'Odd Squad' returns in February with new agents, new episodes
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"Odd Squad" returns with new episodes Feb. 17.

Season 3 of Odd Squad will premiere Feb. 17 with a new special and new agents.

In the special Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings, new Agents Opal and Omar are tired of their quiet post at the Arctic Odd Squad headquarters. Then Opal thinks she uncovers a legendary Odd Artifact: a 44-leaf clover. Trouble is, villains also are hot on its trail.

Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings will air at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on Panhandle PBS. It will air at 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 7 a.m. and 3 and 11 p.m. Feb. 20 and 6 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23 on PBS Kids.

Featuring 20 new half-hour episodes, this season of the popular live-action show will take viewers along on adventures all around the world, as Odd Squad hits the road in a Mobile Unit for the first time.

The upcoming season will introduce an all-new cast of four intrepid agents—Opal (Valentina Herrera), Omar (Jayce Alexander), Oswald (Gavin MacIver-Wright, HeartlandSesame Street), and Orla (Alyssa Hidalgo, “Got Milk” campaign) — who will travel together in their custom-outfitted Odd Squad van to tackle oddness wherever they find it.

The agents will report back to Ms. O (Millie Davis, Orphan Black), who has been promoted to “The Big O” in the new season.

As they travel from New York City to Pittsburgh, Australia to Zambia, and beyond, the agents encounter a range of mysterious characters, including the villainous Sand Queen, played by Academy Award-nominated actress Toni Collette.

In the summer of 2020, fans will get the chance to listen in to the first-ever Odd Squad podcast. Odd Squadcast is a serialized podcast that follows “The Big O” as she hosts a weekly radio address for agents all over the world – while simultaneously trying to stop an odd invasion of headquarters.

Recently listed as one of the best kids’ shows of the decade by Common Sense Media, research has shown that Odd Squad can have a positive effect on kids’ learning.

A live-action series designed to help kids 5-8 build math, problem-solving, and collaboration skills, Odd Squad centers on four young agents who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to investigate strange happenings. Every episode features a math concept that the Odd Squad uses to set things right. Season 3 episodes will continue to focus on math, as well as expand upon science, technology, and engineering concepts and principles. To crack each case, the agents use deductive reasoning and logical thinking—along with teamwork and a hefty dose of humor—to explore the “math in the science.”

Also coming in February on PBS Kids are new episodes of Let’s Go Luna!, Sesame Street, Molly of Denali and Clifford the Big Red Dog, as well as Valentine’s Day-themed episodes of Dinosaur Train, Molly of Denali and Cyberchase.