Bella and the Bulldogs
GenreComedy
Created byJonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza
Starring
ComposerRon Wasserman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerJeff Bushell
ProducerChris Phillips
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyNickelodeon Productions
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon
ReleaseJanuary 17, 2015 (2015-01-17) –
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25)

Bella and the Bulldogs is an American comedy television series created by Jonathan Butler and Gabriel Garza that aired on Nickelodeon from January 17, 2015 to June 25, 2016. The series stars Brec Bassinger, Coy Stewart, Jackie Radinsky, Buddy Handleson, Lilimar, Haley Tju, and Rio Mangini.

Premise

The series follows cheerleader Bella Dawson whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she is recruited to become the new quarterback for her school's football team, the Bulldogs. At first, the rest of the team does not want her as the quarterback since she is a girl and it was an all boys middle school team, but they eventually accept her for her talent. As the show goes on it goes into her and her friends' teen drama and dating life.

Episodes

Main article: List of Bella and the Bulldogs episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119January 17, 2015 (2015-01-17)May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30)
220September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30)June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25)

Cast

Main

Recurring

Production

On March 4, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season.[1] The second season premiered on September 30, 2015. Actress Brec Bassinger stated in a Twitter message about the episode airing on June 25, 2016: "I hope y'all enjoyed the last episode of #bellaandthebulldogs ..."[2]

Broadcast

Bella and the Bulldogs premiered on March 18, 2015, on YTV in Canada[3] and on Nickelodeon in Australia and New Zealand on April 4, 2015.[4] The series premiered on the Southeast Asian feed of Nickelodeon in Singapore and the Philippines on April 6, 2015, and in Malaysia on April 11, 2015. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Nickelodeon debuted the series on May 4, 2015. In Africa, the pilot debuted on June 26, 2015, and the series officially premiered on September 7, 2015.[5][6]

Reception

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Bella and the Bulldogs
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 19 January 17, 2015 (2015-01-17) 2.52[7] May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30) 1.39[8] 1.65
2 20 September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30) 1.49[9] June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) 1.49[10] 1.29

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite International Program Won [11]
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite International Program Nominated [12]

References

  1. ^ Denise Petski (March 4, 2015). "Bella and the Bulldogs and The Thundermans Renewed by Nickelodeon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Brec Bassinger [@Brecbassinger] (June 26, 2016). "I hope y'all enjoyed the last episode of #bellaandthebulldogs ..." (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2016 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "YTV Sets the Stage for the Most Exciting March Ever". Corus Entertainment. February 27, 2015. Archived from the original on March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. ^ D Higgins (March 30, 2015). "April on Foxtel: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ Other New Shows". Foxtel. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
  5. ^ DStv (June 26, 2015). "Reasons to Love Bella and the Bulldogs". DStv. Archived from the original on August 30, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bella and the Bulldogs". Nickelodeon Africa. August 31, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015 – via Facebook.
  7. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 21, 2015). "Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 1.17.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Mitch Metcalf (June 2, 2015). "Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 5.30.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Mitch Metcalf (October 1, 2015). "Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 9.30.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  10. ^ Mitch Metcalf (June 28, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.25.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Kids Choice Awards Mexico 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "Kids Choice Awards Colombia 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2016.