Nickelodeon chief hints at potential spinoff from hit preschool franchise – Deadline

Ryder and his Paw Patrol could be added to the search and rescue team.

Fresh out of his hit animated underwater series Sponge Bob SquarePantsNickelodeon boss Brian Robbins has hinted that the Canine Family may be next in line for expansion.

Robbins, who is president of ViacomCBS Kids & Family, told Deadline it was “possible” to expand the children’s franchise, in addition to the upcoming theatrical film. Paw Patrol: The Movie, which is slated to premiere in August.

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” he said. “Let’s see how this movie works.”

Some have wondered if there could be a feline spinoff or live hybrid version of the show, which last year was renewed for an eighth season.

The show, which focuses on Ryder, a boy who leads a team of search and rescue dogs as they work to protect the coastal community of Adventure Bay, premiered in 2013 and has run for over 170 episodes. .

Created by Bob the Builder creator Keith Chapman, it is produced by Spin Master Entertainment and animation company Guru Studio.

Paw Patrol is the biggest preschool show in the world, it definitely has legs, ”said Robbins. “There is no bigger preschool franchise from a TV ratings perspective, from a consumer product perspective and hopefully someday we’ll get back to normal from an entertainment perspective. direct. It is one of our most treasured possessions and we are excited about the theatrical feature film, we believe it will take the show to a new level. When we think of franchises, Paw Patrol is right up there with Spongebob for us.”

It comes after Robbins unveiled a new lineup of programming, including a new comedy series brought to you by a teenage hip hop star. Lay Lay and two new animated series.

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