Nick on CBS
was a Saturday morning children's programming block on CBS
that began on September 16, 2000, replacing CBS Kidshow
. This Saturday morning
block presented programming from Nick Jr.
, which at the time shared common ownership with CBS under Viacom
. When the block first properly aired, the "Face" character provided the continuity.
On September 14, 2002, Nick Jr. on CBS
was re-branded as Nick on CBS
, and airing both Nickelodeon
and Nick Jr. shows. The Nickelodeon shows were removed in 2005
in favor for a return to an exclusively-Nick Jr. block. The block's continuity was provided by segments featuring Piper O'Possum.
At the beginning of New Year's Eve 2005, Viacom was split into two different companies, with CBS Corporation
becoming its own standalone company and Nickelodeon going to the new Viacom
. Nick Jr. on CBS
ended on September 9, 2006 and was replaced by KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS
on September 16, 2006, as part of a multi-year partnership between CBS
and Cookie Jar Entertainment
All programming during the block, as is standard for Saturday morning network programming, was labeled as meeting E/I
requirements, as tenuous as some of the claims of educational content may have been. Nickelodeon also likely decided against airing their most prominent newer programming of the time (such as SpongeBob SquarePants
and The Fairly OddParents
) as to not cannibalize their own successful Saturday morning lineup on... Read More