Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Nickelodeon and Netflix Unveil New 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling' Trailer & Poster

Nickelodeon and Netflix have released the latest trailer for the brand-new made-for-TV movie, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, premiering globally on Netflix on Friday, August 9, 2019! In the trailer, Rocko is back from space and still living a truly modern life!


Rocko will have to learn to adjust to his pals Heffer and Filburt, and the whole town by extension, being obsessed with new-age tech, like touch-screen O-Phones and the instant-print kiosk that has taken over his old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics.

Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Just like the original ‘90s series, "Static Cling" is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.

The official synopsis released by Netflix gives us more background information, such as where Rocko has been all this time and what aspects of modern life he’ll need to contend with:

After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.

In Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, after 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.


The movie is alternatively titled Static Cling: The Rocko Special.

In addition to the new trailer, Nick and Netflix has unveiled a new poster for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling!:


The voice actors reprising their famed roles include: Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Rocko, Spunky, and Leon; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck, and Really Really Big Man; Mr. Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Filburt Turtle and Maitre D’; Charlie Adler (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead; Linda Wallem (Nurse Jackie, executive producer) as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Nosey and Joe Murray as Ralph. Additionally, Steve Little (Adventure Time) joins the cast as Cowboy and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, director) as Pillow Salesman.


The news follows Netflix acquiring the rights to Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus earlier this year.

Originally published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 18:4 BST.

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Family of Tom Rasada Launch Crowdfunder Following the 'Henry Danger' SFX Artist Being Diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer

Tom Rasada is one of the amazing special effects artists that work behind-the-scenes on Henry Danger, and is responsible for a lot of the incredible special effects you see on the show. He is an amazing person, and made the lives of everyone who's had the pleasure of meeting him richer. If you watch Henry Danger, although you might not know it, Tom has made your life richer, too. However, there is no nice way of saying this, but Tom is now fighting for his life with stage 4 cancer, which has turned his and his family's lives upside down.


Let's be honest, Cancer sucks and medical bills are crazy. That's why Tom's sister has launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for Tom's medical expenses. To help raise funds, Tom's family has decided to open up the crowdfunder up to fans of Henry Danger and of all of Tom's work. Everyone who works on Henry Danger has pitched in to the crowdfunder, and are now asking fans of the show to help by donating money to the cause. Whether you can spare $1, $5, $10, $50, $100, or $1000 a month of as a one time payment, every little helps. If you can donate to the Cancer Sux - Help Tom Rasada Heal appeal, visit https://www.gofundme.com/CancerSuxHelpTomRasadaHeal

Below is a special video message from the cast of Henry Danger, who are just some of Tom's biggest fans.



Thank you.

Originally published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 19:35 BST.

Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger The Musical' to Make "Note"-Worthy Debut on Saturday, July 27, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT)

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON’S HENRY DANGER THE MUSICAL TO MAKE “NOTE”-WORTHY DEBUT ON SATURDAY, JULY 27, AT 8:00 PM (ET/PT)

Musical Extravaganza Marks the Return of Frankie Grande as the Villainous Frankini;
Henry Danger The Musical Album Release Available on Friday, July 19

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BURBANK, Calif.—July 16, 2019—Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) will face their biggest challenge ever in Nickelodeon’s hour-long episode, Henry Danger The Musical, airing Saturday, July 27, at 8:00 pm (ET/PT). The special, which features 26 original Broadway-style songs, marks the return of the villainous Frankini (Frankie Grande) who puts a musical curse over the town of Swellview, while Kid Danger and Captain Man are forced to find a way to stop him.


In the special, Henry Hart awakens one morning to alarming news—that persistent pest Frankini has placed a musical curse over Swellview. The entire town quickly tires of being forced to sing a variety of musical numbers and to even dance like they are in a chorus line. When Captain Man and Kid Danger discover that they cannot punch and kick their way out of this problem, they are forced to bring in an unlikely ally to help them fight Frankini on his own turf--by taking him on in an epic, live-streamed sing battle to end the curse once and for all.

Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger is basic cable’s number-one show with K2-11 and K6-11 (through 6/23/19). With 117 episodes to date, Henry Danger is the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Source: NMR, Most current, 2019 YTD (12/31/18-06/23/19), minimum 5+ telecast, excludes: broadcast.


Henry Danger follows the adventures of Henry Hart (Jace Norman) who gets selected by superhero Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) to be his apprentice. After promising to keep his new identity a secret, Henry must navigate a double life balancing the challenges of high school with the crazy adventures of a crime fighter. The series also stars Riele Downs as “Charlotte Page,” Sean Ryan Fox as “Jasper Dunlop,” Ella Anderson as “Piper Hart,” Michael D. Cohen as “Schwoz Schwartz,” and Jeffrey Nicholas Brown as “Jake Hart.”

Henry Danger The Musical album will be released on Friday, July 19, distributed by AWAL/Kobalt. Featuring 16 original songs from the episode, the album will be available for purchase on iTunes, and streaming on Spotify Apple Music and more.

Henry Danger The Musical is written by Samantha Martin, who also serves as co-producer. Christopher J. Nowak serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jake Farrow is executive producer. Henry Danger is created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen.

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Henry Danger: The Musical will also premiere on YTV in Canada on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!






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Originally published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 21:03 BST.

Additional source: Just Jared Jr.
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Netflix Acquires Nickelodeon's 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling' and 'Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus' TV Movies

Bob Bakish, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Viacom, today announced during Viacom's Q2 2019 Viacom Inc Earnings Conference Call, that Nickelodeon, through its studio initiative, has sold the rights to the network's upcoming made-for-TV movies, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus, to Netflix. Bakish revealed the news at approximately the 51:43 mark of the conference call, which can be listened to at https://edge.media-server.com/m6/p/88eigaqy


Update (7/17) - Netflix will reportedly debut Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus on Friday, August 16, 2019! Please note that this has yet to be confirmed by Nickelodeon and/or Netflix. The movie will be titled Invasor Zim e o Florpus in Brazil.

Update (7/13) - Charlie Adler (Ed Bighead) has revealed that Netflix will premiere Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling on Friday, August 9, 2019! Watch the trailer here!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/07/nickelodeon-and-netflix-unveil-new.html

Update (7/13) - Invader ZIM voice actor Richard Horvitz has confirmed at Atlanta Comic-Con that Netflix will debut Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus in August 2019!

Update (7/10) - Netflix has unveiled the official synopsis' for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus!:

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling

After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.

Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus

When Zim suddenly reappears to begin Phase 2 of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his longtime nemesis Dib sets out to unmask him once and for all.

Update (7/7) - Although unconfirmed, it is being speculated that Netflix will debut Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus in October 2019, just in time for Halloween!

Update (7/5) - Carlos Alazraqui, the actor who voices Rocko, has reportedly revealed that Netflix will premiere Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling in August 2019! Additionally, the Netflix page for Static Cling confirms that the movie will feature a LGBTQ theme, which confirms what Rocko creator Joe Murray revealed last year, in which he also promises that the movie will do justice for the LGBTQ community.

"There’s a definite turn in the episode that we had an advisor from GLAAD work with us closely on it so that we get it right," says Murray. "It was actually embraced by the network – they knew we were doing it, so we’ve come a long way.”

Murray says that at least two representatives of the LGBT media-monitoring organization were present for each major stage of production – from reading the outline to looking at the storyboards to viewing the final film. "They loved the way that we approached it," he says. "I’m really happy about it.”

Update (5/13) - Netflix has revealed that both Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus will premiere on the platform during summer 2019!

Update (7/4) - Netflix has revealed that Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus has a run time of 1 hour and 11 minutes, whilst Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling's running time is 45 minutes!

Update (5/14): Joe Murray, the creator of Rocko's Modern Life, has revealed that Netflix will debut Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling during "late summer"!



Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Just like the original ‘90s series, "Static Cling" is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.

The voice actors reprising their famed roles include: Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Rocko, Spunky, and Leon; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck, and Really Really Big Man; Mr. Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Filburt Turtle and Maitre D’; Charlie Adler (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead; Linda Wallem (Nurse Jackie, executive producer) as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Nosey and Joe Murray as Ralph. Additionally, Steve Little (Adventure Time) joins the cast as Cowboy and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, director) as Pillow Salesman.



Created by Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim premiered on March 30, 2001, running for 27 episodes over two seasons on Nickelodeon, winning an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for individual achievement in animation (which went to storyboard artists Kyle Menke and Steve Ressel, respectively). The series chronicles an alien named Zim who arrived on Earth from his home planet of Irk with imperialistic intentions of conquering the planet (in order to gain favor with his Irken home race). Wildly ineffective but hilariously earnest, Zim and his robot companion GIR attempted to blend in and study the human race while simultaneously trying to enslave it. Despite Zim and GIR's subpar disguises, the only humans who realize they are extraterrestrials are school-aged paranormal investigator Dib.

In INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that's all anyone should really care about.

The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, will see original voice cast members Richard Horvitz (The Angry Beavers) and Rikki Simons return as fan-favorites ZIM and GIR, alongside Andy Berman as Dib Membrane and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane. Additional voice actors reprising their original series roles include: Wally Wingert as Almighty Tallest Red; Kevin McDonald as Almighty Tallest Purple; Rodger Bumpass as Professor Membrane, Dib and Gaz's father; Olivia d'Abo as Tak, ZIM's Irken nemesis; and Paul Greenberg as Poonchy, one of ZIM and Dib's human classmates.



The news follows Netflix acquiring the Nickelodeon animated series Pinky Malinky, which debuted on the SVOD earlier this year. Nickelodeon are also producing two animated movies, inspired by two of the network's hit animated shows, The Loud House and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a live-action Avatar The Last Airbender series for the streamer.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Embarks on New Direction with its Biggest, Most Wide-Ranging Content Slate Ever!

Originally published: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:47pm BST.

Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@Elijah Abrams (II), PinkiePie97 (II), BillK15, @Daikun, @snorbertd1, @Loudfan123212.
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Nike Kyrie 5 X SpongeBob SquarePants Collaboration to Release in August 2019

Continuing the trend of strange but awesome shoe collaborations, Nike may be releasing a crossover with a beloved cartoon character under the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants!

Update (7/17) - - The Nike Kyrie 5 X SpongeBob SquarePants line of sneakers will be released in August 2019!

Update (7/2) - A first look of the Squidward edition of the sneakers has been unveiled! Click here for more information!


Earlier this year, the shoe model’s namesake, Boston Celtics Point Guard Kyrie Irving told Complex about several TV-themed collabs he had in the works, including a pair linked to SpongeBob SquarePants. That's seemingly been confirmed with this first look at a unique make-up that pulls its palette directly from the cartoon's lead character.

A first-look of the bold yellow pair was shared earlier today via @leo_zd_37 on Instagram, and by the looks of it, it takes clear inspiration from the show’s lead character and his iconic look.


The upcoming Kyrie 5 colorway, dubbed the KYRIE 5 X SpongeBob, features a full yellow-bodied upper with golden dot “spongey” accents decorated throughout to mimic SpongeBob’s porous body. The gum soles feature a red, white and brown scheme that mimics the colors of SpongeBob’s iconic tie, shirt and squarepants combo. Finishing the design is Kyrie’s insignia on the tongue tab, a wavy, sponge style Nike swoosh, and the Nickelodeon logo atop the Flytrap midfoot wrap, all of which suggests that this is an official project.

NBA star Irving and Nike recently released a Kyrie 5 inspired by his favorite show Friends. It's also been reported that Irving is a huge fan of SpongeBob and even quotes some episodes word-for-word in his teams' training rooms. Irving is also slated to be working on a Family Guy edition of Nike Kyrie 5's.

In addition to TV series, Irving also recently released “Mamba Mentality” (for Mamba Day 2019) and “Have a Nike Day” editions of his signature Nike Kyrie 5 silhouette.

As of now, no official photos or release date has been shared for the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired Nike Kyrie 5, while the image above isn't even guaranteed to be the final version of the shoe, but Irving initially implied that there would be a Patrick Star colorway, so this pair may be part of a multi-shoe pack in the works. Keep an eye out for updates here as soon as more about this collaboration is announced.

Update (6/13) - It has been confirmed that the Nike Kyrie 5 X SpongeBob SquarePants Collaboration will feature a pair styled after Patrick Star, with Nickelodeon hinting that they'll also be pairs styled on Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks! New on-foot images of of the SpongeBob and Patrick kicks have also been released!

The "Patrick" Kyrie 5 is highlighted by it's pink construction, yellow midsole and "Patrick Star" detailing behind the tongue. Both the SpongeBob and Patrick kicks come equipped with Nickelodeon branding on the tongue shroud with "NIKE" text on the heel inspired by the show title's font. Release details have not yet been announced, although Nick has revealed that they should be released this summer, so stay tuned for more info.

Additionally, on Instagram, Nickelodeon has hinted that Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks will also be getting their own kicks, with the network releasing the famous NIKE ticks stylized after each character!

Continue scrolling for some on-foot images of both Kyrie 5s, as seen on the feet of WNBA stars Tina Charles and Odyssey Sims, as well as the SpongeBob-ified NIKE ticks!:

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images

Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images


Update (7/2) - Today we take a look at the Squidward Tentacles rendition, courtesy of former Duke Blue Devils star Nolan Smith!


Just like the SpongeBob and Patrick Kyrie 5s, the Squidward joint comes equipped with Nickelodeon branding on the tongue shroud with "NIKE" text on the heel inspired by the show title's font. Release details have not yet been announced, so stay tuned for more info.

Update (7/16): Today we take a look at the Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs renditions!:

Sandy's and Mr. Krab's colorways adorn the Nike Kyrie Low 2. Each of the Kyrie 5s come equipped with Nickelodeon branding on the tongue shroud with "NIKE" text on the heel inspired by the show title's font. Sandy's colorway draws its white, grey, and brown colorway from her space suit, and adds a dash of signature detailing via a red dot on the midsole and a flower on the midfoot overlay, and Mr. Krabs' color schedule features light jade and soft blue, accented by blue and gold.

The sneakers also feature a Nickelodeon stamp across their Venus Flytrap-inspired lace sheath for co-branded styling.

Release details for the SpongeBob x Nike Kyrie sneaker collection has not yet been announced, but we expect a drop to come sometime this Summer. Stay tuned for more info.



Release details for the SpongeBob x Nike Kyrie 5 collection has not yet been announced, but we expect a drop to come sometime this Summer.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Nickelodeon are commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” includes with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming summer 2020.

It’s SpongeBob’s birthday in “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” which features for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgänger versions of the animated characters they voice. In the one-hour special, Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special, premiering Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA, also features special guest stars, including David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans), Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad), and Kel Mitchell (All That, Game Shakers).

SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, 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.

Nickelodeon also recently revealed plans for a series of SpongeBob SquarePants spin-offs.

“That’s our Marvel Universe,” Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said in February. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”

Robbins pledged that the network would still continue to make our favorite yellow sponge. They’re simply looking to expand on the idea.

As far as spinoff options go, Robbins states they may be looking to “tell an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or maybe tell a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story, or can Plankton have his own? I think the fans are clamoring for it.”



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More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

Originally published: Friday, May 24, 2019.

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YTV to Premiere 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader' in August 2019

YTV SETS AUGUST 2019 PREMIERE FOR,
NICKELODEON’S ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER
HOSTED BY JOHN CENA, SETS PREMIERE DATE—

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Canada - YTV is set to launch Nickelodeon's reimagined iconic family game show, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader in August 2019! Hosted by John Cena, who also serves as executive producer, the new series follows the original premise of kids helping adult contestants put their knowledge to the test with questions taken directly from an elementary school curriculum.

Joining Cena this season is a rotating cast of 12 brainy fifth graders: Amira from Orlando, Fla.; Chloe from Queens, N.Y.; Colin from Dallas; Cooper from Porter Ranch, Calif.; Isabella from St. Cloud, Fla.; Jamir from Atlanta; Mia from New Orleans; Nick from Broomall, Pa.; Patrick from Lehigh Valley, Pa.; Quinne from Los Angeles; Saya from Peachtree City, Ga.; and Tristan from Aurora, Ill.


In an all-new format that places kids in the center of the action, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader contestants must revisit the classroom to answer six questions on a variety of subjects from the first through fourth grade, before moving on to the final round where they must race against the clock to answer five questions taken from the fifth grade. Each time the contestants answer questions correctly, their bank increases with a possible winning of $100,000. Newly-added elements to the show include an additional “cheat” option and new ways contestants can enlist the help of their grade-school classmates.

Nickelodeon's reimagined iconic family game show, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader made its debut on Nick in the U.S. on Monday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), where it became a instant ratings hit, with more than one million total viewers tuning in for its debut. The series also handily won the day with kids, ranking as the number-one program on cable with Kids 2-11 (2.3/540K, +21% vs prior 4 weeks) and Kids 6-11 (2.3/343K, +10%). Additionally, the broad appeal of the series landed the premiere in the top spot for co-viewing on ad-supported TV for the day, and posted double-digit year-over-year and prior 4 weeks gains with Adults 18-49 (+33%).


Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader is part of the programming strategy of new Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins for a content slate, which focuses on co-viewing among kids and parents. Also falling in that category are new British family game show The Crystal Maze, and All That, Nick’s new sketch-comedy series revival which also premiered in June on Nick USA, and is slated to debut on YTV this fall.


Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader is executive produced by Mark Burnett, Chairman of Worldwide Television, MGM (Survivor, The Voice) and Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM (Beat Shazam, The World's Best). Production of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Online at YTV.com, viewers can find out more about Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.

About MGM Television:

MGM Television is an award-winning, leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalogue of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and The Hobbit trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted projects include Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Get Shorty (EPIX); Condor (AT&T AUDIENCE Network); The Voice (NBC); Survivor (CBS); Shark Tank (ABC); TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS); The Contender (EPIX); Beat Shazam (FOX); and LUCA Underground (The El Rey Network); and through its distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated daytime courtroom series Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court and Couples Court with The Cutlers. In addition, MGM owns Evolution Media, producers of The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vander pump Rules, and Botched (E!); and Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E’s Live PD, the Black Ink Crew franchise for VH1, Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol for Lifetime and Hustle & Soul for WE TV. MGM’s television programming regularly airs in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About YTV

Celebrating over 25 years on the air, since its launch in 1988, YTV features high quality programming from entertaining live-action comedies and reality series for kids and their families, to night time drama for teens. With hosted dayparts such as the popular after-school block The Zone and weekend movies for the entire family in Big Fun Movies, there are plenty of entertaining options for viewers of all ages. For more information about YTV, please visit www.ytv.com.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Receives Nomination in 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the sponge-tastic news that Nickelodeon's hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has been nominated for a prestigious Emmy Award in the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards! The nominations for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by D'Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong (The Casagrandes, Wonder Park).


SpongeBob SquarePants has been nominated in the "Outstanding Short Form Animated Program" category of the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards for the episode "Plankton Paranoia". In the episode, Plankton hasn’t tried to steal the secret formula in a while…and that’s making Mr. Krabs nervous. The episode premiered on Nickelodeon USA in September 2018.

In the category, SpongeBob SquarePants will be going head-to-head with Netflix & Blur Studio's Love, Death & Robots ("The Witness"), Adult Swim & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios' Robot Chicken ("Why Is It Wet?"), Cartoon Network Studios' Steven Universe ("Reunited"), and Cartoon Network & Warner Bros. Animation's Teen Titans Go! ("Nostalgia Is Not A Substitute For An Actual Story").

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in United States prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast in the U.S. by Fox.

SpongeBob SquarePants is in the midst of celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary, which kicked off with the debut of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” on Friday, July 12, 2019, which launched the "Best Year Ever", Nickelodeon's year-long global celebration commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created, which includes the launch of the official SpongeBob SquarePants YouTube channel, brand-new merchandise and a app, and will lead up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020.

A full list of Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 nominations can be found at https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners?page=11

Congratulations and good luck to the stars and production team of SpongeBob SquarePants and to Nickelodeon!

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Original source: Comic Book; Additional sources: Wikipedia, Google.
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JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M The Tour to Visit the UK During Autumn 2019

JoJo Siwa's D.R.E.A.M The Tour is coming to the UK & Ireland!


Nickelodeon and AEG presents today announce that YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will be bringing her D.R.E.A.M. tour to the UK and will be making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

JoJo Siwa: “I’m so excited to bring my tour to the UK – it’s one of my favourite places to visit and I can’t wait to see everyone! Thank you so much Nickelodeon and AEG for helping this dream come true - we’re going to have the best time ever!”

Tickets to the UK leg of Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will go on sale to the public on Saturday 21st June 2019 at 10:00am (pre-sale tickets at select venues available).

For more information about the tour, visit nick.co.uk/dreamtour and aegpresents.co.uk/JoJoSiwa.

JoJo will be bringing all the fun, music, rainbow and sparkles this October and November to the following locations:

Wednesday 30th October – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Doors: 17.30hrs
Show starts: 19.00hrs
Show ends: 21.30hrs
*all timings are subject to change
Age restrictions – Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-sale tickets available Wednesday 19th June 2019

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Thursday 31st October – Manchester Arena
Doors: 17.30hrs
Show starts: 19.00hrs
Show ends: 21.30hrs
*all timings are subject to change
Age restrictions – Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Saturday 2nd November – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Doors: 17.30hrs
Show starts: 19.00hrs
Show ends: 21.30hrs
*all timings are subject to change
Age restrictions – Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-sale tickets (for Superfan Club members) on sale Thursday 20th June 2019 at 09:45)

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Sunday 3rd November – London, The O2
Doors: 17.30hrs
Show starts: 19.00hrs
Show ends: 21.30hrs
*all timings are subject to change
Age restrictions – Under 15’s must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Monday 4th November - Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Doors open: 17:30
Show starts: 19:00
Tickets on sale: Friday 19th July 2019 at 10am
VIP packages available: THE D.R.E.A.M. VIP MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE, ‘BOOMERANG’ VIP PACKAGE, ‘KID IN A CANDY STORE’ VIP PACKAGE
Age restriction: Under 14s accompanied by an adult

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Dublin, 3 Arena
Doors open: 18:30
Tickets on sale: Friday 19th July 2019 at 10am; Three Ireland Presale tickets on sale Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 10am with #3Plus.

For more information about the venue, including how to get there, please visit their website HERE.

Please note:

- There is a ticket limit of 6 tickets per order.

- The only authorised ticket agents are AXS, Ticketmaster, Eventim, The Ticket Factory (Birmingham only) and the venue box offices. Please DO NOT buy tickets from any other outlets, there is no guarantee your tickets will be genuine.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media, where she currently has over 8.4 million followers on Instagram, over 17.5 million followers on TikTok, 430,000 Twitter followers, almost 580,000 likes on Facebook, and on YouTube, over 9.7 million subscribers with over 2.3 billion views; through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 709 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama,” and “D.R.E.A.M.” JoJo has release 2 EP’s Celebrate released in April and D.R.E.A.M. The Music released in November last year.

Siwa just launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow (a second season is currently in the works). She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties. She has also appeared on various Nickelodeon live-action series including School of Rock and The Thundermans, and has starred in two of her own Nickelodeon specials, JoJo Siwa: My World and JoJo's Dream Birthday. Siwa performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards and has won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. This summer, she performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico. JoJo Siwa has also performed for two years in a row at Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST in the UK (2017 and 2018) and Nickelodeon SlimeFest in the USA (2018 and 2019).

Siwa and Nickelodeon also have a licensing partnership for consumer products inspired by the star. She is a top licensed property with popular consumer products across multiple categories at retailers around the world. In May, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) named JoJo the number one live-action licensed property. More than 41 million of her iconic bows have been sold globally, and she has a popular line of Danskin apparel and athleisure line at major US retailers.

For information about the North American leg of Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, visit http://www.jojodreamtour.com.


VIP Packages:

THE D.R.E.A.M. VIP MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE

One Incredible Top Price Reserved Floor Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows *
One Invitation to the Ultimate VIP Hang with JoJo Siwa
• Strike a Pose! One Individual and Unforgettable Photo with JoJo Siwa
• Get to Know JoJo! Join the VIP Q&A Session with JoJo Siwa
Forget the Lines! Early Access to the Merchandise Booth for JoJo Siwa Tour Merch Shopping Before the General Public
Signing Off! Autographed, Limited Edition VIP Tour Poster Signed by JoJo Siwa
JoJo’s VIP Gift to You!
• One Official Limited-Edition Glam Bag in a Special Gift Box
• One Commemorative JoJo Siwa VIP Laminate & Matching Lanyard

* Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

‘BOOMERANG’ VIP PACKAGE

One Excellent Top Price Reserved Floor Ticket in the First Twenty (20) Rows *
One Limited Edition JoJo Siwa VIP Tour Poster

JoJo’s VIP Gift to You!
- One Official Limited-Edition Glam Bag in a Special Gift Box
- One Commemorative JoJo Siwa VIP Laminate & Matching Lanyard

* Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market.

‘KID IN A CANDY STORE’ VIP PACKAGE
One Awesome Top Price Reserved Ticket in the Lower Level *
One Limited Edition JoJo Siwa VIP Tour Poster
JoJo’s VIP Gift to You!
• One Official Limited-Edition Glam Bag in a Special Gift Box
• One Commemorative JoJo Siwa VIP Laminate & Matching Lanyard

* Venue seating configurations can vary market-by-market

VIP PACKAGE DISCLAIMER INFORMATION
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges under any circumstances. All packages and package contents are non-transferable.
Information provided at the time of purchase (name, address, e-mail, etc.) is the same information that will be utilized for individual contact
requirements as applicable. The artist, tour, promoter, ticketing company, venue or any other affiliated parties are not responsible for
outdated or inaccurate information provided by the consumer at the time of purchase. Commemorative VIP laminates are for commemorative
purposes only. The VIP laminate does not gain or authorize access into the venue, VIP or any backstage areas.



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Originally published: Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:01pm BST.

Additional source: AXS.
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