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 ended on September 16, 2007.
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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"
The 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||January 4, 2004||February 22, 2004|
|Season 2||14||March 11, 2004||November 28, 2004|
|Season 3||17||April 2, 2005||April 8, 2006|
|Season 4||19||September 24, 2006||September 16, 2007|
- 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. This was produced as the finale for the show's third season and 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 was produced as the finale for the show's fourth and final season and 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.
- Nickelodeon (original run, January 11, 2004-September 16, 2007; reruns, September 17, 2007-December 18, 2014)
- NickToons (March 7, 2011-February 13, 2017)
- The N/TeenNick (2008-present)
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 were 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"
There is also a Cine-Manga version from Tokyo Pop called Match Made in Heaven. The book adapts two episodes from Season 1.
- This was the first Nick show to use the phrase "Oh my God", which would continue to be used in Dan Schnider's subsequent shows.
|Drake & Josh|
|Episodes||Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4 • "Go Hollywood" • "Really Big Shrimp" • Merry Christmas|
|Related media||Video releases • Soundtrack • Video game • Talent Showdown|