Sprout has renewed kids series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave for Season 2, THR confirms.
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave Season 2 will premiere fall 2016.
In addition, the network has ordered a Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave Christmas special, to debut fall 2016, plus a Hanukkah special for Nina’s World.
Also on the slate is a Terrific Trucks Christmas movie based on the new original live-action series set to premiere on Sprout in June.
Updated with official press release:
SPROUT ANNOUNCES NEWEST ORIGINAL SERIES, KODY KAPOW, REINFORCING ITS COMMITMENT TO ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
Network Greenlights Second Season of Hit Show Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave In Addition to Three Holiday Specials Based on Original Series
NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2016 – Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, has announced the upcoming launch of Kody Kapow, the newest addition to its increasing portfolio of original series. Kody Kapow is slated to debut on Sprout in early 2017 and builds upon the network’s emphasis on delivering high quality original content to families; Zodiak Kids Studios will produce.
Sprout has also announced the renewal of original series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave for a second season, with a fall 2016 premiere – the animated series has become one of the network’s highest reaching shows among women 18-49, reaching over 2 million women in that demographic. In addition, a Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave Christmas special will debut this fall, as well as a Hanukkah special based on Nina’s World, Sprout’s original animated series which stars Rita Moreno. Rounding out the holiday specials will be a Terrific Trucks Christmas movie based on the new original live action series set to premiere on Sprout in July.
“Over the past year, Sprout has doubled the amount of original series on our air, and that number steadily increases with the upcoming launch of Kody Kapow,” said Frances Berwick, president, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We know our new content is resonating with our audience – our recent launch of Floogals attracted new viewers to the network at a 30% increase in its first six weeks. With these strong additions to our lineup, we continue to deliver exclusive programming that drives families to watch together and keeps them engaged and inspired.”
Kody Kapow is about an aspiring martial arts–style superhero named Kody who spends the summer with his extended family in a small village in China. His grandfather, a martial arts master, teaches Kody ancient lessons of mindfulness, patience and perseverance, which Kody employs as he and his super spy cousin set off on adventures in the village together with their tiger friend Stripes. The series is created by Alexander Bar and developed for television by Robin Stein and Dan Franklin. The executive producer for Zodiak Kids Studios is Eryk Casemiro; animation will be produced by Canadian studio Arc Productions.