NICKELODEON ACQUIRES MARY-KATE OLSEN AND ASHLEY OLSEN LIBRARY OF SERIES, MOVIES AND SPECIALS
First Title So Little Time Debuts April 27 on Nick
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Portrait Credit: Amy Troost
NEW YORK - April 23, 2015 - Nickelodeon is bringing the content library of beloved TV and style icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen to its screens through the acquisition of four series, seven TV movies and two music video specials starring the actresses. The first title from the library to debut, So Little Time, will air on Nickelodeon, Monday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) with episodes airing every weekday. Following this linear launch, the Olsens' catalogue will continue to roll out across Nickelodeon's ecosystem of multiple screens later this year.
Spanning a decade of adventures (1994-2003) from Mary-Kate and Ashley, the titles acquired by Nick include the animated series Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!; live-action movies Winning London and When in Rome; and greatest hits music compilation, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Our Music Video.
"Mary-Kate and I are excited to announce our video library will be available to the Nickelodeon community," said Ashley Olsen.
"Nickelodeon has been at the forefront of kids entertainment for decades. We believe this is the perfect home for our library," added Mary-Kate Olsen.
"We're incredibly excited to bring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's video library to Nickelodeon," said Keith Dawkins, SVP and General Manager, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick Jr. "The timeless content and style, relatable sibling dynamics and overall appeal of Mary-Kate and Ashley make this a great addition to Nick's platforms."
Nickelodeon has acquired the following titles in the Mary-Kate and Ashley library:
Series: The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley (11 episodes); You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's (10 episodes); So Little Time (26 episodes); and Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (26 episodes).
TV movies: Mary-Kate & Ashley's Fashion Forward; Our Lips Are Sealed; Winning London; Holiday in the Sun; When in Rome; Getting There: Sweet 16 and Licensed to Drive; and The Challenge.
Music specials: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Our Music Video and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: Our First Video.
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