Drake & Josh: Nickelodeon Stars Return — for the Last Time?

Drake and JoshThe stars of Nickelodeon’s hit show, Drake & Josh, are reuniting for a new TV movie. The movie, the third based on the TV series, will be titled Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh and is set to air during the holidays later this year.

The Drake & Josh TV show enjoyed a successful run on Nickelodeon, beginning in January 2004. The show focuses on two teenage boys (played by Drake Bell and Josh Peck) who become step-brothers after their parents decide to marry. Though they have their differences, the boys eventually become good friends, often teaming up against Drake’s quick-witted younger sister, Megan (Miranda Cosgrove). The show ended on September 16, 2007 after four seasons and 60 episodes. It was one of Nickelodeon’s highest rated series for kids 2-11.

A 2006 TV movie, Drake & Josh Go Hollywood, follows the boys on a trip to Los Angeles. It delivered Nick’s highest ratings for a made-for-TV movie with kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. Last August’s Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp focuses on the lead characters trying to reseal a bungled record deal. Big Shrimp out-paced Hollywood, averaging 5.8 million viewers and set a new ratings record for tweens 9-14 and total viewers.

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh will be the first Drake & Josh production since the end of the regular series. The movie will follow the step-brothers a they work as a mall Santa and his helper. The two end up promising a young girl in foster care that she’ll have the “best Christmas ever” and then must figure out a way to make that happen. Production begins this month.

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Show creator Dan Schneider (Head of the Class) returns and he’s partnered with Cohn and Lauren Levine as executive producers. The movie is being written by Steven Molaro (The Class) and directed by Micahel Grossman (Charmed).

For their part, the Drake & Josh stars have certainly been keeping busy since their series ended. Earlier this year, Bell’s Superhero Movie was released and his second 2008 movie, College, is scheduled to hit theaters August 29th. He also has a music career with a third album expected in August. Later this month, Peck opens in a dark comedy called The Wackness. He plays an ex-con dope dealer opposite Olivia Thirlby and Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley. Peck recently wrapped another film called Safety Glass, in which he stars with Thirlby and Hilary Duff. He may be barely recognizable to his fans in that role as he reportedly sports a short haircut, a thin mustache, and a psychotic attitude.

If Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh performs as well as expected, Nickelodeon will undoubtedly want to make other Drake & Josh projects. It remains to be seen however if the two rising stars will be available to do them. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. says

    Hey! Drake and Josh were are u .I misses u so much and I waiting for ur .I m really very much exited on watching your show .I m so much glad on watching Josh and Megan and Drake there is a good comment for u that u r asome guy , u r dazzing and hot . I like ur songs very much and and I have crush on u . I LOVE U.

  2. Ashwin says

    Man drake and josh seriously were fun to watch they lighten your mind and u feel like they r right there with u and u r involved in all the mischief too.

  3. Bogdan says

    Yeah your right.But one more thing Josh was much funny when he was fat.I want new series drake and Josh.But I think its will not to be continiud….

  4. zoe says

    i love drake and josh did you see how megan allways sets traps i wonder were she gets all the traps i think she gets them from like a spy store or something like that

  5. kevin says

    Drake and Josh are the Cooooolest Guys on Earth.One Show you Never Get Bored no matter how many time you watch it.Hope they will come back with a Bang.

  6. Nami says

    These days I really do not like Nickelodeon. They barely have Drake & Josh re-runs anymore. They’ve completely screwed up the channel! ‘The Naked Brothers Band’ inspired my love of music. ‘Drake & Josh’ was highly entertaining and made rainy days fun. ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide’ presented a lot of excellent advice, and was very enjoyable. ‘The Amanda Show’ made me laugh like a hyena. Now, shows like ‘True Jackson, VP’ and ‘The Troop’? They only make me want to barf. Nickelodeon used to be a really imaginative and fun channel, and 99% of the shows I’ve ever loved were on it… now I feel like it’s become a second Disney channel. They try to make celebrities out of talentless losers like Victoria Justice, and it’s just oh-so ridiculous.

  7. Anonymous says

    i heard they stopped showing drake and josh because of they made a new show, icarly…or something like that. Damn, i miss drake & josh and their crazy shinanigans (or however you spell it) icarly’s okay…i guess, but drake and josh was like 200x funnier.

  8. Anonymous says

    drake ve josk çok seviyorum drake harikasın ve sen josk süpersin drake senden yakışıklı olabilir ve ben böyle düşünmüuyorum sen drakeden daha harikasın…..

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