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'School of Rock' TV Series Coming from Nickelodeon and Paramount

4 August 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Viacom Inc.'s (Nasdaq: Viab and Via) Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, and Paramount Television divisions are teaming up for the first time to produce the new live-action, musical-comedy series School of Rock, based on the 2003 hit film from Paramount Pictures.

Nickelodeon has ordered 13 episodes of the series, which is scheduled to begin production this fall and premiere in the spring of 2015. Casting for the series will be announced shortly. School of Rock will follow the adventures and misadventures of Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school as he teaches his eccentric, unconventional and overachieving students to play and love rock 'n' roll.

Said Amy Powell, President, Paramount Television.

"We are thrilled our first foray into kids programming will be a straight-to-series order with our Viacom partners at Nickelodeon. With Dewey's outrageous personality and rock star sensibilities taking center stage, »

- MovieWeb

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Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Show Straight to Series

4 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

School of Rock,” a 2003 Paramount Pictures comedy directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black, is set to become a new musical comedy series on Nickelodeon next year. The network announced on Monday that is has partnered with Paramount TV and ordered 13 episodes straight to series, with Linklater and Scott Rudin executive producing. Also read: Nickelodeon Canceling ‘Sam & Cat’ Amid Production Drama Writers Jim Armogida and Steve Armogida will serve as executive producers and showrunners. No cast has been announced yet, but the series will follow Black's character, Dewey Finn — a down-on-his-luck rocker who pretends to be a substitute teacher. »

- Greg Gilman

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