Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Glitch Techs' in 2019; Halts Production on Season 2 [Updated 1/27]

The latest news updates about Nickelodeon's upcoming animated series Glitch Techs.

Update (1/8/2019): Production crew are reporting on social media that Nickelodeon today (Tuesday, January 8, 2019) unfortunately halted production of Glitch Techs. The crew were in the midst of production of season two. However, as the show has yet to premiere, Nickelodeon wants to air the show before spending more money on it - even if that means losing the whole crew. Evan Palmer, who broke the news on Twitter, stressed that the show has not been cancelled at this point, just that production has been halted. It has also been revealed that the first season is nearly complete, and it is still set to air during 2019. Following the news breaking, production crew working on Glitch Techs paid tribute to the show on social media. A selection of posts can be read below.

Update (1/10): Eric Robles, the co-creator of Glitch Techs, has reiterated in a post on Instagram that Glitch Techs has NOT been cancelled:

"I want to thank you all for reaching out in support of Dan, myself and the Glitch Techs team. To clear any bad air, please know Glitch Techs is not cancelled. As I write this, we are in production, getting amazing animation back from Europe and Asia. Let me also speak from the heart when I say that Nickelodeon Animation has been nothing but supportive in ensuring Dan and myself the freedom to create an original and unique IP in a time where these types of projects are few and far between. As most of you know, until a show actually airs most studios will only grant a writing pick up for your series and only IF they feel good about the show’s chances. So in our case, we were deeply grateful when Nickelodeon saw fit to pick up an extra half-season production order. This kept our amazing team of artists and designers together longer than we ever could have expected.. As you can guess, producing animated shows, (particularly with ambitious and dynamic action sequences,) can get very expensive. As we hit the new year still being an untested show and with money needed for brand new content, we were told the business decision was for the network to launch our series with 20 gorgeous episodes for you and kids at home to respond to. Although our crew’s abrupt dismissal this past week was a terrible shock, we remain so grateful for the time they were able to devote to our second season episodes. We can only hope that when the show finally airs and reaches its audience, production on the remainder of our half season (and hopefully more,) can resume. As a kid growing up, I always dreamt of working and sharing ideas with people as talented as our crew and now I find myself having had the privilege to work with them every single day for the last two and a half years. I cannot express how much fun it has been to create this show and know it is going to have an impact when we share it with the world. I can’t stress how important it is for our industry to support each other and those who support original ideas. Please keep following me for future updates on Nickelodeon’s Glitch Techs and thank you all for reading this.

Additionally, board artist Phil J. also posted this comment on YouTube about the current production status of the show:

Phil is also answering fan's questions on YouTube!

Update (1/13) - From Cartoon Brew:

'The SpongeBob Musical' to Visit the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in March 2020

Are you ready kids? Nickelodeon's Tony-winning Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants is going on tour!

The multi-award winning SpongeBob SquarePants Musical has announced its second National Tour stop - HOLLYWOOD! This confirms previously announced plans for a tour of the U.S. during the 2019/2020 season, and comes hot on the heels of the show announcing its first tour stop, Las Vegas.

The The SpongeBob Musical will be stopping at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California between Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – Sunday, April 12, 2020 as part of the Nederlander Theatre's Hollywood Pantages' BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD 2019-20 Season!

SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy® Award-winning songwriters. Led and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau (2018 Tony Award nominee) and a Tony Award®-winning design team, the production brings the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality.

The stakes are higher than ever as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

SpongeBob SquarePants features a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, musical direction by Julie McBride, colorful costumes and Tony-winning by David Zinn, projection design by Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Walter Trarbach, foley design by Mike Dobson, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

The Broadway cast for SpongeBob SquarePants included Tony Award Nominee Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Tony Award Nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper and Christina Sajous as Sandy Cheeks, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton.

The ensemble included Brandon Espinoza, Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Jordan Grubb, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Jesse JP Johnson, L'ogan J'ones, Jai'len Christine Li Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn Mcclelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Catherine Ricafort, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan K. Washington, Brynn Williams, Matt Wood and Tom Kenny as the French Narrator.

It's currently unknown whether any of the original Broadway cast will be reprising their characters for the U.S. tour of the show.

SpongeBob SquarePants is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie and by SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The critically acclaimed SpongeBob SquarePants musical was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations - the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season - including nods for Best Musical, director Tina Landau, book writer Kyle Jarrow, title player Ethan Slater (in his Broadway debut), and the all-star roster of songwriters (including Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, and John Legend) who contributed to the score. The production earned 12 Tony Award nominations including best musical, equaling Mean Girls for the most of any show this season, and while The Band's Visit swept the honors, SpongeBob did score a deserved win for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for David Zinn's scenic design. The show’s director, Tina Landau, earned a Tony Award nomination for her inventive and unconventional approach to the material that humanized the characters than creating literal representations of the familiar Nickelodeon cartoon.

Following a Chicago tryout during summer 2016, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical opened at Broadway's Palace Theatre during Fall 2017, where it ran for 327 regular performances and 29 previews, defying critical expectations by earning some of the warmest reviews of the season. The show closed in September 2018 to make way for refurbishments at the Palace Theatre.

While many expected a theme park-style brand extension, the show surprised theatergoers with its wild Dadaist comic sensibility, ingenious design and winning performances, notably from gifted 26-year-old newcomer Ethan Slater, making a terrific Broadway debut in the title role.

Early in 2019, school and youth group licensing rights will be available, with professional licensing to follow. A North American tour will begin fall 2019.

SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording is available to purchase today at

SpongeBob SquarePants is produced by Nickelodeon with The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks and Kelp on the Road.

Below is Hollywood Pantages' official show description for The SpongeBob Musical!:

Continuing the BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD season at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood will truly intersect with Broadway when MEAN GIRLS, the record-breaking new musical comedy based on the hit Paramount Pictures film and featuring a book by nine-time Emmy® Award winner Tina Fey, makes its L.A. debut. Come get away from it all and put your mind on island time as Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE brings you a change in latitude and a change in attitude. The critically-acclaimed creative team who brought the epic production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I and South Pacific to L.A. return with the Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY, helmed by Bartlett Sher. THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed, award-winning new musical adapted from the beloved Nickelodeon series, and hailed by The New York Times as “brilliant” and “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit” by New York Magazine makes its L.A. Premiere. And lastly, THE BAND’S VISIT, the 10-time Tony Award-winning BEST MUSICAL, will celebrate the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.


Season Production #5

Direct from Broadway (…and Bikini Bottom)


Dolby Theatre

March 24 – April 12, 2020

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, the 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Dolby Theatre; March 24 – April 12, 2020.

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!”

“Wonders pour from the stage in a ravishing stream of color and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ears” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This “creative explosion” ( is “nothing short of genius” says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion.

Get ready to enjoy the “Broadway Extravaganza” (The New Yorker) that New York Magazine calls “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit.” Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in NICKELODEON’S THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

SpongeBob SquarePants launched on July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.


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SpongeBob SquarePants first debuted on Nickelodeon USA on May 1, 1999 and is still going strong.

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 15 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories and translated in 55+ languages. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. Among those friends are SpongeBob's best friend, a pink starfish named Patrick Star, his neighbor and co-worker octopus Squidward Tentacles, and Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel from Texas.

SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon's animated series Rocko's Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master's degree in experimental animation and his undergraduate degree, from Humboldt State University, was in natural science with an emphasis in marine biology. Hillenburg executive produced the series until his untimely passing in November 2018. His first feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which debuted Nov. 19, 2004 and his second theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, hit theaters Feb. 6, 2015, landing at #1 opening weekend.

SpongeBob SquarePants has been renewed through to at least the show's twelfth season, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, has its own critically acclaimed Broadway show, set to tour the U.S. from Fall 2019, and has a third upcoming movie, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, set to be released in Summer 2020. The series is produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

SpongeBob has also been making news for a different reason as well and it involves paying tribute to the late Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. A petition which calls for a SpongeBob Super Bowl tribute featuring "Sweet Victory", a song featured in the series and a favorite among fans, for the show creator has gained immense traction.

From the looks of it, fans’ effort to get a Super Bowl tribute seems to be a success. A recent promo video released by Maroon 5 on their official Twitter account has teased that the band has something planned to pay their tribute to Hillenburg.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Outlines SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th Anniversary Celebration Plans | SpongeBob Imagination Shellabration!

Originally published: Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
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Nickelodeon Casts Copperas Cove, TX Student Dorianna Gilbert and Her Brother D.J. in New Nickelodeon Series

Copperas Cove, Texas - Nickelodeon has cast Copperas Cove student Dorianna Gilbert and her brother D.J. in a new Nickelodeon series! Dorianna will portray Jamie, whilst her real-life brother will also portray her on-screen brother, Parker! The news follows Nickelodeon hosting Nickelodeon Comedy Talent Search auditions for the roles in January 2019.

Photo: Copperas Cove Leader Press

Gilbert is not new to a filming set. She has been featured in national commercials including Oreo, Nike, Reebok, and Beat headphones, and acted in Nat Geo's The Long Road Home filmed on Fort Hood and the short film, A Time to Tell.

In fact, if life is not already busy enough for the junior beauty queen who is also an honor roll student, class representative for student council, plays basketball, in the running club and on a competitive reading team at school, and with many students are studying for the STAAR test next month, Junior Miss Five Hills Dorianna Gilbert has another big deadline ahead—the first draft of the children’s book she is writing!

Gilbert was asked by Mascot Publishing Company to author a children’s book about her community service project, the Lil’ Dawg and Lil’ Lady Dawg Homecoming Dance, to benefit students with dyslexia. Gilbert chose dyslexia as her platform of service during her year long reign after witnessing her neighbor who has dyslexia being made fun of by other children. Gilbert has entitled her book, Dancing Because I Am Different.

Photo: Copperas Cove Leader Press

“Writing a book is hard, but I am happy someone thought enough of me to give me this opportunity. When someone believes in you, the least you can do is not complain and make it happen,” Gilbert said. “The biggest challenges are picking the pictures I want to include from my event and making sure I don’t leave out any important things. I’m happy about doing this book because I plan to donate most of my proceeds to my school district to help children with dyslexia.”

Gilbert’s book must be 20-30 pages in length and the first draft is due by the beginning of March. The book offer came after Gilbert was featured in Scholastic News Magazine as a child philanthropist.

Highlights Magazine expressed interest in the story, interviewed Gilbert and that article will publish in March.

“I was excited to see myself in the magazine because now everyone can join me in not making fun of kids with dyslexia.” Gilbert said. “I hope this will let kids with learning disabilities know that they matter.”

Being cast in Nickelodeon's new show will require both Dorianna and D.J. to miss school on the days the series is filming.

“I’m happy about being on Nickelodeon because this will be my opportunity to shine,” Gilbert told the Copperas Cove Leader Press. “Missing school is hard though because I love it, but my teachers understand and make sure I stay on task. We also have a teacher on set to help us with our assignments that our teachers email us to work on.”

Gilbert has also modeled in New York Fashion Week and Los Angeles Fashion Week and been featured in Essence Magazine and The Face of Youth Magazine. She has also been hired for numerous advertising photo shoots for online campaigns.

More Nick: 2019 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More!

Originally published: Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Additional sources: Wikipedia, Emanuel County Live.
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Nickelodeon to Not Hold Usual Upfront Presentation this Year; To Host Series of Customized Meetings with Executives Instead

Update (2/5): Although Nickelodeon won't be hosting its usual Nickelodeon Upfront event this year, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish today revealed during Viacom's 1Q19 conference call that Nickelodeon will be unveiling its upcoming programming slate next week at Toy Fair 2019 in New York City, which takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Center between February 16-19, 2019!

Original post:

Nickelodeon, whose annual upfront presentation was among the first signs of both the spring and the upfront season, will not be having its usual star studded event for buyers this year.

Instead, the top kids brand will be having a series of more customized meetings with executives from media agencies and marketers looking to reach children and their parents.

Nick will also be joining parent company Viacom’s other networks in the Viacom President Dinners where top execs from MTV, Comedy Central and other channels meet with clients. Those dinners replaced individual events that some Viacom networks had held previously.

Holding glitzy upfront events is expensive and they are often poo-pooed by top media agency execs, leading some networks to question whether the remained an effective way to explain programming strategies, create marketing opportunities and generate upfront sales.

“We are taking a tailored approach this year in favor of more intimate, personalized experiences with a series of customized presentations that better reflect our conversations with clients and partners,” said Sean Moran, head of ad solutions for Viacom. “Nickelodeon will also continue to be a part of the Viacom Presidents Dinners as we have done over the past couple of years.”

Kicking off last year’s upfronts, Nickelodeon held its held its Nickelodeon Upfront 2018 presentation in March at the Palace Theater where SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical had its one year. The Broadway show closed in September, ahead of its tour of the U.S. later this year.

At that presentation long-time Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami touted her plan to combat falling ratings by creating more content for more platforms and introduced talent including John Cena and Nick Cannon.

JoJo Siwa, Nick Cannon and the Lip Sync Battle Shorties - Singing and dancing at last year's Nick upfront.

Last year, Zarghami was replaced by Paramount exec Brian Robbins.

The kids upfront ad market has also changed. Not so long ago, the broadcast networks’ Saturday morning slate of kids shows was a big deal. But Nick, along with AT&T’s Cartoon Network and The Walt Disney Co.’s non-commercial Disney Channel now dominate viewing.

Kids have been spending more time streaming, games and other digital forms of entertainment, so the cable networks have been stressing co-viewing and the ability to reach both parents and their children.

That has helped lead to a more consolidated buying process. Instead of buying commercials aimed at kids early in upfront season and buying adults as summer approaches, most big companies are making all of their upfront commitments at one time. The networks have responded by making kids programming just another part of their corporate portfolios.

More Nick: 2019 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More!

Originally Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Original source: Broadcast & Cable.
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The Loud House Valentine’s Day Guide 💖 + BRAND NEW Clip | #TryThis | Nickelodeon

The Loud House Valentine’s Day Guide 💖 + BRAND NEW Clip | #TryThis

What’s that lovely smell? Oh nothing, it’s just the scent of LOVE in the air at the Loud House! 💖 For this family, Valentine’s Day is about DOING what you LOVE to do. So watch along and help figure out where each Loud will celebrate Valentine’s Day. Live. Loud. Love.

Which Loud sibling would YOU want to hang out with on Valentine's Day?! 💖

Catch the brand-new The Loud House special "Cooked!", premiering Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA!

Did you hear? Nickelodeon and Netflix are making a The Loud House movie!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Renames 'Loud House' Spin-Off 'Los Casagrandes' to 'The Casagrandes'!
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Winx Club Season 8 | TEASER [4 minutes preview] | Winx Club

Winx Club Season 8 | TEASER [4 minutes preview] | Winx Club

It's the night of the shooting stars on Magix and the Winx are ready for a magic party at Alfea. But a little creature called Twinkly reaches them after a long journey, bringing an urgent message: they are the only ones who can save the stars!

Following their little new friend, the Winx will set off on a cosmic adventure guided by the Lumens, creatures that generate magic stardust. Thanks to them, the six fairies will get a new amazing light-based transformation to fight against unpredictably mysterious threats that are endangering the Magic Universe.

Will they beat the shadows that loom over the stars? And who is hiding behind all this?

Follow Winx Club online!


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YOU CHOOSE! Nick’s Perfect Playlist 🎧 | Nickelodeon

YOU CHOOSE! Nick’s Perfect Playlist 🎧 | Nick

Hey there Nick music lovers! Nickelodeon has narrowed down Nick’s greatest hits and they need YOU to help to pick out the perfect playlist. Make sure to keep track of your answers and share the Nick playlist of what got you grooving in the comments on YouTube!

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Heart-Shaped Rainbow Pretzel Valentine’s Day Recipe 🥨Butterbean’s Café | Nick Jr.

Heart-Shaped Rainbow Pretzel Valentine’s Day Recipe 🥨Butterbean’s Café | Nick Jr.

Cook up heart-shaped pretzels 🥨🥨with this simple recipe from Butterbean’s Café! The recipe is below!! Looking for more kid-friendly food inspiration? Watch full episodes of ‘Butterbean’s Café’, weekday mornings on Nickelodeon, and everywhere you find Nick Jr.

Butterbean’s Cafe Rainbow Icing Heart Pretzels

Yield: 5 pretzels
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

12 ounces store bought dough, thawed
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup pearl sugar
2 ½ cups vanilla buttercream
Food coloring of choice
Piping bags
Star piping tip
Rainbow sprinkles of choice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into five pieces and roll each piece out into a 12 inch strip. Form the dough into a heart shaped pretzel and place on a sheet pan. Once all pretzels are formed brush them with egg wash and sprinkle with pearl sugar.

Bake the pretzels for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow them to cool completely.

Mix the buttercream colors in the rainbow tones of your choice and place them in separate piping bags. Lay down a piece of plastic wrap and pipe each color onto the plastic wrap. Wrap the icing into a log and snip one side. Place this icing log into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

Pipe the cooled pretzels with a rainbow of frosting and decorate with sprinkles of choice.

Serve immediately.

Everything’s better when you make it together with your preschooler! So show your kids some love by inviting them into the kitchen to cook up these sweet heart-shaped pretzels. Parents can follow these simple step-by-step instructions on how to make pretzels and special rainbow frosting. While parents will have to serve as the lead chef while making this treat, kids can help by rolling the dough, mixing food coloring into the frosting, piping the icing onto the pretzels, and adding the fairy finish to complete this Valentine’s Day dessert! Kids can even decorate their sweet treats with sprinkles! After you learn how to make this tasty treat, show kids how the bean team made the same recipe at the café. Following the instructional video is an extended bonus clip of Butterbean, Cricket, and Poppy making heart-shaped pretzels and sharing it with their best friends, Dazzle and Jasper!

Kids can watch their favorite Nick Jr. shows weekdays on Nickelodeon and all week long on the Nick Jr. channel:

Visit and the Nick Jr. App for more Valentine's Day videos and games!

More Nick: Do Gooders Unite! Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New Animated Preschool Series 'Corn & Peg' on Monday, February 18, 2019!

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play.

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, including Nick Jr. Draw and Play and Nick Jr. Let’s Learn!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's February 2019 Premiere Highlights!
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Nickelodeon Renames 'Loud House' Spin-Off 'Los Casagrandes' to 'The Casagrandes'

Nickelodeon has renamed it's upcoming The Loud House spin-off series Los Casagrandes to the new title of The Casagrandes! Check out a first look at the show's logo below!:

Update (2/6) - Take 1! Lalo Alcaraz, an Hispanic-American cartoonist, revealed on Twitter that first recording of the first episode of Season 1 of The Casagrandes took place at Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank, California on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3pm!:

A spinoff of animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes follows Lincoln Loud's friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, living together in the big city and exploring the endless possibilities urban life has to offer. Nickelodeon greenlit the series for an initial 20 episodes in July 2018, following the continued success of The Loud House.

"Nickelodeon is proud to expand The Loud House universe by offering a new perspective on family life with Los Casagrandes," said Chris Viscardi, who was Nickelodeon's Senior Vice President (SVP) of Animation Production and Development at the time of the announcement. "There's no better time than today to tell stories about a kid growing up in a loving, multi-generational, diverse family." Chris has now moved into a producer role for the network, overseeing the creation of feature-length animated content for both Nickelodeon and third-party digital and linear platforms.

The Casagrandes features Ronnie Anne and her brother Bobby Santiago as they adjust to their new life in Great Lakes City, where they now live with their big, loving and chaotic multi-generational family, the Casagrandes. In the series, Ronnie Anne makes new friends, build stronger bonds with her relatives and explores the endless possibilities of city life. Bobby helps Grandpa Hector run the family's corner store, and becomes familiar with the neighborhood's quirky characters.

The Casagrande family was first introduced in the The Loud House special, "The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos," which was recently nominated for an Imagen Award. The family will continue to appear throughout The Loud House season three, currently airing on Nickelodeon, and will be featured in a five-episode arc in season four. The Loud House centers on 11-year-old Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive the chaos of a huge family.

The Loud House is co-executive produced by Mike Rubiner (KaBlam!), who will also serve as co-executive producer on The Casagrandes alongside producer Karen Malach. Award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz (Coco) will serve as a cultural consultant and consulting producer for the five-episode arc of The Loud House featuring the Casagrandes.

Chelsea Holt serves as a storyboarder, Nicolas "Nic" Parris is serving as a Storyboard Artist.

For more information on The Loud House, visit, the Nick App, Instagram and the Facebook page. Episodes of The Loud House are available on Nick On Demand,, and the Nick App, and for download on iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android, and Android TV. Episodes are also available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, PlayStation and Verizon. Additionally, fans can listen to the "Listen Out Loud with the Loud House" podcast, Nickelodeon's first-ever original podcast for kids, on, the Nick App, Nickelodeon's YouTube channel and most podcast apps.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Greenlights 'The Casagrandes,' Original Animated Spinoff Of Hit Series 'The Loud House'!

Originally published: Monday, January 28, 2019.

H/T: Anime Superhero Forum /@jaylop97; Additional sources: ASF /@SweetShop209 (II, III), Wikipedia
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