Nickelodeon has greenlighted two new animated series, Bad Seeds and Pig Goat Banana Cricket, ordering 26 episodes of each. In addition, the kids network has ordered four live-action pilots — Smart Alec form veteran producer Tommy Lynch; Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don; Twang; and Untitled Cheerleader Project, — greenlighted a pair of digital series (Welcome to the Wayne and Junior Eye), and inked young actors Noah Urrea, Jace Norman and Haley Tju to talent deals from its recent talent showcase at The Groundlings in LA. This marks the first greenlight slate for Russell Hicks as Nick’s President, Content Development and Production. “All these projects represent fresh, new creative voices from diverse backgrounds who want to make great, funny content for kids,” he said. Here are details on all newly ordered series:
NEW ANIMATED SERIES
Bad Seeds (26 episodes)
Harvey, a sweet and well-meaning bird, makes two new best friends, Fee and Foo, the wildest kids in the forest. Although their friendship seems unlikely, their connection only grows as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into endless adventures. Created, written and directed by C.H. Greenblatt (SpongeBob SquarePants, Chowder).
Pig Goat Banana Cricket (26 episodes)
This show features a series of absurd interwoven stories about four friends and roommates, Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain). Created by Dave Cooper and J. Ryan and executive produced by David Sacks (The Simpsons, Regular Show) who co-writes with J. Ryan. Dave Cooper also art directs the series and the pilot was directed by independent animator Nick Cross.
Twang (Working Title)
A comedy series about a family that relocates from Hollywood, Calif to run a diner in Tennessee. Created and executive produced by Andy Gordon (True Jackson, VP, Just Shoot Me, Kirstie).
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don (Working Title)
This series follows the madcap adventures of the thirteen year-old Haley quadruplets — Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Don. Created and executive produced by Matt Fleckenstein (iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh).
Smart Alec (Working Title)
A comedic look at the world of kid geniuses. Written by Adam Schwartz (Fred: The Show, So Random, Sonny with a Chance) and executive produced by Tommy Lynch (The Troop).
Untitled Cheerleader Project
A comedy about a perky head cheerleader named Bella whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist. Written by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler (The Haunted Hathaways, Fan Boy & Chum Chum), who were discovered through Nickelodeon’s Diversity Fellowship program.
Welcome to the Wayne
An animated comedy about two adventurers set in the lobby of the weirdest apartment building on the planet. Created and written by Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets!).
Three junior high school friends are committed to solving the myths that plague their classmates’ daily lives. Created by Will and Aaron Eisenberg, whose previous project (Eric Finley: Comment Counselor) won Ashton Kutcher’s “Dream Bigger” filmmaking competition.