Thirty years ago today, Nickelodeon launched their nighttime block for adults – Nick at Nite. Previously during primetime and overnight hours, Nick would either be “off the air” or would switch over to the Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) from 1981-1985, which became its own network, A&E.
October 10, 2010 at 10:00am Eastern Daylight Time Discovery Kids turned into The Hub and it all began. Now, just under four years later, it’s over.
Nickelodeon’s mega global animated hit series SpongeBob SquarePants officially launched on-air 15 years ago today.
First off, I want to apologize if the title of this article misled you. As far as I’m concerned there is no Toy Story 4 coming out anytime soon. This article is regarding the commentary Paul Dini, creator of the live-action Cartoon Network series Tower Prep, made about the reason why his show, among others, was cancelled by networks like Cartoon Network. So, if you are still looking for Toy Story, you might want to stop here.
Saturday mornings on broadcast TV used to be kid central, until about 2002. That’s when Saban exited the kid biz and sold to Disney. That’s also when CBS went Nick, ABC went Disney Channel, Fox went Box (4Kids) and Kids’ WB was the only ‘90s stronghold left.