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Nickelodeon was launched on December 1, 1977 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment as the first cable TV network dedicated to children's programming. It was originally a local channel on the experimental cable system QUBE in Columbus, Ohio. On April 1, 1979, it expanded into a national network and adopted the Nickelodeon name, note  or just "Nick" for short. The first show to air on the network was the educational series Pinwheel.

Nickelodeon is divided into three programming blocks: 7am-3pm is Nick Jr., with shows aimed at preschool-aged children; 3-9pm is "proper" Nickelodeon; and after 9 it becomes Nick @ Nite, airing syndicated reruns of classic tv shows. In its early years, Nick relied heavily on exports from Canada (for live-action kids' shows) and Japan (for animation), but the creation of Nickelodeon Studios in 1990 led to more original content.

Nick is also the creator of the annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, an award show celebrating children's favorites in entertainment media.

Several other specialized cable channels have spun off from it, including TV Land (a spin-off of Nick at Nite airing tv oldies all day), Nick Jr. (also spun off as an all-day channel), TeenNick, Nicktoons, NickMusic, and Noggin.note  There are also several Nick-branded channels on Pluto TV.

The network is currently owned by Paramount Global, who also owns CBS, MTV, VH1, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, Showtime and others.

See also the Nick Verse. Also, to see a list of actors featured in Nickelodeon programming, visit Nickelodeon Actors.

Original shows on the network include:

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    Live-Action Shows 

    Game Shows 

    Sketch Comedies 


    Preschool Shows 
The network's preschool programs air first-run on the Nick Jr. block. Nickelodeon continues to launch premieres of its preschool programming on the main channel, despite the existence of a separate Nick Jr. channel since 2009, which is mainly used as a rerun farm, although some shows have moved there midway through their run. For simplicity's sake, all series that air on both the block and channel go here.

    Programming Blocks 
  • Nick @ Nite (1985-present) — For ratings purposes, it is marketed as a different network, similar to Cartoon Network's [adult swim].
  • Nick in the Afternoon (1994-98)
  • Nick Jr. (1988-present) — After the launch of its namesake network in 2009, it underwent several name changes, but is currently known by its original name.
  • Nick Studio 10 (2013)
  • SNICK (1992-2005)
  • TeenNick (2001-09) — Unlike Nick Jr., after the launch of its namesake network in 2009, it ceased to exist as a separate block on Nickelodeon.

    Shows that originated elsewhere but have aired in reruns on Nickelodeon 

Films produced by Nickelodeon:

The network has ventured out into the theatrical film industry by starting Nickelodeon Movies alongside sister brand Paramount Pictures. Also, Nickelodeon has produced made-for-television films and direct-to-video specials for the small screen.See Nickelodeon Movies.

Video Games produced by Nickelodeon:

     Nickelodeon Video Games 

Theme Park Attractions based on Nickelodeon:

     Theme Park Attractions 
  • Dora and Diego's 4-D Adventure (2010-2019)
  • Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (at Universal Studios Florida; 2003-2011)
  • Nickelodeon Blast Zone (at Universal Studios Hollywood; 2001-2007)
  • Nickelodeon Central (at Paramount/Cedar Fair Parks; 2000-2009)
    • Nickelodeon Universe (at Kings Island; 2001-2009)
    • Nickelodeon Celebration Parade (at Paramount/Cedar Fair Parks; 2004-2007)
  • Nickelodeon Central (at Dreamworld; 2002-2011)
  • Nickland (at Movie Park Germany; since 2007)
  • Nickelodeon Land (at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid; since 2014)
  • Nickelodeon Land (at Pleasure Beach Blackpool; since 2011)
  • Nickelodeon Land (at Sea World Australia; since 2015)
    • SpongeBob ParadePants (at Sea World Australia; 2011-2014)
  • Nickelodeon: Outta Control (at Alton Towers; 1997-1998)
  • Nickelodeon Universe (at Mall of America; since 2008)
  • Nickelodeon Universe (at American Dream Mall; since 2019)
  • Nickelodeon Studios (at Universal Studios Florida; 1990-2005)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (2003-2014)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue (2013-2019)
  • SpongeBob SubPants Adventure(at Moody Gardens; 2015-2020)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Dream Island (since 2020)
  • Universal Superstar Parade (features SpongeBob and Dora floats); at Universal Studios Florida 2012-2022)

Print Media published by Nickelodeon:

Specials frequently rerun on the weekend Special Delivery block:


Video Example(s):


CatDog - Winslow Walks Out

Winslow does a 180, not wanting to get involved in what he just walked into.

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