Pet Alien, the new CG comedy series from Mike Young Prods. (MYP), will premiere on Cartoon Network on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. (ET, PT). Distributed by MYP’s subsidiary, Taffy Ent., the series will also air this quarter on Cartoon Network Europe, as well as all of the network’s broadcast services in Latin America, Asia/Pacific and Japan.
The show follows the adventures of space aliens who visit the seaside town of DeSpray Bay to experience life on Earth firsthand. Dinko, Gumpers, Flip, Swanky and Scruffy take up residence in the lighthouse hideaway of 12-year-old Tommy and attempt to help the boy with his daily challenges. However, their well-intentioned efforts only succeed in turning his life inside out and upside down.
Sunday’s premiere episode includes the segment “I was a Teenage Bearded Boy,” in which the aliens try to make Tommy more cool at school by giving him a green beard. It will be followed by “Escape from Detention X,” which has the extraterrestrial quintet conspiring to break Tommy out of after-school detention.
Cartoon Network has acquired 26 episodes of Pet Alien, which is based on a property created by Jeff Muncy of John Doze Studios. The series is co-produced by Antefilms/TF1 France; Crest, India and Telegael, Ireland.