Nickelodeon Renews ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Reboot for Season 2

Network also picks up new adventure series “The Astronauts” and greenlights live-action “Loud House” holiday movie

Nickelodeon has renewed its “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” reboot for a second season, the network announced Tuesday, despite the show’s miniseries label.

The news came as part of Nickelodeon’s 2020 programming slate announcement, which also included the new action-adventure series “The Astronauts,” a new “Henry Danger” spinoff and a live-action “Loud House” holiday movie set to air in December.

Among the other shows renewed for the 2020-21 season are “All That” (additional 10-episode order for Season 1), the “Loud House” spinoff “The Casagrandes,” “Blue’s Clues & You,” “PAW Patrol,” “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” “Bubble Guppies” and the holiday competition series “Top Elf.”

The new projects join previously announced series “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” and the “SpongeBob SquarePants” prequel “Kamp Koral.”

See the full slate and descriptions of each project below.

The Astronauts (working title; 10 episodes) – Marking Nickelodeon’s first co-production with Imagine Kids+Family, this single-camera action-adventure series follows a group of kids who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are mistakenly launched into space. The Astronauts is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber and Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist), who also serves as writer and showrunner. The series is slated to premiere this summer.

The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas! (working title) – The popular animated characters from Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning “The Loud House” will literally come to life in an original live-action, feature-length TV movie. Casting is currently underway for the holiday movie, which will begin production this summer and premiere in the fourth quarter of this year.

Big Nate (26 episodes) – The misadventures of Big Nate will go from page to screen in an all-new animated series based on HarperCollins’ best-selling children’s book title, penned by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce.

Danger Force (13 episodes) – The brand-new spinoff of the number-one kids’ series Henry Danger stars two of its most beloved characters, “Ray/Captain Man” (Cooper Barnes) and “Schwoz” (Michael D. Cohen), and introduces four new superheroes-in-training as they team up to fight crime in their town of Swellview. “Danger Force” premieres Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years (13 episodes) – The original “SpongeBob SquarePants” voice cast has been tapped to reprise their roles in this brand-new CG-animated prequel of the beloved hit series. Premiering July, “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years” follows a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer at sleepaway camp.

Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan (14 episodes) – Executive produced, directed and written by Perry, the live-action series follows a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer), an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced. The series is currently in production at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Ga., and will premiere Saturday, Feb. 29, at 8:30 (ET/PT).

All That (Season 1, additional 10-episode pickup) – With a first season totaling 36 episodes, the reboot of the iconic ’90s pop-culture sketch series showcases the comedic talents of eight kid comedians and features musical performances and guest appearances from today’s biggest stars.

The Casagrandes (Season 2, 20 episodes) – Ronnie Anne and her multi-generational Mexican American family are back for more love, laughter and adventures in the big city. Premiering this fall, the Casagrande family members will find themselves in a variety of situations, including becoming a viral sensation, searching for Pancho Villa’s lost gold, celebrating Las Posadas and more.

Blue’s Clues & You! (Season 3, 20 episodes) – Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) and Blue will meet new friends, including their new neighbor Periwinkle; spend time with Josh’s Lola — his grandmother (Carolyn Fe) — and cousins, Steve (Steve Burns) and Joe (Donovan Patton); and go on all-new fun-filled adventures to the present store, outer space and more.

PAW Patrol (Season 8, 26 episodes) – Produced by Spin Master Entertainment, the new season follows the paw-some pack of pups — Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Everest and Tracker — as they embark on all-new action-packed rescue missions and work together to help their community of Adventure Bay, proving “no job is too big, no pup is too small!”

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Season 6, 20 episodes) – Blaze and the Monster Machines speed into a new season with the most epic races and rescues yet, including next-level transformations into fire rescue vehicles, big rigs, construction trucks and even a fire-breathing dragon.

Bubble Guppies (Season 6, 20 episodes) – The guppies’ adventures will be bigger and bubblier than ever before with all-new songs, funny guest stars, fin-tastic lessons and lots of Bubble Puppy.

Top Elf (Season 2, 5 one-hour episodes) – Season two of this holiday-themed competition series will feature new talented kid “elf-testants” who will be paired with Santa’s elves in a series of physical challenges as they compete for the title of “Top Elf” and a wish list of prizes for their community. At the end of each episode, Contestants are judged by Santa and a celebrity guest to decide who is on the “nice” or “naughty” list and one step closer to being named ‘Top Elf.”

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