PR: Nickelodeon Turns October into "Shocktober" for Spooky New Thrills
NICKELODEON TURNS OCTOBER INTO “SHOCKTOBER” AND DRESSES UP ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS TO TREAT KIDS TO SPOOKY NEW THRILLS
Month-Long Celebration Kicks Off On-Air with Premiere of Original TV Movie
Zoey 101: Curse of P.C.A. on Saturday, October 13 and Features Brand-New Halloween Episodes of Hit TEENick Series iCarly and The Naked Brothers Band and
Animated Favorites Tak and the Power of Juju and
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Kids Can Get Spooked in Downtown Nicktropolis and Play a Monstrous New Multiplayer Online Game or Create Nicktoons Ghouls and Ghosts with
“Scare-acter Transformer” Game on Nick.com
**Art and Screeners Available Upon Request
NEW YORK, September 27, 2007 — Nickelodeon turns October into “Shocktober” with spooky treats across multiple platforms, including back-to-back weekends of chill-filled new episodes, original TV movies, programming marathons and new Halloween-themed online destinations and multiplayer online games.
The fright-filled month kicks off on-air with the premiere of the original TV movie Zoey 101: Curse of P.C.A. on Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m., as Zoey and the gang try to get to the bottom of a longtime school legend. The treats continue on Friday, October 19 at 9:00 p.m., when Manny and Frieda find themselves doing battle in The Land of the Dead, in a new episode of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.
TEENick series iCarly and The Naked Brothers Band debut two new Halloween-themed episodes on Saturday, October 20. iCarly’s “iScream on Halloween” will premiere at 8:00 p.m. as a petrified Carly, Sam and Nathan web-casting for the holiday from a “haunted” apartment in Carly’s building where they debate the existence of ghosts and experience apparent proof firsthand. The episode features a guest appearance by Estelle Harris (Seinfeld) as strangely secretive neighbor, Mrs. Halberstadt. The episode will be followed by a brand new episode of The Naked Brothers Band entitled, “Alien Clones” at 8:30 p.m. where Alex is convinced that Nat and Jesse have been eaten and replaced by aliens.
On Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m., Tak mistakenly brings back to life all of the dead teeth in the Tooth Graveyard in Tak and the Power of Juju. The following night, Sunday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m, Nickelodeon will premiere a TV Movie, Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost about an irrepressible nine-year-old who stumbles into a weird world of unsolved mysteries. “Shocktober” culminates with a seven-hour Halloween marathon from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.
Nick Jr. will treat tots to a “Haunted Halloween” marathon of holiday-themed preschool favorites on Monday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Preschoolers can trick or treat with their favorite characters on new Halloween-themed episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba! (11:30 a.m.) and Max & Ruby (1:30 p.m.). The “Haunted Halloween” marathon will repeat from 9:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.
Nickelodeon’s kids’ websites, Nick.com and Nicktropolis, will also dress up in costume to complement “Shocktober.” Throughout the month of October, Nick’s virtual world, Nicktropolis (http://www.nicktropolis.com), will transform its Downtown into a haunted destination featuring a Haunted House, Dracula’s Lair and The Mummy’s Tomb. Kids can visit a pumpkin patch and pick one to put in their personalized rooms, or play a brand new online multiplayer game as team werewolf or vampire, with a goal of persuading the other species to join their team.
Beginning Saturday, October 13, Nick.com will introduce a scream-themed mini-site -http://www.nick.com/shocktober – featuring scary games and videos for Halloween. Kids can log on and participate in the “Scare-acter Transformer” online kids’ game where they can transform their favorite Nicktoon character into a “Scare-acter” with scary parts or swapping body parts with other Nicktoon characters. The “scare-acters” can then be submitted online into the “Shocktober Halloween Parade,” and Nickelodeon will randomly pick some to display on the bottom of the screen during the on-air Halloween Day marathon on Wednesday, October 31.
Following is a rundown of Nickelodeon’s Halloween lineup (all times ET/PT):
Saturday, October 13
8:00 p.m. Zoey 101 One-Hour Movie “Curse of P.C.A”
When Zoey (Jamie Lynn Spears), Chase (Sean Flynn), Michael (Christopher Massey) and Logan’s (Matthew Underwood) cranky economics teacher Mr. Hodges springs an impossible exam, the gang is inspired to explore the truth of an old legend of one of his students. According to the lore, former P.C.A. student Charles Galloway went insane during one of Mr. Hodges’ exams and fled to Red Stone Gulch in the mountains. When the clan finds Galloway’s necklace buried in the dirt, they accidentally evoke his spirit and it’s up to Zoey and her friends to lead it back to rest.
Sunday, October 14
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Halloween-Themed Nicktoon Marathon
Friday, October 19
9:00 p.m. El Tigre and the Adventures of Manny Rivera
“The Grave Escape”
When Sartana summons a powerful army of forgotten dead on Dia de los Muertes (the Day of the Dead), it looks like she may finally destroy Miracle City forever. In the midst of an epic battle, El Tigre and Frida find themselves in The Land of the Dead. As the Rodolfo and Granpapi fight for their lives in Miracle City, Tigre and Frida enlist the help of Tigre’s powerful deceased ancestors, both heroes and villains, including the most powerful of them all: the Original El Tigre.
Saturday, October 20
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Halloween-Themed Nicktoon Marathon
8:00 p.m. iCarly/ “iScream on Halloween”
Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress) do their Halloween webcast from an apartment that is rumored to be haunted. When creepy things start happening, the friends worry that the ghost rumors just might be true. Carly’s strangely secretive neighbor, Mrs. Halberstadt (guest star Estelle Harris, Seinfeld), adds to their anxiety. When Spencer forgets to buy candy, he’s got a bunch of angry trick-or-treaters on his hands.
8:30 p.m. The Naked Brothers Band/ “Alien Clones”
The band’s video director has a scary concept for Nat’s (Nat Wolff) new song, “Run.” He wants the band members to play their own alien clones. After Nat assures his younger brother that an alien clone exists for everyone on earth, Alex (Alex Wolff) concludes that Nat and Jesse have been eaten and replaced by their clones.
Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. Tak and the Power of Juju/”This Bites/Chief?”
In ‘This Bites,” although it’s against the rules, Tak uses magic to remove his aching tooth and the magic brings his tooth to life. In fact, all the teeth in the Tooth Graveyard come back from the dead and return to the Pupununu village. And in the process, they all want to return to the mouths from which they came. As the teeth terrorize their former owners, it’s up to Tak to fight them off and end the mess that he began.
In “Chief?,” the Chief’s been acting very strange lately – bursting into absurd songs, seeing things, running around and scratching himself like a dog – and Jeera’s worried he’s gone crazy for good. But after some snooping, Tak and Jeera discover their old enemy, Chief Zogsnob, is behind the Chief’s odd behavior. Now it’s up to Tak and Jeera to figure out how to escape from his trap and turn the tables on Zogsnob.
Sunday, October 28
6:00 p.m. Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost
After moving to a spooky, old house in the country, Roxy Hunter, an irrepressible nine-year-old, stumbles into a weird world of unsolved mysteries and the unknown. With the help of her best friend Max, an 11-year-old genius, she embarks on a mission to solve a crime, save their house and reunite a lost love from beyond the grave.
Wednesday, October 31
2:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Marathon of Halloween Episodes
NICK JR: “Haunted Halloween” Marathon
Monday, October 29 (Repeating on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31_
9:00 a.m. The Backyardigans/”Monster Detective”
9:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer/”Boo”
10:00 a.m. Dora the Explorer/”Dora Saves the Prince”
10:30 a.m. The Wonder Pets!/”Save the Black Kitten/Yak, Pig, Dancing Bear
11:00 a.m. Blue’s Clues/”Blue’s Big Costume Party”
11:30 a.m. Yo Gabba Gabba!/”Halloween”
It’s time for the Gabba gang to dress up in outrageous costumes and participate in the Halloween tradition of collecting candy. “The Fall Song” celebrates the changing seasons, while the “Halloween Party” song and “Trick or Treat” song teaches the gang what happens on Halloween. The “Too Much Candy” song teaches that candy should be eaten in moderation. Featuring guest stars, Biz Markie in a “Biz’s Beat of the Day” segment and a performance from Shiny Toy Guns.
12:00 p.m. Dora the Explorer/ “BOO!”
12:30 p.m. The Wonder Pets!/ “Save the Black Kitten/Yak, Pig, Dancing Bear”
1:00 p.m. The Backyardigans/”Scared of You”
1:30 p.m. Max & Ruby/”Max’s Jack-o-Lantern/Max & Ruby’s Perfect Pumpkin/Max’s Big Boo”
In “Max’s Jack-o-Lantern” Ruby wants a smiley jack-o-lantern for her Halloween party and Max wants a scary one. Ruby thinks she’s convinced Max until he discovers that a smile turned upside down can look pretty scary.
In “Max & Ruby’s Perfect Pumpkin” Max & Ruby go to Mr. Piazza’s to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. But every time Ruby thinks she’s found the perfect one, she gets distracted by Max, and someone else buys the pumpkin. In the end, Max helps her find a pumpkin that’s just perfect.
In “Max’s Big Boo” Ruby is determined not to be scared by Max’s Halloween pranks, and Max is equally determined
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