Nickelodeon is giving new live-action series Fred: The Show (21 x 11-minutes) and pilot Marvin, which both star internet star Lucas Cruikshank (aka Fred Figglehorn), the greenlight.
Fred: The Show, in production in L.A. and set to debut early this year, is based on Nick’s TV movies, Fred: The Movie, Fred: Night of the Living Fred and Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. It follows Cruikshank’s character Fred’s latest adventures at school and at home.
The pilot for Marvin sees Cruikshank, who made his TV debut on iCarly in 2009, starring as a teenager from space who has to adapt to life in a new school on Earth. Created by Jon Ross (10 Things I Hate About You), Marvin has Jeff Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Evan Weiss and Gary Binkow, through distribution company The Collective, on-board as exec producers.
Cruikshank also serves as executive producer for Fred: The Show, with Brian Robbins and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett of Varsity Pictures and The Collective’s Gary Binkow and Evan Weiss.