Update: Destiny Brings Boy And Talking Snake Together In Nickelodeon's Newest Animated Series Sanjay And Craig, Premiering

Update: Destiny Brings Boy And Talking Snake Together In Nickelodeon's Newest
 Animated Series Sanjay And Craig, Premiering Saturday, May 25, At 10:30 a.m.
                                   (ET/PT)

First-Time Nickelodeon Creators Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell, and Andreas
Trolf Team Up with Network Alumni Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi; Featuring
Maulik Pancholy, Chris Hardwick, Linda Cardellini and More

PR Newswire

BURBANK, Calif., April 22, 2013

BURBANK, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Two best friends, one of whom
happens to be a talking snake, seek maximum awesomeness in the brand-new
animated series Sanjay and Craig, debuting Saturday, May 25, at 10:30 a.m.
(ET/PT)  on Nickelodeon. This 20-episode series, produced by Nickelodeon
Animation Studios, follows the misadventures of Sanjay, an excitable and
irreverent 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, 30 Rock) and Craig, a
smooth-talking snake and master of disguise (Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, Back at
the Barnyard). Together, they embark on epic kid-inspired quests that are at
times totally ridiculous, absolutely gross and weirdly sweet. Sanjay and Craig
will air regularly Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The series
will also begin airing on the network's international channels in early 2014.

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"The comedic and outrageous adventures of Sanjay and Craig deliver the perfect
yet distinctive mix of weird, wonderful and random humor that is both
unconventional and modern, which this post-millennial world has a strong
affinity for," said Russell Hicks, President of Content Development and
Production.

Sanjay and Craig is created and co-executive produced by Jim Dirschberger, Jay
Howell, and Andreas Trolf, a trio inspired by the Nickelodeon cartoons they
grew up watching. These first-time creators were teamed with award-winning
writers and producers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete &
Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks) to make an original animated series for a new
generation of Nickelodeon kids—the post-millennials. The series features the
voice talents of Pancholy and Hardwick in the lead roles with additional cast
members that include: Linda Cardellini (Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks) as Megan;
Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) as Hector; Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as
Mr. Noodman; Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Vijay; Grey DeLisle (The
Fairly OddParents) as Darlene and Sandy Dickson; and Remington Tufflips as
himself.

Sanjay and Craig's relationship is an alliance of equals, with Sanjay relying
on his best buddy to aid his misadventures through their suburban
neighborhood. From perfecting the ultimate bike skid, tightroping across a
pool of garbage on a dare or Craig manipulating a contest to win his best
buddy one hundred dogs, their routine hijinks often cross into the land of the
fantastical and the absurd. Only Sanjay and his closest friends can hear
Craig's warped words of wisdom. The only thing that stands in their way is
their unhinged, snake-phobic neighbor, Mr. Noodman, who's always on the verge
of figuring out that Craig can talk.

During the half-hour series premiere, Sanjay and Craig infiltrate the hospital
to see the world's first butt transplant in "Brett Venom MD." Then in "Laugh
Quake,"  the two go on a quest to find the ultimate laugh.

Fans can visit the Sanjay and Craig page on Nick.com to learn about the show
and its characters. Beginning May 6, viewers can head to Nick.com to play Rad
Awesome Butt Doctors, a brand-new online game where Sanjay and Craig dress up
as doctors and have to work together to fix sick patients. If players get
through the sick ward in time, the duo of dudes might just get to see the most
historic transplant after all.

Nickelodeon, now in its 34^th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in almost 100million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
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SOURCE Nickelodeon

Website: http://www.nick.com
Contact: Jean Yoo, Nickelodeon/LA, (310) 752-8824, Jean.Yoo@nick.com; or
Katelyn Balach, Nickelodeon/NY, (212) 846-6283, Katelyn.Balach@nick.com
 
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