Hey there, “Game Shakers” fans! Dan Schneider’s hit Nickelodeon show, starring your favorite teen game developers, has been nominated as Favorite TV Show (Kids) at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards.
This award show is a big one — the 30th ever! — and premieres super-soon. Mark March 11th on your calendars, and don’t forget to cast your vote online for your favorite shows, characters, movies, musicians, #squads and more first!
So, why vote for “Game Shakers?” Here are just 4 reasons this show totally deserves a win. Take a look and let us know if you agree!
1. Girl power all day, every day!
One of the coolest thing about “Game Shakers” is the girls that run the show: Babe (played by Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (played by Maddie Shipman). These two seventh graders start what turns into a multi-million dollar game company all on their own after creating a killer game called “Sky Whale.”
Babe and Kenzie are awesome role models for young girls, boys, and people of all ages, really. Their talent, business savvy, and hard work shows just how passionate these girls are, and their amazing ability to get the job done! We all have a lot to learn from their can-do attitudes! Girl power is fun for everyone, and “Game Shakers” proves it.
2. Two words: Kel Mitchell
Long-time Dan Schneider fans, and newer ones too, know that “Game Shakers” character Double G is more than just a superstar rapper and Game Shakers business partner. He’s Kel Mitchell, a beyond-brilliant Nickelodeon alum known for “All That”, “Kenan & Kel” and “Good Burger” way back in the day!
Kel fans remember him for his orange soda addiction, but today’s viewers get to see a whole new side of this beloved actor and comedian. As Double G, Kel is an endless source of laughter with a penchant for getting set on fire. Did we mention Double G has tons of celebrity enemies, including Justin Bieber, Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and all the women on “The View?” Sorry, Beliebers… I think we’re on #TeamDoubleG!
3. AMAZING games, IRL!
One of the absolute best things about “Game Shakers” is the fact that their games aren’t just on TV… anyone can play them, anytime, anywhere! So when you see Kenzie, Babe, Hudson, and Trip testing out a rad new game, there’s a good chance you can go to your app store or GameShakers.com and play it yourself! Not many shows give kids this chance, so it’s kind of a big deal.
The first-ever game “Sky Whale” is obviously a fan favorite, but the rest of their games are just as good, if not better! In “Ballarina,” you can be a cute zebra rolling around in a bubble ball. In “Nasty Goats,” you go on a garbage-eating adventure that is bah-bah-brilliant. And on “Octopie,” you get to be a pizza-slinging octopus in charge of feeding bears, sumo wrestlers, and more. If you haven’t played these yet, you are totally missing out, my friends!
4. Coding = Cool
“Game Shakers” joins a roster of TV shows, including the Big Bang Theory, that are really succeeding in making science and technology cool for young people everywhere! Specifically, “Game Shakers” makes coding — a skill in high demand — fun and appealing. They even aired an hour-long special called “Revenge @ Tech Fest ” in partnership with Girls Who Code, Afterschool Alliance, Code.org and MIT Scratch. This proves Nick’s commitment to “building awareness around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and coding concepts.”
As we’ve written about before, Game Shakers also teaches some valuable lessons about starting and running a business. For budding entrepreneurs, this is really inspiring, not to mention fun to watch!
What other reasons do you think “Game Shakers” deserves a Kids’ Choice Award? Let us know in the comments, or tweet @DanWarp!
“Game Shakers” is an American live-action sitcom, created by Dan Schneider, currently airing on Nickelodeon. The series stars Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman as pre-teens that start a multimillion dollar gaming company and take on a rap superstar, played by Kel Mitchell, as their business partner. The series is produced by Dan Schneider, an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.