Dora the Explorer is an Latin-American interactive educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including the associated Nick Jr. channel.
A seven-year-old Latina explorer named Dora and her best friend, Boots the monkey, embark on many adventures in all kinds of places.
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The series' main cast consists of Dora, Boots, Backpack, Map, the Fiesta Trio and seven residents of the rainforest: Swiper the fox, Tico the squirrel, Benny the bull, Isa the iguana, Big Red Chicken and the Grumpy Old Troll.
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Eight seasons of the series, consisting of 177 episodes, were produced.
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|Pilot||0||June 12, 1999|
|1||26||August 14, 2000||March 4, 2002|
|2||26||February 13, 2002||December 3, 2007|
|3||25||February 24, 2003||January 16, 2006|
|4||24||October 6, 2003||March 21, 2010|
|5||20||September 15, 2008||November 18, 2010|
|6||18||November 5, 2010||November 5, 2012|
|7||19||February 2, 2012||March 10, 2014|
|8||19||March 18, 2013||August 9, 2019|
- → Main article: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
|Channel||First air date||Last air date|
|Nickelodeon||August 14, 2000||August 9, 2019|
|Nick on CBS||September 16, 2000||September 9, 2006|
|Noggin||April 7, 2003||September 27, 2009|
|Nick Jr. Channel||September 28, 2009||September 29, 2020|
|AFN Family||September 2004||Present|
|Nick Pluto TV||March 2019||Present|
- The eighth season took six years to air all 19 episodes, lasting from March 18, 2013 to August 9, 2019. This is the longest time a single Nick Jr. show's season has lasted on the main Nickelodeon channel.
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|Nick Jr. originals|
|1980s premieres||Pinwheel (reruns) • Eureeka's Castle|
|1990s premieres||Allegra's Window • Gullah Gullah Island • Blue's Clues • Binyah Binyah! • Little Bill|
|2000s premieres||Oobi (shorts) • Dora the Explorer • Oswald • Whoopi's Littleburg (specials) • Blue's Room • LazyTown • The Backyardigans • Go, Diego, Go! • Jack's Big Music Show • Wonder Pets! • The Upside Down Show • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan • The Fresh Beat Band|
|2010s premieres||Team Umizoomi • Bubble Guppies • Wallykazam! • Dora and Friends: Into the City! • Blaze and the Monster Machines • Fresh Beat Band of Spies • Shimmer and Shine • Nella the Princess Knight • Sunny Day • Zoofari • Butterbean's Café • Blue's Clues & You!|
|2020s premieres||Santiago of the Seas • Baby Shark's Big Show! • Noggin Knows • The Tiny Chef Show|
|See also||List of Nick Jr. original programming|