Nickelodeon on CBS

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Nick on CBS was a Saturday morning children's programming block for CBS that began on September 16, 2000,[1] replacing CBS Kidshow. This Saturday morning block presented programming from Nick Jr., which at a time shared common ownership with CBS under Viacom. When the block first properly aired, it was hosted by Face from Nick Jr. On September 14, 2002, Nick Jr. on CBS was re-branded as Nick on CBS, and airing both Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. shows. The Nickelodeon shows were removed in 2005 in favor for a return to an exclusively-Nick Jr. block. The block's continuity was provided by segments featuring Piper O'Possum.

At the beginning of New Year's Eve 2005, Viacom split into two different companies, with CBS Corporation becoming its own standalone company and Nickelodeon going to new Viacom. Nick Jr. on CBS ended on September 9, 2006 and was replaced by KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS on September 16, 2006, as part of a multi-year partnership between CBS and Cookie Jar Entertainment.

All programming during the block, as is standard for Saturday morning network programming, was labelled as meeting E/I requirements, as tennous as some of the claims of educational content may have been. This is part of the reason why some of Nickelodeon's most popular programs (most notably SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents) did not appear on the block, even during the more open-formatted Nick on CBS era.

Programming[change | change source]

Nick Jr.[change | change source]

Live-action/animated series[change | change source]

Program Premiere date Finale date
Blue's Clues September 16, 2000 September 9, 2006
LazyTown September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006

Animated series[change | change source]

Program Premiere date Finale date
The Backyardigans September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006
Bob the Builder September 22, 2001 September 7, 2002
Dora the Explorer September 16, 2000 September 9, 2006
Franklin September 7, 2002
Go, Diego, Go! September 17, 2005 September 9, 2006
Kipper September 16, 2000
  • September 15, 2001
  • (September 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the 9/11 attacks a week later)
Little Bear
Little Bill September 7, 2002
August 2, 2003 March 6, 2004
September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006
Maggie and the Ferocious Beasta September 16, 2000
  • September 15, 2001
  • (September 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the 9/11 attacks a week later)
Maisya
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends September 18, 2004 September 10, 2005
Oswald September 22, 2001 September 7, 2002

Nickelodeon[change | change source]

Live-action series[change | change source]

Program Premiere date Finale date
The Brothers García March 13, 2004 September 11, 2004

Animated series[change | change source]

Program Premiere date Finale date
All Grown Up! March 13, 2004 September 11, 2004
As Told by Ginger September 14, 2002 November 23, 2002
ChalkZone
September 11, 2004
Hey Arnold! September 14, 2002
Pelswick November 23, 2002
Rugrats
July 26, 2003
The Wild Thornberrys September 14, 2002 March 6, 2004

Block slogans[change | change source]

  • Nick Jr. is Just for Me! (2000-2002)
  • Nick on CBS, Cool! (2002-2004)
  • Solo! (2004-2005)
  • Nick Jr. Play to Learn (2005-2006)
  • Nick Jr, Playtime (2009)

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Nick Jr. on CBS' Premieres Saturday, September 16". New York: Viacom Inc. PRNewswire. September 12, 2000. Retrieved November 7, 2013.