It was a magical day on the island of Sodor when Sir Topham Hatt addressed Thomas and the other useful engines."Everyone, I have news! Following in the footsteps of George Carlin, Ringo Starr and Alec Baldwin.... ""Piggy-pig-pig!" peeped James, making the Troublesome Trucks giggle."Enough outta you," Sir Topham Hatt barked. "Now, where was I? Oh yes. I just read in the Hollywood Reporter that Pierce Brosnan will be the new narrator for the Thomas & Friends TV and DVD series starting with the fall release The Great Discovery.""Well, bust my boiler!" scoffed Thomas. "He's certainly no George Lazenby."
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PreschoolFirst up, Sesame Street (PBS) celebrates the start of Season 37 next week by adding the magical Abby Cadabby, a delightful (if mistake-prone) sprite who represents the first new female Sesame Muppet in more than 13 years. [Look for a TVGuide.com Insider Q&A with Abby on Monday, Aug. 14.] Barney & Friends (Sept. 15, PBS) also waited 13 years to introduce Riff, their new dino character, whose musical imagination helps usher in an era of more varied tunes. New playmates will also populate the worlds of