Nickelodeon Brings Back the '90s, Unveils Programming Slate
Clarissa Explains It All, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nickelodeon is bringing back the '90s.
Popular sitcoms All That, Clarissa Explains it All, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Rugrats, Rocket Power, Salute Your Shorts, The Amanda Show and Kenan & Kel will be added to a block of programming on TeenNick called "The '90s Are All That!" Nickelodeon announced on Thursday.
"There is an entire generation of young people who literally grew up on these great 1990s series," TeenNick General Manager Keith Dawkins said. "TeenNick ... is the perfect place to reconnect these shows to their original fans and introduce them to younger viewers for the very first time."
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In continuing with their nostalgic lineup, Nickelodeon will introduce a new, CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Led by Jason Biggs, who will voice Leonardo, the revamped Turtles will follow the foursome as they emerge from their hidden lair for the very first time. It's set to debut in 2012.
Emmy-winning sitcom Friends will join Nick at Night in September, with Yes, Dear starring Mike O'Malley debuting in 2012.
As for Nickelodeon's hit shows iCarly and Victorious, the two casts will crossover for the first time in an original TV movie called iParty with Victorious. The plot will focus on Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and Tori (Victoria Justice) as they plot sweet revenge against a cheating boyfriend while the rest of the gang compete in a lyrical battle.
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Besides the movie, the network plans for more than 100 new episodes from live-action series iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, True Jackson, VP, House of Anubis and Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.
Also introduced: a new half-hour comedy Supah Ninjas, featuring Star Trek alum George Takei, and Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures starring Ashley Argota.
Other programming announcements include:
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Penguins of Madagascar, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and T.U.F.F. Puppy return. New series coming up: The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Robot & Monster and the Italian import Winx Club.
The network has ordered 20 episodes each of Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi, 13 episodes each of The Fresh Beat Band and Dora the Explorer, and new seasons of Yo Gabba Gabba!, Max & Ruby and Olivia.
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