Amy Poehler's The Mighty B! keeps buzzing for Nick
By April MacIntyre Sep 17, 2008, 17:04 GMT
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"Saturday Night Live's" loss is Nickelodeon's gain, as SNL departee Amy Poehler's Nickelodeon series "The Mighty B!" is upped for a second season.
Poehler's animated comedy series was co-created with Nick vets Cynthia True and Erik Wiese, and the show was given 20 Episodes for the second season.
"The Mighty B!" will see Poehler continue to executive produce the series and star as the voice of determined Bessie Higgenbottom, while Andy Richter will reprise his role as her brother Ben.
"The Mighty B!" airs on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the number-one producer of television animation in the United States.
“The Mighty B!, has become a break-out hit for Nickelodeon, complimenting and strengthening our powerhouse Saturday morning line-up,” said Nick president Brown Johnson. “Fans can look forward to more of Bessie’s dare-to-be-different attitude this season as she chases new badges and comes closer to her dream of becoming The Mighty B.”
Bessie Higgenbottom (voiced by Poehler) is the world’s most ambitious and loveably unhinged 9 ¾-year-old member of the Honeybee troop for girls. As a member of the Honeybees, Bessie wears her uniform every single day, leads her troop with a zeal General Patton would have admired and has earned more badges then any other Honeybee in history.
Bessie is sometimes accompanied on her adventures by her ever-loyal younger brother Benjamin (voiced by Andy Richter), her very opinionated and somewhat reluctant dog Happy (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker), one of her closest pals, her imaginary friend Finger and Rocky Rhodes (voiced by Kenan Thompson), the cool, older skater kid who works part-time at the counter at Bessie’s mother’s eatery, Hilary’s Café.
The Mighty B! is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.