Nickelodeon has renewed a series pair and greenlit two live-action comedic pilots, targeting the 6-to-11 set.
Viacom’s flagship kids services has ordered second seasons of Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (pictured), and will put The Dunes Club and Future Shock into production in January, according to president of content development and production Russell Hicks.
Nick has finished first in the demo among live-action for the past two weeks, with the combo of Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, as well as The Thundermans and The Haunted Hathaways, scoring as the top four-rated live-action shows with kids 6 to 11, respectively, the week of Nov. 3, according to Nielsen.
“Each new pilot exemplifies what we look for as we continue to build our live-action slate – relatable concepts with unique voices, bold, breakout characters and fresh humor with heart,” said Hicks. “Our greatest hits that have stood the test of time have always been creator-driven kid stories told from show runners who understand the Nick brand, and we’re excited that Henry Danger and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn have connected with our audience in such a strong way.”
Henry Danger tracks the adventure of 13-year-old Henry Hart (Jace Norman) whose life takes a wild turn when he is selected by superhero Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) to become his apprentice.
For its part, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn centers on the 10-year-old Harper quadruplets, each with a distinct personality, but who share the commonality of working together.
The following are Nick’s descriptions of the upcoming pilots:
The Dunes Club (working title): Set in a high-end beach club, an unlikely friendship forms between a sheltered, privileged boy and a street-smart local girl who takes a job for the summer to earn extra cash. The pilot is created by Heather Flanders (Undateable, Lab Rats) and will begin production in January.
Future Shock (Working Title): Created by Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein (See Dad Run), two brothers get the shock of their lives when a girl from the future accidentally transports them with their mom to the year 2070. The pilot also will begin production in January.