Monday, November 02, 2015

SpongeBob SquarePants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger To Take Part In 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Official Macy's Press Release via Business Wire:

Macy's March of Magic

The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® Ushers in the Season with the Nation's Favorite Holiday Event, Featuring Giant Character Helium Balloons, Signature Floats, the Nation's Finest Marching Bands, Enchanting Performance Groups, Celebrity Appearances and the One-and-Only Santa Claus

November 02, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America's favorite holiday tradition will once again kick off the season of joy, as the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® returns to march down the streets of New York City on Thursday, Nov. 26. As millions celebrate the holiday with family and friends, more than 8,000 participants, including clowns, balloon handlers and marching bands, will travel through Manhattan to the sound of the iconic catchphrase Let's Have a Parade™. With more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's most celebrated and anticipated holiday treat.

The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) kicks off the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m., Live in New York City. (Graphic: Business Wire)

"The 89th edition of Macy's famed holiday procession promises to deliver an unrivaled spectacle of magic for millions of spectators lining the streets of New York City and millions more watching it unfold in homes across the nation," said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "From our signature giant character balloons to our floats of wonder, not to mention the nation's best marching bands, whimsical clowns, celebrities and the big man himself - Santa Claus; the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will continue to delight audiences of all ages, as together we celebrate the start of the holiday season."

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy's Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. For the 89th edition, the famed spectacle's line-up will feature 17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers; and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus.


The procession will feature a star-studded cast who will celebrate the holiday with America, providing the nation with first-class performances along the way. Joining the festivities this year are Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Mariah Carey, Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, Cirque du Soleil®, Daughtry, Andra Day, Andy Grammer, Sandra Lee, Shawn Mendes, MercyMe, Mipso, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Jennifer Nettles, NHL legends Mark and Marty Howe, Jake Owen, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, Rachel Platten, Prince Royce, Questlove with the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street®, the cast of Broadway's School of Rock, Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks, Chica and the gang from Sprout and Train.

In addition to the performing talent, leading the Parade will be a special invited guest. Each Thanksgiving morning, Ms. Kule leads the line of march through the streets of Manhattan as a representative of the more than 4,000 Macy's employee volunteers who have given up their holiday to bring the nation an unmatched spectacle. Ms. Kule, dressed this year by Tony Award®-winning designer William Ivey Long, will be joined at the head of the Parade by Roseann Levy, a longtime Macy's employee celebrating the 60th year of volunteering her time to put together this magical event for the City of New York and the nation.


The Parade's signature giant character balloons have showcased the world's most beloved cultural characters since the late 1920's. Evolving from a simple paper sketch to giant wonders on Thanksgiving morning, the balloons are transformed by Macy's "Balloonatics" into high flying art.

This year, four new giant characters will take center stage including Angry Birds' Red by Rovio Entertainment; the pre-historic and legendary DINO™ by Sinclair Oil; Ice Age's Scrat and his Acorn by Twentieth Century Fox; and Ronald McDonald® debuting in his fourth whimsical giant balloon.

Returning characters include Adventure Time with Finn & Jake, Diary of A Wimpy Kid®, The Elf on the Shelf®, Hello Kitty®, How to Train Your Dragon's Toothless, PADDINGTON™, Pikachu™, Pillsbury™ Doughboy™, Skylanders® Eruptor, Snoopy & Woodstock, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and Thomas the Tank Engine®. Returning balloonicles (a Macy's Parade hybrid of cold-air balloon and vehicle) include the famed-spokesduck The Aflac Duck and the supercool KOOL-AID Man.


Macy's floating wonders create a collection of magic and imaginative delights that dazzle and transport spectators. These stages are created by Macy's Parade Studio's team of designers, carpenters, painters, animators, metal fabricators and electricians, who work all year to bring the idea on a sketch pad to towering reality. Macy's Parade floats are often three stories tall and several lanes of traffic wide, but must collapse to no more than 12 ½-feet tall and 8-feet wide in order to safely travel from the New Jersey studio to the Manhattan starting line via the Lincoln Tunnel.


Everyone's favorite pineapple dwelling sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants joins the Thanksgiving celebration, donning a festive holiday chapeau, in his second Parade balloon. Balloon Dimensions: 41-feet long, 34-feet wide, 44-feet tall. Fun Fact: SpongeBob SquarePants' hat has a 5-foot white brim and a 6-foot diameter "jingle bell."

This year's six new floats include Big City Cheer! by Spirit of America Productions, The Colonel's Road Trip to NYC by Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray®, Discover Adventure! by Build-A-Bear, Heartwarming Holiday Countdown by Hallmark Channel and celebrating the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Snoopy's Doghouse by Peanuts Worldwide.

The returning float roster includes 1-2-3 Sesame Street; Big Apple (NY Daily News); At the Ball Game (Cracker Jack®); Dreamseeker (Cirque du Soleil®); Enchanting World of Lindt Chocolate; Frozen Fall Fun (Discover®); Free to Play (Sprout®); Girl-Powered Spinning Machine (GoldieBlox®); It's All Rock & Roll (Gibson Brands®); Mount Rushmore's American Pride (South Dakota Department of Tourism); On The Roll Again (Homewood Suites by Hilton®); Santa's Sleigh; Santaland Express; Stirrin' Up Sweet Sensations (Domino® Sugar); Stone Forest of Kunming, China (Sino-American Friendship Association); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon); Tom Turkey; Treasure Hunt (Pirate's Booty®); Winter Wonderland In Central Park (Delta Air Lines); and A World at Sea (Royal Caribbean International®).


Macy's and Nickelodeon have teamed up to bring back the crime battling quartet, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are once again called upon to make sure the city and the Parade are safe from their infamous nemesis Shredder.

Float Facts: Against a spectacular dark cityscape, the float depicts roof tops, fire escapes, city window ledges and a zip line down the wires of telephone poles.

Performance by: Rock band PANIC! AT THE DISCO

Completing the lineup will be a vintage 1924 Ford Model T Fire Truck, along with the FDNY Pipes & Drums in celebration of their 150th anniversary. In addition, the Casa Fresca Café float by Avocados From Mexico will entice and delight spectators with a tasty and fun fiesta.


As the largest Power Ranger in the world, the iconic Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger takes his second flight over the streets of New York, defending the world and captivating fans on Thanksgiving Day.

Balloon Dimensions: 78-feet long, 26-feet wide, 56-feet tall

Fun Fact: The larger than life Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger is the longest balloon in the Parade. Just one of his arms is the size of a standard school bus!


Marching bands are a central piece of the Thanksgiving delights, bringing national excitement and hometown pride to the streets of the Big Apple, not to mention the musical beat to the holiday revelry.

Twelve performance ensembles will take up the call of the baton and march down the streets of Manhattan, creating a wave of thunderous applause. Joining the fun are Gulf Coast High School (Naples, FL), Lewis Cass High School (Walton, IN), Munford High School (Munford, TN), Nogales High School (La Puente, CA), North Hardin High School (Radcliff, KY), Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL), University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), Walled Lake Central High School (Walled Lake, MI), West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA) and the NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY).

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Macy's Great American Marching Band will welcome back a selection of alumni band members, in addition to a new class of more than 250 elite high school marching band students from across the country.

Specialty Parade entertainment always promises a unique, exciting, and sometimes humorous look at the nation's finest performance groups. This year, special groups include the 610 Stompers (New Orleans, LA), Brooklyn Jumbies (Brooklyn, NY), J.U.M.P. jump rope team (Strongsville, OH) and the Kruti Dance Academy (Duluth, GA). Completing the performance groups are the Spirit of America Cheer and the Spirit of America Dance Stars, which both feature 550 of the nation's best cheerleaders and most thrilling dancers.


The nation's biggest and most anticipated Thanksgiving celebration, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast nationally on NBC, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold. This year, the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones). Joining the Parade, as a signature element kicking off the holiday season will be the world-famous Radio City Rockettes®. The national broadcast would not be complete without showcasing the best theatrical productions. Set for a 34th Street performance will be Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King & I, On Your Feet! and Something Rotten! In addition, spectators will get a sneak preview performance from NBC's The Wiz Live!


For an insider's look at the holiday procession, fans nationwide should check for regular updates including behind-the-scenes previews, animated videos and other exclusive content. Fans can also download the free 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade app to interact with the holiday tradition, learn more about the elements and share content with friends. The one-stop mobile destination for everything about the Macy's Parade will be available from the iTunes® App Store or from Google Play.

The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy's Herald Square. A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere has been the guiding motto of this annual tradition for more than eight decades, and is one which continues to this day.

For more information on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, please visit or call the Parade hotline at 212-494-4495. Follow @macys and join the conversation at #MacysParade on various social networks.

The Manhattan NYC, an Affinia Hotel is the official hotel partner of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Delta Air Lines, New York's most global airline is proud to be the official airline of Macy's Parade.
RAM Trucks is the official truck of the Macy's Parade.
Timberland is the official outerwear provider.
Remo is the official drumhead provider.


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Viacom and TiVo Research Announce Strategic Partnership

Original TiVo Inc. Press Release via Marketwired:


November 02, 2015 08:02 ET

Viacom and TiVo Research Announce Strategic Partnership

First Partnership of Its Kind Between TiVo Research and a Media Company Provides Second-by-Second, Single-Source Platform to Advance Viacom's Proprietary Predictive Targeting and Measurement Capabilities Even Further in the Industry

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2015) - TiVo Research and Analytics, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) (NASDAQ: VIA) today announced a new strategic alliance focused on advancing Viacom's proprietary data and advertising solutions. Viacom's innovative data and ad products have led the industry in recent years with predictive tools such as Vantage and Echo Social Graph that hyper-target consumers. The first such alliance for TiVo with a media company, TiVo Research's one-of-a-kind suite of single-source measurement tools will integrate with Viacom Vantage's advanced predictive engine to augment its precision and consumer targeting capabilities. The new collaboration also provides Viacom Velocity and Velocity Products Group -- the company's creative content/integrated media group and the newly formed group that brings multi-platform social partnerships, products, and services to clients -- with more data that can help increase the impact of custom campaigns and further expands the unique analytics delivered to ad partners.

Frank Foster, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TiVo Research, said, "This integration will make Viacom the first network to offer advertisers true single-source solutions for audience targeting and measurement. The combination of Viacom's advanced predictive engine and TiVo's anonymized, granular set-top box data, matched directly to purchase and consumer engagement data in a privacy protected manner, allows advertisers to see much more than if their campaign was viewed. This partnership will not only enable advertisers to see how effectively a campaign reached the target audience, but it will shed light on whether the campaign enticed consumers to take action such as going to a store or buying a product."

"Viacom Vantage is on a mission to transform TV advertising through advanced targeting and prediction," said Bryson Gordon, Senior Vice President of Data Strategy. "The integration of TiVo's single-source database significantly enhances our data capabilities across our advanced advertising products, Vantage, Velocity and Echo, delivering truly unique value to our customers."

Advertisers have been calling for new approaches to measurement and targeting to address the many ways audiences consume content across devices and platforms both in and out of the home. To determine how media spend drives consumer behavior and product sales, TiVo Research has built the industry's largest cross-media single-source panel, including second-by-second tune-in data anonymously matched to online exposure and purchase data for more than two million US homes. Viacom, which reaches a cumulative 3.4 billion television subscribers worldwide and 650 million social media followers, will unlock new capabilities for its marketing and advertising partners through an advanced application of its predictive engine to this sophisticated data set.

About Viacom
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach a cumulative 3.4 billion television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at and Twitter feed at

About TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc.
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), is a leading cross media research, measurement and analytics company that provides nationally representative single-source data linked to purchases made at the household level. Advertisers, agencies and television networks utilize the company's solutions to improve advertising targeting, accountability, and return on media investment. Partnerships with multi-service operators, and proprietary TiVo set-top-box data enables TiVo Research to provide research based on a representative panel of more than 2.3MM households. The web-based Media TRAnalytics® and TV Health Ratings platforms match the TV and online advertising that households actually receive with the products that the same households actually buy, enabling clients to find "The Right Audience®" while providing an unmatched level of transparency, measurement, media planning/selling, and improved ROI. More information at:

About TiVo
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in next-generation television services. With global headquarters in San Jose, CA and offices in New York, NY, Boston, MA, Durham, NC, and Warsaw, Poland. TiVo's innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across multiple screens in and out-of-the home. The TiVo solution provides an all-in-one approach for navigating the 'content chaos' by seamlessly combining live, recorded, on-demand and over-the-top television into one intuitive user interface. The TiVo experience provides TV viewers with simple universal search, discovery, viewing and recording from a variety of devices, creating the ultimate viewing experience. TiVo products and services are available at retail or through a growing number of pay-TV operators world-wide. TiVo's multiple subsidiary companies provide the broader television industry and consumer electronics manufacturers with cloud-based video discovery and recommendation options, interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement services. More information at:

TiVo and the TiVo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the integration of TiVo Research data and products with Viacom's advanced advertising products to provide enhanced measurement and targeting tools for advertisers. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in development, competitive service offerings and lack of market acceptance, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in TiVo's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange, including TiVo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended April 30, 2015 and July 31, 2015, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. TiVo cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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"Every Witch Way" Finale Recap

Check out all the spellbinding action that happened in the final week of the epic fourth and final season of "Every Witch Way" in this magical video clip!:

In the finale of "Every Witch Way", after trying to bring her mother back, Emma (Paola Andino) looses all her powers to Jax's mum, Liana (Betty Monroe), whilst Jessie (Julia Antonelli) finds out that she is a witch! Jax (Rahart Adams) and Jessie save the day as Emma and Andi (Daniela Nieves) are spellbound by Liana!

Missed any of the magic from "Every Witch Way" season four? Catch every drama from the final series of "Every Witch Way", weekdays at 7:30am, only on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD! (Encore at 8:30am on Nick+1)

It may be the finale of "Every Witch Way", however, no time to be glum, as the magic continues in "WITs Academy", a bewitching spin-off of "Every Witch Way" in which Andi's dream to become a Guardian becomes true, premiering on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD in 2016!

In "WITs Academy", Andi is now studying at W.I.Ts Academy, the Magic Realm's most esteemed school for witches and wizards in training, but, as the best friend and unofficial Guardian to the Chosen One, she now has to work hard to prove that she can live up to expectations as the first and only human Guardian. She's also in charge of getting the Magical Realm's toughest witch and wizard to graduation day, one of which is Jax's little sister, Jessie Novoa. Along the way she'll have to decide who is a friend, who is a foe and who may be more.

"WITs Academy" stars Daniela Nieves as Andi Cruz, Kaelii "Jazzy" WIlliams as Kim, Calvin "Ryan" Cargill as Luke, Jailen James Allen Bates as Ben Davis, Andrew Amaru Ortega Walker as Sean De Soto, Lidya Jewett as Gracie Walker, Tyler T. Perez as Cameron, Kennedy Lea Slocum as Ruby Webber, Julia Antonelli as Jessie Novoa, Christ Margaret "Meg" Crosbie, Emily and Efthimios "Timothy" Colombos as Ethan, Todd Allen Durkin as Agamemnon, Mia Matthews as Desdemona, and Bianca Matthews as Samantha.

"W.I.Ts Academy" is created by Catharina Ledeboer and is produced by Viacom International. "The W.I.T.s Academy" is executive produced by Tatiana Rodriguez ("Talia in the Kitchen"). "W.I.Ts Academy" features 20 episodes.
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The Stars Of "All That" Reunite At Comikaze 2015; Sing The "All That" Theme Song!

It's a great time for Nickelodeon nostalgia!

Two generations of cast members from Nickelodeon's hit classic sketch show "All That" - Kel Mitchell, Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Katrina Johnson, Alisa Reyes, Angelique Bates, Lisa Foiles, Jack DeSena, Christina Kirkman, Ryan Coleman - came together for a special reunion panel at Comikaze 2015 on Sunday 1st November 2015 - and it was truly magic! Not only did these comedy icons and their fellow cast members reunite, but, to close their panel, the stars wowed the audience by singing the "All That" theme song, originally performed by TLC! Watch their incredible performance in the video below!:

"All That" was a sketch comedy-variety show that featured original short comedic sketches and weekly musical guests aimed toward a younger audience. The show's sketches parodied contemporary culture and were performed by a large and varying cast of child and teen actors. Early episodes were taped at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Orlando, but then moved to Hollywood at the Nickelodeon On Sunset theatre (formerly the Earl Carrol Theatre), where other Nickelodeon shows such as "The Amanda Show", "Kenan & Kel", and "Drake & Josh" were also filmed. The series, created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, ran on Nickelodeon between 1994 and 2005, and launched the careers of Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell and Amanda Bynes!

serverj: So grateful for all the fans!!!
I'm done with reunions for awhile...I feel old k bye [hand emoji] [heart emoji] @stanleecomikaze #comikaze15

Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "The Thundermans" Season Two Finale On Friday 6th November 2015

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced the exciting news in a new trailer/promo that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will premiere the brand-new super-charged one-hour second season finale episode of Nickelodeon's hit original comedy series "The Thundermans", "A Hero Is Born", locally titled "Welcome to the Family", on Friday 6th November 2015 at 5:00pm!

"A Hero Is Born"--Pictured: Phoebe (Kira Kosarin), Max (Jack Griffo), Hank (Chris Tallman), and Barb (Rosa Blasi) in THE THUNDERMANS on Nickelodeon. Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Nickelodeon ©2015 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In the special hour-long episode of "The Thundermans", Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) and Cherry's (Audrey Whitby) friendship is put to the test when the Thunderman family gets some unexpected news and must prepare for the surprise. Meanwhile, Max (Jack Griffo) goes with Dr. Colosso (Dana Snyder), who's now in human form, to accept a Villain of the Decade award!

Following the explosive finale of "The Thundermans" season two, Nick UK & Eire/HD will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of "The Thundermans" every Friday at 5:00pm!

(all times plus-one hour on Nick+1)
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Kel Mitchell Hints At "Kenan & Kel" Reunion Special

'90s Nick Kids got a big nostalgia rush back in September when Nickelodeon megastars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reunited for the first time in 15 years for a new sketch!

But could the comic duo follow up their "Tonight Show" skit with a full-blown "Kenan & Kel" reunion episode?

To celebrate the UK and Irish premiere of his brand-new Nickelodeon show, "Game Shakers", Kel Mitchell told Digital Spy that a special could "most definitely" happen, revealing that he and Kenan Thompson are considering another team-up!

"Oh yeah, we've definitely been talking about it," he said. "Just to get back in those shoes, on stage together, we were both like, 'Oh man, we gotta do something together again'."

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell as Lester Oaks, construction worker and Ed the Good Burger Guy on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Mitchell confirmed to DS that he and Thompson are "still texting" after reviving their "Good Burger" sketch characters Ed and Lester Oaks.

"It was an awesome platform to do it on Jimmy Fallon, we were both fans of Jimmy and it was so much fun," he said. "Everyone loved it, the audience was going crazy, it was awesome.

"I knew there was this love to see us back together and, man, it happened, I'm glad we did it, 'cos it made a lot of people happy and they were excited by it."

Mitchell also told DS that he loves meeting fans of his '90s Nick shows - and he's happy to perform his classic catchphrases if you ask.

"I don't mind, I do it," he said. "I'm not one of those child stars that get upset when people ask me to do it. I think it's cool. If it can put a smile on somebody's face, I'm all about it, man."

37-year-old Mitchell is now back at Nickelodeon with a new show - the sitcom "Game Shakers", devised by "Kenan & Kel" creator Dan Schneider.

"It has that same energy from the '90s," he said. "It's created by Dan - he created "All That" and "Kenan & Kel" - so it definitely does have that same feel."

Except now it's Mitchell - playing the character Double G - who's the adult dealing with a troublesome pack of kids, rather than the other way around.

"I'm not the Dad with the pot-belly that comes down into the living room and shouts at his kids!" he laughed. "Double G's a hip-hop mogul, so he has just as much fun as the kids. He definitely has a young soul."

"Game Shakers" follows a pair of 7th grade girls, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), who, after creating a wildly successful mobile game app called Sky Whale for a science project, start a gaming company in Brooklyn called Game Shakers with their friend Hudson (Thomas Kuc).

But when superstar rapper Double G (Kel Mitchell, "Kenan & Kel", "All That", "Good Burger"), a super successful, unpredictable rapper, finds out the girls used one of his songs in their game without licensing it, he threatens to sue them for all he is owed! To make things right, Babe and Kenzie decide to make the rap superstar their business partner and hire his son, Triple G (Benjamin Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr, "The Haunted Hathaways"), as a game consultant. Together, Babe, Kenzie, Hudson, Triple G and Double G will work to make Game Shakers a huge success in the gaming world! Will this new deal be a high score or a game over for Babe and Kenzie? Let the games begin!

Fans can also play "Sky Whale", the game featured in the series' premiere episode, on iOS and Android by downloading the app for free. Additional games that feature in the series will be available to play online at, where fans can also find quizzes, exclusive behind the scenes clips and images.

Catch brand-new episodes Nickelodeon's all-new original comedy series "Game Shakers" weekdays at 6:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD!
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Nickelodeon Germany, Nickelodeon Switzerland And Nickelodeon Poland To Premiere "Make It Pop" On Monday 30th November 2015

Nickelodeon Northern Europe has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland), Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) and Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new musical comedy series "Make It Pop" on Monday 30th November 2015!

Nickelodeon Northern Europe will premiere the first two episodes of "Make It Pop" on Nickelodeon Switzerland at 6:55pm and 7:25pm, on Nickelodeon Germany at 7:35pm and 8:05pm, and on Nickelodeon Poland at 7:50pm and 8:15pm! Following the debut of the first two episodes, Nickelodeon North will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of "Make It Pop" weekdays at 6:55pm on Nick Switzerland, 7:35pm on Nick Germany and at 7:50pm on Nick Poland.

"Make It Pop" (20 episodes) is a 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, 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 classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation. The series, which features original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Nickelodeon recently ordered a twenty episode second season of "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.

Although unconfirmed, it is expected that other Nickelodeon channels around Northern Europe will start to air "Make It Pop" around the same time.

Below is Nickelodeon Germany's original press release announcing the exciting news, via Nick Germany's "Nick Pressecenter"!:

Es wird laut, es wird bunt, es wird – Pop: Nickelodeon startet neue Musik-Serie 'Make it Pop'

Start am 30.11. mit einer Doppelfolge ab 19.40 Uhr // Mit Dale Whibley ('Degrassi'), Megan Lee ('KCA'-Gewinnerin 2008), Louriza Tronco ('Nachts im Museum – Das Geheimnisvolle Grabmal'

Berlin, 2. November 2015 – Freundschaft + (Girlpower³ x Musik) = 'Make it Pop'. So einfach wie diese Rechnung ist die neue Schule für die drei Mädchen Sun Hi, Jordi und Corki nicht immer. Das Schuljahr hat gerade erst begonnen, da haben alle zwischen Mathe und Erdkunde nur Musik im Kopf. Mit 'Make it Pop' startet Nickelodeon am 30. November eine brandneue Serie rund um Schule, Freundschaft und vor allem Musik – in jeder Episode wird ein neuer Song vorgestellt.

Die total überdrehte Sun Hi twittert unentwegt und ist in sozialen Netzwerken zuhause. Außerdem ist sie davon überzeugt, der geborene Superstar zu sein – und ist nicht unbedingt mit Bescheidenheit gesegnet. Als waschechte Fashionista träumt Jordi davon, irgendwann mal ihre eigene Kollektion rauszubringen und hat zudem ein Gespür für coole Dance-Moves. Corki hat ebenfalls viele Talente, ist aber zu schüchtern, um damit zu trumpfen. Mit Hilfe ihrer Klassenkameradinnen Jordi und Sun Hi kann sie zeigen, dass viel mehr in ihr steckt als eine langweilige Einser-Schülerin vermuten lässt.

Auf der neuen Schule treffen sie auf Caleb: Ein ziemlich verpeilter Zeitgenosse, der als DJ groß durchstarten möchte. Er ist von einem Video, das die Mädchen von einer ihrer Jamsession online gestellt haben, so begeistert, dass er sie unbedingt musikalisch begleiten will. Die Geburtsstunde der Band XO-IQ.

Wie sich die Mädels und Caleb zusammen als Band schlagen, zeigt Nickelodeon ab dem 30. November immer montags bis freitags um 19.40 Uhr.

Das besondere an der Serie ist, dass in jeder Folge gesungen und getanzt wird. Die musikalischen Stücke entstehen unter der Leitung von Peter Coquillard und Pilar McCury. Die erste Staffel umfasst 20 Episoden, eine zweite Staffel ist bereits bestellt. Produziert wird 'Make it Pop' von DHX media, deren Serie 'Degrassi' aktuell bereits bei Nicknight überzeugt.

Bildmaterial zur Serie ist in der Mediathek zu finden.

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