Eisner’s Tornante to produce TV series on Nick At Nite

MUMBAI: In an attempt to beef up its offerings, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon’s prime time and overnight block of programs for adults, has roped in Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation to produce a new stop-motion comedy. Glenn Martin DDS is set to premiere on the channel in 2009.

Nick at Nite ordered 20 episodes of Glenn Martn, DDS.

Nick At Nite is Nickelodeon‘s nighttime programming block that also features 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 2009 is the hit comedy Everybody Hates Chris, from co-creator and narrator Chris Rock and inspired by his real-life childhood experiences.

"Michael Eisner has been the creative architect of some of the most successful sitcoms in television history and we‘re very excited that the first new series from his new company will be on Nick at Nite. Glenn Martin, DDS is an innovative take on the modern American family and has the potential to be a definitional program in Nick at Nite‘s lineup of family comedies like George Lopez and Home Improvement.,” said Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group president Cyma Zarghami.

Tornante has distributed programmes like Prom Queen and Foreign Body, online through its new-media studio, Vuguru. The Glenn Martin DDS deal is its first TV-series project.

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