Nickelodeon has picked up new comedy series Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, a multi-camera buddy comedy about two best friends. It hails from comedy veteran Tom Lynch (The Troop), who is executive producing alongside creators Boyce Bugliari and Jamie McLaughlin (Quintuplets) and Jonathan Stark (According to Jim) through The Tom Lynch Co. The series begins production this month in Los Angeles for a February 2011 launch. Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures is one of five new series joining Nickelodeon’s line-up in early 2011, along with Power Rangers Samurai; House of Anubis, a comedy-mystery series adapted from the international TV format; Bubble Guppies, a new interactive CG-animated preschool series; and Supah Ninjas, a comic book-style action comedy series. In Supah Ninjas news, comedy veterans Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein have been tapped as executive producers/showrunners. They are with UTA and Inphenate.
Meanwhile, Oxygen has put in development Best Ink, a competition reality series for tattoo artists. Bunim-Murray Prods. is producing with Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein serving as executive producers.