Nickelodeon’s Brand-New Comedy Series, 'Marvin Marvin', Makes Network Premiere on Nov. 24

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November 9th, 2012

via press release:



Santa Monica, Calif. – Nov. 9, 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 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.”


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.


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.


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.


  • Austin

    I hope this does well because I think Fred: The Show sucks.

  • Liam

    Nick has done it. The WORST show I have ever watched. My kids cannot stand Marvin Marvin, please pull the plug or if nothing else quit with all the commercials for it!

  • Really

    This is one of the worst shows ever made on TV, period!

  • Someone


    take that crap off!! Bring back the good shows!!

  • Meg

    Please take this stupid show off the air. Lucas Crankenshak or whatever his name is is not funny. I can hardly sit through even the commercials for the show…vomit inducing.

  • Laura garcia

    This is ridiculous, this show is terrible, its not funny, interesting, and just one of the worst shows I have ever seen, its hard to believe grown adults even had this stupid idea to make this show especially with annoying fred, its not comedy, just stupidity. Please take this off the air.

  • Maddy

    Marvin Marvin? More like The Doctor’s Retarded relative.

  • Maddy

    Never mind, this guy is so stupid, he can’t even qualify to be related to the Amazing Doctor Who!

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