After several date changes, MTV’s clever and highly entertaining new animated series Clone High will finally premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 (EST).
Co-produced by Nelvana, Clone High answers the question “What if a renegade band of evil scientists extracted the DNA from some of the most prominent figures in history and populated a high school with teenage versions of them?”
Characters include an awkward young Abe Lincoln, a party-hardy Gandhi, the beautiful and power-hungry Cleopatra, a womanizing John F. Kennedy and the cynical Joan of Arc, to name just a few.
The teen clones will have to put up with the normal pressures of high school while surviving the secret experiment of evil scientist-turned- principal, Dr. Cinnamon J. Scudworth and his robotic butler, Mr. Belvetron.
Abe is voiced by Saturday Night Live‘s Will Forte. Nicole Sullivan of MAD TV provides the voice Joan of Arc while fellow MAD TV cast member Michael McDonald takes on Gandhi. The role of Cleopatra is voiced by Christa Miller of The Drew Carey Show.
Special guest voices for the season will include Drew Carey, Michael J. Fox, Chris Berman, Jack Black, Joe Flaherty, John Stamos, Luke Perry, Mandy Moore, Marilyn Manson and Tom Green.
Described as “a comedy disguised as a teen drama,” Clone High promises to tell relatable stories that deal with real teen issues while poking fun at the style and melodrama seen in Dawson’s Creek and Beverly Hills 90210.
The series is created and executive produced by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. Miller also provides the voice of JFK. Other credits include Tom Martin, supervising producer and Bill Lawrence, executive producer. The roster of staff writers includes alumni of The Simpsons, South Park and The Man Show.
For a complete list of airings, visit www.mtv.com.