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''This page details both the NickJr channel and former programming block. Programs on the list may be currently on airing the channel or may have aired in the past on either, both, or the channel when it was known as "Noggin."''

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[[caption-width-right:200:Formerly known as Noggin.]]

Nick Jr. is a sister network of {{Nickelodeon}} primarily focused for preschoolers and young children. It was formerly known as Noggin, until 2009, when Nickelodeon re-branded the channel for synergy purposes.

The channel, launched in 1999, was a joint venture between the Children's Television Workshop and Nickelodeon until 2002, when CTW sold its share to Viacom when the NostalgiaFilter programming they brought in such as ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''TheElectricCompany'' reruns didn't do much for ratings according to Viacom. Then in 2002, Nickelodeon launched The-N as a timeshare channel sharing space with Noggin. Noggin programming ran from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, and then The-N would take over. When The-N (now known as [=TeenNick=]) split off from Noggin in 2008, Noggin ran preschool programming 24/7.
Nick Jr. has commercial-free programming (without a standard schedule). The network was hosted by Moose A. Moose and Zee, a moose and bird combo who also have onscreen games and activities for kids to play. In March 2012, Nickelodeon retired the pair from both the television network and its official website, and replaced the interstitial content and themes with the "The Smart Place to Play" branding already seen in their morning block on Nickelodeon. This has already [[http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/parents-rip-nick-jr-for-firing-moose-and-zee/ prompted a backlash]] amongst some long-time fans.

In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the block because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady, and in the west, parents who don't understand how the people at Nick forgot what airs at 10pm in NewYork airs at 7pm in LosAngeles and 4pm in Honolulu because of time zones, as Nick Jr./[=NickMom=] carries only an Eastern Time Zone feed.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nickjr_logo_7402.jpg
[[caption-width:150:One of the old logo's many shapes.]]

The Nick Jr. programming block lasted from 1988 to 2009. This block contained programming for a preschool audience and typically ran from 7 a.m./8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST/3 p.m. EST. The block was home to many classic off-network cartoons and foreign programming/{{anime}} such as ''TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'', ''MuppetBabies'', ''[[MeikenJolie Belle and Sebastian]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}''. The block was revamped in 1994 with mostly Nickelodeon-made programming with a new host, Face, who later was replaced by Piper 'O Possum.

The block was mainly known for launching the pre-school juggernauts ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', as well as airing some early fondly remembered anime such as ''TheNoozles'', ''TheAdventureOfTheLittleKoala'' and ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics''.

In 2009, Nickelodeon re-branded its preschool channel Noggin as Nick Jr. and took away the branding on the pre-existing block. It is now a block of preschool shows with very little branding separating it from the rest of the schedule, and much more advertising, likely a purposeful move to drive viewers to the new channel and reclaim the airtime for regular Nick programming.

!!Notable Nick Jr. channel programming includes[[hottip:*:Any of the programming listed below may: A.) Currently be airing on Nick Jr., B.) Have aired in the United States on either Nickelodeon/Nick Jr., or C.) Aired on Nick Jr. in a non-U.S. market]]:
[[index]]
* ''AllegrasWindow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''
* ''BobTheBuilder''
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''
* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''
* ''DinoDan''
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''
* ''The Elephant Show''
* ''Series/EureekasCastle''
* ''FifiAndTheFlowertots'' (Non-USA)
* ''{{Franklin}}''
* ''Series/TheFreshBeatBand''
* ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo''
* ''GullahGullahIsland''
* ''Series/TheHoobs''
* ''JacksBigMusicShow''
* ''{{LazyTown}}''
* ''TheLittlBits''
* ''Literature/LittleBear''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill''
* ''Maggie and the Ferocious Beast''
* ''Maisy''
* ''Literature/MaxAndRuby''
* ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends''
* ''MuppetBabies''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (Germany)
* ''NiHaoKaiLan''
* ''Olivia''
* ''Oobi''
* ''Oswald''
* ''Pinky Dinky Doo''
* ''Pocoyo''
* ''{{Rugrats}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}''
* ''TeamUmizoomi''
* ''Toot & Puddle''
* ''WonderPets''
* ''TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome''
* ''WowWowWubbzy''
* ''YoGabbaGabba''
[[/index]]
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''This page details both the NickJr channel and former programming block. Programs on the list may be currently on airing the channel or may have aired in the past on either, both, or the channel when it was known as "Noggin."''

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/216px-Nick_Jr__logo_2009_svg_9040.png
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Noggin_logo_svg_4443.png]]
[[caption-width-right:200:Formerly known as Noggin.]]

Nick Jr. is a sister network of {{Nickelodeon}} primarily focused for preschoolers and young children. It was formerly known as Noggin, until 2009, when Nickelodeon re-branded the channel for synergy purposes.

The channel, launched in 1999, was a joint venture between the Children's Television Workshop and Nickelodeon until 2002, when CTW sold its share to Viacom when the NostalgiaFilter programming they brought in such as ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''TheElectricCompany'' reruns didn't do much for ratings according to Viacom. Then in 2002, Nickelodeon launched The-N as a timeshare channel sharing space with Noggin. Noggin programming ran from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, and then The-N would take over. When The-N (now known as [=TeenNick=]) split off from Noggin in 2008, Noggin ran preschool programming 24/7.
Nick Jr. has commercial-free programming (without a standard schedule). The network was hosted by Moose A. Moose and Zee, a moose and bird combo who also have onscreen games and activities for kids to play. In March 2012, Nickelodeon retired the pair from both the television network and its official website, and replaced the interstitial content and themes with the "The Smart Place to Play" branding already seen in their morning block on Nickelodeon. This has already [[http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/parents-rip-nick-jr-for-firing-moose-and-zee/ prompted a backlash]] amongst some long-time fans.

In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the block because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady, and in the west, parents who don't understand how the people at Nick forgot what airs at 10pm in NewYork airs at 7pm in LosAngeles and 4pm in Honolulu because of time zones, as Nick Jr./[=NickMom=] carries only an Eastern Time Zone feed.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nickjr_logo_7402.jpg
[[caption-width:150:One of the old logo's many shapes.]]

The Nick Jr. programming block lasted from 1988 to 2009. This block contained programming for a preschool audience and typically ran from 7 a.m./8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST/3 p.m. EST. The block was home to many classic off-network cartoons and foreign programming/{{anime}} such as ''TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'', ''MuppetBabies'', ''[[MeikenJolie Belle and Sebastian]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}''. The block was revamped in 1994 with mostly Nickelodeon-made programming with a new host, Face, who later was replaced by Piper 'O Possum.

The block was mainly known for launching the pre-school juggernauts ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' and ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'', as well as airing some early fondly remembered anime such as ''TheNoozles'', ''TheAdventureOfTheLittleKoala'' and ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics''.

In 2009, Nickelodeon re-branded its preschool channel Noggin as Nick Jr. and took away the branding on the pre-existing block. It is now a block of preschool shows with very little branding separating it from the rest of the schedule, and much more advertising, likely a purposeful move to drive viewers to the new channel and reclaim the airtime for regular Nick programming.

!!Notable Nick Jr. channel programming includes[[hottip:*:Any of the programming listed below may: A.) Currently be airing on Nick Jr., B.) Have aired in the United States on either Nickelodeon/Nick Jr., or C.) Aired on Nick Jr. in a non-U.S. market]]:
[[index]]
* ''AllegrasWindow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''
* ''BobTheBuilder''
* ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''
* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies''
* ''DinoDan''
* ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''
* ''The Elephant Show''
* ''Series/EureekasCastle''
* ''FifiAndTheFlowertots'' (Non-USA)
* ''{{Franklin}}''
* ''Series/TheFreshBeatBand''
* ''WesternAnimation/GoDiegoGo''
* ''GullahGullahIsland''
* ''Series/TheHoobs''
* ''JacksBigMusicShow''
* ''{{LazyTown}}''
* ''TheLittlBits''
* ''Literature/LittleBear''
* ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill''
* ''Maggie and the Ferocious Beast''
* ''Maisy''
* ''Literature/MaxAndRuby''
* ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends''
* ''MuppetBabies''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (Germany)
* ''NiHaoKaiLan''
* ''Olivia''
* ''Oobi''
* ''Oswald''
* ''Pinky Dinky Doo''
* ''Pocoyo''
* ''{{Rugrats}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rupert}}''
* ''TeamUmizoomi''
* ''Toot & Puddle''
* ''WonderPets''
* ''TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome''
* ''WowWowWubbzy''
* ''YoGabbaGabba''
[[/index]]
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28th Nov '12 5:19:35 PM lizaphile
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the block because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the block because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady.
Brady, and in the west, parents who don't understand how the people at Nick forgot what airs at 10pm in NewYork airs at 7pm in LosAngeles and 4pm in Honolulu because of time zones, as Nick Jr./[=NickMom=] carries only an Eastern Time Zone feed.
8th Nov '12 6:45:02 PM emiveritas
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* ''Series/TheHoobs''
1st Nov '12 5:40:38 AM MegaJ
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the channel because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady.

Also, there's the fact that Viacom seemed to fail to realize [[WhatAnIdiot how time zones work]]; since the network only has one Eastern Time Zone-focused feed, [=NickMom=] starts at 7pm in {{California}}, and 4pm in {{Hawaii}}, which means parents have to really ThinkOfTheChildren before they ask questions about the sexual topics brought up by the [=NickMom=] shows. The staff on [=NickMom=]'s website has been accused of belittling and stealing content from other parenting bloggers.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. There are also very angry parents who loathe the channel block because of its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady.

Also, there's the fact that Viacom seemed to fail to realize [[WhatAnIdiot how time zones work]]; since the network only has one Eastern Time Zone-focused feed, [=NickMom=] starts at 7pm in {{California}}, and 4pm in {{Hawaii}}, which means parents have to really ThinkOfTheChildren before they ask questions about the sexual topics brought up by the [=NickMom=] shows. The staff on [=NickMom=]'s website has been accused of belittling and stealing content from other parenting bloggers.
Brady.
1st Nov '12 1:02:18 AM lizaphile
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. It also begs the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. It There are also begs very angry parents who loathe the question channel because of why a its coarse content and the fact ''TheBradyBunch'' episodes played in the block have adult ''PopUpVideo'' commentary from Carol Brady.

Also, there's the fact that Viacom seemed to fail to realize [[WhatAnIdiot how time zones work]]; since the
network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide only has one Eastern Time Zone-focused feed, [=NickMom=] starts at 7pm in {{California}}, and 4pm in {{Hawaii}}, which means parents have to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike really ThinkOfTheChildren before they ask questions about the sexual topics brought up by the [=NickMom=] shows. The staff on [=NickMom=]'s website has been accused of belittling and stealing content from other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.
parenting bloggers.
3rd Oct '12 5:20:38 AM JMQwilleran
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In October 2012, Nickelodeon once again timeshared the Nick Jr. channel with ''NickMom'', a mom-centric block of programming that runs from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM.
2nd Oct '12 10:14:05 AM JMQwilleran
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights.]] It also begs the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights.]] late-nights]] and consider it NetworkDecay. It also begs the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.
2nd Oct '12 10:13:16 AM JMQwilleran
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway, though it does beg the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway, though it does beg anyway. Despite this, there are already [[http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nick-jr-%E2%80%99s-nickmom-primetime-comedy-block-sets-launch-date-adds-docu-series/ many who are swearing off the channel for late-nights.]] It also begs the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.
2nd Oct '12 10:11:25 AM JMQwilleran
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, NickMom, in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway, though it does beg the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers.

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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, NickMom, [=NickMom=], in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway, though it does beg the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers.
fathers. Unlike other Nick Jr. programming, this block is ad-supported.
2nd Oct '12 10:10:02 AM JMQwilleran
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In October, 2012, the 24/7 Nick Jr. network began airing a new programming block, NickMom, in the late-night hours specifically targeted at mothers, such as moms doing stand-up comedy and "tips on how to keep romance alive after being a mother." This might not be so much the loss it seems, given that most of what aired in the late-night hours was just repeats of stuff that had aired during the day anyway, though it does beg the question of why a network supposedly as progressive as Nickelodeon would decide to completely ignore stay-at-home fathers.
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