NICKELODEON RENEWS TWO LIVE-ACTION HITS "BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS" AND "THE THUNDERMANS"
Santa Monica, Calif., (March 4, 2015) - Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced it has renewed live-action hit comedies Bella and the Bulldogs for season two, and The Thundermans for a third season. The announcement was made by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's President of Content Development and Production.
Year-to-date, Bella and the Bulldogs is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers. Since its January launch, the show has reached more than 20M total viewers. Since its season two launch, The Thundermans has consistently ranked #1 in its time period with kids, averaging a 3.5/1.1M (K2-11) and 4.7/884K (K6-11).
Faced with much bigger challenges in season two, Bella and the Bulldogs team must push to overcome obstacles and work together to be the winning combination they once were. Bella (played by Brec Bassinger) will unite her original team, Troy (Coy Stewart), Sawyer (Jackie Radinsky) and Newt (Buddy Handleson), in an attempt to take them farther than than they've ever gone, all while keeping close ties with her two best friends from the cheer squad, Pepper (Haley Tju) and Sophie (Lilimar). Executive produced by Jeff Bushell, the show was created by Nickelodeon Writing Program alumni Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler, who also serve as co-executive producers.
In season three of The Thundermans, superhero twins Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) and Max (Jack Griffo) confront a new family dynamic that changes their lives forever and face being exposed after someone close to them learns their secret identities. The series continues to follow the opposite siblings as they navigate their way through school, friends and a family of extraordinary superheroes. The Thundermans is created and executive produced by Jed Spingarn and executive produced by David Hoge and Dan Cross.
"Both of these live action comedies have connected with our audiences and we are thrilled to add new seasons of both of them," Hicks said. "We're hearing from kids all the time about how much they admire Bella and her can-do spirit, and The Thundermans just continues to make kids laugh, which is great."
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