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Nickelodeon, often simply called Nick and originally named Pinwheel, is an American cable channel owned by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom International. The channel is primarily aimed at children ages 7–17, with the exception of their weekday morning program block aimed at preschoolers ages 2–6. Since 2006, it has been run by MTVN Kids & Family Group President Cyma Zarghami. It is ranked as the #1 cable channel as of 2011, and had been promoted as "The First Kids' Network," as it was the first American television network aimed at children since the Pinwheel days.

Nickelodeon broadcasts day runs on Sunday-Thursdays from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time). Since 1985, it shares its channel space with Nick at Nite, a night time channel that airs sitcom reruns during the interim hours. It is treated as a separate channel by A.C. Nielsen Co. for ratings purposes. The two services are sometimes referred to under the collective name "Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite", due to their association as two individual channels sharing the same channel space.

The network's pre-history began on December 1, 1977 when QUBE, the first two-way interactive cable TV system was launched in Columbus, Ohio by Warner Cable (owned by Warner Communications, and an ancestor of Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment). One of the specialized channels available to subscribers of the QUBE system was Pinwheel, a cable channel offering children's programming. Pinwheel was re-launched as Nickelodeon on April 1, 1979, and despite its prior history on the QUBE system under the Pinwheel name, it has declared that 1979 is the network's official launch year. It began airing on various Warner Cable systems, beginning in Buffalo, New York and quickly expanded its audience reach.

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Blue's Clues is an American children's television show airing on the Nickelodeon family of channels. The show premiered on September 8, 1996 and airs on Nick Jr. and other channels, although production of new episodes ceased by 2006. Versions of the show have been produced in other countries, most notably in the United Kingdom. It was created by a "green team" of producers, Todd Kessler, Angela C. Santomero, and Traci Paige Johnson, who used concepts learned from child development and early-childhood education research to create a television show that would capture preschool children's attention and help them learn. They used the narrative format in their presentation of material, as opposed to the more traditional magazine format, and structured every episode the same way.

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An entrance to Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast at Universal Studios Florida.
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Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast was a simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida that replaced The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. The story line revolved around Ooblar, (brother to King Goobot who is an enemy of Jimmy's) from the Yolkian planet has stolen Jimmy's newest rocket creation, the Mark IV. Jimmy, along with his best friend Carl and robotic canine, Goddard, invite the audience to give chase in other rockets through the worlds and sound stages of the Nicktoons.

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Michael John Kricfalusi (pronounced Kris-falusi), better known as John K., is a Canadian animator. He is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, its adults-only spin-off Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon", The Ripping Friends animated series, and Weekend Pussy Hunt, which was billed as "the world's first interactive web-based cartoon", as well as the founder of animation studio Spümcø.

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Sister networks: Nick Jr.NicktoonsTeenNick

List of programms: NickelodeonNick at NiteNick Jr.NicktoonsTeenNick

Internet services: Nick.comThe ClubNick Video

Outreach programs: The Big HelpLet's Just Play Go Healthy ChallengeWorldwide Day of Play

Experiences: Nickelodeon UniverseNickelodeon CentralNickelodeon Central at DreamworldNickelodeon Land at Pleasure Beach BlackpoolNickland at Movie Park GermanyNickelodeon Suites ResortJimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast

Media and studios: Nickelodeon MoviesNickelodeon Animation StudiosNickelodeon ProductionsNickelodeon RewindNickelodeon ToysNick Music

Live-action series: The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993-1996) • Are You Afraid of the Dark? · Clarissa Explains It All · Hey Dude · My Brother and Me · Roundhouse · Salute Your Shorts · All That · The Secret World of Alex Mack  · Welcome FreshmenThe Amanda Show · The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius · Animorphs · As Told by Ginger · Cousin Skeeter · The Journey of Allen Strange · Kenan & Kel · The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo · Space Cases · 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd · The Brothers Garcia · Caitlin's Way · The Nick Cannon Show · Noah Knows Best · Romeo! · TainaDance on Sunset · Drake & Josh · H2O: Just Add Water · Just for Kicks · Just Jordan · The Naked Brothers Band · Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide · Unfabulous · Zoey 101 · iCarly (2007-2012)  · True Jackson, VP · The Troop (2009-2011) · Big Time Rush · Victorious (2010-2013) · House of Anubis · Supah Ninjas · Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures · How to Rock · Fred: The Show · Sam & Cat (2013-)

Nicktoons: Rugrats (1991-2004) • Doug (1991-1994) • The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991-1996) • Rocko's Modern Life (1993-1996) • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994-1997) • KaBlam! (1996-2000) • Hey Arnold! (1996-2004) • The Angry Beavers (1997-2001) • CatDog (1998-2004) • Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998-2001) • The Wild Thornberrys (1998-2004) • SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-) • Rocket Power (1999-2004) • Pelswick (2000-2002) • As Told by Ginger (2000-2003) • The Fairly OddParents (2001-) • Invader Zim (2001-2002, 2006) • Action League Now! (2002) • ChalkZone (2002-2009) • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002-2006) • All Grown Up! (2003-2008) • My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003-2007) • Danny Phantom (2004-2007) • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) • Catscratch (2005-2007) • The X's (2005-2006) • Mr. MeatyEl Tigre: The Adventures of Manny RiveraTak and the Power of Juju · Back at the BarnyardAngelica and Susie's Pre-School DazeThe Mighty B!The Penguins of Madagascar (2008-) • Fanboy & Chum Chum (2009-2012) • Planet Sheen (2010-2013) • T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-) • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011-) • The Legend of Korra (2012-)

Nick Jr.: The Adventures of Little Audrey (1988–?) • Eureeka's Castle (1989–1995) • Gullah Gullah Island (1994–1997) • Allegra's Window (1994–1996) • Little Bear (1995–2003) • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (1996–1997) • Blue's Clues (1996–2006) • Franklin (1997–2004) • Little Bill (1999–2004) • Dora the Explorer (2000–) • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (2000–2006) • Oswald (2001–2004) • 64 Zoo Lane (2001–2003) • Max & Ruby (2002–2010) • Maisy (2002–2007) • Oobi (2003–2006) • • The Backyardigans (2004–) • LazyTown (2004–2009) • Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (2004–?) • Blue's Room (2004–2007) • Go, Diego, Go! (2005–) • Pinky Dinky Doo (2005–2009) • Jack's Big Music Show (2005–2007) • Wonder Pets! (2006–) • Toot & Puddle (2006–) • The Upside Down Show (2006–2008) • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006–2010) • Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–) • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (2008–) • Olivia (2009–) • The Fresh Beat Band (2009–) • Team Umizoomi (2010–) • Dino Dan (2010–)

Nickelodeon Movies: Harriet the Spy (1996) • Good Burger (1997) • The Rugrats Movie (1998) • Snow Day (2000) • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) • Clockstoppers (2002) • Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) • The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) • Rugrats Go Wild (2003) • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) • Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) • Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) • Nacho Libre (2006) • Barnyard (2006) • Charlotte's Web (2006) • The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2009) • Hotel for Dogs (2009) • Imagine That (2009) • The Last Airbender (2010) • Rango (2011) • The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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