Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn
Nickelodeon is turning President's Day into Fredsident's Day with the premiere of their new series, Fred: The Show.
The 11-minute episodes star Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old character that 18-year-old Cruikshank first made popular on his YouTube channel. On Monday's premiere two-parter, Fred's neighbors confront him after seeing him destroy their property. In the first part, Fred tries to declare his innocence and in the second, he discovers his nemesis Kevin (Jake Weary) is responsible.
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.
Lucas Cruikshank says there's a lot more to his alter ego Fred Figglehorn than screaming temper tantrums.
"Well... if you can get past the voice," Cruikshank says.
For the unfamiliar, Fred is a tyrannical 6-year-old video blogger with the voice of Alvin the Chipmunk and the body of a teen. He's also one of YouTube's biggest stars.