Nickeloden has ordered a new live-action comedy series called 100 Things To Do Before High School. The cable channel has ordered 26 half-hour episodes and production will begin sometime this fall in Los Angeles.
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 26 EPISODES OF NEW LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL
Production to Commence in Los Angeles Fall 2014
Santa Monica, Calif., (July 29, 2014) – Continuing to build on its pipeline of creator-driven, comedy-focused content, Nickelodeon announced today a 26-episode order of 100 Things To Do Before High School, a new live-action comedy series from Big Time Rush creator and executive producer Scott Fellows. The half-hour, single-camera series follows three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school, with the help of a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers. The series will begin production this fall in Los Angeles.
100 Things To Do Before High School will join Nick’s robust, live-action slate that features recently announced series Henry Danger, which follows a 13-year-old boy who lands a part-time job as the sidekick-in-training to a superhero; Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, centering on the Harper quadruplets who have only two things in common — their parents and their birthday; and Bella and the Bulldogs which follows a perky head cheerleader whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she becomes the new quarterback for her school team. Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn will premiere this September.
“Crossing that bridge into high school is a milestone and a journey filled with taking chances, expressing yourself and building friendships,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. “Kids will be able to relate to this coming of age comedy that embodies that crazy and sometimes magical time in their lives.”
With real life and teen drama awaiting her after 8th grade graduation, CJ Parker (Isabela Moner) has only a short time left to make the most of her middle school years. Together with her two lifelong best friends Fenwick (Jaheem Toombs) and Crispo (Owen Joyner), she is determined to get the most out of this time, using an ever-expanding list of challenges as a guide. For this group, growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.
Scott Fellows created and executive produced Nickelodeon’s hit TV series Big Time Rush, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and DHX Media’s Johnny Test. Previously, he worked as a staff writer for the second, third and fourth seasons of The Fairly OddParents, and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the show in 2003. Fellows’ earlier writing credits also include episodes of Weinerville, U to U, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd and Doug.
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