Monday, December 26, 2016

2017 On Nickelodeon USA

With lots of brand-new shows and tons of brand-new episodes, 2017 is set to be another epic year on Nickelodeon! Check out Nickelodeon USA's highlights for Nick, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite, TeenNick and TV Land in 2017 in the list below!:

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New Shows:



Premieres: Weekdays at 8:00pm ET/PT from Monday 30th January 2017

Ride follows Katherine "Kit" Bridges, a North American girl who moves to England when her widowed father, Rudy, accepts a job at the illustrious Covington Academy: an elite equestrian focused boarding school. What may seem like a dream come true on the surface becomes far more complicated when Kit realizes more than just her nationality and fear of riding separate her from her peers at Covington. An instant connection to TK, the most stubborn and difficult Horse at the academy, opens a door to a whole new world of adventures for Kit with friends, frenemies, crushes, hidden secrets and the chance to uncover her true identity. With TK, Kit will be able to handle any challenge she faces!

Ride stars Kendra Timmins (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Kit, Jonny Gray (Max & Shred) as Josh Luders, Rameet Rauli as Anya Patel, Oliver Dench as Will Palmerston, Manuel Pacific as Nav Andrada, Alana Boden (Wolfblood, Mr Selfridge) as Elaine Whilshire, Mike Shara (Murdoch Mysteries) as Rudy Bridges, Natalie Lisinska (Orphan Black, Total Recall, Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Sally Warrington, and Sara Botsford (The Fog, Anne of Green Gables, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction) as Lady Covington.

Commissioned by Nickelodeon and YTV and produced by Canada's Breakthrough Entertainment and the UK's Buccaneer Media, the 20x30-minute show, formally titled Let It Ride, is created by Jill Girling (Life with Derek) and Lori Mather-Welch (Would Be Kings, Queer As Folk). Executive producers for Breakthrough are Joan Lambur, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Michael McGuigan, Nat Abraham and Shelley Scarrow. Tony Wood (House of Anubis) is executive producing for Buccaneer. The series was cast by KM Casting. The series was filmed in Toronto and on location in Northern Ireland.

Hunter Street

Expected TX: Spring 2017

The international cast of Nickelodeon's Hunter Street

Hunter Street (formally titled The Ludwigs) is a brand-new comedy-drama series that follows the comedic adventures of the Ludwig family, a family of five foster children who live in an imposing Amsterdam canal house that also serves as a museum with their parents. When Kate and Erik (Tooske en Bastiaan Ragas) mysteriously disappear, their five step-children are dragged into a thrilling adventure where the mysterious family history of the Ludwigs is gradually unravelled. The children are not only focused on the recovery of their parents and solving the mystery, but in the meantime, they must do everything to keep the household running, fend off the Ludwig's greedy and duplicitous heirs, and prevent others from discovering that their parents are gone.

Hunter Street is based on Nickelodeon's Dutch television series De Ludwigs (20 X 30:00 minute episodes), and is filmed in Aalsmeer in the Netherlands, sharing the same sets, scripts and production crew as its Dutch counterpart. The international version of the series will star a American cast.

De Ludwigs stars Tooske Ragas (Kate), Cees Geel, Kees Hulst, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing (Simone), Aliyah Kolf (Kelly), Eva van der Gucht and Peter Bolhuis will have small roles in the international adaptation of Nickelodeon Netherlands' (Nederland) locally produced adventure comedy series. Tooske and Cees will portray the same characters they played in De Ludwigs in the US remake.

I Am Frankie

The cast of Nickelodeon Latin America's "Yo Soy Franky"

I Am Frankie is the story of "Frankie", an experimental android who navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager. Frankie looks like any other girl, but functions like the newest computer: complete with Internet access, extensive memory and a hard disk. Frankie goes to school and no one but the members of her family know her secret. She adapts to the real world quite well, despite having no feelings or emotions, but all that changes when she begins to experience family life, make friends and have a boyfriend. Her biggest challenge will be to fall in-love without her operating system malfunctioning!

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 x 30 minute episodes which will be distributed to Nickelodeon's global audiences spanning 160 countries and territories via the brand's more than 80 channels and branded blocks.

I Am Frankie, originally produced as Yo Soy Franky by Nickelodeon Latin America in Colombia, was created by renowned Argentine writer Marcela Citterio, produced in Colombia by Televideo, and is distributed by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas through its Division of International Sales Programming (IPS), the division responsible for the international distribution of programs, formats and activities produced by the brands of the company.

The English language version, I Am Frankie, is being adapted for global audiences by Catharina Ledeboer, who has written multiple Nickelodeon hits, including most recently Every Witch Way (which completed four seasons) and Talia in the Kitchen.

Production of I Am Frankie will be split between Los Angeles, California, and in the new state of the art Viacom International Studios in Miami. The studio, which boasts two 15,000 sq. foot stages and was completed in late 2015, serves as a multiplatform production hub for all of Viacom's brands. Christine Scowley is serving as Casting Director on the series.

Bunsen is a Beast!

'Bunsen is a Beast!'

Bunsen is a Beast! (20 episodes) follows two unlikely friends attending grade school. On his first day at a human-grade school, Bunsen befriends a classmate named Mikey, who over time guides Bunsen through the ups and downs of life as a human. On the flipside, Bunsen introduces Mikey to the wild and whacky world of monsters which, as it turns out, is a lot more fun than scary! No matter what the stakes, Bunsen and Mikey will always have each other's backs. The original animated comedy is created and executive produced by Butch Hartman.

Welcome to the Wayne

Welcome to the Wayne, picked up for 20 episodes, marks Nick's first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television. The series follows the comedic adventures of two 10-year-old boys exploring the crazy, unpredictable world of their New York City apartment building The Wayne. Welcome to the Wayne is created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets!, Phineas and Ferb).

Pinky Malinky

Pinky Malinky is a brand-new fly-on-the-wall reality show that follows the everyday life of Pinky, an infectiously positive hot dog living in a human world. With his best friends Babs and JJ by his side, Pinky reaches for the stars in the small town of Sackenhack. Through his good spirits and sausage sensibilities, Pinky proves that a "wiener" is only one small letter away from being a "WINNER!"

Using the tropes of a mockumentary and reality show format, Pinky and his friends will talk directly to the camera and the audience to share their absurd and silly take on real life. At times, all children feel like they don't fit in and Pinky's undeniably unique point of view as a literal wiener amongst humans will allow kids to laugh at his familiar struggles and enjoy his unusual perspective on the challenges of being a school-aged kid. By always reaching for the stars, Pinky pushes himself further than anyone could imagine. Pinky and his friends' humorous experiences will also be shared across social media and Nickelodeon's digital platforms.

Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the trio are a part of the Artist Collective, an internal diverse group of experienced creators who mentor and support up-and-coming talent while also collaborating to cultivate, challenge and inspire Nickelodeon's development pipeline.

Pinky Malinky will star Lucas Grabeel (Glenn Martin DDS) as Pinky Malinky, Diamond White (The Haunted Hathaways) as Babs Buttman, and Nathan Kress (iCarly) as JJ Jameson.

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., the original animated series will join Nickelodeon's growing roster of content driven by creators discovered all over the world.

Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Premieres: Saturday 21st January 2017 at 12:00pm ET/PT

The new generation of Power Rangers!

With the franchise’s 24th season, Saban Brands' Power Rangers Ninja Steel starts deep in space, where Galvanax is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe in which monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Galvanax is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Ninja Nexus Prism, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess it. The evil Galvanax sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Ninja Power Stars, where each epic battle against the Power Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Rangers must master their arsenal of Ninja Power Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary Ninja Steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save Earth from destruction!

Power Rangers Ninja Steel stars Will Shewfelt as Brody, the Red Ranger; Chrystiane Lopes as Sarah, the Pink Ranger; Chantz Simpson as Calvin, the Yellow RAnger; Zoe Robins as Hayley, the White Ranger; and Peter Sudarso as Preston, the Blue Ranger. A fun fact about Peter Sudarso – he is actually the younger brother of Yoshi, who plays the Blue Ranger on Dino Super Charge. It's nice to see that a proud tradition of fighting evil runs in the family!

The series will be based on Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Toei's 39th ninja-themed Super Sentai special effects series in Japan.


Expected Global Debut: Mid-2017

Mysticons is a brand-new half-hour, animated Girls Action series targeting girls aged 6+. The series tells the epic tale of four girls who transform into legendary warriors and undertake a mythic quest to find a magic tome known as the Codex. They must reach the Codex before Necrafa, the Queen of the Undead, gets to it first and uses it to spread darkness and destruction. The Mysticons come from different walks of life, from princess to street kid, but are brought together by fate to save the world. With their incredible magical weapons and abilities, our masked Mysticons are modern day heroines.

Playmates Toys, the innovative toy company behind the monumental success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will act as the global master toy partner for Mysticons, while Nickelodeon will serve as the global broadcast partner, including in the U.S. Nelvana Studio has actively developed the franchise, working closely with the core group of partners including The Topps Company, which was acquired by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in 2007. Mysticons is written by veteran kids series writer Sean Jara (RedaKai, Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, The League of Super Evil, Naturally Sadie). The series is executive produced by Michael Eisner and Noel Bright for The Topps Company and Corus Entertainment's Doug Murphy, Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel.

Mysticons is set for its global debut in 2017 on Nickelodeon channels worldwide.

Nickelodeon Preschool:

Sunny Day

Expected debut: Early 2017

Sunny Day is a brand-new animated preschool series that follows Sunny, the best hairstylist in her town and a natural leader who believes that every problem can be solved with determination and a little creativity. Sunny Day features themes that teach pre-schoolers about community involvement and self-confidence. Created and produced by Silvergate Media (Peter Rabbit), Nickelodeon picked up the series for 40 episodes over two seasons.

Nella the Princess Knight

Nella the Princess Knight, which marks Nick's first co-production with U.K.-based corporate sibling Channel 5, centers on an unconventional heroine who goes on marvelous quests to show the world that there's more than one way to be a princess or a knight. Created by Christine Ricci (curriculum consultant on Blaze and the Monster Machines and Team Umizoomi), Nella features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting relationship development and positive messaging that empowers preschoolers to be courageous.

Abby Hatcher

Abby Hatcher follows a top-notch monster-catcher who helps friends and monsters solve their problems. It was created by Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol).

Butterbean's Cafe

Butterbean's Cafe, about a fairy who runs a neighborhood cafe with her friends. The series will feature creative cooking, a farm-to-table philosophy and a social-emotional curriculum that focuses on leadership skills. Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, the creators of Bubble Guppies, the series is produced by Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit) in Ireland.

Digby Dragon

Based on original work from Sally Hunter (Humphrey's Corner), Digby Dragon (52x11') is set in the colourful and enchanted Applecross Woods and follows Digby a fledgling Dragon learning to fly. With his best friend, the fumbling, bumbling fairy, Fizzy Izzy, Digby takes on adventures in the woods encountering characters including train driver Grump Goblin and Chips, the scatter-brained Squirrel.

Commissioned by Nickelodeon UK and produced entirely by Blue-Zoo Productions at its central London studio, the CGI show promises to be the latest in a long line of hits from the studio behind Olive the Ostrich, Tree Fu Tom, Q pootle 5 and Alphablocks. The series has been funded through an Enterprise Investment Scheme along with presales and advances.

The series launched on Monday 4th July 2016 at 4:30pm on Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, and became the channels most watched weekday launch for a brand-new show, ever.

Digby Dragon will air on Nick Jr. USA.

New Specials:

Kids' Choice Awards 2017

Confirmed for: March 2017

Nickelodeon will hold Nickelodeon's 30th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in March 2017 at a venue in Los Angeles, California!

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017

Expected: Summer 2017

Nickelodeon will invite kids to celebrate their favorite athletes and the year’s most unforgettable sports moments at Kids’ Choice Sports 2017, Nickelodeon’s fourth annual Kids' Choice Sports awards ceremony!

2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards

Expected: Fall/Winter 2017

Nickelodeon and a host of celebrities will honor more amazing young people who are Helping and Leading Others at one amazing star-studded concert!

Worldwide Day of Play 2017

Expected: Late Summer 2017

Nickelodeon will encourage kids to go outside and get active with Nickelodeon’s 14th annual Worldwide Day of Play event!

Harvey Beaks series finale

All good things must end, and Harvey Beaks is no exception. Harvey Beaks will bow out with a massive and epic series finale.

The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway

Nickelodeon is slated to open the networks hit The SpongeBob Musical on New York's prestigious Broadway in 2017!

SpongeBob GOLD

SpongeBob GOLD will be a celebration of SpongeBob’s most iconic moments featuring gold-star collaborations on screen, on social, in product at high-end retailers and across mass everywhere!

New Movies:

Rufus 2
Premieres: Monday 16th January 2017

What if your dog… became a dude? Manny’s lived that tail! With the help of an enchanted medallion, his loyal dog Rufus is magically transformed into a real boy! Rufus’ top dog antics earn him school-wide pup-ularity. However – it’s not always a walk in the park, especially with an evil squirrel and an undercover cat on your tail! Can Jace Norman, Jade Pettyjohn, and Davis Cleveland use their animal instincts to survive this hair-raising adventure? Find out when the action is unleashed!

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

Expected Premiere: November 2017

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie is a brand-new two-part animated Hey Arnold! TV movie that will pick up where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and plotlines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.

The movie will feature 19 original voices from the beloved television series who will reprise their famed roles, including: Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga; Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow (Recess) as Harold; Olivia Hack (Family Guy) as Rhonda; Nika Futterman (The Boxtrolls) as Olga; Dan Butler (Frasier) as Mr. Simmons; Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons) as Grandma; Antoinette Stella (Melrose Place, writer) as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Eduardo; Dom Irrera (Back at the Barnyard) as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie (Rugrats) as Miriam; Danielle Judovits (Toy Story) as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey (The Lorax) as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi (According to Jim) as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles. Additionally, Lane Toran (original voice of Arnold) and Jamil Smith (original voice of Gerald) will supplement the returning cast by lending their voices to several other roles.

New voices in the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie include: Mason Vale Cotton (Mad Men) as Arnold; Benjamin "L'il P-Nut" Flores, Jr. (Game Shakers) as Gerald; Gavin Lewis (Real Boy) as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer (Bubble Guppies) as Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski (Comedy Bang! Bang!) as Sid; Laya Hayes (Santa Hunters) as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu (The Impossible Joy) as Curly; Wally Wingert (Sonic Boom) as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Pigeon Man. Rounding out the cast, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) voices resident villain, Lasombra, an infamous river pirate operating from a secret compound in the jungles of San Lorenzo.

The movie is being written and executive produced by the series' original creator Craig Bartlett, and is being produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California. The two hour-long TV movies will debut on Nickelodeon in 2017.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Based on author Chris Grabenstein’s acclaimed children’s book of the same name, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library is about a group of friends whose overnight stay in their town’s new hi-tech library turns into a daring, dangerous adventure of escape. The 90-minute, live-action TV movie stars Breanna Yde (Nickelodeon’s School of Rock), Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers AJ Rivera and Klarke Pipkin. Production is underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a premiere set for 2017. The book, originally published in 2013 by Random House Children’s Books, boasts a 94-week run on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

World-renowned gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello (Russell Roberts) has built his latest creation--a new state-of-the-art library filled with whimsical and eccentric rooms, where hardcover books fly kids to shelves in the sky, and massive doors open into fantastical worlds. Kyle Keeley, Lemoncello’s biggest fan, is chosen to be one of the first to experience the fun, along with his best friend Akimi, a bookworm named Sierra (Klarke Pipkin), a goofball named Peckelman (A.J. Luis Rivera Jr.), his rival Chiltington (Ty Nicolas Consiglio), and others. The kids must use their minds to complete riddles and collect clues that lead them out of this unique playground of imagination. When excitement turns to jeopardy, this world of wonder begins to spiral out of control as literary characters run amok and chaos ensues. It’s up to the kids to make everything right again or else they won’t be the only ones escaping.

Chris Grabenstein’s novels with Random House Children’s Books have more than one million copies in print and hundreds of weeks combined on the New York Times bestseller list. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library has spent nearly 100 weeks on the bestseller list, received nominations for 41 state award lists, and is published in 18 countries. Grabenstein's additional middle-grade novels include Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, The Island of Dr. Libris, and the forthcoming WELCOME TO WONDERLAND: Home Sweet Motel.

Jim Head, Scott McAboy (Splitting Adam) and Michael Sammaciccia serve as executive producers. Amy Sydorick will serve as producer. The TV movie was written by Brian Jarvis & Jim Freeman and Alex Reid, and will be directed by Scott McAboy.

Rocko’s Modern Life

Nickelodeon's all-new hour-long made-for-television Rocko's Modern Life special will take place in real time, with Rocko returning to the O-Town after 20 years spent drifting about in space. Once back on Earth, Rocko reunites with his O-Town pals, Filburt and Heffer, who are now both addicted to smartphones and apps, and finds he has to quickly get to grips with modern technology, including learning how to use the internet. During the special, Rocko, Filburt and Heffer will have to deal with Modern Life in 2016, 2017 and 2018, experiencing lots of twists and turns along the way, and finding how little freedom everyone has from the tech platforms we've all come to rely on.

Joe Murray, the original creator of Rocko's Modern Life, returns as executive producer and co-director of Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life TV movie. Joining Joe will be Cosmo Segurson (Camp Lazlo) as co-director, and Tom Smith, a former student of Joe's and a storyboardist at Stoopid Buddy studios, and South Park animator Dan Becker.

Nickelodeon's Rocko's Modern Life TV movie will be produced out of Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California, and will air on The Splat.

Guest Stars:

Kellie Pickler to guest star in new two-episode story of Shimmer and Shine, set to premiere during early 2016!
Pickler will play Zora, a genie pirate, in a two-episode story airing on Nick USA early next year. She will sing two original songs for the show.

Darius Rucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Kelsea Ballerini will guest star in a brand-new six-episode story arc of Blaze and the Monster Machines about animals, titled "Wild Wheels"! Set to premiere in 2017, Rucker will voice Thunderwing, a tough-talking falcon truck, Cyrus will voice Lazard, and Ballerini will voice a plucky Toucan named Tooks.

New Seasons & Episodes:

- Paradise Run season two (January);
- Crashletes season two (continues in January);
- PAW Patrol season three (continues in January) season four;
- School of Rock season two (continues in January) and season three;
- The Thundermans season four (continues in January)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season five
- Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn season three (January)
- Kuu Kuu Harajuku season one (continues in January)
- Jagger Eaton's Mega Life season one (continues in January)
- Henry Danger season three (continues in January) and season four;
- Game Shakers season two (continues in January) and season three;
- The Loud House season two (continues in January) and season three;
- Rusty Rivets season one (continues in January)
- Blaze and the Monster Machines season three (continues in January)
- Mutt & Stuff season two (continues in January)
- Shimmer and Shine season two (continues in January) and season three;
- ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks season two (continued);
- Dora and Friends: Into the City! season two (continued)
- Fairly OddParents season ten (continued);
- Harvey Beaks season two (continued) and series finale
- Max & Ruby season two (continued)
- Pig Goat Banana Cricket season two (continued)
- Rabbids Invasion season three (continued)
- Regal Academy season one (continued)
- SpongeBob SquarePants season ten (continued)
- Wallykazam season two (continued)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (continued)
- Get Blake! (continued)
- Hey Duggee (continued)
- Wissper (continued)
- TeenNick Top 10 (continued)
- Franklin and Friends (continued)
- Zack & Quack (continued)

To Be Confirmed:

- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir season two
- Soccer Superstar season three
- The HALO Effect (season two)
- All In with Cam Newton (season two)
- Legendary Dudas (season two)
- The Other Kingdom (season two)
- Make It Pop (season three)
- Jagger Eaton's Mega Life (season two)
- All That reunion
- Half-Shell Heroes
- Emerald City Music Hall
- Lalaloopsy (continued)
- Lip Sync Battle Shorties (the series)
- Little Battlers eXperience (LBX) (continued)
- Little Charmers (continued)
- Mia and Me (continued)
- Super Bowl LI on Nickelodeon
- Teletubbies (continued)
- NASCAR Hammer Down (season four)
- Top Ten Trick Shots
- Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (continued)
- Mike the Knight (continued)
- Boy Meets World (continued)
- Younger (continued)

2018 on Nickelodeon

Glitch Techs

Nick Picks Up New Gaming-Themed Animated Series, "Glitch Techs" (Photo: Nickelodeon)

Glitch Techs (working title) is a animated adventure-comedy series that follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world. The brand-new series comes from Eric Robles (Fanboy & Chum Chum) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape), both hailing from Nickelodeon's Artist Collective, an internal artist-led development program. The series has been picked-up for 20-episodes and will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif.

Top Wing

Top Wing, a co-production with 9 Story, focuses on a team of eager young Birds as they flock together to help their community and earn their wings as full-feathered rescuers. The action-adventure series teaches preschoolers the importance of teamwork and models successful problem solving. It was created by Matthew Fernandes and executive produced by Scott Kraft (The Fresh Beat Band, PAW Patrol).
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