or


[01/20/11 - 12:32 PM]
Nickelodeon Debuts New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Anthology, "Legends of Bikini Bottom", First on Facebook, Followed by Prime-Time TV Premiere, Jan. 27 & 28
Ginnifer Goodwin and Amy Sedaris guest star in the "all-new, deep-sea 'SpongeBob SquarePants' tales."

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA AND HAS 16 MILLION FACEBOOK FRIENDS?

NICKELODEON DEBUTS NEW SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ANTHOLOGY, "LEGENDS OF BIKINI BOTTOM", FIRST ON FACEBOOK, FOLLOWED BY PRIME-TIME TV PREMIERE, JAN. 27 & 28

Ginnifer Goodwin and Amy Sedaris Guest Star in Anthology of Five Stories that Comically Unravels Long-Held Underwater Myths

Burbank, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 - Nickelodeon, in a first for the network, presents "Legends of Bikini Bottom," an anthology of five all-new, deep-sea SpongeBob SquarePants tales, premiering online first on Facebook then on-air on Nick. Guest starring Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) and Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) "Legends of Bikini Bottom" kicks off with "Trenchbillies" (guest starring Sedaris) on the SpongeBob SquarePants Facebook page (www.facebook.com/spongebob) Thursday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). The next four stories - "Sponge-Cano", "The Main Drain", "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom" and "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" (guest starring Goodwin) - will premiere on Nickelodeon in an hour-long prime-time TV special on Friday, Jan. 28, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The anthology of all five tales, including the on-air premiere of "Trenchbillies", will air Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

"The anthology format of 'Legends of Bikini Bottom' provides a great opportunity to try something new where we can give SpongeBob's 16 million fans on Facebook a first look, in addition to new content on-air," said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Ginnifer Goodwin and Amy Sedaris have done a fantastic job voicing their characters, which enriches the entire collection of stories."

SpongeBob SquarePants' "Legends of Bikini Bottom" will roll out as follows:

Thursday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

Premiere of "Trenchbillies" (Guest starring Amy Sedaris) on Facebook (www.facebook.com/spongebob)

While jellyfishing one day, SpongeBob and Patrick fall into a deep sea trench and are held captive by a clan of trenchbillies. The leader of the clan, Ma Angler (Sedaris), takes a liking to these colorful intruders and offers them a chance to prove their worth in a series of tests. The boys finally win their freedom, but have a hard time actually leaving their new family.

Friday, Jan. 28, at 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

Premiere of Hour-Long "Legends of Bikini Bottom" on Nickelodeon:

"Sponge-Cano"

The undersea volcano outside of town has gone active, and everyone is in a panic and desperate to find a way to appease the volcano. Just then, an ancient warrior appears, proclaiming that the only way to stop the volcano is to sacrifice the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom: Squidward.

"The Main Drain"

Legend has it that long ago, two young boys stumbled across a drain in the middle of the ocean floor. Curiosity got the best of them and the boys pulled out the plug, washing everything and everyone in Bikini Bottom into the gaping drain, never to be seen again. When SpongeBob and Patrick hear the story of the main drain, they decide it's up to them to uncover the truth behind the myth. The two friends embark on a journey to find the main drain and prevent anyone from ever making the mistake of pulling the plug again.

"The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom"

Patrick befriends a giant sea monster that has wandered into Bikini Bottom. The two unlikely pals develop a means of communication and discover they have many things in common. But the large monster becomes destructive and the citizens of Bikini Bottom want him out of their town. They almost succeed, until SpongeBob finds a solution that makes everyone happy.

"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" (Guest starring Ginnifer Goodwin)

Things begin to disappear from Bikini Bottom, and when Mr. Krabs also goes missing, SpongeBob and Squidward go out to look for him. Suddenly, they hear the distant singing of mermaids and they are sucked into the mysterious Bikini Bottom Triangle. There they find a treasure trove of things that have gone missing over the years, as well as the keepers of the Triangle, a vain teenage mermaid (Goodwin) and her friends who wreak havoc on the inhabitants of the ocean, stealing all their stuff.

Saturday, Jan. 29, from 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. (ET/PT)

"Legends of Bikini Bottom" Anthology on Nickelodeon:

"Sponge-Cano"

"The Main Drain"

"The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom"

"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle"

"Trenchbillies" (on-air premiere)

The hour-long premiere of Legends of Bikini Bottom will be simulcast on Nick Mobile, and post premiere, it will be available via Nickelodeon's download-to-own partners. On Nick.com, a dedicated show page will feature clips from the special, SpongeBob trivia, games and a Patchy the Pirate-themed message board. Additionally, Nick.com will launch a new Game of the Week, "Legends of Bikini Bottom", which is comprised of six mini games that require players to maneuver SpongeBob or his pals through a different legend-themed adventure. The first game will launch on Thursday, Jan. 20, and the remaining five will launch one each day from Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 28. To gain access to the final game, players must enter the code available only on-air during the hour-long special Jan. 28.

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the number-one animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 10 consecutive years on Nickelodeon, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. Syndicated in 171 markets in 36 languages, it's the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks' history.

Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).





  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BIG LOVE (HBO)
· STRANGERS WITH CANDY (COMEDY CENTRAL)





[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.