The kids’ cable channel, Nickelodeon, has announced plans to produce numerous new TV series, movies and pilots. For their evening Nick at Nite schedule, they’ve ordered 20 episodes of a new sitcom, Wendell and Vinnie.
On the kid side, Nickelodeon has ordered two iCarly spin-off pilots — Sam & Cat and Gibby. The shows would follow the characters played by Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, and Noah Munck into new settings once iCarly signs off.
Here’s the press release from Nickelodeon:
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 14 NEW LIVE-ACTION AND ANIMATED SERIES, TV MOVIES AND PILOTS
NEW YORK (August 3, 2012) – Nickelodeon announced today that it 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 2013.
The slate includes a new Nick at Nite series Wendell and Vinnie and two Nick spin-off comedy pilots, Sam & Cat and Gibby, featuring beloved characters from hit series iCarly and Victorious. The 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.. In addition, Nick preschool has added a new animated series Monty and Norville and a pilot Blaze and the Monster Machines.