Nickelodeon Announces New Series, Episodes, etc., at Upfront Presentation
Nickelodeon held its upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday, March 9. During the presentation, Nickelodeon announced a slate that will include content developed from such platforms as feature films, video games, broadband and international production, as well as a multi-million dollar development slate for non-linear productions. Nickelodeon television will also premiere 254 new episodes during the 2006-07 season.
During the 2006-07 season, Nickelodeon will introduce the following series that were developed from non-traditional platforms:
Tak and the Power of JuJu (15 episodes — premieres in 2007 on Nickelodeon)
Mr. Meaty (13 episodes — premieres in 2007 on Nickelodeon)
Downward Doghouse (working title) (20 episodes — premieres March 2007 on Nick Jr.)
Nicktoons Network Animation Festival (premieres August 2006 on Nicktoons Network)
Barnyard (13 episodes — premieres in 2007 on Nickelodeon)
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (26 episodes — premieres in 2006 on Nick Jr.)
Nickelodeon will also continue to introduce content on new, innovative platforms including games and podcasts on http://www.Nick.com. Video podcasts will be available on Nick.com and iTunes for various TEENick shows, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, and various Nick Movies. The network will introduce several podcasts over the course of 2006-07.
Also over the course of 2006-07, Nick.com will introduce more than 100 “New Game of the Week” titles, featuring new and original games based on various Nick properties. Since the New Game of the Week’s initial launch on Nick.com, eight new games have been featured and have generated almost 50 million game plays. Nick.com totals 152 million game plays (which includes all its game offerings) for 2006, with 18 million game plays in March alone.
For the 2006-07 season, 18 current Nick and Nick Jr. series will premiere new episodes, totaling over 127 hours of original programming. In addition, pickups on returning series include SpongeBob SquarePants (20 episodes); LazyTown (18 episodes); The Backyardigans (20 episodes) and Nick Jr.’s animated series Go, Diego, Go! (20 episodes), among others.
Nickelodeon Television will also launch the following new series in 2006-07:
El Tigre (13 episodes — premieres in 2007 on Nickelodeon)
Thugaboo (3 specials — first one premieres in August 2006 on Nickelodeon, then on Nicktoons Network)
More information is available at PR Newswire.
(via William C. Maune)
Updated 3/19: Series added in bold.