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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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.