Group Chat
Group chat with Jayden and Brent.jpeg
Logo for the second season
GenreReality
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes15
Production
Camera setupWebcam
Running time23 minutes
Production companyNickelodeon Productions
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseMay 23 (2020-05-23) –
October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31)

Group Chat is an American reality television program that premiered on Nickelodeon on May 23, 2020. It was co-hosted by Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels in its first season, and was hosted by Bartels and Brent Rivera in its second season.

Overview

The program follows the hosts who play games, compete in challenges, and communicate with their guests, virtually via online chat.

Production

Group Chat with Annie & Jayden logo; used (only) for the first season
Group Chat with Annie & Jayden logo; used (only) for the first season

On May 6, 2020, it was announced that the show was greenlit under the title Group Chat: The Show to be hosted by Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels, along with Nickelodeon's Unfiltered in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitating remote filming, with the show premiering as Group Chat with Annie & Jayden on May 23, 2020.[1][2]

On August 27, 2020, it was announced that Nickelodeon had ordered seven additional episodes for the series, that began airing on September 5. Previous series guest star Brent Rivera succeeded LeBlanc's previous co-host spot.[3][4]

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16May 23, 2020 (2020-05-23)June 27, 2020 (2020-06-27)
29September 5, 2020 (2020-09-05)October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [5][6]Original air date [5][6]Prod.
code [5]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
Group Chat with Annie & Jayden
11"Brush Your Teeth With Mayo"May 23, 2020 (2020-05-23)1010.48[7]
Guest stars: Brent Rivera, Johnny Orlando
22"Slime Into Your DMs"May 30, 2020 (2020-05-30)1020.43[8]
Guest stars: Anna Cathcart, Peyton List
33"There's A Cockroach In My Room"June 6, 2020 (2020-06-06)1030.31[9]
Guest stars: Baby Ariel, Gabrielle Nevaeh Green
44"Sailing Sausages"June 13, 2020 (2020-06-13)1040.30[10]
Guest stars: Alex Wassabi, Ben Simmons
55"Confetti Clean Up"June 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)1050.25[11]
Guest stars: Sofia Carson, Wolfgang Novogratz
66"Would You Rather Kiss"June 27, 2020 (2020-06-27)1060.31[12]
Guest stars: Joel Courtney, Joey King, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Taylor Zakhar Perez

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [5][13]Original air date [5][13]Prod.
code [5]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
Group Chat with Jayden & Brent (episode 1–6 & 9)
Group Chat with Young Dylan and That Girl Lay Lay (episode 7 & 8)
71"Sleepover – Duck Duck Poop"September 5, 2020 (2020-09-05)1070.27[14]
Guest stars: Havan Flores, Terrence Little Gardenhigh
82"Group Chat Unleashed – Party Pooper Prank"September 12, 2020 (2020-09-12)1080.33[15]
Guest stars: Iain Armitage, Miles Brown
93"Getting Physical – Tarantula Treats & A Sports Drink Shower"September 19, 2020 (2020-09-19)1090.26[16]
Guest stars: Tony Hawk, Sky Brown
104"Party Time – Wrap Battle"September 26, 2020 (2020-09-26)1100.27[17]
Guest stars: That Girl Lay Lay, Young Dylan
115"Dance Dance Fart"October 3, 2020 (2020-10-03)1110.26[18]
Guest stars: Asher Angel, Sky Katz
126"BFFs – Spill The Slime Tea"October 10, 2020 (2020-10-10)1120.35[19]
Guest stars: Lexi Rivera, Ben Azelart
137"The Takeover Part 1: Donut-Filled Surprise"October 17, 2020 (2020-10-17)1140.29[20]

Hosts: That Girl Lay Lay, Young Dylan

Guest stars: Kate Godfrey, Nathan Janak
148"The Takeover Part 2: Tater Tot Toss"October 24, 2020 (2020-10-24)1150.38[21]

Hosts: That Girl Lay Lay, Young Dylan

Guest stars: Miya Cech, Bryce Gheisar
159"Halloween – Sliming For Apples"October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31)1130.35[22]
Guest stars: Lilimar Hernandez, Paris Berelc

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Group Chat
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 6 May 23, 2020 (2020-05-23) 0.48[7] June 27, 2020 (2020-06-27) 0.31[12] 0.35
2 9 September 5, 2020 (2020-09-05) 0.27[14] October 31, 2020 (2020-10-31) 0.35[22] 0.31

References

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  2. ^ Denise Petski (May 6, 2020). "Nickelodeon Orders Virtually Produced Series Group Chat: The Show & Game Face For Summer Premieres". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
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