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'Curious George': New season premieres with guest star Carol Burnett

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Curious George

Everyone’s favorite monkey is returning to TV screens with a new season of Curious George.

Carol Burnett guest stars in the season premiere as Curious George’s Great Aunt Sylvia, who is coming for a visit. In an exclusive clip from the show, Curious George oh-oh-ah-ahs with excitement when his beloved aunt arrives — and even better, she comes bearing gifts! Little George is happy to unwrap a monkey-sized front loader. As Great Aunt Sylvia explains, “I drove the real thing when I was in construction.” She gets a loving hug as a thank you, but later they discover the front loader is defective. Keeping with its educational theme, the show then follows George and Sylvia as they try to figure out how to fix the toy.

This season, the show’s eighth, will focus on the topic of engineering. Expect to see George building things like a carnival game and pig-training contraption as he figures out how much he can really do if he puts his mind to it and embraces his curiosity.

Curious George returns to PBS KIDS February 10; check local listings for airtime.