On Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, Nickelodeon's commercial-free, educational preschool network NOGGIN and its teen network The N will expanded their programming from 12 hours to 24 hours.
Beginning at 6:00 pm (ET), NOGGIN's Moose and Zee will host the network's first primetime movie marathon, featuring the premiere of a new 90-minute FRANKLIN movie, FRANKLIN AND THE TURTLE LAKE TREASURE. The preschool movie party will also feature the hour-long DORA THE EXPLORER TV movie, DORA SAVES THE MERMAIDS, and the half-hour specials SAVE THE WONDER PETS! and the GO, DIEGO, GO! GREAT JAGUAR RESCUE.
NOGGIN will also premiere TOOT & PUDDLE, a new 26-episode animated preschool series based on the best-selling books by children's author and illustrator Holly Hobbie, in fall 2008. The network has also greenlit a new 26-episode second season of PINKY DINKY DOO, NOGGIN's first animated original series dedicated to enhancing early literacy, based on the popular book series by Jim Jinkins (DOUG and PB&J OTTER).
Beginning at 6:00 am (ET), The N will feature a daytime block of hit TEENick programming and will welcome new shows to its nighttime schedule of originals, including QUEEN BEES, THE N'S STUDENT BODY and THE ASSISTANTS, among others. To celebrate its expansion, The N will count down "24 Reasons to Love The N" in 2008 in a 12-hour programming marathon premiering Monday, Dec. 31, at 12:00 pm (ET).