As a way of bolstering their curriculum-enriched preschool programming, Nickelodeon will be introducing viewers to a new exciting world full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) via an hour-long premiere of the brand new, interactive animated series, Blaze and the Monster Machines. The premiere is slated for Monday, Oct 13 at 12 pm ET/PT and marks the first preschool show on TV to cover all areas of STEM in every episode. The series launch will be followed by three weeks of premieres in its regular timeslot at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight year old driver, AJ as they go on adventures that explore the physics of how things move, tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics, as well as discover parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each episode promises lots of action with monster trucks, physical humors, and upbeat original songs.
“Blaze and the Monster Machines is unlike any other preschool show on TV because of its rich interactive curriculum focused entirely on STEM,” says Teri Weiss, EVP of Production and Development, Nickelodeon Preschool. “Blaze gets children excited about STEM by encouraging their curiosity about how things work, which will help them get ready for school and their future in today’s high-tech world.”
The hour-long series premiere is titled “Blaze of Glory,” and will introduce a world of racing monster machines in the town of Axle City, where a troublemaker truck named Crusher is using his dirty tricks to win the championship race. It is up to Blaze to do everything he can in order to help his friends beat Crusher to the finish line.