HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER & More Coming to Nick at Nite Line-Up
Nickelodeon is bringing three of America's favorite family comedies to Nick at Nite with the addition of the complete 208-episode library of "How I Met Your Mother," the entire 148- episode run of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and the 212-episode library of "Everybody Loves Raymond." "How I Met Your Mother" will bow on Nick at Nite in early fall of this year, followed by "The Fresh Prince of
Bel-Air" in October and "Everybody Loves Raymond," will debut early 2015.
"How I Met Your Mother, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Everybody Loves Raymond are perfect additions to Nick at Nite's lineup of proven hit series with great characters like Full House and originals like Instant Mom," said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon Group. "Shows like these that have endured and stood the test of time are rare, and it is great to have them join our Nick at Nite lineup."
This trio of bona fide hits will join Nick at Nite's already popular lineup, which propelled the net to the top spot across basic cable with W18-49 for 1Q14 (Source: NMR 1Q14, 12/30/13-3/30/14, C3 Data). Additionally, Nick at Nite has significant co-viewing increases, up +20% (Adults 18-49 watching with Kids 2-11) in 1Q14 from the previous year.
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies, including the Emmy Award-winning series "Friends," as well as "Full House," "George Lopez," "Yes, Dear," "New Adventures of Old Christine" and hit originals like "See Dad Run," starring Scott Baio and "Instant Mom," starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
"How I Met Your Mother," which recently wrapped its nine-season run with over 13 million total viewers tuning in to the finale is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all started when Ted's best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), dropped the bombshell that he was going to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realized that he had better get a move on if he, too, hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is his friend Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a confirmed bachelor with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for Suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he's sure it's love at first sight, but destiny has something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future. Carter Bays, Craig Thomas,
Pamela Fryman, Stephen Lloyd, Chris Harris, Chuck Tatham, Jamie Rhonheimer and Kourtney Kang are executive producers for the Twentieth Century FOX Television produced series, which was created by Bays and Thomas.
The winner of 15 Emmy® Awards, "Everybody Loves Raymond" ran in Primetime on the CBS network for nine seasons, consistently ranking among the top 10 programs on television beginning with the 2000-2001 season. A huge hit in primetime, the show has also been a ratings winner in syndication, consistently ranking in the top five of all Syndicated programming. Based on Ray Romano's own life experiences, "Everybody Loves Raymond" follows the relationships between three close-knit generations of the Barone family that happen to live too close for comfort. The main character is sportswriter Ray Barone (Ray Romano), who lives in Long Island, NY, with his wife, Debra (Patricia Heaton), and their three children. Living just across the street are Ray's meddling parents, Marie (Doris Roberts) and Frank (Peter Boyle). And, constantly moving in and out of his parents' house is Ray's older brother, Robert (Brad Garrett).
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," which will be making a return to the Nick at Nite lineup, features movie star, rap star, and all-around superstar Will Smith (playing a character named...Will Smith), who is sent to live with his aunt's family in Bel-Air to escape the dangers of inner-city Philadelphia. Of course, Bel-Air has dangers of a different type...notably Will's uncle Philip (James Avery), who has quite a different outlook on life. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air introduces rap music and the hoity-toity Bel-Air lifestyle to television in one swoop. The series was produced by NBC Productions, Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment and The Stuffed Dog Company. The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is distributed domestically in syndication by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
A leader in the U.S. program production and distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth Television include "Modern Family," "Family Guy," "Glee," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "COPS Reloaded," "Raising Hope," "Bones," "How I Met Your Mother," "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show," and "The Simpsons"; First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the entertainment magazine program, "Dish Nation."