Nick Serves Heaping Helpings Of Premieres This Thanksgiving

Nickelodeon is stuffed with premieres this Thanksgiving, with new episodes of the network’s hottest live-action and animated shows.

Press Release from Nickelodeon

NEW YORK – Nov. 18, 2010 – Nickelodeon is stuffed with premieres this Thanksgiving, with new episodes of the network’s hottest live-action and animated shows.  Beginning Monday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Weekend features the premiere of Victorious’ “Freak the Freak Out,” five back-to-back premieres of the network’s hottest Nicktoons and the premiere of “7 Secrets with Victoria Justice” behind-the-scenes special.  On Thanksgiving Day, Nickelodeon offers a first-look at the new series Power Rangers Samurai during a day-long marathon of movies.

Nick at Nite will celebrate the holiday with a marathon of Thanksgiving-themed favorites on Saturday, Nov. 20.  As part Nick Jr.’s “We are Thankful” month, a marathon of preschool programming on Sunday, Nov. 21, will includes premieres of Toot & Puddle and Olivia.  On Friday, Nov. 26, TeenNick celebrates a weekend of brotherly love with “The Thanks, Bro! Marathon” featuring back-to-back episodes of Drake & Josh and, for the first time on the network, Malcolm in the Middle.  Nicktoons will pay homage to its heroes with action-packed marathons and rocket-fueled premieres, in addition to encores of the Power Rangers Samurai sneak-peek, all weekend long.

Below is the rundown of Nickelodeon programming this Thanksgiving, by network:NICKELODEON (all times ET/PT)Thursday, Nov. 258:00 a.m. – Barnyard Movie (ENCORE)From the co-creators of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius comes a hilarious look at what really happens in a barnyard when the farmer's back is turned.  Otis is a carefree party cow who enjoys singing, dancing and playing tricks on humans.  However when an unexpected twist of fate places Otis in a position of responsibility the “udderly” irresponsible cow finds the courage to be a leader.

10:00 a.m. – Barbie Fashion Fairytale (PREMIERE)Join Barbie in a colorful, modern-day fairytale filled with fashion, friends and fun. Barbie and her dog Sequin jet off to visit her Aunt Millicent’s amazing fashion house in Paris, where much to her surprise it’s about to be shut down forever.  After she discovers three enchanting Flairies with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business.  She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show.

11:30 a.m. – Penguins of Madagascar, “The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel” (ENCORE)The whole gang heads on a treasure hunt with the Rat King close on their tales trying to get to the treasure before they do.

12:00 p.m. – iCarly, “iPsycho” (ENCORE)The iCarly gang decides to make a slight detour on the way to a web conference to help out a lonely fan on her birthday.  When the party is over, their fan goes a bit crazy and refuses to let them leave.  Meanwhile, Spencer enlists Gibby’s help with some home repairs in exchange for creating a camp in the loft.

1:00 p.m. – SpongeBob SquarePants, “Atlantis SquarePantis” (ENCORE)SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabs get accidentally transported to the legendary city of Atlantis.  When the van finally arrives, they are greeted by Atlantis’ king himself, Lord Royal Highness (voiced by David Bowie), who spares no time in taking the visitors on a tour.  Atlantis proves to be even more wonderful than anyone could have imagined, particularly for SpongeBob and Patrick who encounter the Oldest Living Bubble.  But when a flash from Patrick’s camera causes a mishap, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy and Squidward must run from the Atlantean Guards or find a way to make amends.

2:00 p.m. – Turtles Forever (ENCORE)Produced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, Turtles Forever teams up different incarnations of the titular heroes in an adventure that spans multiple parallel.  When a battle between the Purple Dragons and what appear to be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is captured on film, the Turtles are quick to refute their master Splinter’s accusations of carelessness. Breaking into the Purple Dragons’ headquarters to get to the bottom of these mysterious doppelgangers, our Turtles discover that their "impostors" are, in fact, versions of them from another dimension.

3:30 p.m. – SpongeBob SquarePants, “Mystery with a Twistery” (ENCORE)In an effort to stop Plankton from stealing the Krabby Patty recipe once and for all, Mr. Krabs sends the formula to a far away vault for safe keeping.  But when Mr. Krabs forgets the recipe himself, he entrusts the key to the vault to SpongeBob and sends him on a journey across the ocean to retrieve it.   When the key goes missing aboard the Oceanic Express train, SpongeBob must identify the culprit and reclaim the key before the Krabby Patty recipe is gone forever.

4:00 p.m. – The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (ENCORE)Starring Victoria Justice (Victorious) and Brooke Shields (Lipstick Jungle), the original television movie follows Jordan Sands (Justice), a shy and unpopular teen who, through an accident, is transformed into a werewolf during a visit to Wolfsberg, Romania where her family has inherited an ancient castle.  Brooke Shields (Lipstick Jungle) plays stern Romanian housekeeper Madame Varcolac, the longtime proprietor of the castle who is the only one privy to all of its peculiarities.  

6:00 p.m. – SpongeBob: The Movie (ENCORE)There’s trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom – someone has stolen King Neptune’s crown, and it looks like Mr. Krabs is the culprit. Though he’s just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands by his boss, and along with his best pal Patrick, sets out on a treacherous mission to Shell City to reclaim the crown and save Mr. Krabs’ life.

Friday, Nov. 26 8:00 p.m. – Victorious, “Freak the Freak Out” (PREMIERE)Tori and her friends are excited to try out Karaoke Dokie, a karaoke place that features singing competitions. On karaoke night, Jade and Cat are ready to win the prize, but the club’s owner rigs the competition so his daughter and her obnoxious friend win.  Tori and the gang have to figure out a way to get back at the obnoxious girls and show everyone who can really sing.  The episode features songs “Give It Up” and “Freak the Freak Out.”

Saturday, Nov. 27 9:30 a.m. – SpongeBob SquarePants (PREMIERE)“The Abrasive Side” – SpongeBob can never say “no” to anyone, so he orders a product called the “abrasive side” for help.“Ear Worm” – SpongeBob gets a song stuck in his head.

10:00 a.m. – T.U.F.F. Puppy (PREMIERE)“Dog Daze” – Snaptrap is convinced that he will never be able to reach his goal of supremacy over Petropolis as long as Dudley works for T.U.F.F.  Snaptrap devises an evil plan to hypnotize Dudley and make him act so crazy that the Chief will be forced to fire him.“Internal Affairs” – When Dudley is accidently shrunk to the size of a flea, he convinces Chief to be his partner on one last “tiny” super secret mission.  However, he questions the Chief’s judgment when they’re both swallowed by the villainous Chameleon.

10:30 a.m. – T.U.F.F. Puppy (PREMIERE)“The Doomies” – Disguised as super villains, Kitty and Dudley attend the “Doomie Awards,” an award show in which bad guys commit live acts of villainy.  Once again, it’s up to the fearless heroes to foil each crime before their identities are discovered.“Chilly Dog” – Things get frosty when Dudley and Kitty’s latest secret mission requires that the crime-fighting duo go undercover as ice skaters after the world’s greatest figure skaters are kidnapped.

11:00 a.m. – Penguins of Madagascar (PREMIERE)“Command Crisis” – When Skipper is knocked on the head, he’s unable to lead the penguins on an important mission.  The team scrambles to take his place, but they each have a hard time filling Skippers flippers.“Truth Ache” – Private accidentally drinks Kowalski’s truth serum and starts spilling the penguin’s secrets to the rest of the zoo. Worst of all, he reveals they have been spying on their neighbors.

8:00 p.m. – Victorious, “Freak the Freak Out” (ENCORE)

9:00 p.m. – “7 Secrets with Victoria Justice” (PREMIERE)Nickelodeon presents a behind-the-scenes look at teen sensation and star of the network’s hit series, Victorious.  Viewers will get the inside scoop on Victoria's likes and dislikes, her favorite things to do, how she got her start in show business and her most embarrassing moments - the stuff only her best friends know...until now!

Sunday, Nov. 28 10:00 a.m. – Planet Sheen (PREMIERE)“Act I, Sheen I” – Sheen and Aseefa star in Dorkus’ play, unaware that it’s been riddled with booby traps. “Money Suits Sheen” – Sheen sells a non-existent product to the masses so he can build a suit made of money, but his scheme backfires when his customers show up at his house for the goods.

10:30 a.m. – Planet Sheen (PREMIERE)“Cutting the Ultra-Cord” – Nesmith and Doppy are worried about Sheen’s erratic behavior.  Dorkus suggests therapy by man-eating Fusterbeest.“Trial by Jerry” – Sheen introduces the justice system to Zeenu when Mr. Nesmith is accused of eating The Emperor’s favorite pet.

6:00 p.m. – Victorious, “Freak the Freak Out” (ENCORE)

8:00 p.m. – Fred: The Movie (ENCORE)The film follows Fred (Lucas Cruikshank) after he discovers his long-time crush, Judy, played by British teen sensation Pixie Lott in her film debut, has moved away.  Fred embarks on a journey to find her, and when he does, he’s devastated that he hasn’t been invited to her party.  This blow fuels a grand scheme that ultimately makes Fred cooler than his classmates could ever imagine… and he may even get the girl.  

NICK AT NITE (all times ET/PT)Saturday, Nov. 2010:00 p.m.  – George Lopez, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Honey” (ENCORE)After learning that his mother hooked up with a co-worker 35 years ago, George believes he has finally found his father.  He meets the man, Lalo (Cheech Marin) – whose picture bears a striking resemblance to George – and invites him for Thanksgiving dinner.  George's familial bond is tested when he discovers the truth.

10:30 p.m. – George Lopez, “Would You Like a Drumstick or a Kidney” (ENCORE)When George invites his extended family – including his estranged father, Manny (William Marquez), his stepmother, Lydia (Cristina Saralegui) and his stepbrother, also named George (Lou Diamond Phillips) – to Thanksgiving dinner, he discovers that his father needs a new kidney. Meanwhile, Benny returns to work at the factory--with major reservations.

11:00 p.m. – George Lopez, “The Simple Life” (ENCORE)When George gets a job opportunity in a small Colorado town, he and Angie consider moving there to provide a better life for the kids.

11:30 p.m. – George Lopez, “Trouble in Paradise” (ENCORE)Carmen and Max befriend some local kids and manage to get into more trouble while visiting a small Colorado town than when they’re living in L.A.  

12:00 p.m. – Everybody Hates Chris, “Everybody Hates Thanksgiving” (ENCORE)When Julius’ successful younger brother (Wayne Brady) joins the family for Thanksgiving, Julius gets in the competitive spirit, determined to make the perfect meal. However, things go badly after Rochelle realizes they forgot to put the turkey in the oven and Chris burns the family-favorite macaroni and cheese.

12:30 p.m. – Full House, “The Miracle of Thanksgiving” (ENCORE)It’s a turkey day when everyone teams up to prepare the Thanksgiving feast and the results are not too flattering.

NICK JR. (all times ET)4:00 p.m. – Toot & Puddle (PREMIERE)“Puddle’s Lucky Clover” – When Puddle loses his good luck charm before a beanbag toss competition, he believes he has no chance of winning any longer. With the help of his friends, they show him that there is more to winning, than a good luck charm.“Friends in the City” – When Toot & Puddle take a trip to New York City, they realize that the best way to celebrate their friendship is by exploring the city’s famous sights together.

4:30 p.m. – Olivia (PREMIERE)“Olivia Talks Turkey” – Inspired by Mrs. Hogenmuller, Olivia takes up a new hobby – turkey calling! She turns out to be a natural, and before long, she’s attracted a turkey. But when the turkey takes a real liking to her and refuses to leave her side, Olivia has to find a way to make it leave her alone.“Olivia Takes a Hike” – Dad accompanies Olivia and Francine as they set out to earn a Pioneer Scouts merit badge by planting a flag atop Maywood Hill. Along the way, the trio faces one obstacle after another – including a skunk. But thanks to Olivia’s preparedness, they overcome each hurdle and make it to the top.

TEENNICK (all times ET)Friday, Nov. 26 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Drake & Josh Season Two Marathon (ENCORES)The series follows Drake Bell and Josh Peck as an odd couple of teen stepbrothers.  Intelligent, sensitive fifteen-year-old Josh Nichols never mingled at school with cool, calculating charmer Drake Parker, until their parents wed and the teens moved in under the same roof.

10:00 p.m.  – Malcolm in the Middle, “Red Dress” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Lois must take drastic steps to discover which of her sons ruined the special dress she bought for an anniversary dinner with Hal.

10:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Roller Skates” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Malcolm suffers under his father’s roller skating tutelage, while Lois is sidelined with a nasty back injury.

11:00 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Convention” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Malcolm and Reese compete with Dewey for a cute baby-sitter’s attention, while Hal and Lois attend a convention where Hal can’t resist fighting with an old rival.

11:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Robbery” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Hal and the boys are besieged by bats after Hal brings home an antique armoire.  Meanwhile, Lois gets robbed at work.

Saturday, Nov. 27 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Drake & Josh Season Three Marathon (ENCORES)The series follows Drake Bell and Josh Peck as an odd couple of teen stepbrothers.  Intelligent, sensitive fifteen-year-old Josh Nichols never mingled at school with cool, calculating charmer Drake Parker, until their parents wed and the teens moved in under the same roof.

10:00 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Convention” (ENCORE)Malcolm and Reese compete with Dewey for a cute baby-sitter’s attention, while Hal and Lois attend a convention where Hal can’t resist fighting with an old rival.

10:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Robbery” (ENCORE)Hal and the boys are besieged by bats after Hal brings home an antique armoire; Lois gets robbed at work.

11:00 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “New Neighbors” (NETWORK PREMIERE)New neighbors, who turn out to be even more awful than Malcolm’s family, move in next door.

11:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Malcolm vs Reese” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Francis forces Malcolm and Reese to compete to “earn” a coveted ticket to a wrestling match.  Meanwhile, Dewey loses Craig’s cat while Craig is away at a comic book convention.

Sunday, Nov. 283:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Drake & Josh Season Four Marathon (ENCORES)The series follows Drake Bell and Josh Peck as an odd couple of teen stepbrothers.  Intelligent, sensitive fifteen-year-old Josh Nichols never mingled at school with cool, calculating charmer Drake Parker, until their parents wed and the teens moved in under the same roof.

10:00 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “New Neighbors” (ENCORE)New neighbors, who turn out to be even more awful than Malcolm’s family, move in next door; the Marlin Academy cadets prepare for a visit from Oliver North.

10:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Malcolm vs Reese” (ENCORE)Francis forces Malcolm and Reese to compete to “earn” a coveted ticket to a wrestling match; Dewey loses Craig’s cat while Craig is away at a comic book convention.

11:00 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Charity” (NETWORK PREMIERE)Malcolm and his brothers mine personal profit from some church charity work, and Francis gets a taste of life in a logging camp.

11:30 p.m. – Malcolm in the Middle, “Hal’s Birthday” (NETWORK PREMIERE)After Francis shows up with a new wife, Malcolm, Reese and Dewey get so fed up with Lois’ constant yelling, they run away from home.

NICKTOONS (all times ET)Thursday, Nov. 259:00 p.m. – Hero Factory Mini Series, “Trials of Furno” (ENCORE)We meet Alpha Team leader Stormer, and his crew, Bulk and Stringer as they try to protect some highly dangerous explosives from the evil X-plode and Rotor.  Whether they like it or not, they have to help train Rookie Furno and begin to see that he has the potential to be one of the greatest Heroes ever.

9:30 p.m. – Hero Factory Mini Series, “Core Crisis” (ENCORE)After a training mission, Stormer and Furno’s cores need a recharge.  As they are both down, Bulk and Stringer get in trouble on a seemingly routine mission.  Stormer is forced to watch from the sidelines as Furno works with his team, Breez and Surge help save the day.

10:00 p.m. – Hero Factory Mini Series, “Enemy Within” (ENCORE)An evil substance can penetrate even the strongest Hero’s core and make them bad from the inside out.  When Stormer is struck with this terrible virus, Furno must dig deep to help the true Stormer fight his way back.

10:30 p.m. – Hero Factory Mini Series, “Von Nebula” (ENCORE)We finally learn who the real mastermind is behind all the recent criminal activity and it is none other than Von Ness, a Rookie who went rouge after a failed mission with his fellow Rookie, a young Hero named Stormer.  Von Ness has become Von Nebula and his goal is to destroy the Heroes once and for all.

Friday, Nov. 269:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Avatar: The Last Airbender “Extras” Marathon (ENCORES)The marathon will feature fun facts about Avatar: The Last Airbender throughout each episode.  The series follows the journey of Aang, a young boy torn between fulfilling his fate as the long-awaited Avatar and just wanting to be a regular kid.  Aang is called upon to lead the fight against the vicious Fire Nation to restore balance in his war-torn world.  Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara and her bull-headed warrior brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to save the world while sometimes shaking off his heavy responsibilities so that he can enjoy being a kid.

Saturday, Nov. 279:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai Marathon (ENCORES)The marathon follows the legendary Z as the master intended: bigger, faster, stronger, and packed with power.  This fresh take on Akira Toriyama’s original vision features more action and revitalized animation that its predecessor, Dragon Ball Z.

9:00 p.m. – Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core, “The Hall Of Legends” (PREMIERE)Ish wins a trip to the pro football Hall of Fame, which Shandra reluctantly agrees to let him go to.  Ish’s chaperone, NFL legend Marcus Allen, shows him the hall and its history.  Ish realizes that the Blitz Botz have been present for years, and O.T. begins to teach Ish how to harness the Rush Zone.

9:05 p.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai, “Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!” (PREMIERE)Goku complete his Spirit Bomb and hurls it at Frieza. Though wounded, Frieza survives and comes back to knock out Piccolo and kill Krillin.  Enraged by the loss of his friend, Goku transforms, turning into a Super Saiyan.  He tells the others to leave Namek so he can handle Frieza.

9:30 p.m. – Dragon Ball Z Kai, “The Angry Super Saiyan! Goku Throws down the Guantlet!” (PREMIERE)The fight between Goku and Frieza begins again but the transformed Goku is now far superior to Frieza.  In a desperate attempt to defeat Goku, Frieza hurls an attack upon Namek itself, in order to destroy the planet and everyone on it.

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