Nickelodeon releases Thanksgiving shows schedule: What is airing for the kids and when?

Cousins for Life sees Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), and Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) live together. Pic credit: Nickelodeon
Cousins for Life sees Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), and Stuart (Dallas Dupree Young) live together. Pic credit: Nickelodeon

Thanksgiving is not until November 22 — but programming to celebrate starts early on kid networks Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

Both networks released their schedule of programming today for parents to bookmark and make sure they do not miss out on the fun events and specials, either for recording or for their children to watch in real time.

Starting November 5, 2018 at 3pm, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr  — as well as NickTeen, Nick at Night and Nicktoons — will be serving up a piled-high plate of holiday programming with all the trimmings.

The network rolls out two brand-new animated preschool shows Rainbow Rangers and Butterbean’s Café, along with all-new episodes of hits Double Dare, Henry Danger, Knight Squad, PAW Patrol, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, and more.

Also, they will air a sneak peek of the new live-action comedy series Cousins for Life on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Nickelodeon shows schedule

 (All times are ET/PT)

November 9 (Friday)

7:00 p.m. – Lip Sync Battle Shorties airs Candy Store, Colorful Arcade, 4th of July Party!

Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa host with an appearance by BowBow. Then three JoJo Siwa super fans sync to some of her biggest hits.

November 10 (Saturday)

8:30 p.m. – Knight Squad episode End of the Knight is a 60-min special.

Injured, Princess Eliza informs the kingdom that Ryker is close to the Armor of Astoria, Arc and Ciara head there but a “shocking betrayal” allows Ryker to take the Armor and reclaim Astoria’s throne. Sydney Park will guest star.

November 12 (Monday)

Don't doubt these mighty pups, they are on the job! Pic credit: Nickelodeon
Don’t doubt these mighty pups, they are on the job! Pic credit: Nickelodeon

12:00 p.m. – PAW Patrol “Mighty Pups airs – it is a 60-minute movie.

Mayor Humdinger and his nephew Harold are at it again, and accidentally divert a meteor towards Adventure Bay. This will cover the pups, Lookout Tower, and Harold with superpower giving golden energy. Harold will try to use his new powers to become the sole ruler of Adventure Bay but the heroic Mighty Pups will alter his course of destiny.

1:00 p.m. – The premiere of Butterbean’s Café episode titled The Grand Opening!

Butterbean works hard with friends to make their café a success while competing café owner Ms. Marmalady tries to thwart their opening.

7:00 p.m. – The Loud House episode titled The Loudest Thanksgiving, a 30-min special.

Thanksgiving drama as Lori and Bobby work to get their boisterous families together for the first time.

November 17 (Saturday)

9:30 a.m. sees the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Bug Busters, a 30-minute special.

Oozesquitoes? The Turtles work to save the Big Apple from these pests. Game of Thrones star Lena Headey stars too!

Henry Danger The Thumb Buddies sees Ray (Cooper Barnes), Henry (Jace Norman) Pic credit: Nickelodeon
Henry Danger The Thumb Buddies sees Ray (Cooper Barnes), Henry (Jace Norman) Pic credit: Nickelodeon

8:00 p.m. – Henry Danger in Thumb War, a 60-minute special.

Captain Man and Kid Danger face a new crime-fighting team who turn out to be their biggest fans. After an “unfortunate incident,” the Thumb Buddies look for revenge against our heroes. The guest star is Jerry Trainor.

November 21 (Wednesday)

12:00 p.m. sees PAW Patrol in two episodes

First is Pups Rescue Thanksgiving, as a bouncy turkey from the Thanksgiving feast at City Hall flies away with Mayor Humdinger and his kittens, the pups must retrieve the bird.  The second is Pups Save a Windy Bay, where wind takes the surfers on a wild ride in the Adventure Bay Windsurfing Race.

12:30 p.m. is a Butterbean’s Café two-fer episode Fairy Happy Thanksgiving!/Cricket’s the Boss!

On Fairy Happy Thanksgiving!  Ms. Marmalady is a sad sack until Butterbean and her friends show her what Thanksgiving really means. On Cricket’s the Boss! Cricket opens a lemonade stand with her friends and finds out it is hard to be boss.

8:00 p.m. sees Double Dare Team Kel vs. Team Kenan, a 60-minute special.

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson are back and join their super fans for a competitive event. Physical challenges and an obstacle course are featured.

November 23 (Friday) 

7:00 p.m. sees The Loud House in Really Loud Music, a 30-minute music-themed special.

The Loud House is truly noisy! Pic credit: Nickelodeon
The Loud House is truly noisy! Pic credit: Nickelodeon

Luna wants to win a contest, and she contemplates whether she should stick to her artistic vision or try to make something that the whole world will love.

November 24 (Saturday)

8:00 p.m. sees Henry Danger in The Great Cactus Con.

Jasper heads to Cactus Con, but when a “mysterious villain” also heads to the convention, the gang must act..

8:30 p.m. sees Cousins for Life in Movin’ In, a series sneak peek!

Ivy and Stuart are cousins who find themselves living under the same roof. They learn how to work and play together.

November 30 (Friday) 

12:00 p.m. sees PAW Patrol in the two-fer: Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Swamp Creature/Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Hidden Golden Bones”

On Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save a Swamp Creature, Zuma and his “Ultimate Swamp Vehicle” come to the rescue in a swampy drama. On Ultimate Rescue: Pups and the Hidden Golden Bones, Adventure Bay is having some issues as Ryder needs Rocky to lead the pups on an “Ultimate Fix-it Rescue.”


November 5 (Monday)

3:00 p.m. sees Rainbow Rangers episode Go with the Rainbow Floe/Northern Lights – this is the series premiere.

Go with the Rainbow Floe sees The Rangers save a baby polar bear stranded on an ice floe. And in Northern Lights, The Rangers lose their Spectra Scooters while helping a seal family but they find the elusive Northern Lights.

November 21 (Wednesday)

7:00 p.m. sees Nella the Princess Knight in The Unicorn Rescue, a 30-minute special.

The Unicorn Rescue is about young Princess Nella who meets a lost unicorn, she finds courage to make her dreams come true and by doing so she becomes a Princess Knight.


November 22-25 (Thursday through Sunday)

TeenNick has Watch-a-thons all weekend long.

Nick’s hit series Game Shakers airs November 22.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn airs November 23.

The Thundermans airs November 24, from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Victorious airs November 25, from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


November 22-25 (Thursday through Sunday)

The Fairly OddParents airs November 22 onward from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


November 21 (Wednesday)

Classic sitcom Friends airs from 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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