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Comedy Central Announces Return of "South Park," "Lil' Bush," & Futurama DTV Premiere

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2008
Comedy Central has announced the return dates for several of their series and premiere dates for new series and movies: – The next season of South Park will return on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 10:00/9:00 Central – The second season of Lil’ Bush returns on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 10:30/9:30 Central – The […]

CN: BET Didn't Seek to Censor "Boondocks"

by Maxie Zeuson February 5, 2008
Turner Broadcasting did not receive any pressure from Black Entertainment Television (BET) or from BET executives Reginald Hudlin or Debra Lee to pull two controversial episodes of The Boondocks, a Cartoon Network spokesman has told Advertising Age. The trade journal quotes the spokesman, James Anderson, as confirming that the two episodes, “The Huey Freeman Hunger […]

"Drawn Together" Season 3 DVD Announced

by Classic Speedyon February 5, 2008
Paramount has announced that Drawn Together‘s third season will be released on 5/13/08. Special features include audio commentary, Karaoke Sing Along, promos, and bonus clips from various Comedy Central programs. The episodes that should be included are: * Freaks & Geeks * Wooldoor Sockbat’s Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable! * Spelling Applebee’s * […]

Nick Theme Park Coming to Mall of America

by Maxie Zeuson January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon and Mall of America will open Nickelodeon Universe, a new theme park, on Saturday, March 15, the network said today. The attraction, which is the first-ever Nickelodeon theme park in the world, will feature such Nick-themed rides as the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge; Avatar Airbender; and Splat-O-Sphere. It will also have live shows, […]

Nick Airing Valentine's Day Romance Marathon

by Maxie Zeuson January 29, 2008
Nickelodeon will air romance-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Go, Diego, Go and other series on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, as part of its Crush Week programming schedule, the network says. The Valentine’s Day marathon will run from 6:30am to 9:00pm (EST/PST). [Source: Viacom]

Royal Caribbean, Nick Team for Nickelodeon Family Cruise

by Maxie Zeuson January 28, 2008
Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean International will inaugurate a Nickelodeon Family Cruise on August 10 with a seven-day voyage out of Miami, the companies announced today. The cruise will be held on Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination, Labadee. […]

Nick Names New Toon Prez

by Maxie Zeuson January 28, 2008
Brown Johnson has been named president of animation for Nickelodeon and the MTVN Kids and Family Group, Variety reports. In addition to overseeing development and production of all Nick programming, she will continue to manage preschool programming at the network, including Nick Jr. and Noggin. Marjorie Cohen, who had formerly overseen all Nick programming, will […]

"Boondocks" Loses 2 Episodes in Season 2

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2008
A report on Newsarama is stating that The Boondocks has pulled two episodes from season 2, “The Huey Freeman Hunger Strike” and “The Ruckus Reality Show.” According to an anonymous source speaking to the website HipHopDx.com, the two episodes were pulled from the schedule for taking a critical and satiric view of BET and its […]

Most Effective Product Placement of 2007 is "Guitar Hero" on "South Park"

by Ed Liuon January 24, 2008
According to the data reporting firm iTVX, the “Guitar Hero” episode of South Park was the most effective product placement of 2007 (free registration required). iTVX came to this conclusion via their Q-rating calculation, which measures 50 criteria such as whether a character on a show is holding a product while talking about it and […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3 Vol. 3 Announced

by Classic Speedyon January 22, 2008
The third volume of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season has been announced by Nick and Paramount. It will contain these five episodes: -The Day of the Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse -The Western Air Temple -The Firebending Masters -The Boiling Rock: Part 1 -The Boiling Rock: Part 2 The DVD will be released […]