Hart to Host Noggin Tween Transformation

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No fooling, Melissa Joan Hart will return to her Nickelodeon roots.

The star of The WB Television Network's Sabrina the Teenage Witch will
host the April 1 launch of 'The N,' the tween-targeted block of educational
network Noggin, the network announced Monday.

Noggin is a joint venture between Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop.

Hart will emcee the kickoff of The N's 'Fresh-Four-Monday' primetime block
that night and introduce each of the shows comprising that group: A Walk in
Your Shoes
(8 p.m.); Hart's old Nick vehicle, Clarissa Explains It
(8:30 p.m.); DeGrassi: The Next Generation (9 p.m.);
24Seven (9:30 p.m.); and Being Eve (10 p.m.).

Although Noggin will move toward targeting the nine-through-14 set from 6
p.m. to 6 a.m., it will aim at preschoolers for the other 12 hours.

To that end, Noggin will unveil Play with Me Sesame, a new original
series at 9 a.m. A total of 30 episodes have been ordered thus far, and the
series will be stripped seven days per week at the aforementioned time.

The interactive show -- featuring Sesame Street characters Ernie,
Bert, Grover and Prairie Dawn -- will also serve up newly created content on Noggin.com.

Other programs to air within the Noggin preschool block are Sesame Street
and Nickelodeon shows Blue's Clues, Franklin,
, Maisy and Little Bear.