Genre Family Entertainment
Created by Jeffrey Solomon
Written by Jeffrey Solomon
Directed by Rick Friedberg, Randall Miller
Voices of Cenophia Mitchell, Elizabeth Regen
Theme music composer Raliegh J Neal II
Opening theme Malik Yoba & Raliegh J Neal II
Composer(s) Raliegh J Neal II
Country of origin US
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Brian Henson, Laurie Meadoff-Hill
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Jim Henson Productions, The CityKids Foundation
Original network ABC
Original release 18 September 1993 – 29 January 1994

CityKids is a television series that aired late Saturday Mornings on ABC from 1993 to 1994. The show consists primarily of live action performances, interspersed with Muppet segments, courtesy of Jim Henson Productions. These Muppets are composed of original characters designed specifically for the show, not ones taken from Sesame Street or The Muppet Show. These original characters often serve as the Greek chorus for the show, commenting on the situations of the human characters, but not actually interacting with them.

Unlike most shows airing on ABC Saturday Mornings and produced by the Jim Henson Company at the time, CityKids was primarily targeted to a teenage audience, not to mention an urban one. However, the show failed to generate desirable ratings from any demographic, especially the teenage one, and the show was cancelled by ABC after one season.

The show's main theme song was composed by Malik Yoba & Raliegh J Neal II, both also composed other songs for the series[1] and served as Musical Creative Supervisor for the show.


Human characters

Puppet characters


  1. Pilot (9/18/93) -
  2. Becoming a Man (9/25/93) -
  3. Get a Job (10/2/93) -
  4. The Curse of Ali Baba (10/9/93) -
  5. Bye, Bye Reputation (10/16/93) -
  6. The Mural (10/23/93) -
  7. Alterations with Attitude (10/30/93) -
  8. Quality Time (11/13/93) -
  9. Rooftop Thanksgiving (11/20/93) -
  10. Pack of Lies (12/4/93) -
  11. Love Letters on the Hudson (12/11/93) -
  12. All My Trials (12/18/93) -
  13. I Am Woman (1/29/94) -



Later appearances


  1. "Malik Yoba". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved 2007-12-05.

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