Universal Kids (formerly known as PBS Kids Sprout and Sprout) is a 24-hour kids and family channel that The Wiggles have been a part of since 2009. On the first week of their welcome to Sprout, a new early morning programming block, Wiggly Waffle, premiered with all the Wiggles TV series' premieres. It featured Sam Wiggle as the Yellow Wiggle.
Wiggly Waffle ran from 6am to 9am each weekday. All their TV shows air at 4:30 pm ET on the Sprout Sharing Show. They also guest starred on the Sunny Side Up Show (including Captain Feathersword sometime).
In September 2012, with the return of Greg Wiggle, Greg guest starred along with the other Wiggles to sing a few songs. They also launched a new song called Sprout Around the Clock to promote their first week on Sprout, and introduced a new character from the Wiggly Waffle block, Juicebox Pick.
The new generation Wiggles were introduced in 2013 when the PBS Kids brand was dropped from the channel's name, and starred on the Sunny Side Up Show and sang their new song, Do the Propeller! and played a guessing game about the coloured shirts, where Lachy mentioned that his shirt is the same colour as Barney.
On June 20, 2015, the show left Sprout and returned on June 5, 2017, three months before the channel's rebrand to Universal Kids. Universal Kids currently airs Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!.
Ready, Steady, Wiggle! was removed from their schedule on March 11, 2019, a month before the channel rebranded again on April 11, 2019. However, it was removed from their schedule on May 1, 2020, however, it's 3rd series will air on the network in 2021 after The Wiggles' World.
Timeline of The Wiggles on Universal Kids
August 24, 2009:
August 19, 2013: Series 7 episodes were added and Series 6 were removed from the channel.
June 20, 2015: Series 1-5, and 7 episodes were removed from the channel.
June 5, 2017:
October 9, 2017:
March 11, 2019:
May 1, 2020:
Times The Wiggles are currently shown on Universal Kids
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!
List of The Wiggles TV series on Universal Kids
- TV Series 1 (12-minute version; exclusive)
- TV Series 2 (11-minute version; exclusive)
- Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! (11-minute version)
- The Wiggles Show! (11-minute version)
- Wiggle and Learn (11-minute version)
- Ready, Steady, Wiggle!
- Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!
- The Wiggles' World
- While Sprout's Wiggly Waffle aired Wiggles episodes with Sam as the yellow Wiggle, The Sprout Sharing Show aired Wiggles episodes from seasons 1 to 7, including the ones with Greg as the yellow Wiggle before his 5 year exit, as well as the debut of the Current Wiggles, Emma, Lachy and Simon.
- Wiggly Waffle only aired Sam-era episodes, while The Sprout Sharing Show aired the Greg-era episodes and Generation 3.
- Sprout cut down many episodes to an 11-minute runtime, removing certain segments and songs.