Nick Shuts Down for World Play Day

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Los Angeles -- Underlining its commitment to promoting more activity by children, Nickelodeon will close its signal from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 2 as part of a worldwide celebration of healthier lifestyles, called “Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play,” according to president Cyma Zarghami.

Elsewhere, the network will launch three new live-action series this fall as part of its afternoon and primetime Teen Nick block:

  • Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, which offers middle school tips
  • Unfabulous, about the daily changes in a young girl’s social life starring Julia Roberts’ niece, Emma Roberts; and
  • Zoey 101, starring Britney Spears’s sister Jamie Lynn as one of the first girls entering an all-boys boarding school.

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