Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
|Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide|
|Created by||Scott Fellows|
Daniel Curtis Lee
Jim J. Bullock
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||55 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Fellows
Bill O'Dowd (both; entire run)
Jörg Westerkamp (seasons 2–3)
|Location(s)||Nickelodeon on Sunset
|Camera setup||Film; Single-camera|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Jack Mackie Pictures
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||September 12, 2004– June 8, 2007|
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (Sometimes shortened to just "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.
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, the head writer for The Fairly OddParents.
Ned's Declassified: School Survival Guide follows the lives of Ned Bigby, Jennifer Mosely and Simon Nelson-Cook. The first season takes place during the first semester of seventh grade and the second season covers the second semester, while Season 3 takes place during eighth grade. Throughout the series, Ned builds up a number of 'tips' for his "survival guide", and uses the tips to help himself (and others) cope with the standard struggles of middle school. The individual episodes each cover a topic in the guide, such as popularity, grades or sports, as well as developing other plots (such as Ned's love life) throughout.
In November 2007, the series won the Global Entertainment Award for best kids' programming of the millennium, in a ceremony held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Actors Devon Werkheiser and Lindsey Shaw were there on behalf of the staff to accept the award.
The show takes place at the fictional James K. Polk Middle School, in California (the flag can be seen in the school's entrance hall). The exterior of the school was filmed at La Mesa Junior High in Santa Clarita, California. The school is named after the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk. The school's colors are gold and green and its mascot is a 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, allowing the show's finale to take place almost entirely off the school grounds.
|Ned Bigby||Devon Werkheiser||All seasons|
|Jennifer "Mose" Mosely||Lindsey Shaw||All seasons|
|Simon Nelson "Cookie" Cook||Daniel Curtis Lee||All seasons|
|Mr. Monroe||Jim J. Bullock||1 (starring); 2-3 (recurring)|
|Gordy||Daran Norris||1 (recurring); 2-3 (starring)|
|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|
|Rose the Lunchlady||Loni Love||All seasons|
|Dr. Wright||Meshach Taylor||All seasons|
|Nelson Duckworth||Colby O'Donis||3|
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.
The Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium, being the only countries, released the first season of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide to DVD on April 9, 2009. The Netherlands also released the second season, although both seasons only with Dutch dubbed voices. It's unknown if there will follow more places in Europe, or someplace else.
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).
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.
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. The show had not been green lit as of April 2013, due to creator and executive producer Scott Fellows working on another Nickelodeon show, Big Time Rush, and Daniel Curtis Lee being committed to Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. It is unknown if Lindsey Shaw had signed a contract for the show as well. Werkheiser has commented in a YouTube video that there would not be a continuation of the show, citing budget issues at Nickelodeon as the main reason.
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)
|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)
|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||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?)
|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 Korea||Korean dubbing|
|Spain||Manual de Supervivencia Escolar de Ned||Nickelodeon||Español castellano-España|
|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)
- "Episode List". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- ""Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" TV series 2004-2007". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
- "Ned's Declassified- The Best of Season 1 (2 Disc Set)". Amazon.com.
- "Bright Vision Entertainment – Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". Bright Vision Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- "iTunes – Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide". iTunes. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Season 1: Amazon.ca: DVD. Amazon.ca. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Season 2: Amazon.ca: DVD. Amazon.ca. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Season 3: Amazon.ca: Devon Werkheiser, Lindsey Shaw, Daniel Curits Lee, Kyle Swann, Daran Norris, Christian Serratos, Austin Butler, Joe Menendez, David Kendall, Savage Steve Holland, Scott Fellows, Lazar Saric, Mike Preister: DVD. Amazon.ca. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
- Werkheiser, Devon (June 2008). "Devon Werkheiser – Blog!". Devon Werkheiser. Retrieved 2009-07-05.[dead link]
- "Werkingitout YouTube post". Retrieved 2010-01-14.
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