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ASTRONAUTS, THE (NICKELODEON)
Premieres Friday, November 13
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/13/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 3:01 AM-3:30 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Nickelodeon's press release, October 2020) Nickelodeon enters orbit for an epic hour-long premiere event of The Astronauts, the network's first co-production with Imagine Kids+Family. The brand-new live-action series follows a group of kids who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are mistakenly launched into space. The Astronauts is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Executive Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber. The series is created by Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist), who also serves as writer and executive producer. The first two episodes of The Astronauts premiere back-to-back on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. In the hour-long premiere of The Astronauts, the spacecraft Odyssey II is set to launch on a mission to retrieve a foreign object that could potentially save mankind. The plan quickly goes awry when five untrained kids use their parents' security clearances to sneak onto the empty ship. Soon after they board, the onboard AI system triggers the launch sequence. Unable to stop the ship from blasting off, the kids must assume their new role as astronauts and brave harrowing tasks, as their parents rush to find a way to take control of the situation.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ben Daon as Will Rivers
· Bryce Gheisar as Elliott Combs
· Kayden Grace Swan as Doria Taylor
· Keith L. Williams as Martin Taylor
· Miya Cech as Samantha "Samy" Sawyer-Wei
· Paige Howard as Matilda (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Daniel Knauf as CRTR/EP
· Dean Israelite as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ron Howard as EP
· Stephanie Sperber as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Imagine Television