Well, after a tough year in the ratings (In February, Nickelodeon axed former TEENick show My Life As A Teen-Age Robot, & TEENick lost its post-SpongeBob Monday thru Thursday at 8:30 PM/7:30 PM Central time slot to reruns of All Grown Up. On the bright side, they transferred As Told By Ginger & 6Teen to TEENick's Sunday Night line-up. In June, they not only dropped Ginger & 6Teen, but also All That & The Amanda Show as well. On the bright side, they regained the post-SpongeBob Monday thru Thursday time slot, but at the expense of losing the Saturday night line-up to TV movies & reruns of Nicktoons [I did not see Invasion From Cluster Prime on the line-up, & that is a bummer!])
Now, the TEENick line is starting its Fall season a bit early. They have a new format for the post-SpongeBob Monday thru Thursday time slot. Unlike the past two months, where it had a consistant line-up (Monday=Unfabulous, Tuesday=Zoey 101, Wednesday=Just For Kicks, Thursday=Romeo!), the time slot is now formatted so that each week will have a different show on for all four nights of that week (This week, the featured show is Zoey 101, which was a really evil choice. I would rather see the slots used for showcasing some of the more popular not-quite-commonly shown Nicktoons that fit the format of the line-up, most preferrably My Life As A Teen-Age Robot, since I enjoyed that show!)
Here are my suggestions for potential shows:
*My Life As A Teen-Age Robot
* The Secret World of Alex Mack (I agree that more people would watch this over the likes of Unfabulous!)
* The Tomorrow People (Another old-timer!)
* The Journey of Allen Strange (Yet another old-timer!)
*Go Healthy Challenge
*Try to license something from someone other than Archie Comics (If you really want to work with Archie, try to option any of the Mighty Crusaders characters, That Wilkin Boy, or even the Conservation Corps! They are all better properties than that loser witch Sabrina, anyway!)
Will TEENick appear on Saturday or Sunday? We will find out soon!
Well, Nickelodeon had a few minor links to Uncle Walt.
Around 1995, the First Kid's Network threw Doug, its creator Jim Jenkens, & his studio Jumbo Pictures to Disney, probably because it did not do well on Nickelodeon.
Around 1999 or 2000, The Disney Company wanted to jettison the slapstick shows that are flooding the weekend morning line-up in order to lauch Jetix. Since Viacom [Nickelodeon's parent company] gave Disney Jumbo Pictures, the Mouse Factory gave Viacom the discarded slapstick stuff, among them the CGI Donkey Kong Country (Based on the then-popular Nintendo video game franchise) & Angela Anaconda (Both of them wound up on Nickelodeon's line-up for a few weeks in 2003 or 2004). Viacom still owns DKC & Angela Anaconda.
This post does not directly relate to TEENick, but it does clear up some confusion!
I am here with something you can go to find out more about TEENick!
But first, I need some opinions about 'Zoey 101': You have to choose from these three choices to judge the quality of the show: Great, Mediocre, or Crap.
My comments on the shows is that it was produced by Dan Schneider [That is a bad thing] & it stars Jamie Lynn Spears [That is an even worse thing]; Schneider is the single worst producer in the history of television. To be honest, when he paired with someone like Anthony Tollin [like on the original 'All That'], he was good. But when he's solo, the shows range from decent [Drake & Josh] to pathetic [Zoey 101]. Also, Jamie Lynn Spears nearly destroyed the 'All That' franchise. To be kind, Viacom hired her bacause she was Britney's little sister. The most notable thing is, this show is completly identical to your typical current Archie comic! Zoey could easily have been Betty Cooper!
You will be extremely pissed off at the bad news I am going to tell you: For some dumb reason, Nickelodeon felt that they would keep Zoey 101 on the post-SpongeBob Monday thru Thursday time slot for the forseeable future. BAD MOVE! Zoey 101 is the worst half-hour show since "The Mullets" (You know, the UPN show with Loni Anderson that came on after Smackdown!). To be honest, Zoey 101 did not deserve to be aired in the first place, & I felt TEENick would be better off with an animated show airing on that timeslot, or on their Sunday night line-up, in fact (My two choices: My Life As A Teen-Age Robot & Butt-Ugly Martains!)
Here is the new Sunday line-up, & I am very pissed off at the programming executives for this!
6 PM Eastern (5 PM Central): Drake & Josh (I preferred Kenan & Kel on the line-up instead!)
6:30 PM Eastern (5:30 PM Central): Ned's Declassified Back-To-School Survival Guide (This show sucks. The only way this show can be even remotely likeable is if they KILL COOKE OFF!)
7 PM Eastern (6 PM Central): Romeo! (I like this show!)
7:30 PM Eastern (6:30 PM Central): Unfabulous (Another crap show!)
8 PM Eastern (7 PM Central): Zoey 101
8:30 PM Eastern (7:30 PM Central): Nick News
My main gripe with the Summer line-up has not been corrected: There are no animated shows on any of the TEENick time slots!
Apparently, Nickelodeon is answering your plea. Zoey 101 has lost its Tuesday 8:30 PM (7:30 PM Central) slot to Drake & Josh!
Will TEENick add any animated shows to the line-up in the next few weeks?
I have been corrected! Drake & Josh will replace Zoey 101 as the Monday thru Thursday post-SpongeBob spotlight show! It is a slight improvement. I would rather see an animated show on the time slot [I have two choices: My Life As A Teen-Age Robot & Kappa Mikey!]
There are a few changes in the TEENick line-up in the past few weeks: First, it lost its Monday thru Thursday 8:30 PM/7:30 PM Central time slot early in September to reruns of Danny Phantom [which sucked]. They dropped the dismal Just For Kicks & replaced it with The Amanda Show!
Now, last Sunday night, TEENick has officially started a new season by dumping The Amanda Show in favor of debuting a great new puppet show that is just as good as getting an animated show on the line-up. It also has new seasons of three shows!
6 PM/5 PM Central: Romeo!
6:30 PM/5:30 PM Central: Mr. Meaty (This is the new puppet show I am telling you about! The premiere episode is titled Parkerina!)
7 PM/6 PM Central: Drake & Josh (Season Premiere!)
7:30 PM/6:30 PM Central: Ned's Declassified Back-To-School Survival Guide (New Season! I hope the season ends with someone KILLING COOKE OFF!)
8 PM/7 PM Central: Zoey 101 (Season Premeire! The highlight of this episode is a genuine schoolyard bareknuckle BOXING MATCH!)
8:30 PM/7:30 PM Central: Unfabulous