Nickelodeon Doubles Down on Preschool Slate with Season Renewals of Hit Series Blaze and the Monster Machines, PAW Patrol and Shimmer and Shine

Nick Greenlights Fourth Seasons of Blaze and the Monster Machines
and PAW Patrol, and Third Season of Shimmer and Shine, in
Biggest Preschool Content Pipeline Ever

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon
is doubling down on its number-one position in preschool with season
pickups for three of its top-rated animated preschool series, Blaze
and the Monster Machines
, PAW
Patrol
and Shimmer
and Shine
, totaling over 65 episodes. The renewals—for fourth
seasons of Blaze and the Monster Machines and PAW Patrol,
and a third season of Shimmer and Shine—are part of the network’s
biggest preschool content pipeline ever, with over 10 preschool shows in
production and six new series set to debut though 2018.


Nickelodeon currently owns three of the top five preschool shows on all
TV, led by Blaze and the Monster Machines at number one, and
ranks as the number-one network for preschoolers and kids 2-11 year to
date. Most recently, the just-launched second season of Shimmer and
Shine
scored a series high, garnering nearly 2 million total viewers
(1.8) and increasing ratings with kids 2-5 (5.3/600k) by 40% over last
year.

In season four of Blaze and the Monster Machines (20 episodes),
the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ will
embark on even more thrilling, action-packed adventures. Blaze will
transform into a special vehicle designed to tackle the toughest
terrains, and execute epic rescues to save his friends and Axle City.
The series is the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover
all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every
episode.

In the fourth season of PAW Patrol (26 episodes, produced by Spin
Master Entertainment), the pack of pups—Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble,
Zuma, Everest, Tracker and Skye—will be called on to participate in
Mission PAW rescues in the kingdom of Barkingburg, located an Air
Patroller ride away from Adventure Bay. The heroic pups must save the
kingdom from evildoers, including a bad puppy named Sweetie that is
scheming to become the queen. The PAW Patrol will also take to the beach
for lifeguard duty, diving into daring new aquatic adventures with their
new Sea Patroller ship and mini-sub patroller. PAW Patrol
features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and
problem solving.

Season three of Shimmer and Shine (20 episodes) will follow twin
genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, as they travel beyond the Rainbow
Waterfalls in Zahramay Falls, where new worlds and fantastical
experiences await. Journeying aboard their magical boat, Shimmer, Shine
and their best friend Leah will explore wondrous locales, meet adorable
critters and learn new forms of genie magic. Shimmer and Shine features
a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork,
resilience and overcoming obstacles.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Contacts

Nickelodeon
Leslie Byxbee, (212) 846-6914
Leslie.Byxbee@nick.com
or
Maggie
Wang, (212) 846-6381
maggie.wang@nick.com

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