The age of cord-cutting is upon us, as the cries of millions of people frustrated with cable and satellite services are slowly being heard by network executives. The latest network to hop on the “subscribe to me” train is Nickelodeon, which is planning its own standalone service. Say goodbye to your children.
Several months ago, we learned that Nickelodeon signed a straight-to-series order for School of Rock, a brand new TV series based on the well-liked film of the same name. When Nickelodeon announced the series, we didn’t know if any of the cast members from the original movie planned to star or pop up in the TV show.
SpongeBob SquarePants has been on the air for 15 years and during that time has featured some changes of the guard in terms of its creative team. This week, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water director Paul Tibbitt announced that a former showrunner will be returning.
When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and horror are said in the same sentence, your gut instinct would wisely be to assume that it’s in reference to that cinematic mess that came out in August. But in this case, we’re talking about the animated Nickelodeon series, which just added two genre icons for an upcoming episode.
Spongebob Squarepants is causing some waves. The show has found fanbases worldwide, but some people aren’t quite so enchanted with the show. Recently, a Kazakhstan official denounced the bright yellow cartoon character, saying the creature's antics and behavior have an adverse affect on the children watching, turning them into “hooligans.”
Veteran TV host Marc Summers is most famous for Double Dare. The famous Nickelodeon game show ran from the late eighties into the early nineties before being aired in reruns for another decade, and Summers recently spoke out to say he would love to do another version of Double Dare.
School of Rock's premise seems like an ideal set-up for a kids TV show, so it's a wonder the 2003 film wasn't adapted years ago, especially when we consider Miranda Cosgrove's rise to kid-fame at Nickelodeon in the years that followed the film. As it happens, it's Nickelodeon that's teaming with Paramount Television to bring School of Rock to the small screen.
A little more than a year ago, Sam & Cat premiered to an audience of 4.2 million people. Within a few months, the show was given a 40-episode first season order. Most observers expected it would wind up being Nickelodeon’s anchor show for at least a half decade, but sadly, thanks to a litany of behind the scenes problems, it’s not even going to see a second season.
Sam And Cat star Jennette McCurdy is at war with Nickelodeon. She’s even admitting as much on the record, but as to what exactly she’s mad at her employer about, that’s the subject of rumors, innuendo and gossip. Regardless of where the truth lies, however, production on her hit show has now idled, and unless a truce is reached, Sam And Cat may not even see a second season despite its massive popularity.
Fox has chosen a former Nickelodeon star with a strong family acting background for the lead in their drama pilot Delirium. Emma Roberts, who is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts as well as the niece of Julia Roberts (the resemblance in the smile is unmistakable), has been cast in the starring role, which would represent her return to television for the first time since she left the Nick series Unfabulous in 2007.
The Legend of Korra is Nickelodeon's highest rated show, pulling in a 3.8 on average per episode and frequently out-scoring Mad Men in the ratings. With rumors of an additional 26 episodes getting picked up, everyone wants to know what this animated sequel-series to Avatar: The Last Airbender has up it's sleeve.
Preview Night at Comic Con in San Diego is underway and the floor is open! I did a walk through this evening to get a look at some of the excellent displays, including AMC's The Walking Dead photo set-up, which allows fans to pose as one of Michonne's "pet" walkers, and a pretty impressive set-up for Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out some of the photos ahead.
There’s no clear winner in the stand off between DirecTV and Viacom, but there are plenty of losers, most specifically all of the service’s subscribers who are now without Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, BET, VH1 and others. The channels, seventeen in all, went dark at midnight EST last night, and for the time being, there seems to be no clear solution within reach.
Last month, we shared the new trailer for Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, and a week from today, those fans of the pizza-eating reptiles attending Comic Con in San Diego will have the opportunity to see some never-before-seen footage from the series at the panel. And now the countdown to the actual series can officially begin because the premiere date has been set.
Just a little while ago, we shared the new trailer for Nickelodeon's Ninja Turtles reboot series. Those who love the Turtles and are going to be at Comic Con this year may want to check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel scheduled to take place.