Wednesday, June 23, 2021

ViacomCBS Announces Enhanced Streaming Content Leadership Structure

ViacomCBS Announces Enhanced Streaming Content Leadership Structure

Global Content Leaders to Own Key Genres for Paramount+, Reinforcing Diverse Context Mix

Tanya Giles Appointed Chief Programming Officer, Streaming

NEW YORK--June 23, 2021--ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) today announced an enhanced content leadership structure for its global streaming services. This newly aligned structure, which is effective immediately, will ensure that ViacomCBS is well positioned to continue producing compelling, diverse content at scale and deploy the right mix of content across its ecosystem of free and pay streaming platforms. As part of this, the new structure elevates each of ViacomCBS’ global content leaders to oversee their respective genres within Paramount+, while appointing Tanya Giles as a centralized programming head to chart content strategy for Paramount+ and Pluto TV globally.

“The strong launch and early months of Paramount+ have demonstrated the power and potential of our platform, as well as audiences’ appetite for a broad and diverse array of content, all in one place,” said Bob Bakish, President and CEO, ViacomCBS. “The moves we are making today will accelerate that mission by putting ViacomCBS’ most powerful assets – world-class content, iconic brands, global infrastructure and expertise, and the best talent in the business today – behind our platforms as we pursue the global opportunity in streaming. Together, our leaders will ensure that we’re delivering to audiences the very best our streaming platforms have to offer, with must-watch content across every genre and market we operate in.”

Giles, currently General Manager of MTV Entertainment Group, will become Chief Programming Officer, Streaming. In this newly created role, she will oversee and execute a holistic programming strategy for the global content offering across both Paramount+ and Pluto TV, maximizing mix, prioritization, timing and impact of ViacomCBS resources, franchises and brands to drive sustained audience acquisition and engagement. She will report to Tom Ryan, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Streaming.

ViacomCBS will also formalize the genres its global content leaders will own for developing must-watch content for Paramount+ and its growing audiences around the world. In addition to their current roles overseeing their respective brand and studio businesses and continuing to report to Bakish, the following executives will take on expanded global responsibilities for creating the diverse mix of content – from originals to extensions of key franchises – that differentiates Paramount+:

  • George Cheeks, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, News & Sports, Paramount+, extending the world-class content from CBS News and CBS Sports to the super service.
  • Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Pictures, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, Movies, Paramount+, bringing to bear the depth and breadth of filmmaking expertise at Paramount, one of the world’s pre-eminent film studios, to Paramount+.
  • Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+, responsible for leveraging ViacomCBS’ global scale, unmatched music industry relationships and iconic library of IP for Paramount+.
  • Chris McCarthy, President, MTV Entertainment Group, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, Unscripted Entertainment and Adult Animation, Paramount+, tasked with further unlocking and expanding ViacomCBS’ unmatched catalog of global Unscripted franchises and formats, as well as expanding marquee Adult Animation IP for Paramount+.
  • David Nevins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, Scripted Originals, Paramount+, responsible for building on Paramount+’s strong track record of Scripted Originals, including both dramas and comedies.
  • Nicole Clemens will broaden her responsibilities as President, Paramount Television Studios (PTVS), to include President, Paramount+ Original Scripted Series. Building on her current role overseeing PTVS, where she continues to report to Gianopulos, she now will lead original scripted content for Paramount+, reporting to Nevins.
  • Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family Entertainment, will also serve as Chief Content Officer, Kids & Family, Paramount+, responsible for growing the global portfolio of the full range of live-action and animated kids & family programming – both episodic and film – on Paramount+, building on what is among the most popular content on the service.

As part of the realignment, Kelly Day, President of Streaming and Chief Operating Officer, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), will work closely with Giles and ViacomCBS’ content leaders to ensure the company is executing against its global streaming strategy. She will be responsible for maximizing the global content slate, bringing ViacomCBS’ expansive and growing international content portfolio to Paramount+ services around the world, and continuing the rollout of Paramount+ in international markets. Day will continue to report to Tom Ryan and Raffaele Annecchino, President and CEO of VCNI.

Scott Mills will continue to oversee BET+ in his capacity as President, BET, reporting to Nevins.

Tom Ryan said, “Tanya is a stellar media executive who brings a deep familiarity with our brands and audiences, as well as an unmatched talent for harnessing data to make high-impact programming decisions. Our content leaders know their genres better than anyone and have been integral to building a strong slate for Paramount+ and growing its audience. Our new structure will enable us to tap into their collective expertise even more effectively, further cementing Paramount+ as a true super service that delivers the content audiences love, all in one place.”


George Cheeks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS, leading all CBS-branded assets, including CBS Television Network, which encompasses CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Stations and CBS’ first-run syndication business. He also partners with ViacomCBS’ digital organization on CBS-branded digital assets. Prior to joining ViacomCBS, Cheeks served more than seven years at NBCUniversal in senior executive positions that spanned creative, business and operational roles. Most recently, he was Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios and was also in charge of late-night programming for NBC Entertainment. Cheeks joined NBC in 2012 after serving as Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Viacom Music and Entertainment Groups, Content Distribution and Marketing, as well as Head of Standards and Practices for Viacom Media Networks, in New York. He first started at Viacom in 1998, where he served as Senior Counsel for MTV Networks in the Business and Legal Affairs Department for Nickelodeon. While there, he ascended to positions of increasing responsibility, and in 2005 he was elevated to Executive Vice President and General Counsel for MTV, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Films, VH1, CMT and LOGO.

Nicole Clemens is the President of Paramount TV, managing development, production and programming at the studio. In this role, she has overseen a roster of originals that includes 13 Reasons Why, Defending Jacob, Home Before Dark and Looking for Alaska, among others. As studio chief, Clemens has contributed to the success and changing face of TV with hits like Jack Ryan for Amazon and The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. Prior to joining ViacomCBS in September 2018, Clemens served as a manager and producer at Anonymous Content and an executive vice president and head of series development at FX Networks, where she created some of today’s most critically acclaimed shows, including You’re the Worst, Better Things and Atlanta. Before that, she spent 16 years as an agent at the talent and literary firm ICM, running the department that brought books to the big and small screens and representing writers and directors such as Kurt Sutter, writer of Sons of Anarchy, and Angela Robinson, an executive producer of True Blood. Her first executive position was with Spelling Television.

Kelly Day is President of Streaming and Chief Operating Officer, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI). As President of Streaming, Day oversees the international roll-out of Paramount+ and the ongoing international expansion of Pluto TV, following successful launches in Europe and Latin America. In her role as COO, she is focused on accelerating the digital transformation of VCNI’s businesses, strengthening the company’s long-term strategy and operations, and leading many of VCNI’s strategic services teams including Digital Ad Sales, Finance and Business Intelligence, Business and Legal Affairs, Strategy, Research and Operations. Previously, she served as the President of Viacom Digital Studios (VDS), overseeing Viacom’s digital content strategy and initiatives, including the expansion of Viacom’s original programming and branded content across social platforms. Under her leadership, VDS created and distributed thousands of hours in premium digital content across Viacom’s global entertainment brands, leading the company to reach new heights in audience engagement – becoming #1 for quality social views among media and entertainment properties, based on Tubular ratings. She previously served as the Chief Business Officer and Chief Digital Officer of Awesomeness, where she was responsible for international expansion, global distribution strategies and revenue across television, mobile and OTT providers, and on driving the company’s product and technology investments.

Jim Gianopulos is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Pictures, a role he assumed in April 2017. In his role as Chairman and CEO of Paramount, he oversees the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, distribution and all other facets. He is also charged with setting a strategy for Paramount, including developing new content, strengthening Paramount’s slate with co-branded releases from ViacomCBS flagship brands, and expanding the studio’s global footprint. Gianopulos has been involved in the evolution of new entertainment media and technologies for more than 30 years and has been recognized as an industry leader. Prior to joining Paramount, Gianopulos served as the Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox from 2000 to September 2016. In this role, he oversaw feature film production, marketing and global distribution of film and television content across all media. From 2009 to 2012, Gianopulos served as head of Fox Television Studios. He was President of Twentieth Century Fox International from 1994 to 2000. From 1992 to 1994 he served as Fox’s President of International Television and Home Entertainment. Before joining Twentieth Century Fox, Gianopulos held senior management positions at Paramount and Columbia Pictures from 1981 to 1992, following his career as an attorney specializing in entertainment law.

Tanya Giles most recently served as General Manager of MTV Entertainment Group (MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Pop TV, CMT, VH1, TV Land and Logo), where she led content strategy, programming and research & insights as well as the Group’s efforts to maximize global IP expansion. Prior to, Giles served as General Manager, Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land, responsible for the day-to-day strategy and operations of all three brands, with direct oversight of marketing, programming and digital/social strategy. Among her numerous accomplishments, Giles has overseen the premieres of multiple hit shows and marquee franchises across the portfolio including South Park, The Daily Show, Yellowstone and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Earlier in her ViacomCBS career, Giles served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Insights & Research for Viacom Media Networks’ Music & Entertainment Group and BET. As chief research advisor to the senior management teams, Giles delivered comprehensive, strategic and integrated marketing research plans for all multi-platform business units affiliated with the portfolio. Among other industry accolades, Giles has been named by Cynopsis as one of its Top Women in Media and by Imagen Foundation to its Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment list. She sits on the Board of FUTURE NOW Media Foundation and holds a B.A. from Syracuse University where she graduated summa cum laude before getting an M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bruce Gillmer is President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, guiding the company’s strategy to align and optimize all music-driven initiatives across the ViacomCBS portfolio. Over the course of his career, Gillmer has engineered many culturally defining moments in music, including the historic U2 and Jay-Z collaboration at the Brandenburg Gate for the 2009 MTV EMAs, and numerous performances by icons ranging from Lady Gaga to Andrea Bocelli. He has also executive produced some of the world’s largest music events, including several MTV VMAs and 13 MTV EMAs. Gillmer oversees talent, development and programming of music content, series and specials and tentpole events for MTV Entertainment Group and ViacomCBS Networks International in partnership with the brand teams. He also chairs the ViacomCBS Music Council, a cross-company initiative to unify ViacomCBS’ music programming, talent and events strategy, and to extend its leadership in the music content space. Gillmer previously served as Head of Global Music and Executive Vice President, Music & Talent, Programming & Events for Viacom International Media Networks as well as Senior Vice President of Music and Talent Relations for VH1 in the U.S. He began his career in the MTV Music and Talent department in 1987. Gillmer graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. in Music and Marketing.

Chris McCarthy is President of the MTV Entertainment Group overseeing MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Pop, CMT, Paramount Network, Smithsonian Channel, Logo, TV Land, the Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films and the Emmy Award-winning MTV Entertainment Studios. Appointed President of MTV in 2016, McCarthy quickly returned the brand to #1 with young audiences (p18-34) and transformed the business by growing social footprint to over 750 million followers worldwide. He launched MTV Entertainment Studios, which creates a diverse array of culture-defining hits that include Emily in Paris, RuPaul’s Drag Race, South Park, The Challenge, Love & Hip Hop, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Yellowstone. Having started at Viacom in 2004 as a freelancer, McCarthy is known for his successful track record of transforming businesses and establishing “creative lead cultures”. He credits his accomplishments to always seeing obstacles as opportunities for reinvention, prioritizing diversity & inclusion and working with young audiences who challenge norms and inspire change. Fueled with a passion for social causes that lead to meaningful change, McCarthy spearheaded the creation of ‘Vote Early Day’, a new national holiday that drove record youth turnout in the 2020 U.S. Election. He also recently launched an industry-leading mental health coalition of more than 1,300 business, government agencies and cultural leaders, to reimagine the role that storytelling can play to positively impact the portrayal of mental health in content to help address this rising crisis. The recipient of two Oscar nominations, multiple Emmy Awards and two Peabodys, McCarthy grew up in a working-class family in Philadelphia, the first to graduate from college, earning a B.S. with Honors in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. McCarthy is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, the Executive Champion of The BEAT+, ViacomCBS’s Black Employee Affinity Group, and a member of the Peabody Board of Directors.

Scott Mills is President, BET, where he is responsible for overseeing the overall strategy and day-to-day operations. Under Mills’ leadership, BET has launched BET+, the new BET Studios venture and the Tyler Perry ViacomCBS programming partnership. BET+ has quickly grown to become the largest Black streaming service, and the Tyler Perry partnership has delivered the top scripted and comedy series on cable TV. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer responsible for Human Resources, Media Technology Services, Real Estate, Programming Acquisitions, Facilities and Security. Before that, Mills was President and Chief Operating Officer for BET Networks. Previously, Mills was Chief Financial Officer and President of Digital Media for BET Networks as well as Executive Vice President and COO of BET Interactive. Mills joined BET as Senior Vice President of Business Development in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David Nevins is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks, overseeing all aspects of Showtime Networks Inc. and its channels, along with BET. Nevins also chairs the ViacomCBS Content Council. In his role at Showtime Networks, he manages programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing, creative, digital media, scheduling, research, acquisitions, network operations, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams, as well as Showtime Sports. He works closely with ViacomCBS’ international and domestic distribution groups on the monetization of Showtime Networks content around the world. Since joining the company in 2010 and under his leadership, Showtime launched its stand-alone streaming service, along with countless hit series, including the critically acclaimed originals Your Honor, Homeland, Billions, Ray Donovan, Shameless, The Affair, The Circus, The Chi and Twin Peaks. Prior to joining Showtime in 2010 as Entertainment President, Nevins was an Emmy Award-winning producer for series including Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development and 24 and a network programming executive, including President of Imagine Television; Executive Vice President of Programming at Fox Broadcasting Company; and Senior Vice President, Primetime Series at NBC.

Brian Robbins is President, Kids & Family Entertainment, with oversight of all strategy, creative and business operations for the company’s kids and young-adult focused brands, including Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon Studios and Awesomeness. He also has purview over The Nick Experience, Nickelodeon’s experiential division, as well as Nick’s domestic consumer products business. Prior to joining Nickelodeon as President in 2018, Robbins was President of Paramount Players and founded the multi-platform media company Awesomeness, which Viacom purchased in 2018. Robbins has executive produced numerous popular and critical television hits aimed at teens and young audiences, including the Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel and All That, the latter of which Robbins adapted into the film Good Burger. Robbins also executive produced Blue Mountain State for Spike TV (now Paramount Network) and produced and/or directed the Paramount films Varsity Blues, Coach Carter and Hardball. His other credits include the television series Smallville and One Tree Hill for CW, and Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance and So Random. His film credits include Disney’s Wild Hogs and The Shaggy Dog; DreamWorks’ Norbit and A Thousand Words; and Sony Pictures’ Radio. Robbins began his career as an actor, writer and producer, and has received the Directors Guild Award, a Peabody Award and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Pioneer Prize.

About ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the US television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


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Kenan Thompson to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

After spending nearly 30 years performing comedy on television, Kenan Thompson is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The New Yorker

Nickelodeon legend and Saturday Night Live favorite Kenan Thompson is set to receive his star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Last week, the full list of inductees was revealed for the Walk of Fame Class of 2022, which will bring about 38 new names overall onto the famous walkway. Thompson's name was included as a part of the TV category, as he's currently best known for his Emmy-winning work on Saturday Night Live.

Thompson, is beyond thrilled about his induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as seen in a celebratory post shared to social media.

Grateful for the honor, Thompson acknowledged the news on Instagram. In the post, Thompson includes an image of himself with the biggest smile you ever saw plastered on his face. He also wrote a message congratulating his fellow inductees while thanking his supporters and everyone who was involved in getting him the Hollywood Walk of Fame star. You can check out the post below:

"Woke up this morning to incredible news!! I'm getting a [star] on The Hollywood Walk of Fame!!!! Shout to the entire class of 2022!!!! Congratulations to all of you especially some faves of mine like Holly Robinston Pete, Regina King, Byron Allen, and Michael Strahan!!! I'm completely humbled by this news!!! Thank you so very much to everyone who has enjoyed my work for the last almost 30 yrs!!! My Know it Alls, we did it!!! The Black Scorsese and Mike Piroli, YOU did it!!!"

A former child star, Thompson first rose to fame in the early 1990s as a cast member of Nickelodeon's hit comedy sketch series All That. Between 1996 and 2000, Thompson and his All That co-star Kel Mitchell starred in their own Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, and the pair co-starred in the cult Nickelodeon Movie Good Burger, based on an All That sketch. The comedian is also known for appearing in the Mighty Ducks movie franchise and starring in Fat Albert in 2004. The actor recently returned to his Nickelodeon roots by hosting the 2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in March.

Fans will also know Thompson for his time on Saturday Night Live, where he currently holds the record as the longest-tenured cast member in the long-running show's history. He has been featured prominently on the program since 2003, and though he's since been leading his own sitcom Kenan, Thompson has remained a part of the SNL family. He has been nominated for an Emmy on four separate occasions for Saturday Night Live, winning the award in 2018.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022 inductees are: In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous) In the category of TELEVISION: Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson In the category of RECORDING: Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous) In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Angelica Vale In the category of RADIO:  Richard Blade In the category or Sports Entertainment: Michael Strahan

For more from Thompson, he can be seen in the upcoming movie adaptation of Clifford the Big Red Dog, which hits theaters on Sept. 17, 2021. He will also appear in the upcoming Home Alone reboot that's in the works at Disney+, and his hit self-titled sitcom has been renewed for season two. The actor also executive produces Nickelodeon's All That revival alongside his Nick co-star Mitchell.

Kenan & Kel is available to stream on Paramount+!

Originally published: June 23, 2021.

Original source: MovieWeb; Additional source: Deadline.

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New Animated Series from Kenya Barris Moves Forward at Nickelodeon

Kenya Barris, the creator of hit comedies such as Black-ish, Mixed-ish and Grown-ish, as well as the screenplay writer of Coming 2 America and The Witches, currently has a animated family comedy series moving forward at Nickelodeon, The Hollywood Reporter reports! Although not much is currently known about the project, THR notes the story will be from the point of view of a baby.

Originally published: June 23, 2021.

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Carly Does NOT Want to Talk About Her Mom | iCarly (2021) #Shorts | NickRewind

Carly Does NOT Want to Talk About Her Mom | iCarly (2021) #Shorts | NickRewind

Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) may not know much about her dad's job in the Air Force or why that would put him on a submarine... but she seems straight up uncomfortable talking about her mom.  What do you think happened to Spencer and Carly's mom?

The all new iCarly is streaming now, with new episodes premiering weekly, exclusively on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at!

Watch the iCarly Reunion special here!

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Cupid (Official Video) | Club 57 | Nickelodeon Latin America

Cupido (Video Oficial) | Club 57 | Nickelodeon en Español

¿Crees en el amor? ¿En esperar a la persona indicada? ¿En la magia? ¡Bienvenido al circo Cupido! Rúben tiene una decisión que tomar, y ¡no estamos preparados para enamorarnos TANTO con esta hermosa declaración de amor! 

Mira los nuevos episodios de Club 57, de lunes a viernes en la pantalla de Nick.

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Girls Rule at Nickelodeon | #SeeHer | Nickelodeon

Who runs the world?! Girls! 💪 Take a look at the amazing women in front of & behind the camera. If you can #SeeHer, you can be her! Visit for more information!

Originally published: May 19, 2021.

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Fefi Oliveira | Together For Good Spot | Club 57 | Nickelodeon Brazil

Fefi Oliveira | Together For Good | Melhoradores | Club 57 | Nickelodeon em Português

Mais Nick: ViacomCBS Int'l Studios Announces 'Kally's MashUp' TV Movie, 'A Very Kally's Birthday'!

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 22, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 22, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Stream all new CG-animated Rugrats series, exclusively on Paramount+!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!:

More Nick: First Look: Nickelodeon's All-New Animated 'Rugrats' Reunites Members of the Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles!

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Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'The Casagrandes' Episode 'Do the Fruit Shake/Maybe-Sitter' on June 25

Catch a brand new The Casagrandes, premiering Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the epic season finale of The Barbarian and the Troll at 7:30 and a new sneak peek at Middlemost Post at 8, all part of Mighty Friday Night, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the promos below!:

In the brand new The Casagrandes episode "Do the Fruit Shake," Carl’s new hit song samples a singing group, but he needs to get their okay before it can play on the radio! Then later in "Maybe-Sitter," with the adults out for the night, Bobby and Carlota take turns watching the kids – and going to a party! (#216)

Watch The Loud House & The Casagrandes on Nickelodeon and Paramount+!

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Originally published: June 23, 2021.

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What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights | Week 25

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, June 21 - Sunday, June 27, 2021!

For Nickelodeon's full highlights for June 2021, click here.

All times ET/PT.

Monday, June 21, 2021

7:00 p.m. - Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered - Strong Beef & Flying Teeth!: Come fly away with meat! Host Jay Pharoah introduces two mystery celebs hiding behind 3D animated filters. Darci Lynne Farmer, Lex Lumpkin & Chase Vacnin ask questions and gather clues to unveil our two special guests. (#213)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

7:00 p.m. - Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered - Dreaming of an Awful Waffle!: That’s one mean waffle! Host Jay Pharoah introduces two mystery celebs hiding behind 3D animated filters. Darci Lynne Farmer, Lex Lumpkin & Chase Vacnin ask questions and gather clues to unveil our two special guests.  (#214)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

7:00 p.m. - Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered - Kickin’ Carrots and Bubbly Tea!: Watch out or you may get carrot-y chopped! Host Jay Pharoah introduces two mystery celebs hiding behind 3D animated filters. Darci Lynne Farmer, Lex Lumpkin & Chase Vacnin ask questions and gather clues to unveil our two special guests. (#215)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

3:01 a.m. on PARAMOUNT+ - iCarly: Episode #104. Catch all new iCarly, exclusively on Paramount Plus!

Friday, June 25, 2021

7:00 a.m. on NICK JR. CHANNEL - Noggin Knows - Graduation: Preschoolers build the minds and bodies as they dance, sing and learn.

11:00 a.m. - Blue's Clues & You! - Blue’s Anywhere Box Surprise: Hop in for a ride in Josh and Blue’s Anywhere Box, where we can pretend to go… ANYWHERE! We play Blue’s Clues to figure out where Blue wants to go, and visit the ocean, mountain, savanna, and even our friend Polka Dots! (#212)

11:30 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - The Puppy Chase!: When a big bubble floats away with Gabby’s new puppy, she’ll team up with Blaze and AJ to get him back. (#608)

12:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol - Pups Save a Rubble-Double/Pups Save a Clown: Rubble dreams that he's been taken aboard a spaceship and meets his alien double. When the ship crashes on an alien planet, he needs help. / The Pups must save Humdinger and his kittens when they mess around with Blinky the Clown's tiny clown car. (#813)

12:30 p.m. - Baby Shark's Big Show! - When You Wish Upon a Fish: Baby and friends set out to climb Wish Mountain and make a wish on the legendary shooting starfish, Ol’ Sea Breeze. (#106A)

7:00 p.m. - The Casagrandes - Do the Fruit Shake/Maybe-Sitter: Carl’s new hit song samples a singing group, but he needs to get their okay before it can play on the radio! / With the adults out for the night, Bobby and Carlota take turns watching the kids – and going to a party! (#216)

7:30 p.m. - The Barbarian and the Troll - Come Together: The true nature of the Queen’s plan is revealed, forcing Brendar to come to terms with her backstory and consider a path forward that will change her life. (#113; season one finale)

8:00 p.m. - Nick's Shorts Showcase - Welcome/Skip Ads: This week's Nick Shorts Showcase features… Middlemost Post (premiering July 9), an upcoming Nick series! Parker takes a new resident on a whirlwind tour around the mountain / Quick advertisements that give background on the Middlemost Post crew and Lily’s Somewhere Store. (#105)

8:00 p.m. on NICK JR. CHANNEL - Peppa Pig - The Sandcastle/Ice Cream/Jukebox/Windmills/Buried Treasure: Peppa and her family have a day out at the seaside; Mr Labrador has an ice cream van but runs out of ice cream; Peppa, George, Granny, and Grandpa Pig visit the sailing club, where they find a jukebox. (#174)

8:30 p.m. on NICK JR. CHANNEL - The Adventures of Paddington - Paddington Plays the Floor is Lava: (#208B)

Saturday, June 26, 2021

10:00 a.m. on YOUTUBEAwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer - Episode #204: (#204)

8:00 p.m. - Danger Force - SW.A.G is Haunted: When Ray finds out that SW.A.G. is home to an annoying ghost from the 1920’s, Danger Force steps into action by helping the ghost with her unfinished business so she will stop haunting their school. (#121)

8:30 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan - A Tale of Two Rappers: With the school doing a hip-hop version of Shakespeare, Dylan takes on another boy for the lead role. But after only being cast as an understudy, Dylan is determined to outshine his rival and nab the part for himself. (#203)

Sunday, June 27, 2021

10:00 a.m. on YOUTUBE - VIBE ROOM: Next Influencer - Episode #104: (#104)

Programming Notes:

Nick News: Kids, Immigration and Equality will be available to stream on, Nick App and Nick On Demand beginning June 18 and on the Nickelodeon YouTube channel on June 22.

Originally published: June 21, 2021.

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Nickelodeon Releases Trailer for 'Avatar: Braving the Elements' Podcast


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Nickelodeon today released a trailer for its all-new iHeartRadio original podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements, the official companion podcast for Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Hosted by original series voice actors Janet Varney (the voice of Korra) and Dante Basco (the voice of Prince Zuko), this weekly podcast will extend the Avatarverse for loyal fans who grew up with the beloved franchise. Co-produced by Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio, Avatar: Braving the Elements will be available on iHeartRadio, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever else podcasts are heard starting Tuesday, June 22.

Joining Janet and Dante this season as guests are Jack De Sena (the voice of Sokka), Jennie Kwan (the voice of Suki), Kevin Michael Richardson (the voice of Tyro), fighting instructor and consultant Sifu Kisu, and original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Additional guest stars will be announced in the coming months. 

In Avatar: Braving the Elements, hosts Janet Varney and Dante Basco re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender and break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life.

Avatar: Braving the Elements is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network.

About Avatar: The Last Airbender

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender emerged from its three-season run (61 episodes), from February 2005 to July 2008, as one of the most beloved animated properties in history. Honored with a Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy, along with multiple Annie Awards and Genesis Awards, the series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.

In addition to the series’ success, the property has spawned into several bestselling book series, which continue to roll out new original stories. The graphic novel series most recently spent two months on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list in 2020, and the young adult novels have spent 22 cumulative weeks on the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list and have shipped over a quarter million copies. The DVD and Blu-rays are also incredibly successful, with the “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series” generating nearly $38MM in retail sales since its 2015 release.


Paramount Plus Unveils 'Star Trek: Prodigy' Environmental Art

Just a few days after revealing the voice cast and characters of Nickelodeon's upcoming CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, Paramount+ has now released four alien environments from the new show.

Shared on, the latest Star Trek: Prodigy images feature stunning Delta Quadrant environments and planetscapes. They didn’t give details as to what the images represent, only that they are examples of what they call “environmental coverage.” Whatever the exact definition of “environmental coverage” might be, one thing it means is that these four static images will serve as fantastic backgrounds for your computer desktop or Zoom calls.

While the details of each beautiful digital landscape are minimal, we do get a sense of the quality of the animation of the series from these “environmental coverage” images. Check them out below.

The first image depicts two characters, presumably Gwyn and Dal, observing a night sky with colorful gaseous clouds and a bright full moon above.

Pictured: Environmental coverage of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.

Image number two gives us a view from space of a dramatic cloudy planet surface, complete with two large moons and a rising star.

Pictured: Environmental coverage of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.

The third image is of a desert planet with large, otherworldly cliffs and a blazing sun.

Pictured: Environmental coverage of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.

The final image shows an aerial view of some kind of planetary structure, a space station or city with towering spires and bright beams of light emanating in every direction.

Pictured: Environmental coverage of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.

This animated art design — with lush coloring and a dazzling depth of field — clearly puts Star Trek: Prodigy light-years away from the animated styles of not only the classic 1970’s Animated Series, but this decade’s Star Trek: Lower Decks as well.

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios, Star Trek: Prodigy stars Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Brett Gray as Dal, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, and Kate Mulgrew, who is reprising her role of Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. In the series, Janeway will serve as the starship’s built-in emergency training hologram.

The series is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ later this year.

Originally published: June 18, 2021.

Sources: TrekNews.netTrekCore, Daily Star Trek News.

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A First Look at the 'Big Nate' Logo

A first look at the official logo for Nickelodeon's upcoming CG-animated series Big Nate may have been unveiled!

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In a new post to her Instagram Stories, Nickelodeon storyboard artist Crystal Kan (Rugrats) revealed that she recently received a care package from Nickelodeon! Included in the Nickelodeon Care Package are Nick-branded items, such as a plate, water flask and cushion, as well as a set of badges.

The badges feature characters from some of Nickelodeon's current hit animated shows, such as Chuckie Finster from Rugrats, Patrick Star and Nobby from Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Baby Shark from Baby Shark's Big Show! and Santiago Montes from Santiago of the Seas, as well as Lincoln Loud from The Loud House Movie (premiering August 20) and Parker J. Cloud from Middlemost Post (premiering July 9), as well as a badge that looks like it could be the Big Nate logo!

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Based on the best-selling children’s books, written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce, this new TV series will feature brand-new original storylines centered on Nate, a precocious 11-year-old boy, and his mischievous shenanigans that usually result in disaster, detention or both. Big Nate is slated to premiere during September 2021 on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon previously unveiled a first look at Big Nate in October last year.

H/T: Special thanks to @NicktoonFan for the news!

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Paramount Plus Celebrates Pride Month with Donations to the Point Foundation

In June, for every person that tweets the hashtag #ParamountPlusPride, Paramount+ will donate $1 to the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship granting organization for more than 20 years. The Point Foundation helps empower promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

Original source: Virtual-Strategy Magazine.

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'Rugrats' Fans Surprised to Learn Stu & Didi's Real Ages

Fans have been left shaken up after discovering the ages of Tommy's parents in the Rugrats.

The popular animated series originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 until 2003, although re-runs were common right throughout the 00s and beyond. The show also had three movies, as well as a few spin-off shows, and recently returned as a CG-animated series on Paramount+.

Whether you watched it yourself or had others in your life who did, you'll probably be familiar with a lot of the characters, who became popular characters for toys, posters and so on.

Two such characters were, of course, Stu and Didi Pickles, the parents of Tommy, the titular baby in the Rugrats. They recently went viral online after fans discovered how old the characters were supposed to be.

When the series premiered in August 1991, Didi was 32 and Stu was 33. Didi's age was revealed in a series 6 episode called "Junior prom" that aired in April 1999. The episode reveals Didi attended her high school's Bicentennial themed junior prom at Swift High School.

The U.S. celebrated its 200th year as an independent nation in 1976, meaning Didi graduated from school the following year at age 18 in 1977 and making her year of birth 1959. She was therefore 32 when the show started in 1991.

For some reason, everyone seemed to think the couple were much older when, in fact, they were in their early 30s. The debate started when one Twitter user said "just found out stu and deedee pickles from rugrats were 33 and 32 and now I’m upset."

The post had many other people freaking out too.

One person questioned how Stu was "33 years old, doesn’t have a real job, but could afford this mansion."

Stu is a toy inventor, so stays at home building new toys in his basement, many of which Tommy gets to trial.

Another pointed out "That baby had them STRESSED!!!! He kept a screwdriver in his diaper, I'd look defeated too."

One fan commented "With kids that stay infants for a decade? Anyone would look old."

Other Twitter users decided to warn others not to to search for the Marge and Homer Simpson's real ages if they were still in shock after learning about Didi and Stu's age.

Are you surprised by their ages?

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More Nick: First Look: Nickelodeon's All-New Animated 'Rugrats' Reunites Members of the Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles!

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