Popular actress and mother Jennifer Garner has announced that she will appear in a special episode of the hit PBS KIDS series, “Martha Speaks.” The series is in its 4th season and will feature a special episode with Garner who is a mother to three young children with her actor/director husband Ben Affleck. In the episode, she will be animated alongside her dog (who coincidentally happens to be named Martha as well.)
Jennifer Garner continues to be an advocate for children’s literacy as she serves as an artist ambassador for Save the Children’s early education programs and has worked to promote legislation that ensures quality early education and literacy for children.
“Ms. Garner shares the same passion for reading and dogs we do,” says executive producer Carol Greenwald. ” We were thrilled to have her lend her talents to this episode.”
The episode is entitled, “Too Many Marthas,” and follows Martha as she is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser of which she is thrilled to do. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha – a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it’s time to sing? Kids can tune-in and learn new words like number, aria, and a capella.
Also airing is the brand-new episode “Too Much Martha.” In this episode, Martha’s constant pursuit of snacks has added some extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose some weight. The family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she’s pretty fed up. No more late-night pizza
The brand new episodes of Martha Speaks will air Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS.