When we were younger, one of the only problems we had in life was deciding whether to watch the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon – and as much as we LUUUUURVED That’s So Raven (because it really was so Raven!) and Hannah Montana (because we loved to pop it, lock it, polka dot it) there was always one clear winner. Yep, Nickelodeon! With epic cartoons such as Hey Arnold!, Kenan and Kel, The Amanda Show, Danger Mouse, The Wild Thornberrys and the piece-de-resistance… Spongebob Squarepants, Nickelodeon was the bomb diggity when we were growing up.
Although we now only watch cartoons on special occasions (okay, we still watch them every day) we can’t help but think that the cartoons on television nowadays aren’t quite as great as they used to be. Am I right? Well, it seems as though the Nickelodeon gods have been listening to our cries of outrage, as they have just unveiled their new program plans for the 2018- 2019 season, and it’s fair to say that they’ve spoiled us! Yuh-huh, rather than bringing us even more new and modern shows, Nickelodeon is planning to reboot two of our favorite retro cartoons this year, and we’re super stoked!
The plans were unveiled by Nickelodeon executives during their annual presentation in New York City’s Palace Theatre, where they won the hearts of retro cartoon-lovers around the world as they announced their mission to reboot Blue’s Clues AND Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Nope, this day couldn’t get any better if it tried. Life = Made. The president of Nickelodeon Group spoke about their new plans at the presentation:
With our share growing and content pipeline in overdrive, we are reinventing ourselves to best serve the new and next generation of audiences on new and next-generation platforms. Kids are both our anchor and North Star, and that bond with the audience allows us to connect to them everywhere.
YASSSSSSSSS! That means that this year, you will be able to reignite your childhood, get your learning on, and chill out with Blue and the gang in his house over the course of 20 brand new episodes. The best part? Nickelodeon is currently looking for a brand new live-action host – and although we’re pretty sad to see Steve go, we can guarantee that the new host will be just as epic.
Rather than rebooting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon will actually be providing us with a complete newly imagined show called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Across 26 episodes, this 2-D series will feature brand new superpowers, and will even include our favorite characters, April O’Neil and Splinter. Oh man, we can’t wait. Although there are no official dates on when these shows will debut on the Nickelodeon channel, it’s fair to say that we’ll be waiting on tenterhooks to find out…