- "The earth will be the most putrid place in the universe!"
- ―Lance Boil
Grossology is a Canadian animated television series produced by Nelvana, and based loosely on the non-fictional children's book series of the same name by Sylvia Branzei. It debuted on the YTV network in Canada on September 29, 2006, and was broadcast on Discovery Kids (now Discovery Family) in the United States on January 13, 2007. It also aired on Disney XD UK on June 2, 2007 and Kix! (now Pop Max) from September 15, 2008 in the United Kingdom and on ABC TV in Australia in December 2007.
The first season consists of 26 half-hour installments, and the second season has premiered on September 2008. The principal character designs were done by Faruk Cemalovic.
Ty and Abby are a teen brother and sister crime-fighting team who report to the Bureau of Grossology, a secret government facility whose job is to investigate gross criminals, their gross crimes, and/or various gross phenomena. Each episode of the series follows the pair on adventures based on real scientific facts. Aided by their friend Lab Rat (a human scientist), their boss The Director, and their police liaison, The Detective, Ty and Abby work to keep the city safe, all while keeping their identities hidden. (Oddly, villains never recognize Abby apart from her Grossology uniform, despite her floor-length ponytail).
- The duo who developed this show also created Spliced.