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Just For KicksBwuh? I’m updating on a Friday again? What’s going on? Well, Apple and Nickelodeon decided to sneak one more update for the week in on a Friday, a new sports-oriented kids show called Just For Kicks. Two episodes available from this, the current season. And that’s all I can really say about that. Have a good Friday!

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The Emperor's New SchoolWell, the new programming is tapering off as we approach the summer months, and this is reflected in the new offerings. Or “offering,” singular, in this case. Disney Channel’s The Emperor’s New School, an offshoot of the mostly-ignored but still pretty funny Disney movie, The Emperor’s New Groove, is now available for purchase and download in iTunes. I have yet to see this offering, but I have it on good word that it’s actually pretty funny, so there you have it.

The bulk of the other additions to the iTunes Music Store television wing include rounding out some of their existing offerings. MTV Networks has added the second season of Dora the Explorer and 11 new episodes (from seasons 2 and 3) of Jackass. Also added are the first two episodes of the current season (season 2) of Wonder Showzen.

The remaining things worthy of note include the addition of season passes for Scrubs and Law & Order and a huge pricebreak when you buy the full season of The N’s South of Nowhere, which is now reduced to $7.99 from what was previously $19.90.

As you can probably imagine, the decreasing content is not doing wonders for us here at Tunevision, but it also hasn’t helped that I’ve stopped tracking the latest additions. Unfortunately, that was generated a lot of work, and was creating a lot of traffic, but mostly from people searching online for free episodes of the same shows, so removing it has cut traffic in half, but not from anyone who cares about this site. So, there you have it. I’ll continue to publish as many updates as needed when stuff happens. Of course, if you know something I don’t about TV updates in iTunes, feel free to leave a comment and point me in the right direction. I thank you for your patronage!

The Last AirbenderAlrighty then. If you’re over the age of about 15, this one’s definitely not targeted towards you. Couldn’t tell you anything about the plot, but Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of those shows in a growing line of “anime but not really” television series being produced by American networks and studios trying to capture the magic of what makes anime so popular among today’s teen and tween demographics. Take that for what you will, but it’s more kid programming on iTunes, and that’s always a good thing. Season 1 and the first episode of season 2 (presumably the current one) are available now.

SVUApparently the new content fairy was just running late this week. She missed her connecting flight in Denver because of weather-related delays coming from Chicago. Random farcical tales aside, Wednesday is apparently the day for new content this week. As pointed out by Tunevision cub reporter Ruben, iTunes now features pages for seasons 1 and 7 (the current one) of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and for season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants. Unfortunately, the new content fairy’s luggage was lost in transit and at the moment there are no episodes for any of these, only placeholders for them. So, hopefully by tomorrow morning, you’ll be able to get your fill of the sternness of Detective Stabler, the surprising hotness of Detective Benson and the incongruous wisecracks of Detective Munch.

America's Funniest Home VideosWell, it’s Tuesday, so everyone gather around and let’s see what goodies were left for us under the iTunes Tree.

First up is ABC’s long-running staple, America’s Funniest Home Videos. That’s right, for those of you who stopped paying attention to it somewhere around 1995, that show is indeed still around. No, Bob Saget isn’t there anymore, it’s hosted by Tom Bergeron now, but the same general guiding principle is still in place. iTunes claims that it’s hosting season 1 of this, but it looks more like season 11.

The X'sNext, we’ve got another series from Nickelodeon, The X’s. This show first premiered in November and iTunes is making the first six episodes available for purchase. Missing are two subsequent episodes from this month, so we’ll see when those and subsequent episodes are added. But this continues to build up the kid content in iTunes.

NBC has also added a few things. The easy one first: three new Conan sketches are available. Still nothing really new and certainly no full episodes, but there is some new stuff there if you’re interested.

Conviction Free PremiereNow to get to the interesting new bit. NBC is premiering an episode of their forthcoming mid-season replacement from Law & Order‘s D**k Wolf (ha!), Conviction in iTunes for free. In addition, they’ve also made available a music video for the show and a short behind-the-scenes video, also for free. It’s actually quite the masterstroke for NBC. If you’ve watched the Olympics at any point, you’ve probably seen the advertisements already, but the Olympics have not been achieving the ratings that NBC has hoped for. So NBC is making this available for everyone early in the hopes of generating some buzz for the show before it’s premiere in a week and a half on Friday, March 3. The cynic might point out that if NBC had more faith in the series, they wouldn’t put it out on a Friday (the day where shows go to die), but they’re obviously using this freebie release on iTunes and subsequent paid episodes to gauge reaction to the show and determine if there is a positive response for the new legal drama.

Also good about this, NBC is also promoting the free iTunes download on their own website.

NBC is consistenly proving that they’re willing to be the front runner in trying new things with iTunes, so we’ll see if this move pays off for the new series.

Drawn TogetheriLounge is reporting that as part of the MTV Networks deal yesterday, select episodes of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon will be offered exclusively on iTunes in advance of their network broadcast.

The Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 is already offering their next episode, “Girls Will Be Boys” as a paid download prior to its scheduled airing of Sunday, January 29. The Comedy Central series Drawn Together will feature their next episode as a free download in iTunes starting Monday, January 30, prior to its airing on Wednesday, February 1.

This marks the first time that a television series has offered an episode of a television series in the iTunes Music Store prior to its actual airing, a feature that many have been clamoring for.

MTV LogoHot on the heels of the discovery of Laguna Beach yesterday evening, I wake up this morning to discover a whole cluster of new programming from the MTV Networks that I had speculated yesterday as being a possibility.

We’ll have a full roundup of all the new content a little later today, but here is a list of the new shows that have been added today:

Comedy Central:

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