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Nickelodeon Unveils Plans 650 Hours Of New And Returning Programming

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 2:45pm PDT

The kids and family-focused cable channel laid out an aggressive plan of original and returning series, movies and more today as part of its advertiser update in New York. Highlights include a new music-themed series, Rags, debuting this spring; a revival of the 1990s game show Figure It Out that will air later this year; an animated series — The Legend Of Korra — based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated franchise that debuts April 14 as part of the channel’s Saturday morning kids block; 26 episodes of the new CG-animated series Raving Rabbids, based on the video game of the same name; and, as revealed first by Deadline earlier today, the pickup of the 26-episode comedy series Marvin, Marvin, starring Internet celebrity Lucas Cruikshank (his Fred shorts are popular among kids).

The network also confirmed that Nickelodeon is developing a new series about Rachel Crow, one of the stars from the first season of The X Factor

Also announced: Hollywood Heights (formerly known as Reach For The Stars), based on a Televisa telenovela format; a show in development for Brit Pop band One Direction, which gets to make some noise locally when it performs on Nick’s Kids Choice Awards on March 31; and two new animated series, Monsters & Aliens, based on the DreamWorks Animation feature, and Robot & Monster. Nickelodeon also announced new episodes of such hits as iCarly, Big Time Rush and The Fairly Odd Parents, among others. Here’s the release: Read More »

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Nickelodeon Picks Up ‘Marvin, Marvin’ Comedy Series Starring Lucas Cruikshank

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 10:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon is betting big on Lucas Cruikshank. In a pretty quick turnaround, I’ve learned that the network has picked up comedy pilot Marvin, Marvin toplined by Fred star Cruikshank to series with a whopping 26-episode order. The network is expected to make the announcement at its upfront presentation later today. The series order comes four weeks into the run of Fred: The Show, a live-action, short-form comedy series created by and starring YouTube standout Cruikshank as his signature character Fred Figglehorn. I hear that Nickelodeon is extending that series of 11-minute segments with a new 28-episode order on top of the original 21-episode pickup. Additionally, the network is working on a third Fred movie with Cruikshank following the success of the first two.

Marvin, Marvin, created by Jon Ross (10 Things I Hate About You), stars Cruikshank as a alien teen living with a human family, while trying to fit into life on earth. It is being executive produced by showrunner Jeff Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) and Evan Weiss and Gary Binkow of The Collective.

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