Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nickelodeon USA Premieres "Make It Pop", New Musical Comedy Series, Monday 6th April 2015

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via TV by the Numbers:


Sneak Peek to Air on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)

Santa Monica, Calif. – (March 24, 2015) – Three unique girls--an aspiring pop diva, a fashionista and a bookworm--come together at school to form their own K-pop-inspired band in Nickelodeon's newest live-action, daily scripted series, Make It Pop, premiering Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. (all times ET/PT). Co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon, Make It Pop features original songs and performances with a modern pop twist and an EDM beat from the show's emerging, real-life group, XO-IQ. Viewers can catch a sneak peek of Make It Pop on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. and again on Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Make It Pop will air regularly on Nickelodeon weekdays at 7 p.m. and each episode will be available on Nick.com and the Nick App the day after its linear TV premiere.

Pictured: (L-R) Jodi (Louriza Tronco), Sun Hi (Meghan Lee) and Corki (Erika Tham) in the new live-action series, Make It Pop, coming to Nickelodeon in the 2015-16 season. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Continuing Nickelodeon's success with the daily, serialized format of hit shows like Every Witch Way and House of Anubis, Make It Pop is a new half-hour comedy where diva Sun Hi (Megan Lee), fashionista Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and bookworm Corki (Erika Tham) must learn to live together in perfect harmony after they are randomly selected to room together at boarding school. With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation and they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical, all while balancing music, grades, relationship and crushes.

Make It Pop is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch (The Secret World of Alex Mack, South of Nowhere) and Nick Cannon (Nickelodeon HALO Awards) and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon will serve as executive producers together with DHX Media's Steven DeNure and Anne Loi. The musical direction of the series is being led by Bill Silva Entertainment, with music supervision by Peter Coquillard and Pilar McCurry of Silva Music Publishing. XO-IQ is managed by Bill Silva Management.

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Choose Brec Bassinger's Orange Carpet Nail Art Style For The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2015

Brec Bassinger, the star of Nickelodeon's hit brand-new show "Bella and the Bulldogs", has announced some fantastic news she's been biting her nails to tell everyone!

To celebrate Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Brec, who is a big fan of nail art, especially anything sparkly and with claws, is letting fans vote on what nail art style she'll be rocking on the Orange Carpet during the Kids' Choice Awards 2015 on Saturday 28th March 2015! Fans located in North America can vote for which nail art style they think Brec should wear to KCA 2015 at nick.com/kca! Fans can choose from two nail styles:

Check out Brec announcing the news with her fellow Nickelodeon co-stars Haley Tju, Lizzy Greene, Kira Kosarin and Lilimar Hernandez in a special Nick Stars Takeover video below!:

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Nickelodeon UK Slimes Ant and Dec As They Receive Honorary Kids' Choice Award

They are used to playing pranks on other people or forcing celebrities to eat insects on "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!", but Ant and Dec got a taste of their own medicine when they accepted a Kids' Choice Award – a world-famous Nickelodeon sliming, the ultimate Nickelodeon honour!

In a secret visit at ITV Studios, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly were awarded Nickelodeon's first ever Kids' Choice Award for 'UK TV Legends' by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, the UK hosts of the 2015 KCAs!

While Ant and Dec were accepting their coveted orange blimp award, Jordan and Perri watched with glee as the "Saturday Night Takeaway" hosts sealed their own fate by unwittingly hitting a button which set off Nickelodeon's slime machine!

Nickelodeon created the UK TV Legends award especially for Ant and Dec in recognition of their outstanding contribution to entertainment and to celebrate Ant and Dec’s TV triumphs throughout their esteemed careers, Nickelodeon has honoured the presenters with its highest accolade – a sliming!

Ant said: "Thanks to everyone at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards for honouring us with this blimp and the greatest privilege of all, a sliming!"

Dec added: "We are blown away to receive this amazing TV Legends award. But watch out Perri and Jordan, we'll get you back for the sliming!"

Ant & Dec have joined a star-studded list of previous slimees including Justin Bieber, Taylor Lautner, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Nick Jonas, Harrison Ford, Orlando Bloom, Andy Murray, and recently, Perri Kiely and his Diversity co-dancers.

As part of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2015, kids can vote across seven UK specific and additional international categories online at kca.nick.co.uk/vote, on The Nick App (now available on Android) and via Twitter using the hashtag #KCA. Fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to kca.nick.co.uk the official destination for everything Kids' Choice Awards, with hilarious videos, photo galleries, games and all of the latest KCA news on this year's show and nominees.

UK hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely will be in LA bringing viewers the best of the behind the scenes action and orange carpet gossip from this year's show. In the run up to the awards, fans can tune in and hang with Jordan and Perri as they visit LA, tour Hollywood, meet Nickelodeon stars, send back the very latest Orange Carpet gossip, showcase the very best of Nickelodeon, cover all the excitement in the build-up to this years slime-tastic extravaganza and countdown to the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards every Friday from 4:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK (from 5:00pm on Nick+1)!

Fans can tune-in to Nick for the UK premiere of the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, on Sunday 29th March 2015, starting with "Kids' Choice Countdown 2015" at 5:00pm, then the main show, the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by the multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas, from 5:30pm (repeated from 6:30pm on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick+1), less than 24 hours after the live US show, which will take place in Los Angeles' legendary 'Fabulous' Forum for the first-time ever on Saturday 28th March 2015!

All photos by Andrew Timms/Nickelodeon.

Sources: The Official Ant & Dec Website, Press Association via Stourbridge News, Digital Spy, This Is Lancashire.
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