Football has long been TV’s ultimate big-audience sport. Nearly every one of the medium’s most-watched broadcasts is an NFL football game. This past Sunday, however, the National Football League and several of the media companies eager to keep ties to its high-rated matches targetted niche crowds on Freeform, Nickelodeon and Telemundo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday. Bell and her guests practiced social distancing, using video to connect for the hourlong program airing 7 p.m. EDT Monday. Dr. Nadine […]
Jenny Wall was tapped as Nickelodeon’s new chief marketing officer and Eryk Casemiro named its vice president of preschool amid an executive makeover at the network.
A year and a half after AwesomenessTV funder Brian Robbins joined Viacom to oversee Paramount Players, he is being named president of the company’s Nickelodeon Group. He succeeds Cyma Zarghami who stepped down in June after more than 30 years with the network. Robbins will report directly to Bob Bakish,Viacom president-CEO.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outgoing Australian wallaby Rocko and his quirky friends are returning to TV. Nickelodeon announced plans Thursday to resurrect the 1990s animated series “Rocko’s Modern Life” for a one-hour TV movie. The series originally ran from 1993 to 1996. “Rocko’s Modern Life” creator Joe Murray will serve as the movie’s executive […]
Deadline reports that Russell Hicks, an 18-year Nickelodeon veteran, has stepped down as president, content development and production for the Nickelodeon Group. His resignation, which is expected to be announced internally Wednesday, came soon after he’d returned from a four-month medical leave. There are no plans for him to be replaced at this time.
The outspoken Texan and multiple award winner was among the first prominent women in TV news and a model for the sitcom character Murphy Brown after actress Candice Bergen studied her work.
NEW YORK (AP) — The “School of Rock” will soon be back in session, this time on television. Nickelodeon said Monday it has ordered 13 episodes of a “School of Rock” series from Paramount Television, and it will premiere next spring. The 2003 movie starred Jack Black as a rocker who poses as a substitute […]
NEW YORK (AP) — With Ariana Grande hitting it big in the music world this summer, her time as a star on children’s television is about to become history. Nickelodeon announced Monday that “Sam & Cat,” which at times was the network’s most popular series after debuting just last summer, will air its last original […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leading ladies of “Laverne & Shirley” are reuniting. Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom “Sam & Cat.” The actresses starred as 1950s and ’60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith will host Nickelodeon’s 25th-annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that 10-time winner Smith will host the March 31 ceremony from the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The show will air live on Nickelodeon. Smith calls the awards “the year’s liveliest, slimiest and most outrageous party for kids and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Teen star Miranda Cosgrove says she usually doesn’t get nervous about taping episodes of her Nickelodeon comedy, “iCarly,” but that changed when first lady Michelle Obama taped a recent guest appearance on the show. The 18-year-old Cosgrove says the idea of having Mrs. Obama on the set made her “nervous,” but […]
In TV’s battle for the hearts and minds of preschoolers, it’s Mandarin and math vs. stories and sparkle. At stake is much more than the more than $276 million marketers spent last year to advertise during children’s TV shows.