Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Hit Animated Preschool Series Shimmer and Shine

Additional 20 Episodes Feature Brand-New Characters Including an Evil
Sorceress, Voiced by Actress Lacey Chabert, and New Magical Locales

First-Ever Shimmer and Shine Toy Line to Debut at New York Toy

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It’s a wish come true for preschoolers as Nickelodeon
greenlights a second season (20 episodes) of the hit animated series Shimmer
and Shine
. In season two, airing in June, twin
genies-in-training Shimmer and Shine will embark on more magical
adventures with their human best friend Leah, encounter brand-new
characters and explore vibrant new locales in the land of Zahramay
Falls. Shimmer and Shine features a social-emotional curriculum
highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming
obstacles. New season one premieres of Shimmer and Shine will
continue to air on Nick throughout February and March. The series
currently ranks #1 in its timeslot and airs regularly weekdays at 11
a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, which is the top network for preschoolers
and kids 2-11.

The second season of Shimmer and Shine will introduce new
characters, including Zeta (Lacey Chabert, Party of Five, Mean
), a power-hungry sorceress who uses potions and spells to
scheme against the genies; Nazboo, Zeta’s loyal pet dragon; Samira, a
kind genie princess; Roya, Samira’s beautiful pet peacock; and Kaz,
Zac’s new genie and friend. The new episodes feature CG animation and
will be set entirely in the genie world of Zahramay Falls.

In the toy aisle, Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel
Inc., will debut the first-ever Shimmer and Shine line at this
year’s New York Toy Fair. The collection includes basic and deluxe doll
assortment and accessories; feature dolls such as Shimmer and Shine Wish
& Spin and Shimmer and Shine Magic Flying Carpet. Products will be
available nationwide in July.

Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride app,
inspired by the series, helps preschoolers with basic math concepts,
shapes, patterns and symmetry, all while taking a magic carpet ride
through the land of Zahramay Falls. The app is available now on the App
Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. At launch, the app ranked #2
overall in the Educational Apps category on iTunes and in the top 10
Overall in the U.S.

Shimmer and Shine is created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz
(post-production supervisor for Dora
the Explorer
, Go, Diego, Go) and produced at Nickelodeon
Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.

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For Nickelodeon
Leslie Byxbee, 212-846-6914