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 Acquires “Pinky and the Brain,” “Animaniacs” and “Tiny Toon Adventures”

Nickelodeon has acquired the exclusive television rights to three Emmy Award-winning animated series created and produced by Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. Animation from Warner Bros. Domestic Pay-TV, Cable & Network Features, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon.

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.

TBS, Inc. Announces Classic Animation Network; BOOMERANG to Launch in Spring 2000

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) will launch a new, 24-hour animation network, featuring the classic cartoons and stars of the Hanna-Barbera library, it was announced today by Betty Cohen, president of Cartoon Network Worldwide, who will oversee the new network. BOOMERANG will target parents and adults 30+, as wen as their young kids, and will feature classic Hanna-Barbera characters including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw and Top Cat, as created by the legendary animation team of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera.

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.