Monday, November 14, 2016

Barbara Eden, Television's Most Iconic Genie, Gets Animated in Nickelodeon's "Shimmer & Shine"

Tune in to Nickelodeon on Friday, November 18 at 11am (ET/PT) to see Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) revisits her genie roots and gets animated in a brand-new episode of the television series Shimmer and Shine. In “The Crystal Queen,” Eden plays Empress Caliana, a quirky genie empress and mentor to Samira, the genie princess. When power-hungry sorceress Zeta traps Samira in a magical crystal cave, Shimmer, Shine and Leah team up with Empress Caliana to save the day.  

Shimmer and Shine follows the adventures of twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine. The animated series is meant for preschool audiences and features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles.  While the Barbara Eden episode will debut on Nickelodeon, Shimmer and Shine is broadcast on both the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. cable channels.  Check each channel's schedules for specific times the series is shown. For more information about the series, please visit

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