US kids broadcaster Nickelodeon has greenlit over a dozen
new live-action, animation and TV movie projects featuring
top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic
characters from its most popular series and an animated talking
snake that will begin rolling out this fall and into
slate includes a new Nick at Nite series Wendell and Vinnie
and two Nick spin-off comedy pilots, 'Sam And Cat' and 'Gibby',
featuring beloved characters from hit series iCarly and Victorious.
network has also greenlit the pilot Instant Mom for Nick at
Nite, while Nick TV movies Swindle and Nicky Deuce will be
commencing production later this year. The CG-animated series
Monsters vs. Aliens and 2D-series Sanjay & Craig have
also been greenlit with both productions based at Nickelodeon's
Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif.
addition, Nick preschool has added a new animated series,
Monty and Norville, and a pilot, Blaze and the Monster Machines.
'Wendell and Vinnie', Jerry Trainor stars as Vinnie, a lovable,
goofball uncle who becomes the guardian to his buttoned-up
12-year-old nephew Wendell. Nicole Sullivan also stars as
Vinnie's high-strung older sister Wilma.
Gotta See This' combines web, behind-the-scenes footage, celebrity
interviews, pranks and bloopers, The half-hour series rolls
clips of the week into one package. Nickelodeon is currently
in production on this 20-episode series in Los Angeles.
meanwhile, is an original TV movie featuring an impressive
ensemble cast of Nickelodeon stars. When an evil collector
cons Griffin out of a million dollar baseball card that could
have saved his best friend's home, he unites a ragtag group
of his classmates who need to work as a team to take down
the swindler. Swindle is based on a popular children's book
by Gordon Korman. Production will commence later this year
in Vancouver, Canada.
Deuce' is based on a children's book by Steve Schirripa and
Charles Fleming, Nicky Deuce stars iCarly's Noah Munck as
Nicholas Borelli II, a nerdy, over-protected teen who transforms
into the title character. Nicholas gets caught in the adventure
of a lifetime when he spends the summer with an uncle he never
knew he had. Production on this original TV movie will commence
this summer in Montreal, Canada.
'The Haunted Hathaways' life in The Big Easy gets a little
more complicated and way more spirited when the Hathaway siblings
move into a house occupied by a family of ghosts. The pilot
is written by Robert Peacock, who served as writer/producer
on several series over the last decade including Reba, The
Jeff Foxworthy Show and Coupling.
Thundermans' follows 13-year-old Phoebe Thunderman, who just
wants to be normal, but that's impossible when she comes from
a family of superheroes. While most superheroes are lucky
to have one power, Phoebe happens to have 12.
And Craig' is a tale of boy meets snake. This 20-episode,
2D-animated series follows two best buds who dedicate their
lives to becoming the coolest, most rebellious dudes in the
vs. Aliens' is an extension of the animated movie. The CG-animated
television series features the lovable monsters and a whole
new group of nefarious aliens living and working together
at Area 50-something. It has been greenlit for 26 episodes,
the company said.