ratings information comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.


LPS Review: “Seeing Red”

In the B-plot, Blythe is writing a short story based on how her parents met as teenagers from her Mom’s journal. That leads to the A-plot about Miss Ocular Gushers Penny Ling and her curiosity about a red panda visitor named Scarletta and wanting to be tough like her. Penny Ling is being tired of the perception that she’s the “cute and sensitive” one. To prove it, she accepts Scarletta’s offer to go to a meeting of the Tough Panda Club in the park.

Meanwhile, Roger, in his deep cleaning day, accidentally turns on Blythe’s screen to the part of the short story where “R” wants to run off with “B” to be together. Of course, Roger jumps to the conclusion that the “B” is Blythe and is goofier than usual and becomes George Jetson in Jetsons episodes centering around Judy Jetson and a boy.

Blythe follows Penny Ling to the park, but for obvious reasons, cannot tell her Dad why she is going to the park, which is what Roger fears is to run off with secret boyfriend “R”. Penny Ling arrives at the rendezvous point, but there is no meeting. Scarletta just assumed that since Penny Ling is a panda, she wanted to see how tough she could be. Of course, Blythe tells a following Roger that the “R” is him and the “B” is Betty—Blyhte’s Mom.

It feels like the nice aside story to what will be the series finale, next Saturday. And, that’s all there is too it apart from addressing Penny Ling’s ocular gushers. Other than that, there’s really not much into this episode.

Pluses and Minuses:

+  Penny Ling

–  Roger jumping to a typical “father” conclusion



Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and SU

For My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, it was an up week last week. “The Saddle Row Review” drew an estimated 252,000 viewers, last Saturday on Discovery Family. That is the third most-viewed episode outside the Season Six preview. The Season Six average is now 263,444 after nine episodes. This Saturday, it’s “Applejack’s Day Off” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Three episodes to go for Littlest Pet Shop, but it might going out on a high (relatively speaking). “LPS: The Moosical” drew an estimated 128,000 viewers on Discovery Family for a second straight viewership increase. The Season Four average after 23 episodes now stands at 138,652 viewers per episode. Next up is “Seeing Red” at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Steven Universe was slightly off from last week. “Barn Mates” drew an estimated 1.371 million viewers on Cartoon Network on Thursday night. That was the most-viewed original show on Cartoon Network on Thursday just about both Regular Show and Adventure Time. Next up is “Hit the Diamond” next Thursday at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.


LPS Review: “LPS – The Moosical”


Look a moose! No, really! There is a moose. The moose named Fleur is in the daycamp as her habitat at the conservation center is being renovated and she sings when she gets nervous. Because she is “1/4 Canadian” Blythe hears her sing lovely. Everyone else, though, hears “a trash can being shot out of a cannon into a fireworks factory.” Since Mrs. Twombly is about to reunite with her former quartet via a Skype-type service since Littlest Pet Street is opening soon, Blythe needs to make Fleur relax.

One way she relaxes is when she is with her favorite stick back at the conservation center. When Sunil and Vinnie go to retrieve it, they come upon a moose named Hammy Jumbo and he has a crush on Fleur because of her singing and thinks they can make a wonderful duo since he also dances.

To stall time, Blythe and Mrs. T. fake connection problems until Fleur can relax. The two moose sing and it unwittingly assists Mrs. T as she practices pitch with her fellow Songbirds. I wonder if we will see the moose again.

Anyway, this was a funny episode, though it appeared that they hand-waived the fact that Blythe hears beautiful singing and everyone hears “a jet engine being dragged behind a dump truck covered in bubble wrap.” Of course, there are moose in Canada, and they have French-Canadian accents, and the voice actors are all Canadian, so…I still call hand wave.

To be fair, it’s really the only flaw of the episode, but a significant one because they didn’t explain why everyone else only hears moose calls. It would be a nitpick to discuss the fake connection problems and seniors not being the most astute with computers. It was still a funny episode nonetheless.

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Humor
  • +  Moose!
  • +  Mrs. T’s many talents
  • –  Blythe able to hear actual singing is a hand-wave