Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

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Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
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Genre Sitcom
Slapstick
Created by Scott Fellows
Starring Devon Werkheiser
Lindsey Shaw
Daniel Curtis Lee
Jim J. Bullock
Daran Norris
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 55 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Scott Fellows
Bill O'Dowd (both; entire run)
Jörg Westerkamp (seasons 2–3)
Location(s) Nickelodeon on Sunset
Hollywood, California
Camera setup Film; Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Jack Mackie Pictures
Nickelodeon Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run September 12, 2004 (2004-09-12)  – June 8, 2007 (2007-06-08)
Chronology
Related shows Big Time Rush

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (sometimes shortened to "Ned's Declassified") is an American live action sitcom on Nickelodeon that debuted in the Nickelodeon Sunday night TEENick scheduling block on September 12, 2004. The series' actual pilot episode aired on September 7, 2003 without many of the current version's main characters. The main series finale aired on June 8, 2007.[1]

The show was produced by Apollo ProScreen GmbH & Co. Filmproduktion KG in association with Jack Mackie Pictures. Its main executive producer and creator is Scott Fellows,[2] the head writer for The Fairly OddParents.

Premise[edit]

Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide follows the lives of Ned Bigby, Jennifer "Moze" Mosely, and Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook. The first season takes place during the first semester of seventh grade and the second season covers the second semester of seventh grade, while Season 3 takes place during the entire eighth grade. Throughout the series, Ned builds up a number of 'tips' for his "survival guide", and uses the tips to help himself and his classmates cope with the standard struggles of middle school. Each individual episode relates to a topic in the guide, such as popularity, grades, or sports, as well as developing other plots (such as Ned's love life) throughout.

Locations[edit]

The show takes place in California at the fictional James K. Polk Middle School, named after the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. The exterior of the school was filmed at La Mesa Junior High in Santa Clarita, California. The school's colors are gold and green and its mascot is the Wolves, which is a common theme throughout the school's interior.

During the first season, all of the show's action took place within the school or its grounds, and with the exception of one or two notable occasions, everything happened indoors. However, during Season 2, the show's producers decided they wanted more exterior scenes, so more outdoor shots were used, and on certain occasions, the show took place off school property. The show's finale, for example, took place almost entirely off the school grounds.

Characters[edit]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Roles Actors/Actresses Seasons
Ned Bigby Devon Werkheiser All seasons
Jennifer "Moze" Mosely Lindsey Shaw All seasons
Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook Daniel Curtis Lee All seasons
Mr. Monroe Jim J. Bullock 1 (starring); 2-3 (recurring)
Gordy Daran Norris 1 (recurring); 2-3 (starring)

Recurring cast[edit]

Roles Actors/Actresses Seasons
Suzie Crabgrass Christian Serratos All seasons
Billy Loomer Kyle Swann All seasons
Missy Meany Carlie Casey 2-3
Jerry Crony Matthew "Teo" Olivares All seasons
Buzz Rodriguez Recci Canon All seasons
Seth Powers Alex Black All seasons
Evelyn Kwong Michelle Kim 3
Faymen Phorchin Vinicius Machado 3
Vice Principal Crubbs Hamilton Mitchell 2-3
Lisa Zemo Rachel Sibner All seasons
Coconut Head Rob Pinkston All seasons
Claire Sawyer, Future Lawyer Brooke Marie Bridges All seasons
Martin Qwerly Tyler Chase All seasons
Mr. Combover & Mr. Gross Steve Bannos All seasons
Albert Wormenheimer Stephen Markarian 2-3
Mr. Sweeney Don Creech All seasons
Dr. Xavier Lusia Strus 2-3
Dorris Trembly Jennifer Tedmori 1-2
The Huge Crew, Mandy & Sandy Cathy Immordino, Jherimi Carter 1-2
Rose the Lunchlady Loni Love All seasons
Mr. Wright Meshach Taylor All seasons
Nelson Duckworth Colby O'Donis 3

Crew[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

In the USA there have been four DVD releases made for the series.

  • TEENick Picks, Volume 1 – features "Guide to: Computer Labs and Backpacks" (Season 1, Episode 9)
  • Special Field Trip Edition – features the telecast and "Guide to: Dismissal and The School Play" (Season 3, Episode 4)
  • The Best of Season 1 and The Best of Season 2.[3]

The first season of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide was released on DVD in the Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium on April 9, 2009.[4] The Netherlands also released the second season, although both seasons were only released with Dutch dubbing. It's unknown if there will follow more places in Europe, or someplace else.

In the United States, the entire series has been released on iTunes, but in Season 2, the episode "Guide to: Music Class and Class Clown" is missing. There have been no plans of a DVD release.[5]

All three seasons were once available on the Netflix Instant Streaming service (Season 2 Episode 18: "Guide to: Music Class and Class Clown" was the only episode missing).

All three seasons are currently available on the Amazon Instant Video Instant Streaming service (Season 2 Episode 18: "Guide to: Music Class and Class Clown" is the only episode missing).


Alliance Home Entertainment has released the first two seasons on DVD in Canada only. The third and final season was supposed to be released on February 7, 2012 in Canada only, but again the production was delayed.[6][7][8]

Episodes[edit]

Spin-off[edit]

In June 2008, Werkheiser signed a development contract with Nickelodeon for a spin-off that would deal with his character's adventures in high school.[9] The show had not been green lit as of October 2014, due to the other major players in the series being busy with other projects; creator and executive producer Scott Fellows was working on another Nickelodeon show, Big Time Rush; Daniel Curtis Lee was committed to Disney XD's Zeke and Luther; and Lindsey Shaw was working on 10 Things I Hate About You.

International syndication[edit]

The series has also been broadcast in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Guatemala, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Norway, Mexico, Ireland, Indonesia, Uruguay, Argentina, El Salvador, South Africa, India, the Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Colombia, Singapore, Venezuela, Panama, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Argentina.

Country / Region Name Television Network Dubbing / Subtitles
 Austria Neds ultimativer Schulwahnsinn
(English: Ned's ultimate schoolmadness)
Nickelodeon German dubbing
 Argentina Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 Brazil Manual de Sobrevivência Escolar do Ned
Nickelodeon and TV Band Português-BR
 Belgium Ned's Survival Gids
(English: Ned's Survival Guide)
Ned ou comment survivre aux études
(English: Ned, or how to survive education)
Nickelodeon Dutch and French dubbing
 Canada Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Family Channel None
 Quebec Ned ou comment survivre aux études VRAK.TV French dubbing
 Chile Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 Colombia Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 Denmark Ned's Universalhåndbog i Skoleoverlevelse Nickelodeon Danish dubbing
 El Salvador Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 Finland Ned's Declassified Nickelodeon Finnish dubbing
 France Ned ou comment survivre aux études Nickelodeon and France 2 French dubbing
 Germany Neds ultimativer Schulwahnsinn
(English: Ned's ultimate schoolmadness)
Nickelodeon German dubbing
 Guatemala Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 India Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
नेड'स डेच्लस्सिफ़िएद स्कूल सर्वाइवल गाइड
நெட்'ச டெcலச்சிபிஎட் ஸ்கூல் சுர்விவல் கிடு
నెడ్'స డెచ్లస్సిఫిఎద్ స్కూల్ సర్వైవల్ గైడ్
Nickelodeon Original language available along with Hindi, Tamil and Telugu dubbing options.
 Indonesia Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon Indonesia dubbing (optional)
 Ireland Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon, RTE 2 None
 Israel מדריך ההישרדות של נד Nickelodeon Hebrew dubbing
 Italy Ned – Scuola di sopravvivenza
(English: Ned – Survival school)
Nickelodeon and Italia 1 Italian dubbing
 Japan ネッドの機密解除された学校のサバイバルガイド Nickelodeon and NHK Japanese dubbing
 Malaysia Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon Malay dubbing (optional)
 Mexico Manual de Supervivencia de Ned Nickelodeon, Canal 5 Español-Chile
 Netherlands Ned's SurvivalGids: Hoe houd ik de middelbare school vol?
(English: Ned's Survival Guide: How will I survive highschool?)
Nickelodeon Dutch dubbing
 Norway Ned's Declassified Nickelodeon Norwegian dubbing
 New Zealand Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon and TV2 None
 Philippines Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon None
 Portugal Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon Português-PT
 Singapore Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon None
 South Africa
 South Korea Korean dubbing
 Spain Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español castellano-España
 Sweden Ned's Declassified Nickelodeon Both
 UAE Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide eJunior Arabic dubbing (optional)
 United Kingdom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon None
 Uruguay Manual de Superviviencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 USA (original) Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Nickelodeon None
 Venezuela Manual de Superviviencia Escolar de Ned Nickelodeon Español-Chile
 Vietnam Cẩm nang của Ned
(English: Ned's Guide)
HTV3 Vietnamese dubbing

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