Jerry Trainor to Star in Nick at Nite Comedy Series WENDELL & VINNIE, Premiering 2/17
The series is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Jay Kogen and Aaron Kaplan . A seasoned TV comedy writer/producer, Kogen, along with friend Wallace Wolodarsky , started writing as a team on the critically acclaimed The Tracey Ullman Show where, in four seasons, they rose to producers, received three Emmy nominations and garnered an Emmy Award. Soon after, the two helped launch The Simpsons, where they became supervising producers and worked on the show for the first five seasons, helping to create and develop many of the regular characters including Mr. Burns, Smithers, Otto, Mrs. Krabappel and Krusty. Kogen also wrote and co-executive produced Frasier, winning two more Emmy Awards and a Humanitas Award. Since then, he has spent the last few decades writing, producing and directing shows such as Malcolm in the Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond, The George Lopez Show, Wanda At Large, The Class and Nickelodeon's The Troop. Most recently, Kogen was co-executive producer of Happily Divorced for TV Land.
Aaron Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kapital Entertainment, a self-funded, truly independent Production Company. Since its formation in 2009, Kapital Entertainment has become a prominent leader in the media industry, known for its vast array of television, digital and film content. In just three years, Kapital Entertainment has had six television projects ordered to series including The Neighbors on ABC and The Inbetweeners on MTV. He also executive produced FOX's Terra NOVA with Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin .
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez, The Nanny, Yes, Dear and most recently, See Dad Runstarring Scott Baio.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years.