The renowned Nickelodeon TV is known for its highly-acclaimed and top-ranked TV shows and projects. Today, February 25, 2015 was a very exciting day as Nickelodeon had many extraordinary announcements to bring out to the public. Nickelodeon fans were able to hear news they have been at the edge of their seats waiting for including renewals of some of their favorite shows and some new shows that will be added to the Nickelodeon family.
During the 2015 Nickelodeon Upfronts, Nickelodeon announced the season four pickup of the sensational and remarkable TV show, Every Witch Way and the season two pickup of the terrific and magnificent TV show, Max & Shred. Every Witch Way and Max & Shred fans can look forward to more spectacular, new episodes!
Nickelodeon also announced new TV shows that will be joining the orange family and already the public can tell these shows will be absolute hits for Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon continues to bring out some of the greatest content for all viewers of all ages.
According to the press release, “Between the enormous amount of shows we have in production, and the strong foundation of our recent launches, we are giving our audience some of the most fresh and innovative content we’ve ever produced,” said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “The new daily scripted shows we’ve picked up are right in line with kids’ demand for more content, in different formats, and we can’t wait for kids to see and love them.”
Let’s take a look at some of the new shows that will be making its way to the small screen on Nickelodeon! (source: press release):
- Game Makers (working title), just picked up for 26 episodes, is the newest creation from hit- maker Dan Schneider. It’s a live-action sitcom about two 12-year-old girls who start a multi- million-dollar gaming company and take on rap superstar Double G as a business partner. As part of a multi-platform experience, the games seen in the episodes will be released through apps and online. Schneider will also serve as Executive Producer.
- Make It Pop, picked up for 20 episodes, is a comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K-Pop-inspired band. Randomly selected to room together at boarding school, bookish Corki, fashion-forward Jodi and social media maven Sun Hi meet and bond over music. With the help of fellow boarding school classmate and DJ hopeful, Caleb, the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as they become a school- wide sensation and compete for a place in the upcoming school musical. The series, which will feature original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Make It Pop is executive produced by Lynch and Cannon, together with Steven DeNure and Anne Loi for DHX Media.
- Talia’s Kitchen (working title), just picked up for 40 episodes, is a live-action series inspired by the daily telenovela format that follows 14-year-old Talia who moves in with her grandmother and starts spending time in the kitchen of their family-owned restaurant. There, she discovers her true calling: cooking. With the help of her special “salt and pepper sense”–and her late father’s magical spices–Talia is able to infuse emotion into her food and cook just what each customer needs. Talia’s Kitchen is created by Catharina Ledeboer and produced by Viacom International. Tatiana Rodriguez will serve as Executive Producer.
- Mutt & Stuff, which has just been picked up for 20 episodes, is a live-action preschool series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. Set in a unique school for dogs, the series stars Calvin Millan, The Puppy Whisperer and son of The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, interacting with a cast of real dogs and puppets. Mutt & Stuff is filled with unbelievable dog tricks, adorable puppies, and alternating moments of heart and comedy. The series is created and executive produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and Bradley Zweig. Cesar Millan also serves as Executive Producer.
- Roll Call (working title), which is currently in development, is a single-camera comedy series shot in a mockumentary style that follows an eclectic group of kids navigating their way through middle school. Roll Call is executive produced by Sharla Sumpter Bridgett and directed by Ian Pfaff.
- The W.I.T.s Academy (working title; 20 episodes) is a daily strip spun off from the hit Every Witch Way. In this new series, teenage Guardians will oversee young witches- and wizards-in-training at a magical academy. There, the Guardians will have to decide who is friend, and who is foe. The series is created by Catharina Ledeboer and is produced by Viacom International. The W.I.T.s Academy is executive produced by Tatiana Rodriguez.
Wow! What an array of incredible new shows to add to the already magnificent Nickelodeon shows currently airing. Nickelodeon also announced the branding of its partnership marketing services under a new banner – Nickelodeon Inside Out Solutions. Also, Nickelodeon launched a mobile subscription for pre-schoolers which encourages education and entertainment known as Noggin, which will be available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch starting March 5th for $5.99 a month.
According to the press release, “The proliferation of platforms and massive amounts of new content are having an unprecedented impact on entertainment, and we are using these opportunities to super-serve our audience with fresh content, new formats and innovative storytelling,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Viacom Kids and Family Group. “We remain laser-focused on using all of the screens and tools in our ecosystem to deliver the biggest audience of kids and families, and creating hits and building franchises that thrill our audience and deliver unrivaled reach.”
Also stated in the press release, “Announcements at the presentation included: Noggin, a mobile subscription service for preschoolers; numerous new content innovations; a sneak peek at a potential SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical; future spinoff possibilities for the wildly successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise; and Nickelodeon Sports, which brings content from the major sports leagues to Nick’s platforms. Nickelodeon also detailed the suite of its partner services that provides consumer insights, advertising solutions and branded-entertainment opportunities, now formalized under the banner of Nickelodeon Inside Out Solutions.
The presentation was augmented by an appearance from Will Arnett–star of Paramount Pictures’ global theatrical hit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the forthcoming sequel set for 2016; a performance of a song from the SpongeBob SquarePants musical, currently being developed for a potential Broadway debut; and a closing set of songs by pop hit-makers, Echosmith.”
Nickelodeon described another upcoming series being welcomed into the orange family and stated, “Among the new series this season are: School of Rock, a live-action show based on the hit movie, and Nick’s first collaboration with Paramount Television; Harvey Beaks, an animated show about a good kid who has never broken the rules, and his two best friends, who have never lived by any; and Shimmer and Shine, an animated, curriculum-based preschool series about twin genies-in-training who unintentionally cause chaos in their attempts to grant wishes for their best friend, Leah.” (source: press release)
Nickelodeon continues to leave viewers worldwide in absolute awe with all the incredible projects and content they bring out to fans. From a mobile subscription known as Noggin to multiple new TV shows being released and many other TV shows being renewed – Nickelodeon has a great connection with their fans and knows exactly what to bring out to always leave everyone loving Nickelodeon!