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Nickelodeon celebrates its 20th anniversary.

SpongeBob SquarePants

Little Bill

Rocket Power

Nickelodeon GaS, Nickelodeon's first spin-off channel, launches.

The Amanda Show

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd

"Runaway Reptar", the first hour-length Nicktoon special, premieres.

The Henry & June Show

Nick-O-Matic Design Factory

This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations and endings, and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1999.

Events

  • Noggin debuts as its own channel.
  • Nick GaS debuts as its own channel.
  • Henry & June's Nicktoons Summer Jam replaces Nick in the Afternoon as the annual summer weekday afternoon block.

Shows

Pilots

Series premieres

Acquired shows (premieres)
  • January 11: Franklin
  • January 16: The Brothers Flub, an animated series by SunBrow Animation, starts its run on Sunday mornings.
  • February 8: Kipper premieres on Nick Jr., before it was moved to Noggin in 2001.
Acquired shows (reruns)
  • January 25: The Jeffersons
  • January 30: The Sports Illustrated for Kids Show
  • June 6: The Phred On Your Head Show (starts airing regularly on March 27, 2000)
  • June 7: Leave It to Beaver
  • July 5: WKRP in Cincinnati
  • September 6: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Season 3 would premiere on Nick on October 29)
  • October 18: Maude

Network departures

Season premieres

Series finales

Specials

Programming blocks

  • February 20: Nick GaS ends its run, in preparation for its channel's launch.
  • March 27: Nicktoons TV airs its final broadcast; it would become its own channel in 2002.
  • June: Henry & June's Nicktoons Summer Jam debuts, and would continue for the rest of the summer.
  • July 7: Nick Flicks movie block begins.
  • September: 101% Whizbang! With Henry and June debuts on weekday afternoons.
  • November 5: U-Pick Friday debuts.

Video games

Albums

Books

  • March 1: Aliens
  • May 1: Summer Vacation
  • June 1
    • Oh, Brother!
    • The Perfect Formula
  • Tommy's Last Stand
  • July 1: Cat's Big Night / Dog Behind Bars
  • August: CatDog's Big Idea
  • September 1
    • FranKELstein
    • Star-Spangled Babies
    • Tricked For Treats!: A Rugrats Halloween
  • October 1
    • Bonjour, Babies
  • November 1
    • Chuckie's Big Wish
    • Way Off Broadway
    • Westward, Whoa!

Home video releases

  • January 12
    • Blue's Clues: Rhythm and Blue
    • Blue's Clues: ABC's and 123's
    • Blue's Clues: Back to Basics
    • Little Bear: Friends
  • March 30
  • June 8
    • Little Bear: Summertime Tales
    • Little Bear: Favorite Tales, Volume 2
  • June 22
    • Blue's Clues: Blue's Big Treasure Hunt
    • Blue's Clues: Big, Blue and Just for You!, Volume 2
  • August 3: Rugrats: Runaway Reptar
  • August 24: Little Bear: Little Goblin Bear
  • September 21: Blue's Clues: Blue's Discoveries
  • October 5
    • Rugrats: Make Room for Dil
    • Rugrats: Volume 5 (Blockbuster exclusive)
  • October 12
    • Blue's Clues: Blue's Blue's Big Pajama Party
    • Blue's Clues: Big, Blue and Just for You! Volume 3

Events

Nickelodeon character debuts

Business

People

Births

Deaths

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