Thursday, February 01, 2024

NEXT ON NETFLIX 2024: The Series & Films Preview | Netflix

NEXT ON NETFLIX 2024: The Series & Films Preview | Netflix

Get ready for what’s next on Netflix in 2024. Tune in tomorrow for so many first looks!


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Originally published: January 31, 2023.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for February 1, 2024 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for February 1, 2024 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for February 1, 2024 | Nickelodeon

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Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

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Pluto TV To Add Five New Free Live TV Channels, Including Crunchyroll Anime Channel In February 2024

Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, is set to add several new channels in February 2024!

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is one of the older free ad-supported streaming services. Owned by Paramount, it offers a huge catalog of content from the media giant along with 200 other content partners. Now, Pluto TV is one of the most watched free ad-supported streaming services.

To help keep the service going strong, Paramount will be adding a ton of new content including five new free live channels.

This all comes as Pluto TV will turn 10 years old later this year, and to celebrate, Pluto TV also launched a new logo to help it stand out as it moves into 2024. Pluto TV is available on a wide range of devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV, and a host of other devices.

Here are the new channels Pluto TV is adding if February 2024:

  • The Jack Hanna Channel: From radical reptiles to ferocious felines, travel around the world for hair-raising wildlife encounters. Where Jack Hanna goes, adventure follows.
  • BBC Earth: BBC Earth brings you heart-pounding action, mind-blowing sights, and the wonder of this amazing planet we call home on Pluto TV.
  • Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll, home of the World’s Largest Anime Library, presents a 24/7 free channel offering a wealth of anime delights. Discover critically acclaimed series, beloved fan favorites, recent hits, and more!
  • Earthday 365: From Earth’s wildest wonders to its most engaging animals and exotic destinations, explore our world every day and meet the heroes working to sustain it. With the best IMAX theater documentary films and much more. 5% of revenue donated to good causes.
  • Supernatural Drama: Psychics, spiritualists, and witches are your guides through a secret world of magic and mysteries on Supernatural Drama. Lose yourself in fantastical excitement anytime you wish.

Pluto TV is also adding six new channel categories to help you find new content quicker. These categories are:

  • Competition Reality
  • History + Science
  • Lifestyle
  • Home + Food
  • Animals + Nature
  • Anime

Here are some other movies and TV shows coming to Pluto TV in February 2024:

The Black Collective

Pluto TV is amplifying and honoring Black voices with a new special pop-up category, The Black Collective. Featuring existing year-round channels from categories across the platform, The Black Collective assembles Black creators, artists and stories under one banner. Channels include:

  • Black Cinema
  • Black Throwbacks
  • Black Classics
  • BET Pluto TV
  • BET Her
  • Bounce XL
  • AspireTV Life
  • Love & Hip Hop
  • Vevo R&B
  • XITE Gospel

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Pluto TV will be celebrating Black icons, from directors to actors and musicians to historical legends. All month, Pluto TV will be elevating Black voices via its vast array of channels and content, spanning film, comedy, Black entertainment and more.

  • Movie Marathons on Pluto TV Icons
    • February 4 – Wesley Snipes: The Art of War, The Art of War II, Undisputed, Gallowwalkers, King of New York
    • February 9 – Eddie Murphy: Imagine That, Norbit, Boomerang, Harlem Nights, Eddie Murphy: Raw
    • February 10 – Forest Whitaker: Platoon, Jason’s Lyric, In Too Deep, Hurricane Season, Catch 44
    • February 16 – Richard Pryor: Harlem Nights, Hit!, Wild in the Streets
    • February 17 – Halle Berry: Boomerang, Things We Lost in the Fire, Dark Tide, Monster’s Ball
    • February 20 – Sidney Poitier: The Defiant Ones; Paris Blues; Lilies of the Field; The Greatest Story Ever Told; Duel at Diablo; To Sir, With Love; In the Heat of the Night; They Call Me Mister Tibbs!; Six Degrees of Separation
    • February 23 – Samuel L. Jackson: Twisted, Cell, The Spirit, Hard Eight, Black Snake Moan, Unthinkable, Fresh, Soul Men, Shaft
    • February 24 – Omar Epps: Higher Learning, In Too Deep, The Wood, Scream 2
    • February 25 – Don Cheadle: Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Colors, Traitor
  • BET+ Originals Movie Marathons
    • February 1 & 29 on BET Her: Carl Weber’s Influence, Big Fifty: Delrhonda Hood Story, Love, Marry, Kill, Hello, Dear Best Friend, Tiffany L Warren’s Favorite Son, The Final Say, Sacrifice, A Royal Surprise, Block Party, North of the 10
    • February 7 & 28 on BET Pluto TV: Big Fifty: Delrhonda Hood Story, Dear Best Friend, Hello, Carl Weber’s Influence, Sacrifice, My Valentine Crush, North of the 10, Block Party, Bid for Love, The Final Say, Tiffany L Warren’s Favorite Son, Sacrifice
  • Other Programming:
    • Every Thursday on Classic TV Variety, celebrate Black artists on shows such as The Flip Wilson Show, Showtime At The Apollo, Soul, Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Carol Burnett Show.
    • Every Friday, OUTtv Proud is amplifying Black LGBTQ+ voices with titles like Nubia Amplified, Being BeBe and Bob the Drag Queen: Live at Caroline’s.

Super Bowl

  • Channels
    • NFL Super Bowl Classics Channel: For a limited time only watch 50+ full Super Bowl games and award-winning NFL Films content on the NFL Super Bowl Classics channel. Catch it 24/7, exclusively on Pluto TV
    • CBS Sports HQ: From February 5-11, CBS Sports HQ will be streaming special Super Bowl coverage leading up to the game
    • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Each season, hundreds will audition but only the best-of-the-best have what it takes to earn a spot on this elite team. See who has what it takes to wear the stars on CMT’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team on Pluto TV
    • Vevo 2K, Vevo ’90s, Vevo R&B & Vevo Pop: From Feb. 9-11, Vevo is highlighting this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer, Usher
  • Sports Movie Marathons
    • Saturday, February 10 on Pluto TV Drama: 12 Mighty Orphans, Facing the Giants, Rudy, When the Game Stands Tall, Under the Stadium Lights, National Champions
    • Saturday, February 10 on Pluto TV Comedy: The Longest Yard (2005), Johnny Be Good, Semi-Tough, North Dallas Forty
  • Game Day Movie Marathons – Sunday, February 11
    • Pluto TV Action: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    • Pluto TV Thrillers: Top Gun, The Firm, Collateral, Valkyrie
    • Pluto TV Romance: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, The First Wives Club, Fools Rush In
    • 00s Replay: Mean Girls (2004), She’s All That, Save the Last Dance, Get Over It


After the Super Bowl, stay in the saddle and tune in to Pluto TV’s Yellowstone marathon, beginning February 11 at 11pm ET on More TV Drama with the first episode of the series and continuing through season 4 all week. Full schedule below.


*All times listed are ET

  • February 14: Movie Marathons
    • 5pm ET on Pluto TV Icons – Renee Zellweger Marathon: Cold Mountain, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Miss Potter
    • 6pm ET on Pluto TV Romance: Failure to Launch, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Fools Rush In, Boomerang, Punch-Drunk Love
    • 8pm ET on Pluto TV Comedy: Mean Girls, She’s All That, Pretty in Pink
    • 8pm ET on Pluto TV Horror: My Bloody Valentine (1981), My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

Source: Cord Cutters News; H/T: @spongieupdates, special thanks to @916786wc!

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Byron Allen Makes $14B Offer to Buy Paramount Global

The comic-turned media mogul also owns The Weather Channel, local TV stations, and a syndicated TV business, among other ventures.


Byron Allen is making a play for Paramount.

The comic-turned media mogul has made a $14.3 billion offer to buy all outstanding shares Paramount Global, according to a statement from Allen’s company.

The deal would also see Allen Media Group assume Paramount’s roughly $15 billion debt load, valuing the shares at about a 50% premium to their recent trading prices.

“Mr. Byron Allen did submit a bid on behalf of Allen Media Group and its strategic partners to purchase all of Paramount Global’s outstanding shares,” the statement said. “We believe this $30 billion offer, which includes debt and equity, is the best solution for all of the Paramount Global shareholders, and the bid should be taken seriously and pursued.”

Allen’s AMG owns The Weather Channel, a number of local TV stations, The Grio, and a syndicated TV content business, among other ventures.

The mogul, who began his career in Hollywood as a stand-up comedian (he still occasionally performs), is known for his aggressive negotiating tactics, and an unflinching desire to grow his business. AMG added a handful of new board members late last year as it sought new expansion opportunities.

It is not clear who Allen’s strategic partners are in the offer, or if there any contingencies.

“You know how you can sum up Byron is his chess game,” Eddie Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter in a 2020 profile of Allen. “Byron played a lot of chess back in the early days. There was a group of people in town, like Berry Gordy and Jim Brown, who would fly in good players. I played Byron a lot. I’m a much better chess player than Byron. Like, nobody beats me. If I had played Byron on the clock, I would have killed Byron. But we didn’t play on the clock — we just played. And that’s Byron’s game. He’s super patient. He takes a long time between every move. He does it until you get frustrated — and then you do something stupid, and then all he needs is a little tiny crack. Just a pawn, any type of advantage, and he had you. That is Byron in a nutshell.”

Allen has also circled Paramount before. Last March, he was among the bidders (alongside Tyler Perry and Sean “Diddy” Combs) who explored acquiring BET from the company, before it decided not to part ways with the division.

Bloomberg first reported the offer.

Update (2/1): Allen’s plan, according to people familiar to the situation, is to sell the Paramount film studio, real estate and some other intellectual property. He will keep the TV channels, including the Paramount+ streaming service, and run them on a more cost-efficient basis. He has banks and other investors lined up, the people said.

Allen has said he has a better chance of acquiring media assets than many because he’s already won regulatory approvals to own stations. His station group isn’t large enough to trigger limits on ownership, however.

Last year, Allen bid for Paramount’s BET and VHF channels, reiterating his $3.5 billion offer just last month in an email to the board.

In September, he sent Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger a text offering $10 billion, albeit tentatively, for Disney’s flagship ABC broadcast network as well as the FX and National Geographic cable channels. Iger, who had previously suggested he’d considered offers, later said he didn’t want to sell.

Allen has unsuccessfully thrown his hat in the ring at other times to purchase properties ranging from TV station owner Tegna Inc. to the Denver Broncos football team.

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Originally published: January 31, 2024 at 04:26 GMT.

Original source: The Hollywood Reporter; H/T: Special thanks to @916786wc for the news!

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SpongeBob's Sweet Victory FINALLY Airing on Nickelodeon's Super Bowl

SpongeBob's Sweet Victory FINALLY Airing on Nickelodeon's Super Bowl | Vailskibum

The iconic SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Band Geeks" is known for its legendary performance of "Sweet Victory". Now, five years after it briefly played at the Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Maroon 5, Nickelodeon is teasing that Sweet Victory will get the treatment it deserves at this year's Super Bowl. What can we expect from this SpongeBob-centric broadcast?

In the ultimate sports and pop culture crossover event, Nickelodeon and CBS Sports will be bringing Super Bowl LVIII to Bikini Bottom, the iconic undersea home to SpongeBob SquarePants, for a kids and family-centric, surprise-filled special presentation of the game.

In the first-ever Super Bowl alternate telecast, SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke), the newest additions to the Nickelodeon booth, will join CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle to call the game. Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) will make her sideline reporting debut, while Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) provides live commentary, and Dora the Explorer (voiced by Diana Zermeño) and Boots (voiced by Asher Colton Spence) help explain penalty calls during the game. NFL Slimetime's Young Dylan and Dylan Schefter will also report live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. Additional details on the Nickelodeon Super Bowl telecast including programming and production will be revealed later.

The Nickelodeon Super Bowl telecast is produced by CBS Sports in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Sean McManus and Harold Bryant serve as executive producers of THE NFL ON CBS, and CBS Sports' Shawn Robbins is coordinating producer of the games. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, executive vice president, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, vice president of unscripted current series; Luke Wahl, vice president of unscripted creative; and Jennifer Bryson, vice president of production, tentpoles, events & music & specials.

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Steve Burns Shares the Story Behind His Epic Meeting With Elmo

When Blue's Clues and Sesame Street collide

Steve Burns and Oscar the Grouch

Children's television in the '90s was booming! From shows like Gullah Gullah Island and Little Bear to Arthur to The Magic School Bus, there was no shortage of content for younger viewers. Among those shows, Steve Burns found his home on the beloved Nick Jr. series Blue's Clues, which he starred in from 1995 to 2002. During his period on the show, the former host recalls a time he received a call from Big Bird inviting him down to the iconic Sesame Street. Naturally, the only answer when recieving a call from one of the most famous muppets inviting you on to the set of a show that had been running for decades was, "yeahhhhhhhhh!"

During a discussion at Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con, Burns entertains the audience with a story, describing his excitement when Caroll Spinney, who played Big Bird, called him and invited him to come on down to Sesame street. Burns recalls spending the day on the set where he had a comical encounter with another familiar, adorable red little muppet.

"And when I got there, Elmo was filming something, right?" Burns began. "Elmo just stares at me and goes, 'Are you Steve from Blue's Clues? You look taller on TV."

You can watch Steve explain the full encounter from ECCC 2022 below:

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Showtime Sued by Estate of Tammy Wynette’s Last Husband Over ‘Villainous’ Depiction in ‘George & Tammy’ Miniseries

Showtime retorts that there is 'no plausible basis' for the claim, which focuses on the participation of Georgette Jones, the titular couple's daughter, and her part in a previous non-disparagement agreement.

George and Tammy
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Showtime has been hit with a lawsuit over George & Tammy by the estate of country star Tammy Wynette‘s fifth and last husband, George Richey. His heirs contend that the critically acclaimed miniseries disparaged Richey as the “villain” of the tortured love story between Wynette and George Jones, in violation of a previous non-disparagement agreement with Georgette Jones, the daughter of the titular couple and a key participant in the series.

Georgette Jones is not named as a defendant; only Showtime is. But because she was a consulting producer on the miniseries, as well as being the writer of the memoir that was the basis for the script, the lawsuit claims that the 2022 release of George & Tammy represented the network’s “tortious interference” in a 2015 settlement agreement the estate had made with Jones not to defame or disparage Richey, played by Steve Zahn in the series

A Showtime spokesperson’s response to the suit, relayed to Variety Thursday night, was short and to the point: “We see no plausible basis for any claim against Showtime.”

The suit was filed Thursday in Delaware court on behalf of Sheila Slaughter Richey, the executor of her late husband’s estate — she married George Richey in 2001, three years after the 1998 death of his previous wife, Wynette — and the couple’s daughter, Tatum Keys Richey. George Richey died in 2010. Todd V. McMurty of Kentucky and Sean J. Bellew of Delaware are the Richey estate’s trial attorneys.

The suit, obtained by Variety, is full of lengthy scene descriptions and even subtitled stills from George & Tammy, as well as interviews given by Georgette Jones, actors Jessica Chastain (who played Wynette) and Zahn, and series creator and showrunner Abe Sylvia. None of the actors or creatives are defendants.

The filing says that the miniseries defames the late Richey in multiply damning ways, “as a devious husband who abused Wynette and Richey’s prior wife, facilitated and encouraged Wynette’s addiciton to prescription painkillers, and engaged in financial and managerial manipulation of Wynette.”

It further details specific scenes in which, the attorneys say, Richey is seen as facilitating Wynette’s addiction to prescription pain killers “to create a dependency,” including injecting her with Demerol on their wedding day; fabricating break-in scenarios at Wynette’s home in order to manipulate her into marrying him, for protection; and being physically abusive toward Wynette and his wife prior to her.

Additionally, the suit slams printed epilogue titles saying that “George Richey inherited the vast majority of her estate” and that “Tammy’s yellow note pads [in which she left significant money to her daughters] were never found.” Say the attorneys: “The obvious implication is that Richey destroyed the yellow note pads that contained Wynette’s will.”

The civil litigation between Georgette Jones and the Richey estate dates back to 2015, when Richey’s third wife and daughter asked for redress as a result of Jones’ 2011 book, The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George. When that dispute was settled in 2019, the attorneys say, Jones agreed not to make disparaging remarks against George Richey or his family members. They point to interviews Jones did promoting the miniseries in which, asked about Richie’s possible complicity in things going badly in her mother’s life, she would beg off answering the questions, saying things like, “We all had to sign an agreement, all of us together, to say that we will not discuss each other any further, so for my own sake, legally, I’m not allowed to really discuss anything about Richey or his wife after Mom, Sheila.”

Despite Jones’ not stating her opinion of Richey in the 2022 interviews, the estate’s attorneys contend she was still forbidden by the 2015 agreement from further promoting or causing anyone to believe the statements she’d already made about him in her memoir. More to the point of Showtime being the sole defendant now, the Richeys’ lawyers say Paramount Networks was aware of the non-disparagement agreement Jones was subject to when the company was adapting her book and employing her as a consulting producer.

The suit asks for Paramount and Showtime to be forced to withdraw George & Tammy from any form of distribution, and to be held responsible for restitution in an amount to be determined in a trial.

Although Showtime is based in New York, Bellew and McMurtry filed the suit in Delaware, citing Showtime Networks having been incorporated there.

Georgette Jones’ management did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

When George & Tammy premiered in December 2022, it became the most-watched premiere in Showtime’s history — a triumph for the company in bumping up a project that had originally been set to premiere via a single cable company, Spectrum, before getting follow-up play on Paramount’s properties. Beyond the ratings, further acclaim came from the Emmys with four nods, including a pair of acting nominations for Chastain and Michael Shannon, who played George Jones.

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

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San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey Named Week 21's NVP | 'NFL Slimetime' Season 3

Nate Wright from Big Nate has named San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey as NFL Slimetime's Week 21 Nickelodeon Valuable Player (NVP)! This marks McCaffrey's second NVP win this season!

San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey Named Week 21's NVP | 'NFL Slimetime' Season 3

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Historical list of NVP winners:

2020 WC Game - QB Mitchell Trubisky

Season 1 of NFL Slimetime:

Week 1: QB Kyler Murray
Week 2: QB Tom Brady
Week 3: K Justin Tucker
Week 4: QB Dak Prescott
Week 5: QB Josh Allen
Week 6: RB Derrick Henry
Week 7: WR Ja'Marr Chase
Week 8: QB Mike White
Week 9: OLB Josh Allen
Week 10: QB Patrick Mahomes
Week 11: RB Jonathan Taylor
Week 12: RB Leonard Fournette
Week 13: QB Justin Herbert
Week 14: TE George Kittle
Week 15: DL Christian Wilkins
Week 16: QB Joe Burrow
Week 17: WR Ja'Marr Chase
Week 18: WR Deebo Samuel
2021 Wild-Card Game: QB Dak Prescott
2021 Divisional round: Bills offense
2021 AFC Championship: QB Patrick Mahomes

NVP of NVPs (awarded during the off week before Super Bowl LVI) – QB Joe Burrow

Season 2 of Slimetime:

Week 1: WR Justin Jefferson
Week 2: QB Tua Tagovailoa
Week 3: Lamar Jackson
Week 4: Austin Ekeler
Week 5: Taysom Hill
Week 6: Quinnen Williams
Week 7: Joe Burrow
Week 8: AJ Brown
Week 9: Detroit Lions Defence
Week 10: Jonathan Taylor
Week 11: Travis Kelce
Week 12: Josh Jacobs
Week 13: San Francisco 49ers defense
Week 14: Baker Mayfield
Week 15: Jalen Hurts
Nickelodeon NFL Nickmas Game Hall of Fame: Baker Mayfield
Week 16: Patrick Mahomes
Week 17: N/A (episode canceled out of respect Damar Hamlin)
Week 18: Nyheim Hines
Week 19: Daniel Jones
Week 20: Travis Kelce
Week 21: Miles Sanders
Week 22: Austin Ekeler (NVP of NVPs)
Week 23: Patrick Mahomes (Nickelodeon Super Bowl LVII NVP)

Season 3 of Slimetime:

Pre-season: Deuce Vaughn (first ever 2023 Preseason NVP)
Week 1: Tyreek Hill
Week 2: Mike Evans
Week 3: Keenan Allen
Week 4: Christian McCaffrey
Week 5: D. J. Moore
Week 6: Dan Campbell (first-ever NVC award)
Week 7: Myles Garrett
Week 8: Will Levis
Week 9: Josh Dobbs
Week 10: C.J. Stroud
Week 11: Trevor Lawrence
Week 12: DaRon Bland
Week 13: Gardner Minshew
Week 14: Lamar Jackson
Week 15: Baker Mayfield
Nickelodeon NFL Nickmas Game: Bilal Nichols
Week 16: Amari Cooper
Week 17: Kyren Williams
Week 18: Jordan Love
Week 19: Josh Allen
Week 20: Travis Kelce
Week 21: Christian McCaffrey

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

San Francisco 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey Named Week 21's NVP | 'NFL Slimetime' Season 3

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Paramount+ To Host 'Star Trek: Discovery', 'Frasier' Screenings at SCAD TVfest 2024

Paramount+ will be hosting special screenings for Star Trek: Discovery and Frasier at SCAD TVfest on Thursday, February 8!

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) annual SCAD TVfest returns to Atlanta on February 7–10, 2024. Now in its 12th year, the university's signature event celebrates the best in television and streaming and will take place at the new, state-of-the-art SCADshow theater.

Below are Paramount+'s highlights for SCAD TVfest 2024. The complete schedule of events is available here. Passes and individual tickets are on sale now here.

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

When: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2:15 p.m.
Where: SCADshowMain Stage

Before the final season premieres later this year, look back on season four of Star Trek: Discovery, which found Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the crew of the USS Discovery facing a threat unlike any they have ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.

Actor Sonequa Martin-Green will be presented with the Spotlight Award. An In Conversation event with Martin-Green immediately follows the screening.

Sonequa Martin-Green, actor and producer




When: Thursday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.
Where: SCADshowMain Stage

Filmed in front of a live studio audience at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, this revival series follows Frasier Crane (Grammer) in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building!

Actor and executive producer Kelsey Grammer will be presented with the Legend of Television Award. A Q&A with Grammer and the cast immediately follows the screening.

Kelsey Grammer, actor and executive producer
Jack Cutmore-Scott, actor
Toks Olagundoye, actor
Jess Salgueiro, actor
Anders Keith, actor


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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

Original source: Animation World Network.

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Innersloth Teases First Look at ‘Among Us’ Animated Series from CBS Studios

Video game creator Innersloth today released a surprise sneak-peek image from the upcoming Among Us animated series across its social feeds. Produced by CBS Studios through CBS Eye Animation Productions division, the project was announced last summer with Infinity Train creator Owen Dennis named creator and executive producer through his overall deal with the studio. Titmouse is providing the animation.

A detail from the new teaser image for the 'Among Us' animated series. [Innersloth/CBS Studios]
A detail from the new teaser image for the 'Among Us' animated series. [Innersloth/CBS Studios]

The teaser artwork, above, shows the space station’s cafeteria, with abandoned pizzas, party balloons and an ominous splash of blood on a festive “WE’RE DEAD” banner giving new meaning to the term mess hall.

The official social post reads: “Patient Crewmates are rewarded with a pizza party (totally safe) (not a trap)” and notes “work on the show is progressing!”

Logline: Members of your crew have been replaced by an alien shapeshifter intent on causing confusion, sabotaging the ship and killing everyone. Root out the ‘Impostor’ or fall victim to its murderous designs.

Executive producers on the project are Dennis and Forest Willard, Marcus Bromander and Carl Neisser for Innersloth, and Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio and Ben Kalina for Titmouse. A broadcast/streaming home has not been announced.

Fans can follow Among Us news and updates from Innersloth through Twitter/X, Facebook and Instagram.

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

Original source: Animation Magazine.

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Winx Club Turns 20: Rainbow’s Magical Girls Celebrate Another Milestone With Reboot In The Works

Global hit Italian animation export and licensing sensation Winx Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with plenty of surprises for fans in store. Producer Rainbow has announced that the animated series reboot has begun production, and the company is planning a year packed with special events and new projects tied to the double-decade milestone.

Winx Club 20

Created by Iginio Straffi, Winx Club centers on the adventures of six girls — Bloom, Stella, Flora, Aisha, Musa and Tecna — as they learn to harness their magical powers to transform into fairy warriors and fight villains. Promoting friendship, courage, commitment, generosity and optimism, the show premiered in Italy on January 28, 2004 on Rai 2, becoming an explosive phenomenon.

After the series’ initial four-season run, By 2014, Winx Club had aired in 150 countries. A revival of the show, presaged by four specials, launched in 2011 in partnership with Nickelodeon and ran through Season 8 in 2019. A spin-off, World of Winx, debuted as a Netflix original series in 2016, followed in 2021 by the live-action drama Fate: The Winx Saga.

Stay tuned for updates about Rainbow’s plans for the Winx girls’ 20th birthday!

Winx Club Magic Numbers:

  • 18 billion views of Winx Club content on YouTube
  • 5 billion shares on social media with the hashtag #winxclub
  • 170 original songs
  • 18 transformations
  • Over 150 outfit changes
  • 30 enemies (all beaten)
  • Over 6,000 animated minutes
  • Over 9,000,000 frames of animation

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

Original source: Animation Magazine.

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' Now Available to Stream on Paramount+ UK


Upcoming New Original Series TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Coming in 2024 Exclusively to the Service

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Paramount+ today announced that the hit animated feature film TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is now available to stream on the service in the U.K. & Ireland.

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After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

The film has earned over $162M in worldwide box office gross to-date, and with a 96% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score, is the best-reviewed animated wide release this year.

Presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM stars Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, a Point Grey Production, is directed by Jeff Rowe and co-directed by Kyler Spears, with a story by Brendan O'Brien and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Jeff Rowe, and screenplay by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Jeff Rowe and Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, the film is produced by Seth Rogen, p.g.a., Evan Goldberg, p.g.a. and James Weaver, p.g.a., and is executive produced by Ramsay McBean and Josh Fagen.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is rated PG for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material.

The upcoming Paramount+ series from Nickelodeon Animation and Point Grey Pictures, TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, is a 2D animated series based off of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM. Reprising their roles from the film for the series are Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu and Brady Noon as the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles will be challenged like never before as Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey each go it alone for the first time. Faced with new threats and teaming up with old allies, the Turtles will discover who they really are when they don’t have their brothers at their sides. In addition, fans can stream even more of the Turtles with Paramount+’s vast library of episodes from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series as well as select films.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a Mountain of Entertainment™. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, the service's cornerstone plan, is also home to SHOWTIME® content, including scripted hits, critically acclaimed nonfiction projects, SHOWTIME SPORTS® (including industry-leading SHOWTIME BOXING®) and films. This premium plan includes unmatched events and sports programming through the local live CBS stream, including golf, basketball and more, plus streaming access to CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures has some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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Paramount+ Set to Remove Several International Originals

Paramount Global's streamer will also not debut some planned programming, such as German anthology series Zeit Verbrechen, starring Sandra Hüller, as part of its focus on "managing costs" and "maximizing content with the biggest impact."

Marcelo, Marmelo, Martelo

Paramount Global‘s streaming service Paramount+ is removing some international original content across its markets and will not debut some planned programming sourced outside the U.S. as part of the entertainment giant’s goal of “managing costs” and “maximizing content with the biggest impact,” including a focus on big U.S. studio franchises and a reduction in local, international originals, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting.

On Wednesday (Jan. 31), Paramount+ in foreign markets started removing such international original fare as the film At Midnight, starring Top Gun: Maverick breakout Monica Barbaro, Brazilian kids series Marcelo, Marmelo, Martelo, and U.K. drama No Escape.

In addition, some international content previously set to debut on the streamer across markets will not launch on it, including German thriller series Turmschatten, Italian series Miss Fallaci, which tells “the true story of one of the most controversial Italian and international journalism icons,” Oriana Fallaci and German anthology series Zeit Verbrechen, starring Sandra Hüller and Lars Eidinger, according to sources familiar with the situation. Other international programming will remain on the platform.

Paramount didn’t respond immediately to an inquiry about the financial impact of the changes and how many titles would be affected. Some of the international titles will be leaving Paramount+ in the U.S. as well, and some of the affected content is expected to be distributed by Paramount Global Distribution, sources said.

The move comes as Hollywood giants continue to prune their streaming platforms’ content portfolios to focus on the biggest hits and license programming to third parties. Among others, Warner Bros. Discovery more than a year ago canceled or pulled from its services such titles as Minx, Westworld and The Nevers, while in-development projects like Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 were axed. Later, the Walt Disney Co. took titles off Hulu and Disney+, including Y: The Last Man, Little Demon, Big Shot, The Mighty Ducks, Turner & Hooch, Willow and The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Paramount+, in the lead-up to merging with SHOWTIME, also removed several titles, including Star Trek: Prodigy (which has since been sold to Netflix), Snow Day (2022), Fantasy Football, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Game and Queen of the Universe.

In a memo on Jan. 25, Paramount president and CEO Bob Bakish urged his staff to focus on “execution” amid deal chatter surrounding the company and called earnings growth the key priority for 2024. Given that “Hollywood hits are the biggest draw,” he said the firm would focus “on the most powerful, resonant franchises, films and series that perform across platforms globally.”

U.S. studio franchises, films and series with global mass appeal are not only in high demand with partners, but also perform best with audiences worldwide, according to Paramount research.

While this means “fewer local, international originals for our platforms,” Bakish emphasized that such content would still be part of Paramount’s programming mix. For example, he highlighted that “our leading free-to-air networks in Australia, Argentina, Chile and the U.K. … will continue to have a strong pipeline of local content.” Those networks are Channel 5 in the U.K., Network 10 in Australia, Chilevisión in Chile and Telefe in Argentina. Their continued use of local content will also ensure that Paramount complies with local obligations where necessary.

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Originally published: February 01, 2024.

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Meet Vic | The Garfield Movie

This brings a whole new meaning to “like father, like son.” Meet Samuel L. Jackson as Vic in The Garfield Movie, exclusively in theaters this Summer.

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.
Directed by:                                                
Mark Dindal
Screenplay by: Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgove and David Reynolds
Based on the Garfield® characters created by: Jim Davis
John Cohen
Broderick Johnson
Andrew A. Kosove
Steven P. Wegner
Craig Sost
Namit Malhotra
Crosby Clyse
Executive Producers:                                      
Jim Davis
Bridget McMeel
David Reynolds
Scott Parish
Carl Rogers
Simon Hedges
Chris Pflug
Louis Koo
Steve Sarowitz
Justin Baldwin
Peter Luo
Chris Pratt
Samuel L. Jackson
Hannah Waddingham
Ving Rhames
Nicholas Hoult
Cecily Strong
Harvey Guillén
Brett Goldstein
Bowen Yang

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Nickelodeon Shutters Nick App and Nick Jr. App

Paramount Global has announced that it'll be shutting down the Nick App, Nickelodeon's dedicated streaming app.

Nick App

The news follows Paramount announcing yesterday (Dec. 6) that they'll also be discontinuing the Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Network apps.

While the Nick App remains live now, an in-app message alerting to the app's closedown reads: "We're saying goodbye to the Nick App. Don't worry - you can watch Nickelodeon anytime through your TV provider or on You can also find many Nick movies, shows and more on Paramount+."

Update (2/1) - Paramount officially closed down many of its apps, including the Nick App and Nick Jr. App, on January 31. The Nick App now features the message: "Barnacles, There's Nothing Here... We've said goodbye to the Nick App. Don't worry - you can watch Nickelodeon anytime through your TV provider or on You can also find many Nick movies, shows and more on Paramount+."

Meanwhile, the Comedy Central App now loads the following message: "The Comedy Central App Is No Longer Available". The message adds: "It's not you, it's us. But you can still watch Comedy Central through your TV provider or on You can also find many seasons on Paramount+."

The company shut the apps down because of low adoption and usage, with most viewers still checking out the programming through cable or video on demand, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

Nick App Closedown
Courtesy of What's on Paramount+

Comedy Central App Closedown
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Update (12/8) - Nickelodeon has confirmed plans to also closedown the Nick Jr. App.

Update (1/7/24) - Slime you later! Paramount will shutter the Nick App, MTV App, Comedy Central App, and Paramount Network App on January 31, 2024, with the Nick Jr. App already removed from app stores.

The official message on the Nick App's app page reads:

The Nick App Is Going Away!

Soon, the Nick App will no longer be available. Looking for games? We’ve got ‘em on! Looking for full episodes? You can watch Nickelodeon anytime through your TV provider or on You can also find many Nickelodeon movies, shows and more on Paramount+. You can watch…

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Big Nate
Danger Force
The Fairly OddParents
Henry Danger
Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years
The Loud House
Monster High the Movie
Nick News
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Smurfs
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
That Girl Lay Lay
The Thundermans
Transformers: Earthspark
Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan
Zoey 101

Meanwhile, the Nick Jr. App's page reads:

The Nick Jr. App Is Going Away!

We’re rolling out! Soon, the Nick Jr. app will no longer be available. But don’t worry! You can watch Nick Jr. anytime through your TV provider or on You can also find many Nick Jr. movies, shows and more on Paramount+. Watch family favorites like…

Baby Shark's Big Show
Blaze and the Monster Machines
Blue’s Clues & You!
Bubble Guppies
Dora The Explorer
Face’s Music Party
Kiri + Lou
PAW Patrol
Peppa Pig
Ryan’s Mystery Playdate
Santiago of the Seas
Team Umizoomi
The Adventures of Paddington
The Tiny Chef Show

Nick App closedown

Nick Jr. App closedown

Launched in February 2013, the free Nick App was a branded experience that allowed kids to interact with Nick in unprecedented ways, offering kids instant and on-demand access to more than 1,000 pieces of Nickelodeon-themed content. It included short-form videos of original skits, sketch and comedic bits; behind-the-scenes clips and photos from Nick stars and animated characters; as well as kid polls and newly created games, and allowed kids and families to watch full episodes through their pay-TV subscription.

International variants of the app were also launched under the name Nick Play (Nickelodeon Play), however, these have also been shut down.

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Originally published: December 08, 2023 at 02:40 GMT.

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