As parents struggle to find children’s shows featuring wholesome family values, two former Hollywood actors are planning to film a new children’s show that will bring American and Biblical values back to television. 

Kirk Cameron—who gained fame from starring in the 80’s TV show Growing Pains—and Leigh-Allyn Baker—an actor known for her role as Amy Duncan on Disney’s Good Luck Charlie—both left Hollywood when they realized their careers there did not align with their Christian values. 

Baker told Texas Scorecard that ever since parents trusted her with their kids when she starred in Good Luck Charlie, she takes that trust very seriously. 

“I’ve heard it hundreds of times regarding Good Luck Charlie… ‘You raised me!’ It touches my heart every single time. Their parents trusted me (and Disney channel) to entertain their children while they made dinner, paid bills, took care of the house, let the dog out! I take that trust very seriously,” said Baker. “There can be so much joy, so much fun, so much positive impact in children’s television. But it must be kept wholesome, innocent, pure.”

The new show, called ‘Adventures with Iggy and Mr. Kirk,’ is set to be an innovative live-action children’s TV show that “combines the timeless moral teachings of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood with modern energy, hilarious dialogue, animated stories, and surprise guest stars.”

Cameron will lead the show as Mr. Kirk alongside Iggy the Iguana, puppeteered by John Kennedy—known for his two decades of starring roles in shows like Sesame Street and the Muppets. Baker comes to the show as a recurring guest star called ‘Creative Leigh,’ where she will lead different activities like crafts, writing, drawing, and theater. 

The show will take place in a treehouse in Mr. Kirk’s backyard, where Iggy the Iguana lives. In the treehouse, there is a supercomputer that takes the characters to Freedom Island, where all of the animal stories take place. Some of the episodes will include the stories from the Brave Books series. One episode will feature the book ‘Little Lives Matter,’ where the characters talk about the importance of life. 

Cameron told Texas Scorecard that some of the lessons taught throughout the show include overcoming your fears and being brave and courageous, as well as warning children about the dangers of socialism and Critical Race Theory.

“There’s lessons about what we call the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control,” said Cameron. “Also, warning children about the dangers of things like socialism, and critical race theory; valuing the first and second amendments of the Constitution, and understanding why those were put there by our founders. So these are episodes that will have pro-God, pro-family, pro-America lessons.”

Cameron says there is a need for a show that gives children good role models because Hollywood has failed to provide it. 

“Hollywood is putting out bad role models all the time. And that’s why we’re doing this show. We want to make a one-of-a-kind world-class children’s television program that is going to help build children’s character while the kids are being entertained,” explained Cameron. “We want a show that is high quality, that is world-class, and also be a show that parents can trust.”

Baker also expressed that she is excited for this show as Hollywood is no longer in the business of protecting children, but indoctrinating them. 

“Parents want wholesome, enriching content for their children. I find it sad that most of Hollywood is no longer interested in protecting the innocence of children, but instead, willing to sacrifice them to the promotion of political, progressive propaganda that checks some boxes for their corporations,” said Baker. “I miss the days when the kids were off limits with politics. ‘Adventures with Iggy and Mr. Kirk’ lets kids be kids and I’m excited to be part of a show that brings back the good ol’ days in a fun modern way!”

The show will not be partnering with Hollywood or big streaming companies for funding. Instead, they are relying on the audience to become a part of the support team to help make a lasting impact on children’s television. People who support the show will be able to earn rewards such as receiving tickets to a red carpet premiere of the show in Nashville, Tennessee or having one of their children star as a character in one of the episodes.  

Anyone interested in the show can go to for more information.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.