Harriet the Spy

HeyArnold promotional poster

Hey Arnold!

Kenan&Kel Logo

Kenan & Kel

Blues Clues Title Card

Blue's Clues



This is a list of notable events, premieres, releases, series cancellations, endings and other business ventures for Nickelodeon in the year 1996.


Series premieres

Season premieres

Series finales



  • The Ren & Stimpy Show comic book is cancelled.


VHS releases

  • January 30 - The Secret World of Alex Mack: In the Nick of Time
  • October 1
    • Allegra's Window: Allegra's Christmas
    • Rugrats: A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Angelica the Divine (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Chuckie the Brave (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: Tommy Troubles
    • Rugrats: Phil and Lil Double Trouble
    • Rugrats: Tales from the Crib (Paramount reissue)
    • Rugrats: The Santa Experience (Paramount reissue)
    • A Rugrats Passover (Paramount reissue)
  • October 15
    • Allegra's Window: Small Is Beautiful (Paramount reissue)
    • Allegra's Window: Waiting For Grandma (Paramount reissue)
    • Allegra's Window: Storytime Sing Along (Paramount reissue)


Behind the scenes

  • After a two-year hiatus, Rugrats resumes production.


Nickelodeon Character Debuts

  • Gullah Gullah Island: Chansome
  • Blue's Clues: Steve, Blue, Mr.Salt, Mrs.Pepper, Mailbox, Shovel, Pail, Side Table Drawer, Slippery Soap, Tickety Toc, Magenta


  • The endpages for Nickelodeon's show promos change during the Fall. Instead of generic shapes, the endpages now include circles and round squares. However, they retain the CGI-animated variations of the channel logo.
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