Nickelodeon Publishing Biography & Facts
This is a list of television programs broadcast by Nickelodeon in the United States. The channel was first tested on December 1, 1977, as an experimental local channel in Columbus, Ohio. On April 1, 1979, the channel expanded into a national network named Nickelodeon.
The first program broadcast on Nickelodeon was Pinwheel, a preschool series created by Dr. Vivian Horner, who also conceived the idea for the channel itself. At its launch, Nickelodeon was commercial-free and mainly featured educational shows. By 1984, the channel began accepting traditional advertisements and introduced more entertainment-focused programming. In January 1988, the network launched a weekday morning block for preschoolers called Nick Jr., which carried Pinwheel and other educational series. Around the same time, Nickelodeon started to invest in its own original animated shows, which eventually premiered in 1991 under the "Nicktoons" branding. Since then, the channel has consistently aired a mix of original live-action and animated titles.
Animated preschool series
Live-action preschool series
Former acquired programming
Former acquired animated series
Former acquired live-action comedy series
Former acquired action series
Former acquired drama series
Former acquired variety programming
Former acquired preschool series
Seasonal programming blocks
Nick Jr. on CBS
List of programs broadcast by Nick at Nite
List of programs broadcast by Nicktoons
List of programs broadcast by Noggin
List of programs broadcast by TeenNick
List of Nick Jr. original programming
List of Nickelodeon original films
List of Nickelodeon short films
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