Creator / TeenNick
aka: Teen Nick

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TeenNick is a sister channel of Nickelodeon launched April 1, 2002. The channel is primarily aimed towards "tweens" and teenagers.

TeenNick started out as a programming block in 2000 (then spelled TEENick) 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 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 TEENick name to re-brand The-N, albeit with a different spelling.

Before it was TeenNick, the channel was known as The-N, a night time network (airing 6 PM to 6 AM EST) that shared space with Noggin (now known as Nick Jr.). In 2007, The-N split from Noggin and in 2009, the channel was re-branded TeenNick in order to emphasize the Nickelodeon connection. The network was primarily known for being the American broadcaster of Degrassi: The Next Generation, as well as for off network Nickelodeon live action repeats and original programming such as South of Nowhere. It aired several Canadian shows like the aforementioned Degrassi, Radio Free Roscoe, Instant Star, and The Best Years. It also aired a few Australian shows, like H2O: Just Add Water and Dance Academy. 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.

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 of Degrassi 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.

On July 25, 2011, TeenNick launched what is now known as the NickSplat block (formely The Splat and originally The '90s Are All That), a block showing Nickelodeon's 90s-00s output. In 2015, the channel ended their broadcast of Degrassi after 14 seasons note , along with all their original programming sans TeenNick Top 10, and the HALO Awards moved over to the main Nickelodeon channel. TeenNick is now mainly used for repeats of Nickelodeon's live-action shows from the Turn of the Millennium and on, with NickSplat taking up the rest of the channel's real estate and most of the promotion and attention.

Also, it's "TeenNick" and not "Teenick."

Notable programming on the TeenNick channel include:


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