Melissa Rauch of hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory is catching a lift with Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Blaze and the Monster Machines — the No. 1 preschool show on all TV in 2016, now in its third season. Rauch will lend her comedic voice talents to Light Thief, a kooky kangaroo bandit, in the all-new episode “Light Riders” premiering Friday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.
In “Light Riders,” Rauch’s character Light Thief steals all the lights and leaves the entire town of Axel City in the dark. Outfitted with super bright speed lights, monster truck Blaze follows the mischievous marsupial on a wild chase down dark city streets to restore light to the city.
Nick’s 2016 overall top-ranked preschool app for Blaze and the Monster Machines will add a new Light Riders location, available via in-app purchase in early February, which will let users join Blaze, Crusher and Pickle as they race through the night on 15 new obstacle-laden tracks. The location introduces the new STEM concept of reflection by using glowing tracks and racer headlights that illuminate elements in the dark.
Preschoolers can also bring their light-up adventures into the real world with the Blaze and the Monster Machines Light and Launch Hyper Loop Playset and the Light Riders diecast assortment from Fisher-Price, featuring translucent vehicles that light up when rolled (available now).