Janice Burgess (born 1954) is the creator and executive producer of The Backyardigans. She is also the former key person of Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon.

Writing credits

Burgess wrote the following episodes of the series:


Burgess grew up in Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Ellis School in 1974.

Janice Burgess joined Nickelodeon in 1995 as an executive-in-charge of production at Nick Jr. She later became vice president, overseeing the production of several Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Nick Jr. shows.

The Backyardigans crew members
Main production crew
Dave PalmerDouglas WieselmanEvan LurieJanice Burgess
Main cast members
Avion BakerChris Grant Jr.Corwin C. TugglesDamani RobertsGabriella MalekGianna BruzzeseJake GoldbergJamia Simone NashJonah BoboJordan ColemanKristin KlabundeLaShawn Tináh JefferiesLeon G. Thomas IIINaelee RaeNicholas BaraschReginald Davis Jr.Sean CurleyThomas SharkeyTyrel Jackson WilliamsZach Tyler Eisen
Other cast members
Jennifer BarnhartJim KroupaOliver WymanReyna ShaskanRick LyonShakyra Lipscomb
Guest stars
Adam PascalAlicia KeysConan O'BrienCyndi Lauper
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