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Nickelodeon assembles 'The Troop'

11 May 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Nickelodeon has picked up "The Troop," a new comedy series from veteran producer Tommy Lynch.

The show, which has received a 26-episode order, is part of the cable network's stepped-up efforts to expand its live-action offerings. An action adventure with sci-fi elements and CG animation, "Troop" revolves around three high school students who battle monsters after school.

"With 'Troop,' I think I've finally found a show where people would laugh and scream and have their heart racing -- all on the same show," Lynch said.

To beef up the series' comedic quotient, Lynch has tapped Emmy-winning comedy writer Jay Kogen ("Frasier") to run it.

"Troop," filming in Vancouver for a fall premiere, follows Jake (Nick Purcell), a typical teenager struggling through adolescence who dreams of creating his own comic book. When his school counselor (John Marshall Jones) recruits him into the Troop -- a secret society that protects the »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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