Steve Viksten, who wrote many episodes of Hey Arnold! including the theatrical movie, passed away Monday, June 23 at age 54.
TeenNick’s The ‘90s Are All That block is finally doing something different! Starting Monday, December 23rd, the block is shifting to a rotating line-up for three weeks.
After spending the last six weeks in various marathon mode (the past five of which have been a single show each week), TeenNick’s The ‘90s Are All That block settles into a new schedule starting next Monday, February 4.
The changes include the United States premiere of Life With Boys (a Canadian sitcom that Nick acquired earlier this year) airing Friday, December 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
Join Stick Stickly beginning Monday, Dec. 26 for “Party Like it’s the ’90s Week” when the original Snick line-up (1995-1996) makes a comeback to the network. Catch classic episodes of The Secret Life of Alex Mack, All That, Ren & Stimpy, Are You Afraid of the Dark and Kenan & Kel. Countdown to the New Year with “Stick Clark” who will host a special New Year’s Eve Party Saturday, Dec. 31. Viewers will be able to vote the week of Dec. 23 via Twitter, Facebook, and www.teennick.com on what Stick will be dipped into at the stroke of midnight.
Two More Classic Nick Hits Join Two-Hour Weeknight Block Beginning Sept. 5
Paramount Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Shout! Factory today announced a sub-licensing agreement that will give Shout! Factory rights to distribute DVD and Blu-ray releases of some of Nick’s classic animated programs, including The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold, Danny Phantom, Aaaah! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life in the United States and Canada.
With this past Saturday, Sept. 14, marking the start of the new 2002-03 kids’ season, Nickelodeon won the daypart against all broadcast and basic-cable competition among kids 2-11 and 6-11, increasing its overall kid 2-11 performance by +20% over last year. For Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (all times ET/PT), Nick earned a 5.2/21 national rating and share (2.1 million average kid viewers) among kids 2-11, led by the highest-rated kids show on any network, SpongeBob SquarePants.
Summer Solstice won’t get short shrift this year, thanks to Nickelodeon. When the sun finally sets, in celebration of this longest day of the year — Friday, June 21 — the network will pre-empt regularly scheduled Nick at Nite programming to offer a Nicktoon All-Nighter (8 p.m.-6 a.m. ET/PT) for animation fans of all ages. The fun stretches through the power hours, sunset to sunrise, with favorite series including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Rugrats, Hey Arnold! The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told by Ginger, Invader Zim and CatDog.
Pops are tops on Nickelodeon, Sunday, June 16 (12-4 p.m. ET/PT), when a special Nicktoons Father’s Day marathon features holiday themed offerings that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Dad gets his due in special episodes of the hit series SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, Rocket Power, Hey, Arnold! The Fairly OddParents, The Wild Thornberrys and Angry Beavers.
via Nickelodeon press release: MOM’S THE WORD ON NICKELODEON, SUNDAY, MAY 12: SIX-HOUR NICKTOONS MOTHER’S DAY MARATHON AND EVENING BLOCK OF TEENICK SERIES SWEETEN ALL-DAY SALUTETOTS ARE TREATED TO ALL-NEW DORA THE EXPLORER HONORING ‘LAS MADRES,’ MAY 8 & 10,… (READ MORE)
Nickelodeon turns the spotlight on moms with a six-hour Nicktoons Mother’s Day marathon, Sunday, May 12 (noon-6pm ET/PT) of poignant and funny holiday themed episodes of hit series. Shows on tap include SpongeBob Squarepants, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, The Fairly OddParents, As Told by Ginger, Doug, Pelswick and Hey, Arnold!
With changes afoot next season in the Saturday-morning TV landscape, Nickelodeon–the number-one entertainment brand for kids–will broaden its offerings and introduce a new programming block for The CBS Television Network’s Saturday-morning children’s schedule, it was announced today by Cyma Zarghami, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon. Beginning in September 2002, kids will get more of their favorite Nick shows on CBS on Saturday mornings –including The Wild Thornberrys and Hey Arnold!–as some of Nickelodeon’s most popular animated series with kids 2-11 make their broadcast television debut. The new series being added to the schedule will be combined with the established Nick Jr. preschool favorites to serve a wider kids 2-11 audience on CBS’s Saturday mornings.
Nickelodeon lights the menorah, heaps the basket with mazao and trims the tree, expanding holiday tradition into a diverse programming package in December that celebrates Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa respectively with all-new episodes of As Told by Ginger, Rugrats and The Fairly OddParents. Moreover, Yuletide fare especially for pre-schoolers includes episode premieres of Little Bill and Bob The Builder. And, to make kids merry throughout the entire month, Nick’s airwaves will glow with seasonal favorites from hit Nicktoon series — Mondays-Thursdays, December 3-27 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) — including SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold, The Wild Thornberrys and CatDog – and with a diverse holiday marathon, December 15 (2-6 p.m. ET/PT).
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).