C. H. Greenblatt ‘Not Thrilled’ With Nick’s Treatment of ‘Harvey Beaks’

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On Tuesday, Harvey Beaks staff at Nickelodeon learned that Nick was shuffling their summer schedule and pulling all new episodes of the series until at least September.

The news appears to have taken show staffers by surprise. “Sorry the channel has been moving the show around so much,” Harvey Beaks writer Shane Houghton wrote on his Tumblr. “We on the crew are just as frustrated as you guys.”

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Per usual, the Internet jumped to a conclusion, and viewers online started claiming that Nick’s removal of Harvey Beaks was due to the show’s ratings. That may or may not be the case, but there is no evidence at this point that the changes were directly ratings-related.

Harvey Beaks creator C.H. Greenblatt, however, posted a note to Tumblr explaining that the scheduling changes affected more than just his show. Greenblatt wrote:

Everyone remain calm. We’re not off the air. And it’s not just us getting this treatment. They stopped all premieres (animation and live action) except Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket for the summer. Hopefully they’ll re-run the show so folks can become more aware of it in the meantime. We should be back with a big push come late summer/early fall.

We’re not thrilled about this, but we’re still making episodes full steam ahead and I promise they will get out there eventually.

One of the reasons that industry artists avoid taking their shows to Nick nowadays is because they feel that the network doesn’t respect creators or do enough to ensure the success of their shows. When show creators have to use Tumblr to communicate with their fans over scheduling changes beyond their control, it reinforces the image of a network that isn’t functioning properly.

Cartoon Brew has reached out to Nickelodeon for comment. We will update with their response if they choose to comment.


  • Monatomic Arisato

    “One of the reasons that industry artists avoid taking their shows to Nick nowadays is because they feel that the network doesn’t respect creators or do enough to ensure the success of their shows.”
    Wow. That’s sad.