‘Bluey’ Drops Surprise New Episode on Disney

By Chanak Maduranga

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‘Bluey’ Drops Surprise New Episode on Disney

It turns out “The Sign,” the widely discussed and critically adored Bluey special, wasn’t a series finale after all.

The beloved kids’ show has at least one more episode in it — and it’s set to debut on April 21. The episode, appropriately titled “Surprise,” is set to stream on Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT Sunday. It will also debut on-air at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Disney Junior and a half-hour later on Disney Channel, with multiple re-airings later in the day. A description of “Surprise” reads, “Bluey and Bingo want dad to play two different games, so dad tries to play both at the same time.”

The new episode comes a week after “The Sign,” a special, 28-minute installment of the beloved kids’ show debuted (most Bluey episodes run under 10 minutes). The special drew waves of critical praise for its emotional storyline centering on the Heeler family possibly selling their home and moving to another city where dad Bandit would take a new job, as well as a wedding between the Heelers’ Uncle Rad and Frisky.

Coupled with the preceding episode, “Ghostbasket,” the special spawned widespread speculation that Bluey was ending. While the long-term future of the show, originally commissioned by Australia’s ABC and the BBC in the U.K. hasn’t been decided — “the BBC has asked for me never to talk about the kids’ voices or the future of Bluey,” creator Joe Brumm told The Hollywood Reporter in 2023 — “Surprise” ensures that “The Sign” isn’t the last episode of the series.

Bluey has been a breakout hit for Disney+ in the United States. It’s the most streamed show in the country this year in terms of total viewing time, according to Nielsen’s streaming ratings, after ranking second in 2023 and sixth in 2022.

Chanak Maduranga

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