New Blue's Clues Series, Picked Up for 20 Episodes, will
Feature All-New Production and Animation
Casting for New Host Begins this Month
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
will have a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues, as it
brings back the beloved puppy Blue in a remake of its groundbreaking
Clues. Picked up for 20 episodes, the new Blue's Clues
will have a refreshed signature look and casting for the new host will
begin this month, including an open call in Southern California on April
14. For more info, visit http://blues-clues-host-casting.nick.com.
Production on Blue's Clues will commence this summer.
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Beloved puppy Blue returns with a refreshed look in the remake of Nickelodeon's groundbreaking series, Blue's Clues. (Photo: Business Wire)
"With Blue's Clues, Nickelodeon launched what became TV's first
generation of interactivity for preschoolers and set the bar for
quality, curriculum-driven shows we have made since," said Cyma
Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. "The new, modern version of Blue's
Clues will capture all the original's creativity and visual identity
for a whole new audience ready for its fun adventures and expertly
designed problem-solving curriculum."
The new Blue's Clues series centers on the energetic girl puppy
Blue who invites viewers into her animated world to help solve the day's
puzzles with the help of a live-action host. Preschoolers are encouraged
to interact with the action on-screen by answering questions, pointing
out clues, jumping on their feet and playing along.
The original Blue's Clues series launched in September 1996 to
critical praise from educators, parents and preschoolers and ran for six
groundbreaking seasons. Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler and
Angela C. Santomero, Blue's Clues drew acclaim and high ratings
for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch
television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of
all time. The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool
television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language,
geography, physics, emotions and anatomy.
The classic Blue's Clues library is currently available on
NOGGIN, Nickelodeon's video subscription service for preschoolers, and
short-form content can be found on the Nick Jr. App and NickJr.com.
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 the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and
feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more
than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic
cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork,
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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