NickSports Revs Up With Second Seasons of “NFL Rush” & “NASCAR Hammer Down”

NFL RUSH AND NASCAR HAMMER DOWN RETURN FOR SECOND SEASONS THIS SEPTEMBER ON THE NICKTOONS NICKSPORTS TV BLOCK

NFL RUSH Returns Sept. 9 with 20-Episode Season

Season Two of NASCAR Hammer Down Features Host Karsyn Elledge

Karsyn ElledgeNicktoons revs up its NickSports lineup with second seasons of two hit original series, NFL RUSH and NASCAR Hammer Down, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Sept. 30, respectively, during the NET’S sports-themed programming TV block.  Produced by NFL Films, the half-hour magazine show NFL RUSH gives an all-access pass into the upcoming NFL season by highlighting major events and athletes’ lives on and off the field.  NASCAR Hammer Down, produced by NASCAR Productions, will take viewers into the high-adrenaline world of NASCAR racing with new host Karsyn Elledge and a brand-new 11-15-minute magazine format.  NFL RUSH and NASCAR Hammer Down will air regularly every Wednesday from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT), during Nicktoons’ NickSports block.

Season two (20 episodes) of NFL RUSH will continue to cover the most high-profile events in the NFL, from Kickoff Weekend and Pro Bowl to Super Bowl 50, along with athlete interviews, bloopers, throwback moments, trivia, and more.  The action-packed half-hour magazine series kicks off with a behind-the-scenes look at Drew Brees’ Passing Camp and this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, hosted by Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.

NASCAR Hammer Down (8 episodes) returns with a fresh new host, 14-year old Karsyn Elledge, granddaughter of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt and Terry Elledge, and a brand-new fast-paced, fact-packed magazine format.  Providing youthful insight, Elledge will take viewers to the speedway and back with fun interviews, pranks, celebrity guests, race follies and fun facts.  Additionally, each episode will feature humorous interstitials with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

NickSports celebrates kids’ love for the action and excitement of sports with an all-access pass to their favorite athletes, teams and leagues.  Airing every Wednesday (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on Nicktoons, the primetime programming block for kids and families features a lineup of original and acquired sports-themed programming including series, specials, movies and documentaries from major professional sports leagues including the NFL, MLS, NASCAR, WWE, MLB and PGA, and professional athletes.  The weekly block features long- and short- form content including the NFL RUSH ZONE franchise, the magazine-format show NFL RUSH, NASCAR’s Hammer Down, WWE Slam City, EA SPORTS Game Changers, the animated series Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek, NFL Flag Championship at the Super Bowl and the critically-acclaimed basketball documentary Little Ballers, as well as fun interviews, parodies and sketches .  Fans can follow NickSports on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – @NickSportsTV #NickSports.

Nicktoons has the highest concentration of B2–11 across all television and offers a roster of hits that have defined kids’ and animation lovers’ TV, including the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon and Power Rangers franchises; Avatar: The Last Airbender; Invader Zim; Danny Phantom; SpongeBob SquarePants; The Fairly OddParents; and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.  The network also features NickSports, a weekly programming block showcasing a mix of original and acquired long- and short-form content from professional sports leagues NFL, MLS, NASCAR and WWE; series including Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek, the animated NFL RUSH ZONE and the magazine-format show NFL RUSH; documentary programming; and acquired sports-themed theatrical movies.   Nicktoons currently reaches almost 68 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nicktoons and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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