"It's nice to be back home in an arena where I'm completely comfortable and with a show idea that I love," Baio said in a statement.
The multi-camera comedy stars Baio as David Hobbs, an actor who played America's favorite TV dad for 10 years. The character becomes a stay-at-home father as part of a deal he made with his soap opera actress wife so that she can reclaim the spotlight.
The latest kids' show to be called into question is Nickelodeon's long-running cartoon series, 'SpongeBob SquarePants.' According to The Wrap, a study due to be published online Monday by the journal 'Pediatrics' found that watching just nine minutes of 'SpongeBob' had a negative effect on four-year-olds' attention spans.
Nickelodeon questioned the validity of the findings, criticizing the small size of the control group and pointing to the fact that 'SpongeBob' is targeted at children aged six to eleven, not four.
'Hey Arnold!' and 'Rocko's Modern Life' join the schedule starting Sept. 5 with back-to-back episodes from 12-1AM.
The shows join the regular line-up on Sept. 6 at 1AM and 1:30AM, replacing 'Clarissa Explains It All' and 'Doug' on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You can also catch replays of these classic adventures of the yellow-haired city-dweller and the wallaby in a party shirt and his dog Spunky at 2-4AM.
'Doug' debuted alongside 'Rugrats' and 'Ren & Stimpy' as part of Nickelodeon's NickToons block. Created by Jim Jinkins, the series followed 11-year-old Doug Funnie over seven seasons, two networks and 117 episodes. Set in the fictional town of Bluffington, Doug pals around with his best friend Skeeter, avoids bully Roger and tries to woo Patti Mayonnaise.
After being canceled in 1994, the series moved to Disney and aired on ABC as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning schedule.
The title character was voiced by TV veteran Billy West until 1994. West is known for his work as Fry on 'Futurama' as well as providing the voices of both Ren and Stimpy in the original cartoon. Thomas McHugh took over the role when the show moved to ABC. Besides giving the world Quailman, the fictional band The Beets and their hit song "Killer Tofu," the series is perhaps best-known for its infectious theme song.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Doug' premiering on Nick, check out the best tribute videos found around the web.
Don't pretend you don't remember the misadventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil, and Angelica -- 'Rugrats' ran for 14 years (the longest-lived Nicktoon to date, premiering alongside 'Doug' and 'Ren and Stimpy'), spawned three movies, countless video games, an 'All Grown Up' spin-off, and remains the only Nickelodeon show to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In a 1995 TV Guide interview, Steven Spielberg described the show as "sort of a TV 'Peanuts' of our time," and IGN ranked it #92 in their list of Top 100 Animated Series. Not bad for a bunch of babies who can't even talk, right?
We at AOL TV are big fans of Where Are They Now? retrospectives, and we didn't want to let a little thing like fictional characters stop us from imagining where our favorite small-screen toddlers might have ended up twenty years down the line. Join us after the jump for our take on what the gang might be doing now that they really are all grown up.
It's hard to believe that the gross, black humor of 'Ren & Stimpy' was able to pass as a children's cartoon, alongside the other first Nicktoons, 'Rugrats' and 'Doug,' but five years on Nickelodeon doesn't lie.
Without 'Ren & Stimpy,' we wouldn't have 'Beavis and Butt-head' or 'South Park,' nor would the 'Log' song get stuck in our heads for days at a time.
Frequently straddling the line between disgusting and fun -- well, actually, make that crossing the line -- there are plenty memorable moments from the series, which was revived on Spike in 2003 to poor reviews and we're just going to pretend that didn't happen. Below, AOL TV relives some of the grossest scenes -- and a couple of just plain fun ones too.
According to the Associated Press, Obama will promote Joining Forces, the initiative focused on increasing awareness and support for military families.
In the episode, Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and her friends break some rules to set up a web chat so Carly can speak with her father -- who is serving overseas -- on his birthday.
After the rule-breaking, "the first lady discovers it and comes to have a chat with them in the most positive way possible," Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami told AP.
The episode was written specifically for Obama and the Joining Forces program and will likely air in January. Zarghami said the Obama children are fans of the 'iCarly.'
Johnny Depp took home the prize for Favorite Movie Actor, and he was both humble and gracious in his acceptance speech, thanking the kids.
"You guys are the future," he told them. "Take good care of us."
But then he noticed the hose near the podium. "What's that?" he asked before pulling out the slime gun.
Click through for a complete list of the night's winners!
Here's what to look forward to -- in addition to several important Hollywood people getting slimed -- when the award show airs at 8PM ET on Nick.
The Host: Jack Black will be officiating this year's ceremony; the third time the 41-year-old actor has hosted the show since 2006. Jack really gets into his duties with his usual amped-up, kid-at-heart attitude, as seen in this clip from his "press conference" about the awards show.
But that wasn't exactly the end of Clarissa -- Nickelodeon and CBS planned 'Clarissa Now,' a new show that would have seen Hart play the title character as she interned at a busy New York newspaper. The pilot aired on Nickelodeon, but never made it to series. Thanks to the Internet, the show was uploaded to YouTube and made the rounds last week.
TV Squad caught up with Clarissa herself, Melissa Joan Hart, at the ABC Family Upfront where she reflected on what happened to 'Clarissa Now.'
"I thought it was a fun show, although I don't remember it very well," Hart said. "But it skewed a lot older because it was a different time. CBS was very much an older-demographic network back then.
"They tried to age the show up a little bit, but the thing is, the 'Clarissa' audience was so young and hip. I just think it didn't work. It's not what people wanted to see."
For those still hankering for even more 'Clarissa,' TeenNick will air the original series starting in the fall as part of a new programming block called 'The '90s Are All That.' Watch the full 'Clarissa Now' pilot after the jump.
In response, TeenNick has announced that it will start airing those beloved series from midnight to 2AM this fall in a new programing block called 'The '90s Are All That,' Entertainment Weekly reports. Hey, cool!
Among the high-quality shows included are 'Clarissa Explains It All,' 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete,' 'All That,' 'Kenan & Kel' and 'The Amanda Show.'
"At the time, we were completely devoted to that audience ages 9, 10 and 11," TeenNick general manager and senior vice president Keith Dawkins told Entertainment Weekly. "It was ground-breaking and for the young viewers, a powerful and pivotal time in their lives. Those kids who are now 22, 23 and 24 want to bring that back."
Dora the Explorer and her menagerie of helpers continue their preschool domination with a new primetime special airing on Monday, March 14. In 'Dora's Ballet Adventure,' the pint-sized explorer is frantic after the ballet shoes she needs for her recital go missing. In their place is a pair of scuba flippers presented by the delivery duck. The rest of the 30-minute episode deals with Dora and Boot's quest to find the missing ballet shoes.
Not many folks are very familiar with the name Dwayne McDuffie, but you might know his television work. Especially if you were a regular viewer of shows like 'Justice League Unlimited' and 'Ben 10: Alien Force.' On Tuesday, one day after his birthday, McDuffie died at the age of 49 due to complications from emergency heart surgery.
In this week's column, we take a brief look at McDuffie's impact on animated television.
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.
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