via press release:

Nickelodeon celebrates Columbus Day with “Nick’s Best Day Off Ever” as the network presents new animated and live-action premieres on Monday, Oct. 10.   Kids can enjoy the holiday, and a day off from school, along with their favorite Nickelodeon stars and new episodes of their favorite Nick shows all day long.

Kicking off at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT, are back-to-back brand-new episodes of two hit animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy and The Penguins of Madagascar.  Don’t miss the craziness that America’s favorite pup and penguins get themselves into!

Then it’s a battle of the brains with  new episodes of Family BrainSurge hosted by Jeff Sutphen kicking off Monday at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT with cast members of Nickelodeon’s Victorious, iCarly, Supah Ninjas, Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures and House of Anubis.    Family BrainSurge premieres will continue to roll out Tuesday – Thursday at 6 p.m.   On Tuesday, Oct. 11, celebrities play with their families including Larry King, Vanessa Williams, Joey Fatone, Candace Cameron Bure and Anthony Anderson.  Celebrity family fun continues on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with Jennie Garth, Nolan Gould, Terry Crews, Nicole Eggert and Charles Shaughnessy.   And, the WWE brings the competition to a new level on Thursday, Oct. 13, when The Miz, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, Eve and Gail King partner with kids from the audience to play.

The boys of Big Time Rush are on “Big Time Strike” after Gustavo uses zapping techniques as a way to get them to work harder.  All they want is for the tasing to stop, but Kendall’s sister, Katie, makes the band compile a list of outrageous demands.  Will the guys call it quits before their new album hits or will they put down the picket signs and pick up their mics?  Big Time Rush refuses to rock at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.  This episode features a musical performance of the group’s brand-new song “Superstar.”

The day of programming culminates with a brand-new episode of Supah Ninjas titled “Snakeskin” at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.  Since dedicating all her free time to crime fighting, Amanda has begun to lose her status among the popular kids in school and, to everyone’s surprise, is not invited to the biggest party of the year.  Not to be outdone, Owen decides to throw his own party at Mike’s house for all the kids who were excluded.  Meanwhile, the Supah Ninjas must stop the toxic villainess, Snakeskin, when she targets the popular kids as retribution for her own miserable high school experience.

Below please find episode descriptions for T.U.F.F Puppy and The Penguins of Madagascar.


T.U.F.F. Puppy: Curse of King Mutt/Bored of Education


Curse of King Mutt: Protecting the King Mutt exhibit at the Natural History Museum from all the fiends who want to steal King Mutt’s jewel encrusted bone scepter proves to be a lot more challenging than Dudley and Kitty expected.

Bored of Education: Playing it safe at Career Day turns out to be the most dangerous thing Kitty and Dudley ever do! When the Chameleon entices an entire class of first graders into a life of crime, Dudley and Kitty must convince them that it’s bad.


T.U.F.F. Puppy: Guard Dog/Dog Save the Queen

PREMIERE: 10:30am

Guard Dog: When the Chameleon witnesses Snaptrap committing a crime in a neighboring town, he agrees to testify against him. It’s up to Dudley to keep the Chameleon safe from Snaptrap on the long train ride to Petsburgh.

Dog Save the Queen: When the Chameleon threatens to relieve the Queen of England of her Crown Jewels, Dudley and Kitty are called in to assist B.U.F.F.-the British Undercover Fighting Force.


The Penguins of Madagascar: Time Out/Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan


Time Out: Kowalski’s invention that stops time falls into the worst hands possible, King Julien’s.

Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan: While hunting the Red Squirrel across the globe, Special Agent Buck Rockgut contacts the penguins with a warning that the diabolical squirrel has a brainwashed sleeper agent among them.


The Penguins of Madagascar: Gut Instinct/I Know Why the Caged Bird Goes Insane

PREMIERE: 11:30am

Gut Instinct: The zoosters think King Julien has caused sweet old lady Gladys to slip and hurt herself, thus cutting off the special treats she brings for them.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Goes Insane: Kowalski’s dream of attending the giant invention expo INVEXPO have to be put on hold when he’s laid up with broken legs.


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