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Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Common Sense Media shares ratings for three new fall shows for kids and families, plus what to anticipate in the November release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.

The Muppets, fairy tales, and the Guardians of the Galaxy have all been revamped for fall kids’ TV this year, but which are worth the DVR space? Common Sense Media shares its ratings of The Muppets, Goldie & Bear, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and a brief synopsis. Plus, what you can expect in the final installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.

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The Muppets (ABC)

four out of five stars
Recommended Age: 10+
This edgy, witty office comedy is a fun pick for Muppets fans.


Goldie & Bear (Disney Junior)

four out of five stars
Recommended Age: 4+
A sweet preschool show that blends fairy tale characters’ stories.


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD)

two out of five
Recommended Age: 7+
The ragtag hero bunch’s continuing story is violent but fun.


In Theaters Nov. 20: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Parents need to know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 is the final installment in The Hunger Games franchise based on the best-selling YA series by Suzanne Collins. Now that Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has been rescued, Gale (Liam Hemsworth) begins to use controversial strategies to convince the other districts to join the rebellion. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), President Coin (Julianne Moore), and District 13 prepare for war against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) as unrest begins to grow in Panem, and the revolution moves closer to the Capitol. Fans of the trilogy should expect lots of violence and action in the bloody battle scenes as the series comes to a close.

Main photo: A still from The Muppets

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