Jace Norman Signs Overall Deal with Nickelodeon to Develop, Executive Produce





Jace Norman Signs Overall Deal with Nickelodeon to Develop, Executive Produce and Star in Original Content for ViacomCBS
As part of the partnership, Norman will reprise his role as Henry Hart/Kid Danger in a new, original live-action movie for Paramount+, based off Nickelodeon’s hit series “Henry Danger.”
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
JACE NORMAN SIGNS OVERALL DEAL WITH NICKELODEON TO DEVELOP, EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR VIACOMCBS

First Project Under Pact is an Original Henry Danger Live-Action Movie for Paramount+ to Begin Production This Year

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Jan. 13, 2022 – Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network, and AwesomenessTV, the Gen Z studio from ViacomCBS, today announced it has signed an overall deal with actor and executive producer Jace Norman (Henry Danger). Nickelodeon will work with Norman and his production company, Starlight, to develop, executive produce and star in new and original content for ViacomCBS companies, including Nickelodeon Studios, Awesomeness Studios, Paramount+ and other ViacomCBS platforms.

As part of the partnership, Norman will reprise his role as “Henry Hart/Kid Danger” in a new, original live-action movie for Paramount+, based off Nickelodeon’s hit series Henry Danger. Start of production and cast will be announced shortly.

Norman starred as superhero sidekick “Henry Hart/Kid Danger” in Henry Danger, Nickelodeon’s longest running live-action sitcom, which aired from 2014-2020 across five seasons and 128 episodes. In its final season, the series was the number-one show for kids 6-11 on all TV.

During his time starring in Henry Danger, Norman also starred in numerous Nickelodeon projects, including the hour-long Henry Danger The Musical special, which scored the biggest L3 lift in Nickelodeon series history with 2.2 million views across all three days; the feature-length TV movies Splitting Adam, Rufus, Rufus 2, Blurt and Bixler High Private High, which he also executive produced; and as an animated “Henry Hart/Kid Danger” in Nickelodeon’s animated Henry Danger spinoff series, The Adventures of Kid Danger.

Norman currently serves as a producer on the live-action Henry Danger spinoff series Danger Force which was the number-one live-action show on cable for the year with K6-11 in 2021. Danger Force is in its second season and airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

About Awesomeness

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film and television studio divisions. Approaching its 10th year anniversary, Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with hit programming on the world’s biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Emmy(R) winner “Trinkets”) and Hulu (Emmy(R) winner “Zac & Mia”, Emmy(R) nominee “Pen15”), along with the company’s immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube (“Twin My Heart,” “Noah Beck Tries Things,” “AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer,” “Brent Rivera’s Dream Vacation,” “My Dream Quincea帽era,”), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness’ worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.



CBS Sports and Nickelodeon Set for NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon on Super Wild Card Weekend





CBS Sports and Nickelodeon Set for NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon on Super Wild Card Weekend When the San Francisco 49ers Face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET)
The special presentation will air alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast of the game on The CBS Television Network, and is one of six games during Super Wild Card Weekend across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
CBS SPORTS AND NICKELODEON SET FOR NFL WILD CARD GAME ON NICKELODEON ON SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND WHEN THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FACE THE DALLAS COWBOYS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 16, AT 4:30 P.M. (ET)

Kid- and Family-Focused Presentation to Feature Enhanced Graphics, Augmented Reality and Nick Characters; Airs Alongside CBS Sports’ Broadcast of Game on CBS

Slime-Filled Game to Include Special Halftime Exclusive Look of Big Nate, Nickelodeon’s Brand-New Animated Series on Paramount+

NFL x Nickelodeon Co-Branded Collection to Launch Tuesday, Jan. 11

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2022 – CBS Sports and Nickelodeon’s special slime-filled presentation during the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend will feature the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). The special presentation will air alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast of the game on The CBS Television Network, and is one of six games during Super Wild Card Weekend across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

CBS Sports’ play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle, CBS Sports’ analyst and former NFL star Nate Burleson and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (That Girl Lay Lay) will call the game from the booth for the second consecutive year. Nick star Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan) makes his debut as sideline reporter.

Following the success of last season’s telecast, this year’s NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will feature enhanced original on-field graphics; advanced augmented reality including an AR blimp that will fly throughout the stadium; a special pregame and halftime presentation; guest appearances from Nickelodeon characters; and much more for kids and families. Iain Armitage (CBS’ Young Sheldon) will return to help explain penalty calls during the game, and one of game’s top performers will once again be presented with the Nickelodeon Valuable Player (NVP) award which can be voted on at NFLNickPlay.com. This season, NFL Slimetime – a weekly show on Nickelodeon airing Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET – included weekly NVP awards, featuring fun and slime-filled celebrations by the players. WATCH HERE.

At halftime, look for the special exclusive look of Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series Big Nate, based on the best-selling children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by Lincoln Peirce. The series follows Nate, a sixth-grade kid who has a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world and is set to debut on Paramount+ in early 2022.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will be streamed via the NFL app on phones and tablets for free. CBS Sports’ telecast will also be streamed across digital devices via Paramount+, the CBS Sports app, NFL digital properties, and on mobile on the participating teams’ mobile properties and Yahoo Sports.

NFL X NICKELODEON CO-BRANDED COLLECTION

The NFL and Nickelodeon will launch the NFL x Nickelodeon collection ahead of CBS Sports and Nickelodeon’s special slime-filled presentation of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend game on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). The collection celebrates both NFL and Nickelodeon fans and provides an opportunity for kids and families to showcase their fandom in a fun and elevated way.

The collection will feature designs and logos of NFL teams with a mix of ’90s fan-favorite Nickelodeon characters from hit series such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold!, as well as pieces with the iconic SpongeBob SquarePants and Nickelodeon Slime. The NFL x Nickelodeon collection will include t-shirts from Junk Food, socks from Rock ‘Em Socks, water bottles from Tervis, and bobbleheads* from FOCO (*pre-sale only).

The collection will be available on NFLshop.com/Nick beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. (ET). The product will also be available at JunkfoodClothing.com and Tervis.com, as well as FOCO.com and RockEmSocks.com which will offer expanded assortments.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon is produced by CBS Sports in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Sean McManus and Harold Bryant serve as Executive Producers of THE NFL ON CBS. CBS Sports’ Shawn Robbins is Coordinating Producer of the game along with Producer, Ken Mack and Director, Suzanne Smith.

Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio, ViacomCBS; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Unscripted Creative; and Jennifer Bryson, Vice President, Production, Tentpoles, Events & Music & Specials.



Nickelodeon’s New Live-Action Comedy Series, “Warped!,” Set to Premiere Thursday, Jan. 20





Nickelodeon’s New Live-Action Comedy Series, “Warped!,” Set to Premiere Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The show follows two employees of a popular comic book shop, Warped!, who learn to embrace their differences, become best friends and set off to create the world’s greatest graphic novel.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON’S NEW LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES, “WARPED!,” SET TO PREMIERE THURSDAY, JAN. 20, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Dec. 20, 2021–Nickelodeon’s new live-action buddy comedy series Warped! is set to premiere Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show follows two employees of a popular comic book shop, Warped!, who learn to embrace their differences, become best friends and set off to create the world’s greatest graphic novel.

In Warped!, Milo (Anton Starkman), the beloved head geek at a popular strip-mall comic book shop, Warped!, finds his world disrupted when his boss hires a new employee. With the quirky and excitable Ruby (Kate Godfrey) now on the payroll, the two form an unlikely alliance to create the world’s greatest graphic novel. Joining them in their adventures are Darby (Ariana Molkara), a smart and fashion-forward friend who is always there to lend a hand, and Hurley (Christopher Martinez), a neighboring pizza shop employee who spends his time coming up with brilliant culinary creations.

Warped! is created, written and executive produced by Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert (All That, Good Burger) with Kevin Kay (All That, Lip Sync Battle Shorties) serving as executive producer. Jeny Quine (Cousins For Life, The Thundermans) also serves as executive producer. The pilot is directed and executive produced by Jonathan Judge (A Loud House Christmas, All That, Punky Brewster). Production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Bryan Schwartz serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for Warped!.

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



Nickelodeon to Air “California Dreaming,” From Simon Fuller and Ryan Tedder





Nickelodeon to Air “California Dreaming,” From Simon Fuller and Ryan Tedder, Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 P.M. (ET/PT)
The hour-long event follows a group of talented young musicians auditioning to attend an esteemed performing arts boarding school, and features original songs written by Tedder.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON TO AIR “CALIFORNIA DREAMING,” FROM SIMON FULLER AND RYAN TEDDER, THURSDAY, DEC. 16, AT 7 P.M. (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon is set to air California Dreaming, a scripted musical event from legendary, multi-hyphenate creator, producer and manager Simon Fuller and three-time Grammy award winning songwriter and producer, Ryan Tedder. The hour-long event follows a group of talented young musicians auditioning to attend an esteemed performing arts boarding school, and features original songs written by Tedder. California Dreaming airs Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

California Dreaming stars Jenna Raine Simmons (Hyperlinked) as “Jenna,” Liv Simone (Raven’s Home) as “Liv,” Angelina Green (America’s Got Talent) as “Nina,” Ben Krieger (National tour of “Finding Neverland”) as “Ben” and Max Fincham (Invasion) as “Max.”

California Dreaming is produced by Swirl Films (Saints & Sinners) and is created and executive produced by Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and Tedder (Songland). The teleplay is by Genna Ryan (Young Sheldon, The Thundermans) and story is by Janae Bakken (Greenhouse Academy) and Ryan, who are also executive producers. It is directed and executive produced by Matt Stawski (Side Effects). Marc Dworkin & Sean Cunningham (Julie and the Phantoms) served as consulting producers. Production of California Dreaming for Nickelodeon was overseen by Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Laura Courtie served as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production.



Nickelodeon’s “Nick News” Takes Viewers Into Afghanistan





Nickelodeon’s “Nick News” Takes Viewers Into Afghanistan, As Girls Navigate the Fight for Their Right to an Education in Brand-New Special Airing Wednesday, Dec. 15
The latest installment is hosted by CBS News Correspondent Jamie Yuccas.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON’S “NICK NEWS” TAKES VIEWERS INTO AFGHANISTAN, AS GIRLS NAVIGATE THE FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION IN BRAND-NEW SPECIAL AIRING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

Additional Segments Include a Backstage Pass to Broadway’s Latest Musical Comedy Mrs. Doubtfire and an Inspiring Visit with Philadelphia’s West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2021- Nickelodeon will premiere a brand-new installment of its celebrated Nick News series on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), which highlights the stories of incredible kids who are rising to the challenges they are faced with in order to make their dreams a reality, including female students in the heart of Afghanistan who are now being denied an education by laws reenacted by the Taliban, the kids from Broadway’s Mrs. Doubtfire who are hitting the stage after a year and a half COVID-imposed hiatus and the members of Philadelphia’s renowned West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad who have found a safe haven and inspiration on this remarkable drill team.

Hosted by CBS News Correspondent Jamie Yuccas, Nick News opens with a segment from Kabul, Afghanistan, where CBS News’ Imtiaz Tyab met with kids to discuss the reinstituted restrictive rules that ban girls over the age of 11 from going to school and highlights their fight to keep their dreams of a formal education and a bright productive future alive. The half-hour Nick News special will also feature a visit to the Great White Way, where CBS News Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers provides viewers a backstage pass to Broadway’s newest musical comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, where the young cast shares what it takes to make it to the big show.

“With this episode of Nick News, we offer viewers a window into three very different worlds that somehow all converge to showcase how despite our differences we are all connected. Whether it’s girls in Afghanistan fighting for their right to an education, young actors finding their way back to the stage after a year of uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, or young people in West Philadelphia making themselves heard instead of becoming another statistic, these stories all share one thing in common: the resilience of incredible kids, which we hope will inspire our audience to continue to work towards their goals and make them a reality,” said Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Vice President of News Programming, Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of Nick News.

Additionally, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, star of Nickelodeon’s That Girl Lay Lay and All That heads to Philadelphia to introduce viewers to the West Powelton Steppers & Drum Squad, which was founded by Elsie Wise and 25 years later is led by her grandson Antoine Mapp, who continues her legacy of providing kids a safe environment to learn that Philly sound and beat, while acquiring invaluable life skills on and off the drums.

Following the premiere on Nickelodeon, this new episode of Nick News will be available on Nick.com, Nick App and Nick On Demand beginning Thursday, Dec. 16.

Nickelodeon’s Nick News has won 10 Emmys, a Peabody, a Columbia DuPont, and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for Journalistic Excellence, the first and only time it was given to a children’s program. The show originally aired for 25 years, ending with the retirement of creator and original host Linda Ellerbee in 2016. Created with a core ethos of respecting its kid audience, the show explained world events in a direct way, and always ensured kids were given a platform to voice their opinions and a safe place to question the world. Nick News made its return last June with a special hour-long presentation Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, hosted by global superstar Alicia Keys. Nick News is executive produced by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Vice President of News Programming, Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of Nick News.

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



“Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck” Delivers a Gift-Winning Competition in New Holiday Special





“Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck” Delivers a Gift-Winning Competition in New Holiday Special Hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, Airing Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special brings the competition to the front yard of four families, who must compete against each other when the Nickelodeon Treasure Truck drives up with a truck-load full of amazing holiday gifts.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
“NICKELODEON’S TREASURE TRUCK” DELIVERS A GIFT-WINNING COMPETITION IN NEW HOLIDAY SPECIAL HOSTED BY WWE SUPERSTAR XAVIER WOODS, AIRING WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Dec. 1, 2021–Nickelodeon delivers a gift-winning competition in Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck, a holiday competition special hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The hour-long special features four families as they compete in slime-filled challenges for the chance to win amazing gifts found inside the Nickelodeon Treasure Truck. Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck airs Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck brings the competition to the front yard of four families, who must compete against each other when the Nickelodeon Treasure Truck drives up with a truck-load full of amazing holiday gifts. The families put their friendships to the test as they take on three rounds of messy, holiday-themed challenges, such as the Ornament Plow, The Claw and the Snowman Shuffle, among others. After each round, one family is eliminated until only one is declared the winner and gets to take home all the gifts inside the truck.

Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truck is executive produced by Moira Noriega (The Voice Kids, Nailed It! Mexico). Production of the special for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Unscripted & Digital Franchise Studio; Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series; and Luke Wahl, Vice President, Creative Unscripted.

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



Nickelodeon Greenlights Two Brand-New Animated Series: “Max & the Midknights” and “Rock, Paper, Scissors”





Nickelodeon Greenlights Two Brand-New Animated Series: “Max & the Midknights” and “Rock, Paper, Scissors”
“These two series packed with relatable characters, hilarious escapades and rich, imaginative worlds are the perfect additions to our Nickelodeon content family,” said Ramsey Naito.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS TWO BRAND-NEW ANIMATED SERIES: “MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS” AND “ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS”

Best-Selling Book Series Max & the Midknights Comes to Life in Original 20-Episode Series

Buddy Comedy Rock, Paper, Scissors Picked Up from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program

BURBANK, Calif. – November 16, 2021 – The adventures of a 10-year-old girl dreaming of knighthood and the hijinks of best friends Rock, Paper and Scissors will soon unfold on Nickelodeon with the pickup of two all-new animated series. Nickelodeon has greenlit Max & the Midknights, based on the best-selling children’s book series written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), and Rock, Paper, Scissors, the first short picked up for series from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program. Today’s announcement was made by Ramsey Naito, President of Animation, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. Max & the Midknights and Rock, Paper, Scissors will be produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank.

“These two series packed with relatable characters, hilarious escapades and rich, imaginative worlds are the perfect additions to our Nickelodeon content family,” said Naito. “Translating the mega-popular Max & the Midknights from a book to television series is a creative undertaking that we can’t wait to dive into, and the comedic adventures of friends Rock, Paper and Scissors is truly made for our Nickelodeon audience.”

Said Peirce: “I am absolutely delighted to join forces with my friends at Nickelodeon to bring Max & the Midknights to life. Nickelodeon’s passion for unforgettable stories and iconic characters is unparalleled, and there’s no partner I’d rather work with. I couldn’t be happier.”

Max & the Midknights (20 episodes) follows a determined 10-year-old girl named Max, who pursues her dream of becoming a knight by leading her friends on an epic adventure in the fantastical medieval kingdom of Byjovia. The greenlight marks Nickelodeon’s second series based off the beloved works from Peirce and follows Big Nate, which is set to debut next year.

As a small girl with big ideas in the Middle Ages, Max will defy the status quo, fight for justice, and inspire everyone she meets with her feisty and fearless leadership. Not only will Max and the Midknights battle sword-wielding zombies, duel a malevolent sorceress, and tame a fire-breathing dragon, they’ll also have loads of fun, forge lasting bonds of friendship, and push each other to be braver and bolder versions of themselves. Clever, kind, and seriously sassy, Max is always ready to lend a hand — or a sword — whenever anyone needs help.

Rock, Paper, Scissors (20 episodes) brings the iconic childhood game to life! This character-driven comedy follows the hilarious shenanigans of roommates Rock, Paper, and Scissors on their hijinks and ridiculous adventures. Rock, the moral compass of the group, is always struggling at his dream of becoming a model; Paper is an inventor and the brains of the group (if by “brains” you mean “making stuff that’s always blowing up”); and Scissors is the wannabe cool guy whose ego brings an endless fountain of chaos to these three friends. No matter how much they compete and mess with each other, at the end of the day, they will always bond over their shared love of one thing: wacky nonsense.

The Max & the Midknights television series is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted, The Magic School Bus, Baby Sitter’s Club) and Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and produced by Amy McKenna (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines). Sharon Flynn (All Hail King Julien) and David Skelly (The Muppets, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.) serve as co-executive producers and showrunners. Nathan Schram, Director, Development, Nickelodeon Animation, is overseeing development and production of the series for Nickelodeon.

Rock, Paper, Scissors is created and executive produced by Kyle Stegina (Robot Chicken) and Josh Lehrman (Robot Chicken). Bob Boyle (The Fairly OddParents) and Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) serve as executive producers. Development is overseen for Nickelodeon by Kari Kim, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation, and Daniel Wineman, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation.

Peirce’s comedic-adventure Max & the Midknights book series have spent multiple weeks on the New York Times’ Best-Seller list. The book series is published in 14 languages around the globe and are available as ebooks and audiobooks. The books are published by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Max & the Midknights underscores Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home of the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series, The Smurfs partnership and the Transformers co-production.

Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program launched in June 2019 and is overseen by Naito, with Vernon serving as the program’s executive producer and Paul Watling (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as co-executive producer. Kim and Wineman oversee development and production of the program, which is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids from creative voices and passionate storytellers.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing, and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Hit Live-Action Comedy Series “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan”





Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of Hit Live-Action Comedy Series “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan”
The season will begin production early next year at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON OF HIT LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES “TYLER PERRY’S YOUNG DYLAN”

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Nov. 11, 2021–Nickelodeon announced today that it has greenlit a 20-episode third season of its hit live-action comedy Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan. The series follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, hip-hop mogul-in-training Dylan (Dylan Gilmer), moves in unannounced. The season will begin production early next year at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

The third season of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan will follow Dylan as he continues his pursuit of stardom, while getting his family into hilarious hijinks along the way. Accompanying him in his quest for music greatness are his uncle Myles (Carl Anthony Payne II), aunt Yasmine (Mieko Hillman), grandmother Viola (Aloma Lesley Wright), cousins Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter), and Rebecca’s best friend Bethany (Jet Miller).

In 3Q21, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan ranked as the #1 live-action program on Cable among kids 6-11 and was the top-rated show across all TV among Black kids 6-11. New episodes of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan currently air on Nickelodeon on Thursdays at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season two finale scheduled to air Thursday, Dec. 9.

Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan is executive produced and created by Tyler Perry. Mark E. Swinton, Will Areu, and Carmen Jones will serve as producers. Production of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

About Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. TPS’ former studio lot was situated on a 200,000 square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Perry’s five television series. In 2015, TPS expanded operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta. Perry and the studio’s Georgia-based employees are in production of Perry’s current television series and feature films, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta. The TPS grounds contain twelve soundstages named after highly accomplished African-Americans in the entertainment industry that range in size between 10,000 and 60,000 square feet.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).



Nickelodeon Gets Into the Holly Jolly “Nickmas” Spirit





Nickelodeon Gets Into the Holly Jolly “Nickmas” Spirit with Seasonal Programming Beginning Friday, Nov. 20
Viewers will be treated to a festive lineup featuring: “A Loud House Christmas,” the brand-new original live-action holiday movie based on the Emmy Award-winning animated series “The Loud House.”
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
NICKELODEON GETS INTO THE HOLLY JOLLY “NICKMAS” SPIRIT WITH SEASONAL PROGRAMMING BEGINNING FRIDAY, NOV. 20

Holiday-Themed Lineup Includes Brand-New Live-Action TV Movie, A Loud House Christmas and All-New Festive Premieres of Hit Series, Blue’s Clues & You!, PAW Patrol , Rugrats, Danger Force, That Girl Lay Lay and More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Nov. 11, 2021- Nickelodeon is getting into the holly jolly “Nickmas” spirit with a holiday-themed lineup of premieres and specials across its hit animation, live-action and preschool series beginning Friday, Nov. 20. Viewers will be treated to a festive lineup featuring: A Loud House Christmas, the brand-new original live-action holiday movie based on the Emmy Award-winning animated series The Loud House, and all-new episodes of the net’s hit series, including Blue’s Clues and You!, PAW Patrol, Rugrats, Danger Force, That Girl Lay Lay.

In A Loud House Christmas, premiering Friday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), Lincoln Loud (Wolfgang Schaeffer) gears up for the ultimate Christmas until he finds out that most of his sisters have plans to be elsewhere for the big day. Determined to remind his family that they all need to be together, Lincoln and his best friend Clyde McBride (Jahzir Bruno) embark on a mission to preserve the family’s holiday traditions. A Loud House Christmas will also see additional characters from the animated The Loud House series come to life as they join Lincoln, Clyde, and the Loud family in the town of Royal Woods for the holidays.

The “Nickmas” slate of holiday-themed programming will also feature fan-favorite titles and original holiday movies from Nickelodeon’s library of holiday classics, which includes the iconic perennial Rugrats, “A Rugrats Chanukah,” SpongeBob SquarePants “It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!” and PAW Patrol “Pups Save Christmas,” and Nickelodeon original holiday movies A Fairly Odd Christmas, Merry Christmas Drake & Josh, Santa Hunters, and Tiny Christmas. A collection of “Nickmas” episodes and movies are also available to stream on Paramount+ and Download-To-Own services, as well as Nick.com and the Nickelodeon App, which also features short-form content.

Below is the rundown of Nickelodeon’s “Nickmas” premieres, airing (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, unless otherwise noted. Times and dates are subject to change.

路 Danger Force – “Krampapalooza” – Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8pm

Danger Force sees an opportunity to make money fast by hosting Swellview’s hottest music festival, but they catch a case of the Kramps when Krampus threatens to ruin their plans.

路 Side Hustle – “A Mouth Noise Christmas” – Saturday, Nov. 20, at 8:30pm

Tasked with getting Mouth Nosie back together by the new town billionaire, the kids must put on an epic holiday concert. When a sensitive hearing group bans all music in town, the kids will have to find a way to save Christmas and their concert.

路 Blue’s Clues and You! – “A Blue’s Clues Festival of Lights” – Friday, Nov. 26, at 11am

A special, surprise guest comes to Periwinkle’s house to celebrate Chanukah, the very festive, festival of lights. Josh and Blue play Blue’s Clues to figure out who the surprise guest is, and celebrate the holiday by spinning dreidels, frying latkes and singing an original Chanukah song.

路 A Loud House Christmas – Friday, Nov. 26, at 7pm

This feature-length live-action TV movie follows Lincoln Loud (Wolfgang Schaeffer) as he gears up for the ultimate Christmas, until he finds out that most of his sisters have plans to be elsewhere for the big day. Determined to remind his family that they all need to be together, Lincoln and his best friend Clyde McBride (Jahzir Bruno) embark on a mission to preserve the family’s holiday traditions.

路 Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan – “Waiting for Santa” – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7pm

The family tries to make Dylan’s first Christmas away from home special, but goes overboard trying to recreate his favorite traditions. Meanwhile, the kids panic when they realize they don’t have gifts for their parents.

路 That Girl Lay Lay – “Fa-La-La-La-La-La-La-Lay-Lay” – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7:30pm

It’s Lay Lay’s first Christmas and she is joining in on the Alexander family traditions. Things go terribly wrong when the family volunteers at a gift drive and Lay Lay accidentally gives away Bryce’s beloved guitar.

路 The Adventures of Paddington – “Paddington Gets Locked Out on Christmas Day/Paddington Feels the Music” – Friday, Dec. 3, at 8:30pm (Nick Jr. channel)

The Browns get locked out of the house on Christmas Day and try to get back inside in time for dinner. Then, when Ms. Potts gets injured, Paddington must lead the Windsor Gardens Parade and Simi helps him find the beat.

路 The Patrick Star Show – “Just in Time for Christmas” – Friday, Dec. 3, at 7pm

Patrick travels through time to find a last-minute Christmas gift for his family.

路 Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years – “Ho! Ho! Horror!” – Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:15pm

Santa Claus visits the children of Kamp Koral who aren’t quite sure what to make of the jolly giant.

路 Middlemost Post – “Parker Saves Christmas” – Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30pm

When Santa gets injured during a stop on Mt. Middlemost, Parker, Angus, and Russell help finish his deliveries.

路 PAW Patrol – “Pups Save the Treasure Cruise/Pups Save Rocket Ryder” – Friday, Dec. 3, at 12pm

Mayor Humdinger tricks people to sail icy waters in search of an Antarctic treasure, but they all need rescuing when they get stranded on shore. Then, the pups need to rescue Ryder and Alex when they get out of control on a rocket-powered ATV.

路 Blue’s Clues and You! – “Blue’s Snowy Day Surprise” – Monday, Dec. 6, at 12pm

There are SNOW many great things to do on a snowy day, but Blue’s surprise may be the best! Josh and Blue play a wintry game of Blue’s Clues to figure out what her surprise is. Along the way, they make shapes in the snow with their friends and sing a snow day song with Mo Snow. Special Guest: Leslie Odom Jr. as “Mo Snow”

路 Bubble Guppies – “Christmas is Coming!” – Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 12pm

On a quest to attend King Grouper’s Christmas party and deliver a promised tree, Lady Oona and Lord Goby must face the ravages of winter and a mysterious Freezy Dragon, who seems intent on keeping them from the festivities. Special Guest: David Cross as “Freezy Dragon”

路 Peppa Pig – “Christmas with Kylie Kangaroo / Winter Games / London / George’s Wooly Hat / Doctor Hamster’s Big Present” – Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 12pm

Peppa and her family spend Christmas in Australia. Then, Madame Gazelle takes the whole class to London for the day. George has a new hat, and Peppa and her family take Goldie the Fish to Doctor Hamster for her check-up.

路 Baby Shark’s Big Show! – “Snowball Bonanza/The Present”- Thursday, Dec. 9, at 12pm

Chucks tries to help Baby Shark and his friends win the annual Snowball Bonanza against Carnivore Cove’s neighboring town. Then, Baby Shark goes undercover to figure out the perfect gift for Mommy Shark.

路 Blaze and the Monster Machines – “Snowbie the Snow Truck” – Friday, Dec. 10, at 12pm

Blaze and AJ help a truck named Snowbie get home in time for the Great Snowball Fight.

路 SpongeBob SquarePants – “SpongeBob’s Road to Christmas” – Friday, Dec. 10, at 7pm

SpongeBob and his pals journey to the North Pole to give Santa a present.

路 Rugrats – “Traditions” – Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 pm

When Tommy’s first Chanukah falls on Christmas Eve, the Pickles family has to juggle their family traditions to make sure each feels important, while also celebrating Las Posadas with Betty and her family.

路 The Casagrandes – “Throwing Pains” – Friday, Dec. 10, at 8pm

During a snow day, Ronnie Anne and her skater pals must battle for the gym space by playing dodgeball.

Fans can head to the Nick and Nick Jr. apps, and NickJr.com to view holiday-themed episodes and short-form content. Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, will continue to spread cheer this season with a holiday hub featuring over 50 pieces of festive long and short-form content, including: holiday-themed shorts; full-length episodes of hit series PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Peppa Pig and more; games; play-along videos; and e-books.



Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Begin Production on Live-Action Television Movie Musical





Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Begin Production on Live-Action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise
The feature-length TV movie will begin this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is slated to premiere in 2022 on Nickelodeon.
[via press release from Nickelodeon]
MATTEL TELEVISION AND NICKELODEON BEGIN PRODUCTION ON LIVE-ACTION TELEVISION MOVIE MUSICAL BASED ON ICONIC MONSTER HIGH FRANCHISE

Feature-Length TV Movie to Star Miia Harris, Ceci Balagot, Nayah Damasen, Case Walker, Kyle Selig, Marci T. House, Scotch Ellis Loring, Steve Valentine and More

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Nov. 9, 2021–Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced the start of production on a live-action television movie musical based on the iconic Monster High franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures. The feature-length TV movie will begin this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is slated to premiere in 2022 on Nickelodeon.

Monster High (working title) stars Miia Harris (Just Beyond) as Clawdeen Wolf; Ceci Balagot (Dispatches from Elsewhere) as Frankie Stein; Nayah Damasen (Grey’s Anatomy) as Draculaura; Case Walker (The Other Two) as Deuce Gorgon; Kyle Selig (“Mean Girls” on Broadway) as Mr. Komos; Marci T. House (Day of the Dead) as Headmistress Bloodgood; Scotch Ellis Loring (Firehouse Dog) as Clawdeen’s dad, Apollo; Steve Valentine (Mom) as Draculaura’s dad, Dracula; Jy Prishkulnik (Just Beyond) as Cleo de Nile; Lina Lecompte (Death Pursuit) as Lagoona Blue; Justin Derickson (When the Streetlights Go On) as Heath Burns; Lilah Fitzgerald (Honey Girls) as Ghoulia; and Nasiv Sall (Descendants 2) as Abbey Bominable. Additional fan-favorite characters from the Monster High universe will also be seen throughout the TV movie.

Monster High follows Clawdeen Wolf, who was born half human and half werewolf, after she arrives at her new school, Monster High. She quickly makes friends with her classmates Frankie Stein and Draculaura, and for the first time in her life, Clawdeen feels like she has finally found a place where she fits in and can truly be herself, despite keeping her human half a secret. When a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her real identity, Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart and find a way to save the day.

In addition to the Monster High TV movie, an animated series based off the beloved franchise is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon next year. Both projects join other Mattel Television content in production, including series and specials based on Barbie, Masters of the Universe, Thomas & Friends, Polly Pocket and Fireman Sam, to name a few.

Monster High is directed and executive produced by Todd Holland (The Real O’Neals, Malcolm in the Middle, Firehouse Dog). The story is by Jenny Jaffe (Big Hero 6: The Series, Rugrats) & Greg Erb & Jason Oremland (Princess and the Frog, Playmobil: The Movie) and the teleplay is by Jaffe and Billy Eddy & Matt Eddy (Zapped, Teen Beach Movie). Adam Bonnett (Descendants franchise, Masters of the Universe: Revelation) serves as executive producer. Frederic Soulie, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Mattel Television and Phil Breman, Vice President of Live Action Development, are overseeing the movie for Mattel and serve as executive producers. Production on Monster High for Nickelodeon is overseen by Zack Olin and Shauna Phelan, Co-Heads of Nickelodeon & Awesomeness Live-Action, along with executives Linda Halder, Jessica Brown, Yolanda T. Cochran and Jules Kovisars.

Monster High was first introduced in 2010 with a global fanbase embracing its message of inclusivity. Beginning in 2022, Mattel will be refueling the franchise and introducing Monster High to a whole new generation of kids.

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie(R), Hot Wheels(R), Fisher-Price(R), American Girl(R), Thomas & Friends(R), UNO(R), Masters of the Universe(R), Monster High(R) and MEGA(R), as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).