Fred: The Show

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Fred: The Show
Fred The Show logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Lucas Cruikshank
Starring Lucas Cruikshank
Daniella Monet
Jake Weary
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Stephanie Courtney
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 24 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lucas Cruikshank
Brian Robbins
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Michael Green
Gary Binkow
Evan Weiss
Producer(s) Don Dunn
Sheryl Levine
Carter Hansen
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Varsity Pictures
The Collective
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run January 16 – August 3, 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Followed by Fred 3: Camp Fred
External links
Website

Fred: The Show is an American television series, created by Lucas Cruikshank that originally aired on Nickelodeon, in the United States from January 16 to August 3, 2012.[1] Lucas Cruikshank, Daniella Monet, Jake Weary, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Stephanie Courtney reprise their roles from Fred: The Movie and Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. A series preview aired on January 16, 2012 and the show officially premiered on February 20, 2012. Fred: The Show came to production after the success of Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred. The show was cancelled after one season due to low ratings and poor reviews.

Synopsis[edit]

The show follows the adventures of Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank) aged 16–17 years old in his daily life with crazy schemes and adventures.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

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Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes
Series premiere Series finale
1 24 January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16) August 3, 2012 (2012-08-03)

Broadcast[edit]

Fred: The Show premiered on January 16, 2012 in the US. The show first began showing in Canada on September 8, 2012. In Australia the premier was on August 17, 2012. The program premiered in the UK and Ireland on August 12, 2012 on Nickelodeon. It also aired on VIVA in April 2013.

Reception[edit]

Like the films, Fred: The Show was critically panned. Common Sense Media gave the show 1 out of 5 stars and stated that Fred: The Show had "More of the same absurdity from obnoxious YouTube star."[4] Despite the negative reviews, the show attracted 3.7 million viewers with a sneak peek that aired on January 16.[5] A month later, the series premiered with 3.1 million viewers (a 16% drop)[6] However, viewers dropped a further 23% to 2.4 million for the show's second episode - which aired just four days later. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nickelodeon Orders A Lot More Fred & Lucas Cruikshank". Bsckids.com. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 
  2. ^ Silberman, Lindsay (February 22, 2012). "X Factor Finalist Rachel Crow Lands Nickelodeon Series". TV Guide. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Villareal, Yvonne (April 13, 2012). "Rachel Crow settles into Nickelodeon gig". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ashby, Emily. "Fred: The Show - Television Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Monday, January 16, 2012 Cable Final Ratings". The Voice Of TV. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Rules Again + 'WWE RAW,' 'T.I. and Tiny,' 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Being Human' & Much More". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Friday Cable Ratings: 'Gold Rush' & 'Bering Sea Gold' Stay On Top + 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' 'Merlin,' 'Smackdown!' & More". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

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