"Hello, out there, from TV Land!"Nick at Nite (now stylized as nick @ nite) is a timeshare channel on Nickelodeon, currently airing from primetime to early morning. The block was born in 1985 when A&E (then known as ARTS), which was running programming during the primetime hours on Nickelodeon, launched its own 24 hour channel and because there was likely a small audience for children's programming after bedtime. The block was originally a "oldies channel" showcasing classic television sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeannie and SCTV. During The '90s in particular, this made it something of an interesting curiosity for media or history students (including, perhaps, media-students-to-be who watched Nick shows earlier in the day and stuck around before bedtime) because it was the only national programming block still regularly airing these shows in America, many of which were forty years old or more at that point, thus making it a good window back into the programming of The '50s for anyone who wanted to learn about the big shows of that era. In 1996 the block spun off into the oldies TV network TV Land. In 2004, Nick at Nite became its own "network" for Nielsen ratings purposes.note In recent years, Nick at Nite has been showing more movies, original programming, and recent sitcoms such as The George Lopez Show, Malcolm in the Middle, The George Lopez Show, Everybody Hates Chris, The George Lopez Show, Friends, and The George Lopez Show. The channel basically became more family-oriented and kid-friendly; some Nick at Nite programs actually are advertised during the day.