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Nickelodeon Unveils Content Pipeline of More Than 800 New Episodes, Details Expansion into Location-Based and VR Experiences
Nickelodeon's Upfront Presentation from Stage of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical Highlights New Shows, including Blue's Clues Remake; Original Short-Form; New Location-Based and Virtual Experiences
Presentation Punctuated by Special Appearances by WWE Superstar and 2018
Kids' Choice Awards Host
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"With our share growing and content pipeline in overdrive, we are
reinventing ourselves to best serve the new and next generation of
audiences on new and next-generation platforms," said
During the presentation, Zarghami previewed the network's upcoming
content slate which includes: a development deal for Los
Casagrandes, a brand-new companion series for animated hit The
Loud House; Pony, a new animated comedy series
Nickelodeon also reviewed plans to continue expanding its footprint
through innovative new partnerships and technologies. Today, Nick
announced a new partnership with IMAX to bring to SlimeZone--its first
multi-player, social VR experience--to select IMAX VR Centres globally
this month. Plus, Nick is unveiling a brand-new AR mode for its
The network is also expanding its location-based offerings with
Nickelodeon SlimeFest, produced in partnership with Live Nation, the
multi-day music festival for kids and families will take place in
Nickelodeon also has created and launched a new brand campaign, called "That's Me," that showcases kids' drive to be honest and authentic individuals who celebrate differences and diversity. Beginning this week, Nick will launch the first round of spots, which celebrates history-making women and highlights the brand's longstanding legacy of strong female characters, to inspire and empower a new generation of girls.
With more than 800 episodes of new and returning series in its pipeline this season, Nickelodeon has content in every genre:
Nickelodeon is the number-one network for preschooler's year to date, a leading position it has held for the past four years. Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows for Kids 2-5 this year, led by number-one-ranked PAW Patrol.
This season, the network will premiere more than 300 new episodes of
returning hit shows, including PAW Patrol, Blaze
and the Monster Machines, Shimmer
and Shine, and
Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher (26 episodes) - This animated preschool series centers on Abby and her new friends the Fuzzlies, who are amazing and quirky creatures that live in her family's hotel. Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can. Produced by Spin Master Entertainment(PAW Patrol), Abby Hatcher Fuzzly Catcher features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.
Blue's Clues (20 episodes) - This remake of the
groundbreaking curriculum-driven, interactive series Blue's Clues
will bring back beloved puppy Blue for an all-new generation of
preschoolers. The new series will be produced with a brand-new,
live-action host and CG animation. Blue's Clues was created by
Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kesslerand Angela C. Santomero.
Butterbean's Café (40 episodes) -- This animated series
centers on a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running the
neighborhood café with her friends. Butterbean's Cafe features
creative cooking, and a social-emotional curriculum that highlights
entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Created by
Jonny Beltand Robert Scull(Bubble Guppies), the series will premiere later this year.
Fashion Ally (working title, 40 episodes) - This
animated series follows a little girl, Ally, in the high fashion world
as she makes everything around her a bit brighter, bolder and more
brilliant, one design fix at a time. Fashion Ally is created by
Paula Rosenthaland produced by Slivergate Media ( Sunny Day, Peter Rabbit).
The Swashbuckling Adventures of Capitán Calavera (working
title, 20 episodes) - This animated action-adventure series
Robi Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures and keeps the high seas safe from villains like the nefarious pirate Bonnie Bonesin a fantastical Caribbeanworld. The interactive series is created by Niki Lopez, Leslie Valdesand Valerie Walsh Valdes(Dora the Explorer), and infused with a Spanish-language and culture curriculum.
Nickelodeon is the number-one network for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 year to date, with its February performance marking 18 straight months at number one with Kids 6-11. Besides being home to TV's top two animated kids' shows, The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants, Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.
The network will air more than 200 episodes of returning animated hits like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House this season, and has announced the following new shows:
Los Casagrandes (working title) - A companion to
the animated hit The Loud House, this series in development
follows Lincoln Loud's friend
Ronnie Anneand his brother Bobby Santiagoas they adjust to their new life in the city, where they now live with their big, loving and chaotic multi-generational family, the Casagrandes.
Pony, an original 2D-animated buddy comedy that follows
the life of an average girl, Annie, her (almost) average family and
what happens when an excitable, unpredictable, loveable and talking
pony comes to live with them in their city apartment. Pony is
the first animated series to be greenlit for the
U.S.from Nickelodeon International.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (26-episodes) -
This new re-imagined 2D-animated series follows the band of brothers
as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never
knew existed beneath the streets of
New York City. Along for the adventure is the Turtles' most trusted ally, April O'Neil, a street savvy native New Yorkerand Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles. The series debuts later this year.
Nickelodeon is the number-one network for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 year
to date, with its February performance marking 18 straight months at
number one with Kids 6-11. Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows
with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, led by shows like top-ranked The
Loud House, The
In live action, the network will roll out over 300 brand-new episodes of
hit series including
Keep It Spotless (20 episodes) - This
new competition series, executive produced by WWE Superstar
Jon Cena, features real kids competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges with one goal in mind—to stay as clean as possible. Produced by ITV Entertainmentand Hard Nocks South Productions, and based on a UKformat from Possessed, Keep It Spotless is scheduled to premiere later this month.
Knight Squad (20 episodes) - This brand-new comedy,
which premiered earlier this month, is set at a magical school for
knights in training, where two mismatched students (
Daniella Perkinsand Owen Joyner) form an unlikely alliance to protect each other's secret and pursue their dreams.
Lip Sync Battle Shorties (10 episodes, season two) - The
hit competition series, renewed for a second season, features real
kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists,
while competing for the iced-out Shorties mic. Production will begin
Los Angelesthis summer with multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannonreturning as host, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa.
Musical Dares (10 episodes) - This
brand-new, short-form series is a new twist on the classic concept of
musical chairs. Created and executive produced by
Additionally, Nickelodeon's pipeline is rounded out with TV Movies and
tentpoles including, Rocko's Modern Life: Static
Cling and Invader Zim specials. The brand will
also feature three major TV events this year: 2018
Kids' Choice Awards on
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th 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 company includes
television programming and production in
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