You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Rugrats’ grows up

Tween show first out of spinoff gate

Nickelodeon will spin off hit animated series “Rugrats,” but with a different take than previously announced.

Net, which had been developing three different spinoffs, had announced “Angelica and Susie’s School Daze” back in March at its upfront presentation. “Daze” was meant to focus on characters Angelica Pickles and Susie Carmichael in preschool. Instead, series “All Growed Up,” which portrays the tykes as tweens, will be the first out of the gate. Series is derived from a special — also called “All Growed Up”– that shattered ratings records for the net when it aired last July.

“All Growed Up” will air concurrently with new original episodes of “Rugrats,” giving viewers a chance to see all the kids at two different stages in their life. Ani house Klasky Csupo is now at work on 13 episodes to debut in 2003.

“The Rugrats property is 11 years old, so it feels just right to have the babies turn into tweens in their 12th year on the air,” said Cyma Zarghami, Nick’s exec VP and general manager.

“Daze” will be repurposed as a series of four standalone specials.

Launched in 1991, “Rugrats” has matured into an all-media franchise. Skein has thus far yielded two features and a wide range of ancillary consumer products.

More TV

  • Hong Kong's TVB Boosts OTT Plans,

    Hong Kong's TVB Boosts OTT Plans, Sets 'Court Lady'

    Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts is set to boost its OTT platforms locally and abroad with new packages and initiatives targeting the Southeast Asian market. The city’s biggest broadcaster has also renewed its partnership with China’s Huanyu Entertainment following the wild success the two enjoyed last year with palace drama “Story of Yanxi Palace.” The new [...]

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert Cancels 'Late Show' New Zealand Trip After Mosque Shootings

    “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” had been scheduled to make a surprise trip to New Zealand this week — but those plans have been put on hold in light of last Friday’s terrorist attack that left 50 people dead. On Monday’s show, Colbert revealed the now-shelved trip, which had been kept under wraps but [...]

  • WGA Agents Contract Tug of War

    Hollywood Agents, Writers Guild Make Little Progress in Talks

    Leaders of Hollywood agencies and the Writers Guild of America made little progress in Tuesday meeting to negotiate proposed rule revisions to how agents represent writers. The WGA said after the meeting — the fifth since Feb. 5 — that talks would resume later this week but did not give a specific day. “The Agencies [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER: L-R: Monster (T-Pain)

    New-Model Murdochs: Fox Corporation to Emerge Tuesday

    A new era for the Murdoch clan and the media business begins with the debut of Fox Corporation on Tuesday, a day before Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The new-model Fox will begin trading Tuesday on the NASDAQ under the FOXA symbol. On Tuesday, 21st Century Fox will initiate a complex transfer [...]

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2' Trailer (Watch)

    In today’s TV roundup, Netflix has dropped the first trailer for “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2” starring Kiernan Shipka, and former “O.C.” star Rachel Bilson has been cast in Fox’s drama pilot “Lovestruck.” CASTING Former “O.C.” star Rachel Bilson is set to play the female lead in Fox’s new drama pilot “Lovestruck.” The [...]

  • Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

    Imagine TV Sets 'Mindscaping' as First China Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    Imagine Television is developing “Mindscaping,” a 24-episode science fiction series written by Oscar Yang (“Medical Examiner Dr. Qin,” “The Ten Deadly Sins”). The series is the first Chinese-language series developed by Imagine Television, part of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment group, for a Chinese audience. The show is pitched as an original sci-fi [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content