Monday, August 29, 2016

Nickelodeon Greenlights "Crashletes" Season Two; Nick USA To Launch New Friday Night Sports-Themed Programming Block

Nickelodeon has given a second-season renewal to Crashletes, which will continue to air on Friday nights on Nick USA as part of the networks' new sports-themed programming block!

Crashletes will continue to be hosted by New England Patriots Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski as he highlights "the most epic sports fails" in the viral sports series.

Co-hosts Stevie Nelson and Brandon Broady also will return for the show, which will debut 20 new episodes starting Friday 16th September 2016 at 7pm ET/PT.

The new season will include guest appearances from Jagger Eaton, Tony Hawk (professional skateboarder), Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Nick Young (Los Angeles Lakers), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns) and more.

Also joining Nickelodeon's new Friday night sports block will be All In With Cam Newton and new series Jagger Eaton's Mega Life.

Mega Life, which debuts at 7:30pm on Friday 9th September 2016, centers on 15-year-old skateboarding phenomenon Jagger Eaton. The 20-episode doc-series follows Eaton as he immerses himself in the world of his sports idols, including Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh, street skateboarder Leticia Bufoni, Andre Drummond, NASCAR drivers Harrison Burton and Bubba Wallace, Olympic snowboarder Louie Vito, professional diver Liz Parkinson, pro Waterskier/Wakeboarder Erika Lang, and hip-hop dance crew Jabbawockeez, while learning how they train and test themselves to be the best.

Some of his experiences include cage-free diving with sharks in the Bahamas; Heli-boarding down a 10,000-foot mountain in Alaska; Fat-tire biking down Wyoming's treacherous slopes; and jousting head-to-head on horseback against a world champion jouster.

The premiere episode finds Eaton preparing for a huge skate contest in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, meets up with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Bellator MMA fighter Keri Taylor-Melendez.

In Andre Drummond's episode, the NBA player joins Jagger Eaton as he gives kids a glimpse into the lives of fearless, world-class athletes in the action docu-series.

"It was a blast shooting with Jagger. Dunking isn't easy, especially when you're 5-foot-4, and Jagger nailed it. Little kid, big potential," the 2016 NBA All-Star player told TheWrap after Jagger used slam-dunk champ Kenny Dobbs to hone his game.

Watch Nickelodeon's official trailer below!:

Docu-series All In finds Carolina Panthers quarterback Newton helping kids fulfill their lifelong dreams. The series pairs kids with unique mentors who lend their expertise in a variety of fields, like gymnastics, animation, basketball and even local city government. The series will air Fridays at 8pm ET/PT from Friday 9th September 2016.

Nickelodeon USA's new Friday night sports block replaces Nick's current programming block that includes encores of The Thundermans and Henry Danger.

Crashletes and Jagger Eaton's Mega Life are created by Rob Dyrdek and Shane Nickerson of Superjacket Productions (Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness). All In With Cam Newton is produced by Magical Elves.

Original sources: The Hollywood Reporter, TheWrap; Additional sources: Wikipedia (I, II),
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