8 items from 2015
Nickelodeon is developing a new TV movie based on its classic 1990s animated series "Hey Arnold!". That show followed a fourth-grader with an oblong head who lived with his grandparents in a boarding house.
The telemovie is a direct sequel rather than a reboot, picking up where the original series ended and resolving unanswered plotlines – including the whereabouts of Arnold's parents, long missing from the program.
The project continues the channel's push to mine the network's vast library of original series to develop into new shows for modern day audiences with shows like "The Wild Thornberrys" or "Ren and Stimpy" potentially making a comeback.
Executives at the network haven't specified a date when the telemovie might be ready or air.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Hulu has doubled the amount of content it is licensing from Viacom, with an expanded pact giving the Internet TV service exclusive subscription VOD rights to all past and future seasons of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Key and Peele,” along with other shows.
Other titles exclusively on Hulu under the multiyear agreement include: Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and “Drunk History”; MTV’s “Faking It” and “Finding Carter”; and Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Rabbids Invasion” and “Sanjay and Craig.”
Since Hulu inked its first significant deal with Viacom in 2011, “our relationship has only grown,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins. “Today, we are not only extending our deal, but we are adding more premium content than ever from their popular family of networks.”
The new Viacom series will be available only to Hulu subscribers, either on the $7.99 monthly plan with ads or the $11.99-per-month ad-free option »
- Todd Spangler
For American audiences only, Nickelodeon is launching a new channel – Splat – purely focused on 1990s kids programming…
We reported recently that Nickelodeon was considering bringing back some old shows. New versions of Hey, Arnold! and Rugrats were being discussed, among others.
Now, it seems that Nickelodeon are trying to gauge what kind of audience there is for 1990s nostalgia before pushing ahead with producing any new content – they’re launching a channel specifically dedicated to re-runs of 1990s classic kids shows.
Going by the name Nickelodeon Splat, this new channel is launching on Monday the 5th of October, and will run from 10pm to 6am Est. At the moment, the channel is only going to launch in America.
Get your football-shaped heads and gallons of orange soda at the ready, because they’ll be screening repeats of all these shows:
All That, The Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid Of The Dark? »
We all know Nickelodeon's best cartoons come from the '90s, but until now, we've only ever enjoyed them in small doses. That's all about to change. The network has been teasing a mysterious thing called The Splat, and just recently it confirmed what exactly it is. According to Nickelodeon, The Splat is an eight-hour rotating TV lineup dedicated to your childhood favorites. This magical time period will kick off on Oct. 5 on TeenNick and will take place every night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. - so you can say goodbye to sleep. Here's the promotional video released on YouTube: The video teases cartoons that all aired in the '90s, but there will also be live-action shows! All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko's Modern Life, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Directed by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman
The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t the first midnight-cult-classic, but the beautiful, weird and dark musical is without a doubt, the most famous. The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week and so what better time to add it to my list of greatest cult films.
For the unfamiliar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film adaptation of a popular musical stage production composed and written by Richard O’Brien, a struggling actor at the time who was best known for his performances in such musicals as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an homage to drive-in double features and science fiction B-movies of the fifties, and ironically, the film itself went on to become the ultimate midnight movie. Trhps opened Sept. »
Oprah Winfrey‘s next small-screen gig will, unfortunately, not include any free cars for the home audience.
The former daytime TV staple will recur on Greenleaf, Own’s upcoming drama about the powerful Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.
The cast also includes Keith David (Community) as Bishop James Greenleaf, the charming but manipulative leader of Greenleaf World Ministries; Lynn Whitfield (How to Get Away With Murder) as his steely, money-hungry wife, Lady Mae Greenleaf; Merle Dandridge »
Ren & Stimpy, Tommy Pickles and Clarissa Darling are returning to the air, and it will seem as if they haven’t aged a single day.
Nickelodeon has confirmed its intention to launch “The Splat!,” a block of programming and other content related to its 1990s heyday, when the Viacom-owned kids’ outlet produced memorable stuff ranging from “Hey Arnold!” to “Hey Dude.” The programming will appear starting October 5th during late-nights and overnights – 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – on the company’s Teen Nick cable outlet, making it a rival, perhaps, to Time Warner’s Adult Swim network for the eyeballs of young adult and millennial viewers.
“Splat” will feature episodes from the aforementioned programs along with others such as “All That,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Rugrats,” “Salute Your Shorts” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” But there’s more, including old programming stunts like “Super Toy Run, »
- Brian Steinberg
We all know Nickelodeon's best cartoons come from the '90s, but until now, we only ever got them in small doses. Well, if we're to believe a mysterious Facebook page, YouTube video, and Twitter account, that's all about to change. The network has been teasing The Splat, which may or may not be an entire channel dedicated to your childhood favorites. Here's the timeline: On Sept. 11, The Splat's Facebook page was founded. On Sept. 12, the Twitter account that was formerly associated with TeenNick's "The '90s Are All That" programming block switched identities and became @thesplat. Also on Sept. 12, this video was uploaded to YouTube from The Splat's account: The video teases cartoons that all aired in the '90s. Unfortunately, there's no live-action stuff like Clarissa Explains It All - unless you count Stick Stickly! Here's what we spotted: Rugrats The Wild Thornberrys Ren and Stimpy Hey Arnold! »
- Maggie Pehanick
8 items from 2015
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners