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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Mush if by Land, Mush Mush if by Sea
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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 sat on his favorite Hawaiian hat and needs a new one! He can't afford to fly Rosario and Madi all the way to Hawaii -- he can only get them as far as Colorado. They'll need to find the Continental Divide and place a bottle containing his head measurements into a western-flowing river. While searching for his straw hat, Ruff discovers the hat he wore at his last job as a Colonial reenactor, inspiring him to send Willie and Nina on a race against time, following Paul Revere's famous ride through the streets of Boston and Minuteman National Park.



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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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