Nickelodeon unveils s/s programming

Firm launches new series and continues existing favourites in the spring summer line-up.
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Two new series will air on Nickelodeon. Big Time Rush will launch in June and follows four 16 year-old boys on their journey from their home town to becoming a new pop band in Hollywood.

The Fanboy and Chum Chum animation premieres in April. The series is created by Emmy Award winning writer, Steve Tompkins and follows two friends who dress as superheroes.

New episodes will also be shown of Nickelodeon's The Troop in March, April and May. iCarly returns with a one hour movie special and further special episodes in March April and June. Spongebob Squarepants is also back with new episodes from April, including a 30-minute special.

The Penguins of Madagascar are back on the screen in March, April and June with a 30-minute special showing in April. True Jackson VP returns in March, May and June with a one-hour special in June. Completing the Nickelodeon line-up is new episodes of H2O - Just Add Water in April.

Nick Jr's spring summer plans begin with evergreen girls property, Dora the Explorer, which celebrates ten years on air in 2010. The theme for the anniversary is 'Explorers Wanted', encouraging pre-schoolers to seek adventure and share experiences with Dora.

Special weeks of programming and episodes will roll out throughout the year with themed months throughout s/s. March is Dora Puppy Playdate Weekend; April features Dora Pirate Play and in June it's Dora and Boots' Friendship Week.

New to Nick Jr for spring summer is The Bopps - a singing and dancing series with live action and sing along music. The Bopps premieres in April.

New episodes of E1 Entertainment's Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom hit screens in April and The Backyardigans also return in April with new episodes including a 30-minute special.

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