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Spurred on by news that January 2010 was the most-watched month in Nickelodeon's 30-year history, The Big Orange is rolling out no fewer than six new series for the 2010/2011 season (not including what's airing on Nick's other digital channels). The shows range from predictable spin-offs to all-new surprises.
But I'm going to test your Nick-intuition by listing them below and including one completely phony seventh show. Which one of these is not Nick like the others? (The answer is at the bottom, spelled backward, so don't peek until you're ready!)
House of Anubis
Set for Fall 2010, this live-action series focuses on eight kids working to solve mysteries at an English boarding school. It was originally produced for Nickelodeon Holland, making it the best thing to come out of Holland for kids since comfy clogs.
Kung Fu Panda: The Series
It’s Kung Fu Panda: The Series. Need I say more? Calling all Dustin, Seth, Jack, Lucy, and Angelina sound-alikes!
This spin-off of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius follows the adventures of Jimmy’s hyperactive friend Sheen, who crash lands on the mysterious planet Zeenu. Note: Planet Sheen is NOT a reality show about Martin, Emilio, and Charlie (which would naturally be called Two Men and Charlie.)
In this animated adventure, a shopping mall's teen mannequins come to life after closing time to help a young security guard right local wrongs in his community. Think: "Old Navy Ads: The Series."
This live-action music series follows teen star Victoria Justice as a kid doing the Fame/Glee thing at a performing arts school. Are you as tired of high school cafeterias suddenly breaking out into song as I am?
An animated series about an enthusiastic puppy one kibble short of a full bowl, but nonetheless recruited to fight (just don't say "take a bite out of") crime.
For preschoolers, an interactive 3D, CGI-animated series set in "an underwater classroom." Tele-bathtubbies, anyone?
(Fake show: sniuqennamrepus)