Good news, buckaroos: Discovery Family will get galloping on an all-new seventh season of hit Hasbro Studios series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. / 10:30C. Fans will want to keep tuning in regularly, as this season will feature a very special episode guest starring William Shatner (Star Trek) and Felicia Day (Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) this summer!
Season 7 will introduce fun new characters with surprising family ties to the Mane 6 — Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash & Fluttershy. Over the 26 new episodes, fans will encounter the royal sisters Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, visits from Rainbow Dash’s over-enthusiastic parents and Twilight Sparkle’s adorable niece, Flurry Heart. Fans will also get to tap their hooves to five brand-new songs this season.
In the premiere episodes “Celestial Advice” and “All Bottled Up,” Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and receives some much-needed advice from her own mentor, Princess Celestia. While the Mane 6 are on a friendship retreat, Starlight Glimmer loses Twilight Sparkle’s friendship map. Afraid her anger might get out of control, Starlight Glimmer casts a calming spell while the ponies search for the lost map.
Leading up to the season’s launch, Discovery Family will run every episode of the series in order during a “Pony Palooza” takeover marathon, kicking off at 6 a.m./5C on Saturday, April 8 and running all week long. TV viewers will have a chance to revisit the most epic equine moments of seasons 1-6, including the royal wedding of Princess Mi Amore Cadenza and Shining Armor, the crowning of Twilight Sparkle, the birth and “Crystalling” of Baby Flurry Heart, the origin of the Mane 6’s cutie marks, and classic guest voice performances by Weird Al Yankovic as Cheese Sandwich and Patton Oswalt as super fan Quibble Pants.