Nickelodeon officially changes its logo.

SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates its 10th anniversary.


Wubb Idol

The Troop

Fanboy & Chum Chum

Big Time Rush

This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations and endings and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 2009.


Series premieres

Original shows
Acquired shows (premieres)
Acquired shows (reruns)

Season premieres

Season finales

Series finales


International series

Programming blocks

  • February 2: The TEENick block ends on Nickelodeon in preparation for the "TeenNick" channel launch in September. The Nick Jr. block continued to air every weekday morning as "Nickelodeons Play Date", although it would not regularly use the "Nick Jr." name again until 2014.


Theatrical movies


Home video releases

Retail releases

  • January 20: Back at the Barnyard: Cow-Man, The Uddered Avenger
  • January 27: SpongeBob SquarePants: Spongicus
  • February 2: The Penguins of Madagascar
  • February 3: Gym Teacher: The Movie
  • February 24: The Mighty B!: We Got the Bee
  • March 3: SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob vs. The Big One
  • March 31: Spectacular
  • April 21: iCarly: Season 1, Volume 2
  • June 9: SpongeBob SquarePants: 10 Happiest Moments
  • July 21: SpongeBob SquarePants: To SquarePants or Not To SquarePants
  • August 18: iCarly: Season 2, Volume 1
  • October 6: Dora the Explorer: Dora's Christmas
  • November 10: SpongeBob SquarePants: Truth or Square
  • December 8: SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 6, Volume 1

Manufacture-on-demand releases

iTunes releases


  • February 24: Nickelodeon announces that Noggin and The N will be replaced by channels based on Nickelodeon's long-running "Nick Jr." and "TEENick" blocks on September 28. It is also confirmed that Nicktoons Network will revert to its previous name, NickToons.
  • April 23: Dish Network removed Nick GaS from their lineup (at Channel 177) to make room for the west coast feed of Cartoon Network. This was a delayed reaction after having problems removing it since the channel's dissolution
  • September 28: Nickelodeon officially starts using its new logos, including one for Nick at Nite.
  • September 30: Nickelodeon closes down Japanese feed (until January 2018) due to financial issues.
  • October 21: Nickelodeon secures the rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise from Mirage Studios.[1]
  • December: Nickelodeon Magazine publishes its final issue (until July 2015) and is discontinued.

Nickelodeon character debuts





  1. Variety 21 October 2009: Ninja Turtles move to Nickelodeon]
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