NICKELODEON'S HIT LIVE-ACTION MYSTERY "HOUSE OF ANUBIS" RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO MONDAY, JAN. 9
45 New Half-Hour Episodes of the Telenovela-Style Series to Feature New Cast Members, More Drama and Adventure
NEW YORK - Dec. 20, 2011 - Nickelodeon's live-action telenovela-style series, House of Anubis, returns for season two (45 new half-hours) beginning Monday, Jan. 9, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT). House of Anubis follows a group of students who uncover and solve hidden mysteries at an English boarding school while dealing with the highs and lows of their teenage years. In season two, a new mystery unfolds as Nina (played by Nathalia Ramos) and her friends return for their second year at Anubis House. The season will also introduce several new characters including series regular Eddie (played by Burkely Duffield), a self-styled punk bad boy from America. Duffield will also star as the dim-witted stepbrother in Nickelodeon's brand new Cinderella-inspired original TV movie, Rags, set to premiere in 2012. New episodes of House of Anubis will roll out in a daily format Monday-Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
"Nickelodeon viewers responded in a big way to the cool setting and edge-of-your-seat suspense that the first season of House of Anubis offered," said Marjorie Cohn, President, Development and Original Programming, Nickelodeon. "For season two, Nick brings this series to the next level with heightened social stakes, a few fresh faces and more mystery that will keep fans coming back for more."
In season two, the teens of Anubis House undertake a series of challenges in order to find a powerful and long-forgotten treasure. They realize their boarding school experience consists of more than just pillow fights, midnight feasts, heartbreaks and betrayals, when an ancient force stirs within the house and sends them on a dangerous mission. In the premiere episode, "House of Hello," the students return after the holidays but who is Jerome avoiding and why? The Sibuna Gang has a midnight feast in the attic and finds a dollhouse. Nina also looks for a new hiding place for the Cup but will Victor find her first?
Viewers can visit iTunes.com/HouseOfAnubis to download all of season one of the show for free from Dec. 19 - Jan. 10. Nickelodeon's website, www.nick.com, currently features full episodes and show clips from season one, character journal entries, sneak peek photos from season two, quizzes and more. Additionally, fans are encouraged to submit their own fiction stories on the House of Anubis message board. Beginning Jan. 9, fan stories will be highlighted on the website each week.
An established Nickelodeon hit in Europe, House of Anubis is the first-ever Nickelodeon U.S. live-action show produced in the U.K. and airs on other Nick channels around the world. The first season of House of Anubis (new episodes Mon-Fri at 7 p.m.) averaged a 5.5/1.2 million kids 6-11 rating, 4.7/1.0 million tweens 9-14 rating and delivered an average of 2.9 million total viewers for its first season.
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