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ALIEN BOY INVADES NICKELODEON IN NEW OUT OF THIS WORLD
COMEDY, MARVIN MARVIN, STARRING LUCAS CRUIKSHANK,
PREMIERING SATURDAY, NOV. 24, AT 8:30 PM (ET/PT)

Santa Monica, Calif. – Nov. 6, 2012 - Nickelodeon premieres a brand-new out of this world live-action comedy series, Marvin Marvin, on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  Starring internet sensation Lucas Cruikshank in his first lead role since the beloved Fred Figglehorn, the half-hour multi-camera series follows the adventures of Marvin, an intergalactic alien teenager who clumsily tries to adapt to his new life on Earth.  Marvin Marvin will air regularly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

“Lucas’ impressive comedic talents consistently resonate with our audience and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with him,” said Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President of Current Series, Nickelodeon.  “We think his legions offans will enjoy seeing his unique take on this quirky and loveable new character.”

Marvin Marvin follows the adventures of a teenage alien with special powers named Marvin (Cruikshank) who was sent to Earth by his parents in order to protect him from evil invaders on his home planet, Klooton.  Under the supervision of his new human parents, Bob (Pat Finn, The Middle) and Liz (Mim Drew, The Practice), Marvin tries to adjust to life on Earth as a typical American teenager.  Helping him navigate Earth’s unfamiliar social customs are Marvin’s human siblings Teri (Victory Van Tuyl, Supah Ninjas) and Henry (Jacob Bertrand, ParaNorman) and his mischievous grandfather, Pop-Pop (Casey Sander, The Big Bang Theory).  As if teaching Marvin how to act human wasn’t hard enough, the family must also conceal his real identity from the world including Teri’s curious best friend, Brianna (Camille Spirlin). 

In the pilot episode, Marvin is taken in by the Formans, a quintessential American suburban family, who now have to hide his identity and help him live the life of a normal human kid.  Unbeknownst to his human “parents” and to the chagrin of his human “sister,” Marvin sneaks out the house of to attend high school.

Marvin Marvin is created and executive produced by Jon Ross (10 Things I Hate About You) and Jeff Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua).  Evan Weiss and Gary Binkow are also executive producing through their company, The Collective. Bushell serves as show runner. The series is produced by Rocart, Inc. 

ABOUT LUCAS CRUIKSHANK:
Lucas Cruikshank first garnered international attention as the creator of the wildly popular YouTube series FRED. The producer, writer, director and star of one of the most subscribed sites in YouTube history, Cruikshank brought Fred to life in the 2010 smash hit TV movie Fred: The Movie, its two movie sequels, and the live-action, short-form comedy series, FRED: THE SHOWCruikshank’s other television credits include guest starring appearances on Nickelodeon’s mega-hit series iCarly, the comedy-adventure Supah Ninjas and Hannah Montana.  In 2010, Cruikshank was named one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Daily Variety and was listed among the 50 Top Digital Power Players by The Hollywood Reporter.

ABOUT NICKELODEON:
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

 

 

 
     

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