Nickelodeon Picks Up "Fanboy & Chum Chum" and "Team Umizoomi;" Renews "Mighty B!"
Nickelodeon has announced two new animated series and the second season of The Mighty B!
Fanboy and Chum Chum will be a CGI animated series spun off from Nickelodeon’s Random! Cartoons series, focusing on the 10-year old comic-book loving Fanboy and his friend and sidekick Chum Chum. The series was created by Eric Robles (Ni Hao, Kai-lan, The X’s, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy) and will be executive produced by Robles, Steve Tompkins, and Fred Seibert. The first season will consist of 26 episodes. It has no premiere date scheduled.
Nick Jr. has also begun production on Team Umizoomi, a math-based series that will combine 2D and 3D animation with live-action footage to create its unique urban environment of Umi City. The series leads Milli and Geo are siblings who team up with their robot best friend Bot to help the pre-schoolers of Umi City solve problems using math. The series was created by a trio of veterans from Blue’s Clues: Jennifer Twomey (Co-Creator/Executive Producer), Soo Kim (Co-Creator/Producer/Design Director/Writer) and Michael T. Smith (Co-Creator/Producer/Writer). The series is scheduled to premiere in 2009.
Nickelodeon has also announced that The Mighty B! has been renewed for a second season of 20 episodes. The series was created by Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live), Cynthia True (My Life as a Teenage Robot), and Erik Wiese (SpongeBob SquarePants), and centers on Bessie Higgenbottom (voiced by Poehler), a hyperactive Honeybee trooper aiming to be the first to collect all Honeybee merit badges. Since its debut, the show has been a ratings hit, drawing an average of 3.1 million total viewers aged 2 and up.
Read the full press releases here:
- Nickelodeon Greenlights New Animated Comedy Series “Fanboy and Chum Chum”
- Nickelodeon’s “The Mighty B!” Keeps Buzzing for Second Season
- Nick Jr. Commences Production on “Team Umizoomi”