Monday, February 07, 2022

2022 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Events, Movies, Episodes, Games and More

With lots of brand-new shows and tons of brand-new episodes, 2022 is set to be another epic year on Nickelodeon! Check out Nickelodeon's upcoming highlights below!

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Expected: March 2022
Where: Paramount+

Combining live-action and animation, the 13-episode first season of The Fairly OddParents will pick up years after the original series ended and follow Timmy Turner’s cousin, Vivian “Viv” Turner, and her new stepbrother, Roy Ragland, as they navigate life in Dimmsdale with the help of their fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo. Production on the series commenced in Los Angeles during summer 2021. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Studios and Paramount+.

In The Fairly OddParents, Ty Turner uproots his life to reunite with his high school sweetheart, Rachel Ragland, in the town of Dimmsdale, thrusting his cautious 13-year-old daughter, Viv, into a new world where she does not fit in. Once there, her cousin, Timmy, entrusts his fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, to help her adjust by taking her under their wings. Witnessing the fairy transfer take place, Viv’s new stepbrother, Roy, also inherits them and the two siblings must come together to overcome the obstacles in their path, all with the help from their new wand-wielding and wish-granting fairy godparents.

Stepping into the world of Dimmsdale is Audrey Grace Marshall (The Flight Attendant) as Vivian “Viv” Turner; Tyler Wladis (Single Parents) as Roy Ragland; Laura Bell Bundy (Perfect Harmony) as Roy’s mom, Rachel Ragland; Ryan-James Hatanaka (Nancy Drew) as Viv’s dad, Ty Turner; and Imogen Cohen as their friend, Zina Zacarias.  Original voice cast members Susanne Blakeslee and Daran Norris return to voice the iconic fairy godparents, Wanda and Cosmo, respectively. [more info]

Premieres: Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Where to Watch: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon’s new live-action buddy comedy series Warped! is set to premiere Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show follows two employees of a popular comic book shop, Warped!, who learn to embrace their differences, become best friends and set off to create the world’s greatest graphic novel. The series was announced during Nickelodeon's Upfront 2021 presentation.

In Warped!, Milo (Anton Starkman), the beloved head geek at a popular strip-mall comic book shop, Warped!, finds his world disrupted when his boss hires a new employee. With the quirky and excitable Ruby (Kate Godfrey, All That) now on the payroll, the two form an unlikely alliance to create the world’s greatest graphic novel.  Joining them in their adventures are Darby (Ariana Molkara, Septembers of Shiraz), a smart and fashion-forward friend who is always there to lend a hand, and Hurley (Christopher Martinez, Timmy Failure), a neighboring pizza shop employee who spends his time coming up with brilliant culinary creations. Kevin Smith, creator of the Clerks franchise plus MallratsRed StateTusk, and Jay and Silent Bob will also guest star on the series[more info]

Expected: TBD
Where: Paramount+

Nickelodeon's beloved Latina heroine is returning with a brand new live-action series! Not much is currently known about the show, however, it'll be aimed at kids 6-11, and will be in the vein of the 2019 live-action feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which follows an older Dora! [more info]

Expected: TBD
Where: HBO Max

The Garcias return in a brand new revival series!

The new iteration finds the Garcia children grown up and gathering with their parents for a three-month summer vacation in a luxury home by the beach. It is a slice of life of an American family that just happens to be Latino.

The six core original cast members will reprise their roles: Ada Maris (Nurses) and Carlos Lacamara (Nurses) are returning in their roles as parents Sonia and Ray Garcia. Alvin Alvarez, Jeffrey Licon and Bobby Gonzalez are back as brothers Larry, Carlos and George, as is Vaneza Pitynski as sister Lorena. John Leguizamo was also featured as the narrator and the voice of the adult Larry Garcia, but it's unclear at this time if he'll be involved in The Garcias.

New cast members joining the series are Oliver Alexander as Max Garcia, Nitzia Chama as Ana Garcia, Maeve Garay as Victoria Garcia, Elsha Kim as Yunjin Huh Garcia, Ayva Severy as Andrea Huh Garcia, and Trinity Jo-Li Bliss as Alexa Huh Garcia. [more info]

The series will be an authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender reimagined as a live-action adventure. Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Alongside Kim, Rideback's Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) serve as executive producers as well as Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story). Goi, Roseanne Liang (also a co-executive producer), Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson direct.

Headlining cast include: Gordon Cormier as Avatar Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Air Nomad monk Gyatso, Ken Leung as Commander Zhao of the Fire Nation, Elizabeth Yu as Princess Azula, Maria Zhang as Suki, Tamlyn Tomita as Yukari, Yvonne Chapman as Avatar Kyoshi, and Casey Camp-Horinek as Gran Gran. [more info]

New Animated Shows:

Platform: Paramount+

The misadventures of Big Nate are coming to Paramount+. The all-new animated series from Nickelodeon Animation Studio is based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Set to debut early next year on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Canada, and Australia, the eponymous 26-episode series follows Nate, a precocious 11-year-old boy, and his best friends as they navigate sixth grade with humor and style.

Paramount+’s Big Nate animated series will feature brand-new original storylines centered on Nate, a sixth-grade kid who has a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world. Whether he’s dealing with disasters at home or detention at school, Nate Wright is no stranger to a challenge. Luckily, he’s able to express himself through the world of cartoons that he creates. Charming, mischievous and a magnet for misadventure – trouble is always fun when Nate is around.

The stellar lineup of actors lending their voice talent to the beloved characters of BIG NATE include: Ben Giroux as Nate Wright, Dove Cameron as Ellen Wright, Rob Delaney as Martin Wright, Bryce Charles as Dee Dee Holloway, Daniel Cohen as Francis Pope, Arnie Pantoja as Teddy Ortiz, Charlie Schlatter as Chad Applewhite, Kevin Michael Richardson as Principal Nichols, and Carolyn Hennesy as Mrs. Godfrey.

Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) will publish a new graphic novel series based on the upcoming Big Nate animated television series, with the first book slated for release on August 25, 2022. [full info]

Expected: 2022
Where: Nickelodeon
Formally Titled: ZJ Sparkleton

This buddy comedy, produced by Nelvana, follows quirky 10-year-old vlogger Ruby and her space alien best friend ZJ Sparkleton. Along with their pal Earl, a talking con-man squirrel, Ruby teaches ZJ about her version of Earth, while ZJ learns to control his unpredictable powers.

Expected: TBD
Where: Nickelodeon

The adventures of a 10-year-old girl dreaming of knighthood will soon unfold on Nickelodeon!

Max & the Midknights (20 episodes) follows a determined 10-year-old girl named Max, who pursues her dream of becoming a knight by leading her friends on an epic adventure in the fantastical medieval kingdom of Byjovia. The series is based on the best-selling children’s book series written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce.

As a small girl with big ideas in the Middle Ages, Max will defy the status quo, fight for justice, and inspire everyone she meets with her feisty and fearless leadership.  Not only will Max and the Midknights battle sword-wielding zombies, duel a malevolent sorceress, and tame a fire-breathing dragon, they'll also have loads of fun, forge lasting bonds of friendship, and push each other to be braver and bolder versions of themselves.  Clever, kind, and seriously sassy, Max is always ready to lend a hand -- or a sword -- whenever anyone needs help.

The greenlight marks Nickelodeon’s second series based off the beloved works from Peirce, following Big Nate. The series will be produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. [full info]

Expected: TBD
Where: Nickelodeon

The hijinks of best friends Rock, Paper and Scissors will soon unfold on Nickelodeon!

Rock, Paper, Scissors (20 episodes) brings the iconic childhood game to life! This character-driven comedy follows the hilarious shenanigans of roommates Rock, Paper, and Scissors on their hijinks and ridiculous adventures. Rock, the moral compass of the group, is always struggling at his dream of becoming a model; Paper is an inventor and the brains of the group (if by “brains” you mean “making stuff that’s always blowing up”); and Scissors is the wannabe cool guy whose ego brings an endless fountain of chaos to these three friends. No matter how much they compete and mess with each other, at the end of the day, they will always bond over their shared love of one thing: wacky nonsense.

Rock, Paper, Scissors is created and executive produced by Kyle Stegina (Robot Chicken) and Josh Lehrman (Robot Chicken). Bob Boyle (The Fairly OddParents) and Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) serve as executive producers. Development is overseen for Nickelodeon by Kari Kim, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation, and Daniel Wineman, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation. The series, the first short picked up for series from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program, is being produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank. [full info]

Premieres: TBD
Where: Nickelodeon

The new series follows fan-favorite characters Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, and Frankie Stein as they navigate the hilarity of high school in the hallowed halls of Monster High. The show, which will be available globally across Nickelodeon platforms, is scheduled to premiere in 2022.

Expected: 2022
Where: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon and Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) announced in February that have partnered to co-produce an original animated Transformers series (26 half-hour episodes), based on the iconic global property. In the action-comedy series, a new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family that adopts them. The series will premiere exclusively on Nickelodeon in the U.S. in 2022 before rolling out internationally.

The all-new animated Transformers series is executive produced by Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots) and developed and co-executive produced by Dale Malinowski (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series is developed for television by Spinelli and Dana Vasquez-Eberhardt, Senior Director, Current Series and Development, Animation. Production will be overseen for Nickelodeon by Conrad Montgomery, Vice President, Current Series, Animation and for eOne by Mikiel Houser, Director of TV Development. The series is being animated by Icon Creative Studio in Canada.

Expected: TBD
Where: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has struck a multiplatform deal with James Corden and Ben Winston, and their production company Fulwell 73, to produce an animated movie and TV series, based on the recently released children’s book title, Real Pigeons Fight Crime. The movie and TV series are being developed to air on all Nickelodeon platforms. [full info]

Expected: TBA
Where: TBA

Nickelodeon has reportedly won the rights in a competitive situation to Dana Simpson’s comic strip Phoebe and Her Unicorn, a property that the ViacomCBS studio is eyeing as a multi-platform franchise across an TV animated series, movies and more. The final deal points are still to be announced.

Phoebe and her Unicorn follows 9-year-old Phoebe Howell, a girl in the fourth grade, who deals with childhood challenges alongside her unicorn Marigold, friend Max and enemy Dakota. Phoebe meets Marigold after skipping a rock across a pond, accidentally hitting the unicorn in the face. Freed from her own reflection, the unicorn—named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils—gives Phoebe one wish, which she decides to use by making the unicorn her best friend. Marigold has magical powers, i.e. she can divert or redirect rain and send text messages and broadcast a Wi-Fi hotspot through her horn. Her most highly coveted power though is her “Shield of Boringness” spell, which causes humans to view her as nothing out of the ordinary and allows her to interact with them on a daily basis. [more info]

Expected: TBD

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, sometime in the future! 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.

Expected: TBA
Where: Multiple platforms

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. [more info]

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. [more info]

Ren & Stimpy Reboot
Expected: TBA
Where to Watch: Comedy Central

Hold on to your Gritty Kitty Litter - Ren & Stimpy are returning in a new Comedy Central series! Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Not much is currently known about the project, however, it's being animated by Awesome Inc, and Billy West is slated to reprise his roles.

New Preschool Series

Expected: 2022
Where: Nickelodeon

Herbivore social media sensation The Tiny Chef is bringing his culinary adventures to Nickelodeon in a brand-new series. The Tiny Chef Show (working title) will follow the talented chef as he whips up tasty ‘weshipees’ and the world’s tiniest plant-based dishes from his tree-stump home.

Produced in association with Imagine Kids+Family, Tiny Chef Productions, and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series will premiere on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S., as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally. [more info]

Expected: 2023
Where: Nickelodeon

Building off the beloved franchise's global success, Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment have announced a new PAW Patrol television series spin-off for one of the main pups set to debut in 2023. [more info]

Premieres: 2022
Where: Nickelodeon
Formally Titled: The Hamster Show

This series, produced by Nelvana, follows a motley crew of hamsters, the heroic protectors of their 8-year-old owner Harry, who they mistake as their King and beloved ruler of their elaborate colorful-tubed kingdom.

New Movies:

Premieres: TBD
Where: In theaters

Earlier this year, Nickelodeon announced the launch of Avatar Studios, a newly formed division designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the beloved world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are helming the studio as co-chief creative officers, reporting to Ramsey Naito, President of Animation, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. The Studio’s output will bow on platforms including Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on-demand service; on Nickelodeon’s own linear and digital platforms; as well as on third-party platforms and in theaters.

The first project from Avatar Studios is slated as an animated theatrical film set to begin production this year. Not much is currently known about the movie, however, the Studio is reportedly creating a new animation style for the projects. [more info]

Expected: Mid-2022
Where: Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is commemorating 25 years of its groundbreaking animated series Blue’s Clues with the greenlight of a brand-new, original movie that will follow Josh and Blue as they head to New York City to audition for a big Broadway musical, Rainbow Puppies. [more info]

Premieres: June 2022
Where: Nickelodeon

Monster High follows Clawdeen Wolf, who was born half human and half werewolf, after she arrives at her new school, Monster High. She quickly makes friends with her classmates Frankie Stein and Draculaura, and for the first time in her life, Clawdeen feels like she has finally found a place where she fits in and can truly be herself, despite keeping her human half a secret. When a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her real identity, Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart and find a way to save the day. [full info]

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Expected: 2022
Where: Netflix

Based on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon's 2D-animated follow up to the network's CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie picks up the turtles when a mysterious stranger arrives from the future with a dire warning. Leo is forced to rise and lead his brothers, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey in a fight to save the world from a terrifying alien species…the Krang! [full info]

Expected: TBD
Where: TBD

As part of Nickelodeon's effort's to expand the SpongeBob Universe, the network is producing a spin-off movie based on Sandy Cheeks, one of SpongeBob's close friends! Not much is currently known about the film, however, it will feature CG-animated and live-action scenes. The main SpongeBob series won't go on a production hiatus whilst the movie is in production, unlike the show's first two theatricals. Nickelodeon plans to eventually have a spin-off series or movie for each of the main cast.

It's currently unknown whether The Sandy Cheeks Movie is being made for a theatrical release, a linear TV premiere or a streaming service such as Paramount+. Nickelodeon's last SpongeBob Movie, Sponge on the Run was originally slated for theaters, however, ViacomCBS moved the film to Paramount+ due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. [more info]

Expected: Late-2022
Where: Paramount+

Co-produced by Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, Fantasy Football tells the story of 15-year-old Carmen Coleman (Marsai Martin, Black-ish), who discovers she can control her professional football player dad’s prowess on the field through her video game. Production is set to begin in early 2022. [full info]

Expected: Late-2022
Where: Paramount+

Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films are co-producing Hush Hush, a film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling young adult (YA) novels by Becca Fitzpatrick. Hush Hush follows 16-year-old high school student Nora Grey, who befriends new student, Patch, and finds herself drawn to his brooding charm against her better judgment. As Nora starts seeking answers about who Patch really is, she unwittingly gets caught in the crosshairs of an ancient battle between fallen angels and the immortal -- a struggle that comes to threaten her life and reveals a shocking secret about her own identity. [full info]

Premieres: August 11, 2023
Where: In theaters

The world’s most fearsome fighting team began as a joke in 1983, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had serious success ever since. Countless comic books, television shows, films, and video games have shown the group’s lasting appeal. So it’s no surprise they’re gearing up for another big screen adventure. Nickelodeon is teaming up with Seth Rogen on an all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Nickelodeon first announced it is partnering with Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver to develop a new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in June 2020. It will also be Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first-ever CG theatrical release. Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) will direct. Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising) will write the script. Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President Ramsey Naito will lead the production for Nickelodeon, alongside Point Grey Pictures’s Josh Fagen. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film globally.

The new movie will arrive in theatres on August 11, 2023.

Plot details for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remain under wraps, but Rogen previously revealed that the film will use the "teenage" part of the title as the "jumping off point for the film." [more info]

Premieres: October 13, 2023
Where: In theaters

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups' archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it's too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference. [full info]

Premieres: TBA
Where: TBA

Nickelodeon’s fin-credible world of Baby Shark is getting bigger with the development of a brand-new original animated movie, further expanding one of the most popular properties in the world. The as-yet-untitled movie will be co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong. [more info]

Expected: TBA
Where: In theaters

Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) is going to voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating comic strip cat Garfield in a new animated movie.

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson’s Alcon Entertainment is behind the new still-untitled Garfield, which has been picked up for worldwide (excluding China) release by Sony Pictures. The script written by Oscar nominee David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) is being directed by Mark Dindal (Wonder Park, Chicken Little). Plot details are still to be announced.

The new Garfield film has been in development since late 2018, before Nickelodeon acquired the Garfield franchise in August 2019. [more info]

Expected: TBA
Where: In theaters

Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) and his brother Casey (Impractical Jokers) are reportedly working on a brand new live-action Untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film for Paramount Pictures.

Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker are on as producers. Like the past two installments, plot details are being kept under wraps outside of the film revolving around everyone’s favorite pizza-eating, nunchuck-swinging life-sized turtles. But the film will revolve around the martial arts master superhero turtles in their fight against the evil Shredder and their love of pizza. [more info]

New Specials & Tentpole Events:

Premiering: Sunday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Where: Nickelodeon

CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are getting kids and families into the game with a special slime-filled presentation of the National Football League’s Wild Card game on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will showcase one-of-a-kind kid-focused content and Nick-themed elements throughout, including a special halftime presentation, guest reporters, original on-field graphics, virtual filters, and more for kids and families.

Following the success of last season’s Sports Emmy Award-winning production, the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon returns with CBS Sports’ analyst and former NFL star Nate Burleson, play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (That Girl Lay Lay, All That) reprising their roles in the booth, while Nick star Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan) makes his sideline reporting debut.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will be streamed via the NFL app on mobile for free. The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will air alongside CBS Sports’ coverage of the game, which will be available on The CBS Television Network. CBS Sports’ telecast will also be streamed across digital devices via Paramount+, the CBS Sports app, NFL digital properties, and on mobile on the participating teams’ mobile properties and Yahoo Sports. serves as the official online destination for NFL Slimetime and the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon, helping to educate kids on football basics and entertain them with a variety of NFL-themed content leading up to and during the Wild Card game. Kids can engage with quizzes, polls, fun facts, info galleries, football-themed short-form videos, weekly printables and more. Fans can also enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win fun prizes including a trip to the Wild Card game along with a game day experience! [full info]

Where: Nickelodeon

The Daytime Emmy® Award-nominated Kid of the Year TV special, produced by TIME Studios, will return on Nickelodeon in early 2022 to spotlight the top finalists from TIME, TIME for Kids and Nickelodeon's search for extraordinary young leaders who are making amazing and admirable contributions in a range of fields, including social justice, science, education and more.

Nickelodeon’s TV special--executive produced by Trevor Noah (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), who also served as host in 2020--will highlight five honorees, with one outstanding kid ultimately being recognized as TIME Kid of the Year, and featured on the cover of TIME and in additional coverage in TIME For Kids.

Each of the finalists will receive funds to further their respective causes and serve as a TIME For Kids Kid Reporter, with exclusive access to a Nickelodeon event. For official submission rules and additional information about the initiative, visit [full info]

Where: Nickelodeon

Not much is currently known about Kids' Choice Awards 2022, including how it'll be staged due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. We do know two things, though: that it'll be hosted by a big star, and that it'll have gallons of slime!

Nickelodeon Games:

Format: Board Game
Released: Summer 2022

Avatar Legends: The RPG takes the world you know and love and lets you and your friends shape it with your heroic efforts. Make a character from one of several archetypes inspired by fan-favorite heroes and explore the four nations through different eras and conflicts to experience the world like you’ve never seen it before.

Developed by Magpie Games, the RPG project will allow players to fulfill their dream of exploring the Four Nations and bringing balance to the world, be they a bender or not. In addition, Avatar Legends will also give players the resources for making adventures set in different eras of the Avatar universe, such as Kyoshi’s Era or the middle of the Hundred Year War Era. The RPG universe will also feature some famous character as mentors to the player — and, yes, that includes Uncle Iroh.

Featuring custom mechanics for adventuring, bending, and finding your way in the world. Every conflict you encounter will help you determine who you are and who you want to become. Fortunately, you won’t be alone. Lean on your friends and fellow heroes on this journey and you may even save the world!

Format: Mobile Game (App)
Released: January 2022

Square Enix has announced plans for a brand new mobile game inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender!

The new Avatar game is being developed by Square Enix London Mobile, Square Enix's new London-based studio with a focus on developing high-quality, free-to-play mobile games, and Navigator Games, another mobile games studio.

We don't yet know what the gameplay will look like for the Avatar game. However, Navigator Games' last project, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, was a turn-based fantasy RPG.

Format: Console and PC Game
Released: 2022

Sweet, sweet victory! SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is coming soon to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch!

Everyone's favorite Sponge is back, but this time Patrick is a balloon! Don one of many cosmic costumes and traverse the colorful Wishworlds in search of your missing Bikini Bottom friends. Everybody do the cosmic shake!

Format: Consoles and PC Game
Released: 2022

Publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games in partnership with Nickelodeon have announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge for PC and consoles, a classically informed side scrolling beat-em-up directly inspired by classic TMNT games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time. A release date has yet to be announced.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge reunites Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello to kick shell in a beautifully realized pixel art world invoking the turtles’ classic 1987 design.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge’s lively battles are backed by original music from Tee Lopes.
Inspired by the Turtles’ iconic 1987 design, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge brings New York City’s most righteous ninjas to life with gorgeous pixel art that’d look right at home in your favorite retro arcade. From showdowns with infamous rivals like Bebop and Rocksteady to returns to signature locales like Dimension X, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a bodacious celebration of classic TMNT beat-em-ups with its own modern touches.

Format: Mobile Game for Apple Arcade
Released: January 21, 2022

Nickelodeon is set to release Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis, a brand new family-friendly mobile game that brings together characters from every corner of the Nickelodeon Universe to compete in a tennis tournament on Apple Arcade, Apple's subscription-based gaming service, very soon!

Nickelodeon characters featured in the game include SpongeBob SquarePants, Garfield, retro Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Angelica from classic Rugrats, CatDog, Arnold and Helga from Hey Arnold!, Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life, Invader ZIM, and Danny Phantom.

A multiplayer mode pits players against each other against Nickelodeon-themed backdrops like Bikini Bottom, ZIM's secret base, and the TMNT rooftops, and there is also a single-player story mode where players are tasked with advancing through unique challenges for each character. Players can also earn outfits and rackets to customize their characters. Fans are sure to love this game!

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis will be available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. No specific release date has been shared yet for the game, but Apple Arcade subscribers can sign up to be notified when the game becomes available by tapping on the "Notify Me" button in the game's listing on the App Store.

Format: Console and PC Game
Released: 2022

Outright Games and™ have announced the brand new video game Ryan’s Rescue Squad coming to consoles and PC in 2022, from global kids phenomenon ‘Ryan’s World’ whose YouTube channels receive over 1 billion views per month from over 48 million subscribers.

In this side-scrolling platform adventure, featuring 2-player local co-op travel across slime-filled planets to rescue Ryan’s friends who have been captured by the evil Dark Titan and his wicked allies Robo Combo and Packrat!

Ryan’s Rescue Squad will be released next year on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox Series X, XBox One and PC.

Live Stage Shows, Events, Festivals and Tours:

Rescheduled JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour
Starting: Early 2022

After having to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will be going back on the road during early 2022! Visit for up-to-date tour information and tickets!

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

After having to be postponed due to the on-going COVID-19 health emergency, PAW Patrol Live! will once again be hitting the road in 2022!

The PAW Patrol Live tour are set to start touring again, from Spring 2022 ("The Great Pirate Adventure") in the U.S., and internationally, including in the UK during summer 2022Sweden during Spring 2022 and Australia from April 2022.

For tour schedules and tickets, visit

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!

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!

New Seasons & Episodes:

- Danger Force: season 2 (continued)
- NFL Slimetime
- iCarly: season 2
- Nick News
- Side Hustle: season 2 (continued)
- Tyler Perry's Young Dylan: season 3
- Star Trek: Prodigy: season 1 (continued), season 2
It's Pony: season 1 (continued), season 2
SpongeBob SquarePants: season 13 (continued)
The Loud House: season 5 (continued), season 6
The Casagrandes: season 3
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks: season 5 (continued)
- Rugrats: season 1 (continued), season 2
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years: season 1 (continued), season 2
- The Patrick Star Show: season 1 (continued)
- Middlemost Post: season 1 (continued)
- The Smurfs: season 1 (continued), season 2
Baby Shark’s Big Show!: season 1 (continued), season 2
Santiago of the Seas: season 2
PAW Patrol: season 8 (continued), season 9 (including new three themes, including "Rescue Knights")
Blaze and the Monster Machines: season 6 (continued), season 7
Peppa Pig
Bubble Guppies: season 5 (continued), season 6
Blue's Clues & You!: season 3 (continued), season 4
Ryan's Mystery Playdate: season 4 (continued)
- The Adventures of Paddington: season 2 (continued), season 3
- Sharkdog: season 1 (continued), season 2
Ryan's Mystery Playdate (selected countries)
- Noggin Knows
- What’s the Word? with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
- JoJo & Gran Gran (US only)
- Hey Duggee (US only)
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks season 5
- Avatar: Braving the Elements (podcast)
- SpongeBob BingePants (podcast)
- Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot

Nickelodeon International

Best & Bester (new show)
- Taylor’s Island (new show)
Ricky Zoom season 2
Rainbow Rangers
Milkshake! Live
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: season 2
Horrid Henry (UK & Africa)
44 Cats

Originally published: December 20, 2021.

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