Monday, November 12, 2018

Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New Preschool Series 'Butterbean's Café' on Monday 12th November 2018 [Updated]

Update - Below is Nickelodeon USA's official Press Release announcing the news:



AT 1 P.M. (ET/PT)

Series Features Guest Voice Appearances by Top Celebrity Chefs and Culinary Experts

Richard Blais, Alton Brown, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi, Giada De Laurentiis

and Rachael Ray

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Nickelodeon's new animated preschool series, Butterbean’s Café, premieres on Monday, Nov. 12

NEW YORK–Oct. 22, 2018– Preschoolers will be whisked away on magical culinary adventures in Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated series, Butterbean’s Café, premiering Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT), in the Nick Jr. preschool block. The series (40 episodes), which centers on a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running her neighborhood café and bakery, will feature guest voice appearances by top celebrity chefs and culinary experts: Richard Blais (Top Chef, Guy’s Grocery Games), Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America), Carla Hall (The Chew, Top Chef), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home) and Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show). Created by Robert Scull and Jonny Belt (Bubble Guppies), Butterbean’s Café showcases creative cooking and features a curriculum with social-emotional lessons that highlight kindness and gratitude, and leadership skills. Following its U.S. launch, Butterbean’s Café will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

In the series, Butterbean, her fairy friends--Dazzle, Poppy and Jasper--and her little sister Cricket take pride in serving up healthy snacks and sweet treats to the residents in their community of Puddlebrook. Butterbean’s special magic beans, the fairies’ enchanted kitchen tools and the team’s can-do spirit all combine to make their cafe the most awesome eatery in town.

In Butterbean’s Café’s series premiere, “The Grand Opening!,” Butterbean and her friends work together to make the opening of the café a success, while competing café owner Ms. Marmalady attempts to throw them off track.

Leading up to the linear series premiere of Butterbean’s Café, an all-new full-length episode and short-form content are available now on and the Nick Jr. App.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Update (11/12) - To celebrate the debut of Butterbean’s Café, Animation Magazine has unveiled a super sneak peek from the show's series premiere episode, “The Grand Opening!,” which you can check out in the fantastic video below!:

In the debut episode, Butterbean and her friends work together to make the café’s first day in business a big success, while competing culinarian Ms. Marmalady (voiced by Alysia Reiner of Orange Is the New Black) attempts to throw them off track.

Original post:

Get ready to be whisked away with Butterbean’s Café, Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series about a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running a neighborhood café and magical bakery, premiering Monday 12th November 2018, only on Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon USA!

Butterbean’s Café is an animated preschool series about a fairy named Butterbean who runs a neighborhood café and magical bakery. She and her fairy friends serve up the healthiest snacks and sweetest treats in Puddlebrook – a small town of fairies and anthropomorphized animals called Brookies. Butterbean’s special bean magic, the fairies’ magic kitchen tools, and the team’s can-do spirit all combine to make their café the most awesome eatery in town, one that’s always much busier than greedy and competitive Ms. Marmalady’s across the brook. That’s because Butterbean has a sure-fire recipe for success – a spoonful of leadership, a dash of entrepreneurial spirit and just a sprinkle of fairy magic!

Butterbean’s Cafe features creative cooking, and a social-emotional curriculum that highlights entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The currently confirmed characters in the show are: Butterbean, Keesha, Cricket, Jasper, Ms. Marmalady, Poppy, Miss Honeybook and Reuben. Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, the creators of Bubble Guppies, the series is produced by Brown Bag Films (Peter Rabbit) in Ireland, and is slated to launch on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world soon.

Update (10/15): To celebrate the upcoming launch of Butterbean’s Café, Nick Jr. has digitally premiered a full episode from Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, which you can watch here on's all-new Butterbean’s Café show page! Titled "Fluttercakes!"/"The Perfect Picnic!" (#103), Ms. Marmalady won't let the garbage man empty Butterbean's dumpster unless she beats her in a pancake-making contest! On's new Butterbean’s Café show page, you can also find out more about the show and watch the show's official theme song!

Check out a super-sneak peek of Nick's tasty new show in the magical video above!:

Watch the Butterbean’s Cafe theme tune in English here and German here, plus watch a sneak-peek of Butterbean’s Café here!

Butterbean's Cafe credits:

Director: Jean Herlihy
Producer: Mark Salisbury, Michael Kaufman, Lorraine Morgan, Gillian Higgins, Rini Soemarwoto
Executive Producer: Allie Strawbridge
Writer: Jonny Belt, Robert Scull, Caitlin Hodson, Laura Kleinbaum, Lucas Mills
Cast: Kirrilee Berger, Margaret Ying Drake, Kora Gursoy, Olivia Manning, Chris Phillips, Gabriella Pizzolo, Alysia Reiner, Kari Wahlgren
Genres: Animation, Children’s
Demographics: Preschool
People: Allie Strawbridge, Alysia Reiner, Caitlin Hodson, Chris Phillips, Gabriella Pizzolo, Gillian Higgins, Jean Herlihy, Jonny Belt, Kari Wahlgren, Kirrilee Berger, Kora Gursoy, Laura Kleinbaum, Lorraine Morgan, Lucas Mills, Margaret Ying Drake, Mark Salisbury, Michael Kaufman, Olivia Manning, Rini Soemarwoto, Robert Scull.

Butterbean’s Café 🍰 New Cooking Show Coming to Nick! | From Creators of Bubble Guppies

Get ready to be whisked away by Butterbean’s Café, a brand-new Nickelodeon series coming soon! 🍳 Catch a sneak peek of this tasty new show featuring a friendly fairy named Butterbean, her spunky little sister, Cricket, and the rest of the Bean Team; Dazzle, Poppy, and Jasper. Kids are invited into Butterbean’s Café, a very special place where magic is always on the menu—along with the healthiest snacks and the sweetest treats. Butterbean’s recipe for success combines a spoonful of leadership, a dash of entrepreneurial spirit, a heaping helping of teamwork, and a sprinkle of fairy magic. From the creators of the hit preschool show ‘Bubble Guppies,’ comes this magical new animated TV series that is sure to excite and delight both girls and boys alike. Butterbean’s Café follows a social-emotional curriculum, modeling the importance of friendship, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Let’s get cooking with Butterbean’s Café, coming this November, to Nickelodeon!

From the Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice:

Teaneck Dancer Stars On Nick Jr. Show

Kirrilee Berger of Teaneck, 19, will star on Nick Jr.'s "Butterbeans Cafe."

Australian-American dancer, actress and Teaneck native Kirrilee Berger will be the voice of a starring character on a brand-new Nickelodeon animated series.

The 19-year-old will be playing Poppy -- the no-nonsense café chef and head of the kitchen -- on Nick Jr.'s Butterbean's Café.

The show premiers Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. and centers on Butterbean, her friends and her sister, who take pride in serving up healthy snacks and sweet treats to the residents in their community of Puddlebrook.

Berger's career began on the Broadway national tour of "Mary Poppins," where she became the youngest actress to play the role of Jane Banks. Berger also played the role of Susan Parks in the Broadway national tour of "Billy Elliot."

Her television career took off when she booked two concurrent recurring roles on Amazon’s Just Add Magic and Disney’s K.C. Undercover. The teen took on a more complex project, portraying several characters in Netflix’s "The Who Was? Show" and will lead the original ensemble drama series "$1" for CBS All Access later this year.

Berger’s talents also include singing and she is a dancer trained at the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School.


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Originally published: Friday, October 12, 2018.

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