Make the Grade
Make the Grade premiered on Nickelodeon on October 2, 1989, with three seasons worth of first-run episodes airing weekdays. Reruns then aired until December 29, 1991. Reruns later aired on Nick GAS from January 2, 2000, to April 2, 2004.
The first two seasons were hosted by Lew Schneider and taped in a small New York studio with no live audience and pre-recorded crowd noise. For the third season, the show moved to the newly-opened Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, this time with a studio audience, and Robb Edward Morris taking Schneider’s place as host. New York-based disc jockey Maria Milito was the announcer for the entire run.