Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sneak Peek Of New "Bella and the Bulldogs" Episode "That's My Tri-Five!", Premiering 2/28 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the next brand-new episode of the networks all-new hit original comedy series "Bella and the Bulldogs", called "That's My Tri-Five!", on Saturday 28th February 2015 at 9:00pm (ET/PT) as part of Nick USA's all-new 'New Saturday Night' programming block, Nick USA has unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview of the brand-new episode on their official YouTube channel, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip below!:

Bella and the Bulldogs | 'That's My Tri-Five!' Official Clip | Nick

A new girl called Nikki (Madison Grace (Guthrie), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") has taken over Bella's spot on the cheerleading squad, but has she also taken over her friendships with Sophie and Pepper? Find out on a new Bella and The Bulldogs this Saturday at 9/8c.

In Nick's new comedy ripped right out of the headlines of girls playing traditionally "boy" sports, Bella Dawson (Brec Bassinger), a confident, caring and talented teenager, suddenly finds herself fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming the star quarterback of her middle school football team but also having to navigate the world of her teammates Troy (Coy Stewart), Sawyer (Jackie Radinsky) and Newt (Buddy Handleson), without losing her two best friends, Pepper (Haley Tju) and Sophie (Lilimar Hernandez) from the cheer squad.

Additional source: IMDb.
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Nickelodeon Orders Third Season Of "The Thundermans"; Production To Begin During Summer 2015

Nickelodeon Star Addison Riecke, who plays Nora Thunderman in the hit Nick original comedy series "The Thundermans", has announced and confirmed the super Nick News in a Tweet on her official Twitter profile page, ‏@AddisonRiecke, that Nickelodeon has ordered a third season of the networks hit superhero-themed comedy series "The Thundermans"!:
So excited to announce that #Thundermans is coming back for SEASON 3!!! [thunder emoji]Keep your eyes on @NickelodeonTV for more info!

TV composer Ron Wasserman is reporting the further super Nick News in a Tweet on his official Twitter profile page, @FisherTheBand, that production on season three of "The Thundermans" will start during Summer 2015!:
[...] Production will start this summer.

Phoebe and Max Thunderman (Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo) are 14-year-old fraternal twins turbocharged by freeze breath and the power to move objects via telekinesis. Brother Billy (Diego Velazquez) moves at super speed, while younger sister Nora (Addison Riecke) cuts solid objects with her laser beam eyes. Rounding out the family are parents Hank (Chris Tallman), who possesses extraordinary strength and the ability to fly, and Barb (Rosa Blasi), who can generate lightning from her hands.

Source: Toon Zone forum member NickDisneyCartoo.
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Nickelodeon's Sarah Kirshbaum Levy Talks About Noggin, "SpongeBob SquarePants" Broadway Musical

The Associated Press has unveiled a exclusive interview with Sarah Kirshbaum Levy, Nickelodeon's Chief Operating Officer, in which Sarah talks about some of the exciting news Nickelodeon announced during Nickelodeon Upfront 2015 on Wednesday 25th February 2015. In the interview, Sarah talks about Noggin, Nickelodeon's upcoming new ad-free mobile subscription service for preschoolers, and announces that Nickelodeon's potential "SpongeBob SquarePants" Broadway musical will feature a original song written by Aerosmith and a classic song by David Bowie!

Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set

NEW YORK - Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers.

The $6-a-month service called Noggin will have new games and activities alongside archives of shows no longer on any of Nickelodeon's TV channels. That includes videos of characters Moose and Zee teaching letters, shapes and other pre-kindergarten skills.

And on the heels of a successful "SpongeBob" movie, Nickelodeon is also developing a musical based on the cartoon character for a potential run on Broadway. Aerosmith has written a song for it, while David Bowie will contribute an old song. But there's no word yet on when it might premiere, if ever.

"It's not definite. We're still workshopping the show. We do think it has great potential," Sarah Kirshbaum Levy, Nickelodeon's chief operating officer, told The Associated Press.

As for Noggin, the ad-free service will debut next Thursday on Apple mobile devices. An Android version will follow.

Although the videos will initially come from Nickelodeon's archives, Levy said new episodes may follow.

She said the impetus came from Nickelodeon seeing rivals thrive with archives of content, while its own "deep, rich library" went untapped. "Sesame Street," for instance, offers its archives online for $4 a month. Levy said Nickelodeon didn't see enough broad-reach, television demand for the older content, but thought there would be enough interest on demand. The company is calling Noggin "separate and distinct" from the Nick Jr. preschool channel because the Noggin shows are no longer shown on TV.

Although a few cable channels such as HBO are planning stand-alone streaming subscriptions as alternatives to a cable package, most channels are sticking with existing distributors. In this case, Nickelodeon said it's in talks with pay-TV providers to bundle Noggin with cable and satellite packages. The regular Nick Jr. channel is available through a separate Nick Jr. app, but it requires a pay-TV subscription and isn't sold as a stand-alone subscription.

Levy said Nickelodeon's four traditional channels will remain its core business, and there aren't any current plans to offer similar services for older children.

New York-based Viacom Inc., which owns Nickelodeon, did announce stand-alone subscriptions around its MTV brand this week. The MTV Play video service, launching next Thursday, will offer archives of past content and previews of new shows. It will be initially available only in Germany, Switzerland and Romania, however. The MTV Trax music service will launch Tuesday in the U.K. and expand later to New Zealand. Both services will be aimed at mobile users.

Viacom hinted at the Noggin service last month, but details weren't unveiled until Wednesday at Nickelodeon's annual presentation to ad buyers and other marketers on upcoming shows. Noggin is the original name of the Nick Jr. channel and was chosen partly because moms are already familiar with the brand, said Cyma Zarghami, president of the kids and family group at Viacom.

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