Saturday, May 02, 2015

Brian Tee Cast To Play Shredder In "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"

Variety is reporting the Turtley Awesome news that Brian Tee ("The Wolverine") has been cast as the iconic villain Shredder in Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", a sequel to Nick and Paramount's 2014 fun-filled and action-packed blockbuster "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie!

He'll join Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman) in the Paramount sequel.

Tee recently finished filming NBC drama pilot "Love Is a 4 Letter Word" from director George Tillman Jr. and writer-producer Diana Son. He'll next be seen in Universal's "Jurassic World", playing the role of Takashi Hamada. No stranger to popular franchises, Tee's credits also include "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" and "Mortal Kombat: Legacy".

Tee is repped by Abrams Artists Agency, manager Lisa DiSante-Frank, Sabrina Hutchinson Public Relations and attorney Mark Johnson of Behr, Abramson, Levy.

Shredder was portrayed by Tohoru Masamune in the 2014 movie.

Additionally, the movie news website has unveiled a fantastic selection of photographs featuring actress Megan Fox on the set of Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"!

The photos, shot at 'Grand Central Station', feature Megan as reporter 'April O'Neil' disguised as a 'schoolgirl':

Plus, the Daily Mail Online has unveiled fantastic videos of Megan Fox filming a couple of scenes for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", including one of April reporting in Times Square in New York!:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", from Platinum Dunes and Nickelodeon Movies, is scheduled for release June 3, 2016. Megan Fox, William Fichtner, and all four of the actors portraying the turtles are returning. Joining them are "Arrow" actor Stephen Amell as the comic series' hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones, Tyler Perry as evil scientist Baxter Stockman, and Laura Linney. The movie will also feature fan-favorites Bebop and Rocksteady. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are returning to produce and write the script. Dave Green is directing. Paramount is distributing.
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Nickelodeon USA To Debut "Holiday in the Sun" On Friday 8th May 2015

The television listings website Zap2it is reporting the exciting Nick News that Nickelodeon USA will debut the movie "Holiday in the Sun", starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, on Friday 8th May 2015 at 7:00pm ET/PT, following a new episode of Mary-Kate and Ashley's popular sitcom "So Little Time", called "Rules of Engagement", at 6:30pm ET/PT!

"Holiday in the Sun" follows Madison and Alex, twin sisters who are whisked away to the Bahamas for winter break but soon find themselves crossing paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts. The movie also features Megan Fox ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Transformers") in one of her first roles!

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA recently acquiring the rights to the content library of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, featuring four series, seven TV movies and two music video specials starring the actresses, has unveiled the networks official Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen website, which features videos, including full episodes of "So Little Time", information about the twins and a message board/forum!

Additional source: Toon Zone forums member kanc.
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Rentrak and Viacom Sign TV Ratings and Advanced Demographic Measurement Agreement

Official Rentrak Press Release via PRNewswire:

Rentrak and Viacom Sign TV Ratings and Advanced Demographic Measurement Agreement

-- New Agreement To Enhance Viacom's Audience Insights

Rentrak is the entertainment industry's premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, measuring movie and television content everywhere the consumer is watching including box office, multiscreen television and home video.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced a TV ratings and Video on Demand measurement agreement with Viacom Media Networks. Viacom will utilize Rentrak's Advanced Demographics measurement capabilities, which include Rentrak's viewing information and integrated purchase information from IRI, Shopcom and IHS Polk's Automotive segmentations.

Rentrak's advanced analytical technology will support Viacom's ability to precisely target consumer audiences. Rentrak provides access to a broad range of consumer insights from the cars consumers drive to the products in their shopping carts. This capability supports Viacom's advanced data approach, including the recently announced Viacom Vantage, a data-driven advertising product that gives advertisers the flexibility to define and reach custom audiences.

Colleen Fahey Rush, Executive Vice President of Strategic Insights and Research for Viacom Media Networks, said, "Viacom is leading the industry with a comprehensive approach, fusing the power of research and insights to drive value and opportunity. Our partnership with Rentrak further strengthens our insights arsenal and our ability to unlock new levels of targeting."

"We are excited to welcome Viacom to our growing list of national network clients," said Rentrak's Vice Chairman and CEO Bill Livek. "We are proud to partner with them to support their products and look forward to helping them gain greater insights that will highlight the value of their audience through our measurement and analytics."

Rentrak's television ratings service is the only fully-integrated system of detailed satellite, telco and cable TV viewing information from more than 31 million TVs nationwide including granular information for TV stations and cable networks in all 210 local markets.

About Viacom Media Networks

Viacom Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), connects audiences with compelling content across television, motion picture, online, mobile and social platforms. Viacom's leading brands Nickelodeon, CMT, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land, Nick at Nite, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, SPIKE, Logo, BET and CENTRIC reach over 3.2 billion subscribers worldwide in over 165 countries. Viacom continues to advance innovative, multiplatform advertising solutions for partners across linear, digital and social platforms. Viacom Vantage is the first-to-market, data-driven advertising product enabling advertisers to deeply customize and reach target consumers. Viacom Velocity's Echo leverages an insights-driven approach to harness our massive social footprint for content creation, distribution, amplification and optimization. Echo is powered by the Echo Social Graph, a groundbreaking, analytics platform that delivers measured earned media for our partners

About Rentrak

Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with Advanced Demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and movies. Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit


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Nickelodeon Netherlands And Nickelodeon Belgium To Premiere "Spotlight" On Monday 25th May 2015

Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the following press release, from Nick Netherlands' online press office, that, following the success of "Zoop" and "Huis Anubis", Nickelodeon Netherlands will start to premiere and show "Spotlight", a brand-new locally produced series, weekdays at 7:30pm from Monday 25th May 2015! Nickelodeon Belgium (België) will also start to premiere and show "Spotlight" weekdays at 7:25pm from Monday 25th May 2015!

"Spotlight" is all-new new scripted reality series set at Podium, a drama school that specialises in the development of artistic talent in the entertainment industry. The series offers the viewer a glimpse into the lives of five young talented students at the theatrical school where pupils are groomed for a career in the spotlight.

In "Spotlight", students Sanne, Lynn, Fem, Kess and Joris share their wishes, dreams, mischief, fears and setbacks with viewers. They show the bumpy road to adulthood: from new friendships to being the best in your dance class, and singing a song about your first love. All with the goal of life in the spotlight. Well-known Dutch actors, singers and choreographers make their appearance in this brand new series and play themselves.

"Spotlight" joins the students at the beginning of the new school year, in which they get to know each other and get used to their new surroundings. The series will feature the students experiencing the big city, keys, strict teachers, too little pocket money, hormones, love, disappointments and.... great friends!

"Spotlight" aims encourages, confronts and inspires kids. The variety of recognizable and exciting stories with song, dance, music and cabaret and the talented cast make the series interesting, fun and attractive for viewers young and old to watch!

Fans can follow the latest from "Spotlight" on shows official Facebook and Instagram profile pages!

Original Nickelodeon Nederland Press Release:

29. April 2015

In navolging van succesvolle Nederlandse series 'Zoop' en 'Huis Anubis' komt Nickelodeon nu met 'Spotlight'

Nieuwe dagelijkse serie vanaf maandag 25 mei

'Spotlight' is een nieuwe scripted reality serie en speelt zich af op theaterschool 't Podium. Een school die naast regulier onderwijs, zich specialiseert in de ontwikkeling van artistiek talent in de entertainment branche.

Deze nieuwe Nederlandse serie gunt de kijker een kijkje in het leven van vijf jonge talentvolle scholieren op een bijzondere middelbare school waar leerlingen worden klaargestoomd voor een carrière in de spotlights.

Leerlingen Sanne, Lynn, Fem, Kess en Joris delen hun wensen, dromen, kattenkwaad, angsten en ongemakkelijkheden met de kijker. Ze laten de hobbelige weg naar volwassenheid zien: van nieuwe vriendschappen tot de beste zijn in je dansklas, maar ook het zingen van een nummer over je eerste liefde. Allemaal met als doel een leven in de spotlights. Bekende Nederlandse acteurs, zangers en choreografen maken hun opwachting in deze gloednieuwe serie en spelen zichzelf.

'Spotlight' start in het begin van het schooljaar op 't Podium. De leerlingen kennen elkaar nog maar een paar weken en moeten nog steeds wennen aan hun nieuwe omgeving. De grote stad, toetsen, strenge docenten, te weinig zakgeld, hormonen, verliefdheid, teleurstellingen en…. geweldige vrienden!

Spotlight stimuleert, confronteert, inspireert en is bovenal leuk om naar te kijken. De variëteit van herkenbare en opwindende verhalen met zang, dans, muziek en cabaret en de talentvolle cast maken de serie interessant en aantrekkelijk voor jong en oud.

'Spotlight' vanaf maandag 25 mei, maandag tot en met vrijdag om 19:30 uur op Nickelodeon.

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict Hints At "Sister, Sister" Revival

Digital Spy is reporting the exciting TV news that the classic Nickelodeon UK comedy series "Sister, Sister" could be the next '90s sitcom to follow in the footsteps of "Full House" and "Boy Meets World" with a television revival!

The comedy series starred Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley as teenage twins reunited under one roof years after being separated at birth.

Whilst appearing on "The Meredith Vieira Show" on Friday 1st May 2015, Tia was asked about a possible comeback for "Sister, Sister" in the future.

"So many people, they want to see us back", Tia replied. "And you know, I would love to. It's just all about timing!"

The actress added that fans should not give up hope in Sister, Sister returning in some form.

"I am working on a show right now and my sister is working on a show, so we'll see", she explained. "The fans, they really want it, so we'll give it to them probably."

Tia currently stars in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom "Instant Mom", and her twin Tamera is a co-host on panel show "The Real".

Tia also recently had a small "Sister, Sister" reunion when her former co-star Marques Houston, who played Roger Evans on the popular show, visited her on the set of "Instant Mom"!

"Sister, Sister" originally aired on ABC in the USA between 1994 to 1995, before switching network to the now-defunct WB. The series aired on Nickelodeon UK and Nickelodeon Australia between the mid-1990s and mid-noughties, where it was a fan favourite.
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Two Potential Brand-New Nickelodeon Comedy Series Announced

Francesca Martin, who played Kaylee in the popular Canadian teen sitcom "Life with Boys", has announced the exciting news in a series of posts on her official Twitter profile page, @ImFrancescaM, that she is currently working on a pilot for a potential brand-new comedy series for Nickelodeon and TeenNick called "Heavy Metal" (working title)!

Additionally, Minuteman News Center is reporting the further exciting news that Nickelodeon is currently developing a brand-new half-hour comedy series based on author Lian Dolan's ("Elizabeth the First Wife", "Helen of Pasadena") popular weekly podcast "The Chaos Chronicles", which features a humorous look at modern motherhood, for Nick At Nite (Nick @ Nite)!

Dolan is a regular weekly contributor to as a parenting expert on the Relationships page. She writes a humor advice column focusing on parenting, friendship and family dynamics. Prior to her work on "Chaos Chronicles" and, and she created "Satellite Sisters", an award-winning talk show, blog, and website, with her four real sisters. From 2000 to 2009, "Satellite Sisters" won 8 Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence in Women’s Media and had a nationwide audience of a million listeners a week.

Dolan is also the co-author of "Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses", published in 2001 by Riverhead. Her writing has been featured in many national magazines including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother. She has contributed regularly to Her essays have also appeared in several anthologies, including "Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul" and "Over the Hill and Between the Sheets". She has appeared on numerous TV shows including "The Today Show", "CBS Sunday Morning" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show". She is a popular speaker for groups and corporations, always using humor as hook in her speeches. Dolan currently resides in Pasadena, California.

Additional source: Toon Zone forums member kanc.
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Nickelodeon Orders "Make It Pop" Season Two

Nickelodeon USA has announced in a Tweet on their official Twitter profile page, @NickelodeonTV, that Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of the networks new musical comedy series "Make It Pop"!

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.

"Make It Pop" is a brand-new comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K pop- inspired band. Randomly selected to room together at boarding school, three freshman girls – bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco), and social media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee) – meet and bond over music. With the help of fellow boarding school classmate and DJ hopeful, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their band, "XO-IQ", becomes a school-wide sensation and they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical.

The series, which will feature original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. "Make It Pop" is executive produced by Lynch and Cannon, together with Steven DeNure and Anne Loi for DHX Media. DHX Media will also handle global distribution and brand management for "Make It Pop", as well as merchandising and licensing through appointed agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG).
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