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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 1998.

Shows

Pilots

Series premieres

Original shows
Acquired shows (premieres)
Acquired shows (reruns)
  • The Brady Kids
  • January 23 - You're on Nickelodeon, Charlie Brown
  • February 2
    • The Arsenio Hall Show
    • Julia
    • Sanford and Son
  • June 22 - The Little Twins
  • July 6 - Laverne and Shirley
  • September 6 - Alice
  • October 12 - All in the Family (started airing regularly on January 3, 2000)
  • December 13 - Renford Rejects (a Nickelodeon UK original, though it aired for only one day)

Season premieres

Series finales

Network departures

  • February 2 - I Spy (last original airing was September 9, 1988)

Programming blocks

Movies

Comics

  • April 5 - The Rugrats from Nickelodeon comic strip debuts in around 70 papers nationwide.

Video games

Books

  • Bark, Spike, Bark!
  • Jungle Trek
  • The Rugrats and The Zombies
  • Space Invaders!
  • Tommy Catches a Cold
  • Where the Sharks Are
  • June 1 - Are We Having Fun Yet?: Activities Inspired by Nickelodeon Magazine
  • September 1 - The Turkey Who Came to Dinner
  • October 1
    • All That: Fresh out the Box
    • Good Burger 2 Go
    • Kenan and Kel: Aw, Here It Goes!
    • The Rugrats Movie: The Rugrats Versus the Monkeys
    • The Rugrats Movie: Tommy's New Playmate
    • The Ultimate Rugrats Fan Book
  • November 1 - Family and Food and Orange Soda

Albums

Live tours

VHS releases

  • January 13
    • Hey Arnold!: Love Stinks
    • Rocko's Modern Life: Modern Love
  • February 3
    • Rugrats: Diapered Duo
    • Rugrats: Dr. Tommy Pickles
  • February 24 - Good Burger
  • April 7
    • Gullah Gullah Island: Feelings
    • Allegra's Window: Sing Along With Allegra And Lindi
    • Little Bear: Parties And Picnics
    • Rugrats: Mommy Mania
  • June 30
    • Blue's Clues: Arts & Crafts
    • Blue's Clues: Story Time
  • July 7
    • Hey Arnold!: Partners
    • Rugrats: Angelica Knows Best
  • September 8
    • Gullah Gullah Island: Christmas
    • Little Bear: Good Night, Little Bear

Behind the scenes

Business

  • Nick Latino goes online.
  • March - Nicktoon Studios opens in Burbank, California.
  • June 1 - Citing competition and advertising problems, Nick shuts down its German service. (Rugrats would later resurface on Pro Sieben (and SAT1 in January 2000), while most other Nicktoons find a home on RTL in Germany, and SF2 in Switzerland.
  • June 6 - The cable industry holds its second annual Tune In The Kids And Family week; on June 8th, 29 channels (including Nick), presents a multi-channel simulcast of Take a Moment, a variety special hosted by Melissa Joan Hart that stresses the reasons for the family to watch TV together.
  • Summer - (Colossal) Pictures introduces a new theme of bumpers for Nickelodeon. Some include yarn-animated identification bumpers.
  • August 10 - Nickelodeon becomes officially available in Brazil, though a Portuguese soundtrack was included on the Latin American version since it was launched in 1996.
  • Fall - The Aquarius Theater in Hollywood (CA), is remodelled and renamed as "Nickelodeon on Sunset". This venue is the home of live-action Nick series taped in Hollywood, such as All That, The Amanda Show and Taina, as well as some concert specials produced for Nick.
  • November 5 - Nickelodeon goes on the air in the Philippines.
  • November 15 - Nickelodeon goes on the air in Japan, Malta, Russia (including the former Soviet republics) and Gabor Csupo's homeland, Hungary.

People

Births

Deaths

Nickelodeon character debuts

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