This page details both the TeenNick channel and former programming block.TeenNick
is a sister channel of Nickelodeon
launched in 2001, primarily aimed at teenagers. It was formerly known as The-N. The-N was originally a night-time network that shared space with Noggin (a preschool network) and aired from 6pm to 6am EST. In 2007, The-N finally split from Noggin (now known as Nick Jr
) and in 2009, the channel was re-branded TeenNick in order to emphasize the Nickelodeon connection. Currently, there is a shift in programming
from dramatic series with older teens to more light-hearted shows showcasing younger kids. The network is primarily known for being the American broadcaster of Degrassi The Next Generation
, as well as for off-network Nickelodeon live-action repeats, though they have recently been beefing up their original programming. It aired several Canadian shows like the afformentioned Degrassi
, Instant Star
, and The Best Years
. It also aired a few Australian shows, like H2O: Just Add Water
and Dance Academy
Old name and logo
Despite the focus on teenagers, TeenNick used to be notorious for its zealous Media Watchdogs
. The most infamous example of censorship was when they completely excised two episodes
revolving around a character getting an abortion
, only showing them years later. Reruns of Daria
also suffered from syndication cuts
, as did an entire season of South of Nowhere
due to its lesbian content and romantic scenes.
This censorship has softened in recent years, as Degrassi
has been shown without any editing. Nick Cannon
is the honorary chairman of TeenNick and apparently has some authority over programming, as he conceived and hosted the first annual TeenNick HALO Awards, an awards show awarding teens making a difference. The channel has recently launched a new block on July 25th called 'The '90s Are All That
', showing Nickelodeon's 90s output.
Oh, and on a thankful note, this block instantly became a huge ratings success, multiplying the ratings for it's time slot by 850%.
Also, it's "TeenNick" and not "Teenick"
programming block was born in 2000 and aired Sunday nights from 6pm to 9pm EST. It later became the Spiritual Successor
of the SNICK
block when TEENick Saturday Night took over SNICK's timeslot in 2004. It wasn't very notable or different than SNICK, except the programming was a bit more girl-orientated with occasional promos with fashion tips and such (TEENick Saturday Night was more boy-orientated). The block was hosted by J Boogie and lasted until 2009, when Nickelodeon phased out all their programming blocks and later used the name to re-brand The-N, albeit with a different spelling.
Notable programming on TeenNick channel include: