Nickelodeon Upfront 2014 Expected to Begin at 4:30 PM EST

As most of you probably already know, the Nickelodeon Upfront 2014 will be held today in New York later this afternoon.

Up until earlier this morning, an exact time for the event was unknown. Fortunately for us, an announcement was made confirming that the Upfront will be held at 4:30 PM EST. At the time of this publishing, we’re approximately two hours away from the Upfront and about three hours away from getting any kind of news.

It all depends on when The Legend of Korra is brought up at the event. If Nickelodeon covers The Legend of Korra first, we’ll obviously get news quicker as opposed to if Nickelodeon covers The Legend of Korra last.

I’ve heard a lot of different things in terms of expectations for the Upfront. They’re all obviously opinionated expectations, but I thought I’d shout them out while we wait for the event to start. Like me, many people are expecting a trailer and release date. I’ve also run into many people who are expecting a trailer and release month. There aren’t too many fans expecting one or the other, but I have run into quite a few who are expecting nothing. Most of those people are citing last year’s debacle as a reason for why we should expect nothing from the Nickelodeon Upfront. My response would be that Book 3 is far closer to being completed than Book 2 was this time last year.

Another thing I hope to learn from the Upfront is the time slot for Book 3. I’m not very confident that it will be announced, but if it is, I’ll be very disappointed if it doesn’t retain its initial Saturday morning time slot. To be quite frank, the Friday night time was terrible. Consider this your open thread to discuss the Upfront. Please refrain from Rick Rolling fellow posters, as they will be deleted.

  • Ariana Moreno

    I would seriously love a trailer or a release date, I guess either one would satisfy me, and you bring up a good point Keval. I also am dying to find out what time slot they have picked for the show. I really don’t mind either way I guess which one they pick, because Friday evenings I was always able to see it, but I work saturdays in the morning, so who knows…But I NEED SOMETHING BOOK 3 RELATED NOOOW XD

    • Eliminator

      Nick, gimme release date or die! lol.

      • Ariana Moreno

        hahaha exactly X)

      • Melanie R.

        NOTHING revealed at their upfront but a bunch of crappy shows (old & new)! I’m suggesting that Korra fans boycott Nickelodeon until we know the date for Book 3:Change. :(

        • Eliminator

          I will, definitely. They really want me to hate them…

  • Mitch

    I agree that the show should go back to its Saturday morning time slot. I very rarely was able to watch the show live because I was too busy during that time. Saturday mornings would be very welcome.

  • Mollie

    Thanks for the update. I’m hoping for a short trailer and release month. *prayer circle for the fandom*

  • Azulaalwayslies

    Does everyone remember how Book 2′s trailer had no VO, just the music? It was so beautiful! I hope we get a trailer like that again, I don’t want the plot to be spoiled much. This season has so much mystery behind it. I’d love to go into the season absolutely blind to the plot’s direction, Toph style!

    Hehehe…

    • Ariana Moreno

      Good point X) and it is true, azula always lies XD

    • Link9150

      My only problem with it is that it gave Book 2 a dark and serious tone when it was non-existent and/or overshadowed by at least 4-5 comic relief characters. It’s kind of like a lie.

  • Holly

    I’m expecting nothing to be honest. Returning shows do not seem to get a lot of attention at upfronts. Most of the focus is put on previewing the new pilots that the network has decided to pick up. All any current show seems to get is an announcement confirming that they are returning.
    So basically I’m expecting the same thing as last year for LoK.
    I hope I’m wrong though.

    • Eliminator

      Well Spongebob seems to get much attention anyway. Without LoK nick would have much less viewers.

  • Matt Brown

    Yeah! It’s 4:30 :-D

    • Josh

      Yeah, like an hour ago lol.

      • Loklover

        Hahahahahaha

        • Matt Brown

          I forgot it said Eastern time. Lol woops

          • Loklover

            It’s cool. Stupid time zones hahaha. So confusing sometimes lol

          • Matt Brown

            Too bad the Upfront was bullshit anyway

      • Matt Brown

        I forgot it said Eastern time. Woops. Lol. But from what I heard there wasn’t ANY Korra news. Im so pissed. Nickelodeon needs to get their shit together!!!!!

        • Loklover

          Ikr?!!!! I’m mad. Korra deserves better than this. I say… LETS MOVE TO ANOTHER CHANNEL! Haha. I bet even the National Geographic channel would be better for Korra lol

          • Ariana Moreno

            tru tv XD

        • Ariana Moreno

          i think they just don’t care about korra…maybe book 2 ruined their optimism about it as well…and now they are hesitant and reluctant to mention anything at all for now

  • Legama

    The good side about this epic fail is that it means nothing, we know Book 3 is almost here, is just a matter of time before they announce it randomly this and the following month.
    Now let’s put the bets on the KCAs, and if this doesn’t work either, Nick shall be remembered as the fully realized Troll Master that threw the Korra fandom to rage and anarchy.

  • Loklover

    Nick upfront was stupid. No Korra news ):

  • Eliminator

    Nick, thanks for revealing so much about Korra. LoK deserved to be on a better channel.

  • Loklover

    Ehh… I don’t trust you anymore Nick. Prove me wrong tho..

  • Matt Brown

    It really pisses me of how Nickelodeon treats there most successful franchise like garbage! I mean honestly… all the other BULLSHIT that they show on their channel, and they leave Korra in the dark. Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra deserve a better channel than Nick-a-fucking-lodeon! I hate them so much. They pulled the same bullshit last off season and pretty soon, the fandom’s is gonna have our foot up Nickelodeon’s ass! Now that I’ve taken a deep breath…excuse my language. Keval, what do you think???

    • Sibis

      This isn’t exclusive to just Legend of Korra and Nickelodeon.

      As of right now comedy cartoons and live action is more of the flavor of the current times to Disney, CN, and Nickelodeon.

      Several action cartoons have gone done like TRON Legacy, Motorcity, DC Animated, Symbonic Titan, Generator REX, Thundercats and Avanegers Earth’s Mightest Heroes.

      • Sibis

        I’m meant several action cartoons have come and gone.

      • Matt Brown

        Ikr. I was super mad when Cartoon Network cancelled Young Justice

      • gah

        Disney had this show called TRON Uprising, and it was SO good (and had some pretty dark stuff in it as well), and-of course-they cancelled it.

        • Sibis

          That’s what I meant, TRON Uprising.

          Disney invested so much into it and got the star power behind it. Then they did some of the same things like what Nick did to Korra which amounts to burial.

  • Loklover

    Who else feels like hitting themselves with a hammer? I know I do.. I WANT KORRA NEWS!!! I don’t care what it is! Just give us something!! Man.. my day is ruined now.

    • Matt Brown

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      *Specially reserved for Nickelodeon. t(0_0t)

  • Loklover

    You know, i’d really like to thank Nickelodeon for giving us nothing but bullshit

    • Matt Brown

      t(-_-t) lol

      • Loklover

        Yupp.. I love that little “fuck you” character hahaha

  • Link9150

    To be honest, I’m not even mad. I expected nothing. Feels good to be pessimistic once in a while. c:

  • Loklover

    When I found out that there was NO Korra news at nick upfront, I was like…

    • Loklover

      New book 3 picture!!

      • Cameron Hannon

        I am so stoked for Lin. She is my hero as well…

  • Erin

    wait they revealed nothing at the upfront???? How do we know this ???

  • Link9150

    To be honest, I think we shouldn’t expect anything until July for Comic Con. Like this, we don’t have to feel bad or betrayed and Comic Con is unavoidable for Nickelodeon, it’s like a black hole sucking light out of the Cosmos… Anyways, Looks like we’ll have to wait until Fall for any Korra news.

    • Legama

      Fall? now that would be madness :O. Well is time to clean the rioting tools. :P
      Well, but remember Bryan said Book 3 is airing soon, so May and June could be the ones, July maybe.

      • Link9150

        Let’s hope so.

  • Nico

    I don’t think we can really be mad at Nick at this point. it’s only been 4 months since Book 2 ended, do we forget how long it took between books the last time?

    • Legama

      Yeah, we trolled ourselves a bit, we expected a lot from Nick on a minimal time. But the fact that they didn’t even mentioned the series is alarming. I mean, they did mentioned Spongebob and TMNT new seasons, why not Korra. I feel they don’t give the series the required publicity, I mean this event was for advertisers, why not telling them one of the series with the most viewers is at least existing.

  • Ariana Moreno

    i’m starting to worry about the release date now o.O i’m thinking an autumn release date is actually possible…welp, my solution is to move to the netherlands guys XD

    • Aang

      Nick is really messing it up…

    • Legama

      Yeah, massive migration of LOK fans to the Netherlands, we will convert it into the real Korranation :D

  • saano

    It is to be expected, because the upfront is mostly about new shows.