Nick at Nite Rolls Out New Episodes of Hit Original Series Hi-Jinks and Launches Hugely Popular Sitcoms A Different World and Newsradio This Summer
NEW YORK, May 18 -- It's a summer you won't want to miss
on Nick at Nite when the network premieres brand new episodes of Hi-Jinks
and adds the hit sitcoms Newsradio and A Different World to its modern
classic line-up. Throughout the summer, the network will also air a variety
of programming events celebrating Father's Day, the 4th of July and much
more featuring its roster of hit shows like Roseanne, Full House and Fresh
Prince of Bel Air.
Below is a detailed list of summer programming for Nick at Nite:
July 11, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Nick at Nite's hit hidden-camera series, Hi-Jinks, returns for more
laughs and pranks for kids of all ages on Tuesday, July 11 at 9:30 p.m.
ET/PT. The series' newest episodes -- in which adults play good-natured
pranks on kids -- of all ages -- 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. Actors Ted McGinley (Hope & Faith), John
Schneider (Smallville), Alfonso Ribeiro (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Corbin
Bernsen (L.A. Law) and Bo Bice (American Idol) are among the celebrities
who have conspired with parents to prank kids.
Monday, July 17, 2 a.m. - 6 a.m., ET/PT
Will air in its regular timeslot of 4 a.m. ET/PT Join Nick at Nite as
it adds this comedy showcasing the hilarious antics at WNYX -- a whimsical
#2 all news radio station in New York City -- to its lineup. Dave Nelson
(Dave Foley) has just been brought in from Wisconsin as the news director
by the station's owner, Jimmy James (Stephen Root). A bit overwhelmed by
his new job, Dave must also deal with his new co-workers who are rather
eccentric and witty. The staff includes: on air-anchors Bill (Phil Hartman)
and Catherine (Khandi Alexander) who are constantly sniping at each other,
Matthew (Andy Dick) an inept reporter, Beth (Vicky Lewis), a crazy
secretary and Joe (Joe Rogan), the maintenance man. Rounding off the staff
is Lisa (Maura Tierney), a smart and ambitious writer who actually should
have gotten Dave's job. The two end up beginning an on-gain off-again
romance that becomes the hot topic of conversation among their friends and
colleagues. The untimely death of Phil Hartman led the show to cast Jon
Lovitz in 1998 as Max Lewis, a new on-air personality.
A Different World
Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 10 p.m.- 2a.m. ET/PT
Will air in its regular timeslot of 10 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday
Nick at Nite welcomes this ensemble comedy to the network beginning
Wednesday, July 19 with a marathon from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET/PT. Set at the
fictitious, historically black Hillman College, it centered around Denise
Huxtable (Lisa Bonet), one of the four daughters on The Cosby Show. Denise
is constantly trying to adjust to the changes of living away from home on
her own as well as deal with her roommates Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis), a young
divorcee and Maggie (Marisa Tomei), a free-spirited and na�ve girl who also
happens to be one of the only white students on campus. Other characters in
the series include Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy), a rich Southern belle;
Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison), a nerdy but fast-talking New Yorker, his
best friend Ron Johnson (Darryl Bell) and Walter Oakes (Sinbad), who was
the dorm director. There were various changes after the first season when
Lisa Bonet left the series. Several new characters were added, such as: Kim
Reese (Charnele Brown), a pre- med student; Mr. Gaines (Lou Myers), the
cafeteria cook; Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman), the campus ROTC commander;
Freddie Brooks (Cree Summer), an environmental activist and Lena James
(Jada Pinkett), a feisty freshman from Baltimore. The series also gave more
prominence to the romantic relationship of Dwayne and Whitley, who became
the show's main stars and who eventually married.
"Bel Air Block Party"
Monday, May 22-Thursday, May 25, 10 p.m. -12 a.m. Et/PT
Nick at Nite lifts its velvet rope and grants admission to a celebrity-
filled bash during when viewers meet Chris Rock, Naomi Campbell, Robin
Quivers, B.B. King and Queen Latifah in these memorable Fresh Prince
Monday, June 12, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT
Sunday, June 18, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT (encore)
Two totally opposite Dans ... but they are two totally awesome Dads.
Watch and decide which one is your favorite - Dan Conner or Danny Tanner in
this Father's Day marathon of Full House and Roseanne episodes.
"NAN Summer Vacations"
Sunday, June 25, 10 p.m. -1 a.m.
It's summertime, so you know what that means --- road trip! It's time
to go on a road trip with the Conners and the Tanners. With pit stops in
Vegas and Disney World along the way, zaniness ensues and laughter results
as our favorite families endure life on the road with their greatest
obstacles ... each other.
"Roseanne All-Nite Cookout"
Sunday, July 2, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. ET/PT
Nick at Nite honors one of its favorite families with an all-nite
cookout. Get in on the fun as The Conners -- Roseanne, Dan, Darlene, Becky,
and D.J. -- play host to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and
uninvited guests. Sizzling sarcastic banter plus sparks flying equals the
perfect fireworks for this 4th of July event.
"Summer of Favorites"
Monday, July 17-Friday, August 25, 10 p.m.-6 a.m., ET/PT
Each weeknight, two shows from Nick at Nite's roster of hits will air in a
four-hour marathon. Each marathon will air in blocks with one show from 10
p.m.-2 a.m. and the other from 2 a.m.-6 a.m.
Mondays: Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Newsradio
Tuesdays: Roseanne and The Cosby Show
Wednesdays: A Different World and Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Thursdays: Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Mad About You
Friday: Full House and Roseanne
"Back to School"
Sunday, August 20, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. ET/PT
The network showcases first day of school episodes from its popular
A Different World, "School is in Session"
Monday, August 28-Friday, September 1, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Each night of this A Different World event features a different school
year for the Hillman students: Monday -- Freshman, Tuesday -- Sophomore,
Wednesday -- Junior, Thursday -- Senior/post-grad, leading up to the real
world on Friday. Get your books and pencils ready and go back to school
with A Different World!
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, an animated series based on Bill
Cosby's best-selling book of the same name. Nick at Nite also produced
Hi-Jinks, the network's hidden-camera series in which adults play
good-natured pranks on kids of all ages, which returns to the network with
new episodes in July 2006. Last May, Darlene Westgor was crowned "The
Funniest Mom in America" when the network aired the very first Nick at
Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America. Rubi Nicholas was selected
as this year's winner of Funniest Moms 2, a five-part reality series which
aired this Spring.
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