Nickelodeon Greenlights Third Season of “T.U.F.F. Puppy”

Burbank, Calif., July 29, 2011 — Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, has picked up a third season of T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest hit animated series from Nicktoon hit-maker Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The network is adding 20 episodes to the series, bringing the total number to 60. T.U.F.F. Puppy, starring iCarly’s Jerry Trainor as Dudley, currently ranks as the number-two animated program with kids 2-11, only behind SpongeBob SquarePants.

“Currently our second highest rated animated series, T.U.F.F. Puppy has been a huge success on Saturday mornings right out of the gate, which is no surprise coming from the incredibly talented Butch Hartman, the only creator at Nick with three shows under his belt — The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and now T.U.F.F. Puppy,” said Johnson. “The show is laugh-out-loud funny in no small part due to iCarly’s Jerry Trainor, who brings his incredible comedic sensibility to the role.”

“I am truly thrilled to be able to make a brand-new litter of T.U.F.F. Puppy episodes,” said Butch Hartman. “I love working on the show and I’m looking forward to expanding the world of Dudley Puppy with more villains, more gadgets, and even some surprises from Dudley and Kitty’s past.”

A hit since its October 2010 premiere, T.U.F.F. Puppy ranks as the number-two animated program on television with kids 2-11 (behind only SpongeBob SquarePants) year to date. The series currently averages 3.6 million total viewers (source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + 7 Day data 12/27/10-6/19/11, Live + Same Day data thru 7/3/11).

T.U.F.F. Puppy will be launching internationally on Nickelodeon Australia later this month with all other international channels premiering the series in August.

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  • Kevin Hill

    A sure sign the apocalypse is coming ;)

  • Maurice

    I support this.

  • James Fox

    Still waiting for those new “Max & Ruby” episodes!

  • Keegan

    “Currently our second highest rated animated series…”

    Mhmm, yeah this is a sign that you need better cartoons, Nick.

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron B.

    I never bothered to pay attention to the point where I was aware there was a Season Two greenlight (although I suppose the new order was inevitable).

  • http://www.totalmediabridge.com Kevin Johnson

    I wouldn’t knock it till you try it. It has a lot of aggressive comic sensibilities and strong Tex-Avery type humor.

    • James Fox

      I would love to give this show a shot but Nick has no plans to bring this show to Netflix for streaming, so i can’t

      and besides, outside of the Kung Fu Panda tv series.. I am losing may patience and confidence with Nickelodeon
      Why?
      Well, at their 2011 Upfront they confirmed new episodes of Max & Ruby (a cartoon which is supposed to one of Nick’s Top 3 Shows) but months after the Upfront, Nickelodeon have yet or might never will confirm a premiere date for the new episodes as they are playing the ‘look at the shiny keys’ method of press
      meaning, Instead of a confirmation of a premiere date for the new episodes of “Max & Ruby” (yeah, that’s the only toon i watch on Nick so sue me! XD) they instead focus on the following
      - New episodes on their live-action teeny bopper garbage shows
      - That stupid live-action Fairly Oddparents tv film with the tone-deaf Drake Bell as a young adult Timmy Turner
      - Announcements of a new TMNT (with questionable changes) and a new Avatar: The Last Airbender-related series

  • Jamie

    I spoke with a director for Max and Ruby @Corus Entertainment in Canada. They said the new episodes will premiere in Early 2012.