Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rogelio Martinez Writes Scripts for Upcoming Nickelodeon Series

The award-winning playwright Rogelio Martinez has announced the exciting news that he recently wrote two scripts for an upcoming show on Nickelodeon! Little detail about which new Nick show the scripts are for is currently available.

Rogelio Martinez is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been workshopped and produced in theaters across the U.S. and abroad. He has just returned from Germany were a workshop of his play, Born In East Berlin, was performed at the Stasi Museum, Berlin in both English and German. The play is scheduled to be produced at the San Francisco Playhouse in February 2020.

Martinez’s play, Blind Date, was produced at the Goodman Theatre under the direction of Tony nominee Robert Falls. The play starred Tony Award winning actress Deanna Dunagan as Nancy Reagan. Her performance received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination. Blind Date was awarded an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. This is the second time his work has received an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Blind Date was one of only two plays awarded a Citation of Excellence by the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation.

Martinez is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Martinez is also the winner of a Princess Grace Award, and a Mid-Career Fellowship at the Lark Theater Company. In the past he has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, NEA/ TCG, and the James Hammerstein Award among others.

After being awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Science and Technology Initiative Grant by the Denver Center, Martinez went on to write When Tang Met Laika, a post Cold War space exploration play; which was subsequently produced by the Denver Center. This inspired Martinez to bring the Cold War itself on stage and write a three play cycle exploring the time period.

The first play in his Cold War trilogy is Ping Pong. The play is about U.S.-Chinese relations during the Nixon administration. It was presented at the Public Theatre as part of their Public Studio program and later published by Broadway Play Publishing.

Born in East Berlin, the second play, tackled the impact a Springsteen concert had on East Germans just prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The play was workshopped at the Atlantic Theater Company and has since been translated into Hungarian, Romanian, and German.

The trilogy’s conclusion is Blind Date. It was originally commissioned by the Denver Center Theater Company.

Martinez has been workshopped and commissioned by various theaters across the country including the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Atlantic Theater Company, Arden Theater, Asolo Repertory, and Ojai Theater Company, and many more. His plays include Illuminating Veronica, Arrivals and Departures, and All Eyes and Ears (all published by Broadway Play Publishing). His newest play is Come As You Are, a play with music. The play was commissioned by Shadowcatcher Productions and has received several developmental workshops.

For several years Martinez was a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages. He is an alumnus of New Dramatists.

As an advocate of the arts and an educator, Martinez has spoken before the Albany State legislature. He has worked with and mentored writers of all ages including high school kids. He teaches graduate level playwriting at Columbia University and undergraduate playwriting at NYU. In the summer of 2016, he travelled to Portugal where he taught a two-week playwriting workshop.

Martinez has been a guest editor for Clockworks Magazine. He was an actor in the film Exiles in New York, which played at the A.F.I Film Festival, South by South West, The Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Latin American International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba.

Martinez has written for children’s television and has just finished writing two scripts for an upcoming show on Nickelodeon.

Martinez has translated the work of both Mexican and Cuban playwrights.

Martinez was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba and came to the U.S. on the Mariel boatlift in 1980.

More Nick: Nick Announces Edits to the Nickelodeon Writing Program!

Originally published: Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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The Kalamazoo Wings to Host Nickelodeon Night Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturday, January 18, 2020

Kalamazoo, MI - The Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Club has announced the Turtley Awesome news that the professional ECHL ice hockey team will host a Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturday, January 18, 2020 when the Kalamazoo Wings face off against the Florida Everblades! Doors at 6:00 p.m., puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

Nickelodeon Night featuring SpongeBob SquarePants will see the Kalamazoo Wings sporting specialty SpongeBob SquarePants-themed jerseys, inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, which will be auctioned off following the game.

SpongeBob SquarePants himself will be at the game, and fans will have the chance to meet and greet the Nickelodeon superstar by purchasing the special Meet & Greet package. The package includes a pre-game private meet and greet and four white level tickets to the game. Non-meet and greet tickets are also available to purchase here.

Nickelodeon Night and More with the K-Wings | 103.3 KFR

Toni Lentini from the K-Wings joined us to talk about three exciting home games coming up this week. In fact, these are the only home games of January, 2020.

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SpongeBob SquarePants, which was recently greenlit for a 13th season, has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical which is now touring North America and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averages more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants is created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Nickelodeon's is currently in the midst of the network's "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of 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.

A CG-animated prequel spin-off series, Kamp Koral, following 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants during his summer at sleepaway camp, is also slated to premiere during Summer 2020.

THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon are slated to release SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, a remake of the much-loved video game, very soon.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

Originally published: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Additional source: WWMT.
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Nickelodeon USA to Premiere 'It's Pony' on Saturday, Jan. 18

Update (1/16/2020) - Nickelodeon will premiere It’s Pony on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT)!

Update (12/29) - Watch the first episode of It's Pony, "Plants!", here!:

Update - Below is Nickelodeon's official Press Release announcing the exciting news!:

Nickelodeon Debuts Brand-New Animated Series, It’s Pony, Saturday, Jan. 18
Rosario Dawson, Kal Penn and Bobby Moynihan Give Voices to the
Comedic Adventures of Unlikely but Loyal Best Friends

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December 09, 2019 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

LONDON--Life is more exciting, fun, and unpredictable with a pony, as seen in Nickelodeon’s new original animated 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) as Annie’s friend Brian; Rosario Dawson (Rent) as Annie’s school principal Ms. Ramiro; Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as the landlord Mr. Pancks; and Megan Hilty (Smash) as the too-obsessed-with-Pony friend Beatrice.

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 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.

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Joining the main cast are:

- Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh, Victorious) as the voice of Mrs. Dunscomb

- Grey Griffin (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, The Loud House, El Tigre, Wow Wow Wubbzy, As Told by Ginger, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Mighty B!, Rugrats, The Simpsons) as the voice of Henrietta

- John DiMaggio (Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House, Futurama, Adventure Time) as the voice of Dave the Sewer Worker and Tomatopalooza Judge

- Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as the voice of Dog.

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Nickelodeon USA will premiere the network's brand new animated series It's Pony on Saturday, Jan. 18! A pre-released episode will be available starting Wednesday, Dec. 25 on the Nick App, Nick On Demand, and YouTube.

It's Pony is an original 2D-animated buddy comedy that follows the life of an average girl, Annie, her (almost) average family and what happens when an excitable, unpredictable, loveable and talking pony comes to live with them in their city apartment. It's Pony is the first animated comedy series to be greenlit for the U.S. from Nickelodeon International. Created by Ant Blades, It's Pony (originally titled Pony) is based off a short of the same name from Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program. Nickelodeon greenlit the series for an initial 20-episodes in March 2018.

It's Pony follows Annie’s everyday life as a 9-year-old, from working at her parent’s city farm, located on their apartment balcony, homework, school friends and, most importantly, her friendship with Pony. Pony is Annie’s biggest cheerleader and best friend, although sometimes his optimism and enthusiasm lands the pair in unusual situations.

Ant Blades started his creative career writing and drawing for the cartoon strip Bewley. After his short stint as an animator, Blades worked for years in the digital creative industry before moving back to the animation field and setting up Birdbox, a studio that produces commercials, on-air spots and funny short films.

Nickelodeon’s International Animated Shorts Program is now a monthly themed outreach effort for original and funny content to fuel its dynamic development slate. Concepts for the program are received in all animation styles from 2D, digital 2D, stop motion, CG and mixed media. Finalists are provided with the necessary artistic and production support to help them complete their fully animated original, humor-based and character-driven short.

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.

From Animation Magazine:

A Horse, Of Course! Ant Blades Talks His New Nick Show ‘It’s Pony’

***This article originally ran in the February ‘20 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 297)***

Who doesn’t want a fun, impulsive and always adventurous pony in their life? Annie (voiced by Jessica DiCicco), the bright-eyed girl in the center of Nickelodeon’s new animated series It’s Pony, certainly knows that her life is so much better with her best friend, Pony (Josh Zuckerman) — but it also makes it more complicated because they live in a city! The new show also features the voices of Abe Benrubi, India de Beaufort, Kal Penn, Bobby Moynihan, Rosario Dawson, Mark Feuerstein and Megan Hilty.

It’s Pony was created by animation veteran Ant Blades of London-based Birdbox Studio. “I was trying to think of a good idea for a series and wanted it to be relatable and simple,” he tells us. “I was looking for an idea that had scope for a lot of craziness, but also room for heart and charm. A girl trying to look after her pony in the city sprang to mind. Especially if it wasn’t that easy. How would you cope with a horse in an elevator?”

Blades came up with the first sketches for the pilot back in 2013 for Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts call out. “That seems like a long time ago now,” he notes. “It hasn’t been solid since then, though. Step by step to where it is now.

The 2D animated series is produced in London at Blue Zoo studio, home of Paddington, Numberblocks and Digby Dragon. A team of about 70 people work on the series, and the animators use Toon Boom Harmony to produce it. “The aim was to create a visually unique style to try and make it feel more hand drawn, to steer away from some more common styles and push towards something that felt more tactile and rough,” notes Blades. “Pony himself benefits from line work that’s more untidy and energetic.”

It’s Complicated!

The creator says he loves Pony, but he thinks the show is the most relatable when we, as viewers, are put into Annie’s shoes. “Pony’s a horse… of course, it’s not easy. I love them most, not when they’re acting like ‘best buds forever’, but when she’s pushing his nose out of her cereal.”

Before diving into the world of Annie and Pony, Blades had been directing ads, idents and shorts at Birdbox for the past nine years. “The work was varied and allowed me to jump from project to project, which keeps things interesting for me,” he says. “I’ve always enjoyed making shorts and, if possible, making people laugh. One of the biggest challenges for me is transforming from a short-form guy into a longer-form guy, and adapting to the schedules and teams that come along with that.”

Blades actually started off studying civil engineering, because he didn’t realize that animation could be a career. “I’d always loved comic strips and cartoons, but thought I should get a ‘proper’ job. While studying though, I managed to get a cartoon strip in a national paper and that gave the confidence that I should try cartooning and animation professionally. I watched a lot of TV cartoons, but what really inspired me was the world of comic strips. Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes was huge for me. I remember reading a friend’s collection and being totally lost in the world. And it’s such a lovely world.”

He says he also watched every animated movie he could find. “The first one that really got me was Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., which is still my favorite, and has a huge heart just like Calvin and Hobbes. So maybe that’s what gets me.”

Now that he has seen his clever idea come to animated life after so many years of work and development, we had to ask him to dispense some valuable advice, right? And of course, he obliges. “There are so many platforms out there to be noticed now,” says Blades. “If you love making things move, then try and regularly put stuff out there. Offering advice is hard! Work hard? Try and keep the passion? Step away at times, so you remember what you love about animation in the first place!”

It’s Pony premieres on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Saturday, January 18. The show will bow internationally in April.


From Kidscreen:

Why Nick is ponying up a new series

For its first animated production made outside of the US for global audiences, Nickelodeon turned to a more grounded series, says Nick's Nina Hahn.

Saddle up: Kids ongoing love of ponies, and a desire to tell more realistic stories convinced Nickelodeon to board the soon-to-premiere It’s Pony.

Launching on Nick globally on January 18, the 2D-animated comedy show tracks the adventures of Annie and her talking pony. Nick released the first episode of the 20 x 22 minute show on YouTube on December 26, and it has racked up more than 600,000 views.

Talking horse aside, series creator Ant Blades wanted to make a show that rejected the over-the-top fantasy of shows like Adventure Time in favor of something that could speak more directly to kids, he said. And this resonated with Nick, according to Nina Hahn, Nickelodeon’s SVP of international production and development. Kids watch Nickelodeon to think, laugh and feel, and It’s Pony meets those demands by focusing on issues important to the network’s core audience.

“We want our stories to start from a place that’s authentic and real, and we got that with the characters’ relationships,” says Hahn. “We want to reflect kids’ worlds visually, while also talking about friendship risk, parents, family, growing up and all the things that are core to our audience.”

Designed and animated by London studio Blue Zoo, the series was originally submitted as a short in Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program and then picked up in 2018 as a full show called Pony. It’s Pony marks the first time Nickelodeon has picked up an animated production made outside of the US for international broadcast, says Hahn. The comedy series’ grounded setting gave it international potential, Hahn.

“This show’s focus on friendship speaks to our global audience,” says Hahn. “When we were preparing this show for international viewers we only had to make small changes, like the color of a school bus, to be sure the setting would be relevant for kids everywhere.”

The show’s reach is also helped by the fact that one of the leads is a pony, and ponies are having a moment with a stable full of content. This includes Little Airplane Productions and redknot’s 52 x 11-minute series The Dog & Pony Show; Netflix’s upcoming feature film Thelma the Unicorn (about a pony who becomes a unicorn); and of course, Hasbro’s long-running My Little Pony franchise, which is launching the new My Little Pony: Pony Life series in 2020 on Discovery Family and Discovery Family GO.

“From the outset, It’s Pony had a long-term vision for a story that was real, and focused on a single relationship,” says Hahn. “A show might be funny, but every piece of content we look at has to have a story, character and creator attached to it that can make it into 20 episodes if we’re to pick it up, and this project had that.”


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

Originally published: Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 18:21 GMT.

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'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1' Second Printing Sells Out; Third Printing Announced


January 16, 2020

BOOM! Studios Announces Third Printing of Pop Culture Sensation’s Premiere Issue in February 2020

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. and in partnership with IDW and Nickelodeon, announced today that the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 SECOND PRINTING main cover by Dan Mora has sold out at the distributor level! The all-new five-issue limited series event is written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil), illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), colored by Walter Baiamonte (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and lettered by Ed Dukeshire (The Red Mother).

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 THIRD PRINTING to arrive in comic shops on February 12, 2020, with brand new cover art by acclaimed illustrator and concept artist Ibrahem Swaid.

The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver – AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger – but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!

“What do you get when you throw the Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles together? An absolute joyride of a series full of banter, action, intrigue, and all your favorite characters from the worlds of both teams,” said Filip Sablik, President, Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “With a third printing in stores, fans who may have missed out on earlier printings will have the chance to start from the very beginning and discover the excitement of their childhood dreams come true!”

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 BLACK AND WHITE LIMITED EDITION will be available at local comic book shops on January 29, 2020. Also, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 SECOND PRINTING and MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 SECOND PRINTING will be available for sale exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) on February 5, 2020 or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios, including original graphic novels such as Saban’s Power Rangers: The Psycho Path, are available everywhere books are sold.

IDW’s extensive library of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novels – new stories tied into the Rise of the TMNT cartoon, remastered Eastman & Laird classics, IDW’s critically-acclaimed ongoing saga (now approaching its landmark 100th issue and available as the TMNT: The IDW Collection), and more – are available now at comic book shops and booksellers everywhere.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 was first released on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and will be followed by Part 2 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Part 3 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and Part 4 on Wednesday, March, 2020. Part 5, the final issue of the mini-series, is expected to arrive in April 2020.

More Nick: BOOM! Studios Announces 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 Black and White Limited Edition'!

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New Era Cap Company Unveils TMNT Cap Collection

COWABUNGA! The New Era Cap Company has partnered with Nickelodeon to unveil a pizza-box fresh line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hats!

The New Era x TMNT headwear collection pays homage to the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, with 13 cap designs featuring the Heroes in A Half-Shell - Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Splinter - along with their sensei Splinter and the villainous Shredder, Bebop and Krang, and the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles logo/wordmark upon black and green backgrounds. Hats in the collaboration are made either with 100% Cotton Woven or 100% Polyester (Woven), and are available in a variety of cap styles (9FIFTY (Snapback), 9TWENTY (Adjustable), and 59FIFTY (Fitted)) and sizes.

The New Era Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cap collection is available to purchase online now, with prices ranging from $23.99 to $36.99 USD.

The New Era x Rocket Power headwear collection follows New Era Cap previously teaming up with Nickelodeon to release retro Nickelodeon Collection in December 2017 which paid homage fan-favorite '90s Nick shows such as Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Double Dare, Rocko’s Modern Life, All That, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Nickelodeon's famous orange splat logo, and a Rocket Power collection in January 2019.

More Nick: Geocaching HQ and Nickelodeon Partner on Limited-Edition 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trackable Game Pieces!

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Mystery of the Hallway Gunk! 😖 Casagrandes Familia Sounds Ep. 104 | Nickelodeon

Mystery of the Hallway Gunk! 😖 Casagrandes Familia Sounds Ep. 104 | Nick

On this week’s episode, Ronnie Anne and Sid take you to school… THEIR school! Welcome to Cesar Chavez Academy, where you’ll meet their pals Casey, Sameer, Laird, and Nikki! But wait!! What’s that sticky stuff on the hallway floor? Can Ronnie Anne and friends solve the case of the mysterious gunk?! Listen to find out… and catch more of The Casagrandes, only on Nickelodeon!

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Episode 21 - King Of The Desert | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD

Episode 21 | My Dad The Rock Star | KEEP IT WEIRD


Rather than cancel the band field trip to a Jazz festival when the school bus falls apart, Willy convinces Rock and Skunk to chaperone the trip on the Zilla tour bus. When the tour bus breaks down in the middle of the desert, the band class separates into two warring factions -- one led by Rock, the other by Coach Fettle. When a mysterious stranger arrives to help rescue our heroes, things quickly turn sour, and Willy and his bandmates learn that teamwork may be their only chance. Back at the Zilla mansion, Serenity and Crystal use Rock’s absence as an excuse to discard an offensive lucky concert shirt – a feat that turns out to be much harder than expected.

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Bubble Guppies Weather Song Sing Along 🌦️ Nick Jr.

Bubble Guppies Weather Song Sing Along 🌦️ Nick Jr.

Do you love the Bubble Guppies? Do you love music? Let's sing along with Molly, Gil, Nonny, Goby and the rest of the Bubble Guppies as they sing about all the different types of weather! You can find more of your favorite shows weekday mornings on Nickelodeon, and everywhere you find Nick Jr.

More Nick: Nickelodeon to Premiere 'The Adventures of Paddington' on Monday, January 20, 2020!

Kids can watch their favorite Nick Jr. shows weekdays on Nickelodeon and all week long on the Nick Jr. channel:

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play.

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, including Nick Jr. Draw and Play and Nick Jr. Let’s Learn!

Watch more Nick Jr. everyday for FREE on Nick Jr. Pluto TV!

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Ava & Lily Rehearse 👯‍♀️ What If I Never Get Over You by Lady Antebellum | America's Most Musical Family

Ava & Lily Rehearse 👯‍♀️ What If I Never Get Over You by Lady Antebellum

Ava & Lily rehearse their round-winning performance of "What If I Never Get Over You" by Lady Antelbellum in their hotel room! They explain their artistic process and what makes them such a special duo. And check out more Practice Makes Perfects from America's Most Musical Family!

America’s Most Musical Family is a one-of-a-kind music competition series that will see 30 talented and diverse family bands performing in all genres take center stage in front of celebrity judges Grammy Award-winning global superstar Ciara, digital media sensation David Dobrik, pop icon and Broadway star Debbie Gibson and show host, singer and television personality Nick Lachey to compete for a recording contract with Republic Records and the chance to win a $250,000 cash prize in partnership with Capri Sun 100% Juice. Bands taking part range from a father/daughter duo, sibling groups and a 12-member multigenerational brass ensemble. The bands will battle it out over the course of 12 hour-long episodes and one half-hour special.

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More Nick: Comedian/Writer Adam Conover Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's 'The Crystal Maze', Premiering Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!
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Top 5 The Amanda Show Commercials | NickRewind

Top 5 The Amanda Show Commercials | NickRewind

Meatloaf Crunch, Pass The Skunk, Little Crazy Hat Man, Popper Pants and Homework Hut are the reason we are the way we are now.

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Mutt & Stuff | Wag Your Tail Song

Mutt & Stuff - Wag Your Tail Song

Gabby Groomer (Raini Rodriguez) sings "Wag Your Tail" at Mutt & Stuff!

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From the minds of Sid & Marty Krofft and Bradley Zweig. Mutt & Stuff is a preschool show that follows Calvin Millan (Son of Cesar Millan "The Dog Whisperer") who runs his Dad's wacky and whimsical school just for dogs! Assisted by his larger than life yellow dog, Stuff, and an ensemble of unique guest stars, Calvin teaches the dogs about managing emotions, building personal awareness, developing social skills, and respecting the bond between dogs and humans.

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'Theranos Boot' | Trailer + Sneak Peeks | Henry Danger | Nickelodeon

Enter a parallel dimension where everyone looks the same, but acts like cats. When our heroes steal a priceless boot, they cause an inter-dimensional disaster! The final season of Henry Danger continues with "Theranos Boot", premiering Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by an all new All That at 8:30, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the super trailer below - you'll love it more than cats love laser pointers!:

In the all new Henry Danger episode "Theranos Boot", Henry (Jace Norman) and the other kids destroy Ray's prized movie prop, The Theranos Boot; to replace it, Henry and Jasper (Sean Ryan Fox) travel to an alternate universe Man Cave using Bill Evil's interdimensional transporter and steal their Theranos Boot before Ray (Cooper Barnes) finds out. (#532)

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Originally published: Sunday, January 12, 2020
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ViacomCBS Sets Ad Sales Roster Under Jo Ann Ross; Clarifies New Titles And Some Exits

About a month and a half after the close of the Viacom-CBS merger, the combined company has finalized the roster of advertising sales executives reporting up to Jo Ann Ross.

Last October, Ross was confirmed as the head of sales for the combined company, following a 27-year stretch at CBS, the latter half of which coincided with the flagship broadcast network’s rise to dominance.

While the announcement last fall about her promotion meant longtime Viacom sales chief Sean Moran was among the executives to depart, six additional departures have been revealed. Several of those remaining in the fold also have new titles and roles.

What follows is an overview of the newly configured ranks, according to insiders at ViacomCBS, who conveyed the news to employees on Wednesday afternoon.

John Bogusz will remain Executive Vice President (EVP) of Sports Sales and Marketing, CBS Network Sales, overseeing sales for sports across the CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network.

Louis Carr will continue as President, Media Sales, BET, responsible for linear and digital advertising sales and integrated marketing for BET, reporting to both Ross and BET President Scott Mills.

Steve Ellis will continue as EVP of Ad Strategy and Business Development, ViacomCBS.

David Lawenda, previously EVP, Digital Sales and Sales Strategy at CBS, will become EVP Sales, Digital Video & Interactive, ViacomCBS. He will be responsible for digital video and branded content across all ViacomCBS platforms as well as social influencer sales, also overseeing sales at Pluto TV in coordination with its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tom Ryan. He will report to Ross and John Halley, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ad Revenue and EVP, AMS at ViacomCBS. Rich Calacci, chief revenue officer at Pluto, will exit the company amid that transition.

Dave Morris, previously EVP, Advanced Advertising and Client Partnerships, CBS, is becoming EVP, Chief Client Officer, ViacomCBS. His focus will be on the company’s entire portfolio of assets and delivering a unified sales strategy for its top 50 key clients.

Karen Phillips, previously EVP, Ad Solutions, Viacom, will be EVP, Convergent Sales, ViacomCBS. She will be responsible for multi-platform sales across ViacomCBS cable brands, including Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, CMT, TV Land, Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel.

Linda Rene will continue as EVP, Primetime Sales and Innovation, CBS Network Sales. She will be responsible for primetime sales, including branded entertainment and client supplied programming, and continue to lead the Eye Max team, focusing on branded entertainment partnerships and synergies.

Chris Simon will continue in his role as EVP, Network Sales, CBS Television Network, overseeing client partnerships and linear sales transactions as well as CBS’ sales offices in Chicago, Detroit and LA.

In addition to Pluto’s Calacci, five others are departing the company. That list includes Viacom’s EVP of Ad Solutions, Valerie Bischak; Smithsonian Channel Senior Vice President (SVP) Mary Ellen Bottone; Pop TV EVP of Ad Sales Michael DuPont; Viacom EVP of Advanced Advertising Bryson Gordon; and David Paschkes, EVP and Managing Director of CBS Experiences.

Halley’s new role will give him oversight of commercial and business operations for the unified ad team, as well as ViacomCBS’ portfolio of differentiated advanced advertising and marketing solutions across linear, digital and social. Russ Behrman, Executive Vice President, Sales Strategy, Planning and Administration; Mike Dean, SVP, Advanced Advertising and Automation; and Dario Spina, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Viacom Velocity, will all report to Halley. Spina will also report to Ross.

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'America's Funniest Pets' - Could Nickelodeon Be Producing a New Reality Series for Pets?

Nickelodeon could be in the midst of producing a brand new reality series for pets!

Currently titled America's Funniest Pets, the show is billed as "a hilarious new pet variety show from a major kids network!" that aims to put "you and your pet center stage"!

Whilst its currently unconfirmed that America's Funniest Pets is being made for Nickelodeon, there are a lot of suggestions from the casting call that suggests that it will be a Nickelodeon show.

In addition to the aforementioned "from a major kids network", the audition post for reveals that America's Funniest Pets is being produced by Fremantle, who have previously teamed up with Nickelodeon for the network's Double Dare revival. The production company also produces America's Got Talent.

While simply mentioning that America's Funniest Pets is "from the producers of of Double Dare and America's Got Talent" confirms that the show is for Nick, there is another clue that it is a Nick show: the format. Unveiled last year, a big part of Nickelodeon's new content output is programming that focuses on co-viewing amongst kids and parents, which has included the reimagined Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, musical reality competition series America's Most Musical Family and revival of the network's iconic All That sketch series, and upcoming new British family game show The Crystal Maze, premiering Friday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. on Nickelodeon USA.

One final clue that America's Funniest Pets will be a Nickelodeon show is that MysticArt Pictures is handling casting for the series. MysticArt Pictures previously produced Paradise Run for Nickelodeon.

America's Funniest Pets is currently being shot in Los Angeles, California, and is slated to wrap in February 2020.

Below is MysticArt Pictures' official casting call for America's Funniest Pets in full!:


From the producers of of 'Double Dare' and 'America's Got Talent' comes a new talent show that puts you and your pet center stage!

Does your furry (or feathery/scaly/slimy) friend have a wildly unique act that you are ready to show America?

We are searching Southern California for the most ridiculous, one-of-a-kind, and laugh-out-loud pet tricks and acts!

From cats and dogs, to birds and farm animals...all entertaining pets are welcome! Family members invovled in the act, too?! Amazing!


Please be advised that you must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered to participate in the television project currently entitled “Untitled Pet Variety Show". In the event that there is more than one participant, each member of your group must complete their own application.

Participants must be United States citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.
Participants must not be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become one until at least one (1) year after the initial exhibition of the final episode of the Program in which they appear (if any).

All eligibility determinations shall be made by Producer in its sole discretion and are final and binding in all respects. Producer reserves the right to add to, change or modify the eligibility requirements at any time.


  • Parents or legal guardians must apply on behalf of participants under the age of 18.
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by one parent/legal guardian.
  • Prospective participants and parents/legal guardians of all prospective participants under the age of 18 must complete this application prior to consideration, and may be asked to sign additional casting application and release materials.
  • Participants (and parents or legal guardians of participants under 18) must be available to shoot in Los Angeles, CA for approximately one day in January/February 2020
  • Participants must voluntarily submit to a background check (if requested).
  • If you (and/or your child/ward, as applicable) are selected as a potential participant you (and/or your child/ward, as applicable) must execute waivers and release agreements required by Producer or any of its licensees, successors or assigns.
  • You must be able to show that your animal(s) have appropriate immunization papers and/or other documentation with respect to the animal as required by Producer in its sole discretion.
Parents, to apply for your child, click "LOGIN TO APPLY" below! To be considered, potential contestants must have a complete application and release. Parents/legal guardians must complete the application/release in representation of their child.

Parents/legal guardians, if you are completing an application/release for more than one contestant, you must create a SEPARATE profile with for EACH contestant you are applying on behalf of utilizing different email addresses.


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

Originally published: Thursday, January 16, 2020.
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