(as usual, Mike and Nick are invited to add as well)
Between the Networks: The Winner of Nickelodeon vs. Disney Channel in 2015: Absolutely No One (but if I had to pick one, Disney Channel by a country mile)
Best TV Show of Both Networks: 100 Things to Do Before High School
Best TV Show of Nickelodeon: 100 Things to Do Before High School
Best Show on Disney Channel: Liv and Maddie
Best New Show, Between the Networks: 100 Things Again
Best New Show, Nickelodeon: Duh,it's going to be 100 Things (Runners-Up: WITS Academy, Bella and the Bulldogs)
Best New Show, Disney Channel: Best Friends Whenever
Worst Show Between the Networks: Bunk'd
Worst Show of Disney Channel: Bunk'd (duh), Runners-Up: I Didn't Do It
Worst Show on Nickelodeon: Game Shakers
Best Original Movie: Splitting Adam
Best DCOM: Bad Hair Day
Worst Nickelodeon Original Movie: Oh Boy Where Do I Even Begin (but seriously, either One Crazy Cruise or Genie in a Bikini, depending on how you define "original movie")
Worst Original Movie: One Crazy Cruise
Best Individual Episode, Overall: Rate-a-Rooney (Liv and Maddie, Disney Channel)
Best Individual Episode, Nickelodeon: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn Go Hollywood
Best Individual Episode, Disney Channel: Rate-a-Rooney (duh); Runners-Up: Detention-a-Rooney (Liv and Maddie), Gift-a-Rooney (Liv and Maddie), Flugelball-a-Rooney (Liv and Maddie), Girl Meets the New Teacher (Girl Meets World), Girl Meets Semi-Formal (Girl Meets World), Identity Thieves (Jessie), Dance Dance Resolution (Jessie), Karate Kid-Tastrophe (Jessie), The Puppies Talk! (Dog With a Blog), Guess Who's Dating Karl (Dog With a Blog), Runaway Robot (K.C. Undercover), A Time to Jump and Jam (Best Friends Whenever), Cyd and Shelby Strike Back (Best Friends Whenevr)
Worst Individual Episode, Disney Channel: Rossed at Sea Part 1 (Jessie)
Worst Individual Episode, Nickelodeon: Henry and the Woodpeckers (Henry Danger)
Best Finale, Nick and Overall: Every Witch Way
Pretty much by default, but at least it was action-packed, even if it did end in a cliffhangar designed to set up WITS Academy
Best Finale, Disney: Dog With a Blog
Actually I just remembered that Phineas and Ferb ended in 2015. Phineas and Ferb, and yet it was so low-profile that I forgot it happened even though I saw it multiple times (pretty much every time they aired it). Yeah, needless to say motherfucking Phineas and Ferb gets the spot of Disney Channel's best series finale in 2015 with Dog With a Blog being the only real legitimate runner-up. I suppose P&F also takes the best finale spot overall away from EWW, though (and as good as P&F's was) I still maintain it was pretty close (yes I like EWW that much).
Worst Finale, Disney and Overall: Jessie
Greatest Improvement: Liv and Maddie
Best Gimmick: Disney Channel's Monstober Crossover
Worst Gimmick: Disney Channel's Monstober Crossover
Greatest Success Story, Disney Channel: Descendants
Greatest Success Story, Nickelodeon: Alvinn! And the Chipmunks
I find it hilarious how you said that 100 Things is the best show on both networks, but when it came down to best individual episodes, ain't no love in the heart of the city. :)
I'm not really qualified to speak on Disney Channel because I spent the better half of 2015 pretending it did not exist outside of Girl Meets World, so I'll just go with Nickelodeon and see what I can come up with.
Best Live-Action Series: The Thundermans
Honorable Mentions: Bella and the Bulldogs, 100 Things to Do Before High School
Best Animated Series: Allllllvin! and the Chipmunks
Honorable Mentions: Harvey Beaks (before Alvin came, man.........), SpongeBob SquarePants
Worst Live-Action Series: Game Shakers
You probably knew this was coming. This show is a reminder of the fact that Dan Schneider needs some rest and he should really stop working on two shows at once. Nothing about this series works except for Kel Mitchell, and that's only because he is tailor-made for Schneider comedy. There are some actors and actresses that are just skilled at making his deliberately awkward and hammy material work. Him, Josh Peck, Miranda Cosgrove, Matt Bennett......you know the rest. I also like Benjamin Flores, Jr. and wish him the best, but I don't care about Babe or Kenzie. Hudson is the stupidest character that Dan Schneider has ever created. How that is even possible when we saw what happened to Cat Valentine is beyond me, but he solely exists for the purpose of being stupid. The pilot turned me off completely from watching more episodes, but I actually liked the Christmas one......because of Kel. Without him, this show would be absolutely irredeemable. It's not built to last and should have never been greenlit.
Dishonorable Mentions: Every Witch Way, Henry Danger, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn (I feel like I don't get this show's reason for existing. Can someone please help me?)
Worst Animated Series: Pig Goat Banana Cricket
Horrible, horrible animation, these characters all make me want to hurt myself, bizarre plotting, horrible theme song, just a horrible way to spend your time. Did I mention that this show makes me want to hurt myself?
Dishonorable Mentions: The Fairly OddParents (this show's decline has been absolutely painful), Breadwinners
Best Business Decision by the Network: Creation of The Splat
The 90s Are All That was getting pretty stale and this was a wise move to rebrand it. From what I have seen, The Splat has a lot more variety than the last block and seems to carry a freshness that The 90s Are All That was lacking. Even The Adventures of Pete & Pete came to the airwaves for the first time in years. I think I know why people love that show. Still, no Secret World of Alex Mack? Why does The Splat want to keep me away from Larisa Oleynik? When the show comes to The Splat, somebody let me know.
Hi it's me again. Went back and cleaned up some of the formatting mess for starters (Blogspot is handy enough if you're doing a run-of-the-mill blog but otherwise it's pretty limited, as I've stated before in the past). Not a lot to add except I still find it interesting where Mike and I disagreed.
For starters I really do seem to be the lone EWW fan here (or just about anywhere). I really don't know if it's worth really getting into a debate over because it really does end up being an acquired taste. It has charms that work for some people, and not really much for most. I could go on but I can save that for a separate entry.
What's much more interesting is Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Unlike EWW, which is essentially a foreign-language crew being tasked with creating a telenovella comedy for the English-language market, PGBC is much more in-line with Nickelodeon's "traditional" style of animation. It's a very specific style that Cartoon Network has adopted or imitated off and on (most successfully with Regular Show, though I suppose you can make the case that Adventure Time! and Steven Universe are also Nick-ish style shows) and that especially Disney XD has been making a straight line for in its animation. It's a style of animation that's been with Nickelodeon since Ren and Stimpy, just because if nothing else Ren and Stimpy was so game-changing - you can't exactly say there hadn't been anything like it before, but animation of this nature that was "kid-friendly," not so much - that it really became a signature for the entire network. By animation "style" I don't mean just the art aesthetic (though that's certainly a major component) but the overall look, feel and plotting of the show, down to if not especially the mixture of gross-out humor and randomness.
Anyway, I like it. Probably because I'm simple-minded enough - I do like Jessie after all. I'd love to see if Mike would be willing to do a post where we just debate the merits of PGBC some time. Like EWW it's not everybody's cup of tea and it just boils down to does the randomness work or not. Based on the ratings, it seems to work for few.
Harvey Beaks is...hmmm. It's from C.H. Greenblatt, the creator of the under-appreciated Chowder which was a brilliant cartoon in '08 (wow I'm old). I'll give it credit, it's certainly a gorgeous cartoon from just an aesthetic perspective - maybe even bizarrely so. C.H. Greenblatt is especially good for that kind of thing. And the main eponymous character is certainly charming enough. I just think those are the biggest things it has going for it. I saw the first few episodes from its premiere and I was admittedly underwhelmed. I saw today's (1/15's) new episode and it was...decent. PGBC is loud and obnoxious by comparison, but in a way that's so stupid I can't help but laugh.
But then there's Alvinn! And the Chipmunks - it came right out of nowhere and it's owning the network, for pretty much the reasons Mike said.
Also, yeah, Game Shakers really does suck.
Oh, and as for nominees for 100 Things for best episode of the network - I really liked the one with Garrett Clayton in it.