Wednesday, November 16, 2016

UPDATE: Nickelodeon's "Bubble Guppies" NOT Cancelled

TV Series Finale is reporting the unfortunate news that Nickelodeon has decided to cancel and not renew the networks popular CG-animated series Bubble Guppies for a fifth season.

UPDATE (4/9/2017): Nickelodeon star Jet Jurgensmeyer (Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie has announced on Instagram that he is currently back in the recording studio recording dialogue for new Bubble Guppies!:

Pictured: (Top row:) Goby (Dark Blue hair), Oona (Purple hair), (Bottom Row) Molly (Pink hair), Nonny (Orange hair), Deema (Yellow hair), Gil (Blue hair) and Mr Grouper, in BUBBLE GUPPIES on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2010 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In the article, TV Series Finale cites a post on the Facebook fan page "Fans of Nick Jr, Disney Junior or PBS Kids Shows", in which the poster shares a message they received from actor Brianna Gentilella, who voices 'Molly' on the show, about the future of Bubble Guppies. In the message, Brianna says:

"I'm so thrilled that you love Bubble Guppies. We just finished recording 14 episodes for Season 4. Sadly this is our final season. It may come as a surprise to you but we've known for a long time that Season 4 would be our last for Bubble Guppies. Nickelodeon decided not to renew us any further than that. But there are still many new episodes to come. And I hope you continue to enjoy this final season."

Bubble Guppies originally premiered on Nickelodeon USA on January 24, 2011 and has ran for 80 episodes over four seasons, with the reportedly last season of Bubble Guppies ending on Friday 21st October 2016.

Bubble Guppies, the top rated CG-animated series set in a vibrant underwater environment, follows a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful fish tails who go on adventures discovering their world. Bubble Guppies is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness including: math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development. The series stars Brianna Gentilella (Blue's Clues, Blue's Room), Bailey Gambertoglio (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Hot in Cleveland) and Tori Feinstein (Chuggington, 3rd & Bird, Arthur) as Molly, Tino Insana (Barnyard, Back at the Barnyard) as Mr. Grouper, Jacob Bertrand (Marvin Marvin, Jinxed, The Legend of Korra, iCarly, Parks and Recreation, The Middle) and Teddy Walsh (Team Umizoomi) as Gil, Jelani Imani (The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin) as Goby, Reyna Shaskan (The Backyardigans) as Oona, Jet Jurgensmeyer (Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, Shimmer and Shine) and Eamon Pirruccello (Thundercats) as Nonny, and Angelina Wahler (Harvey Beaks, Blaze and the Monster Machines) and Grace Kaufman as Deema. Previous stars include Kari Wahlgren (Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Harvey Beaks, The Fairly OddParents), Skai Jackson (Dora the Explorer), Frank Welker (The Rugrats Movie, The Wild Thornberrys, CatDog, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, ChalkZone, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3D, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, Where's Wally?, Garfield and Friends, Capitol Critters), and Zachary Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan). Guest stars on the series include Ozzy Osbourne, RuPaul, Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP), NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson,

While Nickelodeon has not confirmed the news, there has also been no announcement of a fifth season for the series.

Additional sources: Wikipedia, IMDb.
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