Nickelodeon is greenlighting new seasons of its live-action series Henry Danger (pictured) and Game Shakers. The Dan Schneider-produced shows currently rank first and second, respectively, with kids two to 11 and kids six to 11 on all TV in the US.
Henry Danger is being renewed for a fourth season with 20 new episodes. This will bring the series—which follows the adventures of Henry Hart as he balances being a teenager and crime fighter—to a total of 85 episodes. It also scored basic cable’s highest-rated series telecast among kids in 2016 with its “Hour of Power” special episode on November 11, attracting 1.7 million kids two to 11 and 1.3 million kids six to 11, according to Nielsen.
Meanwhile, Game Shakers has been renewed for a third season with 20 new eps for a total of 65. The show revolves around 12-year-old girls Babe and Kenzie, who run a successful gaming company in New York. And the games featured in the show— Sky Whale, OctoPie and Nasty Goats—have been produced for the real-world and have reached the top spot among free apps in the App Store’s kids category.
The success of Henry Danger and Game Shakers contributed to Nickelodeon taking the top spot for kids networks year to date, with Nick owning the top three shows for kids two to 11 and kids six to 11. It also has five of the top 10 shows among kids two to five in the US market.
Dan Schneider first worked with Nickelodeon as an executive producer and showrunner on the sketch comedy series All That in 1994. He then went on to write and produce Kenan & Kel, as well as the WB series What I Like About You.