Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sneak Peek Of New "Bella And The Bulldogs" Episode "Bad Grandma", Premiering 4/23 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new Bella and the Bulldogs episode "Bad Grandma" on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview of the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand-new Bella and the Bulldogs episode "Bad Grandma" (#211), Bella (Brec Bassinger) meets her hero while volunteering at a retirement home. Meanwhile, Pepper (Haley Tju) and Newt (Buddy Handleson) face off about decorating a nursery! In the super sneak peek, "Senior Pal", Bella gets to meet Doris McKenna, one of her favorite female athletes!

Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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Sneak Peek Of New "School Of Rock" Episode "We Can Be Heroes, Sort Of", Premiering 4/23 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand new School of Rock episode "We Can Be Heroes, Sort Of" on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand new School of Rock episode "We Can Be Heroes, Sort Of" (#108), when Tomika (Breanna Yde) tries too hard to be like her favorite artist, she unintentionally hurts her friends. Meanwhile, Dewey (Tony Cavalero) tries to prove his music credibility by claiming to know a music legend. In the super sneak-peek, "Be Like Demi", Tomika wants to be just like her idol but the band thinks she's taking things too far!

Additionally, to celebrate Nick USA premiering more all-new episodes of School of Rock Saturdays at 8:30pm ET/PT, Just Jared Jr. has unveiled a fantastic interview with Lance Lim, Ricardo Hurtado and Aidan Miner, who portray Zack, Freddy and Lawrence in the brand-new Nick show, which you can read below!:

Lance Lim, Ricardo Hurtado, & Aidan Miner Talk 'School of Rock' With JJJ!

Our favorite new show is definitely Nickelodeon's School of Rock!

In case you don't know, it follows a group of rule-abiding students — Zack (Lance Lim), Lawrence (Aidan Miner), Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado), Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) and Tomika (Breanna Yde) - who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn (Tony Cavalero), a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock 'n' roll to inspire his class to form a secret band.

Throughout the school year, these middle-school classmates find themselves navigating relationships, discovering their unknown talents and learning lessons on loyalty and friendships.

We recently caught up with Lance, Ricardo, and Aidan at Nickelodeon's #BuzzTracks concert and here's what they told us:

School of Rock airs Saturdays @ 8:30PM on Nickelodeon! What was the most challenging part of shooting about Season 1?

Lance Lim: The most challenging part of season one was getting used to my character.

Ricardo Hurtado: I think what was most challenging for me was my confidence. School of Rock was my first ever audition and so constantly seeing such amazing actors like my cast who had a lot of experience sometimes made me doubt my abilities. I was able to realize that I was there for a reason and that I was good enough as I continued throughout the season.

Aidan Miner: – The most challenging part of shooting season one was learning how to balance all the work we do with my school work. Eventually I got it down.


JJJ: What's your go-to-karaoke song?

LL: It would be "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

RH: My go-to karaoke song is "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.

AM: Some of my karaoke songs are: "Stressed Out" (twenty-one-pilots), "Treasure" (Bruno Mars), "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley) and "Let It Go" (Idina Menzel).

JJJ: What is your preferred instrument to play? Is there one instrument you want to try?

LL: Preferred instrument is guitar and I would be scared to play Mandolin.

RH: My favorite instrument to play is the guitar. I would love to try the piano!

AM: My preferred instrument is keyboard or piano. I'd like to try the saxophone – but I don't know if I have the lungs for it.

JJJ: Name one band or singer people may be surprised to hear you really like!

LL: I love Futuristic!

RH: Zayn Malik! He is awesome!

AM: People might be surprised that I like Queen – Freddie Mercury is so amazingly talented.

JJJ: What song can't you help but sing along to and dance?

LL: One song I can't help to sing along and dance to is "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon.

RH: "Work" by Rihanna.

AM: I love to sing and dance to "Shut Up and Dance" (Walk the Moon) – even before we used that song in the show.

JustJaredJr: What were you doing/where were you when you found out you got the role on School of Rock?

LL: When I found out that I got the role of School of Rock it was before noon, I was at home and heard my mom screaming from outside and she came running into my room screaming that I got the role, we both started to scream with happy dance.

RH: I was in school when my parents got the call that I booked the role, but my manager specifically told my parents not to tell me until she, my parents, and my agency were all available to tell me together, so I actually didn't end up learning that I got the role until later that night! It was the best feeling ever!

AM: I was at school and my mom picked me up for lunch and told me we were going for ice cream. Then she said my agent wanted to talk to me and over the phone she told me that I had booked the job! I was super excited – but worried that I wouldn't get the ice cream since it wasn't the real reason my mom picked me up for lunch that day. But, I still got an ice cream.

JJJ: What goes into preparing to do a performance in the show? (How long does it take to rehearse/etc.)

LL: Practically, we have about four days to prepare for each episode, including table read and rehearsals. Off set, I go over the script over and over to get the feel of the scenes to be able to perform my best in actual shooting days.

RH: It takes about three days of rehearsal as well as recording to get everything into shape for shooting.

AM: We rehearse two days on set and usually one day of music rehearsal. Then we shoot for three days. On my day off, I work on school and music and sometimes more on my lines – so it's a pretty intense schedule. One of our episodes, Lawrence has a solo song so I had extra voice and piano lessons to prepare for that for a few weeks before we filmed. It was sooo cool!

JJJ: What is your favorite song that was performed on the show?

LL: My favorite song to perform in the show was "Shut Up and Dance."

RH: My favorite song on the show is "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon.

AM: My favorite song to perform was "Shut Up and Dance." Close second is called "You Make Me Smile" written by Charlie Kogen.

JJJ: What is your favorite episode the show?

LL: My favorite episode from season one would be the finale episode due to it being the last one and because everybody grew into their characters with better understanding.

RH: The first one because it is the beginning of the journey and it is just simply a hilarious episode!

AM: My favorite episode is titled "Really Really Old Time Rock and Roll." Lawrence is president of the Spanish Club and I like a girl but I'm a total mess when I try to talk to her.

JJJ: What would be the name of your own album?

LL: The title of my own album someday will be Don't Think.

RH: I Need You.

AM: I think I'd go with something like Digitized because I like mixing & making electronic music. I dig Dubstep.

JJJ: Which musical artist are you dying to have on the show?

LL: I would die to have Tori Kelly on the show.

RH: I would love to have twenty-one pilots! That would be so sick!

AM: – If I had to pick one it would be twenty-one-pilots. But as long as you're asking, it would be great to have Ariana Grande, Guns 'n' Roses, and Green Day too.

School of Rock airs every Saturday @ 8:30PM on Nickelodeon.


Check out this super fun video of your favorite stars playing JJJ's "Lose Da Lyrics" game while backstage at Nickelodeon's #BuzzTracks Live Concert!

JJJ got performers Megan Nicole, Jacob Whitesides, and Conrad Sewell to hum lyrics of some of today's hit songs – and some throwbacks – as the cast of Nickelodeon's School of Rock guessed the names of the tracks!

The rule is you can't use the actual lyrics and all you can sing is "da da da!"

You may be surprised by which stars really knew their music as they guessed everyone from Justin Bieber to Ariana Grande!

Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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Sneak Peek Of New "Henry Danger" Episode "Grave Danger", Premiering 4/23 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new Henry Danger episode "Grave Danger" on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 8:00pm (ET/PT), Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview of the all-new Henry Danger episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand-new Henry Danger episode "Grave Danger" (#217), when Ray (Cooper Barnes) starts behaving strangely, Henry (Jace Norman) and Charlotte (Riele Downs) investigate and are surprised to discover the cause of his behavior! In the super sneak peek, titled "Crying Ray", Henry and Charlotte try to comfort Ray when he panics over his sleep walking problem.

Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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Nickelodeon’s New Toon "The Loud House" Harks Back to Classic Style

Animator Chris Savino has accumulated a plethora of creative and production credits on such shows as Rocko's Modern Life, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan, Hey Arnold!, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil. Now, his latest endeavor has allowed the first-time creator to pay homage to his earliest passion: newspaper comics, which he's been copying since age 4!

As creator of Nickelodeon's brand-new animated series The Loud House, which debuts May 2, Savino concocted the story of a boy who has 10 sisters. The idea for the Nicktoon originated with a boy rabbit surrounded by 25 siblings, but after it was suggested that the characters be humans, the toonster drew on his own upbringing in a house full of kids. He erased the bunny ears and created 11-year-old Lincoln Loud, who has five older and five younger sisters. All the characters' names begin with L.

The result: a happy marriage of story inspiration and traditional style.

Savino used Harmony animation software to duplicate the line qualities of print cartoons. Floors, walls and other environments are a single hue, referencing the color scheme of classic comic strips. Each character's wardrobe also has a signature color.

"I wanted the episodes to give you the feeling you get sitting down with the Sunday funnies," Savino says.

Don't miss Nickelodeon's brand-new animated comedy series The Loud House, weekdays at 5pm/4c from Monday 2nd May 2016 and premiering internationally very soon, only Nick USA!

Original source: Variety; Additional source: IMDb.
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Family Channel Canada To Premiere "The Other Kingdom" On 4/22; Producers Hope For Show To Have A Four-Season Run

Original DHX Media Press Release via



Toronto, 31 March 2016 – This spring, Family Channel takes viewers on a journey between two worlds with the premiere of the fantastical new series The Other Kingdom. The live-action comedy follows Astral, a fairy princess from the enchanted land of Athenia, who is torn between her rightful duty as heir to the throne and living the life of an everyday teenager in the mortal world. Created and executive produced by Thomas W. Lynch (Make It Pop), with Steven DeNure and Anne Loi also serving as executive producers, the series was filmed and produced at DHX Studios in Toronto. Bringing a dose of magic to Family Channel's must-see Friday Night lineup, the series debuts with two back-to-back episodes on April 22 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. The Other Kingdom is ushered in by the 2003 rendition of the fairytale flick Peter Pan at 4 p.m. ET/PT and immediately followed by new episodes of fan-favourite series Backstage and The Next Step.

Esther Zynn stars as Fairy Princess Astral in The Other Kingdom, premiering April 22 on Family.
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For 14-year-old fairy princess, Astral (Esther Zynn), living amongst the humans has always been her dream. So when she is given the chance to invoke her birthright and transform into an "Other" for 90 days, she jumps at the opportunity. Posing as an exchange student, Astral enrolls in high school where she befriends quirky outcasts Morgan and Devon, develops a crush on the cute Tristan and butts heads with ambitious go-getter Hailey. But, Astral faces a ticking clock and a stark choice as she uncovers an evil plot that threatens her homeland - she will have to choose between staying in the new world she's become enchanted by and protecting her kingdom before time runs out.

Following the premiere, Family will air two new consecutive episodes of The Other Kingdom Fridays beginning at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Episodes of The Other Kingdom will be offered on Family OnDemand as they become available weekly beginning April 23. To learn more about the exciting new series, fans can fly over to for show details, character bios and exclusive videos.

Part of an epic night of fantasy and flight on Family, The Other Kingdom is preceded by the feature film Peter Pan at 4 p.m. ET/PT starring Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter franchise). On a quiet street in London, a mysterious flying boy and his fairy sidekick Tinker Bell pay a visit to Wendy, John and Michael Darling, whisking them away on a magical adventure to Neverland. Then, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, viewers won't want to miss a brand new episode of Backstage followed by The Next Step.

The Other Kingdom stars Esther Zynn as Fairy Princess Astral; Stratford-native Callan Potter as Tristan, Astral's crush; B.C.-raised Celina Martin as Astral's newfound friend Morgan; Kingston, Ontario's Taylor Adams as Devon, who hosts Astral on her student exchange; Richmond Hill's Josette Halpert as overachiever Hailey; Brampton-born Adam J. Peddle as Astral's half-troll cousin, Brendoni; and CJ Byrd-Vassell as British exchange student, Winston.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N - an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at

About DHX Television
DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.


Fans in the US can catch brand-new episodes of The Other Kingdom Sundays at 7pm/6c, only on Nickelodeon!

To celebrate Family Channel Canada starting to premiere and show The Other Kingdom Fridays from at 6:00pm (ET/PT) from 22nd April 2016, the Toronto Star has unveiled a magical interview with Thomas W. Lynch, the creator and executive producer of the brand-new fantasy television series, which you can read below! In the interview, Thomas reveals how he came up with the idea of the show! The article also reveals that producers are hoping that the series will have a four-season run!:

A fairy princess with real-world teen problems

The Other Kingdom aims to avoid standard tropes by turning its otherworldly heroine into a high school student.

Esther Zynn and her cast mates in The Other Kingdom.

When it comes to princesses in television and film, there isn't exactly a shortage of figures for young girls to look up to. Role models who go beyond the stereotypical "get the prince" plot, however, are fewer and farther between.

That's where executive producer Tommy Lynch and his latest Family Channel series, The Other Kingdom, come into play.

Lynch has plenty of experience casting a wilful, heroic light on young women thanks to previous series such as The Secret World of Alex Mack, not to mention decades of experience on tween series like South of Nowhere, The Troop and Kids Incorporated.

In this latest series, which premieres April 22 after an earlier start on Nickelodeon in the U.S., he's aiming to merge a princess with real world problems of the epic, teenage sort.

Princess Astral (Esther Zynn) is a fairy princess from Athenia. After spying on a cute boy she likes, Tristan (Callan Potter), Astral decides to leave her kingdom for Earth and experience everything a typical high school student would. Unfortunately, once she's there, she has just 90 days to decide if she wants to leave her fairy roots behind forever, or return home and rule the roost of mythical creatures.

It's a pretty tall order for a 15-year-old girl with heightened, fairy emotions.

"It's the story of a girl coming to age in a fish-out-of water situation, a new high school," Lynch says. "The best part is she comes to Earth because she sees a cute boy, but that becomes less important as she becomes her own independent woman to the fairies. She's a little more human (than other princesses). She is magical with powers, but my fairies feel a lot.

"Her emotional register is really strong, which conventionalizes her character a lot. She always has to remember her great quest isn't being a princess; her great quest is, 'Am I going to go home and become a queen or am I going to stay here and become a human?' It's a great dichotomy."

As the series unfolds weekly with back-to-back half-hour episodes Friday nights at 6 p.m. (20 episodes have been ordered to date with the hopes of a four-season run), Lynch aims to move away from the surreal aspect of it all and dig into larger themes such as the merging of environment and technology. He's also keen to explore something he thinks every kid in the world can relate to: feeling as though they have a big secret.

"Athenia is a fun way to get into another world, but the base of it is the adventure of a young girl in a new environment with this great secret," Lynch says. "Every kid in my audience feels they have a great secret and so they can see how she deals with hers."

The producers looked at more than 800 young girls for the lead role, but Zynn had the innocence Lynch wanted, along with a quiet strength that sold him on her being able to rule a hypothetical world. She was one of the finishing touches on a world he originally envisioned while working on the set of Make it Pop in Toronto, on the same location where Degrassi films.

On a February day he was looking at the indoor garden in an atrium surrounded by snow outside and his first thought was, "I wonder if all the fairies are cold." Setting the series with a female lead was pretty much a no-brainer for the prolific producer.

"This isn't a love story, but one of a young girl becoming a strong, teenage woman. My female characters are so good to write," he says. "Girls are smarter than boys; I have five brothers, two sisters and four sons, so I have great experience at how dumb boys can be. Girls are smart. And they're just fun to write for."

Especially when they also happen to be princesses.

The Other Kingdom's main cast

Princess Astral (Esther Zynn)
A headstrong fairy who wants to know more about the human race, she ignores her parents' pleas to stay in Athenia to live alongside humans and experience all life has to offer, even if it means giving up her own roots.

Tristan (Callan Potter)
A popular high school kid and gymnast who catches Astral's eye unknowingly. Down to earth and unassuming, Tristan finds himself the object of at least a couple of girls' affections over the series.

Hailey (Josette Halpert)
An aspiring future school president and prom queen, Hailey quickly becomes a rival to Astral when they both develop feelings for Tristan. As a mean girl of sorts, she's not above doing whatever it takes to get what she wants.

Morgan (Celina Martin)
Someone who stays on the fringe of the popular crowd but is dying to fit in, Morgan is best friends with Devon, the son of Astral's host family. She also knows more than she lets on and eventually becomes great friends with the leading lady.

Devon (Taylor Adams)
A somewhat grumpy teen with a unique perspective on the world, Devon's family takes in Astral when they believe her to be an English exchange student. Although he has reservations about his family's new addition, he eventually changes his tune.

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Nick Crowns New Nickelodeon Studios Complex With Logo

Construction on the brand-new Nickelodeon Studios is very nearly completed, and to celebrate, the writing team of Nickelodeon's brand new show, The Loud House and Jeff Sornig, an intern on the Nickelodeon animated series Pig Goat Banana Cricket, have shared fantastic photos of Nickelodeon adding one of the most important additions to the exterior of the networks new building - the world famous Nickelodeon logo - on Wednesday 20th April 2016, which you can check below!:

@TheLoudWriters: The new Nick building has officially been branded. It's looking pretty "siiiiiick" as Lincoln's bike gang would say.

@Sornigrafix: The new @NickAnimation building got a splash of awesome installed today! #NickAnimation25.

Set to open in Fall 2016, the new Nickelodeon Studios will be a state of the art creative complex in the heart of Burbank, California...and best of all, it'll be open to the public!

Viacom and DISH Agree to Multi-Year Renewal; Select Viacom Content To Join Sling TV

Original Viacom Inc. and DISH Press Release via Business Wire:

Viacom and DISH Agree to Multi-Year Renewal

Viacom portfolio, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET, and MTV, to remain available on DISH

Select Viacom live and Video-on-Demand content to join Sling TV single- and multi-stream services

April 21, 2016 11:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DISH Network L.L.C. and Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)(NASDAQ:VIA) have agreed to terms for a multi-year contract renewal that provides DISH customers with uninterrupted access to Viacom networks and sets the stage for select Viacom live and Video-on-Demand content to join the Sling TV single- and multi-stream services. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We appreciate Viacom's willingness to continue with us on our journey as we work to deliver the best, most innovative television services available," said Charlie Ergen, DISH chairman and CEO. "This creative, bold and consumer-friendly approach extends a nearly 20-year-old relationship."

"Today's agreement ensures Viacom's number one family of networks will continue to be available to our millions of fans on DISH and underscores the value of our programming across platforms," said Viacom Executive Chairman, President, and CEO Philippe Dauman. "DISH has historically been and remains an important partner for Viacom, and as part of our commitment to entertain audiences wherever they are, we are pleased to offer select Viacom networks as part of DISH's Sling TV product. Today's renewal, together with several additional affiliate agreements announced over the past year, will enable Viacom to drive growth and deliver better, more engaging viewer experiences for years to come."

Viacom networks, including Comedy Central, BET, Spike, MTV, Nick Jr. and many others, will be available on Sling TV's single-stream and multi-stream services in coming months. Specific packaging details were not announced.

The renewal applies to the 18 Viacom channels DISH currently carries, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick Jr., and Nicktoons.

About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.874 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2016, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, 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 over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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