Nickelodeon is an American pay television network, launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City, it broadcasts from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17; the channel was first tested as Pinwheel on December 1, 1977. Pinwheel was at the time only available on QUBE, the first two-way major market interactive cable television system, owned by Warner Cable. Pinwheel relaunched as Nickelodeon on April 1, 1979, expanded to other cable providers nationwide, it was commercial-free and remained without advertising until 1984. Warner sold Nickelodeon, along with its sister networks MTV and VH1, to Viacom in 1986; as of January 2016, the channel is available to about 92.056 million households in the United States. The channel's name comes from the first five cent movie theaters called nickelodeons.
Its history dates back to December 1, 1977, when Warner Cable Communications launched the first two-way interactive cable system, QUBE, in Columbus, Ohio. Under the name Pinwheel Network, the C-3 cable channel carried Pinwheel daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Nickelodeon launched on April 1, 1979 distributed to Warner Cable systems via satellite on the RCA Satcom-1 transponder. Commercial-free, advertising was introduced in January 1984. Nickelodeon's schedule consists of original series aimed at children, pre-teens and young teenagers, including animated series, to live-action comedy and action series, as well as series aimed at preschoolers, it airs reruns of select original series that have ended their runs, as well as occasional original made-for-TV movies. It aired bi-monthly special editions of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, a newsmagazine series aimed at children that debuted in 1992 as a weekly series which ended in 2015. Nicktoons is the branding for Nickelodeon's original animated television series.
Until 1991, the animated series that aired on Nickelodeon were imported from foreign countries, some original animated specials were featured on the channel up to that point. Original animated series continue to make up a substantial portion of Nickelodeon's lineup, with 6 to 7 hours of these programs airing on the weekday schedule and around nine hours on weekends, including a five-hour weekend morning animation block. Since the late 2000s, after the channel struck a deal with DreamWorks Animation in 2006 to develop the studio's animated films into weekly series, the network has begun to incorporate Nicktoons that use three-dimensional computer animation in addition to those that are produced through traditional or digital ink and paint. Nickelodeon does not air direct-to-video movies on a regular basis; the channel airs feature films produced by the network's Nickelodeon Movies film production division. Although the film division bears the Nickelodeon brand name, the channel does not have access to most of the movies produced by its film unit.
Nickelodeon does have broadcast rights to most feature films based on or that served as the basis for original series produced by it. Nickelodeon advertises hour-long episodes of its original series as movies. Nickelodeon periodically acquires theatrically released feature films for broadcast on the channel including Universal's Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale, several Monster High films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever, with the Barbie and Monster High films aired under a brokered format in which Mattel purchases the time in order to promote the release of their films on DVD within a few days of the Nickelodeon premiere, an arrangement possible as Nickelodeon does not have to meet the Federal Communications Commission rules which disallow th
The Division is an American police procedural drama television series created by Deborah Joy LeVine starring Bonnie Bedelia. The series focuses on a team of women detectives and officers in the San Francisco Police Department; the series ended on June 28, 2004 after 88 episodes. The show focused on the lives of five policewomen in the felony division headed by Captain Kate McCafferty. Storylines revolved around the women's personal and professional lives, their attempts to balance both; the series tackled such topics as alcoholism, drug addiction and sexual abuse. The series premiered on January 7, 2001, earning a 3.1 rating and the "largest audience of any basic cable original series" that year. After four seasons, the show was canceled on June 28, 2004, it was the network's second "longest-running scripted series". After its cancellation, The Division was rebroadcast on the Lifetime network in various timeslots until 2007. In 2008, reruns aired on Lifetime Real Women. Starting in September 2018, the syndication became available on Start TV.
Jose Yenque as Gabriel'Gabe' Herrera Jacob Urrutia as Benjamin Ramirez Alex Rocco as John Exstead Sr. Allen Cutler as Casey Exstead Tanya Vidal as Lily Ramirez Jay Harrington as Theodore Blumenthal Michael MacRae as Steven D. B. Woodside as Daniel Reide Morgan Brayton as Amanda McCafferty James Avery as Charles Haysbert Troy Evans as Dusty Robin Thomas as Louis Perillo Lauren Tom as Nora Chen Dean Cain as Insp. Jack Ellis Linda Gehringer as Dolores David Sutcliffe as Dr. Michaelson/Jonah Jon Tenney as Hank Riley Peter Coyote as Ross Sara Rue as Amanda McCafferty Paige Hurd as Chloe Newland Daniel Morton as Detective Lawson Roma Downey as Reagan Gilancy Kim Fields as Principal Ogden Rebecca Gayheart as Suzanne Richland Nia Peeples as Sandra Prestiss Zachary Levi as Todd The DVD set containing all four seasons including the pilot was released by Visual Entertainment in Region 1 on March 19, 2018. Gracie Allen AwardsWon: Outstanding Entertainment Program Drama Imagen Foundation AwardsNominated: Best Actress in a Television Drama, Lisa Vidal ALMA AwardsNominated: Outstanding Actress in a Television Series, Lisa Vidal BMI Film & TV AwardsWon: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Won: BMI Cable Award, Jeff Eden Fair Won: BMI Cable Award, Starr Parodi Young Artist AwardsNominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress, Joy Lauren Nominated: Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actor, Shawn Pyfrom PRISM AwardsWon: TV Drama Series Episode Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Episode, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series, Nancy McKeon Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Multi Episode Storyline, Nancy McKeon List of police television dramas Official website The Division on IMDb The Division at TV.com The Division at epguides.com
NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, exploring the struggles of the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan. Each episode intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast; the show was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch, was inspired by Milch's relationship with Bill Clark, a former member of the New York City Police Department who became one of the show's producers. The series was broadcast on the ABC network, debuted on September 21, 1993‚ and aired its final episode on March 1, 2005, it was ABC's longest-running primetime one-hour drama series until Grey's Anatomy surpassed it in 2016. NYPD Blue was met with critical acclaim, praised for its grittiness and realistic portrayal of the cast's personal and professional lives, though the show garnered controversy for its depiction of nudity and alcoholism. In 1997, "True Confessions", written by Art Monterastelli and directed by Charles Haid, was ranked #36 on "TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time."
In 2009, "Hearts and Souls", Jimmy Smits' final episode as a main cast member, #30 on "TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time." Produced by 20th Century Fox and Steven Bochco Productions, film production took place in the greater Los Angeles area. The show did film in New York, but only for exterior shots. In the final season, the show was filmed only in Los Angeles to save money. Exterior shots of the 15th Precinct used the 9th Precinct building on East 5th Street in New York City used for Kojak; the show was a vehicle for David Caruso. John Kelly was the main character, the first season revolved around him and his professional and personal lives. Promotional shots for the show depicted Caruso in the foreground and other first-season characters set off behind him. Season two had the departure of John Kelly, the show was thereafter built around an ensemble cast. Dennis Franz, as Andy Sipowicz, a veteran New York City Police detective, evolved into the show's lead character, who assumed a mentorship role to other characters as the series progressed.
His co-stars included Jimmy Smits as Det. Bobby Simone, Rick Schroder as Det. Danny Sorenson, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Det. John Clark, Jr.. John Kelly and Andy Sipowicz are detectives in the 15th squad. Sipowicz is the elder partner, but is an alcoholic who drinks on the job, as well as off duty, his behavior causes doubt that the partnership will last much longer. Kelly has a genuine affection for his partner, but becomes exasperated by Sipowicz's behavior. In addition to his alcoholism, Sipowicz is a negative, homophobic bigot. In the pilot, Sipowicz is shot by a suspect he had humiliated earlier; this leads to his decision to save his job. While Sipowicz is recuperating, the squad's lieutenant, Arthur Fancy, teams Kelly with a young cop from Anticrime, James Martinez. Kelly's personal life is as frenetic as his professional life, he is reluctantly going through a divorce from his wife, is embarking on an affair with a uniformed cop, Janice Licalsi. To complicate matters further, Licalsi's police-officer father is on the payroll of mob boss Angelo Marino.
Licalsi, in an attempt to protect her father, has been ordered to do a "hit" on Kelly. Instead, Licalsi murders Marino, the repercussions come back to haunt both Kelly and her. Sipowicz, sobers up and begins a relationship with ADA Sylvia Costas; the other detective in the squad, Greg Medavoy, a married man, embarks on an affair with the squad's new administrative aide, Donna Abandando. Licalsi is found guilty of the manslaughter of Marino and his driver, is given a two-year sentence; because of Kelly's involvement with Licalsi, the held belief that he withheld evidence that could have given her a longer sentence, he is transferred out of the 15th and chooses to leave the department altogether. He is replaced by Bobby Simone, a widower whose previous job was that of driver for the police commissioner; this does not sit well with Sipowicz, but after learning that Simone took the assignment to be present for his wife, suffering from cancer, Sipowicz learns to accept his new partner and builds a strong friendship with him.
When Sipowicz's relationship with Sylvia leads to marriage, he asks Simone to be his best man. After an affair with a journalist whom he suspects has used information that he disclosed to her after an intimate moment to boost her career, Simone begins a relationship with another new member of the squad, Diane Russell. Sipowicz, as a recovering alcoholic, recognizes from Russell's behavior that she has a drinking problem. After much prompting, she begins attending Alcoholics Anonymous. In another storyline, due to his low self-esteem and disbelief that a woman like Donna could love him, Medavoy's relationship with her breaks down, due in no small part to Donna's visiting sister. At the beginning of the season, Sylvia becomes pregnant with Andy's child. A baby boy, Theo, is born towards the end of the season; this is contrasted with the fate that awaits Sipowicz's older son, Andy Jr. who announces that he plans to join the police force in nearby Hackensack, New Jersey, after being discharged from the Air Force due to an injury.
Sipowicz is bonding with his long-estranged son when Andy Jr. is gunned down trying to help people in a bar holdup. This causes the elder Sipowicz to fall off the wagon. Simone kills Andy Jr.'s murderers in an act of self-defense while attempting to arrest them. Bobby and Diane, who had placed their relationship on hold while she attended AA, resume seeing each other. D
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U. S. the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento; the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, the country's second most populous, after New York City. California has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; the City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. California's $3.0 trillion economy is larger than that of any other state, larger than those of Texas and Florida combined, the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the 5th largest economy in the world, the 36th most populous as of 2017.
The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies, after the New York metropolitan area. The San Francisco Bay Area PSA had the nation's highest GDP per capita in 2017 among large PSAs, is home to three of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people. California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, innovation and politics, it is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are seen as global centers of the technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California has a diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, real estate services and professional, scientific and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.
S. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; the state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. Over time and wildfires have become more pervasive features. What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries; the Spanish Empire claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War.
The western portion of Alta California was organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom; the word California referred to the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The name derived from the mythical island California in the fictional story of Queen Calafia, as recorded in a 1510 work The Adventures of Esplandián by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo; this work was the fifth in a popular Spanish chivalric romance series that began with Amadis de Gaula. Queen Calafia's kingdom was said to be a remote land rich in gold and pearls, inhabited by beautiful black women who wore gold armor and lived like Amazons, as well as griffins and other strange beasts. In the fictional paradise, the ruler Queen Calafia fought alongside Muslims and her name may have been chosen to echo the title of a Muslim leader, the Caliph. It's possible.
Know ye that at the right hand of the Indies there is an island called California close to that part of the Terrestrial Paradise, inhabited by black women without a single man among them, they lived in the manner of Amazons. They were robust of body with great virtue; the island itself is one of the wildest in the world on account of the craggy rocks. Shortened forms of the state's name include CA, Cal. Calif. and US-CA. Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America. Various estimates of the native population range from 100,000 to 300,000; the Indigenous peoples of California included more than 70 distinct groups of Native Americans, ranging from large, settled populations living on the coast to groups in the interior. California groups were diverse in their political organization with bands, villages, on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash and Salinan.
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Crown Publishing Group
The Crown Publishing Group is a subsidiary of Random House that publishes across several categories including fiction, non-fiction, biography and memoir, health and lifestyle. Its imprints include Crown, Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum, Three Rivers Press, Clarkson Potter, Potter Craft, Potter Style, Broadway Books, Broadway Paperbacks, WaterBrook/Multnomah, Harmony Books, Rodale Books, Watson-Guptill, Amphoto Books, Ten Speed Press; the company used the Bell Tower Press, Orion Books, related imprints and subsidiaries, such as Gramercy Publishing Company. However, these have now either been transferred to other Random House units. Crown authors include Jean Auel, Max Brooks, George W. Bush, Deepak Chopra, Ann Coulter, Giada De Laurentiis, Gillian Flynn, Jim Gaffigan, Ina Garten, Mindy Kaling, Rachel Maddow, Jillian Michaels, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Theresa Rebeck, Mark Brennan Rosenberg, Judith Rossner, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Somers, Martha Stewart and many others; the company was founded in 1933 as the Outlet Book Company by Bob Simon.
Outlet Book Company began by featuring overstock and remaindered books, but soon moved into reprints of backlist, out-of-print non-fiction titles into reprints of best-selling fiction and non-fiction, into original titles. It was under the Crown name that they began to publish original content in 1936. Crown acquired bankrupt publishers such as Covici-Friede, Henkle-Yewdale, Robert M. McBride in the 1940s. Other publishers acquired by Crown include Arcadia House. Under the direction of Wartels, Alan Mirken, Joseph Reiner and others, Crown Books became one of the Outlet Book Company's lead imprints for original publishing which included such landmark fiction and non-fiction as Judith Krantz's Princess Daisy, Jean M. Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear and Alex Comfort's The Joy of Sex in its early high-profile years. Crown Publishing Group had its headquarters at 225 Park Avenue South in Midtown Manhattan, occupying 80,000 square feet of space. Random House received the space. In 1990 Random House signaled intentions to sublease the space.
The Outlet Book Company's Crown Books remained an independent company until 1988 when it was purchased by Random House. On March 25, 2015, an unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs, Becoming Steve Jobs written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli was released. Crown Books Bonanza Books Crown Archetype Rodale Books Official website
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon in the 2000s, starring as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 and Tori Vega on Victorious. Justice has appeared in the films The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Fun Size, The First Time and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. In 2015, she starred in the lead role as Lindy Sampson on the MTV television series Eye Candy. In music, Justice has recorded several songs for the soundtracks of her acting projects, including Victorious and the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!. Victoria Dawn Justice was born on February 19, 1993, in Hollywood, the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice, her father is of English and Irish descent, while her mother from the Bronx, is of Puerto Rican ancestry. She has a younger half-sister named Madison Grace Reed, she and her family relocated to Hollywood, California in 2003. While filming Victorious, Justice attended Cleveland High School before completing her diploma through a home school program. In 2013, Justice lived with her parents in a Encino Hills home.
In 2003, Justice began her acting career when she was 10 years old, making a guest appearance on the Gilmore Girls episode "The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles." Justice portrayed Jill No. 2, a walk-on role. After her appearance in the series, her family moved to Los Angeles, when Justice began to pursue a career in acting; the following year, Justice guest-starred on the second episode of the Disney channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played a young pageant contestant named Rebecca. Justice was cast as Stella, a young girl who begins seeing visions of Mary Magdalene, in the 2005 drama-thriller Mary; the film debuted at 2005 Venice Film Festival, was shown at several other festivals, including the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival and the San Sebastián International Film Festival. In 2005, Justice was accepted into the musical theatre program at the Millikan Performing Arts Academy in Los Angeles, she appeared in advertisements for companies such as Ralph Lauren, Guess, Mervyn's, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, Ovaltine.
During the same year, Justice landed a main role in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 as Lola Martinez, a new student, an aspiring actress. On landing the role, she said, "I was happy; that was a great moment." Justice's character was introduced in the second season on September 11, 2005. Justice made a cameo appearance in the R-rated film When Do We Eat?, played the role of Rose in the Hallmark television film Silver Bells, the latter of which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. In 2006, Justice made a guest appearance on an episode of Everwood in the episode "Enjoy the Ride." In 2006, Justice played the supporting role of Holly in the thriller film The Garden. The film was met with negative reviews from critics. Justice released a cover of "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton in 2007. Zoey 101 ended its run on May 2, 2008. In 2009, she announced plans to guest star on an episode of Nickelodeon's series The Naked Brothers Band; the TV special, titled Valentine Dream Date featured Justice portraying herself.
Justice did not record new music until 2009, when she starred in the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!, in which Justice performs three songs. The film aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009; the film became one of Nickelodeon's most popular movies, attracting an audience 3.7 million viewers on its premiere night. The film received positive reviews from several critics, holding a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of 2011. After the success of The Naked Brothers Band special in which Justice guest starred, she appeared in another episode, "The Premiere," on April 11, 2009, she appeared in episodes of iCarly, True Jackson, VP, The Troop, BrainSurge. Justice announced in 2009, it was announced the film would feature Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse. Unlike initial plans of a theatrical release, the film had a limited preview release on December 12, 2009, was returned to post production. Despite this, the film's worldwide release was canceled. Justice confirmed that she would be starring in her own musical show on Nickelodeon called Victorious, explaining the show's genesis thus: "I was on Zoey 101.
When I was 12, Dan Schneider cast me as Lola Martinez. From there, I worked with him for three years, on three seasons of Zoey 101. And, after that, Dan found out that I could sing and dance as well as act, so he thought it would be cool to create a show for me on Nickelodeon, called Victorious." The pilot for the show debuted on March 27, 2010, received 5.7 million views, making it the second-highest rated premiere for a live-action Nickelodeon series. The original broadcast of this episode took place following the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards. Justice recorded several songs for the series throughout its run. Justice had the opportunity to share a recording set during the series' recordings, with different young artists who, like her, were in search of artistic possibilities, some of them were Ariana Grande, JC Gonzalez, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Jake Farrow, Elizabeth Gillies, among others, participating in several seasons dominated by episodes such as The Bird Scene, Tori the Zombie and Survival of the Hottest.
Justice guest-starred on the animated series The Penguins of Madagascar, voicing the character of Stacy in the episode "Badger Pride." Justice starred in the 2010 Nickelodeon television movie The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, playing Jordan Sands, a girl, transformed into a werewolf followin
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Marie Spears is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She was born in McComb and raised in Louisiana, the younger sister of singer Britney Spears, she is known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101, in which she starred from 2005 to 2008. Spears became the subject of significant media attention and controversy in 2007, when she announced she was pregnant at age 16 sending her career into hiatus. In 2013, Spears launched a career in country music, she released her debut single, "How Could I Want More", along with her debut The Journey. Spears was born in Mississippi, to James and Lynne Spears, her older siblings are Britney. She attended Parklane Academy, where she was a point guard of the basketball team, she finished her education via online correspondence and received her GED in February 2008 through Tangipahoa Parish School System Adult Education Center. In February 2002, Spears made her acting debut in the Paramount Pictures drama film Crossroads which starred her sister, who portrayed the central character Lucy Wagner.
Spears made a cameo. Following Crossroads, Nickelodeon cast Spears as a regular performer in the eighth season of the sketch comedy series All That; the season followed a two-year hiatus of the series. Spears portrayed various roles through the two seasons as well as herself. Spears's performance received positive reviews from critics with many complimenting her comedic timing and being a highlight of the show. Spears did not return for the series' tenth and final season to pursue other roles on the network. In August 2004, Spears signed a development deal with Nickelodeon in which she would star as the protagonist in her own scripted television series that would air on the network; the series went on to be titled Zoey 101 and Spears portrayed the role of Zoey Brooks. The series centered on Zoey and her friends who attend a fictional boarding school, Pacific Coast Academy. Spears recorded the series theme song, titled "Follow Me", written by her sister Britney Spears. Filmed at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the series premiered on January 9, 2005, the network's highest rated series premiere in over eight years.
Spears won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for her performance. Nickelodeon announced; the series finale, "PCA Confidential", aired on May 2, 2008. In December 2007, Variety announced Spears had signed on to guest appear in the ABC comedy sitcom series Miss Guided, in which she played the role of the promiscuous high school student Mandy Fener in the episode "Hot Sub" which aired on March 20, 2008; that same year Spears voiced the role of Goldilocks in the direct-to-DVD animation film Unstable Fables: Goldilocks & 3 Bears Show. The film is the final installment of the Unstable Fables trilogy. Nickelodeon issued a statement shortly after the announcement of her being pregnant at the age of 16 stating that the network respected Spears's decision to take responsibility and noting that its primary concern was for her well-being. Following Spears's move to Nashville, she began working on a country music album with a number of local music producers. On November 7, 2011, Spears held a small concert at the Rutledge in Nashville in which she performed a set of original songs.
On November 25, 2013, Spears released her first single "How Could I Want More" from her upcoming debut album. The song debuted at number 29 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. Spears is featured on her older sister, Britney Spears's eighth studio album Britney Jean on the song "Chillin' With You". On May 27, 2014, Spears released. Jana Kramer recorded a song Spears co-wrote, "I Got the Boy,", released as the second single from Thirty One in 2015. On March 15, 2016, Spears performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, she was introduced by her two older siblings and Bryan, who made surprise appearances at the show. On June 24, 2016, Spears released her second single, "Sleepover." She described the song as "young and empowering". Spears was a presenter and a performer at Radio Disney Music Awards in April 2017. In an episode that aired on July 13, 2018, Spears returned to Nickelodeon for the first time in over ten years as a contestant on the revived game show Double Dare, with her daughter Maddie, competing against fellow All That alumnus Josh Server and his niece.
She and Maddie won over $15,000 to donate to the New Orleans hospital that treated Maddie following a near-fatal ATV accident. In 2019, She is the voice of Lila in the Nick Jr television series Fashion Ally. Spears has been featured in several fashion blogs and magazines such as Seventeen, Girls' Life and Nickelodeon Magazine, she appeared in television commercials for eKara and Clorox Bleach. In 2018, she appeared in an advertising campaign for Kraft with daughter Maddie.. On December 20, 2007, in an interview with OK! magazine, Spears announced that she was pregnant by her then-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge. She was 16 years old at the time. Aldridge, whom she had been dating for two years, was 18. Spears gave birth to a daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, on June 19, 2008, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb, Mississippi. Spears confirmed her engagement to Aldridge in March 2008 after it was reported she was seen wearing an engagement ring. In May 2008, the couple moved back to Liberty and purchased a house, with Spears stating they would raise their child there.
Spears and Aldridge called off their engagement in March 2009, Spears ended the relationship and moved out in February 2010. Spears and Aldridge reconciled in Augus