Nick’s Gotta Have Hartman

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Nickelodeon Networks has signed a multiyear pact with the executive producer and creator of The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom.

Butch Hartman will create original animated and live-action programming for Nickelodeon and Noggin, the programmer said Wednesday.

"We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with Butch Hartman,” Nick executive vice president of development and original programming Marjorie Cohn said in a prepared statement.

“He is an incredibly talented and prolific creator who has already brought two hit animated series to our air," she added. "We are looking forward to the continued energy and enthusiasm we know he will bring to the world of live-action."

"This deal gives me the opportunity to bring to life, via animation and live-action, some of the ideas and characters that have been screaming inside my head," Hartman said in a prepared statement. "Working with everyone at Nickelodeon over the past several years has been hugely satisfying, and I look forward to forging the same kind of terrific creative alliances with the folks at Noggin."

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