Lucas Cruikshank

Nickelodeon has ordered two projects starring YouTube star Lucas Cruikshank, the network announced today.

Fred: The Show is an 11-minute live-action series based off of Cruikshank's 6-year-old character Fred Figgglehorn. Cruikshank, 18, previously starred in the network's original movies Fred: The Movie and Fred: Night of the Living Fred. The show was given a 21-episode order and is set to premiere in early 2012.  

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Marvin, Marvin, also starring Cruikshank, is about an eccentric intergalactic kid trying to adapt to his new life as a teenager in school. Jon Ross (10 Things I Hate About You) created the project which was given a pilot order.

"Lucas is an immensely talented actor and comedian whose unique brand of humor is a proven winner with our audience," Nickeloden president Marjorie Cohn said.

The network also announced that new comedy How to Rock, starring Cymphonique Miller, will debut on Feb. 4 and the Big Time Rush movie featuring covers of Beatles classics will premiere on March 10.