Wednesday, September 18, 2019

John Cena to Guest Star in Nickelodeon's The Substitute, Premiering on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

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JOHN CENA TO GUEST STAR IN NICKELODEON’S THE SUBSTITUTE,
PREMIERING ON FRIDAY, OCT. 4, AT 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

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Nickelodeon is preparing tricks and treats with its hidden camera prank show The Substitute, this time with John Cena going undercover at the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills in Monrovia, CA. The debut episode airs on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide his identity, Cena is transformed into three completely unrecognizable camp counselors, pranking campers as a quirky environmentalist, a fearful fire safety expert and a CPR instructor with an unusual best friend.

The series features stars who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as professionals in various fields, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations. During the reveal at the end of the day, each organization receives a $25,000 donation.


Following the premiere of The Substitute, a new episode of the hit family game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader will air at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, hosted and executive produced by Cena.

The premiere of The Substitute follows the strong performance of two specials that aired earlier this year, and has been picked up for a full 10-episode order. The Substitute’s first special debuted in April with guest star Jace Norman (Henry Danger), and the second special premiered in May, guest starring multitalented comedian Lilly Singh.

The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Todd Hurvitz (Punk’d), serve as executive producers, with Hurvitz also serving as the showrunner. Jessica Brown, Nickelodeon’s Vice President of Current Series, also serves as an executive producer. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader is executive produced by Mark Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television, MGM (Survivor, The Voice) and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM (Beat Shazam, The World’s Best). Production of The Substitute and Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

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Originally published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 18:27 BST.
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BoxLunch Announces Exclusive 'Avatar: The Last Airbender 6 Inch Flocked Appa Funko Pop!' Figure

Yip yip! BoxLunch has announced the exciting news that it is partnering with Funko to release the Avatar: The Last Airbender 6 Inch Flocked Appa Funko Pop! figure very soon!


This Pop! features Appa, Aang's loyal sky bison, who shared a strong bond with Aang and with Momo, as they were all some of the few remaining traces of the Air Nomad civilisation. At a whopping 6" on length, this Pop! truly encompasses the size of Appa, topped off with a realistic flocked fur finish!


Truly one of the coolest Pop! Vinyl releases of 2019, don't miss out on adding the 6" Flocked Appa to your Funko collection today.

A release date for the Avatar: The Last Airbender 6 Inch Flocked Appa Funko Pop! figure (production number 643) is yet to be announced, but it will be available in the U.S. exclusively at BoxLunch, and will also be available internationally, including in Australia at Popcultcha. The Australian price for the figure is AU$49.99.

Funko commented on the first look at the Appa Pop on their official Twitter account, humorously letting out Aang's patented "Yip Yip" which is Appa's cue for moving as fast as he could as the large bison jettisoned itself through the air:


Appa was a "sky bison", big enough to hold all the protagonists of Avatar: The Last Airbender on his back. While the larger than life mammal didn't necessarily speak English, it was clear that he had a very good understanding of key phrases as well as the emotions and situations that were running rampant throughout the series' episode count. Though the true tragedy of Appa was, much like Aang, he was the last of his kind as the deep freeze the pair went under that landed them into their future had them awaken to a world where both Airbenders and Sky Bison were a thing of the past.


The Avatar: The Last Airbender 6 Inch Flocked Appa Funko Pop! figure follows Funko releasing a "normal-sized" Appa Funko Pop! figure being released as part of Funko's Avatar: The Last Airbender Pop! Animation range earlier this year.

The news also comes hot-on-the-heels of Funko announcing their Avatar: Cabbage Man & Cart Pop! Figure NYCC 2019 Exclusive.

BoxLunch is also currently selling Funko Avatar: The Last Airbender FunkO's Cereal with Pocket Pop! Appa Cereal, a tasty multigrain cereal that makes breakfast time so much more epic. Each box comes with an adorable Pocket Pop! of your favorite sky bison from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans can also find Appa-inspired apparel and accessories.



There isn't a better time than now to start unveiling new merchandise as Netflix, the method in which the new live action adaption of the series is being brought to life, is continuing to move toward unveiling the next visit to the world of Aang and his friends in their "bending world". Seeing this "flocked" version of Appa, meaning a much younger, group oriented Sky Bison, will add another great addition to those giant fanatics of Avatar: The Last Airbender!

One of the great things about shopping at BoxLunch, aside from feeling like a kid again, is that for every $10 spent on the pop culture-themed collection, BoxLunch will provide a free meal to someone in need through its partnership with Feeding America. So if you buy tee or hat, you can feel extra good about your purchase, knowing that you helped contribute to a philanthropic cause!

Avatar: The Last Airbender aired for 61 episodes over three seasons originally on Nickelodeon, where it began in February 2005 and concluded in July 2008. The series was nominated for—and won—Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award. Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.

Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko also created a follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, that returned to the world of Avatar years after Aang’s death to follow Korra, his successor as Avatar. That series ran between 2012-2014.

The stories of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have continued on in graphic novel series, with a live-action adaption of the original series currently in the works at Netflix from original creators DiMartino and Konietzko, who will serve as showrunners and executive producers.

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Originally published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 20:48 BST.

Original source: ComicBook; Additional source: Funkohouse.
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James Patterson Entertainment and Imagine Entertainment Reportedly Co-Producing 'I Funny' Series for Nickelodeon

James Patterson Entertainment and Imagine Entertainment are reportedly currently in production with I Funny, a brand-new series about a middle school boy who dreams of becoming a standup comedian, inspired by James Patterson’s heartwarming #1 New York Times bestselling franchise of the same name, for Nickelodeon!


The news follows Imagine Entertainment setting a broad deal with author James Patterson to develop film, TV and digital projects based on his children’s books. The deal calls for Imagine’s newly launched Imagine Kids and Family division to develop five titles from Patterson’s children’s book imprint with Little, Brown & Co., dubbed Jimmy Patterson Books. Other projects in the development pipeline include Patterson’s House of Robots series, about a boy and his robot brother; and adventure series Treasure Hunters. There’s also a young adult series about a warrior princess based on the upcoming novel Sophia, Princess Among Beasts.

In James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein’s heartwarming #1 New York Times bestseller, middle schooler Jamie Grimm faces bullying and self-doubt as he chases his dream to become the world’s greatest comedian.

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world’s greatest standup comedian–even if he doesn’t have a lot to laugh about these days. He’s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn’t let Jamie’s wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act?

Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (which was adapted into a blockbuster movie in 2016), James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story. (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations by illustrator Laura Park.)

I Funny: A Middle School Story, simply known as I Funny, is a realistic fiction novel by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. It was published by Little, Brown and Company in 2012. It is followed by I Even Funnier in 2013, I Totally Funniest in 2015, I Funny TV in 2016, I Funny: School of Laughs in 2017 and The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever in May 2018.

Imagine Kids+Family and Nickelodeon are also currently developing a brand-new original live-action series.

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Originally published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 21:23 BST.

Additional sources: Variety, Wikipedia, IMDb, Amazon.co.uk.
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WRONG ANSWERS ONLY! ๐Ÿ˜† Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader w/ John Cena | #KnowYourNick | Nickelodeon

WRONG ANSWERS ONLY! ๐Ÿ˜† Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader w/ John Cena | #KnowYourNick



John Cena is the right host for Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, but these answers are TOTALLY WRONG and 100% FUNNY! Which answer do YOU think is the MOST wrong? Let me know in the comments below! And catch more Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on Nickelodeon!

WRONG ANSWERS ONLY: Where does SpongeBob SquarePants live? ๐Ÿ

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader's BIGGEST PRIZE EVER!


What would you do with $100,000? This was Nickelodeon's biggest prize EVERRR!!

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On This Day in 1993 | Rocko’s Modern Life Premiered on Nickelodeon

On This Day in 1993 | Rocko’s Modern Life Premiered on Nickelodeon


On this day 26 years ago, Rocko's Modern Life premiered on Nickelodeon!

Nicktoons Facts: Rocko's Modern Life was created by Joe Murray. It premiered on September 18, 1993 (the fourth ever Nicktoon), and ran for 4 seasons. It also launched the careers of SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, as well as the voice of SpongeBob/Heffer, Tom Kenny! Rocko's Modern Life recently returned in the brand-new made-for-TV movie, "Static Cling", now available to stream on Netflix globally! Click the following link for more info!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/07/nickelodeon-and-netflix-unveil-new.html

How old were you when you first met Rocko?

Extra birthday treat: Listen to the Rocko's Modern Life (Rockos modernes Leben) theme song in German!



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Watch all your ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s Nickelodeon favorites on NickRewind, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night on TeenNick USA, and anytime you want on NickSplat on VRV AND NOW ON Nick Pluto TV!

Like NickRewind on Facebook, subscribe to the NickRewind YouTube channel and follow NickRewind on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive digital content from all of your throwback favorites like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, iCarly, Victorious, Kenan & Kel, CatDog, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Amanda Show, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and so much more!

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SpongeBob SquarePants | 'SpongeBob's Bad Habit' Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon

SpongeBob's Bad Habit | SpongeBob SquarePants


SpongeBob has picked up a bad habit! Check out a sponge-tastic sneak-peek from the brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SpongeBob's Bad Habit", premiering Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon USA!

In the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SpongeBob in RandomLand", SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply; Then later in "SpongeBob's Bad Habit", SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, but he also can't figure out why. (#256)

Any nail biters here? ๐Ÿ’…

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

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Fact or Nicktion: Could Pigeon Man Really Fly Away? | Hey Arnold! | Nickelodeon on Facebook Watch

Fact or Nicktion: Could Pigeon Man really fly away?


Every true Hey Arnold! fan wants to know this answer.

Fact or Nicktion is an investigative weekly series where MatPat explores the weird mysteries behind classic Nickelodeon shows and theorizes answers that just might ruin your childhood. The series is produced by Viacom Digital Studios (VDS) for Nickelodeon on Facebook Watch.


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NICKELODEON SLIMED A T-REX?! ๐Ÿฆ– LEGO Jurassic World IRL + Bonus Clip! | Nickelodeon

NICKELODEON SLIMED A T-REX?! ๐Ÿฆ– LEGO Jurassic World IRL + Bonus Clip! | Nick



ANYONE can get slimed – even a T-REX! Check out how LEGO® Master Builders created this epic scene with Owen, Claire, and a Tyrannosaurs Rex from the BRAND NEW show LEGO Jurassic World. Who would YOU slime if you had the chance? Let me know in the comments! And be sure to keep it here at NickALive! for all things SLIME and more DINO VIDS!

LEGO® Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar premieres Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA! Stampede along the following link for all the brick-tastic info!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/08/nickelodeon-usa-to-premiere-lego.html

Comment on YouTube if you think Nick should slime more LEGO creations!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’š



More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's September 2019 Premiere Highlights!

Originally published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
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Detective Dan RETURNS... w/ his DAUGHTER?! ๐Ÿ•ต️‍♂️ Josh Server Cameo! | #AllThatTuesday | All That Official

Detective Dan RETURNS... w/ his DAUGHTER?! ๐Ÿ•ต️‍♂️ Josh Server Cameo! | #AllThatTuesday



Josh Server made Detective Dan the most famous TV detective in the 90s. Now he’s back with daughter, Detective Anne (Kate Godfrey). Featuring Reece Caddell and Ryan Alessi as criminals. Which other classic All That characters do you want to see return? Let me know in the comments below! And catch more All That on Nickelodeon!

DETECTIVE DAN IS BACK! ๐Ÿ•ต️‍♂️

Jay-ZPenny | Sneak Peek


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Originally published: Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
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'Sister Twister Part 1' Trailer + Sneak Peek | Henry Danger | Nickelodeon

When Piper (Ella Anderson) tumbles down into the Man Cave, will her entire world completely change? Find out in the part one of the brand-new Henry Danger special "Sister Twister", premiering Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon USA!:



In the all-new Henry Danger episode "Sister Twister Part 1", when packages are stolen from Swellview porches, Henry (Jace Norman) and Ray (Cooper Barnes) set up a stakeout in an attempt to catch the thief red-handed. (#524; formally titled "Glittered with Danger")




More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's September 2019 Premiere Highlights!

Originally published: Monday, September 16, 2019.
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