Game Shakers

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Game Shakers
Game Shakers.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by Dan Schneider
Starring
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Drop Dat What"
by Kel Mitchell
Composer(s)
  • Michael Corcoran
  • Zack Hexum
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dan Schneider
Producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release September 12, 2015 (2015-09-12) – present
External links
Website

Game Shakers is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider that premiered on Nickelodeon on September 12, 2015. The series stars Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores, Jr., Thomas Kuc, and Kel Mitchell.

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around two seventh graders, Babe and Kenzie, living in Brooklyn, New York, who create a video game app called "Sky Whale" for their school science project. When the game proves to be wildly successful, they form a gaming company called Game Shakers, and hire their friend, Hudson. They later partner with rapper Double G, who becomes their investor as part of a compromise for their illegal use of his song, "Drop Dat What", in their game. Double G's son, Triple G, then becomes a video game consultant for the company, making him the fourth Game Shaker.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
119September 12, 2015 (2015-09-12)May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)
224September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04)
318[1]February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)TBA

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Cree Cicchino as Babe Carano,[2] creator of Game Shakers at 12-years-old. She always does her own thing and doesn't mind stepping on someone's toes to do so. She is confident, quick-witted, and fearless when it comes to making tough decisions.
  • Madisyn Shipman as Kenzie Bell,[3] creator of Game Shakers at 12-years-old. She lacks a social filter and tends to be extremely blunt, but makes up for her lackluster social skills with incredible tech knowledge.
  • Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores, Jr. as Triple G, the son of Double G who had a lavish childhood, but all that he really wants is to be with children his own age. He's eventually hired by Babe and Kenzie as the video game consultant. In "Shark Explosion", it is revealed that his real name is Grover.
  • Thomas Kuc as Hudson, a friend of Babe and Kenzie as well as a member of Game Shakers. Despite knowing that Hudson isn't necessarily intelligent, Babe states in "Sky Whale" that he's cute and will do whatever she and Kenzie say.
  • Kel Mitchell as Double G, a successful rapper and billionaire whose real name is Gale J. Griffin. He is impulsive, unpredictable, and determined to have as much fun and money as possible. With the help of Babe and Kenzie, he rediscovers his love for gaming, and becomes the main investor of Game Shakers. In "Revenge at Tech Fest", Double G gets a temporary trionic right arm after his right arm is badly broken following a slingslot incident caused by MeGo.

Recurring[edit]

  • Shel Bailey as Ruthless, Double G's tall assistant who speaks extremely loudly.
  • Bubba Ganter as Bunny, Double G's childish assistant.
  • Regi Davis as Mr. Sammich, Babe, Kenzie, and Hudson's science teacher at Sugar Hill Junior High School. While he is often annoyed when Double G crashes his classes to scold Babe and Kenzie on something they did wrong, Mr. Sammich tends to cower when Ruthless and Bunny are with him.
  • Tanner Buchanan as Mason Kendall, an older boy whom Babe has a crush on. In "The Mason Experience", Mason moves away to Florida.
  • Todd Bosley as Teague, a waiter at Fooders.

Production[edit]

When ordered to series in early 2015, it was planned that the first season would consist of 26 episodes.[4] The cast of the series was announced on July 7, 2015.[5][6] On July 25, 2015, the network announced some special guest stars, including Matt Bennett, Yvette Nicole Brown, GloZell, Jared "ProJared" Knabenbauer, and Smosh Games host David "Lasercorn" Moss.[7] On March 2, 2016, Nickelodeon announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[8] The second season premiered on Nickelodeon on September 17, 2016. Nickelodeon renewed Game Shakers for a third season on November 16, 2016.[9] The third season premiered on Nickelodeon on February 10, 2018. On March 26, 2018, Nickelodeon announced that Game Shakers had been canceled and will end after its third season.[10]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on YTV in Canada on October 6, 2015,[11] and debuted on Nickelodeon channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland on November 2, 2015,[12] and in Australia and New Zealand on February 8, 2016.

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 19 September 12, 2015 (2015-09-12) 1.98[13] May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21) 1.73[14] 1.64
2 24 September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17) 1.56[15] November 4, 2017 (2017-11-04) 1.38[16] 1.43
3 7 February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10) 1.47[17] TBA TBD 0.86

Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite International Program Nominated
2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show – Kids' Show Nominated [18]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite International Program Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite International Program Nominated

Video games[edit]

Over the course of the series, a number of games designed by the characters have been shown on Game Shakers. These games have been released online and through the Nick app. Several of the games share titles with episodes of the series (e.g. "Sky Whale", "Dirty Blob", "Tiny Pickles", "Nasty Goats", and "Llama Llama Spit Spit"). The following is the list of games that have been released:[19][20]

  • Sky Whale
  • Dirty Blob
  • Tiny Pickles
  • Punchy Face
  • Pop Star Surgeon
  • Scubaroo
  • Nasty Goats
  • Pick It, Scratch It, Pop It
  • Octopie
  • Psycho Beach Mummies
  • Ballarina
  • Llama Llama Spit Spit
  • Crime Warp (with Henry Danger)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Game Shakers". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 18, 2018. Current Season: 3 (18 episodes) 
  2. ^ Dan Schneider. "Babe Carano". DanWarp. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ Dan Schneider. "Kenzie Bell". DanWarp. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon Showcases Power of Its Ecosystem and Highlights New Content Slate and Upcoming Initiatives for 2015–2016 Season at Annual Upfront Presentation" (Press release). Nickelodeon. February 25, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2017 – via Business Wire. 
  5. ^ Dan Snierson (July 7, 2015). "Kel Mitchell Returns to Nickelodeon to Star in Game Shakers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  6. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (July 7, 2015). "Kenan & Kel Alum Kel Mitchell to Return to Nickelodeon with New Sitcom Game Shakers". Variety. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ "10 Things You Need to Know". Nickelodeon. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  8. ^ Brian Steinberg (March 2, 2016). "Nickelodeon Unveils Four Live-Action Series, Animated Movie at Upfront". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ Denise Petski (November 16, 2016). "Henry Danger & Game Shakers Renewed by Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  10. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 26, 2018). "Nickelodeon Parts Ways with TV Series Producer Dan Schneider". Deadline. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  11. ^ "YTV's New Fall Schedule Is Full of Funny!". Corus Entertainment (Press release). September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Tween Girls Play Their Way to the Top of the Gaming World in Nickelodeon's Game Shakers". Viacom International Media Networks (Press release). October 6, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 15, 2015). "Top 100 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Update: 9.12.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (May 24, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.21.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 20, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.17.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  16. ^ Mitch Metcalf (November 7, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.4.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 7, 2017. 
  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 13, 2018). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.10.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Nickelodeon Announces 2017 Kids' Choice Awards Nominations". Nickelodeon Press. February 2, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Game Shakers – All Games". Viacom International Inc. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Game Shakers – Games". Nickelodeon. Retrieved April 12, 2018. 

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