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This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations, endings and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1996.

Shows

Series premieres

Original shows
Acquired shows (premieres)
Acquired shows (reruns)
  • February 14
    • Here's Lucy
    • Life with Lucy
  • March 26 - The Phil Silvers Show
  • April 29
    • Love, American Style
    • The Addams Family
    • That Girl
    • Hogan's Heroes
    • The Ed Sullivan Show
    • The Sonny and Cher Show
    • Hill Street Blues
    • Time Elephant (aka Desilu Playhouse)
    • St. Elsewhere
    • My Mother the Car
    • Petticoat Junction
    • Gunsmoke
    • Mannix
    • Honey West
  • May 10 - Rhoda
  • May 12
    • The Betty White Show
    • Phyllis
  • June 3 - The Odd Couple
  • June 8 - Cannon
  • September 9 - Happy Days
  • November 2 - Ship to Shore

Season premieres

Series finales

Movies

Comics

  • The Ren & Stimpy Show comic book is cancelled.

Albums

VHS releases

  • January 30 - The Secret World of Alex Mack: In the Nick of Time
  • October 1
    • Allegra's Window: Allegra's Christmas
    • Rugrats: A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Angelica the Divine (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Chuckie the Brave (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Tommy Troubles
    • Rugrats: Phil and Lil Double Trouble
    • Rugrats: Tales from the Crib (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: The Santa Experience (Paramount reissue)
    • A Rugrats Passover (Paramount reissue)
  • October 15
    • Allegra's Window: Small Is Beautiful (Paramount reissue)
    • Allegra's Window: Waiting For Grandma (Paramount reissue)
    • Allegra's Window: Storytime Sing Along (Paramount reissue)

Business

Behind the scenes

  • After a two-year hiatus, Rugrats resumes production.

People

Nickelodeon character debuts

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