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Old 11-17-2005, 12:20 AM   #82
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IT'S NO JOKE!

NICK AT NITE GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF HI-JINKS

Coming Off Debut Season's Stellar Ratings, Series Gets Nod for 13 New Episodes

Santa Monica, CA, November 16, 2005 - Nick at Nite has greenlit a second season of the hit hidden-camera series, Hi-Jinks, it was announced today by Sal Maniaci, Senior Vice President, Development and Original Production, TV Land and Nick at Nite. The next thirteen episodes of the series - in which parents play good-natured pranks on kids - will continue to be hosted by Leila Sbitani and will go into production immediately to air in 2006. The second season of Hi-Jinks will be produced by Stone & Company Entertainment.

"We are thrilled that Hi-Jinks was such a huge hit with our audience," states Maniaci. "We knew that both parents and kids would really connect with the show and the ratings prove it."

Hi-Jinks scored impressive ratings in its debut season. In its first six weeks, it averaged a 0.5 among Nick at Nite's target audience of Adults 18-49, up +25% from last year. The series delivered 532,000 A18-49 viewers, lifting +36% over last year, and it averaged over 2.2 million total viewers, up +36% versus year ago. The series has been watched by over 37 million people, including premiere and repeat telecasts.

Each 30-minute episode features several pranks taking place everywhere from homes, malls and even schools across the country. Each week also includes a celebrity prank segment in which famous faces use their talents to play tricks on unsuspecting kids. Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, NBA All-Star Chris Webber, actress/model Vivica Fox and The View's Meredith Vieira were among the celebrities who conspired with parents to prank kids.
The new episodes of Hi-Jinks will be executive produced by Scott A. Stone (The Mole, Oblivious, The Joe Schmo Show, The Man Show, Fame) and Brad Kuhlman (Master Blasters, One Bad Trip, FM Nation). The series was created by Nick at Nite's Joe Boyd. Kim Rosenblum, Senior Vice President, TV Land and Nick at Nite, and Joe Boyd also executive produce. Ralph Sanchez will be the Executive In Charge for the network.
Nick at Nite Originals was created in 2003 to develop original programming that meets what the network refers to as the "Four F's" criteria: programming that is Family-Friendly, Funny and Familiar. Nick at Nite Originals produced Fatherhood (June 2004), a show based on Bill Cosby's best-selling book of the same name, which has been one of the highest rated shows on the network. The series is currently in its second season. In May 2005, the network aired Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America with a second season to return in Spring 2006.
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