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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Ruff's Bowling is Going Downhill


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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff's Bowling is Going Downhill
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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 After Ruff and Blossom return from a night of bowling, Ruff realizes that his giant saltshakers have arrived. Yes!! He decides to store the salt on the top shelf of his cabinet, right by the ceiling fan... Of course, this is a bad idea. The salt goes flying and ends up on the floor. However, the bowling and the mound of snowy salt inspire Ruff for today's challenges: Rosario goes to the mountains to learn to snowboard, and Willie and Bridget go to Michigan to build a bowling machine.



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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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