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Family TV Roundup: Jack Black Is Back to Host the Kids Choice Awards and More

by Rich Keller, posted Feb 18th 2011 4:00PM
Jack Black will host 'Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids Choice Awards,' will will air in April.Welcome to the Family TV Roundup, a recap of all kid-friendly programming across the television universe. We'll sum up all the news related to children's programming, as well as profile the people and shows that your kids, tweens and teens are talking about

It's three times the slime for kid-at-heart Jack Black. After taking a few years off, the actor and musician will return to host Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids Choice Awards, airing Saturday, April 2, at 8PM from the University of Southern California's Galen Center.

As usual, kids will have the final say as to who wins this year's awards. Voting will start on March 7 at the award show's website, which lists the current nominees, as well as a new iPhone app, the Nick mobile website and, for the first time, via TeenNick.com and Nickelodeon's Facebook page. Look for more information in the next few weeks on Kids Choice Awards performers and presenters.

In other news ...

'The Electric Company' welcomes Grammy Award winner Swizz Beatz to a new episode airing on Monday, Feb. 21 (check local listings for time). Beatz will be joined by his sons Nasir and Kasseem to rap about literacy. Said Beatz on his 'Electric Company' performance, "It was a honor to be able to have some educational fun with my sons. I feel the more parents step up and be a support system for their kids the better the world can be." Below is a preview of the performance.



'Sesame Street' presents the newest incarnation of Super Grover starting next week. 'Super Grover 2.0' follows the furry, blue monster as he observes, questions, investigates and literally stumbles across solutions to problems all across the planet. The segment, which will air February 21–25, is part of 'Sesame Street's' STEM curriculum, which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The HUB honors President's Day on Monday with two marathons. Starting at 3PM viewers can watch three hours of 'G.I. Joe Renegades,' followed by six back-to-back episodes of the network's game show 'Family Game Night!'

First Lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance on Cartoon Network's 'Hall of Game Awards' next Friday. In the pre-taped speech, Mrs. Obama will announce a set of schools that have successfully created healthier school environments through the promotion of nutrition and physical activity via the USDA HealthierUS School Challenge.

The Hall of Games Awards has lined up many celebrities and athletes to appear on the show. The list includes Nnamdi Asomugha, Jake T. Austin, Drew Brees, Shannon Brown, Kobe Bryant, Chewbacca, Chris Cole, Lucas Cruikshank (aka Fred), Stephen Curry, Landon Donovan, Carl Edwards, Roger Federer, Arian Foster, Rick Fox, Zachary Gordon, A.J. Hawk, David Henrie, Dwight Howard, DeSean Jackson, Greg Jennings, Joe Johnson, Tony Kanaan, Lisa Leslie, Robbie Maddison, Sal Masekela, Terrell Owens, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Matthew Stafford, Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrew W.K., Venus Williams, Tiger Woods and the cast of the network's 'Dude, What Would Happen.'

Disney Channel premieres the third season of the popular animated series 'Phineas and Ferb' on Friday, March 4 at 9PM. Guest voices to appear this season include Michael Douglas and his son, Tina Fey, Anna Paquin and, in a 'Teen Wolf' salute, Michael J. Fox. The premiere episode will be available on Disney's On Demand channel starting Feb. 25. Check your local VoD listings for further information.

That's all for now. Have a good holiday weekend.


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