New Shows, New Times

New Shows, New Times: A Guide to KAMU’s New Schedule

It’s no April Fools’ Day joke; our TV schedule looks different in April. We’re getting an earlier start to our morning kids programming, bringing more variety to your afternoons and throwing it back on Sundays.

Some of your favorite shows will air at different times. We encourage you to explore our additions to the schedule and find more favorites. There’s something for everyone.

  1. PBS KIDS Changes
  2. New Afternoon Additions
  3. New Times for Favorite Shows
  4. No Primetime Changes
  5. Weekend Changes

PBS KIDS Weekday Changes

The first change is to our kids block on weekday mornings. For the last 14 months, PBS KIDS shows have started at 6 a.m. on KAMU. Now, we’re returning to an earlier time, starting fun, educational shows at 5 a.m. while your kiddos get ready for school.

Our kids block will end an hour earlier, too — now at noon instead of 1 p.m. But if you watch us on an antenna or through Optimum, switch to our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel to keep the kids shows coming (12.3 on antenna or Optimum 18). Or, stream PBS KIDS programming for free anytime on or the PBS KIDS Video App.

Our PBS KIDS Schedule Article breaks down the full schedule, including these new changes.

Exercise Programs Leaving the Schedule

The PBS KIDS time change means “Wai Lana Yoga” and “Classical Stretch” will no longer air on KAMU. If you watch us with an antenna, Create TV (12.2) airs “Classical Stretch” at 6 a.m. on Saturdays and 6, 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Several yoga programs also air on Create — view our Create TV schedule to find these shows.

New Afternoon Additions

The biggest change is during weekday afternoons. We’re adding new shows to the schedule, reducing re-runs and providing more variety to our entire week.

Most days will follow themes. While you should check out our TV schedule for the full lineup, we’ve highlighted a few shows we’re excited about:

Noon-1 p.m.: Cooking

Each weekday, enjoy some of our best cooking programs during your lunch.

Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board

Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board
Thursdays at noon

In this mix of cooking and healthy living, Christina Pirello shares fresh Italian and Mediterranean recipes focused on liver, kidney and heart health, and diabetes prevention. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1983, Christina turned to a diet of whole grains and vegetables to aid in her recovery.

Taste Makers

Fridays at noon

Take an eye-opening journey into the heart of the food movement. Host Cat Neville introduces viewers to artisans across the country, exploring how they work, what inspires them and what defines regional food culture. From the icy waters off the coast of Washington to the rolling hills of Missouri to the heart of Chicago, these artisans are defining the flavor of American food.

1-2 p.m.: Travel

After lunch, we’re traveling across the country and around the world with a variety of great travel programs.

Family Travel

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Traveling with family in mind, seasoned guide Colleen Kelly explores must-see locations around the world. She shares expert travel tips and insights to create lasting memories for parents, grandparents and children of all ages. Less hassle = more family fun!

Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker

Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Southern California painter Sean Diediker explores how travel, painting and the human condition go together. Sean travels to natural, spiritual and countercultural sites in Indonesia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Australia and the American West, meeting people and creating an original painting for each episode.

2-3 p.m.: Music

Most afternoons will feature creativity at its finest in the form of various music programs. Monday afternoon is the exception, as “Frankie Drake Mysteries” stays in its previous 2 p.m. timeslot.

Sound on Tap

Sound On Tap
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

Meet up-and-coming artists from Texas and the southwest in this music series produced in West Texas. Enjoy intimate performances in a live session setting and discover new artists to follow.

Song of the Mountains - The Lincoln Theatre

Song of the Mountains
Fridays at 2 p.m.

The best talents in Bluegrass, Americana and old-time music. “Song of the Mountains” features taped live concerts from The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Musical heritage and culture are celebrated in this rousing series.

3-4 p.m.: Arts/DIY

Arts, wellness, gardening and DIY make up our mid-afternoon block.

J Schwanke's Life in Bloom

J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom
Mondays at 3 p.m.

Arts, gardening and wellness come together as host J Schwanke provides a wealth of ideas for bringing the beauty of flowers into your surroundings. He demonstrates how living life surrounded by colorful flowers can reduce stress and enhance happiness.

The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Thursdays at 3 p.m.

TV’s favorite afroed painter is back on KAMU. Bob Ross’ soothing, encouraging voice guides the hobbyist through painting beautiful landscapes. Learn how to paint cascading waterfalls, snow-covered forests, serene lakes and Ross’ trademark “happy little clouds.”

4-5 p.m.: Dramas/Primetime Repeats and a Monthly Theme

As the afternoon wraps up, you can watch a mix of dramas and repeats of popular primetime shows. Additionally, during this hour on Fridays, we’ll pick a show representing a monthly theme. This month we’re featuring Earth-conscious shows for Earth Month, and in May, we’ll feature veteran-related programming in honor of Memorial Day.

New Times for Favorite Shows

To make room for these new shows, many of our other afternoon shows are changing times. View the partial list below to see if one of your favorite shows has a new airtime, or check out our TV schedule for the full lineup.

  • Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television — Moves from Mondays at 1 p.m. to Tuesdays at noon.
  • Midsomer Murders — Airs on most Sundays at 11 p.m., most Thursdays at 10 p.m. and no longer airs in the afternoons.
  • Pati’s Mexican Table — Now airs only on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.
  • Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope —Moves from Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. to Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Antiques Roadshow — Now airs only on Mondays at 7 and 8 p.m.
  • Samantha Brown’s Places to Love — Moves from Tuesdays at 4 p.m. to Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • The Bookmark — Moves from Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. to Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. (also airs Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.)
  • America’s Test Kitchen — Now airs only on Sundays at noon.
  • Rick Steves’ Europe — Moves from Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. to Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Cook’s Country — Moves from Thursdays at 1 p.m. to Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. (also airs Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Daytripper — Moves from Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. to Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
  • Outside: Beyond the Lens — Moves from Fridays at 1 p.m. to Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife — Now airs only on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

No Primetime Changes

We’re not making any changes to our primetime programming. You’ll still see your favorite drama, science, nature, history, arts and public affairs shows. For example, “Antiques Roadshow” keeps rolling along on Mondays at 7 and 8 p.m., “NATURE” and “NOVA” anchor Wednesday nights and an array of arts programs air on Friday nights.

Weekend Changes

Weekends remain consistent with only a few changes happening this month.

On Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., we welcome “MotorWeek” back to the schedule for the first time since spring 2021. The weekly automotive show has been a staple on PBS stations for decades and we’re excited to bring the program back to the Brazos Valley.

On Sundays from 2-4 p.m., we’re throwing things back with a collection of Roy Rogers Cowboy Movies. Each week, watch two hour-long movies featuring the “King of the Cowboys.” These Westerns from the 1930s-50s are sure to entertain.

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