Nick Jr.'s Summer Kick-Off
Lazytown's Sportacus (he's glad to see ya)
Nick Jr. kicks off its summer schedule on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2005), with a six-episode marathon of the comic/action series LazyTown and the debut of "Power Play Summer," the network's new summer packaging hosted by LazyTown's Stephanie (played by Julianna Rose Mauriello). A week-long rollout of new LazyTown episodes will premiere beginning Monday, June 6, in the series regular timeslot at (all times ET/PT) on Nick Jr.
LazyTown will also join Noggin, the commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers, this summer beginning
LazyTown was created in Iceland by professional athlete and aerobic champion Magnus Scheving and is set in a village where eight-year-old Stephanie and her friends are caught between a health-conscious superhero named Sportacus (played by Scheving) and lazy bad guy Robbie Rotten (played by Stefan Karl), who spends his time lounging around and eating junk food. A mix of live-action, puppets and CGI animation, LazyTown is dedicated to making physical activity and healthy lifestyles for kids entertaining.
Two-time European Champion and silver medalist in the World Championship of Aerobics, LazyTown creator and star Magnus Scheving is a world-class athlete, entertainer and writer in his native