The Secret's Out! Nicktoons Network to Premiere New Original Animated Series The Secret Show

13 Half-Hour Episodes From Award-Winning Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment

to Premiere Saturday, January 20 at 8:30 P.M. (ET)

Jan 02, 2007, 00:00 ET from Nicktoons Network

    NEW YORK, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- No longer classified information,
 Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon's 24-hour animation network, reveals 13
 original half-hour episodes of The Secret Show, it was announced today by
 Keith Dawkins, Vice President and General Manager of Nicktoons Network. The
 new series, which is packed with covert missions, layers of secrecy and
 original storylines, will premiere Saturday, January 20 at 8:30 p.m. (ET).
 The series will air regularly Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons
     Commissioned by the BBC and produced by Collingwood O'Hare
 Entertainment, The Secret Show is a fast-paced, animated secret agent
 series about secret people doing secret things. Best described as Get Smart
 meets Monty Python in retro-styled animation, it's a show within a show
 masked behind a fictional onscreen series, 'The Fluffy Bunny Show'. Special
 agents Victor Volt and Anita Knight work for U.Z.Z protecting the world
 against the evil forces of T.H.E.M. Victor and Anita manage to save the
 world, once or sometimes even twice a week with the help of their boss
 whose name is literally changed daily and his technical egghead Professor
 Professor. Not only do they work for a secret organization, but the show
 itself is full of secrets.
     "We love to super-serve our viewers with diverse styles of animation,
 themes and characters and The Secret Show is a great addition to our
 line-up," said Dawkins. "The show feels fresh. Everything from the
 fictional 'Fluffy Bunny Show' to the super secret agents makes us laugh out
 loud. We think our audience will find the show's mix of wit, humor and
 retro style animation as exciting as we do."
     In the first part of the premiere episode, "The Secret Thing," the
 Impostors, creatures capable of replicating humans as "hard copy
 holograms," try to steal The Secret Thing. Victor and Anita must protect
 The Secret Thing at all costs. But what is The Secret Thing? And how can
 Victor tell the difference between the real Anita and the villainous
     The second part of the premiere episode, "Who Stole Switzerland,"
 follows Martian gravity thieves who are sucking up the Earth's gravity into
 trucks and flying it off to planet Mars so they can have 'falling down
 parties.' Entire countries are floating around, weightless. Mars, however,
 is becoming so gravitational that all the Earth's countries are slowly
 being sucked towards it on a collision course. Victor and Anita must get
 the Earth's gravity back before the two planets collide.
     BBC Worldwide owns the global cross-media rights for The Secret Show,
 including program distribution, merchandising and DVD rights.
     BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned
 subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company
 exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the
 licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for
 rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV
 Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Children's and
 Digital Media. In 2005/06, BBC Worldwide generated profits of 89 million
 pounds Sterling on sales of 784 million pounds.
     Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment Ltd is one of Europe's leading
 producers for children's entertainment. Established in 1988 by Tony
 Collingwood (Writer/Director) and Christopher O'Hare (MD/Producer) the
 company has earned a prestigious international reputation for
 award-winning, high-quality animated series, specials and television
 features. This year Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment first series of Gordon
 The Garden Gnome premiered on CBeebies/CBBC, starring much loved TV
 personality Alan Titchmarsh. In 2001, 2002 and 2004 Collingwood O'Hare won
 BAFTA Awards for Best Pre-School Animation for Animal Stories, Eddy & The
 Bear and Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! respectively. COE's other production credits
 include their multi-award winning debut film Rarg, Emmy nominated/CableACE
 winner Dr. Seuss's Daisy- Head Mayzie, BAFTA nominated Dennis & Gnasher
 from The Beano, The Magic Key, Oscar's Orchestra, Pond Life and The King's
     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, Thumb Wrestling Federation,
 Corneil and Bernie and Martin Mystery, as well as a roster of hits that
 have defined kids' and animation lovers' TV, including The Angry Beavers,
 Yakkity Yak, Invader Zim, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents and
 Jimmy Neutron. 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 services.
     Nicktoons Network currently reaches 42 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.
     *Source: *Nielsen Media Research, 8/29/05-8/27/06 vs. 8/30/04-8/28/05
 (Live+SD) AA(000). NKTNS Selling Daypart: Mon-Fri/2-11p; Sat-Sun/9a-11p.
 K6-11 & K9-14 Nick & Toon Tot Prg Day. DSNY, FAM, TDSNY (M-Su 6a-11p) CBS,
 WB, FOX, NBC based on Kids Type Codes. Tribune; DIC Kids thru 8/13/06.

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