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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman; Scruff Ruffman At Large


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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman
Scruff Ruffman At Large
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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 receives an e-mail intended for his evil identical twin brother, Scruff Ruffman! It seems to be written in code, having something to do with an art heist at the Cave of the Winds. Ruff puts Rosario, Nina and Willie on the case. It turns out that Scruff was on his way to becoming a world-class trapeze artist, but instead used his trapeze talents for evil. To shine a positive light into the trapeze world, Ruff sends Madi out to learn the art of trapeze.



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Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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