Nick at Nite celebrates Presidents’ Day with a visit to the White House in Glenn Martin, DDS’ “Hail to the Teeth,” premiering Monday, Feb. 15, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), with special guest star Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) as the voice of Vice President Joe Biden. The series, recently picked up for a second season and nominated for an Annie Award, features an all-star voice cast that includes Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Anger Management) as Glenn Martin, Catherine O’Hara (For Your Consideration, Chicken Little) as Jackie Martin and Judy Greer (27 Dresses, Arrested Development) as Wendy Park. The stop-motion primetime series from Tornante Animation airs regularly Mondays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
“Nick at Nite salutes Presidents’ Day with an irreverent take on some of Washington, D.C.’s most recognizable figures,” said Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming. “The stop-motion versions of President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney are hilarious, and Chris Parnell was perfect for the voice of Vice President Joe Biden.”
In “Hail to the Teeth,” the Martins visit Washington, D.C. for Courtney’s essay contest about the person she most admires. Glenn experiences a crisis of confidence when his daughter chooses to write about Millard Fillmore instead of her father. Things take a turn for the better when President Obama urgently needs a dentist and Glenn comes to the rescue. The President praises Glenn as a prototypical American, elevating Glenn’s status in his daughter’s eyes, until he blows it by upstaging her big moment. Meanwhile, Conor discovers Dick Cheney in the basement of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue plotting to regain control of the White House with Conor’s help.
Glenn Martin, DDS follows the offbeat adventures of beleaguered dentist, Glenn (Nealon), and his family earnest yet slightly cynical wife, Jackie (O’Hara); hormone-addled son, Conor (Peter Oldring); power suit-wearing daughter, Courtney (Jackie Clarke); her subservient assistant, Wendy (Greer); and family dog, Canine who trade in the suburbs for a life on the road. Yearning for a deeper connection with his family, Glenn has packed up the Martins in an RV, which doubles as his dentist office, to go cross-country. They are beset by an array of colorful locals and crazy situations on this journey, taking them to places like Las Vegas, the Amish Country, Atlantic City and Hollywood. The Martins, who put the “fun” in dysfunctional, are a family who loves and can depend on one another, despite all the mayhem.
Year-to-date, Nick at Nite is the number-one ranked cable network in total day among both Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49. Nick at Nite finished 2009 as basic cable’s number-one network in total day with Women 18-49, averaging a 0.7/415,000 W18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers. Premiere episodes of Glenn Martin, DDS currently average 2.1 million total viewers each week.
Glenn Martin, DDS was developed for Nick at Nite by Michael Eisner, who co-created the series along with Alex Berger and Eric Fogel, who is also an executive producer overseeing animation. Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Just Shoot Me) serve as executive producers and show runners. The show is produced by Steven Cohen and Noel Bright for Tornante Animation, a division of The Tornante Company LLC.
Nickelodeon, now in its 30th 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, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 15 consecutive years
About The Tornante Company
Founded in 2005 by Michael Eisner, The Tornante Company is a privately held company that invests in and incubates companies in the media and entertainment space. Tornante’s companies and investments include Tornante Animation, The Topps Company, Inc., and Vuguru. In the summer of 2008, Tornante Animation was launched to produce animation for television and multi-media platforms.
(Source: Nick At Nite)