|Drake & Josh|
|Genre:||Children's television series|
|Starring:|| Drake Bell|
|Country of origin:||USA|
|# of episodes:||59 (List of episodes)|
|Running time:||23 minutes|
|Original release:||January 11, 2004 - December 5, 2008|
Drake & Josh is an American sitcom that premiered on Nickelodeon on January 11, 2004, which follows the lives of two stepbrothers. It stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck as stepbrothers Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, respectively. Both actors had played roles in The Amanda Show, along with Nancy Sullivan, who appears as Drake's mother in the series. Jonathan Goldstein plays Josh's father, and Miranda Cosgrove plays Drake's little sister Megan. The show premiered on January 11, 2004 and ended on December 5, 2008 with the series finale, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh.
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- Drake Bell as Drake Parker
- Josh Peck as Josh Nichols
- Miranda Cosgrove as Megan Parker
- Nicole Sullivan as Audrey Parker
- Jonathan Goldstein as Walter Nichols
- Dan Schneider — creator, executive producer, and writer
- Joe Catania — producer
- Robin Weiner — producer
- Virgil Fabian — occasional director
- Drake Bell — director of first half of "Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp"
- Josh Peck — director of episode "Battle of Panthatar"
SettingsThe show takes place in San Diego. You can also see the Premiere, where Josh works. Occasional episodes take place in different California cities or towns.
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|Season||Episodes||First airdate||Last airdate|
|Season 1||6||March 14 2004||April 12, 2004|
|Season 2||14||October 17 2004||June 28, 2005|
|Season 3||20||December 21 2005||October 8, 2006|
|Season 4||21||September 9 2007||December 1, 2009|
- Drake and Josh are left at home after their parents go on a 10 day cruise. They are told to bring Megan to the airport to visit her friend in Denver, but accidentally send her on the wrong flight to Los Angeles, California. They go to Hollywood to get her back, and end up stopping a multi-billion dollar heist. Meanwhile, Josh becomes Drake's manager and gets Drake a gig on TRL. The movie aired on January 6, 2006.
- Spin City Records is wanting to sign Drake for their label. He is on the road to fame and fortune, but Josh's inexperience as a manager (and his titular fondness) leads him to sign the contract without reading it, accidentally signing over creative rights for Drake's new song. The special aired on August 3, 2007.
- Mall Santa Drake makes a promise to a foster child, Mary Alice that he must keep his Christmas promise to give her and her foster family "The best Christmas ever", but things go wrong when Drake has a party on the roof of The Premiere and Josh ends up mistakenly getting arrested. Drake then tries to get him out but ends up getting caught, too as the two stepbrothers are saved by Helen when the Judge makes a deal with the two to give Mary Alice and her foster family "the best Christmas ever" and if they fail they go back to prison. The movie aired on December 5, 2008 and is the series finale.
Due to the popularity of the show, Nickelodeon and Paramount have released episodes of the show for availability on home video and music from the show on albums.
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- Drake & Josh: Songs from and inspired by the hit TV show-- Release Date: January 11, 2004
A book series based on Drake & Josh had been published by children's publisher Scholastic beginning in 2006. The books are generally based upon content from the show and essentially novelize two episodes of material, with one being a novelization of a feature length film.
The books are written by author Laurie Calkhoven.
- Blues Brothers, based on the episodes "Blues Brothers" and "Number One Fan"
- Sibling Rivalry, based on the episodes "The Bet" and "Peruvian Puff Pepper"
- Drake & Josh Go Hollywood, based on the movie Drake & Josh Go Hollywood
- Kid Trouble, based on the episodes "Megan's New Teacher" and "Little Sibling"
- Alien Invasion, based on the episodes "Alien Invasion" and "The Demonator"
- Surprise!, based on the episodes "Josh Runs Into Oprah" and "Vicious Tiberius"
- Josh is Done, based on the episodes "Josh is Done" and "I Love Sushi"
|Drake & Josh|
|Episodes||Episodes | Go Hollywood | Really Big Shrimp | Merry Christmas|
|Related media||Video releases | Soundtrack | Video game | Talent Showdown|