Sunday, July 10, 2022

Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island' on July 30


Limited Series Debuts with Two-Hour Episode on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT)

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--June 24, 2022--Nickelodeon revealed the teaser for its highly anticipated Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island, the third chapter of the beloved horror anthology miniseries based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic. Produced by ACE Entertainment, the limited series will debut with a two-hour episode on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with the remaining episodes airing Saturday, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island follows an all-new Midnight Society as they go on what they thought would be a fun summer vacation on a resort island, until they learn about something sinister haunting the guests. In the just-released teaser, viewers are introduced to the new members of the Midnight Society and get a glimpse at the horrors that await them on their vacation.

In the premiere episode, “The Tale of Room 13/The Tale of the Teen Spirit,” four best friends get more than they bargained for and encounter genuine terror locked away in one of the rooms after checking into a hotel on a resort island. Then, as the kids try to enjoy summer vacation, they are pulled back into the mystery of the island’s ghosts, ultimately leading them to a terrifying and shocking revelation.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Kayla, played by Telci Huynh (Modern Love, Drama Club); Max, played by Conor Sherry (The Terminal List, The Devil You Know); Leo, played by Luca Padovan (You, School of Rock the Musical on Broadway); Summer, played by Dior Goodjohn (Head of the Class); and Ferris, played by Chance Hurstfield (A Million Little Things, Good Boys). Julian Curtis (Wish Man) also stars as Stanley Crane, the hotel manager at the island resort.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island follows last year’s six-part season, Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, which aired during 1Q21 and was cable TV’s number-three live-action show with Kids 6-11 (behind #1 Danger Force and #2 Side Hustle). The second season of the anthology series saw a different Midnight Society group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that had been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by a villain named the Shadowman. The series has recently received a Writers Guild Award and nominations from the Directors Guild Awards and Artios Awards.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island is produced by ACE Entertainment (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise, The Perfect Date), with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Chris Foss serving as executive producers and Paul Kim as co-executive producer. JT Billings (Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, Panic) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Dean Israelite (Power Rangers, Project Almanac) also serves as executive producer and director for the series.

Production of Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

One of 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.  The original Are You Afraid of the Dark? is owned by WildBrain and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the current project.

About ACE Entertainment

ACE Entertainment, which was founded by producer Matt Kaplan in 2017, has been behind some of today’s most relevant millennial content including all three films in the hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before feature franchise, The Perfect Date also starring Noah Centineo, the Netflix romantic drama Irreplaceable You and the upcoming feature Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between which will debut in 2022 on Netflix. ACE most recently wrapped production on Loveboat Taipei based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Abigail Hing Wen, starring Ross Butler, Nico Hiraga, and Ashley Liao. They also wrapped production on the teen slasher, Time Cut, starring Madison Bailey and Antonia Gentry. The company is currently developing features A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name by Laura Taylor Namey, and the Spanish-based thriller and 2021 Blacklist script Mercury. ACE Entertainment’s television division has projects in development with almost every available streaming platform including Netflix, Disney + and Peacock and is behind the upcoming To All the Boys spinoff series, XO, Kitty.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

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Originally published: June 24, 2022 at 16:09 BST.

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Summer Smurf-Tacular on Nickelodeon

Get ready for a Summer Smurf-Tacular! Catch brand new episodes of The Smurfs weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT starting Monday, July 4, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the promo below!

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Originally published: July 02, 2022.

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Week 27, 2022 | What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10, 2022!

For Nickelodeon's full June 2022 highlights, click here; for July's, click here!

All times ET/PT.

Monday, July 4, 2022

11:00 a.m. - Face's Music Party - Heroes/Night: The world is full of heroes that save the day just by being themselves! Face shares songs and talks about what it means to be a hero. / Nighttime! When the world gets dark and it’s time to sleep. Face shows us their favorite bedtime routine songs. Zzz! (#105)

2:00 p.m. - The Smurfs - Flying Ace/Lab Assistant: After causing another clumsy catastrophe, Clumsy decides the only place he can be clumsy free is up in the sky. / When Brainy gets hurt, Papa Smurf asks Monkey to take Brainy's place as his assistant. (#121)

6:00 p.m. on NICK JR.Kiri and Lou - Moa's Egg/Biggest Fight Ever: (#204A/#204B) (#201C/#201D)

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

2:00 p.m. - The Smurfs - Order of Merit/Smurfy Mother's Day!: Brainy bosses all the Smurfs, so Jokey decides to make him compete for an imaginary title bestowed on only the best Smurfs. (#122)

6:00 p.m. on NICK JR. - Kiri and Lou - Body Song/Camouflage: (#204C/#204D)

Podcast - Avatar: Braving the Elements: Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements from Nickelodeon with hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”)!

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

2:00 p.m. - The Smurfs - Leaping Lizards/Cover Story: Vanity's attempt to cure a zit with a magic spell accidentally turns him into a lizard. / To increase interest in the newspaper, Reporter decides to interview Gargamel face to face. (#123)

6:00 p.m. on NICK JR. - Kiri and Lou - Afraid/Honey: (#205A/#205B)

Thursday, July 7, 2022

2:00 p.m. - The Smurfs - Papa Times Two/Fake News: Vanity gives one of the Smurfs a makeover to look exactly like Papa Smurf. / Jokey tricks Poet into writing a sensational but very fake news story in the Daily Smurf. (#124)

6:00 p.m. on NICK JR. - Kiri and Lou - Our Wonderful Friend/Who Am I?: (#205C/#205D)

7:00 p.m. - Danger Force - Unmasked: Danger Force risks exposing their true identities when they accidentally leave their fingerprints on some crime scene evidence.  A police officer starts to piece together the truth forcing Danger Force to attempt a Mission-Impossible to save the day. (#999; special; season 2 finale)

Podcast - SpongeBob BingePants: Take a deep dive down to Bikini Bottom with this official SpongeBob SquarePants companion podcast from Nickelodeon hosted by Frankie Grande and Hector Navarro!

Friday, July 8, 2022

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - Lifeguard Blaze: Today, Blaze and AJ are on a mission to become Lifeguards. It'll take four daring rescues to achieve their official Lifeguard badge and only the bravest monster trucks have what it takes. Can Blaze and AJ rescue all the trucks and become real lifeguards? (#622)

11:30 a.m. - Santiago of the Seas - The Pirate Painter: When Escarlata puts a spell on the brushes of a visiting pirate painter, Santi and crew must save the town and everyone in it from having their color drained. (#205B)

12:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol Original 5s - Cat Pack/PAW Patrol Rescue: Rubble and Wild in a Yarn of a Tail: Rubble and Wild Cat rescue animals from a giant runaway ball of yarn. (#113)

6:00 p.m. on NICK JR. - Kiri and Lou - Nonsense Day/Super Sniffer: (#206A/#206B)

7:00 p.m. - The Loud House - Puns and Buns/Food Courting: Benny struggles to rein in Luan and her practical jokes when she becomes his coworker at the Burpin' Burger. (#613B/#614B)

7:30 p.m. - The Casagrandes - Sidekickin' Chicken/Silent Fight: After hearing about a contest to find El Falcon’s next sidekick, Carl becomes El Pollito and tries to win! / Once Carlitos falls asleep, Carl and CJ must conduct all their playing – and fighting – in absolute silence! (#314)

8:00 p.m. - Star Trek: Prodigy - Lost & Found, Part 1 & 2: Exiled on a mining colony outside Federation space, a group of lawless teens discover a derelict Starfleet ship. Dal must gather an unlikely crew for their newfound ship if they are going to escape Tars Lamora, but The Diviner and his daughter Gwyn have other plans. Written by: Kevin & Dan Hageman; Directed by: Ben Hibon. (#101/102; series premiere)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

7:00 p.m. - Movie Premiere - Wonder Park: Buckle up for an epic adventure where anything is possible. A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world's wildest rides and operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. 2019 • Adventure • Animated • Children • Comedy • Fantasy