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Nickelodeon’s brand-new comedy series, Marvin Marvin Nov. 24

By April MacIntyre Nov 9, 2012, 21:26 GMT

Nickelodeon’s brand-new comedy series, Marvin Marvin Nov. 24

Lucas Cruikshank aka "Fred" and Ariel Winter - 1st Annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Award Show - Arrivals - Barker Hanger - Santa Monica, CA, USA © Paul Gallegos / PR Photos

Nickelodeon’s brand-new live-action comedy series, Marvin Marvin, makes its network premiere on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Starring Lucas Cruikshank in his first lead role since the beloved Fred Figglehorn, the half-hour series follows the adventures of Marvin, a teenage alien with special powers who was sent to Earth by his parents in order to protect him from evil invaders on his home planet, Klooton.

Marvin Marvin will air regularly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Lucas Cruikshank created the 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 SHOW. Cruikshank’s other television credits include guest starring appearances on Nickelodeon’s mega-hit series iCarly, the comedy-adventure Supah Ninjas and Hannah Montana.

“Lucas’ impressive comedic talents and creativity put him in a class of his own,” said Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President of Current Series, Nickelodeon.  “We’re incredibly excited to continue our relationship with him and know his fans will enjoy seeing this quirky new character and the rest of this talented cast in this fun new comedy.”

Premise

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 of the house to attend high school.

The series premiere of Marvin Marvin will begin airing in April 2013 on Nickelodeon’s 40+ international channels across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

 

 

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