Sunday, May 24, 2020

Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Group Chat with Annie & Jayden' on Saturday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) | Trailer | Nick USA

Saturday nights on Nick are about to get awesome with Nickelodeon's brand new virtually produced series, Group Chat with Annie & Jayden!


Group Chat with Annie & Jayden (six episodes) is a new pop culture talk show hosted by Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels, co-stars of Nickelodeon’s Side Hustle. Each episode will also feature Hayley LeBlanc (Mani), along with fan-favorite stars, as they talk about the hottest trend topics of the week based on what kids are currently discussing across social media, play games and compete in challenges--all via video chat. It's the ultimate Nickelodeon hangout!

The series premiere episode, "Brush Your Teeth With Mayo" (#101) will feature special guests Johnny Orlando and Brent Rivera!

Group Chat w/ Annie & Jayden! 📺 ft. BRENT RIVERA and JOHNNY ORLANDO! | Episode 1 Sneak Peek



Annie and Jayden play "Never Have I Ever" with special guests Brent Rivera and Johnny Orlando in this special SNEAK PEEK at the premiere episode of Group Chat with Annie & Jayden!

Group Chat with Annie & Jayden is a new Nickelodeon show where you can join social media stars (and BFFs) Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels as they chat, play games, and do crazy challenges with surprise guests every week! Catch new episodes on Saturdays at 9/8c on Nickelodeon!

Group Chat with Annie & Jayden (formally titled Group Chat: The Show) premieres Saturday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon USA!


Right before the launch of their brand new show, fans can catch Annie & Jayden guest starring in an all new episode of All That at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!




In brand new All That episode Episode "1131," Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels join T@$#le!gh to welcome new student, Lil Nas X promotes his new album, Tammy TMI and her mom are called in for a parent-teacher conference. Guest starring Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels. Performance by Trevor Daniel. (#1131)

From Just Jared Jr.:

Nickelodeon Shares First Look at Annie LeBlanc & Jayden Bartel's New Show 'Group Chat'!

The first look at Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels‘ new show Group Chat is here!

The BFFs are hosting the new limited series, along with Annie‘s little sister Hayley LeBlanc.

“Annie, Hayley, and Jayden have entered the Group Chat 🤳 Tune in for the premiere Saturday at 8:30p/7:30c!” Nickelodeon captioned the preview clip, which you can watch below.

In Group Chat, the three girls, along with fan-favorite stars, talk about the hottest trend topics of the week based on what kids are currently discussing across social media, play games and compete in challenges–all via video chat.

There will be six episodes and the series premieres THIS Saturday (May 23) at 8:30p/7:30c on Nickelodeon!

In case you missed it, Nickelodeon also has another new limited series coming out this summer. Find out about Game Face right here!







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Update (5/22) - ET has your exclusive first look at 'Group Chat with Annie and Jayden,' starring Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels, which premieres Saturday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. The premiere episode will feature special guests Johnny Orlando and Brent Rivera!




From Young Hollywood:

YH AT HOME WITH ANNIE & HAYLEY LEBLANC

The pandemic quarantine has caused some significant downs as well as ups for content creators, putting some opportunities on hold while inspiring some unique new ones. This is definitely something experienced by the talented LeBlanc sisters,Annie and Hayley. On the eve of filming the movie Side Hustle, the quarantine order hit, and the project has been put on hold indefinitely. But that isn't going to stop this creative duo!

Young Hollywood hopped on to Zoom with the sisters (along with two of their biggest fans) to learn more about their virtual series for Nickelodeon, "Group Chat" with Jayden Bartels and also to find out how else they have been keeping themselves occupied during quarantine (spoiler: lots of TikTok recipes)!

We also sought to learn more about their sibling relationship with the Sister Squad Challenge, where we found out which sister is more likely to: start an argument, steal the other's clothes, make the other laugh, stay up late, and much more!

Check out our full interview with Annie & Hayley LeBlanc below and be sure to tune in tomorrow night (May 23) at 8:30pm for the premiere of “Group Chat” on Nickelodeon!


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From J-14:

Exclusive Jayden Bartels And Annie & Hayley LeBlanc Spill Tea On ‘Group Chat’ Nickelodeon Show

Hayley and Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels have their very own Nickelodeon show called Group Chat with Annie and Jayden, and we caught up with the girls to talk all about it. They spilled the deets on how they’re able to shoot it from home — thanks, mom and dad — and teased who some of their special guests will be. Plus, they dished on their all-time favorite Nick shows and so much more! Make sure to watch the video above, and don’t forget — Group Chat premieres Saturday, May 23 at 8:30 P.M. EST/PST on Nickelodeon.


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From Just Jared Jr.:

Annie LeBlanc & Jayden Bartels Dish On New Show 'Group Chat with Annie & Jayden' In Exclusive Interview!

Group Chat with Annie and Jayden is just a couple of hours away from premiering on Nickelodeon!

The new limited series stars Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels as co-hosts, along with Annie‘s sister Hayley.

Group Chat with Annie and Jayden will see the girls, along with fan-favorite stars, as they talk about the hottest trend topics of the week based on what kids are currently discussing across social media, play games and compete in challenges–all via video chat. Watch the first look here!

JJJ caught up with Annie, Jayden and Hayley and got the scoop on the new show, and if they would want to do more of it after quarantine.

“I’m just excited for people to see all the fun challenges that we do, and you also get to learn a lot about the special guests,” Annie shared about Group Chat.

In case you missed it, Annie and Jayden will also be guest starring on All That tonight before the premiere of Group Chat. Check out a sneak peek here!

Tune in to a full hour of Annie and Jayden TONIGHT (May 23) with the new episode of All That at 9/8c and the series premiere of Group Chat with Annie and Jayden at 8:30, on Nickelodeon!

Click inside to read our full interview with Annie LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels and Hayley LeBlanc…

JJJ: What drew you to want to be part of the show?
Jayden: I wanted to be a part of Group Chat because I thought it would be a great way to connect with people while in quarantine. I thought it would be so much fun to do all the challenges and games, and I love interviewing and being a host, especially with Annie.

Annie: I will 100% agree with Jayden. I will say that this is a great way to connect with people. Everybody is super, super bored in quarantine and I’m excited to entertain them a little more, meet some cool people and chat with them. It’s also really fun to see the different sides of production because right now we have a bunch of camera equipment and lighting here, and being behind the camera is a really cool and fun experience as well.

Hayley: Well, of course it was with my sister and it seemed like a really fun opportunity to do this with Jayden and Annie and their special guests, which is all totally up my alley. Being in quarantine I was getting a little bored, so this was perfect.

JJJ: What are you looking forward to the most about Group Chat?
Annie: I don’t want to give anything away, but we did just film our first episode and it’s coming out Saturday night. It’s crazy and I’m so excited! I’m just excited for people to see all the fun challenges that we do, and you also get to learn a lot about the special guests. We chat about their lives and upcoming projects, and I think people are going to be really excited to see that.

Jayden: I’m really excited for the fans’ reactions and their feedback and what they have to say, because it makes me so happy when they comment on the show and say like “oh this cheers me up,” or “this made my day.” That just makes me so happy and want to continue doing it.

Hayley: All the special guests. We’ve only filmed one episode and those guests were amazing, so I’m so excited for all the other people who are going to join us!

JJJ: Would you want to continue the series after quarantine is over?
Jayden: I’m pretty sure that after quarantine we’re going to start our other Nickelodeon show, Side Hustle, but maybe if there’s time it’s a possibility. But I think that once quarantine is over our focus might be shifted.

Hayden: I would love to! I don’t know what the future holds, but that sounds amazing because I love working with Annie and Jayden, and it’s just a fun experience.

JJJ: How has starting this show changed your quarantine time stuck at home?
Annie: Starting the show has been super, super fun. Once again, mentioning the cameras, it’s crazy to see that side of production and getting to experience that. I was also starting to get bored and this show’s been very entertaining for me too.

Jayden: Yeah, same! The show’s definitely taken up a lot of time, but in the best way because it’s fun and it’s been a great experience.

Hayley: I’m less bored of course. I’ve been doing so many fun things, especially with the challenges. It’s all been keeping me way less bored!

JJJ: Is there a specific topic that you were dying to talk about when you found out about the show? Or one you’re looking forward to?
Jayden: I’m not sure if for me there’s a specific topic. I’m really just excited for all the games. I’m super competitive so I really enjoy doing games, and when there’s a loser they might have to face a consequence so that’s always fun. I think the main thing I’m excited for is the challenges and different games.

Annie: Yeah, I agree! I’m also really excited to kind of get closer with our guests, because you really get to learn a lot about them and their upcoming projects. You get to laugh with them, play games with them, and be competitive with them, and it’s just a fun way to chat during quarantine and get closer to people you aren’t really close with. That’s definitely something I’m looking forward to!

Hayley: Well, we don’t really know all that’s going to happen, but I’m also really excited for all the challenges! I wish, and we’ll probably never do this, but a musical chairs game would be so much fun to do on Group Chat! That’d be so great for everyone to have a chair, and music plays. It would just be so much fun!

JJJ: Is there anything else you want readers to know?
Annie: I really like Group Chat because it shows viewers that we want to be there for them and want to entertain them during quarantine. Also, that you can make anything be fun during quarantine and they’re not alone, and hopefully they can look at this as a fun way to get to know more people in our lives and not see this quarantine as necessarily a bad thing. You get to watch Nickelodeon shows and have fun together!

Hayley: I cannot wait for everyone to see Group Chat and all the special guests and what the future holds! And they get to see me on Nickelodeon!

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From Hollywood Life:

Annie LeBlanc & Jayden Bartels Promise Epic Music Moments & More In New Show ‘Group Chat’

Social media stars Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels are teaming up for a new Nickelodeon series. ‘Group Chat: The Show’ premieres May 23, and the BFFs spoke with HL about musical moments and more.

Annie LeBlanc, 15, and Jayden Bartels, 15, are taking video chat to a whole new level. The social media sensations and BFFs are the hosts of Group Chat: The Show, which premieres May 23 on Nickelodeon. The show will be a rundown of the week’s latest hot topics, taken directly from what kids love and are talking about across social media. Ahead of the show’s premiere, HollywoodLife talked with Annie and Jayden about why they wanted to do the show.

“So because of quarantine our schedules have definitely changed a lot,” Jayden told HollywoodLife. “They’ve become a lot less busy. Obviously, we’re still working and doing social media, but I’m pretty bored and this opportunity came up and I thought it would be a great way to spend quarantine. I was actually really excited to interview people and to co-host with Annie. I just really loved the idea of the show.” Annie added, “The show is just a very great opportunity. I’m very excited for everybody to see, especially during quarantine, us interviewing everybody and playing games and all of that fun stuff.”

Both Annie and Jayden are incredibly talented when it comes to music. They promised that there will be musical elements to Group Chat: The Show. “There will definitely be little music segments on the show,” Annie revealed. “I’m very excited for everyone to see all of the songs that we create and any of the stuff that is involved with this.” Jayden said that “a lot of the challenges on the show involve making up little songs or doing little songs. You’ll definitely get a lot of singing.”

Their dream Group Chat guest star just so happens to be America’s Most Musical Family judge and social media sensation David Dobrik. “I just feel like that would be hilarious,” Annie admitted. “I’d really like to get to know him a little better. His videos are awesome, and I think he’s a great person.

Annie and Jayden aren’t just co-hosts, they’re best friends. Working together is something they both cherish. “I absolutely love working with Jayden,” Annie gushed. “She’s so hardworking and motivated. Working with her is just so much fun. We always make each other laugh, and we really bond over it. It’s just always a blast. I’m really excited to get another opportunity to work with her.”

Jayden said that she would “not want to work with anyone else” other than Annie “just because we collaborate so well together. There are never any problems, and we just know how the other works. We work very easily with each other. Also, it’s a lot of fun working with your best friend on the show.”

Like so many young best friends, Annie and Jayden haven’t been able to spend much time together recently because they’ve been quarantined separately. Jayden opened up about how she and Annie are staying connected during quarantine. “Basically, we just FaceTime every single night,” Jayden admitted. “We pulled an all-nighter together over FaceTime. We are constantly sending videos to each other, random photos of each other, things that remind us of each other. I think it’s really important to stay in touch with people that you care about. We’ve both been connecting a lot during this quarantine.”

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More Nick: Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Group Chat with Annie & Jayden' and 'Game Face'; To Premiere Summer 2020!

Originally published: Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Additional source: Just Jared Jr.

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