Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nickelodeon UK's 2013 Highlights For Nickelodeon UK, Nickelodeon HD, NickToons, Nick Jr. Channel And Nick Jr. 2

Here are Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon HD UK's, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's highlights for 2013:

Nickelodeon UK And Ireland's, Nickelodeon HD UK's And Nickelodeon+1's 2013 Highlights:

New Show: "You Gotta See This" - Confirmed For January 2013

Nickelodeon combines the best of the web, behind-the-scenes footage, celebrity interviews, pranks and bloopers in its new series You Gotta See This, premiering [on Nickelodeon USA] this fall. Hosted by Chris O'Neal and Noah Crawford (stars of How to Rock), the half-hour series rolls all the must-see clips of the week into one hilarious package.

New Show: "Dance Academy" - Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland have acquired the television broadcast rights to the Australian teen-oriented television drama "Dance Academy", a series which follows the efforts of young dancers training at a prestigious dance school called the National Academy of Dance.

New Episodes - Season 2 of Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Expected: Mid-2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to start to premiere and show all-new episodes from the brand new second season of Nickelodeon's CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, which Nickelodeon ordered in October 2012 following the launch success of Nickelodeon's brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series in 2012. Nickelodeon's second season of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will feature even more TMNT villains and new vehicles. Turtle Power!

New Episodes - Season 2 of "Supah Ninjas" - Expected: Mid-late 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to premiere and show all-new episodes from the brand new second season of the hit Nickelodeon action-comedy series "Supah Ninjas" in 2013.

The popular Nickelodeon series "Supah Ninjas" revolves around Mike Fukanaga (Ryan Potter), the Nickelodeon shows main protagonist, and his friends, Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight) and Amanda McKay (Gracie Dzienny). After the death of his grandfather, Grandpa "Hologramps" Fukunaga (George Takei), Mike is given a mysterious letter which leads him to discover that he comes from a long line of ninjas. With Owen, and later Amanda, they are ushered into the world of crime-fighting, forming the team "Supah Ninjas." They are trained with a hologram of Mike's grandfather, whom Owen refers to as "Hologramps", to fight crime in Empire City.

New Show - Robot and Monster - Expected: 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to begin to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand new CGI animated comedy series "Robot and Monster" in 2013.

In the brand new Nickelodeon comedy show "Robot and Monster", working at the Blinking Light Factory is basic for Mechanicals and Organics, but Robot Default and Monster Krumholtz make an odd couple, since Robot is serious and Monster is always goofy, but that doesn't keep them from being best friends. They do everything together, such as testing gadgets out, dreaming of JD and Spitfire, taking care of their pet Marf, avoiding both the annoying Ogo and Robot's arrogant brother Gart, and eating tons of bacon.

New Show - "Grounded" - Expected: Summer 2013

Nickelodeon announced in April 2012 that they had acquired the worldwide television rights for the all-new original live action tween comedy half-hour series "Grounded" from Canada's Breakthrough Entertainment for Nickelodeon to broadcast on its worldwide portfolio of channels (Nickelodeon International).

"Grounded" is executive produced by Paula Hart of Hartbreak Films (the film, live-action and animated television series versions of "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch"), along with Breakthrough Entertainment's Ira Levy, Peter Williamson and Joan Lambur.

Produced by Breakthrough Entertainment, "GROUNDED" is the story of two teenaged Greek Goddesses, who after misbehaving and destroying part of the mortal world, are cast out of Mount Olympus and grounded to earth to work in their mortal Uncle Gus' Pita Palace in a suburban mall. There they will learn to serve mankind and enjoy teenage life along the way. Breakthrough produced the initial 26 episodes of the series during summer 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

New Episode - Series finale of "iCarly" - Expected: Early 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to premiere and show the final episode of the popular Nickelodeon comedy series "iCarly", called "iGoodbye", during early 2013. The last ever episode of "iCarly" is expected to be an hour-long special episode.

Nickelodeon TV show creator Dan Schneider, the creator, writer, and producer of hit Nickelodeon shows such as "iCarly", "Victorious", "Drake & Josh", "The Amanda Show", "Zoey 101", "Kenan & Kel", "All That" (plus "What I Like About You", which Nickelodeon UK showed in the mid-2000's), and the Nickelodeon Movie "Good Burger", announced in May 2012 that the hit Nickelodeon comedy show "iCarly" would be coming to an end in 2012. The series finale of "iCarly" is expected to premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 24th November 2012 at 8.00pm (EST).

New Episode - Series finale of "Victorious" - Expected: Autumn 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to premiere and show the final episode of the popular Nickelodeon comedy series "Victorious" sometime in 2013.

Nickelodeon Star and actress Victoria Justice, who portrays the title character 'Tori Vega' in the popular Nickelodeon series "Victorious", announced and confirmed in August 2012 that Nickelodeon had decided to not renew "Victorious" for a fourth season (4th season).

New Episodes - Season 3 of Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis" - Expected: Spring 2013

Nickelodeon announced in April 2012 that Nickelodeon has commissioned a brand new third season of Nickelodeon's hit mystery drama series "House Of Anubis", in which Nickelodeon will up the ante from season one and season two of "House of Anubis" to bring fresh, spine-tingling episodes to Nickelodeon audiences throughout the world (Nickelodeon International / Planet Nickelodeon) who "thoroughly embraced this new genre for Nick". Fans of "House of Anubis" can expect even more mystery, comedy and adventure balanced with universal teen issues from Nickelodeon's reimagined daily series that originated from the Nickelodeon Belgian/Dutch television series "Het Huis Anubis". SIBUNA!

"House of Anubis follows a group of students who uncover and solve hidden mysteries at an English boarding school, while dealing with the highs and lows of their teenage years. One of the main plots in the third season of "House of Anubis" will be about the teens battling against the teachers as they race to defeat an ancient curse and prevent a great evil from reawakening forever. Season Three of "House of Anubis" will also introduce brand new characters to "House of Anubis" fans and Nickelodeon viewers, including a brand new character called 'KT Rush' (portrayed by new Nickelodeon Star and actress Alexandra Shipp), who will be "an adventurous, sunny and tenacious American girl who becomes a vital part of the Sibuna gang and partners with Eddie to unlock the new Anubis House mystery", and 'Willow Jenks' (played by new Nickelodeon Star and actress Louisa Connolly-Burnham), who will be "a student from another boarding house who yearns to join Anubis House". Unfortunately, Nickelodeon Star and "House of Anubis" actress Nathalia Ramos, who plays the primary protagonist SIBUNA character 'Nina Martin' in the first two seasons of Nickelodeon's popular mystery series "House Of Anubis" has announced and confirmed that she won't be returning to be in the cast of season three of "House of Anubis" due to school related issues. Roger Barclay, who plays "House of Anubis" villain Rufus Zeno/The Collector, has also confirmed that he also won't be returning to be in the cast of season three of "House of Anubis".

New Show - "The Legend of Korra" - Expected: January 2013

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland may be planning to premiere and start showing Nickelodeon's brand new original animated Nickelodeon series (Nicktoon) "The Legend of Korra" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK in January 2013, as part of Nickelodeon UK's Winter 2012/2013 highlights and "January on Nickelodeon UK 2013".

"The Legend of Korra" takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the next Avatar after Aang – a girl named Korra (Janet Varney) who is from the Southern Water Tribe. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water and Fire), Korra seeks to master Air. Her quest leads her to Republic City, the modern “Avatar” world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. Korra quickly discovers that the metropolis is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip the city apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large. Korra also has an Animal Guide who is a Polar Bear Dog called Naga. "The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra" is also set at least seventy years after the defeat of Phoenix King Ozai and Princess Azula in the original "Avatar: The Last Airbender" series.

New Show - "How to Rock" - Expected: Spring 2013

"How to Rock" (originally titled "How to Rock Braces and Glasses") is a brand new Nickelodeon live action series that stars Nickelodeon star Cymphonique Miller. The series is based on the "How to Rock Braces and Glasses" book series by Meg Haston which is printed by Alloy Entertainment. "How to Rock" centers on Kacey Simon (Cymphonique Miller), a popular girl whose status goes down after she must briefly wear braces and glasses. Ignored by the mean girls, Kacey finds a new way to express herself, through music by becoming the lead singer of the pop/hip-hop band 'Gravity 5' with Stevie (Lulu Antariksa), Zander (Max Schneider), Nelson (Noah Crawford), and Kevin (Chris O'Neal). The band's success begins a rivalry with 'The Perfs' which features her former best friends Molly (Samantha Boscarino) and Grace (Halston Sage).

New Series - "Power Rangers Megaforce" - Expected: Spring/Summer 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to begin premiering and showing the latest "Power Rangers" series from the "Power Rangers" franchise called "Power Rangers Megaforce", which will be the 20th season of "Power Rangers" and will be coinciding with the series' 20th anniversary. "Power Rangers Megaforce" will be based on "Tensou Sentai Goseiger".

In the latest brand new "Power Rangers" series called "Power Rangers Megaforce", when the evil Warstar aliens attack Earth, the supernatural guardian Gosei and his faithful robot assistant Tensou recruit five teenagers with attitude to combat the invading forces. Equipped with powers that grant them mastery over martial arts and other forms of combat, the teenagers transform into the latest champions of good: The Power Rangers Megaforce! Saban's "Power Rangers Megaforce" will star Andrew Gray as Troy (Red Megaforce Ranger), Christina Masterson as Emma (Pink Megaforce Ranger), Azim Rizk as Jake (Black Megaforce Ranger), Ciara Hanna as Gia (Yellow Megaforce Ranger), and John Mark Loudermilk as Noah (Blue Megaforce Ranger).

More brand new episodes of favourite Nickelodeon shows - Expected: Throughout 2013

Nickelodeon UK is expected to continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of popular Nickelodeon series in 2013, including "Big Time Rush", "Life With Boys", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Fred: The Show", "The Fairly OddParents", "Fanboy and Chum Chum", "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness", "The Penguins Of Madagascar", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", and "Winx Club"!

NickToons UK And Ireland's And NickToons Replay UK And Ireland's 2013 Highlights:

New Series: "Beyblade: Shogun Steel" - Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland (with Nickelodeon Germany (also known as Nickelodeon Deutschland)) have picked up the television broadcast rights to the brand new animated show "Beyblade: Shogun Steel", which is known in Japan as "Metal Fight Beyblade Zero-G" and is a sequel to the Japanese anime [Japanese animation] television series "Beyblade: Metal Fusion". Nickelodeon UK is expected to start to premiere and show "Beyblade: Shogun Steel" on their action channel Nicktoons UK and Ireland in 2013 as part of "2013 on NickToons UK".

New Show - "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" - Expected: January 2013

Nickelodeon UK has announced the Nickelodeon UK News that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's animation channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will start to premiere and show the brand new Italian animated action series created and directed by Iginio Straffi, the creator of the popular animated Nickelodeon series "Winx Club", called "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" soon, possibly in 2013, as part of NickToons UK's Winter 2012/2013 highlights and "2013 on NickToons UK"!:

More brand new episodes of favourite NickToons UK shows - Expected: Throughout 2013

Nickelodeon UK's action adventure channel, NickToons UK, is expected to show more brand new episodes of popular NickToons UK shows, including "The Fairly OddParents", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Fanboy & Chum Chum", "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness", "The Penguins Of Madagascar", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", "Matt Hatter Chronicles", "Monsuno", and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", in 2013!

Nick Jr. Channel UK and Ireland's And Nick Jr. 2's 2012 Highlights:

New Show - "Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare" - Expected: 2013

Nickelodeon UK announced in October 2012 that they had picked up the broadcast rights to Sydney, Australia's SLR Productions' preschool animated book-based series "Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown" for Nick UK's preschool channels, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, Nick Jr. 2, and Nick Jr. +1. The brand new animated preschool show "Guess How Much I Love You", based on the bestselling picture book by Sam McBratney and published by the Walker Books Group, features the love-themed seasonal adventures of Nutbrown Hare's family and their friends.

New Shorts Show - "The Go!Go!Go! Show" - Expected: February 2013

Nickelodeon UK announced in November 2012 a partnership with The Show 4 Kids plc to create ten original interstitials with hit family musical act 'The Go!Go!Go! Show.' Starring the core cast members including the sock-snarfing Fluffalope, the bespoke shorts will feature follow-along dance routines and original music written by UK pop supremos Mike Stock and Steve Crosby. The three minute, UK-produced interstitials will air on Nick Jr. from February 2013.

New Episodes - "A Bedtime Story with Arnie & Barnie" Series 7 - Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, has announced in a Nick Jr. UK Press Release that Nickelodeon UK started production on Tuesday 4th December 2012 on a seventh brand new series (season) of Nick Junior UK's popular Bedtime stories series "A Bedtime Story with Arnie & Barnie" at the MTV/Nickelodeon studios in Camden, London, and will be broadcast on Nick Jr. UK in 2013!

The all-new seventh series (series 7) of "A Bedtime Story with Arnie & Barnie", a Nickelodeon show produced in the UK, will feature 12 brand new 15-minute episodes that will be presented by Arnie and Barnie, Nickelodeon UK's popular preschool worm puppet presenters, who will be joined by a special celebrity guest story teller, including Team GB Olympic Gold Medallist Greg Rutherford, television presenter and writer Konnie Huq (the longest-serving female presenter of CBBC's children's magazine show "Blue Peter"), actress and "Strictly Come Dancing" winner Kara Tointon ('Dawn Swann' in BBC soap opera "EastEnders"), and singer-songwriter, dancer, model, actress and choreographer Kimberley Wyatt ("The Pussycat Dolls"), each reading a new original story penned by British Children's Writer Becky Overton.

The seventh series of Nick Jr.'s "A Bedtime Story with Arnie & Barnie" will also be supported online on the official Nick Jr. UK website at by Nick Junior's brand new 'Read' section. This interactive offering, which launched in November 2012, allows children and parents to watch, read and play along with both classic and original stories, with on and off-screen elements including games. New stories will be launched online each month and run alongside the programming.

New Series - "Big Block SingSong" - Expected: TBA

Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, has picked up the television broadcast rights to Canadian boutique distributor Bejuba! Entertainment's 49 x two-minute animated preschool series "Big Block SingSong", and will air the shorts as musical interstitials inbetween programmes from 2013.

More brand new episodes of favourite Nick Jr. UK shows - Expected: Throughout 2013

Nick Jr. UK and Nick Jr. 2 are expected to continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of popular preschool series in 2013, including "A Bedtime Story", "Thomas and Friends", "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom", "Peppa Pig", "Bubble Guppies", "Dinosaur Train", "Dora the Explorer", "Olive the Ostrich", "Let's Go Pocoyo", "Poppy Cat", "Team Umizoomi", and "Tickety Toc"!

Yet to be confirmed by Nickelodeon UK:

Nickelodeon 2013 Kids' Choice Awards / Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Season/series 3 of Nickelodeon UK's "Camp Orange"
New episodes of "Nickelodeon Screen Test"
Nickelodeon's brand new version of "Figure It Out"

"Wendell and Vinnie" (Nick at Nite series) – iCarly's Jerry Trainor stars as Vinnie, a lovable, goofball uncle who becomes the guardian to his buttoned-up 12-year-old nephew Wendell (Buddy Handleson, Shake It Up). Nicole Sullivan (The King of Queens, The Penguins of Madagascar) also stars as Vinnie's high-strung older sister Wilma. The comedy series, greenlit for 20 episodes, was written by Jay Kogen (Frasier, George Lopez) and will be executive produced by Aaron Kaplan (GCB, Terra Nova).

"Nicky Deuce" (Nickelodeon movie/working title) – Based on a popular children's book by The Sopranos' Steve Schirripa and Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce stars iCarly's Noah Munck as Nicholas Borelli II, a nerdy, over-protected teen who transforms into the title character. Nicholas gets caught in the adventure of a lifetime when he spends the summer with an uncle he never knew he had. Production on this original TV movie will commence this summer in Montreal, Canada.

"Sam & Cat" – In the comedic spin-off Sam & Cat, from iCarly and Victorious creator Dan Schneider, feisty Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and daffy Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande) become best buddies and unlikely roommates. They love their freedom and independence, but quickly realize that fun and adventure do not come cheap. Rather than get traditional after-school jobs, Sam and Cat become teen entrepreneurs by starting their own babysitting business.

"Gibby" (Nickelodeon pilot/working title) – Noah Munck reprises his role as Gibby in the spin-off from iCarly creator Dan Schneider. In the comedy pilot, Gibby takes a job at The Bixby, a recreational center where kids of all ages hang out, socialize, play sports and take unique classes. Gibby becomes a mentor to four quirky middle-schoolers, helping them break out of their shells and embrace life in true "Gibbehhh" style.

"The Haunted Hathaways" (Nickelodeon pilot/working title) -- Life in The Big Easy gets a little more complicated and way more spirited when the Hathaway siblings move into a house occupied by a family of ghosts. The pilot is written by Robert Peacock, who served as writer/producer on several series over the last decade including Reba, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Coupling.

"The Thundermans" (Nickelodeon pilot/working title) – Written by Jed Spingarn, The Thundermans follows 13-year-old Phoebe Thunderman, who just wants to be normal, but that's impossible when she comes from a family of superheroes. While most superheroes are lucky to have one power, Phoebe happens to have 12. So much for normal! A longtime producer for Nickelodeon, Spingarn most recently served as co-executive producer of the hit series Big Time Rush and prior to that, produced on Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Johnny Bravo.

"Sanjay & Craig" (Nickelodeon series) – A classic tale of boy meets snake, this 20-episode, 2D-animated series follows two best buds who dedicate their lives to becoming the coolest, most rebellious dudes in the neighborhood. Sanjay & Craig is created by Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf, and executive produced by Nick alumni Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks).

"Monsters vs. Aliens" (Nickelodeon series) – An extension of the blockbuster movie, the all-new CG-animated television series features the lovable monsters and a whole new group of nefarious aliens living and working together at Area 50-something. Greenlit for 26 episodes, the series will be executive produced by Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle and Brett Haaland (The Penguins of Madagascar).

Monty and Norville (Nickelodeon preschool series/working title) – Monty and Norville follows the adventures of a five-year-old troll named Monty and his dragon friend Norville. With the help of viewers at home, Monty can use his magic stick to make incredible things happen as long as he uses the right words. The new animated 26-episode series, created by Adam Peltzman (head writer, Blue's Clues, The Backyardigans), will introduce a literacy curriculum to Nickelodeon's preschool audience.

Bad Seeds (Nickelodeon pilot) – From SpongeBob SquarePants alumnus and Chowder creator Carl Greenblatt, Bad Seeds is about a good bird running with the bad crowd… and having a great time!

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Nickelodeon preschool pilot/working title) – Blaze and the Monster Machines is a CG-animated, interactive program about an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his incredible monster truck Blaze. AJ, Blaze and their friend Maddie fight their arch nemesis Crusher along with a fleet of other trucks. The series features a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and is created by Jeff Borkin (head writer, Team Umizoomi, Little Einsteins) and Ellen Martin (producer, Bubble Guppies, The Backyardigans).

"The Tales of Peter Rabbit":

Nickelodeon's brand new "The Tales of Peter Rabbit" preschool series features many of the beloved and iconic Beatrix Potter characters, including Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.