Monday, January 06, 2020

BOOM! Studios Unveils First Look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #47


Omega Rangers VS The Power Rangers in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47

Discover the Shocking Truth in Newest Chapter of Necessary Evil in January 2020

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today revealed a new look at MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 by the all star team of acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Shattered Grid artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), colorist Walter Baiamonte (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Angel), the essential next chapter in the epic Power Rangers event, Necessary Evil, arriving in January 2020.

After a shocking betrayal, the Omega Rangers are forced to return to earth—and to reveal their identities to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But can either team of Power Rangers survive the truth?

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Naomi), as well as a special foil variant of the iconic Helmet Covers by fan favorite artist Goñi Montes (Sandman Universe), a collectible Trading Card variant cover by Kris Anka (Runaways), an exclusive Story Variant cover written by Ryan Parrott and illustrated by Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and more!

Now fans can collect each of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a new set of Trading Card Variant covers, illustrated by Kris Anka and designed by Dylan Todd. The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 cover by Anka features the Black Omega Ranger, Zack Taylor, in action on the front, and stats on the back cover, including team name, alias, and biography.

The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 Story variant cover depicts the next essential chapter in an eleven-part series written by writer Ryan Parrott and illustrated by acclaimed artist Dan Mora, following the enigmatic, all-knowing Emissaries as they travel space and time, unearthing never-before-seen details of the immediate aftermath of the explosive events of Shattered Grid and changing the course of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS comic history forever.

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 26 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 26th season, “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47 will be available on January 22, 2020 at local comic book shops (use to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

For continuing news on the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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TM & (c) 2019 SCG Power Rangers and Hasbro.

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BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit for more information.

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Viacom Digital Studios Shakeup: Kelly Day Leaves Role as President; Stefanie Schwartz Takes Reins as GM

ViacomCBS has changed up the leadership of Viacom Digital Studios (VDS), Variety has learned: Kelly Day, who has served as VDS’s President since its inception over two years ago, is exiting the role. Stefanie Schwartz, a 20-plus year Viacom veteran has been named Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Manager (GM) of Viacom Digital Studios.

Credit: Courtesy of ViacomCBS

Day is in discussions about taking on another senior role at ViacomCBS, but at this point nothing has been finalized, according to sources familiar with the situation. A company representative declined to provide additional comment.

The executive changes, announced Monday in internal memos to staff, follows the closing of the merger of Viacom and CBS last month. In a reorganization, CBS Interactive president/CEO Marc DeBevoise is overseeing all digital operations at the combined company as chief digital officer, including VDS. At the time, it was announced that Day would report to DeBevoise.

Schwartz has been part of the VDS team since early 2018, shortly after Day joined in the fall of 2017 and the media conglomerate formed Viacom Digital Studios as a way to develop original digital programming and more quickly launch content that extended Viacom’s core brands including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and MTV.

Schwartz most recently served as EVP of strategy and operations for Viacom Digital Studios and digital partnerships at Viacom Media Networks. In the new role, she will lead the creation and expansion of original programming, derivative content and branded series across social platforms for ViacomCBS’ portfolio of global entertainment brands.

Prior to becoming part of the VDS team in February 2018, Schwartz was at Nickelodeon in a variety of roles, most recently as SVP, digital and business development. She earlier served in strategy and biz-dev roles at MTV Networks and Viacom, after first joining the company in 1999.

“Stef has been integral to the success of VDS over the past two years, providing critical leadership across many areas of the business, including strategy, business operations and partner management,” DeBevoise wrote in a memo to VDS staff. “As part of this change, Kelly Day will be moving out of her current role at VDS. Under Kelly’s leadership, VDS has become a leader in digital and branded content and I’m truly grateful for her support and guidance through this process. She’ll continue to work closely with Stef and me throughout this transition.”

Day, who most recently served as COO of youth-focused media company AwesomenessTV, joined Viacom in 2017 to lead the formation of VDS. Over the last two years, she acquired the Awesomeness and VidCon businesses - both of which now live under the VDS umbrella - and built up digital content slates for Viacom's portfolio of networks. In the reorg last fall, Brian Robbins, currently president of Nickelodeon and co-founder of Awesomeness, assumed oversight of Awesomeness.

In a memo to VDS employees, Day wrote, “While I will no longer be part of the VDS team, I won’t be too far away. I’ll continue to support the team through this transition until I announce what’s next for me.” She also praised Schwartz’s leadership in building out the VDS strategy, business operations, and platform partnerships.

"Not a day has gone by in two years that I haven't talked to Stef about how to move our business forward and achieve our ambitious goals, and she's always been there with great ideas and a fearless determination to get things done.

“Stef is the first person many of us go to when we need advice on something or a question answered, and is a compassionate and supportive team leader,” adding, “I am thrilled for her to lead VDS in this next phase.”

Schwartz, in her own memo to VDS staffers, thanks Day for “her fearless leadership in bringing Viacom Digital Studios to life.”

“Looking ahead, not only will we continue to make great content across our social footprint, but under the combined ViacomCBS digital team, we have the opportunity to grow our business and expand our reach in new ways,” Schwartz wrote.

More from Deadline:

Viacom Digital Studios Chief Kelly Day Exits, Handing Reins To Stefanie Schwartz

Kelly Day is exiting her post as head of Viacom Digital Studios, with Stefanie Schwartz taking over as EVP and GM of the studio group.

Day is in talks to remain at ViacomCBS in a new role, a source familiar with the situation told Deadline, though nothing has been finalized. She is a seasoned digital executive who has had executive stints over the past decade at Discovery, digital video pioneer Blip and AwesomenessTV, which was acquired by Viacom.

Viacom formalized its merger with CBS in December and has made a flurry of executive changes in recent weeks as the new entity has taken shape. Marc DeBevoise, a longtime CBS Interactive exec, was appointed as head of the combined company’s digital operations late last year.

In the spring of 2018, Viacom unveiled its digital studio, announcing plans for “hundreds of hours of premium, original content with Viacom stars and digital-native talent from BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon,” a press release said at the time. The game plan was to centralize the efforts to both create content and hatch partnerships with the likes of Twitter and Snap Inc.

Long a driving force in youth culture through brands like MTV and Nickelodeon, Viacom has struggled to retain that status as a wave of competitors have swept in on a tide of technological change.

Day said upon the launch that the initiative represented “an amazing opportunity to reimagine our iconic brands for a new generation of young, mobile-first audiences.”

Media companies and digital content newcomers alike have all faced a formidable hurdle to their ambitions to reach meaningful scale: the duopoly enjoyed by Facebook and Google. The tech behemoths control nearly 80% of all online advertising, making it difficult to monetize programming.


From Kidscreen:

ViacomCBS ups Stefanie Schwartz

The former head of strategy and operations at Viacom Digital Studios will lead the team as its new EVP and GM.

ViacomCBS is shaking up Viacom Digital Studios (VDS) management and has appointed Stefanie Schwartz as its EVP and GM. Schwartz is replacing current president Kelly Day, who is in talks about another senior role at ViacomCBS, although nothing has been finalized, Kidscreen confirmed.

Prior to the promotion, Schwartz was the EVP of strategy and operations at VDS and digital partnerships for Viacom Media Networks. Before joining the Viacom team, she was the SVP of digital and business development at Nickelodeon and held the SVP of digital publishing and operations role, as well as VP positions in production and marketing roles. She’s also worked at Viacom’s MTV network as VP of strategy and business development and was the director of strategy and business development at Viacom before that.

Day has been the president of Viacom Digital Studios since 2017. In November, amid leadership shakeups, it was announced that her role hadn’t changed and she would continue to lead digital content strategy. Before joining Viacom she was the chief business officer at entertainment company AwesomenessTV, which was later acquired by Viacom in 2018. Prior to that, she held the EVP and GM of digital media and commerce and COO of Discovery commerce roles at Discovery.

Viacom also recently bolstered its digital studio with two new hires, bringing in Ashley Kaplan and Luke Wahl with the goal of creating content for Nickelodeon’s YouTube and social channels.

Amid the ViacomCBS merger, which was completed on December 4, the conglom has been shifting a lot of senior exec positions as it sets up its leadership team. This past October, Pam Kaufman, the president of Viacom Nickelodeon consumer products was named the president of global consumer products of ViacomCBS, with global oversight of product and business development, licensing, merchandising, retail sales, consumer insights and marketing. At the same time, the president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, David Lynn, took charge of the company’s international media networks, including Australia’s Network 10. President and CEO of Viacom Bob Bakish was tapped as the president and CEO of the combined companies, in August.

In November the companies named the execs for its content and digital teams, with president of Nickelodeon Brian Robbins set to serve as the president of kids and family entertainment for ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. He will oversee Awesomeness, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Jick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons and Nickeloden Studios.


From Tubefilter:

Kelly Day No Longer President Of Viacom Digital Studios, Stefanie Schwartz Taking Over As EVP And GM

Veteran digital video executive Kelly Day is no longer leading Viacom Digital Studios (VDS).

Day, who’s been president of VDS since it launched in 2017, told staffers in a memo today that, “While I will no longer be part of the VDS team, I won’t be too far away. I’ll continue to support the team through this transition until I announce what’s next for me.”

She is in discussions to take on another senior role at ViacomCBS (the media conglomerate formed last month by Viacom and CBS’s all-stock, $12 billion merger), but nothing is set in stone yet, people familiar with the matter told Variety.

While in charge of VDS, Day was involved in some of Viacom’s biggest digital video acquisitions—notably VidCon and AwesomenessTV, both snapped up in 2018. Day was more than familiar with Awesomeness; prior to joining VDS, she spent three years as the tween/teen-targeted digital property’s chief business officer and chief digital officer. Prior to that, she spearheaded original programming efforts as CEO of online video platform Blip, which was acquired by Maker Studios in 2013 and shuttered two years later. She also spent nearly 15 years total in senior leadership roles at Discovery and AOL, and briefly served as vice president of wedding platform The Knot.

As for VDS, Day’s former title there appears to have been eliminated entirely. Stefanie Schwartz, who’s been with Viacom for more than 20 years—most recently as VDS’s executive vice president of strategy and operations—and is ostensibly taking Day’s place, has been named executive vice president and general manager of VDS rather than president.

The merger and ViacomCBS’s subsequent management reorganization appears to be a potential reason for Day’s exit. The reorg put (now former) CBS Interactive president and CEO Marc DeBevoise in charge as ViacomCBS’s new chief digital officer—a role that has him overseeing all of the conglomerate’s digital ventures, VDS included. Day previously reported directly to Viacom’s president and CEO Bob Bakish, who’s now ViacomCBS’s president/CEO.

“Stef has been integral to the success of VDS over the past two years, providing critical leadership across many areas of the business, including strategy, business operations, and partner management,” DeBevoise wrote in a staff memo, per Variety. “Under Kelly’s leadership, VDS has become a leader in digital and branded content and I’m truly grateful for her support and guidance through this process.”

In her own staff memo, Schwartz praised Day for “her fearless leadership in bringing Viacom Digital Studios to life.”

VDS’s future as part of ViacomCBS involves a plan to “continue to make great content across our social footprint” and “the opportunity to grow our business and expand our reach in new ways,” Schwartz added.


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Maxi Shopping Jundiaí Mall in Brazil to Host SpongeBob SquarePants Activation Between 9th Jan. - 2nd Feb. 2020

It's SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary, and to celebrate, fans in Brazil can visit a Sponge-Tastic SpongeBob SquarePants retail activation at the Maxi Shopping Jundiaí shopping mall in Jundiaí between Thursday 9th January and Sunday 2nd February 2020! At the free activation, fans can visit a recreation of the Krusty Krab, the undersea dining establishment where SpongeBob works as a fry cook, as well as participate in many activities inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series.

From Itupeva Agora:


Bob Esponja, uma das animações mais queridas da garotada, traz para a Praça das Carpas do Maxi Shopping Jundiaí um espaço divertido, temático e gratuito com sua turma. Será uma atração imperdível!

De 9 de janeiro a 2 de fevereiro de 2020 todos vão poder ter a sensação de entrar no fast food mais legal da Fenda do Biquini, o do Siri Cascudo. E ainda participar de um circuito de brincadeiras, que inclui Brinquedão no fundo do mar; Descendo Rápido (quem chegar primeiro ganha); Pescando Água Viva (para ver quem será o melhor pescador); e Escola de Pilotos (disputa num divertido jogo para testar as habilidades no Nintendo Wii).

Bob esponja é uma série de televisão americana criada pelo biólogo marinho e animador Stephen Hillenburg e teve seu primeiro episódio exibido em 1999. A produção narra as aventuras de uma esponja marinha e de seus amigos na Fenda do Biquini. Sua popularidade motivou o lançamento de uma franquia de mídia, o que contribuiu para firmá-lo como o programa mais visto na Nickelodeon, a propriedade mais difundida da MTV Networks, e entre os programas mais assistidos da Nicktoons. No Brasil, a série, que era exibida originalmente na Nick, passou a ser transmitida também pela Rede Globo a partir de 2001.

A Estação Bob Esponja funciona de domingo a sexta-feira, das 14h às 20h e, aos sábados, das 12h às 20h. Podem participar crianças de 3 a 10 anos. Cada sessão dura em média 30 minutos. O acesso é gratuito e respeita a ordem de chegada. Pais acompanhando crianças menores de 4 anos contam como participantes.

Estação Bob Esponja
Local: Praça das Carpas do Maxi Shopping Jundiaí
Período: de 9 de janeiro a 2 de fevereiro de 2020
Horário: de domingo a sexta-feira, das 14h às 20h; sábados das 12h às 20h
Entrada Franca


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School is in Session at the Berlin School of Arts When 'Spotlight' Returns for Season 4 on Nickelodeon Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Originally published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

The summer holidays are once again drawing to a close, and a new school year is about to commence at the Berlin School of Arts, a school where regular subjects including maths, German and English, as well as artistic subjects such as singing, dancing and acting are on the curriculum, when Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland), Austria (Österreich) and Switzerland's (Schweiz) hugely popular locally produced cross-media daily TV series Spotlight returns for a fourth season on Sunday 15th September 2019, bringing with it new and familiar faces!

Update (25/11) - Nickelodeon Deutschland will air a special Spotlight TV movie over Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December 2019!

Joining the cast for Spotlight season four are new students Mads (Mike Leon Lichtenberg), Nele (Alexandra Herbst) and Sam (Jerome Weinert).

In Spotlight season four, numerous secrets ensure a true jumble of emotions: Rocco (Malcom Meckert) does not dare to stand by his feelings for Greta (Chiara Tews); with the help of Milan (Simon Zeller), new classmate Nele (Alexandra Herbst) tries to gain the self-confidence they need to shine in dance lessons; and a secretive competitor tries to grab Prank King Tim's (Moritz Schirdewahn) crown. Meanwhile, Emily (Nevena Schöneberg) launches the online channel "Insider" in which she becomes a rabid reporter to fight for student rights.

Spotlight - Staffel 4 Cast | Fotocredit: Jasmina Striga

Season four will also see the Berlin School of Arts students travel to a completely new location when they head on vacation to an ultra-cool Creative Camp on the lake, where casual rapper Mads (Mike Leon Lichtenberg), new to the school, falls head over heels in Lotte (Jesina Amweg), and emotions run high for their classmates! The trip will also see crazy pranks and very special performances. The internationally successful twins Marcus & Martinus will be among the very special guest stars.

Meet the New Students

Enrolling at the Berlin School of Arts in season four are:

- Cool rapper Mads wants to become a successful musician, and, with his own tracks a star - but without giving up the credibility. He is played by Mike Leon Lichtenberg, a musician in real life who has already amassed more than 100,000 fans on his Instagram profile @mikeleon_.

- The shy Nele wants to prevail in her dream of dancing at the Berlin School of Arts and must fight for it. She is portrayed by newcomer Alexandra Herbst.

- With Sam, the school gets a new competitor for the title of Oberprankers. Sam wants to prove himself as a comedian and actor. The crazy joker is portrayed by Jerome Weinert.

Guest Stars

In addition to new students, fans can also look forward to many prominent visits to the Berlin School of Arts. Among others, Max Giesinger, Iggi Kelly, actor and musician Daniel Donskoy, star choreographer Nikeata Thompson, singer Selina Mour, Good Times, Bad Times cult villain Wolfgang Bahro, Stefanie Heinzmann, TikTok-Star Dalia, and superstar twins Marcus & Martinus.

For all those who can't get enough of the series, the official "Nickelodeon’s Spotlight" magazine will be published for the first time on Wednesday 18th September 2019. In cooperation with Egmont Ehapa Media, "Nickelodeon’s Spotlight" magazine will bring fans lots of exclusive information and pictures from the set, as well as take a look behind the scenes and bring fans exclusive interviews directly from the set as well as exciting background information. The publication is rounded off with styling and vlogger tips, as well as tricky puzzles and funny tests. Each issue, available every six weeks, will also come with free gifts, such as autograph cards or accessories for mobile phones styled after the series. The magazine will begin with 60,000 copies printed. Issue #1 costs 3.99 euros.

A extensive Spotlight consumer products range also launches at the drugstore chain Müller just in time for the start of the new season. Backpacks, key rings, pens, blocks and pencil cases are just a few of the new products inspired by the series that fans can take home.

Also playing a key role in the new season of Spotlight are 13 new songs, which the talented cast will perform. The pieces, like the new signature song "Gutes Gefühl" ("Feel Good"), were written and produced by rapper and musician Fargo ("Nick, wenn du") especially for Spotlight.

Spotlight season four will launch with double episodes on Sunday 15th September 2019, airing at 19:50 and 20:00 Uhr on Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) and at 19:55 and 20:05 Uhr on Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz). Following launch, new episodes will air everyday at 19:50 Uhr on Nickelodeon Deutschland and at 19:55 Uhr on Nickelodeon Österreich and Nickelodeon Schweiz. Each episode will also air on

Spotlight season four will feature 93 episodes and will be once again produced by UFA Serial Drama. Production on the fourth season of Spotlight commenced in July 2019.

Like previous seasons, Spotlight season four will extend to digital, allowing fans to access further Spotlight material from their favourite characters on social media platforms, including YouTube, Instagram (@SpotlightDeutsch) and TikTok.

On Spotlight season four, Ulrike Lehmann (Nickelodeon) serves as Editor, Helga Löbel (UFA SERIAL DRAMA) serves as Producer, along with Claudia Danne, and Jasmin Schelling serves as Junior Producer.

Fans can visit, and to find out more about the series and the characters in the show, as well as watch exclusive video clips and download wallpapers.

Spotlight is Nickelodeon GSA's locally produced adaptation of Nickelodeon Benelux's successful daily scripted TV series of the same name.

In addition to the brand-new season, the cast of Spotlight will be heading on live tour in 2020 with the Spotlight Tour! Fans can sign up to be notified when more news about the Spotlight Tour is released at

Below is Nickelodeon Deutschland, Österreich and Schweiz's official press release announcing the exciting news!:

'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Receives Nomination in 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the exciting news that Dean Israelite has been nominated for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Children’s Programs for 2019 award in the 72nd Annual DGA Awards for his directorial work on the first part of Nickelodeon's recent Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival, “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval”!

Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? three-part limited series event reimagined the ‘90s kids’ cult classic, and saw the return of the Midnight Society.

Across the three hour-long episodes, Are You Afraid of the Dark? followed members of an entirely new Midnight Society, who told a terrifying tale of the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat, only to witness the shocking story come frightfully to life, taking them on a adventure beyond their wildest nightmares.

In Part One, "Submitted For Approval", tormented by nightmares, the new girl in school feels and out of place until a mysterious group invites her to join. All she has to do is tell a truly terrifying story.

In Part Two, "Opening Night", when a friend's disappearance seems to be linked to Rachel's story, the Midnight Society decides to attend the Carnival of Doom. Is it the same carnival from her nightmares? How?

In Part Three, "Destroy All Tophats", with her friends' lives at stake, Rachel decides to take charge and end Mr. Tophat's reign of terror. Will the story have a happy ending, or is the Midnight Society doomed?

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick); Gavin, played by Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (Rim of the World, Always Be My Maybe); Graham, played by Jeremy Taylor (IT: Chapter Two, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween); and Louise, played by Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is produced by ACE Entertainment (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Perfect Date) with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive producers. The series is written by BenDavid Grabinski (Skiptrace, Happily) and directed by Dean Israelite (Power Rangers movie, Project Almanac), both of whom are also executive producers. Chris Foss is also an executive producer.

One of the Nickelodeon’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all from a kid’s perspective. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is owned by DHX and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the project.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? made its world premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), as part of the network's Halloween programming highlights.

All three parts of Are You Afraid of the Dark? ranked as the most co-viewed show on broadcast and TV each week, with 33% of Adults 18-49 watching with a Kid 6-11. It was the number-one live-action series on cable TV in all kids’ demos (2-11, 6-11 and tweens 9-14). And with an industry standard of shows targeting 6-11-year-olds experiencing roughly 20% lifts in L3 time shifted ratings compared to Live Same Day, Are You Afraid of the Dark? scored 35% lifts among Kids 6-11 and 36% overall with the Kids 2-11 demo in L3 versus LSD.

The Directors Guild of America will announce the winners of the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information about the awards, visit

Below is the show's official DGA Awards 2020 nomination in full:

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, “Part One: Submitted for Your Approval” (Nickelodeon)
Mr. Israelite’s Directorial Team:
- First Assistant Director: Pete Whyte

Congratulations and good luck to Dean, Nickelodeon, and to everyone who worked on Are You Afraid of the Dark?!

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Victorious Karaoke | Sad News Songs | Nickelodeon UK

Victorious Karaoke | Sad News Songs | Nickelodeon UK

Sing along with Robbie (Matt Bennett) and Cat (Ariana Grande) as they deliver bad news through the medium of song!

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Nickelodeon OFF, épisode #1 : Anna et Lincoln Loud répondent à vos questions ! | Nickelodeon France

Nickelodeon OFF, épisode #1 : Anna et Lincoln Loud répondent à vos questions ! | Nickelodeon France

Anna te fait découvrir les coulisses de NICKELODEON dans une nouvelle série de vidéos : NICKELODEON OFF

Et pour cette première vidéo, Anna répond à vos nombreuses questions avec un invité exceptionnel : Lincoln de Bienvenue chez les Loud.

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The Adventures of Paddington | New Series | Trailer | Nickelodeon

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 10:30 a.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.

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.

Following its U.S. launch, The Adventures of Paddington will roll out on the net’s international channels and branded blocks beginning March 2020, including on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 4:30pm.

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.

The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights.

Originally published: Monday, January 6, 2020.

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Nick Jr. Spain to Premiere New Episodes of 'Becca's Bunch' from Monday 6th January 2020

Nick Jr. Spain (España) will start to premiere brand-new episodes of Becca's Bunch weekdays at 7:30pm from Monday 6th January 2020!

From neeo:

¡Nick Jr. se llena de diversión con la llegada el día de los Reyes Magos de Becca y su pandilla

Esta vez, el grupo de amigos más aventurero de la televisión tendrá que encontrar el regalo perfecto para el cumpleaños de la ardilla Russell y, por si fuera poco, llega el gran día de… ¡los Juegos de Bosquelandia!

En estos nuevos episodios, este grupo de amigos se enfrenta a un día muy lluvioso y, mientras que todos los animales están contentos, a la ardilla Russell no le gusta nada la idea de tener que quedarse en casa. Sin embargo, Becca tiene la solución perfecta para pasarlo bien: ¡contarles un cuento mágico! En otro momento, llega el gran día del desfile del Bosque de Wagtail y toda la pandilla se esfuerza para que su carroza de los Tres Cerditos sea todo un éxito pero, ¿lo conseguirán?

Otro día, el grupo de animales quiere celebrar Halloween por todo lo alto por lo que se embarcan en una súper gira misteriosa y espectacular por todas las casas de los wagtailerianos. Y, si hay algo que les encanta a estos amigos es vivir increíbles misiones como cultivar una calabaza gigante para presentarla en el concurso del festival de la cosecha. Sin embargo, las cosas no salen como ellos creían porque no son capaces de transportarla, ¿qué plan se les ocurrirá para poder llevarla hasta el lugar?

Otra cosa que les encanta a Becca y su pandilla es jugar y, esta vez, es Sylvia quien se encarga de organizar los Juegos de Bosquelandia, pero ocurre algo espantoso y es que… ¡se le olvida inscribirse en las pruebas! En otro momento, todos los amigos se embarcan en la increíble aventura de buscar al visitante alienígena que se ha estrellado en el bosque, ¿serán capaces de encontrarle y reconocerle?

¡Esto no es todo! Se acerca el cumpleaños de Russell y a la ardillita se le ocurre pedir como regalo la nuez más grande del Bosque de Wagtail, así que la pandilla tiene que intentar encontrarla lo antes posible. Además, otro día, los vecinos del bosque descubren que Wagtail ha entrado en el concurso del Vecinbosque del Año, y Becca se pone manos a la obra para mostrar su lado más serio con el objetivo de ganar cueste lo que cueste, ¿conseguirán el premio al mejor bosque del año?

Lunes 6 a las 19.30h
Lunes a viernes a las 19.30h


Online at, parents and children can find out more about Becca y su pandilla and watch video clips from the series. Fans can like the official Nick Jr. España Facebook page for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips and more.

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Additional source: Google Translate.
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