Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 On Nickelodeon UK, NickToons, And Nick Jr.

Below are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons UK's, Nickelodeon HD UK's, Nick Jr. Channel UK's and Nick Jr. 2's highlights for 2014:

Please note, that unless confirmed, all premiere dates are yet to be confirmed by Nickelodeon UK.

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland (including Nickelodeon HD and Nick+1)

New show: The Thundermans - Expected TX: Autumn/Winter 2014:

"The Thundermans" is a brand-new superhero-themed comedy series that follows a pair of superhero twins, Phoebe Thunderman (Kira Kosarin) and Max Thunderman (Jack Griffo), with opposite personalities, who must navigate their way through school, friends and a family of extraordinary superheroes, all while keeping their true identities a secret.

Phoebe and Max Thunderman are 14-year-old fraternal twins turbocharged by freeze breath and the power to move objects via telekinesis. Phoebe, a good-natured sister, always tries to do the right thing, while Max, a troublemaker, dreams of one day becoming a super villain. Brother Billy (Diego Velazquez) moves at super speed, while younger sister Nora (Addison Riecke) cuts solid objects with her laser beam eyes. Rounding out the family are parents Hank (Chris Tallman), who possesses extraordinary strength and the ability to fly, and Barb (Rosa Blasi), who can generate lightning from her hands. Ultimately, the family must attempt keep their powers under wraps and lead a "normal" life... but can life ever be "normal" in a family of superheroes?

Brand New Show: "The Greenhouse" - Confirmed TX: January 2014: Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere and show the brand-new original scripted daily drama series "The Greenhouse" from Monday 6th January 2014 at 6:30pm (replayed at 7:30pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick+1), as part of "2014 on Nickelodeon UK"! Following the debut, Nick UK & Eire will then continue to air all-new episodes of "The Greenhouse" every Monday to Thursday at 6:30pm (repeated at 7:30pm on Nickelodeon+1), and encore each new episode every in a special omnibus every Sunday between 7pm and 9pm from Sunday 12th January 2014!

In Nickelodeon's brand new original scripted daily drama series "The Greenhouse", after losing their mother in a spaceship accident, a brother and sister arrive at an elite boarding school for gifted future leaders. They join two competing houses within the school and become rivals. Soon, mysterious and disturbing developments draw both groups into a secret investigation. The students of the school uncover a deadly plot to destroy the planet. Only by joining forces and working together, they will be able to save the world. "The Greenhouse" is an original scripted drama for boys and girls aged between 8-15. Nickelodeon's "The Greenhouse" was created by Giora Chamitzer, one of the leading creative minds in Israeli television, who also serves as the shows Show Runner. "The Greenhouse" is Produced by Nutz Productions and Ananey Communication, and debuted on Nickelodeon Israel as a daily drama on 17th December 2012.

New Show: Mia and Me - Confirmed TX: January 2014: Nick UK has announced that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere and show the brand-new popular live action/CGI animated hybrid fantasy television series "Mia and Me" every Saturday and Sunday (Weekends) at 7:00am (replayed at 8:00am on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick+1) from Saturday 4th January 2014!

"Mia and Me" follows the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who leads a double life in a magical land filled with unicorns. The story begins when a girl named Mia, whose parent's tragically died when she was young, goes to a boarding school in Italy. Mia's aunt gives Mia a game that her father, a successful game maker, made before he died. Through the game, Mia finds herself hurled into the wondrous world of Centopia, full of elves, unicorns, pans and dragons. But the once idyllic kingdom is in danger. Evil Queen Panthea seeks to capture the unicorns and harness their power to keep her self young. The valiant elves, led by Prince Mo and daring warrior Yuko, plus Pan Phuddle, fight to stop her. Thanks to her unique ability to communicate with unicorns, Mia must safeguard the golden-horned Onchao. As Mia bounces between trying to fit in at her new school and her life as a fairytale elf, she becomes the key to saving Centopia.

New Episodes: Winx Club Season Six - Expected: Spring/Summer 2014: Nickelodeon UK has announced the Winx-Tastic Nick UK news that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere and show brand new episodes from the brand new 26-episode sixth season of the popular animated television series "Winx Club" in Spring/Summer 2014, as part of Nick UK and Eire's Spring/Summer 2014 programming highlights! Additionally, Nickelodeon UK have also announced plans to release a brand new "Winx Club" app in 2014!

In the sixth season of "Winx Club", Daphne returns to her kingdom of Domino in her physical being. Although she faces the challenge of living in the flesh, Bloom and the Winx help her adapt to the life on Magix. Meanwhile, the Trix are back to their old ways. There is also the addition of a new witch at Cloudtower by the name of Selina, who possesses a magic storytelling book called the Legendarium that can bring forth fictional stories into the real world.

New Episodes: The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits - Expected: Spring/Summer 2014 (TBC): Nickelodeon UK is expected to start to premiere and show the brand new second season of Nickelodeon's hit original animated series (Nicktoon) "The Legend of Korra", called "Book Two: Spirits", in Spring/Summer 2014! "Book 2: Spirits" will follow Korra's quest to become a fully realized Avatar. "The Legend of Korra" season 2 will also introduce several intriguing new characters to Korra's world. Fans will get to meet Korra's extended family for the first time, which includes her imperious uncle Unalaq and impassive twin cousins Desna and Eska. In addition, a specially-designed flashback episode will introduce fans to Wan, the very first Avatar, who will be voiced by Steven Yuen of "The Walking Dead".

More brand new episodes of favourite Nickelodeon UK shows - Expected: Throughout 2014

Nickelodeon UK is also expected to continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of hit shows, including "Sam & Cat", "The Haunted Hathaways", "Dance Academy", "Extreme Babysitting", "Figure It Out" and "Life with Boys", plus add more content to the newly launched Nick App in 2014.

To Be Confirmed:

Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party series two
Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2014
Step It Up 3
Nickelodeon 2014 Kids' Choice Awards / Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Dance Academy Season 3
See Dad Run
Instant Mom
N-View (New episodes)
Every Witch Way
Go Viral (working title)
A Fairly Odd Summer (TV movie)

Nicktoons UK and Ireland

New Episodes: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2 - Confirmed TX: January 2014: Nickelodeon's Heroes in a Half-Shell return to battle when Nick UK's animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, starts to premiere and show brand new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season 2 every Saturday at 9:30am from Saturday 11th January 2014, continuing the shell-raising crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo! NickToons UK & Eire will repeat each brand new episode the same day at 6:00pm!

Season two starts off with a bang in the premiere episode, "The Mutation Situation". The Turtles discover that the alien Kraang survived their previous showdown and now have dropped mutagen canisters all over NYC. Throughout the season, the Turtles' mission is to recover the canisters before more mutants can be created. Meanwhile, the Kraang and Shredder have united to put an end to the Turtles once and for all which results in some infamous characters coming after the brothers. With the help of Casey Jones, each new episode will see the Turtles take on a new villain, all while trying to unravel the mystery regarding April O’Neil and her importance to the Kraang.

After each episode, British and Irish Shellheads can go to Nick UK & Ireland's official "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" website, and find out more about the villain revealed that week. Each new character will then be added to an interactive digital poster of New York City which will be available to download once all of the villains have been revealed.

New Show: Rabbids Invasion - Expected TX: February 2014: Nickelodeon UK's animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, is expected to start to premiere and show Nickelodeon and Ubisoft's brand new CG-animated series "Rabbids Invasion" from February 2014!

"Rabbids Invasion" is a all-new 26 half-hour episode series that follows the Rabbids as they discover, explore, and often wreak havoc in the human world. For the Rabbids, everything is a source of wonder and amusement, and these indestructible and uncontrollable creatures have absolutely no respect for the social rules that govern society. There are no laws, no rules of the road. They are all about having fun and their only language is a crazy-sounding "Bwaaaaaah!". The show is based on Ubisoft's popular "Raving Rabbids" video game franchise.

New Show: Breadwinners - Expected TBA: Autumn/Winter 2014: Nickelodeon UK's animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, is expected to start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's bread-tastic brand new original animated comedy series (Nicktoon) "Breadwinners" from Autumn/Winter 2014.

"Breadwinners", the best thing since sliced bread, is a all-new animated series that follows two booty-shaking carefree ducks called SwaySway and Buhdeuce who fly around in a super sweet rocket van, delivering bread to their hungry customers. The best buds live together, laugh together, and get into all sorts of riDUCKulous adventures together on their planet Pondgea. No matter what, nothing stops these two friends from having 24/7 fun and a getting a little bit QUAZY! Look out for bucket loads of delicious bread, head boppin' music, and non-stop booty-shakin' dance parties. Coming soon! YEAH BOYEEEEEE!

"Breadwinners" is created by Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele ("MAD", "Metalocalypse"), who was discovered from Nick's 2012 Animated Shorts Program, and Steve Borst ("Teen Titans Go!", "MAD").

New Series: Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Expected TX: Autumn/Winter 2014: Nickelodeon UK's animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, is expected to start to premiere and show the latest season, season 21, in the popular "Power Rangers" franchise, "Power Rangers Super Megaforce", in Autumn/Winter 2014.

The upcoming season of "Power Rangers Super Megaforce" focuses on the Rangers' mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. These super-sized adventures can only mean one thing: the all-new Power Rangers Super Megaforce has arrived, and will feature special morphing powers and SUPER MEGA action! Nickelodeon and Saban Brands have also revealed "Power Rangers Super Megaforce" will feature what is one of the most highly anticipated moments in television history – The Power Rangers Mega War! Taking inspiration from the original "Super Sentai" TV series (which the "Power Rangers" series is based on and uses footage from), the Mega War features the return of ever single Ranger, who must band together against an imposing force.

More brand new episodes of favourite Nicktoons UK shows - Expected: Throughout 2014

Nicktoons UK is also expected to continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of popular shows, including "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Fairly OddParents!", "Matt Hatter Chronicles" (including season two), "Monsters vs. Aliens", "Sanjay and Craig", and "Rocket Monkeys".

To Be Confirmed:

New Show: Bad Seeds (Nickelodeon pilot): From "SpongeBob SquarePants" alumnus and Chowder creator Carl Greenblatt, "Bad Seeds" is about a good bird running with the bad crowd... and having a great time!

Nick Jr. UK and Ireland (including Nick Jr. +1) and Nick Jr. 2

New Show: KushaBOOM - Expected TX: January 2014: Get ready to get up and get dancing! Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon UK presenter Helena Dowling has announced the very exciting Nick UK News to NickALive! that Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, will start to premiere and show their brand new UK produced dance themed short-form preschool series "Kushaboom" in January 2014, as part of "2014 on Nick Jr. UK"!

"Kushaboom" (8x5') is a brand new preschool series set in a enchanted dance studio and features a group of four children, who will make up the 'Kushaboom crew', joining Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon presenter Helena Dowling (pictured) and her puppet co-presenter, DJ Kusha, for a very special dance class. Using the mechanic of a magical dance floor that transforms into a globe, every episode will take the audience on a geographical adventure where they will explore a different dance culture and learn corresponding dance moves. The series, filmed in Hackney, London will also feature a child actress from the Stagecoach Theatre Arts Weymouth performing arts school and work by London-based artist, TV art department assistant and theatre set designer Nick Spalding.

New Episodes: "Poppy Cat" Series Two - Expected TX: Spring 2014: Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland, will start to premiere and show the brand new second series of the popular animated television series "Poppy Cat" from Spring 2014. Additionally, Kennedy Enterprises will launching a all-new stand-alone Poppy Cat magazine to build on the brand's momentum and growth in the UK in Spring 2014, which will focus on the adventurous pussycat and her colourful friends, and will feature branded stickers, posters, mini activity booklets, and interactive reward stickers to make learning more fun, plus branded "Poppy Cat" cover mounts (promotional toys and gifts).

"Poppy Cat", starring the voice of Joanna Page ("Gavin & Stacey") and airing everyday on Nick Jr. UK and Nick Jr. 2, is based on the award-winning books created by Lara Jones, which have sold more than 2.5 million copies. The second series of the top-rating programme - launching in 2014 - is co-produced by Coolabi's television production arm, Coolabi Productions, and the Emmy shortlisted and BAFTA award-winning, King Rollo Films.

New Show: Driftwood Bay - Expected TX: Spring 2014: Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland is expected to premiere and start to show the brand new mixed media animated preschool series "Driftwood Bay" from Spring 2014.

Produced by Belfast-based independent children's television production company Sixteen South Television, "Driftwood Bay" is set on an island that exists in the mind of a little girl. She creates adventures and friendships from the different treasures she finds washed up on beach where she lives. The show comes from children's artist Joanne Carmichael, who created the characters from items she found outside her beach hut on the Scottish island of Arran.

New Show: Puffin Rock - Expected TX: October 2014: Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominated Irish Animation Studio based in Kilkenny, has announced the exciting Nick Jr. UK news that Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK, has picked up the broadcast rights to "Puffin Rock", a brand new animated children's TV series narrated by Irish actor Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids", "The IT Crowd", "Moone Boy", Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters Vs. Aliens" TV series)! Co-produced by Oscar nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, global publisher Penguin, and Northern Irish children's media company, Dog Ears, "Puffin Rock" will be broadcast by Nick Jr. in the UK and RT√Čjr in Ireland. Production will commence in September 2013 and delivery will begin in October 2014.

"Puffin Rock" is a multi-platform brand that follows the adventures of a family of puffins living on a wild and beautiful Irish island. Pip, an adventure-loving young Puffling, and the hero of the show, explores the island with her little brother Baba – making friends, hunting for food and trying to stay off the dinner menu. The TV series will feature 39 seven-minute episodes (39 x 7') and Penguin will produce digital and physical format books, and products, to accompany the series.

New Show: Wallykazam - Expected TX: Autumn/Winter 2014 (TBC): Nick Jr. UK and Ireland is expected to start to premiere and show Nickelodeon Preschools brand new animated preschool series "Wallykazam", about a little boy, his miniature pet dragon and a magic stick, from Autumn/Winter 2014.

"Wallykazam" is Nickelodeon's first literacy show for preschoolers that embeds the curriculum into a rich narrative story, with the goal of helping kids fall in love with words and inspiring them to read. The original comedy follows the adventures of a boy named Wally Trollman and his pet dragon, Norville. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life and playfully transforms the world around him.

New Show: Blaze and the Monster Machines - Expected TX: Autumn/Winter 2014 (TBC): Nick Jr. UK and Ireland is expected to start to premiere and show Nickelodeon Preschools brand new CGI-animated preschool series "Blaze and the Monster Machines" from Autumn/Winter 2014.

"Blaze and the Monster Machines", a original CG-animated series introduces preschoolers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This is the first preschool show that features a curriculum dedicated to all areas of STEM. Viewers will join an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his incredible monster truck Blaze on super-sized adventures. AJ and the viewer help Blaze as they explore the physics of how things move, master mathematics and discover how everyday technologies work. The series, which received a 20-episode order, will debut on Nickelodeon USA in 2014. "Blaze and the Monster Machines" created by Jeff Borkin (head writer, "Team Umizoomi", "Little Einsteins") and Ellen Martin (producer, "Bubble Guppies", "The Backyardigans").

More brand new episodes of favourite Nick Jr. UK shows - Expected: Throughout 2014

Nick Jr. UK and Ireland is also expected to continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of popular shows, including "A Bedtime Story", "Thomas and Friends", "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom", "Peppa Pig", "Bubble Guppies", "Dinosaur Train", "Dora the Explorer", "Olive the Ostrich", "Let's Go Pocoyo", "Poppy Cat", "Team Umizoomi", "PAW Patrol" and "Tickety Toc", plus brand new music videos and a all-new live tour from the "The Go!Go!Go! Show" gang! Additionally, Spin Master Entertainment, who co-produces the series with Nickelodeon and the property's master toy licensee, will launch and release a "Paw Patrol" consumer product line, including a toy line in the UK during the Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2014 season!

To Be Confirmed:

Monty and Norville (Nickelodeon preschool series/working title): "Monty and Norville" follows the adventures of a five-year-old troll named Monty and his dragon friend Norville. With the help of viewers at home, Monty can use his magic stick to make incredible things happen as long as he uses the right words. The new animated 26-episode series, created by Adam Peltzman (head writer, "Blue's Clues", "The Backyardigans"), will introduce a literacy curriculum to Nickelodeon's preschool audience.

Shimmer and Shine: (working title): "Shimmer and Shine" follows the magical adventures of genie twin sisters Shimmer and Shine and their human best friend Leah, who, when needing help with various dilemmas, is granted three wishes after summoning the genies with a rub of her oil lamp pendant necklace. Misadventures ensue however when Shimmer and Shine often misinterpret what Leah wishes for and accidentally grant her the wrong wishes. Leah must then use non-magical problem-solving skills to fix her problems. Teri Weiss, Executive Vice President (EVP) of production and development for Nickelodeon Preschool, describes the series as a show which teaches kids that it's okay to make mistakes and explore the unintended, with often positive consequences of doing so. "Shimmer and Shine" is helmed by Nickelodeon's homegrown talent Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz ("Dora the Explorer"), and her team, including writer Sindy Boveda Spackman ("Robot and Monster", "The Fairly OddParents") and art director Andy Bialk ("Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs").

Coming in 2015 - "Dora and Friends": "Dora and Friends" is a brand new animated spin-off series from Nickelodeon's massively popular preschool series "Dora the Explorer" which will star Latina heroine Dora the Explorer as a 10-year-old (Tween), who, with her four new friends - super sporty Alana, musical Emma, theatrical Kate and star-gazing Naiya (also known as the Explorer Girls) - and a bit of magic, explore an enchanted city, which has surprises around every corner.
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