Thursday, September 05, 2013

Nickelodeon France To Debut The Brand New Animated Comedy Series "Rocket Monkeys" On Saturday 7th September 2013

Nickelodeon France has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Europe News in a post on their official Facebook profile page,, that Nick France, the French version of the popular kids channel, will start to premiere and show the brand new Canadian animated comedy series "Rocket Monkeys" on Saturday 7th September 2013 at 9:15am, as part of the networks Autumn/Winter 2013 programming highlights!:
[Exclu] En avant-première, les premières minutes #RocketMonkeys ! Retrouvez le 1er épisode de votre tout nouveau dessin-animé samedi à 9h15 !

[Exclusive] In preview, the first minutes #RocketMonkeys! Find the 1st episode of your all-new cartoon Saturday at 9:15!
http://ow.LY/oyH2W (Translated by Bing)

Lls debarquent sur Terre le
7 septembre a 9h15
seulement sur Nickelodeon

They landed on the Earth
September 7th at 9:15
only on Nickelodeon

(French to English translation provided by Google Translate)
To celebrate the French launch of "Rocket Monkeys", Nickelodeon France has unveiled a exclusive online streaming preview video clip featuring the first few minutes of the very first episode of "Rocket Monkeys", which Nick fans and viewers located in France can view here on!

Nick's new comedy animation Rocket Monkeys follows the adventures of two monkey astronauts and their robot sidekick. When battling rogue black holes, vengeful aliens, criminal masterminds, and rifts in the evil dimension, the universe turns to its bravest and brightest to save the day. When those guys are busy, however, the universe is stuck with the Rocket Monkeys. Inexplicably charged with carrying out all kinds of important missions, brothers Gus (Seán Cullen, Steve Oedekerk) and Wally (Mark Edwards, Hypermonium) cause more intergalactic calamity than they could ever prevent. Luckily, they have plenty of help from YAY-OK (David Berni), their dashing and devoted (if slightly outdated) robot. These monkeys may not have the brainpower of the Rocket Chickens or the guts of the Cosmosloths, but they do have a hunger for adventure. And by "adventure" we mostly mean "bananas". From the icy depths of Brrrr to the horrifying Planet Splishy Splashy, there's nowhere too dangerous or ridiculous for the monkeys to explore... or try not to blow up. Though it's seen better days, the Monkeys’ big orange rust bucket of a ship remains remarkably versatile. It has everything Gus and Wally could ever need, from a lounge to a laboratory to a command center and even a space monkey arm for those hard-to-reach places. Nominally running the show is GASI, the Galactic Animal Space Institute. Always seeking out the next frontier in galactic exploration, GASI boasts several (at times contentious) animal divisions, from Astro Ducks to Rocket Zebras. "Rocket Monkeys" also features a great cast of hilarious characters:

Dr. Chimpsky (Jamie Watson) - GASI's esteemed Doctor of Exposition— errr…, Astrophysics, Dr. Chimpsky assigns the Monkeys their highly important missions (which sometimes include getting him more ice when his drink gets too warm) and does his best to keep them on track when they invariably get distracted.

Inky - Part adorable pet, part crew member, all kinds of messy. Inky may not be able to speak, but he still manages to express himself with his impressive ink work.

Lord Peel (Mark McKinney) - Villains aren’t born, they're made — and Lord Peel is no exception. A once-average suburban alien who just happens to kind of look like a banana (okay—exactly like a banana), poor Lord Peel was driven insane by Gus and Wally’s never-ending attempts to turn him into a banana split. He's since become a vengeance-obsessed baddie with a very specific goal: make the Rocket Monkeys pay.

Nefarious - Exiled by the Council to Stop Super Villains, Nefarious spends his time dreaming up new ways to escape his lonely asteroid prison and get back to his real business—taking over the universe.

Deep Space Dave - TV action hero Deep Space Dave is better at catch phrases than catching bad guys, but that doesn't stop the Rocket Monkeys from worshiping his every slovenly move.

Monkevil (Kayla Lorette) - Don't let her sweet exterior fool you — bank-robbing cutie pie Monkevil is as slick as they come, easily carrying out heist after intergalactic heist. Too bad Gus and Wally are too in love to notice.

The Space Gorilla - Rival rocket crew to the monkeys and the frat boys of the GASI world, He - and She - rilla are everything Gus and Wally aren’t: cool, competent, brave, and more than a little mean. He-Rilla is voiced by Jamie Watson and She-Rilla is voiced by Shoshana Sperling.

Bernice (Mike "Nug" Nahrgang) - Gus and Wally's doting mother. A fun-loving dynamo, Bernice loves to have a good time with her boys, but isn't afraid to play the stern mother card when they need a little discipline.

Gamester X (Mark Little) - Obsessive and excitable, Gamester X will stop at nothing to complete his rare and extensive collections. He’s a terrifying force — that is, until his mom yells at him to clean his room.
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"See Dad Run" Returns To Nick at Nite USA With Brand New Episodes Starting Sunday 8th September 2013 at 8:00pm (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, has today (Thursday 5th September 2013) announced in the following press release, from TVbytheNumbers, the exciting Nickelodeon News that Nick USA's nighttime programming block, Nick at Nite (stylized as nick@nite) will start to premiere and show episodes from the brand new second season of the networks hit live-action family comedy series "See Dad Run", which is executive produced by and stars Scott Baio (Chachi in "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi"; "Charles in Charge"), from Sunday 8th September 2013 at 8:00pm (ET/PT)!

In the season 2 opener episode, "See Dad Throw a Birthday Party", Janie's birthday venue cancels at the last minute and David (Scott Baio) becomes party planner. To top Janie's friend Charlotte's amazing party, David plans a birthday bash complete with a famous monkey (guest starring Crystal the Monkey, "The Hangover"), but things quickly turn too wild!

In another upcoming episode, "See Dad Run" will be holding a mini "Happy Days" reunion when Garry Marshall, the creator of the legendary sitcom "Happy Days", guest stars on the show in the yet-to-be-named episode! Garry Marshall will play the TV father to Scott Baio's David Hobbs on the show within the show. The character is a former wild ladies man in his 70s who wants to settle down, get married and have a kid, but he is beginning to doubt the decision. The episode, expected to premiere during Fall (Autumn) 2013, will be directed by Marshall's son, Scott Marshall. Garry Marshall helped launch Baio's career, casting him as Arthur "The Fonz/Fonzie" Fonzarelli's (Henry Winkler) younger cousin, Chachi Arcola, on "Happy Days". He went on to win a Young Artist Award for his comedic turn in the long-running series. Marshall filmed the "See Dad Run" episode on Paramount's Stage 19 -- the same soundstage where "Happy Days" was filmed during its 1974-1984 run!

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

See Dad Run returns to Nick at Nite beginning this Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8p.m. (ET/PT)!

In this Sunday night’s episode, “See Dad Throw a Birthday Party,” Janie’s birthday venue cancels last minute and David (Scott Baio) becomes party planner. To top Janie’s friend Charlotte’s amazing party, David plans a birthday bash complete with a famous monkey (Crystal the Monkey, The Hangover), but things quickly turn too wild

In See Dad Run, now in its second season, David Hobbs (Baio) has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV’s biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife (Alanna Ubach, Legally Blonde) resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: handling the day-to-day needs of three kids who’ve grown accustomed to not having him around. David soon learns that playing a dad on TV is child’s play compared to the real thing. Rounding out the cast are Ryan Newman (Zeke and Luther) and Bailey Michelle Brown as David’s daughters, Emily and Janie, and Jackson Brundage (One Tree Hill) as David’s son, Joe. Mark Curry (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper) also stars as David’s friend.

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Nickelodeon USA Number 1 In Total Day Viewing For Week Ending Sunday 1st September 2013

The television news website TVbytheNumbers is reporting in the following article the fantastic Nickelodeon News that Nick USA was the number one US cable TV network in total day viewing, beating Disney and Adult Swim, for the week ending Sunday 1st September 2013!:

ESPN Wins Week With Cable Primetime Adults 18-49 & Total Primetime Viewers, Nickelodeon Tops With Total Day Viewership For Week Ending September 1, 2013

ESPN won the week among adults 18-49 during primetime, beating TBS and USA.

ESPN was the top network among total viewers during primetime, beating USA and Disney.

Nickelodeon was number one in total day viewing, beating Disney and Adult Swim.

Prime-time Average Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending September 1, 2013:

Network - (000s)
ESPN - 2444
USA - 2374
DSNY - 2107
A&E - 1941
TNT - 1895
TBSC - 1862
HIST - 1837
FOXN - 1630
ADSM - 1252
HGTV - 1229
FX - 1224
SYFY - 1035
AMC - 1035
LIFE - 1008
TLC - 1008
FOOD - 986
NAN - 965
MTV - 964
ESP2 - 950
DISC - 897
BRAV - 869
BET - 866
TRU - 856
SPK - 852
FAM - 798

Prime-time Adults 18-49 Viewers (Live+SD)

Network - (000s)
ESPN - 1104
TBSC - 1023
USA - 870
A&E - 789
HIST - 662
ADSM - 641
FX - 599
TNT - 583
MTV - 581
CMDY - 476
SPK - 461
SYFY - 451
AMC - 451
BRAV - 446
DISC - 436
TLC - 432
FOOD - 415
LIFE - 413
BET - 405
HGTV - 400
FAM - 396
EN - 390
TRU - 370
DSNY - 368
VH1 - 339

Total Day Average Viewers (Live+SD)

Network - (000s)
NICK - 1637
DSNY - 1548
ADSM - 1294
ESPN - 1207
TNT - 1138
USA - 1116
FOXN - 1049
NAN - 1041
TOON - 1009
HIST - 861
A&E - 804
TBSC - 755
HGTV - 707
FX - 654
AMC - 562
ID - 560
FOOD - 560
MTV - 556
TVLD - 551
SPK - 509
LIFE - 508
TLC - 489
ESP2 - 484
FAM - 463
DISC - 462

-Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.Cable Channel Abbreviations: NICK = Nickelodeon, NAN = Nick At Nite, TOON = Cartoon Network, ADSM = Adult Swim, TRU = truTV, LIFE = Lifetime, NKJR - Nick Jr., FAM = ABC Family, TVLD = TV Land, FOXN = Fox News, TBSC = TBS, DISC = Discovery

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Nick At Nite USA Debuts "Instant Mom", New Original Family Comedy Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sunday 29th September 2013 At 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT); To Encore At 10 P.M. (ET/PT) The Same Night On NickMom

Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, has today (Thursday 5th September 2013) confirmed in the following press release, from PRNewswire, the exciting Nickelodeon News that Nick USA's nighttime programming block, Nick at Nite (stylized as nick@nite) will start to premiere and show the brand new original comedy series "Instant Mom", which stars and is produced by Tia Mowry-Hardrict ("Tia & Tamera", Nick UK's "Sister Sister"), from Sunday 29th September 2013 at 8:30pm (ET/PT), and will encore later the same night on NickMom, Nick Jr. USA's evening programming block (stylized as nickmom), at 10:00pm (ET/PT)!

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

Nick at Nite Debuts Instant Mom, Original Family Comedy Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sunday, Sept. 29, At 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

Brand-New Nick at Nite Series Co-Stars Michael Boatman and Sheryl Lee Ralphand also Airs at 10 p.m. on NickMom

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick at Nite will premiere Instant Mom, the brand-new, live-action family sitcom starring and produced by Tia Mowry-Hardrict (star of STYLE Network's hit series Tia & Tamera), on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT). The multi-camera, scripted half-hour series features Mowry-Hardrict as Stephanie, a party girl who trades in Cosmos for carpools when she marries Charlie (Michael Boatman, Spin City), who already has three kids. Airing regularly on Nick at Nite Sundays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), the series also will air on the adult-targeted NickMom comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel at 10p.m.

(Download Image - Cast Photo: Gabby (Sydney Park), Charlie (Michael Boatman), Stephanie (Tia Mowry-Hardrict), Aaron (Damarr Calhoun), Maggie (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and James (Tylen Williams). (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon) )

"In Instant Mom, Tia vividly captures what it's like to jump into motherhood with nearly zero experience, and her stepchildren take a front row in her labors," said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's President of Content Development and Production. "Their comedic and authentic approach to their disparities as a new family will make audiences fall in love with the growing and heartfelt appreciation for each other and for the all-embracing blended family they are now a part of."

Instant Mom follows Stephanie as she struggles to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life while managing being a full-time stepmom. Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha) stars as Stephanie's mother Maggie, and rounding out the cast are Charlie's three kids played by Sydney Park (CSI: NY), Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun. The season will find Stephanie learning what being a mom is all about and doing things her way: from attempting to get more involved by being on the parents' dance committee to starting an anonymous blog to planning a family "staycation" – often with far from perfect results.

In support of the Sept. 29 premiere, has launched its Instant Mom show site, which includes trailers, character information and bonus video features. Full episodes will be made available after each premiere. Editorial support on will also drive to Episodes will be available for purchase the day following each premiere on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Samsung Media Hub, Xbox Video and Vudu. Viewers can keep up with the show on Twitter by following the Instant Mom page at @InstantMomTV and the Nick@Nite page at @nickatnitetv and by liking the Instant Mom and Nick@Nite Facebook pages.

Sophisticated, savvy and an all-around sweetheart, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been in the public eye for over 17 years, gaining initial fame starring opposite her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley in the hit comedy Sister Sister from Paramount Television. On Sister Sister's successful six-year run, Tia won two NAACP Image Awards and three Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Television Actress. After graduating from Pepperdine University, she made appearances in various projects, including starring with her sister once again in The Disney Channel's original movie Twitches in 2005 and again in Twitches Too, two years later. In 2006, Tia landed the role of "Melanie Barnett," medical student turned wife of pro-football player on The Game, which landed her two more NAACP Image Award nominations.

Currently, Mowry-Hardrict is starring in with her sister Tamera and executive producing the hit STYLE network series Tia & Tamera, which set a record as the most watched series launch in the network's history. She recently released her debut book Oh Baby!: Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another, and filmed and released a fitness DVD. With her sister, she developed and launched their first product line entitled need and their first product called MILKY! hit Destination Maternity stores nationwide this spring. Mowry-Hardrict is also set to appear in the upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures film Baggage Claim, to be released on September 27.

Instant Mom is executive-produced by Howard Michael Gould and Aaron Kaplan. Gould had served as executive producer and head writer of Cybill when it won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series. He also wrote and directed the feature film The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, starring Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert, Andie MacDowell and Jenna Elfman. Gould's other credits include FM, Home Improvement, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Mr. 3000 and Shrek the Third.

Aaron Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kapital Entertainment, a self-funded, truly independent production company. Since its formation in 2009, Kapital Entertainment has become a prominent leader in the media industry, known for its vast array of television, digital, and film content. In just over four years, Kaplan has executive produced over 150 episodes of television and has had ten television projects ordered to series including The Neighbors on ABC, Wendell & Vinnie on Nickelodeon, Chasing Life on ABC Family, Back in the Game on ABC and Friends with Better Lives on CBS. He also executive produced Fox's Terra Nova with Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin. Since its formation, Kapital has had 21 pilots ordered.

Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez, The Nanny, Yes, Dear. and most recently, See Dad Run.

NickMom is a new primetime ad-supported TV block for moms that airs on the Nick Jr. channel. The block features a mix of original long and short-form programming including talk shows, stand-up and sketch comedy, docu-series and more. Current series on NickMom include: NickMom Night Out; Take Me To Your Mother; MFF: Mom Friends Forever; Parental Discretion With Stefanie Wilder-Taylor and The New Adventures of Old Christine. NickMom recently picked up second seasons of the stand-up comedy series, NickMom Night Out, hosted by Sherri Shepherd (The View), docu-series Take Me To Your Mother and talk show hybrid Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. NickMom is also a comedy and entertainment site with extensive content including short-form video, photos, editorial pieces and games.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th 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 company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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