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Friday, 10 November 2017

Its The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For Nickelodeon Africa Welcomes A New Animated Series Welcome To The Wayne In December 2017 Alongside Lip Sync Battle Shorties: Holiday Special, Weekday Movies & Marathon And Brand New Episodes Of Your Favourite Shows

WELCOME TO THE WAYNE
NEW SERIES!
Monday 4 December @ 15:00 CAT   
The Wayne is a fantastical apartment building where AnsiMolina and siblings Olly and Saraline Timbers live. Home to spies, flying creatures, hidden rooms and outrageous adventure, every day in the Wayne brings something new and exciting to discover—and Ansi, Olly, and Saraline are out to uncover it all. Together, they have a mutual mission: to protect the Wayne and everyone in it. With each new investigation, these three friends (who call themselves Team Timbers) uncover deeper and deeper mysteries, along with bigger and bigger laughs!

BUNSEN IS A BEAST
NEW EPISODES!
Friday 8 December @ 07:30 CAT
Together a little beast named Bunsen and his new best pal, Mikey Munroe experience fun and adventure in the town of Muckledunk. No matter the odds, the bromance between our heroes always triumphs!
Bunsen is super excited about celebrating his first Christmas ever. But when Amanda finds out she’s on the naughty list, she stuffs Santa in a gift box and hijacks all the toys. Can Mikey and Bunsen find Santa in time to save Xmas?

SCHOOL OF ROCK
NEW EPISODES!
Weekdays from Friday 15 December @ 17:30 CAT
The band is going bigger than ever before! They're starting to get used to fame and being more comfortable as a band. They continue to mix comedy with cast performances of popular and original songs. Whilst going on more adventures, they face some more obstacles:
While Tomika and Summer try to get Kale into the school's Holiday pageant, Zack, Lawrence, and Dewey try to recreate Freddy's Christmas traditions because he is spending the holidays without his mom for the first time.

LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES: HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Friday 22 December @ 07:30 CAT
Following on from “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” hosed by Nick Cannon and sidekick JoJo Siwa, providing commentary on each performance. Nickelodeon now brings you a Lip Sync Battle Shorties: Holiday Special! Where three kids will lip sync to their favourite holiday songs with themed costumes, dancing, and performances to try to take home the Iced Out Mic!

TINY CHRISTMAS MOVIE
Sunday 24 December @ 08:20 CAT
On Christmas Eve, a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two kids into mini-size. The kids are scooped up into Santa’s sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbor’s house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids have to work together to navigate holiday hazards.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING SPECIALS
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EPISODES
Throughout December starting on Friday 01, there will be the best Christmas episodes of all your favourite Nickelodeon pals getting into the Christmas spirit starting at 07:30 CAT weekdays. The whole Nickelodeon family will be there from Bunsen, Harvey, SpongeBob to iCarly, Henry Danger and the entire gang of The Thundermans… All just for your viewing pleasure. If you miss any, don’t worry, you will have the whole day on Christmas to catch up.

WEEKDAY MOVIES
If that wasn’t enough, following the special Christmas episodes there will be the icing on the Christmas cake of movies to keep you enjoying the ultimate in holiday viewing throughout the week from 08:20 CAT. Starting with Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library and Legends of the HidddenTemple to familiar favourites; Rufus, Splitting Adam, Ever After AND Monster High!

WEEKDAY MARATHONS
Lastly (but certainly not least), what would the holidays be without the opportunity to binge watch all the best series that only Nickelodeon can provide. Join us weekdays from 17:30 CAT for Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hunter Street, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Game Shakers and SOOOO much more!

Its The Moment You Have All Been Waiting For Nickelodeon Africa Welcomes A New Animated Series Welcome To The Wayne In December 2017 Alongside Lip Sync Battle Shorties: Holiday Special, Weekday Movies & Marathon And Brand New Episodes Of Your Favourite Shows

WELCOME TO THE WAYNE
NEW SERIES!
Monday 4 December @ 15:00 CAT   
The Wayne is a fantastical apartment building where AnsiMolina and siblings Olly and Saraline Timbers live. Home to spies, flying creatures, hidden rooms and outrageous adventure, every day in the Wayne brings something new and exciting to discover—and Ansi, Olly, and Saraline are out to uncover it all. Together, they have a mutual mission: to protect the Wayne and everyone in it. With each new investigation, these three friends (who call themselves Team Timbers) uncover deeper and deeper mysteries, along with bigger and bigger laughs!

BUNSEN IS A BEAST
NEW EPISODES!
Friday 8 December @ 07:30 CAT
Together a little beast named Bunsen and his new best pal, Mikey Munroe experience fun and adventure in the town of Muckledunk. No matter the odds, the bromance between our heroes always triumphs!
Bunsen is super excited about celebrating his first Christmas ever. But when Amanda finds out she’s on the naughty list, she stuffs Santa in a gift box and hijacks all the toys. Can Mikey and Bunsen find Santa in time to save Xmas?

SCHOOL OF ROCK
NEW EPISODES!
Weekdays from Friday 15 December @ 17:30 CAT
The band is going bigger than ever before! They're starting to get used to fame and being more comfortable as a band. They continue to mix comedy with cast performances of popular and original songs. Whilst going on more adventures, they face some more obstacles:
While Tomika and Summer try to get Kale into the school's Holiday pageant, Zack, Lawrence, and Dewey try to recreate Freddy's Christmas traditions because he is spending the holidays without his mom for the first time.

LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES: HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Friday 22 December @ 07:30 CAT
Following on from “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” hosed by Nick Cannon and sidekick JoJo Siwa, providing commentary on each performance. Nickelodeon now brings you a Lip Sync Battle Shorties: Holiday Special! Where three kids will lip sync to their favourite holiday songs with themed costumes, dancing, and performances to try to take home the Iced Out Mic!

TINY CHRISTMAS MOVIE
Sunday 24 December @ 08:20 CAT
On Christmas Eve, a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two kids into mini-size. The kids are scooped up into Santa’s sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbor’s house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids have to work together to navigate holiday hazards.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING SPECIALS
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EPISODES
Throughout December starting on Friday 01, there will be the best Christmas episodes of all your favourite Nickelodeon pals getting into the Christmas spirit starting at 07:30 CAT weekdays. The whole Nickelodeon family will be there from Bunsen, Harvey, SpongeBob to iCarly, Henry Danger and the entire gang of The Thundermans… All just for your viewing pleasure. If you miss any, don’t worry, you will have the whole day on Christmas to catch up.

WEEKDAY MOVIES
If that wasn’t enough, following the special Christmas episodes there will be the icing on the Christmas cake of movies to keep you enjoying the ultimate in holiday viewing throughout the week from 08:20 CAT. Starting with Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library and Legends of the HidddenTemple to familiar favourites; Rufus, Splitting Adam, Ever After AND Monster High!

WEEKDAY MARATHONS
Lastly (but certainly not least), what would the holidays be without the opportunity to binge watch all the best series that only Nickelodeon can provide. Join us weekdays from 17:30 CAT for Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hunter Street, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Game Shakers and SOOOO much more!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nickelodeon Announces New & Returning Shows, Specials And Events, Plus Slate Of Series Putting Real Kids On TV For 2017+Round Up News (For Africa)

Following its best Q1 performance in
the kids six to 11 demo in five years, Nickelodeon swung into New York for its 2017/18 upfront presentation riding a wave of momentum and touting a content pipeline stacked with nearly 700 episodes of new and returning series.

PRESCHOOL
For preschoolers, the network will
premiere three new animated series
Butterbean’s Café, Sunny Day and Top Wing, along with close to 200 new episodes of returning hit shows including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the
Monster Machines, Shimmer and Shine, Mutt & Stuff and the newly
launched Nella the Princess Knight.

Nella the Princess Knight, which marks Nick's first co-production with U.K.-based corporate sibling Channel 5, centers on an unconventional heroine who goes on marvelous quests to show the world that there's more than one way to be a princess or a knight.
Created by Christine Ricci (curriculum consultant on Blaze and the Monster Machines and Team Umizoomi). It will hit international markets beginning in April 2017, with consumer products launching in early 2018.

Butterbean’s Café, about a fairy who runs a neighborhood cafe with her friends. Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, the creators of Bubble Guppies, the series is produced by Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit) in Ireland, picked up for 40 episodes.

Top Wing, a co-production with 9 Story, focuses on a team of eager young Birds as they flock together to help their community and earn their wings as full-feathered rescuers. It was created by Matthew Fernandes and executive produced by Scott Kraft (The Fresh Beat Band, PAW Patrol), picked up for 26 episodes (originally 52epsx11min).

Sunny Day is a brand-new animated preschool series that follows Sunny,
the best hairstylist in her town and a natural leader. Created and produced by Silvergate Media (Peter Rabbit ), picked up the series for 40 episodes over two seasons.

Nick currently owns six of the top-10 programs for kids ages two to five this year, according to Nielsen Media Research, led by top-ranked PAW Patrol.

ANIMATION
For kid-targeted animation, three new series will be introduced, Amusement Park, The Adventures of Kid Danger and Captain Man and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while nearly 200 episodes of returning hits including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House and ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks are scheduled to launch.

Amusement Park is a result of parentco Viacom’s new five-point turn around plan, which will see Paramount’s film slate include co-branded releases from each of Viacom’s flagship brands. It is the first of a four-film Nick/Paramount theatrical slate and will be directed by Dylan Brown for a July 2018 premiere. A Nick TV series adaptation will follow in 2019.

Ten episodes of The Adventures of
Kid Danger and Captain Man (working title) are also in the mix. Created and executive produced by Dan Schneider (Game Shakers, iCarly), the crime-fighting program is based on Schneider’s top-rated live-action comedy Henry Danger.

The third new series is Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (working title, 26 episodes), a 2D-animated reimagining of the global TMNT franchise. Slated for this fall, the series follows the famous half-shell heroes as they discover a magical new world beneath the streets of New York City. Nickelodeon is currently airing the fifth and final season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and will hit international markets soon.

New 20-episode shows Bunsen is a
Beast, Pinky Malinky and the TV version of digital short-form series
Welcome to the Wayne are also
included among Nick’s 2017
animated lineup.

Bunsen is a Beast!, picked up for 20 episodes, follows two unlikely friends attending grade school. On his first day at a human-grade school, Bunsen befriends a classmate named Mikey, who over time guides Bunsen through the ups and downs of life as a human. The original animated comedy is created and executive produced by Butch Hartman. Nick US premiered the show in February 2017 and will hit international markets soon.

Welcome to the Wayne , picked up for 20 episodes, marks Nick's first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television. The series follows the comedic adventures of two 10-year-old boys exploring the crazy, unpredictable world of their New York City apartment building The Wayne. Welcome to the Wayne is created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets!, Phineas and Ferb).

Pinky Malinky is a brand new mockumentary and reality show that follows the everyday life of Pinky, an infectiously positive hot dog living in a human world. With his best friends Babs and JJ by his side, Pinky reaches for the stars in the small town of Sackenhack. Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball ) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness). Pinky Malinky will star Lucas Grabeel (Glenn Martin DDS) as Pinky Malinky, Diamond White (The Haunted Hathaways) as Babs Buttman, and Nathan Kress (iCarly) as JJ Jameson.

As for live-action, three new series will launch Lip Sync Battle Shorties (pictured), I Am Frankie and recently announced Hunter Street, as well as 300 all-new episodes from Henry Danger, Game Shakers, The Thundermans, School of Rock and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

Lip Sync Battle Shorties, picked up for 10 episodes, Viacom-owned Spike’s Emmy-nominated global hit, Lip Sync Battle. The kids version is created and executive produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, with John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Eight Million Plus Productions also serving as executive producers. It will begin production later this year and is set to premiere in the fall. It first aired as one-hour special in December.

I Am Frankie is the story of "Frankie", an experimental android who navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager. Nickelodeon has ordered 20 x 30 minute episodes. It was originally produced as Yo Soy Franky by Nickelodeon Latin America, the English Version is currently in production.

Hunter Street (formally titled The Ludwigs) is a brand-new comedy-
drama series that follows the comedic adventures of the Ludwig family, a family of five foster children who live in an imposing Amsterdam canal house that also serves as a museum with their parents. When Kate and Erik mysteriously disappear, their five step-children are dragged into a thrilling adventure where the mysterious family history of the Ludwigs is gradually unravelled. Hunter Street is based on Nickelodeon's Dutch television series De Ludwigs (20epsX30min). The international version of the series will star an American cast.

An untitled docu-style special that gives viewers an exclusive look into the life of 13-year-old singer, dancer, performer and social media influencer JoJo Siwa has been greenlit. Nick, in fact, has signed Siwa to a broader multiplatform talent deal encompassing consumer products, original programming, social media,
live events and music.

MOVIES
Rufus 2
What if your dog…became a dude? Manny’s lived that tail! With the help of an enchanted medallion, his loyal dog Rufus is magically transformed into a real boy! Rufus’ top dog antics earn him school-wide pupularity. However – it’s not always a walk in the park, especially with an evil squirrel and an undercover cat on your tail! Can Jace Norman, Jade Petty, and Davis Cleveland use their animal instincts to survive this hair-raising adventure? Find out when the action is unleashed!

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie
is a brand-new two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie that will pick up where the original series ended,
resolving unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.
Coming in November 2017 in the US and then internationally.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s
Library
Based on author Chris Grabenstein’s acclaimed children’s book of the same name, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is about a group of friends whose overnight stay in their town’s new hi-tech library turns into a daring, dangerous adventure of escape. The 90-minute, live-action TV movie stars Breanna Yde (Nickelodeon’s School of Rock), Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn ), Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klarke Pipkin.

Nick’s hit TV events include the Kids’
Choice Awards and Worldwide Day of Play. The network is already in the
process of signing merchandising
and promotional partners in
categories including apparel, home
furnishings, toys, accessories and
publishing.

ADDITIONAL NEWS

Acquired Programs:

ToonMarty
40epsx11min
In the middle of Toonville, where all cartoons live, sits the Toonmart, where all cartoons hang out. As the Number One (read “only”) employee there, Marty believes his job is to stick his nose in everyone else’s business…And there’s no business Marty likes better than somebody else’s business, except maybe show business! With every bend, bounce, flip and spin, Marty makes a great big cartoony adventure out of everything, and includes everyone in his Marty-Party!

Becca's Bunch
52epsx11 min
Revolves around Becca, a unique little Bird! She has an innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies to her can-do attitude which allow her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends - Stewy, Pedro and Sylvia.

Other Programming:

Mysticons
is a brand-new half-hour, animated Girls Action series targeting girls aged 6+. The series tells the epic tale of four girls who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to find a magic tome known as the Codex. They must reach the Codex before Necrafa, the Queen of the Undead, gets to it first and uses it to spread darkness and destruction. The Mysticons come from different walks of life, from princess to street kid, but are brought together by fate to save the world. With their incredible magical weapons and abilities, our masked Mysticons are modern day heroines.

Glitch Techs
is a animated adventure-comedy series that follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world. The brand-new series comes from Eric Robles ( Fanboy & Chum Chum) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape). The series has been picked-up for 20-episodes.

News:

Nickelodeon Launches All-New On-Air Brand Refresh, Reflecting Playfulness and Imagination of Kids’ Lives
The new look consists of almost 300 deliverables, including bumpers, IDs, promo toolkits and graphic developments that will first roll out across the net’s U.S. linear platform,
followed by online, social media and off-channel. Updated elements for the network’s international channels will then follow.

Harvey Beaks - Ending

Regal Academy
Rainbow is launching a ranch of items later in the year for this top-performing girl-targeted series which bowed out with an epic first season with fans waiting for news on second season of this prestige show.

Henry Danger and Paw Patrol have been renewed for a fourth season.

ALVINNN and the Chipmunks has been commissioned for third and fourth season coming this fall.

The Loud House, School of Rock, Game Shakers, and Shimmer and Shine have all been renewed for a third season.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket viewership has plummeted, possibly with no chance of a third season. In the US, they moved it to Nicktoons for the duration of the second season, not surprised if NickToons in Africa does the same.

AFRICA NEWS

Coming to Nickelodeon in April are Pig Goat Banana Cricket as well as Rufus 2 and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn; with Game Shakers in May.

Blaze and the Monster Machines will air on Nick Jr in May and Shimmer and Shine in June.

NickToons My Life as a Teenage Robot is scheduled to air in June and My Little Pony in July.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Nickelodeon Announces New Shows, Specials And Events, Plus Slate Of Series Putting Real Kids On TV

Nickelodeon, at its annual upfront presentation held today at Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center, detailed the plans powering its expanding reach and growing footprint as it heads into the season with more than 650 episodes of new and returning series. Through fostering close relationships with its audience, partners and the creative community, Nick has kept its content pipeline full in every genre, on every screen and in every territory–all contributing to owning the top shows year to date for Kids 2-11 and preschoolers; a significant increase in share; and the number-one position year to date with Kids 2-11 and preschoolers, a standing it had for all of 2015, as well.
“We have worked hard to deepen our relationships with our audience, our partners and the creative community to keep our momentum growing, and we remain unwavering in our mission to put kids first and devote every resource to making the world a more playful place”
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“We have worked hard to deepen our relationships with our audience, our partners and the creative community to keep our momentum growing, and we remain unwavering in our mission to put kids first and devote every resource to making the world a more playful place,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Viacom Kids and Family Group.
During today’s presentation, Nickelodeon detailed an expanded product offering for its award-winning partner marketing division, Nickelodeon Velocity (formerly Nickelodeon Inside Out Solutions). Nickelodeon Velocity utilizes Nick’s creative leadership and iconic intellectual properties to connect partners to kids and families across the brand’s ecosystem of multi-platform media destinations, an expansive social footprint, consumer products and on-the-ground experiences. Nickelodeon Velocity can now also offer marketers unprecedented access to the Viacom Velocity Product Group, which is powered by an industry-leading suite of data analysis and social amplification tools. Nickelodeon Velocity’s campaigns are designed to put privacy first, are age-appropriate and meet applicable legal requirements.
Also, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took the stage to detail his new series, All In with Cam Newton , where he works with real kids to help make their dreams come true. Rob Dyrdek made a special appearance to talk about two new series he is producing for Nick: Crashletes, a viral sports clip series hosted by New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski ; and
Jagger Eaton’s Mega Life (working title), a docu-series that follows the 15-year-old skateboarding phenom as he skates around the world and hangs out with his idols.
Nickelodeon’s upfront presentation was also punctuated with a special appearance from New York Knicks power forward, Carmelo Anthony–who was on hand to tout his new TMNT x Melo collaboration, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- branded capsule collection of boys’ apparel and accessories launching in all Macy’s stores in May. In a surprise finale, top-selling artist Flo Rida closed with a performance of his latest hit single, “My House.”
Following are details of Nickelodeon’s 2016 content pipeline:
PRESCHOOL
Nickelodeon is the number-one network for preschoolers year to date, a position it also held for all of 2015. The net currently owns the top five preschool series on all TV, led by PAW Patrol and
Blaze and the Monster Machines. Joining Nick’s preschool lineup are the following new series announced today:
Rusty Rivets, picked up for 26 episodes, follows the animated adventures of Rusty as he invents his way out of jams by repurposing parts and objects into the wildest, coolest contraptions ever. The series embodies the principles of the maker movement, while exposing preschoolers to concepts found in science, technology and engineering.
Rusty Rivets is created and co-produced by Spin Master Entertainment ( PAW Patrol ), and slated to premiere later this year.
Sunny Day , picked up for 40 episodes, follows Sunny, the best hairstylist in her town and a natural leader who believes that every problem can be solved with determination and a little creativity. Created and produced by Silvergate Media ( Peter Rabbit ), Sunny Day features themes that teach preschoolers about community involvement and self-confidence.
Nick will also air new episodes of returning hit preschool series Shimmer and Shine , Blaze and the Monster Machines, Mutt & Stuff , PAW Patrol ,
Wallykazam! and Dora and Friends: Into the City!
ANIMATION
Nickelodeon, the number-one network for Kids 2-11 year to date, currently owns the top animated series on all TV. Today, the net announced the renewals of animated hit series: SpongeBob SquarePants, for seasons 10 and 11; and the second season pickups of
Harvey Beaks and Pig Goat Banana Cricket.
As previously announced, Nickelodeon’s slate of new animated series on deck are:
The Loud House , picked up for 26 episodes, is the first series to be greenlit out of Nickelodeon’s Animated Shorts Program and is inspired by first-time creator Chris Savino’s ( Rocko’s Modern Life , The Powerpuff Girls ) chaotic life growing up in a huge household.
Bunsen is a Beast! , picked up for 20 episodes, is an original animated comedy created and executive produced by animation veteran Butch Hartman ( The Fairly OddParents ). The series follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend and classmate Mikey, who guides Bunsen through the ups and downs of life as a human.
Mysticons, picked up for 40 episodes, is a half-hour, action series about four girls who transform into legendary warriors and band together to save their realm from an evil queen, Necrafa. Mysticons is licensed by Nelvana.
Welcome to the Wayne , picked up for 20 episodes, marks Nick’s first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television. The series follows the comedic adventures of two 10-year-old boys exploring the crazy, unpredictable world of their New York City apartment building The Wayne.
Welcome to the Wayne is created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez ( The Wonder Pets! , Phineas and Ferb).
Pinky Malinky, picked up for 20 episodes, is a mockumentary series following the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hot dog living in a human world. Pinky’s experiences will be shared across social media and Nick’s digital platforms. The series is co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern ( The Amazing World of Gumball ), and executive produced by Scott Kreamer ( Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness).
Nick will also air new episodes of returning animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , The Fairly OddParents and ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks .
LIVE-ACTION
Nickelodeon currently owns the top live-action series with Kids 2-11 on all TV, led by Game Shakers. The net announced today the renewal of the two series from hitmaker Dan Schneider:
Henry Danger, for season three; and
Game Shakers , for season two. Additionally, Nick has picked up another live-action hit The Thundermans for season four.
Joining Nick’s live-action lineup are the following new series announced today:
Jagger Eaton's Mega Life (working title), picked up for 20 episodes, is an action-packed docu-series that follows 15-year-old skateboarder Jagger Eaton as he skates the world and hangs out with his inspiring idols. Jagger Eaton's Mega Life , executive produced by Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions ( Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness), will begin production this spring.
New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Champion and Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski will host the previously announced Crashletes , a 20-episode viral sports clip series featuring guest personalities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, along with the funniest, craziest clips and user-generated content. The series is executive produced by Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions.
Ride , picked up for 20 episodes, follows the adventures of Katherine “Kit” Bridges who relocates to England with her dad who is joining the faculty at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school. Shot in Canada and Ireland, Ride will be produced by Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment and Buccaneer Media in the United Kingdom.
The Other Kingdom , picked up for 20 episodes, follows fairy Princess Astral who takes human form and enters the mortal world for 90 days. The series is created and executive produced by Thomas W. Lynch and produced by DHX Media. Steven DeNure and Anne Loi of DHX Media also serve as executive producers.
As previously announced, Nickelodeon’s slate of new live-action series on deck are:
School of Rock , picked up for 12 episodes and produced with Paramount Television, follows a group of rule-abiding students who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to their substitute teacher, a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock ‘n’ roll to inspire his class to form a secret band. School of Rock is developed by Jim and Steve Armogida ( Crash & Bernstein, Grounded for Life ), who also serve as executive producers with Jay Kogen ( The Simpsons, Henry Danger). The 2003 movie of the same name was written by Mike White. Its director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin serve as series executive producers, along with Eli Bush ( The Newsroom, Ex Machina).
All In with Cam Newton (formerly announced as working title I Wanna Be ), picked up for 20 episodes and hosted by Carolina Panthers quarterback and 2016 NFL MVP Cam Newton, takes real kids on the ride of their lives to help make their dreams come true. All In with Cam Newton is produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz and Newton serving as executive producers.
The Dudas (working title, formerly announced as Homeroom ), picked up for six episodes, follows brothers Sam and Tyler Duda–polar opposites whose worlds are turned upside down after Sam skips a grade and joins his brother in 7th grade homeroom. The show is created and executive produced by Kevin Jakubowski. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett also serves as an executive producer.
The Ludwigs follows the adventures of five foster children who are on a quest to find out what happened to their foster parents after they mysteriously disappear. Filled with comedy, mystery and adventure, the kids must keep up appearances that everything’s fine at home and fend off the Ludwigs’ greedy and duplicitous heirs. This new project will yield two new series: an English-language, globally commissioned production titled The Ludwigs (20 episodes); and De Ludwigs (20 episodes), a Dutch-language production commissioned by Nickelodeon Netherlands. Both series are produced by Blooming Media and are filmed in Amsterdam.
I Am Frankie (working title), picked up for 20 episodes, follows the comedic and dramatic adventures of teenager Frankie who has a very big secret–she’s actually an experimental android who must hide her true identity or risk being powered down forever. I Am Frankie is produced in partnership with Nickelodeon Latin America and will be shot in the new Viacom International Studios in Miami, Fla.
Nickelodeon will also air new episodes of returning live-action series Bella and the Bulldogs and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.
TV MOVIES, LIVE EVENTS AND SPECIALS
Nickelodeon’s marquee live TV events, movies and specials like Kids’ Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Sports and HALO Awards rank consistently among the top telecasts among Kids 2-11. All three TV events will return again this season, along with holiday specials including Ho Ho Holiday Special , which delivered almost 3 million total viewers last year. Also, joining Nickelodeon’s lineup are the following new TV movies:
Lost in the West is a three-part original TV movie that follows two teenage stepbrothers, Chip and Dave, who get transported back in time to 1885 after one of them accidentally invents a time machine. They soon become entangled in a crazy Wild West adventure as they fight off evil outlaws, avoid changing the future and try to make it back to the present. Lost in the West is produced by Galdo Media and directed by Carlos Gonzalez ( Big Time Rush).
Albert, Nickelodeon’s first original animated TV movie, is the sweet story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert who loves Christmas more than anyone, but whose miniature size has kept him inside the plant nursery year after year. Joined by his two best friends, a fun-loving palm tree and a rambunctious weed, Albert treks across the country to live his dream of becoming the world’s most famous Christmas tree. Max Lang ( The Gruffalo) is set to direct, with Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb ( The Adventures of Pete & Pete ) executive producing.
Hey Arnold! , a two-part animated TV movie written and executive produced by the series’ original creator Craig Bartlett, will pick up where the original series ended and resolve unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.
Legends of the Hidden Temple is a new action-adventure movie drawing from the iconic game show’s premise of kids competing to retrieve artifacts from a mysterious Mayan temple. The new TV movie version will follow three siblings who find themselves immersed in a real-life mission that they must complete in order to escape alive. Legends of the Hidden Temple is executive produced by Scott McAboy and Jessica Rhoades, and produced by Amy Sydorick. The TV movie is directed by Joe Menendez ( From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series ) and written by Jonny Umansky & Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid.
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