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PR: Nick Jr.'s Brand New Superhero-Themed Episodes (Fri, 6/27)

NEW YORK, June 11, 2008 - Preschoolers will become superhero sidekicks to their favorite Nick Jr. friends as Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, unveils three new superhero-themed episodes from acclaimed series, The Backyardigans, Go, Diego, Go! and The Wonder Pets! Nick Jr. will premiere the new half-hour action-packed adventures full of robots, flying squirrels and extra-terrestrials during a new superhero playdate on Friday, June 27, from 9:00 to 12:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

The following is a rundown of Nick Jr.’s Superhero premieres (all times ET/PT):

9:00 a.m. – The Backyardigans “Front Page News” PREMIERE
Tasha plays the dual role of a photographer and superhero named Snap, who really wants a front-page photo for The Bigopolis Big News paper. The newspaper is run by Pablo and is located in the city of Bigopolis where there’s always a big story. When a giant robot threatens to invade the city, it proves too much to handle for resident superheroes Captain Bubble (Tyrone) and Bug Girl (Uniqua). A Berlin Cabaret soundtrack moves the action along as Snap has to step in and save the day! Will Tasha get the front page photo she so desperately wants?

9:30 a.m. – Go, Diego, Go! “Super Flying Super Squirrel to the Rescue” PREMIERE
Diego is riding his motorcycle when he encounters a flying squirrel trying to save a pygmy marmoset. But the marmoset is too heavy and Diego must come to the rescue. The flying squirrel feels bad he wasn’t able to do it alone, because he really thought he was a “super” flying squirrel. Diego tells the flying squirrel to assist him on a mission to save some crying baby birds. Along the way, they use the flying squirrel’s “super” hearing, “super” eyesight and “super” gliding to rescue the baby birds.

10:00 a.m. – The Wonder Pets! “Save the Visitor” PREMIERE
Tuck wakes up in the middle of the night and finds a visitor in the classroom—an extra terrestrial! The Wonder Pets form a bond with their new friend, who must return home soon, or be stuck on earth forever.

Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.’s Emmy, Peabody and Parents’ Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative, original shows created just for them.

Nickelodeon, now in its 29th 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 company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 96 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than 13 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B)

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