'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie, The Show, And The Fans

August 11th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles power never dies. As the new film conquers the box office, we bring you our chat with some of the team behind Nickelodeon's animated series - the legendary Rob Paulsen (Donatello, pictured above), Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo) and executive producer Ciro Nieli - to discuss the movie, the show, and the passionate fans that still love these heroes on the half shell.

Did they know that a new TMNT feature film was in the works? "It's been five years [since work began on the series]; they didn't start till a few years later on the movie," Ciro told us. "You just kind o...

'School Of Rock' TV Remake In The Works

August 4th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
School of Rock
Nickleodeon and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to make a live-action TV remake of the hit 2003 film "School of Rock."

The show will center on Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black in the film), a guitarist who is kicked out of his rock band and becomes a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He winds up passing his love of rock 'n' roll onto his students, who learn to play music and run with it.

Russell Hicks, President, Content and Development, Nickelodeon, said in a press release: "School of Rock is one of those great movies that always felt quintessentially Nickelodeon in its...

Ariana Grande And Jennette McCurdy's 'Sam & Cat' Cancelled After Just One Season

July 14th, 2014 12:48pm EDT
Ariana Grande And Jennette McCurdy's 'Sam & Cat' Cancelled After
Despite garnering decent ratings, Nickelodeon has cancelled Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy's show "Sam and Cat". The kids network has yet to give a reason for the abrupt cancellation, but it is rumored to be due to problems between the show's two stars.

In March, rumors swirled about McCurdy after she chose not to attend the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards due to issues she had with the network. This also prompted speculation that McCurdy wasnt receiving the same pay as Grande. That was something that was quickly cleared up by the "Problem" singer, as she took to her Twitter account to dis...

Mark Wahlberg To Host Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (Full List Of Nominees)

February 28th, 2014 11:56am EST
Mark Wahlberg to host Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards


Hollywood Superstar Mark Wahlberg to Host Live from Los Angeles on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

When it comes to the year’s best in entertainment, there’s no need to ask an academy; just ask the kids, and they’ll let you know. Today, kids made their voices heard as the nominees for the 27th Annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards were announced. Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg will host this year’s event, live on Saturday, March 29, at ...

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor Back For More 'Parental Discretion'

February 14th, 2014 2:10pm EST
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor Back For More 'Parental Discretion'
There's no shortage of people giving parenting advice these days, but none of them are as funny - and straightforward - as Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, host of NickMom's Parental Discretion With Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. BFTV connected with Stefanie recently to chat about the new season of the show and how she delivers a point of view that all parents ought to listen to.

The second season of her show contains "lots of parenting being made fun of. That's what I'm all about," she told us. "It's not for people who are too precious about parenting. Parenting is not just one big Hallmark moment. There...

FX Spy Drama 'The Americans' Leads TCA Awards Nominations

June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
The Americans
FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...

'Big Time Rush' Star Kendall Schmidt Revives Side Project 'Heffron Drive'

May 29th, 2013 2:18pm EDT
Kendall Schmidt
Kendall Schmidt has earned a huge fan base thanks to his starring role on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, and as the show rolls on in its fourth season, he's seizing the opportunity to re-launch his own music project. BFTV recently checked in with Kendall to find out if this really is BTR's final run and get the 411 on Heffron Drive.

Kendall's co-star Tanya Chisholm told us earlier this month that season four is "technically" the last for Big Time Rush, but he said that he hasn't gotten that memo. "I really have no idea. I'm pretty sure being part of the band somebody would have told me, and ...

Tanya Chisholm On Fourth (And Final?) Season Of 'Big Time Rush'

May 9th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Tanya Chisholm
On Nickelodeon's hugely popular series Big Time Rush, Tanya Chisholm plays talent scout Kelly Wainwright - but in real life, she's a talent in her own right. BFTV recently chatted up Tanya to discuss the recently-premiered fourth (and possibly final?) season of BTR and her love of comedy.

Tanya's own star story began at seven, when she took the stage in a play. "I was the first person on stage and a spotlight came on to open the show and it was on me," she said. "I was just like, 'Oh my Gosh.' It was this overwhelming feeling of 'I want to do this forever.' It was awesome."

From that poin...

Former 'Dora The Explorer' Actress Caitlin Sanchez Loses Appeal

May 8th, 2013 9:49pm EDT
Caitlin Sanchez
The teenage actress who voiced the popular children's cartoon character Dora The Explorer has lost an appeal to dismiss an out-of-court settlement she previously reached with TV producers after insisting she was "duped" into taking a bad deal.

In 2010, Caitlin Sanchez launched a $10 million legal battle against Nickelodeon bosses, claiming she and her parents were handed "unconscionable" documents to sign when she accepted the role of Dora in 2007 and insisting they were cornered into agreeing to the terms without the help of a lawyer.

Her lawyer, John Balestriere, argued the actress, w...

Christina Masterson Is The New Pink Ranger On 'Power Rangers Megaforce'

March 2nd, 2013 12:00pm EST
Power Rangers
Nickelodeon has another new team of Power Rangers on the airwaves. Power Rangers Megaforce, which began airing on the network in February, picks up where Power Rangers Super Samurai left off, with new teenagers as the next versions of the popular superheroes. The current Pink Ranger is Emma Goodall, and she's played by model-actress Christina Masterson, who recently spoke with BFTV about joining the franchise and her own history with the Power Rangers fandom.

"Power Rangers has been a great opportunity for me," she said, "because through my character I'm able to reach kids and help teach t...