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by Ginger debuted on Nickelodeon on
October 25, 2000, airing on the TEENick programming
block. The show’s theme was “I’m in Between” written by series composer Jared Faber and Kapnek, and performed by Macy Gray. The series became notable
for its unusual approach compared to other animated productions at the time.
The characters were allowed to age, ending up in high school by the middle of
the third season, and changed clothes every episode (sometimes several times in
an episode, depending how many days it spanned). It also dealt with heavy
topics, such as the school believing Ginger was suicidal after she wrote a
creepy poem, Ginger becoming addicted to caffeine, and the death of a teacher
(prompted by the untimely death of her voice actor, Kathleen Freeman). In 2002, the
series became part of the Saturday morning Nick on CBSprogramming
block; however, it was dropped after two months to make room for NFL coverage. As Told by Ginger was
allowed to air fully in international markets, but was taken off the Nick
schedule with several episodes left to air as its popularity had declined
(largely due to constant schedule shifts). Two additional episodes would make
their American debut on sister channel Nicktoons
in 2004 and 2006, and the three-episode series finale was released as a direct
to video film in 2004. In 2016, four additional episodes finally aired on TeenNick’s NickRewind block, “The
Splat”. In 2021, the entire series was made available to stream on Paramount+.