Sunday, April 11, 2021

Nickelodeon on the Verge of Renewing 'SpongeBob SquarePants' for Season 14

Nickelodeon is on the cusp of ordering a 14th season of the networks hit original animated series SpongeBob SquarePants!


Although SpongeBob has yet to be formally renewed for season 14, when asked whether the new season would be greenlit by Nickelodeon, Vincent Waller, who serves as a co-executive producer on the series, revealed in a tweet it "[l]ooks like it, I'll let you know when the order is announced".

The news comes as Nickelodeon is expanding the SpongeBob Universe. Paramount+ recently debuted Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, the first spin-off from SpongeBob, as well as the franchise's third movie, Sponge on the Run. Kamp Koral will also air on Nickelodeon in September, as season two swims onto Paramount Plus. Nickelodeon treated fans to a sneak peek of Kamp Koral, which serves as a prequel series to SpongeBob, in which it scored Nickelodeon the top telecast of 2021 to date with Kids 2-11 on ad supported TV.

Nickelodeon is also slated to bow The Patrick Star Show, a new spin-off following a young adult version of SpongeBob's BFF, Patrick Star this summer. All three shows are produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, California.

Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins also recently revealed that more spin-offs are in the works.

“It really is like a mini-Marvel Universe,” said Robbins, who was named head of Nickelodeon in 2018.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one animated series on TV for the last 18 years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base.  SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in ViacomCBS Networks International history, seen in more than 170 countries and territories, translated in 30+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every month. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.


Originally published: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 23:17 BST.

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'Make-A-Mutt' Promos | Side Hustle | Nickelodeon

Get LOUD for a brand new Side Hustle, premiering Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by an all new Drama Club at 8:30 and Nick News: Kids & The Impact of Climate Change special at 9, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the promos below!:


In the brand new Side Hustle episode "Make-A-Mutt," the kids are hired by Make-A-Mutt, a store that allows kids to create the stuffed animal of their dreams.  But they soon discover that the store is in trouble and they'll have to work together to save the business and keep the magic alive. (#118)



Originally published: Sunday, April 11, 2021.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Nick News: Kids & The Impact of Climate Change' on Saturday, April 17

Nickelodeon will premiere Nick News: Kids & The Impact of Climate Change, a brand new hour-long Nick News special looking at the effects climate change has on the planet, on Saturday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).


Hosted by Jamie Yuccas, the new Nick News special will feature special messages from Coyote Peterson, Cooper Barnes (Danger Force), Liza Koshy (Double Dare), Rob Gronkowski (Crashletes) and more!


In additional news, Bella, Noah and Liam Syren from the "Zero Waste Family" will be making a special Earth Day appearance on Nickelodeon. The family made a pandemic pledge to live off the land in Talmadge. The family of five, including parents Fredrika and James, are growing nearly 60 different types of vegetables, fruits and berries. Talking about his friends seeing him on TV, 10-year-old Noah said "[y]eah, except my hair is long so they sort of don't recognize me."

The award-winning Nick News series made its return last June with a special hour-long presentation Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys, and was followed by Nick News: Kids Pick the President, a special hosted by Nickelodeon alum Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) in October.


Earlier this year, Nickelodeon introduced Nick News Breaks, an ongoing series of news updates covering the big topics and news of the day that are most important to kids. Since its introduction, the short-form series has covered topics ranging from the Capitol Insurrection to Trump Impeachment, Peaceful Transition of Power, to COVID-19 Vaccines and NASA Landing on Mars. The most recent Nick News Breaks featured Director of NIAID and the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci who answered real questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from real kids.

Specials and Nick News Breaks will continue to air throughout the year. Nick News is executive produced by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Vice President of News Programming.

Children and parents can visit NickHelps.com to find information and resources for Nickelodeon's Nick News specials and shorts.


Originally published: Friday, April 09, 2021.

H/T: Special thanks to @kancsn01 for the news!

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JoJo Siwa Delivers Inspiring Message to LGBTQ+ Kids During 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards

JoJo Siwa had some incredibly inspiring words for young LGBTQ+ kids who are growing up and still figuring out who they are!


During the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, April 8, the 17-year-old dancer and Nickelodeon star (who recently labeled herself as pansexual after coming out as part of the LGBTQ+ community earlier this year), presented the Outstanding Children’s Programming award to HBO Max's The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo, and during her appearance, she had a special message for all the kids out there about how, at the end of the day, love is love — no matter who you are.

"If you want to fall in love with a girl, if you want to fall in love with a boy, if you want to fall in love with somebody who is a they, them or who is non-binary, that is incredible," she said. "Love is awesome. You can be in love with whoever you want to be in love with, and it should be celebrated."

The social media phenomenon also gave her girlfriend Kylie a special, and super cute, shoutout.

"I have the best, most amazing, wonderful girlfriend in the entire world who makes me so, so, so happy," JoJo added. "That is all that matters."

The kids are doing alright!

Nickelodeon's The Loud House was nominated in the "Outstanding Kids & Family Programming" category of the annual awards, which recognizes and honors media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and the issues that affect their lives. The series ultimately lost out to Australian drama First Day (Hulu) and Netflix animated series She-Ra & The Princesses of Power (Netflix). However, the fact that we're at the stage where there is a category honoring LGBTQ kids content, there are no losers here, only winners.

Watch JoJo's full message during her appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards in the video below. For more information about the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards, including a list of winners, visit https://www.glaad.org/blog/32-glaad-media-awards-winners.



Original source: Pride; Additional source: Entertainment Weekly.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere New Episodes of 'Danger Force' From June 2021

Nickelodeon is slated to premiere more brand new episodes of the network's hit live-action series Danger Force from June 2021! The news was revealed by director Mike Caron on his official Instagram.


In the same post, featuring a behind-the-scenes greenscreen photo, Caron also teased that the "next 6 episodes in Season 1 are soooooo packed with ACTION, COMEDY & DANGER that we are taking extra time to put them all together," whilst revealing that Danger Force creator and executive producer Christopher J. Nowak has been "busy in meetings planning all the EPICNESS (not sure that’s a word but I’m using it) a coming your way with 26 new episodes to film in our SEASON TWO!!"


Announced during The Nickelodeon Virtual Upfront Show in March, in the second season of Danger Force, the students of Swellview Academy for the Gifted (SW.A.G. for short), a school conceived by Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) and brought to life by Schwoz (Michael D. Cohen), continue to master their superpowers as they battle even bigger villains than ever before to protect the citizens of Swellview.

Chapa (Havan Flores), Miles (Terrence Little Gardenhigh), Mika (Dana Heath) and Bose (Luca Luhan) must also keep their real identities a secret from both from their families and the villains who are out to destroy them.

The series is a sequel to Nickelodeon's longest-running live-action series, Henry Danger.

Danger Force is developed and executive produced by Christopher J. Nowak (Henry Danger, Sam & Cat) and was created by Dan Schneider & Dana Olsen. Cooper Barnes serves as executive producer and Jace Norman (Henry Danger) serves as producer.

Nickelodeon also recently debuted the brand new Danger Force short-form digital series, Danger Goes Digital.

Make sure to subscribe to the brand-new Henry Danger/Danger Force YouTube channel! Down the (You)Tube!: https://at.nick.com/HenryDangerYouTube

More Nick: Nickelodeon Renews 'Danger Force' and 'Young Dylan'; Orders More Episodes of 'Side Hustle'!

Originally published: Sunday, April 11, 2021.

H/T: Anime Superhero Hero Forum /@kanc.

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