Bella and the Bulldogs
|Bella and the Bulldogs|
|Created by||Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jeff Bushell|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nickelodeon Productions|
|Picture format||HDTV 720p|
|Audio format||5.1 surround sound|
|Original release||January 17, 2015 –|
June 25, 2016
Bella and the Bulldogs is an American comedy television series created by Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza that aired on Nickelodeon from January 17, 2015 to June 25, 2016. The series stars Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky, Buddy Handleson, Lilimar, Haley Tju, and Rio Mangini.
The series follows cheerleader Bella Dawson whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she is recruited to become the new quarterback for her school's football team, the Bulldogs. At first, the rest of the team do not want her as the quarterback since she is a girl and it was an all boys middle school team, but they eventually accept her for her talent. As the show goes on it goes into her and her friends‘ teen drama and dating life.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||19||January 17, 2015||May 30, 2015|
|2||20||September 30, 2015||June 25, 2016|
- Brec Bassinger as Bella Dawson
- Coy Stewart as Troy
- Jackie Radinsky as Sawyer
- Buddy Handleson as Newt
- Lilimar as Sophie
- Haley Tju as Pepper
- Rio Mangini as Ace (recurring: season 1, main: season 2)
- Dorien Wilson as Coach Russell
- Annie Tedesco as Carrie Dawson
- Nick Alvarez as Luis DelaRosa
- Matt Cornett as Zach Barnes
- Senta Moses Mikan as Mrs. Silverstein
On March 4, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season. The second season premiered on September 30, 2015. Actress Brec Bassinger stated in a Twitter message about the episode airing on June 25, 2016: "I hope y'all enjoyed the last episode of #bellaandthebulldogs ..."
Bella and the Bulldogs premiered on March 18, 2015, on YTV in Canada and on Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on April 4, 2015. The series premiered on the Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon in Singapore and the Philippines on April 6, 2015, and in Malaysia on April 11, 2015. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Nickelodeon debuted the series on May 4, 2015. In Africa, the pilot debuted on June 26, 2015, and the series officially premiered on September 7, 2015.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired||Avg. viewers|
|1||19||January 17, 2015||2.52||May 30, 2015||1.39||1.65|
|2||20||September 30, 2015||1.49||June 25, 2016||1.49||1.29|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Kids' Choice Awards Mexico||Favorite International Program||Won|||
|Kids' Choice Awards Colombia||Favorite International Program||Nominated|||
- Denise Petski (March 4, 2015). "Bella and the Bulldogs and The Thundermans Renewed by Nickelodeon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
- Brec Bassinger [@Brecbassinger] (June 25, 2016). "I hope y'all enjoyed the last episode of #bellaandthebulldogs ..." (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2016 – via Twitter.
- "YTV Sets the Stage for the Most Exciting March Ever". Corus Entertainment. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- D Higgins (March 30, 2015). "April on Foxtel: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ Other New Shows". Foxtel. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- DStv (June 26, 2015). "Reasons to Love Bella and the Bulldogs". DStv. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
- "Bella and the Bulldogs". Nickelodeon Africa. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015 – via Facebook.
- Mitch Metcalf (January 21, 2015). "Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 1.17.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
- Mitch Metcalf (June 2, 2015). "Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 5.30.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Mitch Metcalf (October 1, 2015). "Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 9.30.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
- Mitch Metcalf (June 28, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.25.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
- "Kids Choice Awards Mexico 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "Kids Choice Awards Colombia 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2016.