Ten shows of the latest series' episodes will be broadcast on networks across the country in October.
Taking Turns, Spooky Charms, Tricks and Tales, Snow Stops Play and Tinsel & Train will subsequently follow.
PBS announced in May that the new shows will form as part of a weekday slot owing to an improvement in ratings.
The seventeenth series of Thomas & Friends begins airing on PBS Kids on October 7th 2013 and on local television stations across America.
Thanks to MrTrainfan1000 for the alert.