Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids
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Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids (stylized as Nick GaS and commonly known as Nick Gas) is a defunct American
The VP/General Manager of the network was Nickelodeon executive Mark Offitzer, producer of numerous Nick specials including the Kids Choice Awards.
Nick GAS originally launched as a 1-hour block on
Nick GAS launched on March 1, 1999, and its programming primarily consisted of children's game shows and sports-related programs from Nickelodeon, its parent network. This included shows such as Guts, all versions of
Nick GAS also produced its own original programming, such as Play to Z, Gamefarm and
In place of commercials, Nick GAS aired
The studio segments in the "GAS Garage", often included competitions between families, or interviews with athletes and other celebrities. Programs were usually grouped together in the blocks Heads Up!, Wild Card, Family Fuel, Extreme GAS (all removed in 2002) and aired during commercial breaks. Other interstitials included "Heroes of the Game", "GAS Grill", "Trade Tricks", "Time Out", T.U.M.E.G., "Skill Drill", "
From October 31, 2005 onwards, Nick GAS's programming was fully automated, putting only seven shows on a permanent time slot (Guts,
On August 13, 2007, Nickelodeon announced that Nick GAS would shut down on December 31, 2007 and replaced by The N, which expanded out from its evening half arrangement with the daytime-only Noggin to air through the entire day.
On December 31, 2007, Nick GAS was officially shut down after an episode of
Meanwhile, Dish kept an automated loop of the network on the air for fifteen months, never explaining why. On April 23, 2009, Dish announced it would discontinue Nick GAS and replace it with the