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Misty Copeland and Sandra Oh lend their voices to characters on 'Peg + Cat'

By Karen Butler
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Misty Copeland and Sandra Oh lend their voices to characters on 'Peg + Cat'
Dancer Misty Copeland arrives on the red carpet when Glamour Celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Woman of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland and actress Sandra Oh are to guest star on episodes of the animated series Peg + Cat next month.

"Peg + Cat furthers PBS Kids' commitment to using the power of media to help all children realize their potential," Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president and general manager of children's media and education at PBS, said in a statement. "These new episodes will help kids build important life skills, such as problem-solving and perseverance, and set a positive example for our viewers -- especially girls -- with the series' signature combination of 'girl-power' and 'brain-power' and special appearances of real-life role models Misty Copeland and Sandra Oh."

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"We are so excited about introducing these special episodes of Peg + Cat to young viewers and their families nationwide," added Paul Siefken, vice president of broadcast and digital media for The Fred Rogers Company. "You never know who Peg and Cat may encounter next as they work together to solve problems, and with both Misty Copeland and Sandra Oh joining the show as guest stars this fall, fans are in store for even more 'totally awesome' fun."

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The series debuted in 2013.

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