Frances is an American computer animated children's series produced by the Jim Henson Company that brings the storybook character of Frances, a young badger from the book series by Russell Hoban, to life with the use of digital puppetry. The series premiered on October 15, 2005 on TLC and Discovery Kids, as part of the channel's "Ready Set Learn" programming block. The series also premiered on June 20, 2006 on PBS Kids Sprout, as part of the channel's "Summer Fun Fridays" programming block. Six 15-minute episodes were produced. As of November 2, 2007, Frances was pulled off the air. HIT Entertainment did not say when it will be releasing a second release of Frances on DVD either, which was a disappointment to the Jim Henson Company. But it came back on December 14, 2007 and can be seen after Wilbur on 12:30 PM.