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Nick on CBS (also known as Nick Jr. on CBS) was a Saturday morning children's programming block on CBS that began on September 16, 2000, replacing CBS Kidshow. This Saturday morning block presented programming from Nick Jr., which at the time shared common ownership with CBS under Viacom. When the block first properly aired, the "Face" character provided the continuity.

On September 14, 2002, the block was rebranded from Nick Jr. on CBS to simply Nick on CBS; at that time, its programming content expanded to animated Nickelodeon series aimed at children between 7 and 16 years of age, in addition to two Nick Jr. series.

As with the predecessor CBS Kidshow and Think CBS Kids blocks, all of the programs within the block complied with educational programming (E/I) requirements defined by the Children's Television Act, although the educational content in some of the programs was tenuous in nature. It was partly for this reason why some of Nickelodeon's most popular programs (most notably, SpongeBob SquarePants – at the time the cable channel's most popular series) were not included as part of the CBS block, even during the more open-formatted Nick on CBS era. However, some airings of SpongeBob SquarePantsThe Fairly OddParentsDougRocko's Modern LifeCatDogThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Rocket Power appeared during special holiday events on the block. Rugrats also aired briefly in 2003, when it was added as a regular series within the block. Somewhere in early 2004, the network had a relaunch, making additions like live-action shows, such as The Brothers García.

The older-skewing Nickelodeon series were removed from the block, and Nick on CBS was rebranded back to Nick Jr. on CBS in September 2004,[2] refocusing the block back exclusively toward preschooler-oriented series; the block also began incorporating interstitial hosted segments featuring Piper O'Possum. On December 31, 2005, Viacom formally split under the shared control of National Amusements (owned by Sumner Redstone), with CBS and all related broadcasting, television production and distribution properties as well as some non-production entities becoming part of the standalone company CBS Corporation, while Nickelodeon and its parent subsidiary MTV Networks became part of a new company under the Viacom name.

Less than a month later on January 19, 2006, CBS announced that it would enter into a three-year programming partnership with DIC Entertainment to produce a new children's program block for the three-hour Saturday morning time slot featuring new and recent series from its program library, to begin airing in Fall 2006.[3] On September 9, 2006, Nick Jr. on CBS ended its run, and was replaced with a new block the following weekend called KOL Secret Slumber Party.[4]

Following the announcement of the second merger between Viacom and CBS Corporation, CBS CEO Joe Ianniello stated on an interview about the possibility of bringing Nickelodeon kids' programming to CBS on weekends, revealing a potential revival of the block.

Nick Jr. on CBS (2000–02)

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Nick Jr on CBS (2001-2002)

September 16, 2000 – March 31, 2001

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Blue's Clues
7:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
8:00 a.m. Little Bear
8:30 a.m. Little Bill
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Franklin
11:30 a.m. Kipper

April 7, 2001 – September 15, 2001

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Little Bear
7:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
8:00 a.m. Blue's Clues
8:30 a.m. Little Bill
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Franklin
11:30 a.m. Kipper

September 22, 2001 – September 7, 2002

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Oswald
7:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
8:00 a.m. Blue's Clues
8:30 a.m. Little Bill
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Franklin
11:30 a.m. Bob the Builder

(Selected Stations Only) September 16, 2000 – September 15, 2001

Time slot Show
12:00 p.m. Maisy
12:30 p.m. Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

Nick on CBS (2002–04)

September 14, 2002 – November 23, 2002

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Intro used from 2002 to 2004.

Nick on CBS 2002-2003
Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Blue's Clues
7:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
8:00 a.m.Hey Arnold!
8:30 a.m. The Wild Thornberrys
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. As Told by Ginger
11:30 a.m. Pelswick

(Selected Stations Only) September 14, 2002 – November 23, 2002

Time slot Show
12:00 p.m. Franklin
12:30 p.m. Oswald

November 30, 2002 – January 25, 2003

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Blue's Clues
7:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
8:00 a.m.Hey Arnold!
8:30 a.m. The Wild Thornberrys
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m.–? p.m NFL on CBS

February 1, 2003 – July 26, 2003

Nick on CBS 2003-2004
Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Rugrats
7:30 a.m. The Wild Thornberrys
8:00 a.m. ChalkZone
8:30 a.m. Hey Arnold!
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Dora the Explorer
11:30 a.m. Blue's Clues

August 2, 2003 – March 6, 2004

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. The Wild Thornberrys
7:30 a.m. Hey Arnold!
8:00 a.m. ChalkZone
8:30 a.m. Little Bill
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Dora the Explorer
11:30 a.m. Blue's Clues

March 13, 2004 – September 11, 2004

Nick on CBS 2004-2005
Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. Hey Arnold!
7:30 a.m. ChalkZone
8:00 a.m. All Grown Up!
8:30 a.m. The Brothers Garcia
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Dora the Explorer
11:30 a.m. Blue's Clues

Nick Jr. on CBS (2004–06)

September 18, 2004 – September 10, 2005

Nick Jr. on CBS 2005-2006
Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. LazyTown
7:30 a.m. Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends
8:00 a.m. The Backyardigans
8:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Little Bill
11:30 a.m. Blue's Clues

September 17, 2005 – September 9, 2006

Time slot Show
7:00 a.m. LazyTown
7:30 a.m. Go, Diego, Go!
8:00 a.m. The Backyardigans
8:30 a.m. Dora the Explorer
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Early Show
11:00 a.m. Little Bill
11:30 a.m. Blue's Clues

Programming

Nick Jr.

Live-action/animated series

Program Premiere date Finale date
Blue's Clues September 16, 2000 September 9, 2006
LazyTown September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006

Animated series

Program Premiere date Finale date
The Backyardigans September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006
Bob the Builder September 22, 2001 September 7, 2002
Dora the Explorer September 16, 2000 September 9, 2006
Franklin September 16, 2000 November 23, 2002
Go, Diego, Go! September 17, 2005 September 9, 2006
Kipper September 16, 2000 September 15, 2001

(September 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the 9/11 attacks a week later)

Little Bear
Little Bill September 16, 2000 September 7, 2002
August 2, 2003 March 6, 2004
September 18, 2004 September 9, 2006
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast September 16, 2000 September 15, 2001

(September 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the 9/11 attacks a week later)

Maisy
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends September 18, 2004 September 10, 2005
Oswald September 22, 2001 November 23, 2002

Nickelodeon

Live-action series

Program Premiere date Finale date
The Brothers García March 13, 2004 September 11, 2004

Animated series

Program Premiere date Finale date
All Grown Up! March 13, 2004 September 11, 2004
As Told by Ginger September 14, 2002 November 23, 2002
ChalkZone February 1, 2003

(February 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on that same day)

September 11, 2004
Hey Arnold! September 14, 2002 September 11, 2004
Pelswick September 14, 2002 November 23, 2002
Rugrats February 1, 2003

(February 8 on most Stations due to Breaking news regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on that same day)

August 2, 2003
The Wild Thornberrys September 14, 2002 March 6, 2004
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