Friday, October 31, 2014

Nickelodeon UK May Rename "Nick Jr. 2" To "Nick Jr. Too" On Monday 3rd November 2014

The Virgin Media and Smallworld news blog Media Boy Blog is reporting that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK and Ireland are rumoured to be planning to rename Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's second popular preschool channel "Nick Jr. 2" to "Nick Jr. Too" on Monday 3rd November 2014!

UPDATE: Nickelodeon UK has updated their "How to Get Nick" and "How to Get Nick Jr." pages on nick.co.uk and nickjr.co.uk to reflect Nick Jr. 2's new channel name, Nick Jr. Too!


Please note, however, that this Nickelodeon News is currently unconfirmed by Nickelodeon UK & Eire.

Source: ToonZone Forums member RegularCapital.com.
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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Honeywell Team Up With Tia Mowry-Hardrict To Launch Innovative Abduction Prevention Program

Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike, but it is also a holiday that requires a mindset of being safe. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Honeywell Inc. have announced in the following press release, from PRNewswire, that they are teaming up with Nickelodeon Star Tia Mowry-Hardrict ("Instant Mom") to launch KidSmartz, a brand-new program that aims to keep kids safe on Halloween and all year-round!


According to the FBI, police received more than 400,000 reports of missing children last year in the United States. KidSmartz is a personal safety program that educates parents, teachers and other trusted adults and law enforcement about preventing abduction. The program empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors in ways that are fun, innovative and easy-to-implement.

Through the use of videos and engaging animations, KidSmartz helps teach critical safety information to children. The foundation of the KidSmartz curriculum focuses on the four rules of personal safety:

1. Check First
2. Take a Friend
3. Say "No" and Find Help
4. Tell a Trusted Adult

Parents, educators and other trusted adults can find instructional resources such as free classroom lesson plans, take-home printable materials for families, safety checklists and engaging and animated videos to empower kids to practice safer behaviors and reinforce the four rules of personal safety.

KidSmartz reinvents the concepts and methods developed in 2005 for the "Got 2B Safe! Think Smart and Take Charge" program, Honeywell's first nationwide classroom-based child abduction prevention program for third-graders launched in partnership with NCMEC. This fall Got2BSafe! will be expanded to impact even more children thanks to the next generation of the program — KidSmartz.

To encourage educators to utilize the official KidSmartz website, teachers who download the KidSmartz Education Toolkit will automatically be entered for a chance to win a USD$250 gift card that can be used for purchasing school supplies. Drawings will take place once a month through the end of the year.

The KidSmartz curriculum and related materials are available for download at www.KidSmartz.org. For more information, check out KidSmartz on Facebook and Twitter.

Original National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Honeywell Inc. Press Release:

KidSmartz Teaches Child Safety Rules Ahead of Halloween

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Honeywell Launch Innovative Abduction Prevention Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike, but it is also a holiday that requires a mindset of being safe. Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Honeywell Inc. (NYSE: HON) are teaming up with Nickelodeon actress, Tia Mowry, to launch KidSmartz, a new program that aims to keep kids safe on Halloween and all year-round.

According to the FBI, police received more than 400,000 reports of missing children last year in the United States. KidSmartz is a personal safety program that educates parents, teachers and other trusted adults and law enforcement about preventing abduction. The program empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors in ways that are fun, innovative and easy-to-implement.

"We have been analyzing attempted abductions for almost a decade and have learned a lot about the risks kids face and the strategies they can use to stay safe," said John Ryan, president and CEO of NCMEC. "Thanks to Honeywell, its employees and the support of Tia, we have an opportunity to share this potentially life-saving knowledge through the KidSmartz program."

Through the use of videos and engaging animations, KidSmartz helps teach critical safety information to children. The foundation of the KidSmartz curriculum focuses on the four rules of personal safety:

1. Check First
2. Take a Friend
3. Say "No" and Find Help
4. Tell a Trusted Adult

"Halloween presents a great opportunity to discuss safety with our kids," said Tia Mowry. "KidSmartz provides the tools that parents, teachers and law enforcement need to address a scary topic, but in a way that's fun and entertaining for kids. As a mom, I know that preparing for a night of trick-or-treating can be hectic, but taking a few minutes to talk with our kids about the four rules can make a difference in keeping them safe on Halloween — and every day of the year."

Parents, educators and other trusted adults can find instructional resources such as free classroom lesson plans, take-home printable materials for families, safety checklists and engaging and animated videos to empower kids to practice safer behaviors and reinforce the four rules of personal safety.

KidSmartz reinvents the concepts and methods developed in 2005 for the "Got 2B Safe! Think Smart and Take Charge" program, Honeywell's first nationwide classroom-based child abduction prevention program for third-graders launched in partnership with NCMEC. This fall Got2BSafe! will be expanded to impact even more children thanks to the next generation of the program — KidSmartz.

"For 10 years we've partnered with NCMEC to keep a watch over our nation's children and supply them with resources that can help them recognize and avoid dangerous situations," said Tom Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate social responsibility organization. "I'm proud of what we have already accomplished with Got2Bsafe! and hope to continue that success with the KidSmartz program by reaching more children, parents and teachers."

To encourage educators to utilize the site, teachers who download the KidSmartz Education Toolkit will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $250 gift card that can be used for purchasing school supplies. Drawings will take place once a month through the end of the year.

The KidSmartz curriculum and related materials are available for download at www.KidSmartz.org. For more information, check out KidSmartz on Facebook and Twitter.

About Child Abduction

According to the FBI, more than 400,000 children were reported missing last year in the United States. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has analyzed more than 9,000 abduction attempts and found that many: involved a suspect driving a vehicle; occurred between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; occurred when the child was traveling to or away from school or a school related activity; or involved girls and children between the ages of 10 and 14. The more you know about abduction prevention, the better protected your child will be.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and [...] exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 196,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child [...] exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 2.9 million reports of suspected child [...] exploitation have been received, [...]. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

About Honeywell Hometown Solutions

KidSmartz™ the "next generation" of Got2BSafe! is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nickelodeon Unveils New "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" Trailer And Poster

Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation have today, Thursday 30th October 2014, released a brand-new trailer and poster for their upcoming brand-new "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water", which you can check out below!

Nick and Paramount's second new "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" trailer takes a closer look at the storyline of the second "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie, and features all-new footage not featured in the first trailer. Nick and Paramount's brand-new "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" poster features SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks as their superhero alter-egos surfing to surface, and features the tagline "Making Waves In Our World".

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - Official USA Trailer #2 (2015):



The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Official International Trailer #1 (2015) - Movie HD:



SPONGEBOB SCHWAMMKOPF 3D - Brandneuer Trailer! Premiere! (Official German Trailer):



The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - Official USA Poster #2 (2015):


Bob l'Eponge Le Film - Official France Poster #2 (2015):


"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" centers on SpongeBob SquarePants and his Bikini Bottom pals as they go on a epic quest. After a pesky pirate named Alameda Jack, played by Antonio Banderas, finds a magical book which gives anybody writing on its pages the power to do just about whatever they want, he discovers that the final page is missing and sets out on a mission to retrieve the missing page, which is protected deep under the surface by one legendary hero - SpongeBob SquarePants! After the pirate gets his hands on the last page of the book to put his evil plans in motion, SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles and Mr. Krabs discover that to save their underwater world, they must come to ours. After arriving on the surface and meeting a few humans, they learn that to fight off the menace endangering their beloved Bikini Bottom and get the last page back into the right hands so that they can rewrite the story, they must become superheroes - SpongeBob SquarePants becomes The Invincibubble, Patrick Star turns into Mr. Superawesomeness, Squidward Tentacles is Sour Note and Mr. Krabs turns into Sir Pinch-A-Lot. Get ready for a movie so extreme, you'll need new pants! "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" features a mix of 2D & 3D CG-animation and live action.

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will be released in theatres in the USA on Friday 6th February 2015 and in Digital 3D and 2D in cinemas across the UK on Friday 20th March 2015!

Fans can keep up to date and get the latest "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" news by following and visiting the films official websites and social media profiles:

USA:

Website: SpongeBobMovie.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/SpongeBobMovie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SpongebobMovie

UK:

Website: SquarePantsMovie.co.uk
Facebook: Facebook.com/SpongeBobMovie.UK

Worldwide:

Instagram: @SpongeBobMovie

Hashtag: #SpongeBobMovie

Additional source: ComingSoon.net.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Award-Winning Preschool Series, "Julius Jr.", Launches Season Two With Week Of Premieres On Nick Jr. USA Starting Monday 3rd November 2014

Saban Brands and Nickelodeon's popular preschool brand, Nick Jr., have today, Wednesday 29th October 2014, announced in the following press release, from PRNewswire, the exciting Nickelodeon News that Nick USA's preschool channel, Nick Jr. USA, will start to premiere and show "Julius Jr." season two in November 2014!



(Download image - Julius Jr. Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/NY53555LOGO )

Season two of the popular animated preschool series "Julius Jr." will launch with a week of premieres starting Monday 3rd November 2014 at 5:30pm (ET/PT). Brand-new episodes will air that week on Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th November 2014 at 5:30pm (ET/PT), followed by premieres every Saturday in November at 1pm (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. In addition, an all-new suite of Julius Jr. digital products, including an interactive app, game and website, will launch during November 2014!

Original Saban Brands Press Release:

Award-Winning Preschool Series, Julius Jr., Launches Season Two With Week Of Premieres On Nick Jr. Starting Monday, Nov. 3, At 5:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

Kids and Parents Can Also Monkey Around with Julius Jr. Through the All-New Interactive App, Game and Website

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands and Nick Jr. today announced that season two of the animated preschool series, Julius Jr., will launch with a week of premieres starting Monday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Brand-new episodes will air that week on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by premieres every Saturday in November at 1 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. In addition, an all-new suite of Julius Jr. digital products, including an interactive app, game and website, will launch this November.

Season two of Julius Jr. will continue to delight kids with the gang entering new worlds, including a splash-tastic water park, and even more original music that spans many genres from pop to reggae and dance. Julius Jr. and his best pals also have a new resident pet, Chachi, an adorable Chihuahua and Paul Frank favorite, who moved into the playhouse at the end of season one.

"Julius Jr. has had a great first year and we look forward to delivering fans an all-new season filled with creativity, invention and adventure," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "In today's digital age, we are excited to offer kids and their parents new and engaging content across multiple platforms, allowing them to incorporate Julius Jr. and his friends into their active lifestyles, wherever they may be."

The all-new Julius Jr. website, www.juliusjr.com, has sparkle-riffic new features for both preschoolers and their parents to enjoy. A playful new kids section features fun games, crafts and activities, printables and music videos, as well as exclusive video clips from the show. The website will also include a dedicated parents section featuring healthy recipes, themed birthday ideas, and arts and crafts to do with their kids, along with curriculum-based "Inventing Time" activities from the Center for Childhood Creativity. The site is built for web, tablet and smart phone usage, so parents and their children can easily enjoy Julius Jr. and his pals together on the go!

The creativity and fun continues with a new Julius Jr. online game, "Julius Jr.'s Big Day of Fun." The game features three different levels where Julius Jr. and his friends enter the Twirl-a-World Amusement Park to repair the ducky waterslide, go to the Sortin' Sagebrush Farm to collect smooshberries and finish at the iconic Playhouse for a rockin' dance party. Upon completion of all three levels, a can't-miss surprise is revealed to celebrate each player's victory of "Julius Jr.'s Big Day of Fun!"

Finally, on Nov. 6, a new Julius Jr. app, "Julius Jr.'s Playhouse," will launch with fun activities designed for preschoolers to play on their tablets and mobile phones. Kids will be able to join Julius Jr. and his friends in a variety of easy-to-play games.

For more information on Julius Jr., please visit www.juliusjr.com and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

About Julius Jr.

Julius Jr. is an animated preschool series based on the creative spirit and lovable characters from the world of Paul Frank. The show follows Julius Jr. and friends who use equal doses of imagination and inventive spirit to help each other overcome challenges big and small – teaching kids that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends. Together, they build a playhouse out of a simple cardboard box, but when they walk inside, to their surprise and delight, they discover that ordinary objects magically come to life and adventures are just a door away. A property of Saban Brands, Julius Jr. airs on Nick Jr. every day. Visit www.juliusjr.com for more information.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Macbeth, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples, among many others. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

About Nick Jr.

Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and moms, currently reaches almost 75 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon UK Launches New Look Official Website

Nickelodeon UK has today, Wednesday 29th October 2014, unveiled the channels' brand-new look official website, nick.co.uk!


Putting kids in control of their experience with the site, Nickelodeon's revamped official website brings all the fun of Nickelodeon's award-winning Nick App to Nick.co.uk, and features a endless stream of totally awesome content allowing visitors to play more games and watch tons more videos than ever before, and see the Nickelodeon stars and characters they love. The all-new look Nick.co.uk also features aweslime polls and giant Do Not Touch buttons throughout the website. Just watch out for surprises!

In Nick UK's latest Nick.co.uk update, all of your favourite Nickelodeon characters, games and videos are sticking around, with even more fun to discover. But now, visitors get to see them in a totally new way! The all-new Nick.co.uk features revamped official websites for your favourite Nick shows, such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Every Witch Way", "Sam & Cat" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn", plus a new-look official blog where NickHeads can leave comments. There are endless games and videos, old and new, to play. Plus, Nick are giving visitors a BIGGER and BETTER way to watch online videos and play games, including the chance to rate your fave videos and games! The possibilities are endless on Nickelodeon's all-new website!

Nick UK's brand-new look nick.co.uk features a intuitive responsive web design (RWD) layout that provides NickHeads with an optimal viewing experience, allowing fans to experience the full world of Nickelodeon by easily clicking or swiping as they wish across the site's content-heavy offering whether viewing the all-new look website on desktop PC's and laptop computers or on tablet and smartphone (mobile) devices.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MKTO Guest Stars In Brand-New "The Thundermans" Episode "Shred It Go", Premiering Saturday 1st November 2014 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the brand-new episode of the networks popular superhero-themed comedy series "The Thundermans" called "Shred It Go", guest starring Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelly, also known as pop duo MKTO, on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 9:00pm ET/PT, Just Jared Jr. has unveiled a exclusive super sneak peek preview of the all-new episode, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip here on JustJaredJr.com!


In the all-new episode "Shred It Go", the Thunderman twins, Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) and Max (Jack Griffo) work together to win tickets to an MKTO concert, but a mishap with the paper-shredder at home appears to destroy the tickets, and Phoebe is heartbroken. But Max actually finds the tickets unharmed, and swipes them so he can take his crush to the concert. But lucky for shoe-throwing Phoebe, she gets to meet MKTO at Splatburger – and save's Tony's life from pineapple laced Polynesian Potstickers in the process!


"Shred It Go" airs Saturday, November 1st @ 9PM ET/PT on Nick USA!

Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelly originally met in 2010 while filming the Nickelodeon comedy-drama television series "Gigantic", which aired on TeenNick USA, and are currently on tour with Demi Lovato. In "The Thundermans" episode "Shred It Go", MKTO will guest star as themselves.
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The Stars Of "The Haunted Hathaways" Talk About Upcoming Episode "Haunted Temptations", Premiering 11/1 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the brand-new episode of the networks popular original comedy series "The Haunted Hathaways" called "Haunted Temptations" on Saturday 1st November 2014, Fanlala.com has unveiled a exclusive video from when they recently went behind-the-scenes of the hit Nick show to catch up with the shows cast, who talk about what fans can expect to see in the brand new episode! Find out what happens in the next all-new episode of "The Haunted Hathaways" in the online streaming video clip below!:



In the all-new episode "Haunted Temptations", there's a love triangle brewing as Taylor (Amber Montana) has to deal with matters of the heart when she has to choose between Scott Tomlinson (JT Neal) or new guy Antonio (guest starring Nick Merico from "Every Witch Way"). Meanwhile, there's baking trouble at Pie Squared. After Frankie (Breanna Yde) and Louie (Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores) accidentally burn Michelle's (Ginifer King) freshly made Beignets, they have to make new ones. However, they need to get a special oil from Madame Lebeuf (Kim Yarbrough), which has the unfortunate side effect of swelling peoples bottoms.
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Hulu Expands Agreement With Viacom To Add More Content From Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET and Logo

Craig Erwich, the Senior Vice President (SVP) and head of content of Hulu, has today, Tuesday 28th October 2014, announced the very exciting Nickelodeon News in a post on Hulu's official blog that the company has expanded its agreement with Viacom to continue bringing users thousands of episodes from some of Viacom's most popular series, including classic and current programming from Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families!


As part of their extended agreement, which begun in 2011, Hulu will be adding top titles from Nickelodeon to their Hulu Kids offering over the next few weeks, allowing viewers to be able to stream episodes of classic Nickelodeon series such as "Invader Zim", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Drake & Josh", "Hey Arnold!", and many more.

Additionally, to all of the great English-language programming that will be available, Hulu will also be expanding their offering of Latino programming for kids by adding a handful of family-friendly Nickelodeon titles such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in Spanish to Hulu:
More Episodes from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and more coming to Hulu

October 28th, 2014 by Craig Erwich Senior Vice President, Head of Content


When we launched our first major agreement with Viacom in 2011, shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report quickly became top shows on Hulu. Three years later, these shows – as well as many more from the Viacom family of networks – still remain among the most popular series on Hulu. Therefore, it was a natural choice for us to extend that relationship with Viacom to bring fan-favorite kids titles, comedy series and reality series from networks including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, TVLand, Spike, BET and Logo to Hulu.

Today, I am excited to share the news that we are extending our partnership with Viacom –to continue bringing thousands of episodes from some of Viacom's most popular series and a selection of kids content to Hulu. We will be adding top titles from Nickelodeon to our Hulu Kids offering that have never before been made available to stream on Hulu. That means that, soon, viewers will be able to stream episodes of classic series such as Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, and many more.

Over the coming weeks, Hulu and Viacom will also be refreshing a library of past seasons from some of the funniest shows airing on television today. If you're a fan of hilarious comedy, you can watch full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Ridiculousness, Tosh.0, Kroll Show and Inside Amy Schumer, from your living room, on your lunch break or on-the-go with Hulu. If you need a reality TV-fix, you'll be able to binge watch Catfish, Ink Master, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Snooki & JWoww and more, and catch even more episodes of guilty pleasures like The Hills, The Jersey Shore, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop, and Mob Wives. We are also adding select scripted series including Comedy Central's Workaholics, MTV's Faking It, and TVLand's Hot in Cleveland.

In addition to all of the great English-language programming that will be available, we will also be expanding our offering of Latino programming for kids by adding a handful of family-friendly Nickelodeon titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Spanish to Hulu.

The great selection of in-season programming from across the networks that we've had on Hulu for the past several years will remain. Hulu will continue to be a go-to destination to stream The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as the final season of one of my all-time favorites, The Colbert Report. New episodes of MTV's scripted series Awkward, Happyland, and many more will also continue to be available to stream.

All episodes will be added to Hulu over the next few weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to continue your fall TV binge. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Viacom and even more thrilled to be bringing these great shows to our Hulu viewers. Happy streaming.
Also, from Deadline.com:
Viacom Expands Program Offerings To Hulu

Today’s announcement doesn’t say how much Viacom will get as it expands the amount of programming it offers on Hulu. But the deal likely will contribute to the debate over whether the entertainment company’s streaming arrangements weaken its appeal to cable and satellite companies.

The update to the alliance which began in 2011 will add lots of Nickelodeon titles on Hulu. “That means that, soon, viewers will be able to stream episodes of classic series such as Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, and many more,” Hulu Head of Content Craig Erwich says in a blog post about the deal. Nickelodeon also will provide Spanish-language versions of series including SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The terms also add library episodes of shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, Spike, and TVLand. That will include full seasons of Key & Peele, Drunk History, Ridiculousness, Tosh.0, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Catfish, Ink Master, 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Snooki & JWoww, The Hills, The Jersey Shore, Basketball Wives, Love & Hip Hop, and Mob Wives. “We are also adding select scripted series including Comedy Central’s Workaholics, MTV’s Faking It, and TVLand’s Hot In Cleveland,” Erwich says.

He adds that Hulu “will continue to be a go-to destination to stream The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and The Colbert Report. MTV’s Awkward and Happyland will be available in their current seasons but on a 21-day delay — not, as Hulu initially said, the day after new episodes air.

Viacom’s new deal follows the announcement that it will support Sony’s planned streaming service. Several small cable companies cited the easy availability of the company’s shows as one reason why they decided to do without its channels.

Nickelodeon USA Wins October 2014 With Kids

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Ratings News in the following press release, from TVByTheNumbers.com, that Nick USA closed the month of October 2014 as the top basic cable network in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.0/617K), driven by solid performances from its hit animation and live-action rosters!


The net's top animated series for the month with Kids 2-11 was "SpongeBob SquarePants" (3.6/1.1M), followed by "Sanjay and Craig" which averaged a 3.3/1.0M. Also, "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" (4.1/790K) and "Henry Danger" (4.0/755K) were Nickelodeon's top performing live-action series with Kids 6-11 in October 2014.

With Kids 2-5, Nickelodeon's "PAW Patrol" (4.2/508K), "Blaze and the Monster Machines" (4.0/480K) and "Team Umizoomi" (3.9/469K) were the network's top preschool shows, respectively.

Additionally, Nickelodeon capped off the month of October 2014 with a weekly win (Monday 20th to Sunday 26th October 2014), securing the number-one spot on basic cable in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.0/628K). "SpongeBob SquarePants" was the week's top-ranked animated kids program with total viewers across cable TV, scoring 2.2M P2+. Also, "PAW Patrol" landed as the top preschool series with Kids 2-5, averaging a 6.0/719K.

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON CLINCHES MONTHLY WIN WITH KIDS

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AND NEW LIVE-ACTION HITS NICK, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN AND HENRY DANGER ARE NET'S TOP PERFORMING SHOWS

NEW YORK – Oct. 28, 2014 – Nickelodeon closed the month of October as the top basic cable network in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.0/617K), driven by solid performances from its hit animation and live-action rosters.

The network's top animated series for the month with Kids 2-11 was SpongeBob SquarePants (3.6/1.1M), followed by Sanjay and Craig which averaged a 3.3/1.0M. Also, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn (4.1/790K) and Henry Danger (4.0/755K) were Nickelodeon’s top performing live-action series with Kids 6-11 in October.

With Kids 2-5, Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol (4.2/508K), Blaze and the Monster Machines (4.0/480K) and Team Umizoomi (3.9/469K) were the network’s top preschool shows, respectively.

Additionally, Nickelodeon capped off the month of October with a weekly win (10/20/14-10/26/14), securing the number-one spot on basic cable in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.0/628K). SpongeBob SquarePants was the week’s top-ranked animated kids program with total viewers across cable TV, scoring 2.2M P2+. Also, PAW Patrol landed as the top preschool series with Kids 2-5, averaging a 6.0/719K.

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Brand-New "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" And "The Thundermans" Holiday Specials On 11/29

Nickmas is coming early for NickHeads in the USA!


The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting the exciting Nick News that, following the debut of the networks brand-new holiday movie "Santa Hunters" on 11/28, Nickelodeon USA will premiere the brand-new Christmas special of Nick's all-new hit comedy series "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn", titled "Santa's Little Harpers", and show the brand-new Holiday episode of Nick's popular superhero-themed sitcom "The Thundermans", called "Winter Thunderland", on Saturday 29th November 2014 at 8:30pm and 9:00pm ET/PT, respectively, as part of Nick USA's Thanksgiving programming highlights!


Additionally, Nickelodeon USA will also be premiering more brand-new episodes of the brand-new live-action Canadian buddy comedy series "Max & Shred" throughout November 2014, and the brand-new "Every Witch Way" special presentation called "Spellbound" on Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 7pm ET/PT!
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episode "Yeti Krabs" On Friday 28th November 2014

The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting the exciting Nick News that Nickelodeon USA will premiere and show a brand-new episode of the networks hit original animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" titled "Yeti Krabs" on Friday 28th November 2014 at 6:30pm (ET/PT), as part of Nick USA's Thanksgiving programming highlights!


In the all-new SBSP episode, which is the partner episode of "Kenny the Cat", Squidward stops doing work at the Krusty Krab, so Mr. Krabs tells a scary story about a yeti crab that eats lazy employees, which causes SpongeBob to take it seriously and start working in overdrive!
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New Holiday Movie "Santa Hunters" On Friday 28th November 2014

The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting the exciting Nick News that Nickelodeon USA will premiere and show the networks brand-new holiday movie "Santa Hunters" on Friday 28th November 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT), as part of Nick USA's Thanksgiving programming highlights!


In Nickelodeon's brand-new Christmas-themed Original Nickelodeon TV Movie "Santa Hunters", Alex (Benjamin Flores, Jr.), his younger sister Elizabeth (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and his cousins Zoey (Breanna Yde) and Richard (Mace Coronel) rig up an elaborate setup of traps and video equipment to catch Santa Claus on video tape. However, their plan backfires when they realize that when they see Santa, he begins to lose his Christmas magic. The kids have to protect the tape to save Christmas, and they learn that believing is more important than seeing.


To celebrate Nickelodeon USA debuting the networks all-new Christmas film on 11/28, Nick.com has launched the movies official website, nick.com/santahunters, which features information about the movie, character bios, a poll, exclusive online streaming video clips, and Nickelodeon's official message board/forum for fans to talk about the movie!

"Santa Hunters" is directed by Savage Steve Holland ("Big Time Rush") and is produced by Pacific Bay Entertainment.
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NickToons UK To Premiere New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season Two Episodes From Saturday 8th November 2014

The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide is reporting the Booyakasha TMNT News that Nicktoons UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's animation and action channel, will start to premiere and show more brand new episodes from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season 2, including the thrilling two-part second season finale episode "The Invasion", which will bring TMNT season two to a dramatic conclusion, every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am over November 2014 and December 2014 from Saturday 8th November 2014, continuing the shell-raising crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo! NickToons UK & Eire will repeat each all-new episode the same day at 5:30pm!


Following Nicktoons UK and Ireland premiering the brand new two-part series finale of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season two in December 2014, Nicktoons UK will start to premiere and show the explosive third season of Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series from February 2015, as part of 2015 on Nickelodeon UK!

Catch "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in Digital 3D and 2D in cinemas across the UK this Half Term, and meet and greet the Lean, Mean, Ninja Team this October at Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Nicktoons UK To Premiere Brand-New "Rabbids Invasion" Halloween Special On Monday 27th October 2014

Beware of creatures that go Bwaah in the night... The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide is reporting the fang-tastic Nick UK news that Nicktoons UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's animation and action channel, will premiere and show the spooktacular brand-new Halloween-themed episode of Nickelodeon and Ubisoft's popular CG-animated series "Rabbids Invasion" titled "Vampire Rabbid/Rabbid Halloween/Zombie Rabbid" on Monday 27th October 2014 at 2:30pm!


In the all-new "Rabbids: Invasion" Halloween special, the Raving Rabbids experiment with an instant growth tonic in 'Vampire Rabbid', try their hand at trick or treating in 'Rabbid Halloween', and find that rotten donuts have odd effects in 'Zombie Rabbid'.


Following the debut of the brand-new "Rabbids: Invasion" Halloween special, Nicktoons UK & Eire will encore "Vampire Rabbid; Rabbid Halloween; Zombie Rabbid" on Friday 31st October 2014 at 2:30pm, as part of the channels' spooktacular Halloween highlights!
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Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand To Premiere "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" On Monday 3rd November 2014

Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand has announced the exciting news in a promo on their official website that Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand's local version of the popular preschool channel will start to premiere and show "Dora and Friends: Into the City!", a brand new animated spin-off series from Nickelodeon's massively popular animated preschool series "Dora the Explorer", from Monday 3rd November 2014 (transmission (TX) air time to be announced)!


To celebrate the Australian and Kiwi launch of "Dora and Friends", Nick Jr. AU/NZ's official website, nickjr.com.au, has unveiled the channels official "Dora and Friends" show website which features information about the series, a fantastic selection of online streaming video clips to watch and a great range printables to download, including e-books which introduces each of Dora's new friends, plus bookmarks, games, puzzles, stationary, calenders, colouring in sheets, paper dolls and pencil toppers!


"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" is a brand-new half-hour animated series (20 episodes) featuring the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community - having both real-life and magical adventures along the way.



Dora and Friends: Into the City! Pictured: (L – R) Emma, Alana (kneeling), Dora, Kate, Naiya and Pablo in Dora and Friends: Into the City!, coming to Nickelodeon later this summer. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Set in the fictional city of Playa Verde, Dora and her friends go on adventures, whether it's rescuing a lost stuffed monkey for a little boy in the hospital or returning a ring to an ancient Mayan Princess. Throughout her journeys, Dora uses Map App on her smartphone and a magical charm bracelet to navigate the city and overcome any obstacle. In the new series, Dora continues to be a good friend, leader, and problem-solver with a group of new friends–Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo-who share her passion for learning and exploring.

Developed with the support of educational experts and tested by preschoolers themselves, "Dora and Friends" is set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language and Latino culture. The series is created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes ("Dora the Explorer", "Go, Diego, Go!").
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Vamanos! "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" To Premiere On Nick Jr. UK On Monday 3rd November 2014

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced and confirmed the very exciting news in the following press release, from VIMN's official Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Centre, that Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's top-performing preschool channel, will start to premiere and show "Dora and Friends: Into the City!", a brand new animated spin-off series from Nickelodeon's massively popular animated preschool series "Dora the Explorer", on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 5:00pm (repeated at 6:00pm on Nick Jr. +1), as part of the channels Autumn/Winter 2014 programming highlights! Following the series debut, Nick Jr. UK & Eire will continue to air brand-new episodes of "Dora and Friends" weekdays at 5:00pm (replayed at 6:00pm on Nick Jr.+1).


Each half-hour episode of "Dora and Friends" features Dora, now living in the city of Playa Verde, attending school and working with a new group of human friends to give back to her community - having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. Throughout her journeys, Dora uses her problem-solving skills, Map App on her smartphone and a magical charm bracelet to navigate through the city and overcome any obstacle. The series is created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes ("Dora the Explorer", "Go, Diego, Go!").


In the premiere episode, "Doggie Day", Dora and her friends embark on an adventure to help a singing dog, Cusco, find his lost puppy brothers and bring them to the Doggie Adoption Day. Developed with the support of educational experts and tested by young audiences, "Dora and Friends: Into the City" is set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on helping the community, problem solving, emotional skills and Spanish language.

Dora's new group of friends – Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo – all have unique interests but share Dora's passion for exploring, adventures and helping out in their community. Kate loves acting, Naiya enjoys science and maths, Emma's musical, Alana loves playing football and looking after animals and Pablo loves sports and adventures.

To celebrate the UK launch of "Dora and Friends", Nickelodeon UK will be holding a exclusive "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" premiere event in London on Sunday 2nd November 2014!

Online at nickjr.co.uk parents and kids can find out more about Nick Junior's brand-new animated series, watch exclusive online streaming video clips, visit the 'Create' area which is full of fantastic colouring in sheets, and view exclusive "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" e-books which introduces each of Dora's new friends and can be read online or printed off for a bedtime story.

Following the shows successful debut on Nick USA during August 2014, Nickelodeon recently commissioned a 20-episode second season of the networks brand-new preschool hit "Dora and Friends: Into the City!", featuring global phenomenon Dora in all-new adventures! Nick's newly imagined Latina heroine is also set to make her debut in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City! Dora will make the journey to the Big Apple on Thursday 27th November 2014, with some of her new friends, Kate and Pablo, to sing and dance along the parade route on a brand-new float inspired by the series titled "Aventuras Fantasticas".

To further celebrate Nick Jr. UK and Eire starting to air "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" from Monday 3rd November 2014 at 5:00pm (repeated at 6:00pm on Nick Jr. +1), Nick Jr. UK recently launched the channels official Dora's Fan Club, in which members will receive a monthly newsletter from Nick Jr. featuring the latest news and activities from Dora the Explorer, plus exclusive activity pack downloads, sneak peeks, fun games and competitions! To be part of Nick Jnr's brand-new Dora Fan Club, simply register your details (your name and email address) here on Nick Jnr's official Dora Club webpage, http://www.nickjr.co.uk/_/doraclub, today! (* please note that you must be over 18 years-old to subscribe)!

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:

VAMANOS! DORA AND FRIENDS: INTO THE CITY! TO PREMIERE ON MONDAY 3RD NOVEMBER


London, xx October 2014 – Dora sets off on her next adventure in the brand-new animated series Dora and Friends: Into the City! The series features new friends, magical adventures and a developed curriculum. Dora and Friends: Into the City! premieres on Monday 3rd November at 5:00pm on Nick Jr.

Each half-hour episode features Dora, now living in the city of Playa Verde, attending school and working with a new group of human friends to give back to her community - having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. Throughout her journeys, Dora uses her problem-solving skills, Map App on her smartphone and a magical charm bracelet to navigate through the city and overcome any obstacle. Created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!) Dora and Friends: Into the City! will air weekdays at 5pm on Nick Jr.

In the premiere episode, Dora and her friends embark on an adventure to help a singing dog, Cusco, find his lost puppy brothers and bring them to the Doggie Adoption Day. Developed with the support of educational experts and tested by young audiences, Dora and Friends: Into the City is set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on helping the community, problem solving, emotional skills and Spanish language.

Dora’s new group of friends – Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo – all have unique interests but share Dora’s passion for exploring, adventures and helping out in their community. Kate loves acting, Naiya enjoys science and maths, Emma’s musical, Alana loves playing football and looking after animals and Pablo loves sports and adventures.

Online at nickjr.co.uk parents and kids can view exclusive Dora and Friends: Into the City! e-books. Each book introduces each of Dora’s friends and can be read online or printed off for a bedtime story.

Where every day's an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.'s programming includes beloved shows Dora the Explorer, Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Paw Patrol. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at nickjr.co.uk Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Viaplay Acquires Video-On-Demand Rights To Raft Of Popular Nickelodeon Shows For Nordic Region

The Sweden-based international entertainment group Modern Times Group has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Europe news in the following press release, from MTG's official website, that the Swedish media company's Viaplay has secured the exclusive stand-alone video on demand (VOD) rights to a raft of programming from Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, in the Nordic region until 2020! The deal makes Viaplay's kids offering the strongest in the region and viewers will have access to thousands of episodes and movies every month.


Starting Wednesday 1st October 2014, all Viaplay subscribers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland have exclusive access to a huge selection of hit live-action and animated Nickelodeon series. The content's appeal spans pre-schoolers to young teenagers (tweens). Top titles include all seasons of animated favourites "Dora the Explorer", "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Penguins of Madagascar", and popular live action series "Victorious" and "iCarly".

All titles will be part of Viaplay's download-to-go service so customers can watch the hit Nick shows on their mobile devices when they are offline. Viaplay is available on a range of internet connected devices including personal computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, set-top-boxes, and games consoles, and through Viasat's "Video Multi Screen" service.

Original Modern Times Group Press Release:

Nickelodeon content exclusively on Viaplay

10/1/2014 8:00 AM

MTG’s Viaplay has secured the exclusive stand-alone video on demand rights to programming from top children's entertainment brand Nickelodeon in the Nordic region until 2020. This will make Viaplay’s kids offering the strongest in the region and viewers will have access to thousands of episodes and movies every month.

From 1 October all Viaplay subscribers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland will have exclusive access to animations and live action series from Viacom’s Nickelodeon. The content’s appeal spans pre-schoolers to young teenagers (tweens). Top titles include all seasons of kids' animated favourites Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar, and live action series Victorious and iCarly aimed at tweens.

"Nickelodeon is a leading producer of kids and tween content. With this agreement and the other great kids and tween content we offer, we place Viaplay in first position when it comes to content aimed towards the younger audience."

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Programming

"This is a very important step for Nickelodeon and Viacom. It is a unique deal and it will strengthen Viacom's position in the Nordics. We look forward to be working closely together with MTG to explore the great potential of our content with the aim to inspire kids and tweens."

Andrea Sahlgren, Viacom Senior Vice President, General Manager Nordic

"At MTG, content and digital choice is at the heart of what we do, and Viaplay is shaping the future of entertainment by providing the best and most varied recent blockbuster movies, TV Series, sports and kids titles in the Nordics. We're also happy to be strengthening our relationship with Viacom that extends across all TV platforms in the region."

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO

All titles will be part of Viaplay’s download-to-go service so customers can watch the programmes on their mobile devices when they are offline. Viaplay is available on internet connected devices including personal computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, set-top-boxes, and games consoles, and through Viasat´s "Video Multi Screen" service.

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MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) is an international entertainment group. Our operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. We are also the largest shareholder in CTC Media, which is Russia’s leading independent media company. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm ('MTGA' and 'MTGB').

The information in this announcement is that which MTG is required to disclose according to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act, and was released at 08:00 CET on 1 October 2014.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Nickelodeon UK And KiCK! Magazine Release "Footy Quacks" Episode Six - Crystal Palace Vs. West Bromwich Albion F.C.

To celebrate Nicktoons UK and Ireland, Nick UK's animation and action channel, showing Nickelodeon's brand-new bread-tastic original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Breadwinners" weekdays at 4:30pm, Nickelodeon UK and KiCK! have unveiled the sixth all-new episode of their brand-new weekly Football-themed web series called "Footy Quacks"!


Nick and KiCK!'s quack-tastic feathered footie fans David Beakham and Quack Wilshere are back once again, and even though they're big stars (the latest gossip magazines are reporting they've been hanging out with showbiz pal Pudsey the Dog), they are waddling off towards the Hawthorns this week to predict the outcome of the Premier League football match between Crystal Palace (CPFC) and West Bromwich Albion F.C. (WBA) at West Brom's home stadium on Saturday 25th October 2014, where both managers Alan Irvine and Neil Warnock will both been looking for the big points. Which manager will be most pleased with Quack and Beaks this week? Lets find out! Whatever football team they pick, you can be sure that there's been no 'fowl' play!:



Follow SwaySway and Buhdeuce's latest animal antics in their jet-fueled Rocket Van by watching Nickelodeon's brand-new show, "Breadwinners", weekdays at 4:30pm, only on NickToons UK and Ireland! You'll LOAF it!


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Nickelodeon Picks Up New Comedy "Animal Rescue Show" From TV Executive Tracy Katsky

The entertainment news website Deadline.com is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon news in the following article that television executive Tracy Katsky has sold Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, a brand-new multi-camera comedy series titled "Animal Rescue Show"!


The show centers on 12-year-old Taylor who has her life turned upside down when her single mother, in an attempt to "help" her make more friends, signs up their animal rescue facility as a place where her outrageous classmates can come work and receive community service hours for school. The series comes from writers Erika Keastle and Patrick McCarthy ("Good Luck Charlie").

The deal reunites WME-repped Katsky, a well respected development executive who is currently in a pod deal with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, with Nickelodeon, where she spent four years as the networks Senior Vice President (SVP) of Development & Original Programming:
Tracy Katsky Lines Up Six Comedy Sales, Extends Deal With Kapital Entertainment

Five months into her one-year pod deal with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Tracy Katsky has sold six comedies to broadcast and kapitalcable networks, including a half-hour starring comedian Pete Correale at CBS and projects from Ajay Sahgal and Claudia Lonow. On the heels of their successful first selling season together, Katsky and Kaplan have extended their deal for a second year.

The pact with KatCo marked the first pod deal for Kapital Entertainment which has been making strides toward becoming a full-fledged studio that serves as an umbrella for independent production companies. It was followed by a similar agreement between Kapital and Sharon Horgan’s Merman Films.

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On the cable side, Katsky has sold multi-camera comedy Animal Rescue Show to Nickelodeon, from writers Erika Keastle and Patrick McCarthy (Good Luck Charlie). It centers on 12-year-old Taylor who has her life turned upside down when her single mother, in an attempt to “help” her make more friends, signs up their animal rescue facility as a place where her outrageous classmates can come work and receive community service hours for school.

The sales reunite WME-repped Katsky, a well respected development executive, with several of the networks she had previously worked for. She spent four years as SVP Development & Original Programming at Nickelodeon and also did stints as SVP Development for HBO Independent Prods, SVP and head of comedy for Fox and SVP and head of comedy for Regency TV. Before teaming with Kaplan, she was at Greg Daniels’ production company Deedle Dee Prods, where she worked on the upcoming NBC comedy series Mr. Robinson.

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