Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is an American animated television series that was on PBS Kids. It is a reality-game show that is hosted by an animated anthropomorphic dog named Ruff Ruffman who dispenses challenges to the show's real-life contestants. The series ran for five seasons and 100 episodes from May 29, 2006, to November 4, 2010, on PBS, with 30 contestants in that time. In June 2010, WGBH announced that the series would end due to lack of funding.

After the Fetchers finished filming the challenges, contestants acted in-studio, with the voice of Ruff. Jim Conroy traveled to Boston from New York for the two weeks they spent shooting in the studio. The fourth camera simply captured Conroy doing his lines as Ruff in the audio booth. The kids heard him in the studio and he heard their reactions in his headphones. Ruff's lines were the only lines that were scripted out, though he would sometimes ad-lib an answer to a question or comment from a Fetcher. Once the lines were recorded, the show went into editing, where the challenges were sorted into the show order.

Cast members Edit

  • Season 1: Anna, Brian, Julia, Khalil, Noah, & Taylor (from Zoom)
  • Season 2: Bridget, Madi, Mike, Nina, Rosario, & Willie
  • Season 3: DJ, Harsha, Jay, Noel, Sam, & Sammy
  • Season 4: Bethany, Brian, Isaac, Liza, Sterling, & Talia
  • Season 5: Emmie, Jay, Marc, Marco, Rubye, & Shreya
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