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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Roughing it with Ruff
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Premiered May 29, 2006

Part game show, part reality TV, and part spoof, FETCH! features real kids, real challenges, real science, and an unreal host named Ruff Ruffman (yes, he's an animated dog!) Featuring 20 half-hour episodes, FETCH! mixes live-action with animation and breaks the mold with its educational and comical take on America's newest television genre. Targeting six- to ten-year olds, it is spontaneous, unscripted, and full of twists.

FETCH! explores the untapped potential of the hugely popular reality television genre and proves that it can be a great venue for kids to have fun while learning problem-solving skills and teamwork. The series also offers viewers an important perspective on competition by letting them know that the value of an experience isn't just determined by winning or losing, but by what happens along the way. Funded in large part by the National Science Foundation, the series focuses on real world science, featuring kids as they pursue questions, conduct experiments, and actively investigate the world around them. Series release date: 5/29/2006

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Season Two (2) Broadcast 2007 Ruff is thrilled that his owner is putting in a pool, until he realizes that his doghouse will be demolished in the process. Certain that he'll be forced to live out in the wild, Ruff sends the kids into the wilderness to meet with a survival expert to learn the ways of the woods at Pillsbury State Park.



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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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