Thursday, February 06, 2020

Rico & Raini Rodriguez Fool the School in New Episode of 'The Substitute', Premiering Friday, Feb. 7 on Nickelodeon

Rico & Raini Rodriguez and about to fool the school in the next brand new episode of The Substitute, premiering Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon! Check out a super sneak peek from the all new episode, in which, with the help of Hollywood special effects artists, Rico Rodriguez becomes totally unrecognizable, below!:

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In the brand-new The Substitute episode "Rico & Raini Rodriguez", actor Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) goes undercover as The Substitute, while his sister Raini Rodriguez pulls the string behind the scene. Rico plays a wacky neat freak, an intense karate instructor, and a middle school sub who thinks he’s teaching kindergarteners! (#106)

In each episode of The Substitute, celebrities are transformed into completely unrecognizable characters using full costumes and prosthetics to hide their identities to prank students.

The Substitute features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as a substitute, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations. After a day full of ridiculous mayhem, the substitute reveals themselves and the featured school receives a donation for $25,000.

Additional guest stars set to appear in upcoming episodes of The Substitute are Asher Angel, Shaun White, JoJo Siwa, Johnny Orlando, Kel Mitchell, and Cooper Barnes. The season previewed in October with guest star and international superstar John Cena, and was followed by a holiday-themed episode guest starring Grammy Award-winning artist and performer NE-YO in November. The series premiered on Friday, January 31, 2020 with WWE Superstars The Bella Twins.

The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Todd Hurvitz (Punk’d), serve as executive producers, with Hurvitz also serving as the showrunner. Jessica Brown, Nickelodeon’s Vice President of Current Series, also serves as an executive producer. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

From J-14:

Rico Rodriguez Goes Undercover With Help From Sister Raini In ‘The Substitute’

Get ready to LOL because Rico and Raini Rodriguez are guest stars on Friday’s episode of Nickelodeon’s The Substitute! Using full costumes and prosthetics to hide his identity, Rico transformed himself into three unrecognizable characters and went undercover at Lewis Elementary in Downey, CA. The actor even got some extra help from his sister Raini, who was directing him from the control room the entire time.

In our exclusive first look of the upcoming episode, Rico pretended to be a wacky neat freak who started destroying things in the classroom. Later in the episode, he also played an intense karate instructor and a middle school substitute who thought he was teaching kindergarteners!

Rico and Raini’s episode of The Substitute airs Friday, February 7 at 8:00 P.M. (EST/PST) on Nickelodeon. After that, new episodes will air on Saturdays at 9 P.M. (EST/PST) on Nickelodeon, starting with guest star Asher Angel this Saturday.


From The Downey Patriot:

Lewis Elementary stars in Nickelodeon TV show

DOWNEY - Lewis Elementary School will be featured on an episode of Nickelodeon’s “The Substitute” on Friday, Feb. 7. The episode is scheduled to air at 7:30 p.m.

Being featured in the fourth episode of the first season of this television series, crewmembers from Nickelodeon visited Downey Unified in October to film this surprise.

Approximately 30 students will be featured in this episode where actor Rico Rodriguez from “Modern Family” visits the Lewis campus to surprise students.

To top off the excitement of their celebrity guest, Rodriguez then unveiled a donation that will be used in support of Lewis Elementary School students and programs.

Depending on the cable provider, this episode will be aired Friday evening but will also be available online through various platforms.

“We would like to thank Nickelodeon and their partners for selecting us for this amazing opportunity,” said Lewis Elementary School Principal Allison Box.

“The Substitute” is a hidden camera show that features celebrities who go undercover as professionals in various fields, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations.

Transformed by a team of special effects artists, the celebrities hide their true identities as they attempt to fool unsuspecting youngsters. During the reveal of a celebrity, a $25,000 donation is made to the organization.


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Originally published: Monday, February 03, 2020.
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NBA Star Robert Covington Fulfils Childhood Dream of Being Slimed at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America

NBA star Robert Covington recently fulfilled his childhood dream of getting slimed by Nickelodeon when he visited Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in January!

"Thanks for making one of my childhood dreams come true last night" the Houston Rocket captioned a set of photos on Instagram.

Check out the pics of Covington receiving Nickelodeon's highest honor in the slime booth at Nickelodeon Universe below!:

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The Greenville Swamp Rabbits to Host Nickelodeon Night Featuring PAW Patrol on Saturday, February 22

Greenville, South Carolina - The ECHL has partnered with Nickelodeon this season, and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits are bringing back the extremely popular Nickelodeon Night on Saturday, February 22, but this year, it’s even bigger than ever! The night is presented by Earth FM.

Nickelodeon's hugely popular PAW Patrol is the theme of the night, and the specialty jerseys the team will wear that night will be auctioned off after the game.

It’s also the PAW-fect night to bring your furry friend to the game with the return of Pucks N Paws Night for the second time this season. Your furry friend gets in free with a paid ticket.

The game will see the Swamp Rabbits take on the Worcester Railers, and will take place at the Swamp Rabbits' home arena, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Tickets to the ice hockey game are available to purchase on

Shake off the ruff week and herd the family to the Swamp Rabbits game with a Family 4 Pack—four tickets, four hot dogs, four chips and four small sodas start at just $76. Get yours by calling the PUCK line at 864.674.PUCK!

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Nickelodeon Latin America and Nickelodeon Brazil to Premiere 'America's Most Musical Family' on Friday 7th February 2020

The hunt is on to find America’s Most Musical Family with Nickelodeon’s brand new music competition series premiering Friday 7th February 2020 at 18:30 on Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil), 19:00 on Nickelodeon Colombia, 20:00 on Nickelodeon Venezuela and at 21:00 on Nickelodeon Chile! Locally titled Desafio! A Família Mais Musical in Brazil and Desafío Familiar: Música a todo volumen in Latin America, following launch, new episodes will continue to air regularly on Nick Brasil and Nickelodeon Latinoamérica.

Hosted by Nick Lachey, this one-of-a-kind series invites 30 of America’s most musical families to battle it out on stage for the chance to win a $250,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Republic Records.

TRAILER: Desafío Familiar, Música a Todo Volumen

Grammy Award-winning global superstar Ciara, who also acts as executive producer of the series, digital media sensation David Dobrik and singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Debbie Gibson, make up the shows all-star judging panel with the power to make one family’s musical dreams come true.

Over the course of 12 hour-long episodes, and one half-hour special, a wide variety of talented and diverse families of two or more relatives who perform together, ranging from a father/daughter duo, sibling groups and a 12-member multigenerational brass ensemble, will attempt to wow the judges with their musical renditions in hopes of being crowed America’s Most Musical Family!
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The families that will be battling it for the ultimate prize are:

  • The Harris Brothers from Chicago, Illinois
  • The Smith Kids from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Christiansen from Los Angeles, California
  • Lucero Garcia from Chicago, Illinois
  • Mathis Family from Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • The Next Generation Leahy from Ontario, Canada
  • The Casey Family from Avon, Connecticut
  • The Brown - Alexander Family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Maughon Siblings from Kernersville, North Carolina
  • The Keller Family from Jasper County, Mississippi
  • The Heichel Sisters from Lexington, Ohio
  • The Schwenke Family from West Hollywood, California
  • Rivera Duo from Los Angeles, California
  • Family Prōch from Willow City, Texas
  • The Bomparts from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • The Juat Sibs from Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • WanMor from South Jersey, New Jersey
  • The Mitchells from San Jacinto, California
  • The Rees Family from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Juna N Joey from West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Ava & Lily from Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • The McCormick Family from Phoenix, Arizona
  • The Melisizwe Brothers from Leduc, Canada
  • The Dutton Family from Brandon, Missouri
  • The Harris 3 from Cape Coral, Florida
  • The Schultz Family from Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • The Hope Brothers from Hiram, Georgia
  • The Sanchez Family from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Tonga Family Oahu, Hawaii
  • The Johnson Family from Valdosta, Georgia

Fans can visit and to find out more about their favourite Nickelodeon shows as well as watch video clips and play games.

Fans can visit and to find out more about the show and to watch videos from the series. Fans can also Like the official Nickelodeon Facebook pages (LatAm | BR) and Instagram (LatAm | BR) pages and subscribe to Nickelodeon Deutschland's official YouTube (en Español | em Português) channels for the latest Nickelodeon news, highlights and video clips.

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In additional news, Nickelodeon has launched a retro clothing collection inspired by beloved '90s Nickelodeon shows in Peru! From ElPopular_pe:

Queridos personajes de Nickelodeon llegan al Perú [FOTOS]

Los Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Bob Esponja y los personajes más famosos de la cadena Nickelodeon llegan a nuestro país.

Los Rugrats, Hey Arnold y Rocko conforman Nick 90‘s, la nueva colección de ropa dirigida a aquellos adultos que crecieron viendo sus aventuras a través de la señal de Nickelodeon. A ellos también se suman las colecciones de Tortugas Ninja y Bob Esponja, quienes cumplen 35 y 20 años divirtiendo a diferentes generaciones, respectivamente.

En su cumpleaños número veinte, Bob Esponja llega con una colección especial, además del próximo estreno de su película, en mayo del 2020. Asimismo, las Tortugas Ninja, que cumplen 35 años al aire desde el primer episodio de la serie, llegan con una colección retro inspirada en la serie de antaño y varias opciones, dirigido al segmento juvenil adulto.

A estas dos colecciones se suma Nick 90‘s, inspirada en clásicos como Rugrats, Hey Arnold y La vida moderna de Rocko. Si creciste siguiendo las aventuras de Tommy junto a Carlitos y el resto de la banda, o al chico cabeza de balón con Gerald, esta ropa es ideal para ti.

Todos los productos de la colección están disponibles en Perú, puedes encontrar distintas prendas y accesorios de Bob Esponja, Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Rocko y Tortugas Ninja en las tiendas de Saga Falabella.

Cabe señalar que Nickelodeon, ahora en su 39º año, es la marca número uno de entretenimiento para niños y adolescentes. Ha logrado construir un negocio diverso y global poniendo a los niños de primero en todo lo que hace. La compañía incluye programación y producción televisiva en los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo, además de productos de consumo, digital, recreación, libros y largometrajes.


About America’s Most Musical Family!

America’s Most Musical Family is produced by Industrial Media’s Emmy Award-winning The Intellectual Property Corporation, with IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (Undercover Boss, So You Think You Can Dance), Claire Kosloff and showrunner Jeff Boggs (Nashville Star, Who Will Rock You?) as Executive Producers. Ciara also serves as Executive Producer, alongside Republic Records and Nickelodeon’s Rob Bagshaw and Paul J Medford. The series is directed by Julia Knowles (The X Factor, MTV Europe Music Awards), with stage design by Emmy Award-winning set designer Anton Goss (The Voice, Shark Tank). Production of America’s Most Musical Family is overseen for Nickelodeon by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

America’s Most Musical Family made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA on Friday, November 1, 2019.

From El Occidental:

Familias en un total “Desafío Musical”

Con la participación de treinta talentosas familias presentando temas musicales de todos los géneros toman el escenario para competir por un contrato de grabación con Republic Records

El canal de paga Nickelodeon dio a conocer del estreno de su nuevo show, que lleva por nombre “Desafío Familiar, Música A Todo Volumen”, el cual estará vigente este viernes, 7 de febrero en punto de las 20:30 horas, con nuevos episodios cada viernes.

Con la participación de treinta talentosas familias presentando temas musicales de todos los géneros toman el escenario para competir por un contrato de grabación con Republic Records y la oportunidad de ganar 250 mil dólares en efectivo.

El jurado está conformado por celebridades reconocidas internacionalmente, la súper estrella ganadora de un Grammy Ciara, la sensación de los medios digitales David Dobrik, la ícono del pop, presentadora y estrella de Broadway, Debbie Gibson y el cantante Nick Lachey.

“Desafío Familiar, Música A Todo Volumen” estrena con 5 familias listas para el enfrentamiento musical, con la familia Rees de Nashville compuesta por ocho familiares que interpretan “Walking on Sunshine”, Wanmor, la banda musical de hermanos de New Jersey, hijos de Wanye de Boyz II Men interpretando “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”, de Rancho Santa Margarita, California, los hermanos Juat Sibs, compuesto de dos chicas y su hermano que interpretan “Honeymoon Avenue”; el dúo de hermanos Juna N Joey de West Palm Beach, Florida interpretando “Beautiful Crazy” y el cuarteto de hermanos de San Jacinto, California The Mitchells cerrando con el tema “We Got the Beat”.

La cita es el próximo viernes por el canal de paga Nickelodeon y ver quiénes son los primeros eliminados de esta primera etapa.


From Notícias da TV:

Novo reality da TV paga tem disputa musical milionária entre famílias:

A Nickelodeon estreia nesta sexta-feira (7) o reality Desafio! A Família Mais Musical (America's Most Musical Family), uma espécie de Ídolos ou The Voice em que os participantes competem com seus parentes contra outras famílias. São 30 grupos na disputa por um contrato com gravadora e um prêmio de US$ 250 mil (pouco mais de R$ 1 milhão).

Os jurados são nomes conhecidos do mundo musical, como a cantora Ciara (que também é produtora-executiva), a artista pop Debbie Gibson (que fez muito sucesso nos anos 1980), e o youtuber David Dobrik, um fenômeno das redes sociais. A apresentação fica a cargo de Nick Lachey, da boy band 98 Degrees.

No primeiro episódio, que será exibido às 18h, cinco famílias se apresentam com hits que vão dos clássicos pop Walking on Sunshine e We Got the Beat ao country de Beautiful Crazy. Novos capítulos chegam ao canal todas as sextas, na mesma faixa.

Com 13 episódios, a primeira temporada de Desafio! A Família Mais Musical estreou nos Estados Unidos em novembro e chega ao Brasil apenas três meses depois.

Para ter uma ideia de como será a atração, confira a performance da família Mitchell com a música We Got the Beat, que vai ao ar logo na estreia: [...]


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Originally published: Monday, January 20, 2020.

Original source: SKY TV Australia.

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Nickelodeon Announces 'Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan' Cast

Nickelodeon has set the cast for Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, starring young rapper Dylan Gilmer, Deadline has revealed! Martin alum Carl Anthony Payne II, Mieko Hillman (Teen Wolf), Celina Smith, Hero Hunter (The Purge) and Aloma Wright (Scrubs) will join Gilmer in the kids and family live-action series.

Executive produced, directed and written by Perry, the story follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, Young Dylan (Gilmer), an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced. Michelle Sneed also serves as Executive Producer along with Will Areu and Mark E. Swinton who serve as Producers of the series, which films at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

When Dylan’s grandmother Viola (Wright) realizes raising her grandson is too much to take on, she decides to send him to live indefinitely with her affluent son Myles Wilson (Payne), his wife Yasmine (Hillman) and their two kids Rebecca (Smith) and Charlie (Hunter).

(Top L-R) Carl Anthony Payne, Mieko Hillman, Celina Smith (Bottom L-R) Hero Hunter, Aloma Wright and Jet Miller. Credit: Tyler Perry Studios.

The Wilson family household is soon turned upside down as lifestyles clash between rising hip hop star Young Dylan and his straight-laced cousins. From Dylan giving Rebecca and Charlie lessons in “swag” and street smarts, to learning that even “rappers” have rules in the Wilson house, the series follows the hilarious hijinks this family faces as they try to get on the same beat.

Perry made a surprise visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show last October when Gilmer was a guest and announced that the young rapper would be starring in his own Nickelodeon show.

Young Dylan - Dylan Gilmer. Credit: Dolly Faibyshev/Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon’s partnership with Perry is part of his long-term pact with ViacomCBS, producing original series for BET Networks (The Oval and Sistas) and other ViacomCBS networks, with exclusive licensing rights on this programming. Additionally, Perry recently announced his joint venture with BET Networks for the new streaming video on demand service BET+.

Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Gilmer is best known for his appearances and performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at NBA All-Star Weekend. He also has an overall talent deal with Telepictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Television. In 2019, Gilmer made a guest appearance on the revival of Nickelodeon’s hit sketch comedy series All That.

Gilmer is repped by Sherry Kayne of The Green Room and Chris Abramson at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

Hillman, who recently wrapped feature Psycho Nurses, is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency and manager Bob McGowan.

Update (2/6) - Dylan Gilmer has revealed a first-look at the Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan logo on his Instagram!:

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Me with the stars of Young Dylan so talented so fun

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From Project Casting:

Nickelodeon’s Tyler Perry Series ‘Young Dylan’ Open Casting Call

Nickelodeon and Tyler Perry are now casting for an upcoming live-action family series starring 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan.
Written by Tyler Perry, the new series centers around the story of a family whose world is changed when their nephew, an aspiring rapper (Dylan), moves in.

“I’m excited to work with Brian and the team at Nickelodeon and find creative ways to reach new audiences,” said Perry. “I love creating comedy television and can’t wait to work with the talented Young Dylan.”

“It’s a thrill to bring this new series to Nickelodeon from the incredibly talented and prolific Tyler Perry, whose track record speaks for itself” added Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins. “Dylan is an incredibly talented 10-year-old who at heart is a relatable kid making his dreams happen. We know kids are going to love watching Dylan and we can’t wait to introduce him and his new show to our audience.”

Tyler Perry Studios landed this deal as part of Tyler Perry’s partnership with Viacom to produce original series for BET Networks and other Viacom networks. Tyler Perry Studios recently announced a venture with BET Networks for its upcoming streaming video-on-demand service BET+. The platform has more than 1,000 hours of content including original content, movies, series, and specials from Tyler Perry, Will Packer, and others.

Young Dylan is most known for his appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” He made a guest appearance on ‘All That’, which is set to air on Saturday, October 12th.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent including kid actors to work on the upcoming Nickelodeon TV series by Tyler Perry. Producers are looking for kids, teens, and adult actors to work as background actors, extras, stand-ins, photo doubles, and stand-ins in Atlanta, Georgia.

Extras Casting Call

CAB Castings, LLC. is NOW CASTING FOR PAID MINOR EXTRAS (ages 9 and up ONLY) to be PREP SCHOOL EXTRAS on a new TYLER PERRY/NICKELODEON show, “YOUNG DYLAN” filming in Atlanta, GA from now til the end of the month of FEBRUARY 2020.

The breakdown for the MINOR FEATURED EXTRAS is:
– AGES 9 AND UP (For legal reasons this age is a must)
– MUST BE IN HEIGHT RANGE OF (4’4 to 5’0 tall)

The rate for extras on this production is $80 for 8hrs of work (Paid time in half each hour after 8hrs which is $15hr), which you will receive in the form of a check in the mail 2 to 3 weeks after filming.

Please have open availability in the month of FEBRUARY 2020 as dates vary through it. Minors will be on set for 10 hours or less and will receive meals and have craft services for snacks throughout the day.

The payment will be by check through the mail. All information for the check will be filled out on a voucher the parent submits upon the minor’s arrival to set.

This is a job, therefore minors will need paperwork for identification from the GA Department of Labor found here.
Minors will receive a work number from the state which is necessary to be hired as an extra.

Once all information is received, the booking process begins.
During booking, someone from casting will call and confirm the minors and parents are still available for filming. They then will receive more information pertaining to the shoot with info such as date, time, location and wardrobe instructions.

If this is of interest to you and you would like to submit your MINOR for consideration, please email the information below to [click here for email address]
w/ Subject Line: PREP SCHOOL 2020
– Name (minors & parents)
– Number
– Email Address
– Age
– Height
– Weight
– 2 Photos (1 Headshot/ 1 Full Body)
– GA DOL Minor work number (From website above)

A member from CAB CASTINGS, LLC. will call you to book your attendance in a scene and confirm availability if interested in booking you for the show.



More Nick: 2020 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More | Nick Upfront 2020!

Originally published: Thursday, January 23, 2020.
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Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family Developing Original Live-Action Space Series

Originally published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:


Daniel Knauf Joins as Series Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer

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BURBANK, Calif.—June 18, 2019—Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family are partnering to develop the original live-action series, Untitled Space Show (working title). Untitled Space Show will be showrun and written by Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist) and centers around a group of kids who mistakenly launch into space. The series marks the first project co-produced by Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family. Untitled Space Show will be executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber, and Knauf. The production will be overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Scripted Content for Nickelodeon and by creative executive Will Davis for Imagine Kids+Family.

In Untitled Space Show, an almost-finished spaceship is about to launch into space with the world’s leading scientists to investigate a mysterious asteroid passing by earth. After a dare gone wrong, a group of kids accidentally launch the ship, putting them in the path of an asteroid. Without any proper training, they embark on a journey of survival using their smarts and friendship as their tools, as their parents watch from back on earth and attempt to guide them to safety.

“Working with Brian, Ron and all the creative voices at Imagine to create this project for Nickelodeon is a dream come true,” said Brian Robbins, President, Nickelodeon. “They have an insatiable love for storytelling and content creation that resonates globally, and we’re excited to explore this new adventure together for kids and families.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Nickelodeon to expand upon Imagine’s legacy telling great stories set in space. Dan’s vision blends real science with compelling storytelling in a way that will engage young audiences around the world,” said Sperber.

Imagine has a rich history telling stories rooted in space adventure including the multiple Academy Award-winning film Apollo 13, the hybrid docuseries Mars for NatGeo, and the Emmy Award-winning series From The Earth To The Moon for HBO. Imagine Kids+Family was started in January of this year by Imagine Entertainment, and is run by Sperber. The division recently announced a partnership James Patterson’s kids division JIMMY Books, and with LIFE to develop LIFE for Kids, an animated series to bring history to life using images from the preeminent picture magazine.

About Imagine Entertainment

Imagine Entertainment was founded in 1986 by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to create independently produced feature films, television programs and other original programming. Imagine’s productions have been honored with more than 60 prestigious awards including 43 Academy Award nominations and 195 Emmy® award nominations. Past productions include the Academy Award Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind, as well as Grammy Award Best Film winner The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. Additional films include Get on Up, Rush, J. Edgar, Frost/Nixon, American Gangster, The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, 8 Mile, Liar, Liar, Backdraft, and Parenthood to name a few. Recent films include The Spy Who Dumped Me staring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon which won of the 2018 People Choice Award for Best Comedy, and the upcoming documentary Pavarotti. Television productions include Fox’s Empire, Shots Fired and the 24 franchise, NatGeo’s Genius anthology series, MARS, and Breakthrough; NBC’s Parenthood and Friday Night Lights; Fox’s and Netflix’s Arrested Development, as well as HBO's From the Earth to the Moon, for which Howard and Grazer won the Emmy® for Outstanding Mini-Series. Current television projects in production include Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu), Swagger (Apple), Why Women Kill (CBS All Access), and Filthy Rich (Fox). Ron Howard and Brian Grazer began their collaboration in 1985 with the hit comedies Night Shift and Splash, and continue to run Imagine Entertainment as chairmen.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


Update (2/6/2020) - Dean Israelite (Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival miniseries, 2017's Saban's Power Rangers movie) is currently executive producing and directing the first block of an untitled space drama with Ron Howard/Imagine for Nickelodeon!

From Kidscreen:

Nick & Imagine blast off with Untitled Space Show

A focus on realistic characters will make the first co-pro between the kidcaster and Ron Howard's prodco stand out, says Imagine's Stephanie Sperber.

Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids & Family are partnering on the development of the live action series Untitled Space Show (working title).

Executive produced and written by Daniel Knauf (Carnivale, The Blacklist), who will also act as showrunner, the 10 x half-hour series centers around a group of kids who accidentally launch themselves into space. It’s the first co-pro between the two companies, and is targeted at kids six-to-11, according to a Nickelodeon spokesperson.

Untitled Space Show show will be executive produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Ron Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Imagine Kids & Family’s president Stephanie Sperber (pictured).

This is the first time Knauf is tackling a kids show, but both Nickelodeon and Imagine were drawn to his idea because it isn’t over the top or fantastical like a lot of space shows are, Sperber says. This approach will help the show stand out in the kids marketplace, which is crowded with space content, she adds. Instead of featuring big spaceship races or building a whole world of new creatures the story is character-driven and looks at how normal kids deal with surviving on a space station.

“By focusing on the relationships between these characters [Knauf] was able able to write a show for both adults and kids,” says Sperber. “[He] also has a six-year-old kid, so the show is grounded in his experiences with his child and he gets that kid point of view.”

Imagine’s Grazer and Howard met with the CEO of Viacom Bob Bakish, and Brian Robbins, the president of Nickelodeon, at Toy Fair in February and Robbins suggested that the companies work on a show set in space, which is very much in Imagine’s wheelhouse, according to Stephanie. The two companies then developed the original concept and took it to a number of creatives to see what they came up with, and both liked Knauf’s proposal the best.

As big fans of sci-fi, Howard and Grazer already have a roster of space-themed IPs, although most of these have targeted adults. The prodco previously made the Academy Award winning film Apollo 13, NatGeo hybrid docuseries Mars and the HBO series From The Earth To The Moon. Imagine’s documentary division also worked on the partially-scripted “documentary” titled Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10, which tries to solve the mystery of whether Snoopy was an astronaut. The film launched on Apple TV in May.

Imagine’s kids and family division just launched in January with Sperber leading the charge. Her remit includes leading development and production on premium animated and live-action feature films, original TV series and short-form content. Since then, Imagine has been busy partnering with the kids division of bestselling author James Patterson JIMMY Books, and LIFE to develop the animated series LIFE for Kids, which uses picture magazines to bring history to, well, life.


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5 Minutes of Henry Danger's Final Season 👊 Ep. 3 | Henry Danger

5 Minutes of Henry Danger's Final Season 👊 Ep. 3 | Henry Danger

Henry (Jace Norman) and the rest of the team help Captain Man (Cooper barnes) create an online profile, but not for what you may be thinking. A FIGHTING profile! Will Captain Man find his perfect match and swipe right to engage in some good old fashion fist-to-cuffs? The Lawn Ranger might be the one!

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ALL Season 2 Songs! 🎵| SpongeBob SquarePants

ALL Season 2 Songs! 🎵| SpongeBob SquarePants

I still can't tie my shoes without singing the 'Loop De Loop' song in my head, TBH! From playing with 'Wormy' to sweet 'Sweet Victory' - here are all of the songs from Season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants!

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Episode 24 - Kant Buy Me Love | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD

Episode 24 | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD


Living next to the Zilla family isn’t easy! Just ask poor Mr. Kant, the next-door neighbour who’s been through all of Rock’s crazy ups and downs. Now Willy is trying to make amends by keeping Rock away from Mr. K. while a garden magazine comes to snap pics of Kant’s rosebushes! Of course, Rock slips by Willy’s radar and ruins the shoot, and now Mr. Kant has truly had it. He tries to sell his house, but who’d want to live next to the Zillas anyway!? That’s when Mr. Kant finds a centuries old loophole in the town charter that might make Silent Springs Zilla-free…forever!

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Игры с огнём — официальный трейлер | Nickelodeon Россия

Игры с огнём — официальный трейлер | Nickelodeon Россия

Джон Сина в главной роли в новом фильме "Игры с огнём"!
Смотри с 6 февраля в кинотеатрах

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Супер отцы способны на многое!
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Смотри "Игры с огнём" в кинотеатрах твоего города!

Больше Nick: Nickelodeon Russia Marks 20 Years of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' with the 'Best Year Ever' Celebration!

Originally published: Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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Black History Month | Nickelodeon Voice Actors

Black History Month | Nickelodeon Voice Actors

This Black History Month and always, we celebrate some of the amazing voice actors who brought our favorite characters to life, including: Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael on Rugrats , Miranda Killgallen on As Told By Ginger, Tiff on My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Valerie Gray on Danny Phantom), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Lion Turtle on Avatar The Last Airbender, Dark Laser on Fairly OddParents, and Maurice on The Penguins of Madagascar), Jamil Walker Smith (OG Gerald Johanssen on Hey Arnold!), Phil LaMarr (Baxter Stockman on TMNT 2012, Earth King on Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Letter M on Invader ZIM), Gary Leroi Gray (AJ on The Fairly OddParents and Sam Dullard on Rocket Power)!

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'Horace' Sneak Peek | It's Pony | Nickelodeon

No ponies in school... unless it's an EMERGENCY! Check out this awesome sneak-peek from the brand-new It's Pony episode "Horace,", premiering Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT), straight after an all new SpongeBob at 11, on Nickelodeon USA!

In the all new It's Pony episode "Horace," Annie can avoid detention if she can heal the principal’s dying plant, but the plan goes awry when Pony becomes attached to it! The later in "The Boot", Pony’s half-baked plan causes Annie to lose one of her boots, which she desperately needs for a family photo! (#104)

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'Biddy Sitting' Trailer | SpongeBob SquarePants | Nickelodeon

SpongeBob & Patrick babysit an old friend in the brand new SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Biddy Sitting"! Check out the sponge-tastic trailer below, and make sure to catch the all new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, premiering Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), followed by a new episode of It's Pony at 11:30, on Nickelodeon USA!

All babies are beautiful, even the ugly ones!

In "Biddy Sitting", after setting up the SquarePants and Star Babysitting service, SpongeBob and Patrick get tricked into babysitting a grouchy old lady, who does all she can to escape! Then later in "Who R Zoo?", SpongeBob and Patrick create their own zoo made entirely of bubbles! (#253B; #263A)

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ViacomCBS Cuts Diversity Staff Amid Consolidation

ViacomCBS is letting go of staff amid a reorganization of its corporate diversity and inclusion department. Sources tell Variety that the cuts are concentrated in CBS’ legacy corporate-diversity department, Variety is reporting.

According to sources, five members of CBS’ nine-person corporate diversity team have been let go or have been told that their positions are likely to be eliminated. Among those affected are two high-ranking corporate diversity execs and three assistants, one of whom is a contract employee. All impacted employees have either left or are expected to leave the company by May 31. One source told Variety that talks with employees are ongoing and that final decisions regarding the makeup of the ViacomCBS corporate diversity and inclusion team have not been made.

A ViacomCBS spokesperson declined to comment.

Sources tell Variety that New York-based staffers were first informed that positions would be eliminated last month after a meeting with global head of inclusion Marva Smalls at Viacom’s corporate headquarters to discuss planning for the media giant’s efforts for Black History Month.

Smalls was named global head of inclusion for ViacomCBS in November, ahead of the closing of the deal that saw Viacom acquire CBS Corp. She previously held the same position for Viacom. Smalls’ legacy Viacom department is said to consist of four people total, while similar departments at ViacomCBS brands Paramount and Nickelodeon are said to contain two to three employees each. The diversity and inclusion department at CBS Entertainment, which consists of five people, is said to be unaffected. Also in November, the company announced that Josie Thomas, executive vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer at CBS Corp., would exit the company following a transition period. Thomas is expected to depart as early as next week.

Changes in the diversity and inclusion ranks come amid a massive company-wide reorganization at the newly formed ViacomCBS that is expected to impact multiple departments.

Under ousted CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS had been frequently criticized for lagging behind competitors in terms of diversity and inclusion on both its broadcast network and in its executive ranks. Outgoing CBS Corp. CEO Joe Ianniello touted the company’s diversity efforts in an August memo distributed to staff last summer in the lead up to the CBS and Viacom merger.

“I am reiterating CBS’ lasting principles of fairness, collaboration and respect that govern all of us,” Ianniello wrote. “My leadership team is fully on board, and I will take the lead in holding everyone accountable, so that inclusiveness is understood as a business imperative and a cornerstone of our culture.” He went on to say that the company was “increasing headcount and resources in Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion.” ViacomCBS announced last month that Ianniello would exit the company, as Viacom and NBCUniversal veteran George Cheeks comes aboard to head most of the legacy CBS businesses.

In November, ViacomCBS’ chairwoman Shari Redstone said that she was committed to ensuring that the company’s board reflected gender and racial diversity during an appearance at the Paley Center for Media’s International Council Summit in New York.