SC
Screen

Nickelodeon adds humor, more Tickety Toc and Yu-Gi-Oh! to US channels

With a keen eye for comedy in tow, Nickelodeon has added the original comedy series Sanjay and Craig to its US channel lineup. The network is also bringing a second season of Tickety Toc and the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! to its preschool and toon channels.
April 23, 2013

With a keen eye for comedy in tow, Nickelodeon has added the original comedy series Sanjay and Craig to its US channel lineup. The broadcaster is also bringing a second season of Tickety Toc to Nick Jr. and the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! to Nicktoons stateside.

All-new comedy series Sanjay and Craig will make its debut on Nickelodeon on May 25. The 20-episode series produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios follows the misadventures of Sanjay, an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, 30 Rock) and Craig, a smooth-talking snake and master of disguise (Chris Hardwick, Back at the Barnyard).

The series is a collaboration between newcomers Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell and Andreas Trolf, who have teamed with veteran writers and producers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks).

Naturally, the series will be accompanied by a dedicated page and a new online game called Rad Awesome Butt Doctors.

For the younger set, Nickelodeon has ordered up a second season of Zodiak Kids’ preschool series Tickety Toc for global broadcast on Nick Jr. Nickelodeon has picked up three additional 30-minute specials as part of the agreement.

Following its UK debut last year, Tickey Toc became the number-one rated show on Nick Jr. in the UK among kids in its launch month, and in the US, Tickety Toc is currently the number-one preschool show in its time period.

Nicktoons US, meanwhile, is tightening its grasp on Japanese anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! A new deal between Nicktoons and 4K Media, which manages the franchise in all territories excluding Asia, includes a pick-up of two seasons of the latest installment, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, along with the entire 11-year-old Yu-Gi-Oh! library, which includes Classic Yu-Gi- Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds. The franchise is comprised of roughly 600 episodes.

Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! debuted last month on the network, and the newly produced Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL began airing earlier this month. The boy-centric brand is supported by its trading card game, animated series and motion picture releases.

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

Menu

Brand Menu