“Invader ZIM” Premieres Friday, March 30 on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon’s first animated science-fiction fantasy series, Invader ZIM premieres Friday, March 30, 2001 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). From the inventive mind of comic book creator Jhonen Vasquez, and co-executive produced by animation veteran Mary Harrington, the series focuses on a paranoid alien named ZIM from planet Irk who believes he is at the forefront of a sinister plan of galactic conquest.


Interactive Nick and Nick.com Game “BubbleCast” Launches February 5

Nickelodeon and Nick.com create the first interactive TV/online game experience for kids when BubbleCast debuts February 5, 2001. BubbleCast is the first online game designed for kids to play on their computers as they watch Nickelodeon TV shows. Available exclusively at Nick.com, BubbleCast will premiere on-air and online during Rugrats at 4 p.m. (ET/PT), which airs weekdays within the network’s popular afternoon programming block, Slime Time Live.


Nickelodeon’s “Taina” Premiere Ratings

Taina, Nickelodeon’s newest live-action comedy series, scored a 5.5 rating/18 share (1.7 million kid viewers) for its Sunday, Jan. 14, premiere–marking triple-digit increases of 169% in rating and 181% in kid viewers as compared to prior-year levels.


“The Fairly OddParents” Premieres March 30

Nickelodeon’s new irreverent, action-packed animated comedy series The Fairly OddParents, premiering Friday, March 30, 2001 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), follows the adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his newly arrived fairy godparents.


Nickelodeon Announces 2000 Christmas Schedule

Nickelodeon unwraps a bounty of prime-time presents to make kids merry throughout December, including new and favorite Yuletide episodes of various Nick series to be telecast Monday – Thursday, December 4-28 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Among these are all new holiday episodes of “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd” (December 5), “SpongeBob SquarePants” (December 6), “Pinky & the Brain” (December 14) and “The Wild Thornberrys” (December 27).


Nickelodeon to Launch First New On-Air Look in More Than a Decade

Timed to kids’ back-to-school season, Nickelodeon will launch its first new on-air look in more than 10 years, beginning Monday, Sept. 4. The new look will feature a brand-new color palate exclusively of black, white, butter yellow and mint green augmenting the network’s signature orange “splat,” along with still images of Nick’s signature characters and humorous sound effects. Utilizing an economy of images and graphics to convey the network’s signature irreverence, style and wit, Nick’s new look will appear first in show teases, credit rolls and show bumpers and then will be followed later in packaging across the entire Nickelodeon brand.


Nickelodeon’s New SNICK House Premieres October 16

Beginning Saturday, October 16, Nickelodeon’s Saturday night lineup, SNICK (Saturday night Nickelodeon), will get a whole new look with the premiere of two new series as well as the unveiling of the SNICK House, Nickelodeon’s new SNICK home base located in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills.


Nickelodeon, Nick At Nite and TV Land Strike Programming Deal with Warner Bros. for Multiple Hit Television Shows

Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite and TV Land have reached a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Pay-TV, Cable & Network Features in which all three networks will have access to several of Warner Bros. programs from the past 40 years of television. The agreement, which begins in April, 2000, will enable all three popular programming services to bring numerous hit sitcoms and dramas to a variety of dayparts.

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