Nickelodeon Saturday programming block
NetworkNickelodeon
LaunchedSeptember 22, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-09-22)
ClosedNovember 20, 2021; 11 months ago (2021-11-20)
Country of originUnited States
Formerly known as
  • Gotta See Saturdays (2012-2013)
  • Nick's New Saturday Night (2014)
  • Nick's Saturday Night (2015-2017)
  • A Night of Premieres (2018-2021)
Saturday mornings:
  • Morning of Premieres (2012-2013)
  • The Saturday Morning Hang Zone with Lincoln Loud (2017)
  • Do the New Saturday Mornings (2017)
FormatChildren/teen/young adult block
Running timeSaturday Mornings 10a.m.–12:30p.m. ET (2 1/2 hours)
(Fall 2012 – December 2017)
Saturday Mornings 8a.m.–9a.m. ET (1 hour) (Summer 2016 – December 2017)
Saturday Nights 8:00p.m.–9:30p.m. ET (1 1/2 hours)
(Fall 2012 – November 2021)

The Nickelodeon Saturday programming block, known as Gotta See Saturdays from 2012 to 2013, Nick's New Saturday Night from 2014, Nick's Saturday Night from 2015 to 2017 and A Night of Premieres from 2018 to 2021 was the program block branding of Nickelodeon's Saturday morning and Saturday evening programming on the flagship channel in the United States. The morning block (airing from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m ET/PT) mainly features new premieres of Nicktoons programming, with the evening block (from 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m ET/PT) consisting of the network's original live-action sitcoms. The branding launched on September 22, 2012, with season premieres of the respective series in both dayparts.[1] The evening version of Gotta See Saturdays was a direct successor to the former Saturday night SNICK (1992–2005) and TEENick (2001–2009) blocks.[2]

On March 31, 2018, the branding for Nick's Saturday night premieres was known as A Night of Premieres, with the premiere of the newest original series Star Falls and Knight Squad alongside season 4 of Henry Danger. In late 2020, Nickelodeon stopped premiering new episodes of animated series on Saturday mornings, instead premiering them on Friday nights. The branding was discontinued on November 20, 2021, with Nick moving its live-action comedy premieres to Thursday nights starting on January 6, 2022 (making it then first time since 1992 that Nickelodeon hasn't aired a new episode of a live-action show or an animated show on Saturdays). In its previous brandings, one of the first acquired programming to air in this format was TeenNick Top 10 from sister channel TeenNick. On February 25, 2017, Nickelodeon began promoting the Saturday morning block as The Saturday Morning Hang Zone with Lincoln Loud, themed to The Loud House. The block was discontinued on March 23, 2017.[3]

Programming

Final programming

Live-action series

Former programming

Animated series

Live-action series

Acquired programming

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Teases Gotta See Saturdays This Fall". Hit Zone. August 19, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Mike (February 19, 2001). "New Nick Block Aims for Tweens". Cable World. HighBeam Research. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Nickelodeon USA: Hang Zone with Lincoln Loud - Promo 3".