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Nickelodeons "Team Umizoomi" Brings Math to Pre-Schoolers Starting January 25, 2010

Nickelodeon will premiere Team Umizoomi on January 25, 2010, with two back-to-back episodes starting at 11:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The new series promises to focus entirely on math, using “action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities and appreciate the many ways in which mathematics shapes their […]

Lil Wayne to Voice Character Named "Jesus" on Adult Swim's "Freaknik" (UPDATED)

UPDATED January 7, 2010: SOHH.com is quoting unidentified Cartoon Network executives that Lil Wayne will be voicing a character named “Jesus” in a one-hour special for Adult Swim titled Return of Freaknik, but that “Lil Wayne’s character is still evolving. All we can say is that he is named Jesus and not Jesus Christ.” The […]

"Boondocks" Season 3 to Begin in Early 2010

Series creator Aaron McGruder has revealed via Twitter that the third season of The Boondocks should be premiering on Adult Swim in early 2010, stating that he could not reveal the exact date but that, “you got about three months.” (via Vibe.com)

Nickelodeon Greenlights New Season of "SpongeBob SquarePants"

Nickelodeon has wrapped up its 10th anniversary celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants by ordering another season of 26 new episodes. The entire cast will be returning for the new season. There is no scheduled date for when the new episodes will begin airing. The full press release follows: Nickelodeon Caps SpongeBob SquarePants’ 10th Anniversary Celebration with […]

"SpongeBob SquarePants": "SpongeBob's Last Stand" Coming to DVD

A new SpongeBob SquarePants best-of DVD, “SpongeBob’s Last Stand”, comes to DVD on 3/16/10 for $16.99. It will contain the currently unaired episode “SpongeBob’s Last Stand” (concerning SpongeBob and Patrick protesting a highway running through Bikini Bottom), as well as other new-to-DVD episodes. The DVD runs 89 minutes. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]

Nickelodeon Names Three for 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers

Nickelodeon has announced the three new participants in its 10th Fellowship for Diverse Writers, a program that offers hands-on writing experience that is designed to “attract, develop and staff new and experienced, culturally and ethnically diverse writing talent on Nickelodeon network productions.” The new participants are Jonathan Butler, a published poet and songwriter, Stacie Craig, […]

"I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown": If Christmas Specials Were Underwear ...

It’s not hard to guess when I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown was made. It lacks the rampant creativity and outstanding imagination that made the earliest Charlie Brown ventures such successes, and it is also missing the obvious periodic quirks that marked the better specials of the 70s and 80s. In fact, I […]

Nickelodeon Announces Special Holiday 2009 Programming

Nickelodeon has announced a slate of holiday-themed programming for December 2009, including new specials for Back at the Barnyard, Dora the Explorer, and The Backyardigans, alongside returning holiday episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents. Conan O’Brien is also slated to guest-star as Santa Claus in the new episode of The Backyardigans. The full […]

Corus Entertainment Releases December 2009 Programming Highlights

Corus Entertainment has released programming highlights for December 2009 on their kids, specialty and pay TV networks, including YTV and Treehouse. Highlights include classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas, new favorites like Rugrats Kwanzaa, and more. The full press release follows: HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS ON CORUS ENTERTAINMENT’S KIDS, SPECIALTY & […]

NY Times on "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Growing Pains

The New York Times reports on the success of Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. network, even though that success has not necessarily translated to assurances on the show’s future on the network (free registration required). The show has achieved considerable success with its eclectic mix of puppetry, animation, and music, and will be […]

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