Friday, January 01, 2016

NickSports To Movie To Friday Nights From Friday 8th January 2016

Nickelodeon USA has announced the news in their new trailer that Nicktoons USA will be moving the networks popular NickSports programming block to Friday nights beginning Friday 8th January 2016! NickSports will continue to air between 9-11pm (ET/PT).

To kick-off in its new timeslot, NickSports will air the movie "Racing Stripes" on 1/8 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). "Racing Stripes" follows a Zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) who grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with Thoroughbreds.

Nickelodeon recently commissioned a brand-new viral sports clip series titled "Crashletes" (working title) from executive producers Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions ("Fantasy Factory", "Ridiculousness") for it's NickSports TV block. The 20-episode half-hour series will curate the top sports highlights and user-generated content from around the world. "Crashletes" will debut later this year.

"Crashletes" will feature guest personalities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, along with the funniest, craziest viral sports clips in each episode. The series is the second title from Dyrdek to join the NickSports lineup following the hit animated show "Wild Grinders", inspired by the professional skateboarder and entrepreneur's real-life experiences.

Original source: ToonZone Forums member EliPizza; Additional sources: Zap2it TV Listings, IMDb.
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