Sunday, January 19, 2020

2020 on Nickelodeon USA | New Shows, Specials, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More

With lots of brand-new shows and tons of brand-new episodes, 2020 is set to be another epic year on Nickelodeon! Check out Nickelodeon USA's highlights for Nick, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick in 2020 and beyond below!

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Best Year Ever

Nickelodeon's is currently in the midst of the network's "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” launched with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special earlier this summer, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, coming May 2020.

Dora the Explorer 20th Anniversary

Nickelodeon's landmark animated preschool series Dora The Explorer will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020!

New Shows:

Glitch Techs

Expected: 2020
Platform: Netflix

Something Glitchy This Way Comes.. Nickelodeon's brand-new animated adventure-comedy series follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world.

This brand new animated series features High Five and Miko, two gamers who are recruited into the world of Glitch Techs: kids who battle the video game glitches that enter our world through faulty game consoles!

In the world of Glitch Techs, Hinobi is a huge gaming and tech company that makes massively popular video games consoles. What Hinobi customers do NOT know is that their games sometimes glitch and release dangerous video game creatures into the real world! That’s when the company send the Glitch Techs: a trained support team equipped with an arsenal of fantastic gaming gear designed to capture video game pests and out them back where they belong!

Once a glitch is returned, the Techs must remove any evidence it was there – including the memories of any witnesses! Not only do Glitch Techs fight for the safety of the city, they also work at Hinobi stores, helping customers with tech support and service needs.

Enter Miko and high Five – new recruits who fight glitches and reformat witnesses all before the store closes at 5pm. Talk about a crazy job! Respect the Tech!

Glitch Techs comes from Eric Robles (Fanboy & Chum Chum, The X's, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape), both hailing from Nickelodeon's Artist Collective, an internal artist-led development program, and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif. Nickelodeon has picked-up Glitch Techs for an initial 20-episode first season. A second season was commissioned, however, Nickelodeon halted production half-way through.

Glitch Techs will boast a multi-ethnic cast, including a Muslim-American female character who will wear a hijab. At a industry panel, the co-creators explained that when they were developing Glitch Techs, they “recognized the need to incorporate characters reflective of the viewing audience, whether they are background characters or main characters,” and revealed that they had worked with MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) to “figure out how to accurately display an authenticity, even down to little behaviors.” Dan Milano further elaborated, “Even though we’re an animated show and they are trying to catch creatures, we want small things. We want to know that a stray hair came out of that hijab, and she had to tuck it behind her ear because that’s a human moment, that’s a practical moment, from everyday life.”

It was recently announced that Emmy-award winning actor Bryton James (Winx Club, The Young and the Restless) will be voicing a character in Nickelodeon Glitch Techs.

Wonder Park Animated TV Series
Expected: 2020

Nickelodeon is slated to premiere Adventures in Wonder Park, an animated series inspired by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies hit 2019 theatrical feature Wonder Park, in 2020! The series in feature the voices of: Kitana Turnbull as June, Greg Cipes as Peanut, Ken Hudson Campbell as Boomer, Jill Talley as Mom, Cam Clarke as Dad, Rachael MacFarlane as Greta, Kevin Michael Richardson as Gus, Aryan Simhadri as Banky, Stephen Tobolowsky as Uncle Tony, Daran Norris as Principal Peters, Kate McGregor-Stewart as Aunt Albertine, and Raymond McLeod.

Counting Stars
Expected: 2020

Counting Stars is a brand-new series following a group of mega-talented freshmen at the most elite music performance boarding school in the country who compete to perform at the year end talent showcase. Rehearsals for the show will begin in December 2019 followed by filming in January 2020.

Although currently unconfirmed, it is thought that Counting Stars is the Simon Fuller/Ryan Tedder-Produced Untitled Project announced during Nickelodeon Upfront 2019. The project announcing during Nick's Upfront revealed that it would be a scripted music series set in a boarding performing arts high school, with original music in every episode. A nationwide search will be conducted to cast the show. Simon Fuller is a legendary, multi-hyphenate creator, producer and manager behind iconic franchises such as the global Idol phenomenon and Spice Girls. Grammy Award-winning Ryan Tedder is the frontman of OneRepublic and writer behind countless hit songs from artists ranging from Beyoncé and Adele, to Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

Characters in the show will include: Taylor Hutchinson (Lead; female, 13-15); Eva Ruiz (Lead, female, 13-15); Madison Montgomery (Female, 13-15); Jacob Evans (Lead; male, 12-15); Chase Jones (Lead; male, 13-15); and Austin Peterson (Lead; male, 13-15).

The Crystal Maze
Premieres: Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nickelodeon is bringing the legendary UK hit game show The Crystal Maze to the U.S. in an all-new version, co-produced by Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World, The Challenge, Born This Way) and RDF Television (Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Wife Swap, Shipwrecked), all under the Banijay Group. A longtime staple of British pop culture and family entertainment, The Crystal Maze--considered the forerunner to the current escape room craze--is a competitive challenge featuring a family team who must utilize physical and mental skills to successfully navigate an elaborate labyrinth of four giant and immersive themed zones. Guiding teams through each challenge and adventure around the Crystal Maze will be Maze Master Adam Conover, a comic famed for his work on College Humour, TV series Adam Ruins Everything, and Netflix's BoJack Horseman.

Production on the new series (10 one-hour episodes) took place on the show's original set located at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, England, earlier this summer. The series premiere will be announced at a later date.

Nickelodeon’s version of The Crystal Maze will feature a team of family members tackling a range of challenges in zones collectively known as The Crystal Maze. Each successful game is rewarded with a ‘time crystal’ that equals five seconds in the centerpiece Crystal Dome. The adventure culminates in a spectacular finale, as the team enters the Dome to grab a cash prize as it flies around them during a dramatic clock countdown.

A current ratings smash in the UK, The Crystal Maze has been a beloved family and cult favorite since the mid ‘90s, with the current global popularity of the escape room phenomena reigniting interest further. The show was recently rebooted to great success with celebrity, charity and family seasons in UK, Australia and beyond.

Devised by Jacques Antoine, the UK version of The Crystal Maze was originally hosted by Richard O'Brien (Rocky Horror), followed by Ed Tudor-Pole. The reboot was originally presented by Stephen Merchant (for Stand Up To Cancer), and currently by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Travel Man) with his "hand." The show's theme song is the legendary "Force Field", below. The show is currently filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.

It's Pony
Premieres: Saturday, Jan. 18

Life is more exciting, fun, and unpredictable with a pony, as seen in Nickelodeon’s new original 2D-animated buddy comedy series It’s Pony, premiering Saturday, Jan. 18. The 20-episode series follows the comedic adventures of Annie and her best friend, who just so happens to be an enthusiastic, unpredictable, and carefree pony. Following its premiere, It’s Pony will continue to air Saturdays on Nickelodeon and will air internationally in April 2020.

The series stars Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time) as Annie, an optimistic and determined farm girl living in the city with her family and best friend Pony; Josh Zuckerman (Strange Angel) as Pony, who is naïve and impulsive, but loves Annie more than anything; Abe Benrubi (E.R.) as Dad, who treats Pony as a nuisance, but recognizes the special bond he shares with Annie; and India de Beaufort (All Hail King Julien) as Mom, who loves Annie and Pony’s relationship and always has a new project in the works.

Additional cast members bringing characters to life include: Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as Annie’s friend Fred; Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Albert) as Annie’s friend Brian; Rosario Dawson (Rent) as Annie’s school principal Ms. Ramiro; Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as the landlord Mr. Pancks; Megan Hilty (Smash) as the too-obsessed-with-Pony friend Beatrice; Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh) as Mrs. Dunscomb; Grey Griffin (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, The Loud House) as Henrietta; John DiMaggio (Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House, Futurama, Adventure Time) as Dave the Sewer Worker and Tomatopalooza Judge; and Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Avatar: The Last Airbender) as Dog.

Throughout the season, the series will explore the everyday life and hijinks of two best friends whose optimism and enthusiasm turn any situation from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether making an epic quest down the street to mail a letter, heroically saving the local playground with a bake sale, or simply getting a haircut, Pony and Annie always stick together because life is better as a pair.

Created by Ant Blades, It’s Pony (formally titled Pony) is inspired by a short from Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program. A pre-released episode will be available starting Wednesday, Dec. 25 on the Nick App, Nick On Demand, and YouTube.

It's Pony is produced in London, UK by Blue Zoo, which has produced on-air presentation for Nick Jr. UK & Ireland, as well as series such as Nick Jr.'s Digby Dragon and Olive the Ostrich, and shows such as Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small and Q Pootle 5.

Kamp Koral
Premieres: Summer 2020 on Nickelodeon USA; August 2020 on Nickelodeon UK

Kamp Koral is a original CG-animated spin-off series of Nickelodeon's iconic hit, SpongeBob SquarePants that introduces viewers to a 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp. The series was greenlit earlier this year and commenced production in June 2019 at Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank, California.

In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers on the series.

Untitled Squidward Tentacles Spin-Off
Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon are said to be planning a brand-new music-based SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off centered on Squidward Tentacles, the malcontent anthropomorphic octopus as part of the network's freshly announced multi-year output deal with Netflix!

Squidward Tentacles is SpongeBob’s not-so-happy neighbor who would do anything to get away from him. Unfortunately for Squidward, he and SpongeBob are also coworkers at the Krusty Krab. This clarinet-playing job-hating cashier just wants some peace and quiet. Squidward is often a very cynical, selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority. He lives a a Easter Island, located between SpongeBob's pineapple home and Patrick's rock, and is voiced by Rodger Bumpas.

Rugrats Revival
Expected: 2021

Nickelodeon will relaunch the iconic kids’ TV series Rugrats with a 26-episode new season, which will include new adventures with beloved characters Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica, and will also introduce a new world of characters!

Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return to the TV series as executive producers. Nickelodeon’s Rugrats will be produced in Burbank, Calif., with production already underway. Additional news of the TV series, airdate and casting--and Reptar sightings--will be announced in the coming months. Veteran cast members are expected to return to reprise their roles.

Rugrats focuses on a group of toddlers, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil DeVille, and Angelica Pickles, and their day-to-day lives that became adventures in their imaginations. The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products, three hit theatrical releases and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A live-action Rugrats movie featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players was in the works, but it's release is currently on hiatus.

Untitled Animated Star Trek Series
Expected: 2021

Nickelodeon and CBS Television Studios have announced the greenlight of a new animated Star Trek series to be developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.

Debuting exclusively on Nickelodeon, the series expands the Star Trek universe for a new generation of fans. The new original CG-animated series follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

The series will be from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer.

The new Star Trek series is the third animated series from CBS Television Studios, following Star Trek: Lower Decks for CBS All Access and Our Cartoon President for SHOWTIME.

Claudia Spinelli, VP Animation Development, Nickelodeon, is the executive in charge of the new animated Star Trek series for Nickelodeon. The series will also be overseen by Alec Botnick, SVP, Comedy Development and Head of Animation, CBS Television Studios.

Meet the Voxels
Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon originally announced the development of Meet the Voxels (working title), an original TV, virtual reality and augmented reality series conceived by Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab, in August 2018. The animated sitcom, created in a game engine, marks a first for Nickelodeon in its use of cutting-edge virtual cinema technology, including real-time full body and facial performance capture, bringing an innovative approach to immersive storytelling. Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab is the network’s division established to spearhead long-range research and development around emerging platforms and new technology. Meet the Voxels is being developed to air across Nickelodeon’s channels globally.

The series will feature an African-American and Latinx family where everyone is from a different video game.

Meet the Voxels takes kids behind the scenes of a video game world and follows a family of video-game characters, the Voxels, on their adventures on-and-off-duty. When the project was first announced, the family members were named: Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game; Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can; their younger brother Cody who has not found his video game calling yet; Mom, a popular street fighter in her game; and Dad, a 90’s-era classic console game character who quit the business years ago. It's currently unknown whether any of these details have changed since the property was originally announced.

The pilot for Meet the Voxels has been written by Jana Petrosini (Henry Danger, Kid Danger, Game Shakers) and Sean Gill (Henry Danger, Kid Danger, Game Shakers).

Meet the Voxels represents a significant expansion of both the Entertainment Lab’s capabilities and Young’s work. To date, the Lab has been responsible for the creation and implementation of SlimeZone and The Loud House 360, and now Meet the Voxels represents an evolution of content development and creation using real-time animation technology.

Actor, writer, comedian and host Kelly Vrooman will have a role on the series.

Untitled Space Show (Live-Action)
Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family are partnering to develop the original live-action series, Untitled Space Show (working title). Untitled Space Show will be showrun and written by Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist) and centers around a group of kids who mistakenly launch into space. The series marks the first project co-produced by Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family. Untitled Space Show will be executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber, and Knauf. The production will be overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Scripted Content for Nickelodeon and by creative executive Will Davis for Imagine Kids+Family.

In Untitled Space Show, an almost-finished spaceship is about to launch into space with the world’s leading scientists to investigate a mysterious asteroid passing by earth. After a dare gone wrong, a group of kids accidentally launch the ship, putting them in the path of an asteroid. Without any proper training, they embark on a journey of survival using their smarts and friendship as their tools, as their parents watch from back on earth and attempt to guide them to safety.

Untitled Young Dylan Show (Live-Action)
Expected: 2020

Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network, and Tyler Perry Studios have entered into a content partnership to jointly develop and produce a new kids and family live-action series with 10-year-old rapper Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, @officialyoungdylan). The news was revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Written by Perry, the project tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced.

Nickelodeon’s partnership with Tyler Perry Studios is part of Perry’s long-term pact with Viacom, producing original series for BET Networks and other Viacom networks, with exclusive licensing rights on this programming. Additionally, Tyler Perry Studios recently announced its joint venture with BET Networks for the new streaming video on demand service BET+.

Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Young Dylan is best known for his many appearances and performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at NBA All-Star Weekend. He also made a guest appearance on the revival of Nickelodeon’s hit series, All That. Young Dylan has an overall talent deal with Telepictures, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Television.

Dylan Gilmer is represented by Sherry Kayne of The Green Room and Chris Abramson at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. City of Annapolis recently presented Gilmer with the key to the city in recognition of his big break.

SpongeBob Smarty Pants Game Show
Expected: 2020
Platforms: SpongeBob YouTube Channel and Facebook page

SpongeBob Smarty Pants Game Show is a digital game show from Nickelodeon where two SpongeBob superfans compete to win The Golden Pineapple by answering trivia questions, completing messy stunts and competing in SpongeBob-themed games. There will be special live episodes of the show broadcast across Nickelodeon's social accounts.

Jayden’s Dance Throwdown
Expected: 2020
Platforms: YouTube

In Jayden’s Dance Throwdown, dancers from every corner of the Internet are stepping up against Internet sensation Jayden Bartels in a series of epic head-to-head dance-offs. The challengers may be masters of their craft, but they’ll have to adapt and overcome when Nickelodeon throws some serious curveballs into their routines. Who will Nickelodeon fans crown the winner? Find out on Jayden’s Dance Throwdown.

Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Netflix Series
Expected: Late 2020

Netflix has announced that it is set to produce a live-action series based on Nickelodeon’s mid-2000s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and is bringing aboard original creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko as executive producers and showrunners! The new series will be made in partnership with Nickelodeon, with production to start during early 2020 in Canada. The new series will air exclusively on Netflix.

The series will feature a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast.

Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, The Lego Batman Movie, IT Chapters 1 & 2, the Netflix adaption of Death Note) has boarded the project as a producer under his Lin Pictures banner.

In Avatar - The Last Airbender, the world is divided into four nations; the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and the Air Nomads. Each of these are represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. The Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element in their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.

Konietzko and DiMartino also created a follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, that returned to the world of Avatar years after Aang’s death to follow Korra, his successor as Avatar. That series ran between 2012-2014.

The stories of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have continued on in graphic novel series.

Expected: TBA

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), through one of its subsidiaries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paws, Inc., the entity holding global intellectual property rights to the Garfield and the U.S. Acres (a.k.a. Orson’s Farm) franchises--including corresponding rights related to content, consumer products, and location-based experiences. The deal will see Nickelodeon develop a new Garfield animated television series, as well as new Garfield content for all platforms for a new generation of fans.

The acquisition of Garfield is part of Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home for the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the forthcoming Blue’s Clues & You!, the first-ever SpongeBob spinoff, Kamp Koral, and all-new animated Star Trek and Paddington series.

Nickelodeon also recently revived its iconic '90s sketch series All That, as well as partnered with LEGO and YouTube influencer “Ryan,” the central figure in the online series “Ryan ToysReview”, to launch two new series, LEGO City Adventures and Ryan's Mystery Playdate.

Global merchandising rights to Garfield will be managed by Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP), including the property’s existing portfolio of licensees. Garfield creator Jim Davis will continue to produce the Garfield syndicated comic strip as he has done since creating the lazy feline since 1976. The cartoon has chronicled the life of the eponymous cat, his owner Jon Arbuckle and Odie the dog, as well as various friends. Known for his love of lasagne and coffee and his disdain for Mondays, Garfield has spawned a slew of movies and TV shows - Garfield and Friends in the 1980s and '90s on CBS and the CG-animated The Garfield Show on Cartoon Network from 2009 to 2012 — and a pair of feature films, Garfield: The Movie (2004), a live-action/animated hybrid in which the corpulent cat was wryly voiced by Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), opposite Breckin Meyer’s Jon, and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and three straight-to-video sequels. The property has received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program for the animated specials Garfield on the Town, Garfield in the Rough, Garfield’s Halloween Special and Garfield’s Babes and Bullets. Garfield and Friends previously aired on Nickelodeon USA between 1997–2000.

Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, Garfield is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world (Guinness World Records), and the franchise spawned movies, TV shows, stage shows and merchandise. Garfield has received four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program, and Davis was inducted into the Licensing Hall of Fame in 1998.

Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot
Expected: 2020
Platform: Quibi

Whether you’re a Red Jaguar, Blue Barracuda, Green Monkey, Orange Iguana, Purple Parrot, or a Silver Snake, you will be getting a second chance to assemble the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, outsmart the Temple Guards and get out of the Temple before time is up, because Nickelodeon's iconic '90s series Legends of the Hidden Temple is back!

Quibi has announced the reviving and reimagining of Legends of the Hidden Temple, the cherished 90's competition show that included teams competing against one another to retrieve “historical artifacts” in a Mayan-themed temple by performing physical challenges and asking trivia questions, produced by Nickelodeon and Stone & Company. Originally airing from 1993-1999 on Nickelodeon, Legends of the Hidden Temple holds a special place in millennial hearts -- inspiring a movie, mobile games and one of the most popular Halloween costumes every year. During its heyday, Entertainment Weekly described the show as “Gladiators meets Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.”

This new, supersized, reimagined version will preserve many of the favorite original elements of the show - the contestant-soaking Moat Crossing; Olmec, a disembodied talking stone head; and the game-culminating Temple Run, a maze full of treacherous obstacles where young adolescents would flex their physical and mental prowess - but will see them "grown up" for an audience that's grown up along with them. Instead of being filmed at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida, the entire set will be taken out of the studio, into a jungle and scaled up with tougher challenges and bigger prizes on the line.

Superfans, it’s time to get your knee and elbow pads ready; Quibi will soon be looking for contestants to participate in this action-packed competition that promises to test your adventure skills at a whole new level. Enter at your own risk: “The choice is yours and yours alone.”

Legends of the Hidden Temple is produced by Nickelodeon and Stone & Company Entertainment (Paradise Run, A Season With, The Mole). The series is executive produced by Scott A. Stone, one of the original creators of the beloved hit.

Based on the game show Legends of the Hidden Temple by David G. Stanley, Scott A. Stone and Stephen R. Brown.

The original Legends of the Hidden Temple game show was originally hosted by Kirk Fogg, with Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, American Dad) providing the voice of the all-knowing Olmec. The pair returned and reprised their respective roles for a TV movie inspired by the series (with Michael Benyaer as Olmec’s human form) in 2016. It also featured elements from the show, like the Steps of Knowledge, and featured cameos from animals who lend their names to the competition teams. No word on Fogg or Baker's involvement in the new series.

Nickelodeon Preschool:

The Adventures of Paddington
Premieres: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sneak Peek: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

Preschoolers will journey across the pond to London for heartwarming adventures with beloved British bear Paddington in Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated series The Adventures of Paddington. Premiering in the U.S. on Monday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), The Adventures of Paddington (26 episodes) centers on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s exciting activities. Following its U.S. launch, The Adventures of Paddington will roll out on the net’s international channels and branded blocks beginning March 2020.

In advance of the series debut, Nickelodeon will air a holiday presentation of “Paddington Finds a Pigeon/Paddington and the Chores List,” on Friday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT). In the episode, Paddington nurses an injured bird back to health and discovers a new friend in Pigeonton. Then, Mr. Brown creates a list of chores for Paddington, who accidentally picks up the wrong list.

The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights. Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of the title character, alongside new cast members Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Noel Clarke, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Sabrina Newton-Fisher, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Liz Sutherland-Lim and Jeremiah Waysome. The Adventures of Paddington will also feature a brand-new theme song “Paddington Bear” written and performed by one of Britain's most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That).

In the Jan. 20 series premiere, “Paddington Finds a Hobby/Paddington and the Stamp,” Paddington doesn’t have a hobby, so Mrs. Brown helps him find out what he’s good at. Then, Paddington gets his arm stuck in a mailbox while sending a letter to Aunt Lucy.

Following the series premiere of The Adventures of Paddington, and the Nick Jr. App will feature short-form content and full-length episodes in the U.S. Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services in the U.S.

The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of BlueZoo (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5), and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2).

The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2). The Adventures of Paddington is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-produced by Rob Silva.

Santiago of the Seas
Expected: 2020

Santiago of the Seas (formerly The Swashbuckling Adventures of Capitán Calavera) is a brand new interactive animated preschool series follows the adventures of 8-year-old Santiago Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, and features a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum. The series is created by Niki Lopez.

Made by Maddie
Expected: Fall 2020

Announced at Nickelodeon Upfront 2018, Made by Maddie (formally Fashion Ally) is fashion-first animated preschool series, set in the heart of NYC, and features the titular character as a breath-of-fresh air heroine who inspires imaginative thinking, resourcefulness and positivity.

Created by Silvergate Media’s Executive Vice President (EVP) of Creative Content, Paula Rosenthal (Nickelodeon's Sunny Day and Peter Rabbit) and commissioned by Nickelodeon, season one will feature 40 x 11 minute episodes and 4 x 22 min specials.

Baby Shark
Expected: 2020

Doo doo doo! Baby Shark is heading to Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon, a division of Viacom International Inc., and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand, Pinkfong, announced earlier this year that they are partnering to develop a new original animated series based on Baby Shark for global distribution, while Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) will be managing consumer products licensing worldwide, excluding Asia, for the property.

Baby Shark became a breakout sensation when it launched on YouTube in November 2015. With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, Baby Shark took the world by storm, amassing 2.9 billion YouTube views and becoming the 9th most watched video in the platform’s history. The song recorded a 20-week-streak on the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned a viral phenomenon #BabySharkChallenge, generating over 700K cover videos around the globe.

New Movies:

The Loud House Movie and Rise of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
Expected: 2020
Platform: Netflix

As part of its strategy to generate new content for third-party digital and linear platforms, Viacom has struck a deal with Netflix to produce a pair of original animated feature films based on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
New Theatrical Movie
Released: Friday, May 22, 2020

This Memorial Day weekend, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run! After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.

Based on the TV series created by Stephen Hillenburg, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (formally titled The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge) is produced by Ryan Harris, with Stephen Hillenburg executuive producing. Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies present, in association with MRC A United Plankton Pictures production. Written and directed by Tim Hill.

SpongeBob SquarePants voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward Tentacles), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), Jill Talley (Karen), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy Cheeks), Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff), and Lori Alan (Pearl) will reprise their roles for the Paramount film about the absorbent, porous and yellow creature who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Composer Hans Zimmer will also be providing the music. Awkwafina, Reggie Watts, Snoop Dogg and Keanu Reeves will guest star in the feature. An actor named Antonio Raul Corbo will be voicing young SpongeBob.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is the third SpongeBob SquarePants feature film, following The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2004 and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water in 2015.

PAW Patrol The Movie
New Theatrical Movie
Expected: Late 2021

Spin Master will release PAW Patrol The Movie, the first-ever PAW Patrol feature film inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved CG-animated preschool series, during late 2021, The movie will see the pack of heroic rescue pups - Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Everest and Tracker — and the tech-savvy Ryder leaping into their first big screen adventure!

New Specials:

SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy’s Beach Bash!
Expected: Early 2020

Nickelodeon will premiere a brand-new half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special titled "SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy’s Beach Bash!" in 2020!

In "SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy’s Beach Bash!", SpongeBob’s biggest fans wash up on the island above Bikini Bottom to celebrate SpongeBob Appreciation Day! Hosted by Patchy with appearances by Meghan Trainor, Jon Heder, and Rob Riggle. It'll also count down fan-voted SpongeBob moments.

All That Zoey 101 Reunion
Expected: Early 2020

Nickelodeon’s All That reunited Jamie Lynn Spears with fellow Zoey 101 castmates Paul Butcher, Sean Flynn, Kristin Herrera, Chris Massey, Erin Sanders and Matthew Underwood in an all-new version of the sketch “Thelma Stump.”

Shot in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, Nov. 21, the new sketch features Spears reprising her role as the bacon-loving bodyguard who attempts to stop the All That cast members and stars of Zoey 101 from entering the set.

“Thelma Stump” is scheduled to air early 2020.

Henry Danger series finale
Expected: 2020

All great things must come to an end, and that includes Henry Danger - Nickelodeon's longest running live-action comedy series. The series will conclude after 127 episodes over five seasons with the two-part episode "The Fate of Danger".

Tentpole Events:

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2020
Airs: Sunday, March 22, at 7:30-9 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast)

Nickelodeon's 33rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by a global superstar, will broadcast live from the Forum on Sunday, March 22, at 7:30-9 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast)! This years ceremony will also tie into SlimeFest 2020.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2020
Expected: Summer 2020; TBC

Kids will celebrate their favorite athletes and the year’s most unforgettable sports moments at Kids’ Choice Sports 2020, Nickelodeon’s seventh annual Kids' Choice Sports awards ceremony!

Live Stage Shows, Events, Festivals and Tours:

JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
When: Throughout 2020

Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa continues her first multi-city, live concert tour: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, bringing the total number of shows to 148. Siwa kicks off her new 2020 dates on March 11 in Colorado Springs and will return to many cities including New York, where she will headline the legendary venue Madison Square Garden. JoJo will continue to new venues including: Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, concluding in North Little Rock on June 6. Visit for more information and tickets!

Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2020
When: Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22
Location: The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, breakout pop group Why Don’t We, Grammy® Award-nominated multiplatinum artist French Montana, and viral chart-topper Blanco Brown will take the stage at Nickelodeon SlimeFest, as the two-day family-friendly music festival makes its west coast debut on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Visit for tickets.

Previously held in Chicago, Ill., this year’s Nickelodeon SlimeFest will feature a VIP ticket that includes access to a special performance viewing area, plus admission to Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020, which will be broadcast live from the Forum on Sunday, March 22, at 7:30-9 p.m. (ET/tape delayed for West Coast). Additionally, Nickelodeon SlimeFest will showcase one-of-a-kind experiences for the entire family featuring the network’s signature green slime. Activations will include: Slime Central, where 20 people can get slimed simultaneously; a giant slime pit in front of the stage; a silent Slime Disco and more.

The SpongeBob Musical
When: Throughout 2020

Nickelodeon's Tony Award winning SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical will be continuing its tour of North America in 2020! Visit for more information and tickets.

Brilliantly reimagining the beloved Nickelodeon series, Broadway's best creative minds bring the musical to life with humanity, heart and pure theatricality. Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe – until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. Get ready to explore the depths of theatrical innovation at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? SpongeBob SquarePants!

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

The production feature stars Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, Christopher Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Mr. Krabs, and Tristan McIntyre as Plankton.

The ensemble includes Morgan Blanchard, John Cardenas, Natalie L. Chapman, Richie Dupkin, Stephen C. Kallas, Helen Regula, Méami Maszewski, Stefan Miller, Joshua Bess, Mary Nickson, Dorian O'Brien, Caitlin Ort, Elle-May Patterson, Sydney Simone, Ayana Strutz, Teddy Gales, Miles Davis Tillman, and Rico Velazquez.

Original score by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, and T.I.

Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton
Additional Music by Tom Kitt

SpongeBob SquarePants - The New Musical Original Cast Recording is available to purchase today at

SpongeBob SquarePants is produced by Nickelodeon with The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks and Kelp on the Road.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" & "The Great Pirate Adventure" Tours

All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group's mega-successful action-packed, music-filled PAW Patrol Live! productions, "Race to the Rescue" & "The Great Pirate Adventure", featuring the beloved characters from Nickelodeon and Spin Master's number-one animated preschool series, will continue to tour North America and internationally in 2019!

Fans can visit for PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" and PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" tour schedules, ticket sale information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" brings everybody's favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of The Great Adventure Bay Race, Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest come to the rescue! The 75-minute production, which includes two acts and an intermission, shows that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork.

In PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who's all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!

Slime City

Nickelodeon is giving kids and families the chance to see, feel and get doused in its iconic green goo at Slime City, the brand’s first-ever pop-up experience dedicated to all things slime.

Following its successful opening at The ATL in Atlanta, Georgia during summer 2019, Nickelodeon's touring Slime City pop-up experience will be heading to Miami, Florida this December!

Opening at the Aventura Mall on Friday, December 6, 2019 and running through Monday, January 20, 2020, fans will have the opportunity to create their own gooey slime concoction and receive Nickelodeon’s ultimate honor– getting slimed! The installation will take visitors on an experiential slime-filled adventure throughout a unique 20,000 square-foot space that features an array of insta-worthy, slime-tastic moments for kids of all ages.

Tickets will be available on, where visitors can also sign up for Slime City updates. Reduced pricing available for dates December 6-22 if visitors book before December 5. VIP Sliming Add-On tickets, giving visitors the chance to get slimed SOLO in the green stuff and take home an ‘I Got Slimed’ t-shirt, are also available.

The Nickelodeon Slime City experience will feature eight unique, themed spaces designed to let visitors interact with slime in various ways.

Follow Nickelodeon Slime City on Instagram @nickslimecity.

Good Burger Pop-Up Restaurant
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Location: TBA
When: TBA

Chicagoans will soon be able to visit the home of the Good Burger, drink an orange soda and live out their ’90s Nick Kid dreams at a new Chicago pop-up restaurant!

After a successful run in Los Angeles, the Good Burger pop-up inspired by Kel Mitchell's fast-food sketche on Nickelodeon's All That (and the beloved 1997 movie adaptation of the sketch) will make its way east to the city in 2020. Organizers haven't announced an exact location or an opening date yet, but that's not going to stop fans from getting stoked about finally trying Ed's secret-recipe special sauce for themselves!

Reservation tickets can be purchased at Fans can follow the Good Burger experience on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

New Seasons & Episodes:

- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season two (continued)
- The Loud House, including season five
- SpongeBob SquarePants season 13
- America's Most Musical Family
- LEGO Jurassic World
- The Casagrandes
- The Substitute
- Power Rangers Beast Morphers season 2 (season 27 overall)
- The Bureau of Magical Things season 2
- PAW Patrol season seven
- Henry Danger season five continued (including series finale)
- Nella the Princess Knight season two (continued)
- Rusty Rivets season three (continued)
- Blaze and the Monster Machines
- Shimmer and Shine
- Top Wing
- Sunny Day
- ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks season four (continued); season five
- Max & Ruby
- Butterbean’s Café season 2
- Rainbow Rangers season 2 (continued)
- Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! season 23 (continued)
- Peppa Pig
- Nick Jr. Canticos
- Bubble Guppies season five (continued)
- Corn & Peg season two
- Blue's Clues & You! season two
- Ryan's Mystery Playdate season 2 (continued)
- Abby Hatcher season 2
- Ricky Zoom
- 44 Cats season two
- Trulli Tales
- All That

Nickelodeon International

- Nickelodeon Big Base Camp (Greenwich, London, UK; Easter 2020)
- Goldie’s Oldies (global)
- Spyders (global)
- Planeta Marcia (Latin America)
- Noobees season two (Latin America)
- READY SET DANCE (international)
- 44 Cats season two
- Barbapapa (Global)
- Kids' Choice Awards 2020: Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
- Dear Run (Asia)
- SlimeFest (multiple territories)
- Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2020 (Middle East)
- NickX competitive gaming eSports platform (Africa)
- Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya
- De Grote Slijmfilm (movie; Netherlands & Belgium)
- Dorg Van Dango (international)

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Originally published: Friday, December 13, 2019.

Additional sources: IMDb, ATN Entertainment, Twitter /@kancsn01.

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