LOS ANGELES (AP) -- H.R. Pufnstuf is coming back to television, and he's bringing a few old pals along with him.
The title character of the 1969-71 children's series will appear on an episode of Nickelodeon's new preschool series "Mutt & Stuff," the cable channel said Tuesday.
Pufnstuf will be joined by Freddy the Flute and Cling and Clang on a "Mutt & Stuff" episode taping next month. It's scheduled to air in early 2016.
"Mutt & Stuff" is produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, the same brothers who produced "H.R. Pufnstuf." That show is still in reruns more than four decades after it debuted.