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Drake & Josh

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Drake & Josh
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Premiere January 11, 2004
Finale September 16, 2007
Creator Dan Schneider
Network Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute teen sitcom
Company Schneider's Bakery
Nickelodeon Productions
Seasons 4
Episodes 57 + 2 movies
Origin USA

Drake & Josh is a teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. It follows the adventures of two polar-opposite teenaged boys—cool, handsome, rock star Drake Parker and nerdy, high-strung, awkward Josh Peck—who become stepbrothers when their parents marry each other. The characters had previously appeared on The Amanda Show and proved popular enough to warrant their own series. Although marketed for "tweenagers" (children aged ten to 14), the show has experienced success with adults due to its charming familiarity. At a time when the traditional multi-camera family sitcom seems all but dead on network television, Drake & Josh has been described as a refreshing throwback with classic, resolvable conflict-based scenarios, sharp dialogue and two likeable leads whose chemistry and interplay is often reminiscent of such classic comedy duos as Abbott & Costello or Martin & Lewis. (In fact, series stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck—Peck in particular—have expressed admiration for and inspiration from the latter duo.)

Shortly into production of the fourth season, on December 30, 2005, Bell was involved in a car accident which injured his jaw and delayed production. Fortunately, he had a speedy recovery, and the season premiered in September 2006.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Drake Bell Drake Parker 1 2 3 4
Josh Peck Josh Nichols 1 2 3 4
Miranda Cosgrove Megan Parker 1 2 3 4
Jonathan Goldstein Walter Nichols 1 2 3 4
Nancy Sullivan Audrey Parker-Nichols 1 2 3 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Nickelodeon
Season One January 11, 2004 February 22, 2004 6
Season Two March 14, 2004 November 28, 2004 14
Season Three April 2, 2005 April 8, 2006 17
Season Four September 20, 2006 September 16, 2007 20

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Nickelodeon January 6, 2006
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Nickelodeon December 5, 2008

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Individual Episodes
Vol. 1: Suddenly Brothers February 15, 2005 1
Made-for-TV Movies
Drake and Josh Go Hollywood: The Movie January 31, 2006 1
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh December 16, 2008 1 purchase

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