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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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Rugrats: Search for Reptar is an adventure video game that was released in 1998 for PlayStation in North America and in the PAL region by THQ. The game is based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats which aired from 1991 until 2004. The game follows the main character of the cartoon, Tommy Pickles, who has lost his Reptar puzzle. It features stages that are typically based on episodes from the television show. It was developed with the intent of appealing to ages seven through twelve. A marketing campaign, which was the second biggest of 1998, was formed in conjunction between Sony Computer Entertainment America and THQ for its North American release, in order to bolster the children's market on the PlayStation. The game has been met with mixed reviews from critics, though it has regularly been noted that children will enjoy it. It was criticized for its camera and gameplay by publications such as IGN and GameSpot; but was given a positive reception for its presentation and was well-received commercially, being the third best-selling game in the first two weeks of its release. It was incorporated into the Greatest Hits brand and sold more than 1.5 million copies.

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Nickelodeon on Sunset, formerly known as Earl Carroll Theatre, is a stage facility located at 6230 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California which has housed the West Coast production of live-action original series produced for the Nickelodeon cable channel since 1997, starting with the production of the third season of All That.

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Tessa Ludwick (born October 5, 1988) is a Korean American actress from Apollo Beach, Florida. She began acting at age five, when she held a lead role in Allegra's Window, a Nick Jr. children's television program show taped at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. When filming on Allegra's Window ended in May 1996, seven-year-old Ludwick went from Allegra's Window to a lead role in Big Bag, a live action television puppet program for preschoolers on the Cartoon Network. At 8, she landed the role of Kate, an orphan girl in the touring Broadway musical Annie, the 20th Anniversary. For the next eight months, she toured the United States and Canada with the musical, during which time Ludwick gave eight performances per week. In 2003, Ludwick appeared as the character Yumi in thirteen, an autobiographical drama film based on American film actress Nikki Reed's experiences as a 12 and 13-year-old girl. In 2004, Ludwick appeared on Movie Surfers, a Disney Channel mini-show where four teenagers go behind the scenes to report on Walt Disney-related films. Three years later in June 2007, Ludwick began work on Teen Witch The Musical, a stage musical based on the 1989 fantasy-comedy film Teen Witch.

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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-) · The Thundermans · Every Witch Way (2014-)

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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