Butterbean's Café is a 3D computer-animated television series created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, creators of Bubble Guppies, that was ordered by Nickelodeon. began airing on the channel in the US and Treehouse TV in Canada on November 12, 2018 as well as on global Nick Jr. channels from January 3, 2019, with 40 episodes scheduled for its first season.
On June 4, 2019, Nickelodeon through its parent company, ViacomCBS, announced its renewal for a second season - the same for like-minded Abby Hatcher, among other current preschool favorites PAW Patrol and Bubble Guppies.
Butterbean is a young fairy who with her friends head to Puddlebrook, a magical land filled with anthropomorphic chipmunks and rabbits to open up and run a café. Butterbean runs her very own café with her little sister, Cricket, and her friends; Poppy, Dazzle and Jasper.
But trying to put a stop to them is the fussy Ms. Marmalady, who will stop at nothing to put her out of business.
Each episode focuses on Butterbean and her friends as they work together to create fun new recipes while holding interview sessions with the viewers to discuss the current goings-on.
Note: The following cast is part of the whole cast available within a month of continuous pageviews:
- Margaret Ying Drake as Butterbean
- Gabriella Pizzolo as Cricket
- Olivia Grace Manning as Dazzle
- Kirrilee Berger as Poppy
- Koda Gursoy as Jasper
- Alysia Reiner as Ms. Marmalady
- Chris Phillips as Spork and Spatch
- Melissa Van Der Schyff as Miss Honeybook
- Aiden Reid Medina as Reuben
- Nancy Giles as Grandma Nana
- → Main article: Butterbean's Café episode list
- This was the first of four new series ordered by the network to speed up preschool programming on its its preschool sister channel.
- The series' debut on Nick Jr.
- Nickelodeon renewal of 4 Preschool Hits according to Animation Magazine
- Nickelodeon renewal of 4 Preschool Hits according to RenewCancelTV.com
- Nickelodeon doubling Preschool Programming for its sister Nick Jr. channel
- Ratings for this series'debut according to Variety
- Ratings for this series'debut
|Nick Jr. originals|
|1980s premieres||Pinwheel (reruns) • Eureeka's Castle|
|1990s premieres||Allegra's Window • Gullah Gullah Island • Blue's Clues • Binyah Binyah! • Little Bill|
|2000s premieres||Oobi (shorts) • Dora the Explorer • Oswald • Whoopi's Littleburg (specials) • Blue's Room • The Backyardigans • Go, Diego, Go! • Jack's Big Music Show • Wonder Pets! • The Upside Down Show • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan • The Fresh Beat Band|
|2010s premieres||Team Umizoomi • Bubble Guppies • Wallykazam! • Dora and Friends: Into the City! • Blaze and the Monster Machines • Fresh Beat Band of Spies • Shimmer and Shine • Nella the Princess Knight • Sunny Day • Zoofari • Butterbean's Café • Blue's Clues & You!|
|2020s premieres||Santiago of the Seas • Kinderwood • Baby Shark's Big Show! • Noggin Knows • The BeatBuds, Let's Jam! • Face's Music Party|
|Upcoming shows||The Tiny Chef Show|
|See also||List of Nick Jr. original programming|