As part of its recent upfront presentation, Nickelodeon released new art from their previously announced series: Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Bad Seeds and Welcome to the Wayne.
If their new slate of shows look comedy-centric, it’s the result of Nick’s market research, which revealed to them that children rank laughter as more important than vacation, family meals and holidays. “Comedy is what today’s kids want above all else, and it’s what they expect from Nickelodeon,” explains Russell Hicks, Nick’s president of content development and production. “We have had a clear goal to let their tastes and preferences inform our creative choices, and we’ve tailored our new content to make the most relevant and funny content just for them.”
Twenty-six episodes will be made of Pig Goat Banana Cricket and Bad Seeds each, which are headed to broadcast, while Welcome to the Wayne got a six-episode order for the Nick App. The latter show is created by children’s show writer/composer Billy Lopez, who is the brother of Frozen co-song writer Robert Lopez.