Nickelodeon has ordered 20 new episodes of the 3D-animated series Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. Based on the beloved book series by David Kirk, the show is co-produced by Nelvana and Absolute Pictures, and airs weekdays at 10 a.m. on Nick Jr.
Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends follows the adventures of Bounce, Squirt and the rest of Miss Spider’s brood as they explore the marvelous, miniature wonderland of Sunny Patch. According to Nelvana parent company Corus Ent., the series ranked third among all new preschool series on commercial television during its first season. The show fell in line behind the No. 2 toon, The Backyardigans, another Nick Jr. series co-produced by Nelvana.
Other animated properties produced by Nelvana include Emmy Award-winning brands such as Rolie Polie Olie, Babar, Franklin and Beyblade. More information can be found at www.corusentertainment.com.
The Nick Jr. preschool programming block airs on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET/PT), and is carried weekends on CBS.