Nicktoons Network's Mischievous Twins Are Tricking and Treating in Their Brand New Series Edgar & Ellen Premiering with Two Back-To-Back Episodes on Sunday, October 7

Edgar & Ellen Halloween Special to Air with an All-New Episode on Sunday,

October 28

Sep 20, 2007, 01:00 ET from Nicktoons Network

    NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In spirit of the trickiest holiday
 of all, Edgar and Ellen take their wily pranks to an all-new half-hour
 series when Edgar & Ellen premieres Sunday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. (ET)
 with two back-to-back episodes on Nicktoons Network (
 The animated series follows the ultimate brother-sister scheme team and
 engages viewers by incorporating kid-inspired content in every episode. The
 half-hour Halloween special, "Trick or Twins," will debut on Nickelodeon in
 October (Date/Time TBA) and air on Nicktoons Network Sunday, October 28 at
 8:30 p.m. (ET) preceded by an all new episode, "To the Moon/A Midsummer's
 Nightmare," at 8:00 p.m. (ET). The series will regularly air on Sundays at
 8:00 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons Network.
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     Based on the popular book series from Simon & Schuster that has sold
 over 450 thousand copies worldwide, Edgar & Ellen follows the clever twins
 in footie pajamas as they wreak havoc on the innocent citizens of Nod's
 Limbs. Armed with an endless supply of pranks and their hairy, one-eyed
 companion named Pet, the twins push the envelope of mischievous comedy and
 experiment with their unique brand of troublemaking on the town darling,
 Stephanie Knightleigh, and the rest of Nod's Limbs' inhabitants. From their
 strange mansion on the edge of town, Edgar and Ellen plot elaborate schemes
 using chaos as their guide and mischief as their inspiration, even though
 their plans often backfire making them their own victims.
     Each episode of the series features a two-minute segment inspired by a
 fan. Viewers are invited to log on to where they have
 the opportunity to submit storylines before the show is produced. Fans can
 then tune-in to see if Edgar or Ellen will perform the prank he or she
 suggested. The fourth wall comes tumbling down and Edgar and Ellen break
 through the television screen barrier to acknowledge the fan by name. All
 kid-inspired content is denoted by a brain graphic on the screen.
     "Edgar & Ellen is a unique multiplatform property that has evolved from
 short form programming, to specials to a series on Nicktoons Network," said
 Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager, Nicktoons Network. "The
 characters already have a huge following from the books and online, and now
 we're offering a new way for our audience to experience the Edgar & Ellen
 brand. It's an exciting chance for fans to directly contribute to the show
 and get their names mentioned on our air - it's a true user-generated
     In premiere episode, "It Came from the Sub-Basement," at 8:00 p.m.
 (ET), the twins discover a giant spider living in their sub-basement. They
 eventually get rid of it, only to be swarmed by all the bugs that the
 spider could no longer eliminate. Following in "Beast of Show," the twins
 enter Pet in a dog show, and they are determined to take the blue ribbon
 away from Stephanie and her poodle. Then, a viewer challenges Edgar to pull
 a prank involving shaving cream, fire ants and toothpaste and Edgar lives
 up to the challenge by targeting Mayor Knightleigh during his morning shave
 in "Edgar's Satchel: Getting Antsy."
     In the second episode, "Condemned," at 8:30 p.m. (ET), Stephanie has a
 safety inspector threaten to condemn the twins' mansion, unless Edgar and
 Ellen can prove that it's safe - a tall order in a home full of booby
 traps, sharp objects and half-baked pranks. In "Bolty, The Friendly Robot,"
 Edgar invents a robot to do menial tasks, but the robot becomes a cleaning
 freak with an eye toward making the Gadget Graveyard its next project.
 Edgar and Ellen race to keep it from ruining their favorite spot. Then, in
 the viewer- inspired segment, "Ellen's Horrorscopes: Them Bones," Ellen
 reads chicken bones and informs the Mayor he'll be taking a trip soon.
     Edgar & Ellen's Halloween special, "Trick or Twins," (Sunday, October
 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET) follows Edgar and Ellen on Halloween night when they
 steer the kids of Nod's Limbs to their house of horrors to prove they are
 the masters of the macabre. They soon find out that one of Edgar's
 experiments has done something truly monstrous to Ellen's carnivorous
 plant, Berenice.
     For the month of October, Edgar & Ellen episodes and short-form videos
 will stream on Video-on-Demand and Edgar & Ellen shorts will be available
 on TurboNick, Nickelodeon's broadband video service on Plus,
 fans can log on to to play Edgar & Ellen-themed games,
 check out clips and sneak-peeks of the series and download Edgar &
 Ellen-themed content.
     In support of the premiere, Nicktoons Network is offering "Party In A
 Box" sweepstakes through October 7. Fans can enter the sweepstakes by
 logging on Ten Grand Prize winners will receive all
 the necessary accoutrements to throw a "spooktacular" Edgar & Ellen viewing
 party, including plates, cups, decorations, novelty items, an Edgar & Ellen
 DVD and more. Plus 25 First Prize winners will receive an Edgar & Ellen
 Mischief Manual and Triple Threat Box set which includes the first three
 books in the Edgar & Ellen series.
     Jon McClenahan serves as Creative Producer of Edgar & Ellen, bringing
 more than 30 years of animation experience to the Edgar & Ellen(R) series
 and specials. He has directed projects such as Animaniacs and Tiny Toons
 and is a two-time winner and three-time nominee of the National Academy of
 Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy) Award for Directing in Children's
     About Star Farm Productions
     Edgar & Ellen(R), for ages 6 to 12, are pranksters extraordinaire who
 crave outrageous fun. The Edgar & Ellen animated series is produced by Star
 Farm Productions and Bardel Entertainment in association with YTV. It airs
 on Nicktoons Network US, YTV Canada, Nickelodeon UK, Nickelodeon
 International, MBC, and ABC Kids Australia. This multiple media phenomenon
 also appears in a six-book series with Simon & Schuster Children's
 Publishing and as a thriving online community at
 Enjoy the ride and savor the inevitable consequences when each of Edgar &
 Ellen's plan backfires!
     Star Farm Productions(R) creates entertainment the way today's digital
 generation consumes it. Star Farm merges user-generated content with
 mainstream multiple media. Partners include Nickelodeon International,
 Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Scholastic(R), Activision(R),
 Mattel(R) and other global leaders in the family market.
     About Nicktoons Network
     Nicktoons Network is the fastest growing kids' network* and offers a
 24- hour schedule featuring programming such as the Nicktoons Network
 Animation Festival, Skyland, Kappa Mikey, The Secret Show and Martin
 Mystery, as well as a roster of hits that have defined kids' and animation
 lovers' TV, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Invader Zim, Danny
 Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and The Adventures of
 Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Nicktoons Network is a part of the MTV Networks
 expanded suite of channels available for digital distribution. The new
 channels include MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Nicktoons Network and VH1 Mega Hits,
 expanding and strengthening MTV Networks' digital offerings to thirteen
     Nicktoons Network currently reaches 50 million homes via cable, digital
 cable and satellite, and can be seen on Cablevision, Charter
 Communications, Comcast Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network
 and Time Warner Cable. Nicktoons, and all related titles and logos are
 property of Viacom, Inc.
     *Nicktoons Network is the Fastest Growing Kid's Network among K2-11,
 K6- 11, K6-14 and K12-17. Source: Nielsen Media Research, 8/28/06-7/29/07
 vs. 8/29/05-7/30/06. (Live) US AA%

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