Season 3 of 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' plus 'Littlest Pet Shop' to premiere November 10
Entertainment Weekly has announced the release date – November 10, at 10AM – for the apparently delayed season three premiere of cult cartoon hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It also revealed that The Hub, MLP:FiM's home channel, will follow the pony premiere with the series premiere of The Littlest Pet Shop. [tip: XyroTR1/EQD]
This likely accounts for the apparent delay. The heavily-anticipated MLP:FiM season premiere is expected to draw a large audience, who may stick around for the Littlest Pet Shop premiere. Both shows are of interest to furry fans, as they feature anthropomorphic animal casts.
See also: Two MLP:FiM DVDs coming in December
Plot synopses are already available for the MLP:FiM two part season premiere from Shout! Factory, set to release a DVD featuring the premiere on December 4. The Entertainment Weekly article teases further possible season three episodes, including an episode dealing with the topic of bullying and the return of "an unnamed, fan favorite villain".
Hubworld's The Littlest Pet Shop page reveals that the new show will revolve around a young girl who can talk to animals in the titular pet shop. At this point, the show is not highly anticipated among furry fans or general animation fans, but shows of this type have been known to garner incredibly loyal cult followings in the past.