Nick at Nite Debuts Second Season of Hi-Jinks on Tuesday, February 28
It's No Joke!
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- Nick at Nite's second season of
the hit hidden-camera series, Hi-Jinks, will premiere on Tuesday, February 28
at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series' next thirteen episodes -- in which adults
play good-natured pranks on kids -- is being produced by Stone & Company
Entertainment, with Leila Sbitani returning as host. Each week features a
celebrity prank segment in which famous faces use their talents to play tricks
on bewildered tikes. This season, actors Jane Seymour and Alan Thicke are
among the celebrities who have conspired with parents to prank kids.
"We are thrilled that Hi-Jinks was such a huge hit with our audience,"
states Sal Maniaci, Senior Vice President, Development and Original
Production, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "We knew that both parents and kids
would really connect with the show and the average of over 2.2 million total
viewers tuning into the whole series proves it."
Each 30-minute episode features several pranks taking place everywhere
from homes, malls and even schools across the country. Academy Award Winner
Susan Sarandon, NBA All-Star Chris Webber, actress/model Vivica Fox and The
View's Meredith Vieira were among the celebrities who conspired with parents
to prank kids in season one.
The new episodes of Hi-Jinks are executive produced by Scott A. Stone (The
Mole, Oblivious, The Joe Schmo Show, The Man Show, Fame) and Brad Kuhlman
(Master Blasters, One Bad Trip, FM Nation). The series was created by Nick at
Nite's Joe Boyd. Kim Rosenblum, Senior Vice President, TV Land and Nick at
Nite, and Joe Boyd also executive produce. Ralph Sanchez is the Executive In
Charge for the network.
Nick at Nite Originals was created in 2003 to develop original programming
that meets what the network refers to as the "Four F's" criteria: programming
that is Family-Friendly, Funny and Familiar. Nick at Nite Originals produced
Fatherhood (June 2004), a show based on Bill Cosby's best-selling book of the
same name. In May 2005, the network aired Nick at Nite's Search for the
Funniest Mom in America with a second season to return in Spring 2006.
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comedy launched on the network in October and is one of the highest-rated and
most popular syndicated programs in television; and "Roseanne," one of the
most talked-about and celebrated sitcoms in television history.
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