Tuesday, January 05, 2021

2021 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Podcasts, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More

With lots of brand-new shows and tons of brand-new episodes, 2021 is set to be another epic year on Nickelodeon! Check out Nickelodeon's upcoming highlights below!

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2021 on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Promos:

New Shows and Seasons:

Rugrats Revival
Expected: 2021

Nickelodeon will relaunch the iconic kids’ TV series Rugrats with a CG-animated 26-episode new season, which will include new adventures with beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters!

Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting--and Reptar sightings--will be announced in the coming months. Veteran cast members are expected to return to reprise their roles.

Rugrats focuses on a group of toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles, and their day-to-day lives that became adventures in their imaginations. The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products, three hit theatrical releases and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A live-action Rugrats movie featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players was in the works, but it's release is currently on hiatus.

Star Trek: Prodigy
Expected: 2021

Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios have announced the greenlight of a new animated Star Trek series to be developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.

Debuting exclusively on Nickelodeon, Star Trek: Prodigy expands the Star Trek universe for a new generation of fans. The new original CG-animated series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

The series will see Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) reprise her role as the fan-favorite Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Award-winning director and producer Ben Hibon (Codehunterswill direct, co-executive produce and serve as the creative lead of Star Trek: Prodigy. Nami Melumad (An American Pickle, Absentia, Miss Arizona) is expected to score the series.

Star Trek: Prodigy will be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Mac Middleton will serve as a producer with Aaron Baiers as co-executive producer.

The new Star Trek series is the third animated series from CBS Television Studios, following Star Trek: Lower Decks for CBS All Access and Our Cartoon President for SHOWTIME.

Claudia Spinelli, VP Animation Development, Nickelodeon, is the executive in charge of the new animated Star Trek series for Nickelodeon. The series will also be overseen by Alec Botnick, SVP, Comedy Development and Head of Animation, CBS Television Studios.

ViacomCBS Consumer Products are looking to release a range of Star Trek: Prodigy products following the show's launch.

Expected: Early 2021
Platform: CBS All Access/Paramount in the U.S.; Nickelodeon channels internationally. The series is slated to also eventually air on Nickelodeon USA later in the year.
Sneak Peek: Sunday, January 10, 2021 during the half-time of the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon.

A prequel spin-off from SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, is a CG-animated series which follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series is slated to debut in 2021 exclusively on the newly rebranded Paramount+ streaming video on demand service. Following the season’s run on Paramount+, the series will also air on Nickelodeon later in the year.

In Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, SpongeBob meets Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Plankton and Mr. Krabs, where the new friends embark on all the joys of camp, including hunting for treasure, slaplining and more. The CG-animated series (13 episodes) is the first original spinoff of Nickelodeon’s iconic hit show SpongeBob SquarePants.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. Production of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years is overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon will air a sneak peek of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years during the half-time of the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon.

Expected: TBC

SpongeBob's neighbor and BFF Patrick Star is getting his own spin-off series! Reportedly to be in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Patrick Star Show will see the superstar sea star saviour hosting his own late-night talk show. The series is said to revolve around Patrick and his family.

The series will see the character’s longtime SpongeBob voice actor Bill Fagerbakke reprise his iconic role of the not-so-bright but kind-hearted sea star, who lives under a rock. Fagerbakke is being joined by a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their respective roles.

The series has a 13-episode order and comes from the creative team behind the mothership series.

Expected: Mid-2021

Big Nate (middle character)

Nickelodeon is taking the misadventures of Big Nate from page to screen with an all-new CG-animated TV series based on the best-selling children’s books written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce.

The eponymous 26-episode series follows Nate, a precocious 11-year-old boy, and his best friends as they navigate sixth grade with humor and style. Big Nate is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

The TV series will feature brand-new original storylines centered on Nate and his mischievous shenanigans that usually result in disaster, detention or both. Whether trying to convince everyone that their school is haunted to get out of a test, or accidentally setting the pet iguana free in the school’s air ducts, Nate and his friends cause trouble everywhere--and must keep their cool before they get caught.

The Big Nate TV series is executive produced by Mitch Watson (All Hail King Julien) and John Cohen (The Angry Birds Movie), with Peirce serving as consultant throughout development and production. Bridget McMeel is co-producer.

Peirce’s humor-based books about Nate and his friends have spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times’ Best-Seller list. The Big Nate book series (https://bignatebooks.com/) is published worldwide in 33 languages and available as ebooks and audiobooks and as an app, Big Nate: Comix by U! Additionally, the Big Nate comic strip is syndicated by Andrews McMeel Syndication and appears in more than 400 newspapers and online daily at www.gocomics.com/bignate. The Big Nate comic strip books are published by Andrews McMeel Publishers and the Big Nate novels are published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Expected: Early 2021

It's morphin' time!

65 million years ago an ancient force brought the power of the Morphin Grid to planet Earth. Now, the forces of evil have come to claim that power, and a group of heroes must rise up to meet this challenge. Harnessing the energy of the Morphin Grid with the prehistoric power of Dino Fury. They will unlock incredible new Morphers, Dino Powered Weapons, powerful new Zords, and astonishing new Megazords. In the tradition of dinosaur teams of the past comes a brand new entry, Power Rangers Dino Fury.

The 28th season of the iconic franchise, adapted from the Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger season of Japanese Super Sentai series, gets a modern update with a prehistoric twist when an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth, threatening life as we know it. A brand-new team of Power Rangers, fueled by the prehistoric power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat.

Power Rangers Dino Fury will star Russell Curry as Zayto / Red Ranger, Hunter Deno as Amelia / Pink Ranger, Kai Moya as Ollie / Blue Ranger, Tessa Rao as Izzy / Green Ranger (a genderswap from the Super Sentai counterpart), and Chance Perez as Javi / Black Ranger

Among those battling the Dino Fury rangers will be a villainess “Boomtower” - which some fans might recognize as Tankjoh from Kishiryu Sentai RyuSoulger - and two monsters of the day, “Doomsnake” and "Shockhorn".

Like previous seasons, Power Rangers Dino Fury will transcend into the toy aisle with brand new merchandise based on the show.

Expected: Mid-2021

Nickelodeon has ordered a new original animated series, Middlemost Post (working title), which combines quirky characters with hilarious adventures and unwavering friendship. Created and co-executive produced by John Trabbic III (SpongeBob SquarePants, storyboard director), the 20-episode 2D-animated series follows a former rain cloud, a brawny mailman and their magical pet walrus as they deliver packages to the unusual inhabitants of Mount Middlemost. Middlemost Post is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, with Dave Johnson serving as co-executive producer and story editor. Additional casting news and premiere date will be announced in the coming months.

In Middlemost Post, Parker J. Cloud, an exuberant raincloud, lives and works in the Middlemost Post Office with Angus, a burly, rule-abiding mailman who cherishes his solitude and values efficiency, and Russell, their magical pet walrus whose stomach is so big that it doubles as a storage room. Together they journey through Mount Middlemost and the six territories of Somewhere to deliver the mail, while meeting some exceptionally quirky and peculiar people along the way. But as this loving and unconventional trio grows closer, they remain blissfully unaware that they have been brought together by one fateful stormy event.

To Trabbic, a recovering addict, the story about a “reformed rain cloud, who doesn’t want to rain on people any more, he just wants to brighten people’s days,” is also about his own evolution. Besides the animation, “it leans into humor and I am incorporating stop-motion sets.” Trabbic is also working on getting the show ready to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2021.

Chris Battle and Gracie Pryor are working as character designers on the series.

The Barbarian and the Troll
Expected: Early-2021

Nickelodeon announced the greenlight of The Barbarian and the Troll (formally titled Brendar the Barbarian, 13 episodes), a brand-new live-action puppet comedy series from co-creators Mike Mitchell (Trolls, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part) and expert puppeteer Drew Massey (Mutt & Stuff, Sid the Science Kid).  The series follows Evan, a bridge troll in search of adventure, and Brendar, a fierce female warrior, on a quest to defeat the evil demon who has imprisoned her brother.  Filming on The Barbarian and the Troll commenced October 19, 2020 at North Shore Studios in Vancouver, Canada, and is expected to wrap on February 12th, 2021. The Barbarian and the Troll is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2021.

In The Barbarian and the Troll, Evan, a troll who has never ventured out from under his bridge, decides to explore the world for the first time in search of a great adventure and inspiration to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer.  He soon meets Brendar, Gothmoria’s most feared and revered warrior, and joins in her quest across treacherous terrain and confrontations with bizarre and magical creatures.  Throughout their journey and encounters with an eclectic puppet cast of wacky characters, they both learn that they’re better together and form an unbreakable friendship.

The Barbarian and the Troll is co-created, written and executive produced by Mitchell, who also serves as director, and Massey, who also serves as lead puppeteer.  Production of The Barbarian and the Troll is overseen for Nickelodeon by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action.

Expected: TBD

Nickelodeon has struck a multiplatform deal with James Corden and Ben Winston, and their production company Fulwell 73, to produce an animated movie and TV series, based on the recently released children’s book title, Real Pigeons Fight Crime. The movie and TV series are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms.

Written by Andrew McDonald and illustrated by Ben Wood, Real Pigeons Fight Crime was published in Australia by Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing and is now available in over 10 territories including North America, where it was recently released by Random House Children’s Books. Hilarious, engaging and completely ridiculous, the Real Pigeons series has sold hundreds of thousands of books and has amassed legions of fans around the globe. Real Pigeons Fight Crime reveals the secret life of crime-busting pigeons who set out to keep a town safe. The deal underscores key elements of Nickelodeon’s content strategy, to build and expand the worlds of popular franchises and give audiences more of what they love.

The Real Pigeons Fight Crime TV series is executive produced by Corden and Winston, with Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood serving as consultants throughout development and production.

Andrew McDonald is a children’s author who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of the Real Pigeons series and loves writing stories that make kids laugh, gasp, think and wonder. His books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Ben Wood is the illustrator of the Real Pigeons series and has always been drawn to stories with humor and heart. He has illustrated over 30 books for children, with several titles recognized on the Children Book Council of Australia (CBCA)’s “Notables” lists and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards in 2019 and 2020.

McDonald, Wood, and Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing are represented by UTA and Writers House.

Expected: TBD

Nickelodeon has reportedly won the rights in a competitive situation to Dana Simpson’s comic strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn, a property that the ViacomCBS studio is eyeing as a multi-platform franchise across an TV animated series, movies and more. The final deal points are still to be announced.

Phoebe and her Unicorn follows 9-year-old Phoebe Howell, a girl in the fourth grade, who deals with childhood challenges alongside her unicorn Marigold, friend Max and enemy Dakota. Phoebe meets Marigold after skipping a rock across a pond, accidentally hitting the unicorn in the face. Freed from her own reflection, the unicorn—named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils—gives Phoebe one wish, which she decides to use by making the unicorn her best friend. Marigold has magical powers, i.e. she can divert or redirect rain and send text messages and broadcast a Wi-Fi hotspot through her horn. Her most highly coveted power though is her “Shield of Boringness” spell, which causes humans to view her as nothing out of the ordinary and allows her to interact with them on a daily basis.

The daily comic strip initially launched on Universal Uclick’s GoComics website in 2012 before it launched in 100 newspapers in 2015.

Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment are partnering with Bridget McMeel of Andrews McMeel Entertainment to produce Phoebe and Her Unicorn content. Lee brought the project into Darlene Caamaño Loquet, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Nickelodeon Movies, who’ll over the project for Nickelodeon. Roy and Yoon will oversee development.

Fred Nelson and Matt Sheppo will oversee Phoebe and Her Unicorn for Andrews McMeel Entertainment (AME), the entertainment unit of Andrews McMeel Universal.

Expected: TBD

Nickelodeon is slated to premiere Adventures in Wonder Park, an animated series inspired by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies hit 2019 theatrical feature Wonder Park, sometime in the future! The series in feature the voices of: Kitana Turnbull as June, Greg Cipes as Peanut, Ken Hudson Campbell as Boomer, Jill Talley as Mom, Cam Clarke as Dad, Rachael MacFarlane as Greta, Kevin Michael Richardson as Gus, Aryan Simhadri as Banky, Stephen Tobolowsky as Uncle Tony, Daran Norris as Principal Peters, Kate McGregor-Stewart as Aunt Albertine, and Raymond McLeod.

Counting Stars
Expected: 2021

Counting Stars is a brand-new series following a group of mega-talented freshmen at the most elite music performance boarding school in the country who compete to perform at the year end talent showcase. The scripted music series will feature original music in every episode.

Casting took place during late-2019. Filming was slated to commence in January 2020, but was postponed to November 2020.

Counting Stars is the Simon Fuller/Ryan Tedder-Produced Untitled Project announced during Nickelodeon Upfront 2019.

Simon Fuller is a legendary, multi-hyphenate creator, producer and manager behind iconic franchises such as the global Idol phenomenon and Spice Girls. Grammy Award-winning Ryan Tedder is the frontman of OneRepublic and writer behind countless hit songs from artists ranging from Beyoncé and Adele, to Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

Characters in the show will include: Taylor Hutchinson (Lead; female, 13-15); Eva Ruiz (Lead, female, 13-15); Madison Montgomery (Female, 13-15); Jacob Evans (Lead; male, 12-15); Chase Jones (Lead; male, 13-15); and Austin Peterson (Lead; male, 13-15).

The Smurfs: A New Touch Of Blue
Expected: Early-Mid 2021

Nickelodeon and LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, the worldwide licensors for The Smurfs, are partnering to bring a brand-new original CG-animated series based on the iconic property to a new generation of kids and families around the world. Under the deal, Nickelodeon has licensed the global rights to The Smurfs, which follows the beloved characters--Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy and others--on all-new adventures, packed with humor, heart and high-stakes action. The series is slated to debut in 2021 in the U.S., followed by Nickelodeon channels internationally.

In addition to the content partnership, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) will manage consumer products licensing for The Smurfs property across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. VCP will seek new merchandising and promotional partners in select categories and territories for The Smurfs classic brand, in addition to a new product line for the new animated series The Smurfs, spanning categories including toys, stationery, apparel and accessories, home, consumer packaged goods and more, to launch at retail in 2022.

Global master toy manufacturer for The Smurfs, Jazwares will create a toy line reviving the internationally beloved franchise for today's generation of children. The Smurfs toy line is set to hit retail in 2022.

The Smurfs is produced by Peyo Productions and Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel. It is directed by William Renaud (Calimero, Casper’s Scare School, A Kind of Magic) and written by Peter Saisselin (Sonic Boom, Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks) and Amy Serafin (Sonic Boom, Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks).

The Smurfs is being overseen by Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships and Dana Cluverius, Senior Vice President, Current Series Animation.

Created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Peyo, pen name of Pierre Culliford (1928-1992), the Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs) evolved from secondary comic characters in Peyo's Johan and Peewit (French: Johan et Pirlouit) comic series and spinning off into their own series the following year, in which they became the small centerpieces of the massive franchise that skyrocketed to global fame with the 1981 launch of The Smurfs (Smurfs' Adventures) Saturday morning cartoon series, which, produced by Hanna-Barbera aired new episodes on NBC until 1989, running for more than 250 episodes and several specials over nine seasons. It would eventually manifest in live-action CG-animation hybrid splendor on the big screen. The 2011 feature film of the same name and its 2013 sequel, The Smurfs 2 were produced by Sony Pictures Animation and released by Columbia Pictures. Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris starred in live-action roles, with voiceovers by Anton Yelchin, Jonathan Winters, Katy Perry (famously providing the voice of Smurfette), Jayma Mays, and George Lopez. A fully CG-animated standalone movie, The Smurfs: Lost Village was released in April 2017, featuring the voices of Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Ellie Kemper, Julia Roberts and Mandy Patinkin. The Smurfs have also featured in two shorts.

Meet the Voxels
Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon originally announced the development of Meet the Voxels (working title), an original TV, virtual reality and augmented reality series conceived by Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab, in August 2018. The animated sitcom, created in a game engine, marks a first for Nickelodeon in its use of cutting-edge virtual cinema technology, including real-time full body and facial performance capture, bringing an innovative approach to immersive storytelling. Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab is the network’s division established to spearhead long-range research and development around emerging platforms and new technology. Meet the Voxels is being developed to air across Nickelodeon’s channels globally.

The series will feature an African-American and Latinx family where everyone is from a different video game.

Meet the Voxels takes kids behind the scenes of a video game world and follows a family of video-game characters, the Voxels, on their adventures on-and-off-duty. When the project was first announced, the family members were named: Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game; Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can; their younger brother Cody who has not found his video game calling yet; Mom, a popular street fighter in her game; and Dad, a 90’s-era classic console game character who quit the business years ago. It's currently unknown whether any of these details have changed since the property was originally announced.

The pilot for Meet the Voxels has been written by Jana Petrosini (Henry Danger, Kid Danger, Game Shakers) and Sean Gill (Henry Danger, Kid Danger, Game Shakers).

Meet the Voxels represents a significant expansion of both the Entertainment Lab’s capabilities and Young’s work. To date, the Lab has been responsible for the creation and implementation of SlimeZone and The Loud House 360, and now Meet the Voxels represents an evolution of content development and creation using real-time animation technology.

Actor, writer, comedian and host Kelly Vrooman will have a role on the series.

Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix Series
Expected: TBD

Netflix has announced that it is set to produce a live-action series based on Nickelodeon’s mid-2000s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The new series will be made in partnership with Nickelodeon, and will air exclusively on Netflix.

Original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko were initially onboard the project executive producers and showrunners, however, the duo left the production during summer 2020 citing creative differences.

The series will feature a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.

Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, The Lego Batman Movie, IT Chapters 1 & 2, the Netflix adaption of Death Note) has boarded the project as a producer under his Lin Pictures banner.

In Avatar - The Last Airbender, the world is divided into four nations; the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads. Each of these are represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. The Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element in their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.

Konietzko and DiMartino also created a follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, that returned to the world of Avatar years after Aang’s death to follow Korra, his successor as Avatar. That series ran between 2012-2014.

The stories of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have continued on in graphic novel series.

iCarly Revival
Expected: 2011
Platform: Paramount+

ViacomCBS' Paramount+ streaming service (currently known as CBS All Access) has ordered a revival of the wildly popular Nickelodeon comedy iCarly, with original stars Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) and Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson) all set to return.

Produced by Nickelodeon Studios for Paramount+, the new iCarly series will be aimed towards adults rather than kids and tweens.

Jay Kogen (School of Rock, The Simpsons, Frasier) and Ali Schouten (Diary of a Future President, Champions, Merry Happy Whatever) have signed on to develop the update. They also will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners.

Production is set to commence in March 2021, with the series premiering on Paramount+ later in the year.

It's currently unknown whether the new iCarly project is a reboot - as in, starting the series from scratch - or a revival, picking up where the characters are now.

Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett is currently missing from the main returning cast and there's also no sign of Gibby (Noah Munck).

Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, Executive Producers/showrunners of Nickelodeon’s All That and creators/EP of the network’s Cousins For Life, are making another comedy for the ViacomCBS network.

It's understood that the pair have scored a pilot order for Warped!, a comedy set in a popular comic book store.

Kopelow and Seifert, who also created Austin & Ally for the Disney Channel and wrote on Kenan & Kel, starring a young Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, are writing and exec producing the project, with former Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT President Kevin Kay also exec producing. Kay left Viacom in 2018.

It follows Milo, the beloved head geek and manager at a popular comic book store whose microcosm is disrupted when his boss hires the loud and excitable, Ruby. Despite their differences, the two form an unlikely alliance when they team up to create the next great superhero franchise.

ViacomCBS has applied to register the trademark for Warped!, which could mean that Nickelodeon is moving ahead with the series.

Expected: TBA

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), through one of its subsidiaries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paws, Inc., the entity holding global intellectual property rights to the Garfield and the U.S. Acres (a.k.a. Orson’s Farm) franchises--including corresponding rights related to content, consumer products, and location-based experiences. The deal will see Nickelodeon develop a new Garfield animated television series, as well as new Garfield content for all platforms for a new generation of fans.

The acquisition of Garfield is part of Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home for the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the forthcoming Blue’s Clues & You!, the first-ever SpongeBob spinoff, Kamp Koral, and all-new animated Star Trek and Paddington series.

Nickelodeon also recently revived its iconic '90s sketch series All That, as well as partnered with LEGO and YouTube influencer “Ryan,” the central figure in the online series “Ryan ToysReview”, to launch two new series, LEGO City Adventures and Ryan's Mystery Playdate.

Global merchandising rights to Garfield will be managed by Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP), including the property’s existing portfolio of licensees. Garfield creator Jim Davis will continue to produce the Garfield syndicated comic strip as he has done since creating the lazy feline since 1976. The cartoon has chronicled the life of the eponymous cat, his owner Jon Arbuckle and Odie the dog, as well as various friends. Known for his love of lasagne and coffee and his disdain for Mondays, Garfield has spawned a slew of movies and TV shows - Garfield and Friends in the 1980s and '90s on CBS and the CG-animated The Garfield Show on Cartoon Network from 2009 to 2012 — and a pair of feature films, Garfield: The Movie (2004), a live-action/animated hybrid in which the corpulent cat was wryly voiced by Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), opposite Breckin Meyer’s Jon, and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and three straight-to-video sequels. The property has received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program for the animated specials Garfield on the Town, Garfield in the Rough, Garfield’s Halloween Special and Garfield’s Babes and Bullets. Garfield and Friends previously aired on Nickelodeon USA between 1997–2000.

Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, Garfield is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world (Guinness World Records), and the franchise spawned movies, TV shows, stage shows and merchandise. Garfield has received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, and Davis was inducted into the Licensing Hall of Fame in 1998.

Expected: TBD
Platform: Netflix

Netflix and ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has announced Sharkdog, an animated series from Singaporean creator Jacinth Tan.

The 20 x 7 minute episode animated series is being produced by ViacomCBS International Studios, in partnership with Singaporean based CGI animation studio One Animation, and will premiere in 2021.

Logline: The series follows 10 year old Max and his best friend Sharkdog - half shark, half dog, all appetite. Blissfully unaware of his own strength, stealth and general sharkiness, Sharkdog often leaves a trail of chaos in his wake. But, like all good half-dogs, he's Max's BFF and Max is his.

Sharkdog is VIS' first internationally originated global animated series for Netflix. It is also the first animated series from Singapore to come out of Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop long form original comedy-driven content for kids globally. A short-form Sharkdog series also aired on Nickelodeon South East Asia.

Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot
Expected: 2021
Platform: Paramount+

In December 2019, Quibi announced that it was reviving and reimagining of Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nickelodeon's cherished 90's competition show that included teams competing against one another to retrieve “historical artifacts”, for adults. The streamer then issued a casting call for contestants in March 2020.

Now, this is where it gets tricky! Since March, the world has been getting to grips with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The series was then dealt another blow when Quibi announced that it was planning to closedown just months after launching.

It's currently unknown whether the series was even filmed at this point. However, if it was, Nickelodeon and Stone & Company Entertainment (Paradise Run, A Season With, The Mole), who were producing the series for Quibi will most likely not want to see the show go to waste. Keeping in mind that the contestants in the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot are adults as opposed to kids like in the original series, the most likely place the series will end up is Paramount+, ViacomCBS' rebranded SVOD platform (currently named CBS All Access).

This new, supersized, reimagined version will preserve many of the favorite original elements of the show - the contestant-soaking Moat Crossing; Olmec, a disembodied talking stone head; and the game-culminating Temple Run, a maze full of treacherous obstacles where young adolescents would flex their physical and mental prowess - but will see them "grown up" for an audience that's grown up along with them. Instead of being filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, the entire set will be taken out of the studio, into a jungle and scaled up with tougher challenges and bigger prizes on the line.

The original Legends of the Hidden Temple game show was originally hosted by Kirk Fogg, with Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, American Dad) providing the voice of the all-knowing Olmec. The pair returned and reprised their respective roles for a TV movie inspired by the series (with Michael Benyaer as Olmec’s human form) in 2016. It also featured elements from the show, like the Steps of Knowledge, and featured cameos from animals who lend their names to the competition teams. No word on Fogg or Baker's involvement in the new series.

Zoey 101 Reboot
Expected: N/A

Following the cast of Nickelodeon's beloved noughties series Zoey 101 reuniting on All That, Jamie Lynn Spears, who starred as Zoey Brooks in the series about a fictional boarding school - Pacific Coast Academy (PCA) - in southern California, revealed that a Zoey 101 reboot is “definitely happening”. Not much else is currently known about the project, except that the team had found a creative direction they were “all very happy with”.

Spears has hinted that the Zoey 101 reboot will either pick up with what the characters are doing now, or feature her daughter as Zoey.

Very little is currently unknown about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Next Chapter, however, ViacomCBS has applied to trademark the title under "entertainment services in the nature of continuing program series, featuring animation, comedy and drama provided through cable television, broadcast television, internet, video-on-demand, and through other forms of transmission media; providing online information in the field of entertainment concerning television programs," which suggests that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Next Chapter will be a new TMNT series, rather than the recently announced CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical movie Nickelodeon Animation is currently producing with Point Grey Pictures - although it could be a series based on the movie. It's also not thought to be related to Netflix's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, expected to premiere next year.

Nickelodeon Preschool:

Premiered: Monday, January 4, 2021 on Noggin

Noggin, Nickelodeon's interactive learning service for preschoolers, is launching its first-ever original long-form series Noggin Knows (5 x 22-min eps), a brand-new educational variety show hosted by actor and entertainer Emmanuel Carter. Available now exclusively on Noggin, the show follows Carter, an engaging instructor, as he uses his love for learning, dancing and singing to guide kids through a series of themed lessons, alongside their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters.

In the series premiere of Noggin Knows, "Dinosaurs," Emmanuel teaches viewers all about dinosaurs with the help of beloved Bubble Guppy, Molly, and class ends with a dino-mite dance party. Episodes will continue to roll out weekly.

Set in a unique classroom, Noggin Knows makes learning fun and interactive, and aligns with Noggin's educational approach which aims to help preschoolers build big hearts, strong minds and healthy bodies. Lessons focus on social and emotional skills, math, literacy, problem solving, movement and concepts that expand kids' horizons in a playful and engaging way.

Premieres: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon

Bursting onto the scene this New Year are Kai, Lola, Rammy and Bobbi – the DEER SQUAD. These four lovable, enthusiastic and heroic young deer friends are the protectors of Central Forest and all who inhabit Platinum City, the futuristic metropolis surrounding their woodland home.

Deer Squad (formally Deer Run) is Nickelodeon’s brand new CG-animated adventure rescue show that follows the four friends on their daily adventures as they learn about the world around them and lend a helping hand to the animals of Central Forest and humans of Platinum City. From tackling giant doughnuts to tornadoes to ice robots, when there’s trouble the Deer summon their Planet Powers and transform into a team that is capable of solving problems using their Planet Powers of Water (Kai), Wood (Lola), Earth (Bobbi) and Sun (Rammy).

Packed with action, comedy and heart, each episode of DEER SQUAD tells relatable yet meaningful stories that help build character and teach valuable life lessons like teamwork and problem-solving.

Get set for adventure with DEER SQUAD! Premiering on Nickelodeon USA on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT! Following launch, new episodes will air weekdays at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

Produced by iQIYI under the creative guidance and supervision of Nickelodeon, Deer Squad was developed with global audiences in mind. From the storyline to the characters and production, all elements have been created to meet the highest international standards. The story cleverly combines adventure, education, and humour to convey universal values such as love, courage and responsibility. The series has also been meticulously curated to feature inspiring role models and tips on staying safe. It is the first time Nickelodeon Asia is taking a Chinese original IP on its network from conception phase. A second season has been commissioned, and a third is in the planning stages.

Deer Squad season one premiered on iQIYI in China on Wednesday 15th July 2020. Following its world debut, Deer Squad premiered on Nickelodeon South East Asia on Monday 3rd August 2020. The series is also rolling out internationally.

Expected: TBD

Herbivore social media sensation The Tiny Chef is bringing his culinary adventures to Nickelodeon in a brand-new series. The Tiny Chef Show (working title) will follow the talented chef as he whips up tasty ‘weshipees’ and the world’s tiniest plant-based dishes from his tree-stump home.

Produced in association with Imagine Kids+Family, Tiny Chef Productions, and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series will premiere on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S., as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally.

The Tiny Chef Show will be executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Executive Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber, as well as Kristen Bell, Morgan Sackett, and Tiny Chef creators Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid and cinematographer Ozlem Akturk for Tiny Chef Productions.

The Tiny Chef Show marks Nickelodeon’s second project with Imagine Kids+Family, following the previously announced live-action adventure series The Astronauts. Production of The Tiny Chef Show for Nickelodeon Animation Studio is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool and by Elly Kramer for Imagine Kids+Family.

The Tiny Chef is represented by CAA.

Expected: Mid-2021

Nickelodeon has inked a deal with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects to bring the musical stylings of The BeatBuds to TV with a brand-new animated preschool series based on the popular kids’ music duo. Each episode of The BeatBuds (working title) will follow the musical adventures of Jonny, Matty and the rest of the ‘Buds, and feature an original song.

Written by Evan Sinclair (Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, The Aquabats! Super Show!), The BeatBuds short-form series (10 episodes) will begin production this summer and premiere on Nickelodeon’s preschool platforms in 2021.

Formed in 2012, the BeatBuds are best friends and musical partners Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro, who have been playing together since the age of six. Their energetic shows aim to introduce young kids to the “to the pure joy and educational benefits of music.” Their modern, almost indie-rock sound also resonates with adults. Among their toddler-approved hits are the songs “Gravity,” “Sam the Garbage Man” and “When the Rain Falls Down.” The duo count Kim Kardashian West, Pink, Fergie and Braun among their famous fans.

The BeatBuds is executive produced by Scooter Braun and Scott Manson on behalf of SB Projects. Production of The BeatBuds for Nickelodeon is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.

Expected: TBD

Family, friendship and fashionable fun drive Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series, Made by Maddie (formerly Fashion Ally). Created by Paula Rosenthal and produced by Silvergate Media (Sunny Day, Peter Rabbit, The Octonauts, Hilda), the series (22 half-hour episodes) follows 8-year-old Maddie in New York City, as she uses her imagination and design ingenuity to turn every problem into a positive with the perfect fashion fix.

Throughout the season, Made by Maddie will feature guest voice appearances by: Karamo Brown (Queer Eye); Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire); Danny Burstein (Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!); David Burtka (Professional Chef); Monét X Change (RuPaul’s Drag Race); Joey Fatone (*NSYNC); Griffin Robert Faulkner (Raising Dion); Nina Garcia (Project Runway); Joy Lynn Jacobs (The Blacklist); Claudia Morcate-Martin (Seneca); Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men); Christine Pedi (Steven Universe); Christiani Pitts (Broadway’s King Kong); Al Roker (TODAY); D’Angelo Russell (Minnesota Timberwolves); Horatio Sanz (Black Monday); and Nico Tortorella (Younger).

Made by Maddie centers on Maddie (Alyssa Cheatham, Santiago of the Seas), a quick-thinking little girl with a big personality and a huge heart, who has a passion for fashion. Maddie finds design inspiration around every corner and her big ideas couldn’t become a reality without the love and support of her aspirational and talented fashion designer mom, Dee (Patina Miller), and her super cool and upbeat musician dad, Rashad (James Monroe Iglehart), along with the assistance of friends and neighbors, including kind, animal-loving best friend, Jada (Sophia Torres), and the twins—rule-following Harper (Amanda Dressel) and fearless Hudson (Ames McNamara)—who are always up for adventure. Maddie’s creative thinking and dazzling designs are a reflection of the bustling, colorful city of New York and its residents. Maddie confidently embraces her own unique style, celebrates individuality, treats everyone with kindness, and encourages others to take risks and be themselves.

Production of Made by Maddie for Nickelodeon Animation Studio is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.

Nickelodeon originally planned to launch Made by Maddie on the Nick Jr. channel in September 2020. However, due to controversy about similarities between the show's characters and those in the Oscar-winning short Hair Love, Nickelodeon decided to pull it from the schedules.

In a statement to the press, Nickelodeon said: "In response, and out of respect to all voices in the conversation, we are removing the show from our schedule as we garner further insight into the creative journey of the show. We are grateful to Silvergate Media for all of their work. And we hold Matthew A. Cherry and the wonderful and inspiring Hair Love in the highest regard."

As Nickelodeon and Silvergate have invested a lot of time and money on the project, it's hard to see them just leaving the show to sit on a shelf gathering dust. Given the current situation, it's more than likely that Made By Maddie will go straight to SVOD, either on Noggin and Paramount+.

The Loud House Movie - April 2021
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie - 2021
Platform: Netflix

As part of its strategy to generate new content for third-party digital and linear platforms, Viacom has struck a deal with Netflix to produce a pair of original animated feature films based on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House! Not much is currently known about either movie, however, they're both expected to debut on Netflix in 2021!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Expected: February 2021
Platforms: Exclusive to CBS All Access/Paramount+

SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run! After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.

Based on the TV series created by Stephen Hillenburg, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (formally titled The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge) is produced by Ryan Harris, with Stephen Hillenburg executuive producing. Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies present, in association with MRC A United Plankton Pictures production. Written and directed by Tim Hill.

SpongeBob SquarePants voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), Jill Talley (Karen), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff), and Lori Alan (Pearl) will reprise their roles for the Paramount film about the absorbent, porous and yellow creature who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Composer Hans Zimmer will also be providing the music. Awkwafina, Reggie Watts, Snoop Dogg and Keanu Reeves will guest star in the feature. An actor named Antonio Raul Corbo will be voicing young SpongeBob.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is the third SpongeBob SquarePants feature film, following The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2004 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water in 2015.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run was originally intended to be released in theatres during summer 2020. However, due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures decided to move the film to digital. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is slated to be released on Premium Video-on-Demand (PVOD) and CBS All Access/Paramount+ during early 2021.

Internationally, Netflix bowed the movie in most countries in November 2020.

Expected: Winter 2021

Nickelodeon is literally bringing to life the popular animated characters from its Emmy Award-winning The Loud House with the greenlight of an all-new original live-action holiday TV movie: The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas! (working title).

In The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas!, Lincoln is gearing up for the ultimate Christmas, until he finds out that most of his sisters have plans to be elsewhere for the big day. Determined to remind his family that they all need to be together, Lincoln and his best friend Clyde embark on a mission to sabotage their plans and preserve the family’s holiday traditions.

Production on The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas! feature-length TV movie was originally scheduled for summer 2020, with the film slated for a Q4 release. However, it looks like filming for the movie was postponed due to the on-going COVID-19 health emergency.

The live-action television film is written by Liz Maccie (Siren) and executive produced by Michael Rubiner (The Loud House).

Platform: Theaters
Expected: TBD

Nickelodeon and award-winning Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are producing an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture. Marking the Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical production, in partnership with Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Animation Production and Development, overseeing production for Nickelodeon. Josh Fagen is overseeing for Point Grey Pictures. Paramount Pictures will handle worldwide distribution of the film.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theatrical motion picture will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) and written by Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).

PAW Patrol The Movie
Platform: Theaters
Expected: August 20, 2021

Spin Master in association with Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures will release PAW Patrol: The Movie, a brand new film inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved CG-animated PAW Patrol preschool series in theatres on August 20, 2021!

In PAW Patrol: The Movie, Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever! "No city is too big; no pup is too small!"

Representing a new chapter for this continually growing entertainment franchise, the PAW Patrol feature film will be directed by animation veteran Cal Brunker (Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature; Escape From Planet Earth). Spin Master Entertainment's Executive Vice President, Jennifer Dodge, will produce the film and Ronnen Harary, Spin Master's Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Adam Beder, Spin Master's Executive Vice President Strategic Partnership & Franchise Development and Peter Schlessel will executive produce.

PAW Patrol: The Movie is being produced with creators, artists and producers collaborating remotely.

PAW Patrol: The Movie will boast a all-star voice cast cast: Kim Kardashian West, Dax Shepard (Chips, Idiocracy), Jimmy Kimmel, Tyler Perry (The Star), Yara Shahidi (Black-ish), Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, The Interview), Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon), Marsai Martin (Black-ish), and Will Brisbin (Forbidden Playground).

Writer Mark Dindal (Wonder Park, Chicken Little, The Fox and the Hound) has confirmed that he's working on a Garfield feature film for Nickelodeon!

Not much is currently known about the new Garfield film, however, it's most likely the same movie announced by Alcon Entertainment in 2018.

New Specials:

Expected: Winter 2021

Nickelodeon is set to air a brand new SpongeBob SquarePants holiday special during winter 2021! Not much is currently known, except that its been written by long-time SpongeBob scribe Kaz Prapuolenis.

Premiering: Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. (ET)

CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are getting kids and families into the game with a special slime-filled presentation of the National Football League’s Wild Card game on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will feature one-of-a-kind kid-focused content and Nick-themed elements throughout, including a special halftime presentation, guest reporters and original on-field graphics, virtual filters and more. The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will air alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast of the game on The CBS Television Network.

Play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle will be joined by CBS Sports’ analyst Nate Burleson and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) in the booth to call the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon. Additionally, Nick star Lex Lumpkin (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) ­­­will serve as a reporter during the game. Nickelodeon’s coverage begins with “The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special,” a sports-themed compilation special at 4 p.m. (ET) hosted by the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller, highlighting SpongeBob’s best sports moments and featuring pre-kickoff appearances by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, as well as Eagle, Burleson and Green.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will also include a special halftime sneak peek of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, which follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral. The series will debut in 2021 on ViacomCBS’s rebranded streaming service Paramount+ and then on Nickelodeon later in the year.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will only be available to be streamed on mobile for free for all fans via the NFL App. The game airing on CBS will be streamed on CBS and NFL digital properties across devices, and on mobile via the participating teams’ mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media mobile properties.

NFLNickPlay.com will serve as the official online destination for the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon, helping to educate kids on football basics and entertain them with a variety of NFL-themed content leading up to and during the Wild Card game. Kids will be able to engage with quizzes, polls, fun facts, info galleries, sports-themed short-form videos, Weekly Pick ‘Em printables and more, earning points and unlocking badges along the way. For three days leading up to the game and on game day, viewers can scan QR codes on-air, unlocking sports-themed SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House collectibles and participating with interactive content throughout the live game. Additionally, participants will be able to enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win an exclusive game ball signed by a Wild Card player, along with other exclusive prize packs. Fans can also play-along using Nick's Screens Up app!

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon is produced by CBS Sports in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Sean McManus and Harold Bryant serve as Executive Producers of THE NFL ON CBS. CBS Sports’ Shawn Robbins is Coordinating Producer of the game along with Producer, Ken Mack and Director, Suzanne Smith. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Premiering: Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Fans have been voting for their favorite SpongeBob SquarePants sporting moments on NickPlay.com, and now, Nickelodeon is tallying all the votes up and will reveal the results of the poll in January 2021!

Nickelodeon’s NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon coverage begins with “The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special,” a sports-themed compilation special at 4 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Janauary 10, 2021, hosted by the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller, highlighting SpongeBob’s best sports moments and featuring pre-kickoff appearances by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, as well as Eagle, Burleson and Green.

Nickelodeon Podcasts:

- Avatar / Korra Airbender Universe
- Nick Throwback (Title TBC)
- PAW Patrol Podcast (Title TBC)
- SpongeBob BingePants: The Rewatch

Tentpole Events:

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2021
Airs: TBD

Not much is currently known about Kids' Choice Awards 2021, including how it'll be staged due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. More about the KCA 2021 situation can be found here. We do know two things, though: that it'll be hosted by a big star, and that it'll have gallons of slime!

Live Stage Shows, Events, Festivals and Tours:

Rescheduled JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
Starting: Summer 2021

After having to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will be going back on the road during summer 2021!

All tickets for the original shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Ticket holders will receive an email notification from the ticketing company that includes information on how to request a refund if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date. For additional information about these rescheduled events, click here.

Visit JoJoDREAMTour.com for more information and tickets!

Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2021
When: TBD
Location: TBD

After having to be postponed in March 2020 due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Nickelodeon is planning to host SlimeFest 2021! SlimeFest is the slimiest event of the year, packed with musical performances, special guests, and of course, tons of Nickelodeon's iconic green slime. Not much more information is currently known at this point. Keep checking www.nickslimefest.com for the latest details and tickets.

In the U.K., Nickelodeon has rescheduled SlimeFest 2020's dates, and will now be held in Blackpool and London during October 2021.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" & "The Great Pirate Adventure" Tours

After having to be postponed due to the on-going COVID-19 health emergency, PAW Patrol Live! will once again be hitting the road, beginning Spring 2021! For tour schedules and tickets, visit www.pawpatrollive.com.

All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group's mega-successful action-packed, music-filled PAW Patrol Live! productions, "Race to the Rescue" & "The Great Pirate Adventure", featuring the beloved characters from Nickelodeon and Spin Master's number-one animated preschool series, will continue to tour North America and internationally in 2019!

Fans can visit www.pawpatrollive.com for PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" and PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" tour schedules, ticket sale information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" brings everybody's favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of The Great Adventure Bay Race, Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest come to the rescue! The 75-minute production, which includes two acts and an intermission, shows that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork.

In PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who's all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

The PAW Patrol Live tours will also be touring again internationally, including in the UK during summer 2021 and Australia.

New Seasons & Episodes:

It's Pony season 1 (continued), season 2
Hunter Street season 4
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows season 2
The Crystal Maze season 2
Baby Shark’s Big Show! season 1 (continued)
SpongeBob SquarePants season 13 (continued)
The Astronauts season 1 (continued)
Santiago of the Seas season 1 (continued)
Danger Force season 1 (continued)
Side Hustle season 1 (continued)
Young Dylan season 2
All That
Kid of the Year 2021 (to be confirmed)
Nick News
The Loud House season 5 (continued), season 6
The Casagrandes season 2 (continued), season 3
The Substitute season 2 (continued)
The Bureau of Magical Things season 2
PAW Patrol season 7 (continued, including new theme "Moto Pups"), season 8
Nella the Princess Knight season 2 (continued)
Ollie's Pack season 1 (continued)
Blaze and the Monster Machines season 6 (continued)
Sunny Day season 2 (continued)
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks season 4 (continued); season 5
Rainbow Rangers season 2 (continued), season 3
Peppa Pig
Bubble Guppies season 5 (continued), season 6
Blue's Clues & You! season 2 (continued), season 3
Ryan's Mystery Playdate season 3 (continued), season 4
Abby Hatcher season 2
Ricky Zoom season 2
44 Cats season 2
- Blue’s Clues & You: Story Time with Josh & Blue (podcast)
- Listen Out Loud with The Loud House (podcast)
- The Casagrandes Familia Sounds (podcast)

Nickelodeon International

Best & Bester (international)
- Nickelodeon Big Base Camp
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 2
Goldie’s Oldies (global)
Spyders (global)
Planeta Marcia (Latin America)
Club 57 season 2 (Latin America)
Dear Squad season 2
Horrid Henry (UK & Africa)
Find Me In Paris season 3 (UK, continued)
44 Cats
Barbapapa - One Big Happy Family! (Global)
Kids' Choice Awards 2021: Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
Hunter Street season 4
Dorg Van Dango season 1 (continued)
The Loud House season 5 (continued), season 6
The Casagrandes season 2 (continued), season 3
The Substitute season 2 (continued)
The Bureau of Magical Things season 2
SlimeFest (multiple territories, including the U.K.)
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2021 (Middle East)
NickX competitive gaming eSports platform (Africa)
Kids' Choice Awards México 2021 (Latin America)
It's Pony season 1 (continued), season 2
The Crystal Maze season 2
SpongeBob SquarePants
The Astronauts
Danger Force
Side Hustle
Young Dylan season 2
All That
Shimmer and Shine
Top Wing
Butterbean's Café
Ricky Zoom season 2 (selection regions)
Ryan's Mystery Playdate (selection countries)
Abby Hatcher
Rusty Rivets
READY SET DANCE (season 2)
Ollie's Pack season 1 (continued)
Sunny Day season 2 (continued)
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks season 5
Rainbow Rangers (selected regions)
Nella the Princess Knight
Corn & Peg
- Bubble Guppies
- Blue's Clues & You!
- PAW Patrol
- Santiago of the Seas
- The Adventures of Paddington
- Peppa Pig
- Blaze and the Monster Machines
Milkshake! Live - Milkshake Monkey's Musical

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Originally published: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 00:46 GMT.

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  2. Nella the Princess Knight and Sunny Day are back for series finale episodes like they never left


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