Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Getting Ad Support

Mar 9, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons network will become ad-supported in August, the company announced Wednesday.

Also, six new series will be added to Nickelodeon’s lineup for the 2005-06 season. They are cartoons “Catscratch,” “The X’s,” “Go, Diego, Go,” “The Wonder Pets” and “Wubby Widget and Walden,” and “Power Strikers,” a live-action series from Whoopi Goldberg about a girls soccer team.

The network said 18 of its series will premiere new episodes next season, for a total of 124 hours of original programming. Freshman shows “Zoey 101,” “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” “Unfabulous” and “Romeo!” will be back with 24 more episodes each, and favorite “SpongeBob SquarePants” will return with 20 fresh episodes.

Nicktoons, launched in May 2002, is available in 34 million homes. It features current and past programming from Nickelodeon, 75 percent of which is exclusive to Nicktoons.