Nickelodeon bringing 'H.R. Pufnstuf' back to TV for first time in 45 years

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Nickelodeon is bringing "H.R. Pufnstuf" back for a new televised adventure for the first time in 45 years.

The network announced on Tuesday that it has greenlit "H.R. Pufnstuf Comes to Mutt & Stuff!," a special that will be part of the network's order for 20 additional episodes of live-action preschool series "Mutt & Stuff," from Sid and Marty Krofft, the creators of "Pufnstuf."

The beloved character that debuted on NBC in 1969 will return to TV in early 2016, along with friend Cling and Clang, Freddy the Flute and the Rescue Racer. Production on the special is beginning this fall.

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The 20-episode order brings the first season of "Mutt & Stuff" up to a total of 40 episodes.

In "H.R. Pufnstuf Comes to Mutt & Stuff!," Stuff's favorite uncle H.R. Pufnstuf decides to visit him at the canine school. When H.R. Pufnstuf arrives with his friends from Living Island, Stuff goes overboard in an attempt to impress him and make sure everything is perfect.

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"H.R. Pufnstuf was the first TV show my brother and I created, so it has always held a special place in our hearts," Marty said in a statement. "Our fans constantly ask us to bring back Pufnstuf, and we feel the vibrant world of Mutt & Stuff is the perfect setting to revitalize these colorful characters and build excitement for new fans."

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