'The Thundermans' Renewed for Second Season by Nickelodeon

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December 20th, 2013

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NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF

SUPERHERO COMEDY SERIES THE THUNDERMANS

 

Network Orders 20 Episodes of Newest Live-Action Series

 

 

Santa Monica, Calif. – December 20, 2013 – Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of superhero comedy The Thundermans, it was announced today by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. Created and executive produced by three-time Emmy Award-winner Jed Spingarn (Big Time RushJimmy Neutron) and executive produced by Dave Hoge and Dan Cross (Just JordanPair of Kings), the scripted half-hour series has been picked up for an additional 20 episodes and follows a pair of superhero twins, Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) and Max Thunderman (Jack Griffo). With opposite personalities, they must navigate their way through school, friends and a family of extraordinary superheroes, all while keeping their true identities a secret. The Thundermans airs regularly Saturdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

 

“Kids have taken to Kira and Jack’s hilarious sibling rivalry since the show’s premiere last month,” said Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “We look forward to another comedic superpowered season only the Thundermans family can deliver -- complete with freezing antics, super speed flying and staying out of telekinesis trouble!"

 

Season to date the series is averaging 2.1 million total viewers and is posting double-digit gains with K2-11 (3.7/1.2M, +14%) and K6-11 (4.7/928K, +19%). The Thundermans will begin airing on Nickelodeon's international channels in the winter of 2014.

 

Phoebe and Max Thunderman are 14-year-old fraternal twins turbocharged by freeze breath and the power to move objects via telekinesis. Brother Billy (Diego Velazquez) moves at super speed, while younger sister Nora (Addison Riecke) cuts solid objects with her laser beam eyes. Rounding out the family are parents Hank (Chris Tallman), who possesses extraordinary strength and the ability to fly, and Barb (Rosa Blasi), who can generate lightning from her hands.

 

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

 

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  • jamie

    Yep, Sickelodeon has gotten desperate.

  • Mathew k

    Only shows on nick I watch are Sam and cat, the legend of korra and awesomenesstv

  • ToXiX

    After years of canceling almost every new live action series they’ve had after one season its nice Nick is finally giving new shows a chance to grow. Sam & Cat and Haunted Hathaways are better than The Thundermans though IMO.

  • Brandy

    YAY, I’m so happy. I love this show and Haunted Hathaways.

  • anonymous

    This show, Haunted Hathaways and Sam & Cat are all doing poorly in the ratings. How Nick is renewing these shows, I’ll never know.

  • Brett Heitkam

    Sam and Cat looks like the best show since Seinfeld and Friends compared to the Thundermans. The super hero family comedy had SO MUCH POTENTIAL to be good, but it is so sloppily written and unfunny, it’s literally painful to watch. If they were going to renew this, I’m surprised they cancelled Marvin Marvin.

  • TerryD

    I LOVE this show. It’s hilarious! So glad there’s going to be a season 2!

  • NickelodeonL

    Yeah! iLove Thundermans!

  • Willow

    Awesome, I love this show.

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