Nickelodeon, the number-one ranked cable network for 15 consecutive years, will debut
Glenn Martin, DDS, the first television series to come from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, on Monday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) in its Nick at Nite primetime daypart. A contemporary comedy offering relatable characters and identifiable family situations, the stop-motion primetime series features an all-star voice-over cast that includes
Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Anger Management) as
Catherine O’Hara (For Your Consideration, Chicken Little) as
Jackie Martin and
Judy Greer (27 Dresses, Arrested Development) as
Wendy Park. The Martins embark on the ultimate family getaway that hits every obstacle in their path — sometimes literally.
Eric Fogel (MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch) is an executive producer overseeing animation and Sivert Glarum and
Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Just Shoot Me) serve as executive producers and show runners.
Following the series’ August 17 premiere, all-new episodes of
Glenn Martin, DDS will run that week, August 18-20, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The series will then move to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) beginning August 24.
“This collaboration with
Michael Eisner offers a new twist on the classic family sitcom that tweens and their parents can both enjoy,” said
Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming. “We look forward to debuting this groundbreaking and much-anticipated series and introduce viewers to Nick at Nite’s new evening line-up.”
Glenn Martin, DDS is a one-of-a-kind series that re-envisions the classic family sitcom,” added
Michael Eisner, The Tornante Company. “It’s a perfect addition to Nick at Nite as it delivers humor in a mature, sophisticated manner.”
Glenn Martin, DDS follows the offbeat adventures of beleaguered dentist, Glenn, and his family — earnest yet slightly cynical wife, Jackie; hormone-addled son, Conor; power suit-wearing daughter, Courtney; her subservient assistant, Wendy; and family dog, Canine — who trade in the suburbs for a life on the road. Yearning for a deeper connection with his family, Glenn has packed up the Martins in an RV, which doubles as his dentist office, to go cross-country. They are beset by an array of colorful locals and crazy situations on this journey, taking them to places like Las Vegas, the Amish Country, the White House, Atlantic City and Hollywood. The Martins, who put the “fun” in dysfunctional, are a family who loves and can depend on one another, despite all the mayhem.
In addition to the series regulars, who include Peter Oldring (Total Drama Island) as 13-year-old
Conor Martin and
Jackie Clarke (Starveillance) as 11-year-old
Courtney Martin, season one will feature celebrity appearances from Chrissie Hynde,
Gene Simmons and
Wendie Malick, among others, who voice some of the many colorful characters the Martins encounter through their travels.
In the premiere episode, “Amish Anguish,” Glenn realizes his family, consumed by their cell phones, PDA devices and Game Boys, failed to appreciate the beauty of Niagara Falls and teaches them a lesson by stopping for a few days in an Amish village. Unfortunately, his plan backfires when his family enjoys the village more than he does. Glenn must learn to overcome his own fear of technology to save Conor from getting married and escape the Amish country with his family still intact. Additional episodes will chronicle the Martin family adventures as they continue their cross-country journey.
Prior to the August 17 television launch, viewers may visit the series website, GlennMartinDDS.com, which features original content, message boards, video clips, downloadables and actor bios.
Year-to-date, Nick at Nite is the number-one ranked cable network in total day among both Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 and is on track to be the number-one ranked cable network with Women 18-49 for the sixth consecutive year. In 2009, Nick at Nite is delivering year-over-year double-digit growth of 14% among Women 18-49.* Additionally, Nick at Nite finished May as the number-one basic cable network among Women 18-49 and the number-two network among Adults 18-49, only behind TNT (source: NMR, 4/27/09-5/31/09).
Recently, Nick At Nite added the hit series Malcolm in the Middle, strengthening its slate of popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Home Improvement,
George Lopez, and Family Matters, as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Roseanne. Also coming in September is the hit comedy Everybody Hates Chris, from co-creator and narrator
Chris Rock and inspired by his real-life childhood experiences.
Glenn Martin, DDS was developed for Nick at Nite by
Michael Eisner, who co-created the series along with
Alex Berger and
Eric Fogel. The show is being produced by
Steven Cohen and
Noel Bright for Tornante Animation, a division of The Tornante Company LLC.