School of Rock to Become TV Series

Viacom's Nickelodeon and Paramount Television are teaming up for the first time to produce the new live-action, musical-comedy series "School of Rock," based on the 2003 Paramount Pictures film.

Nickelodeon has ordered 13 episodes of the series, which is scheduled to begin production this fall and premiere in the spring of 2015.

"School of Rock is one of those great movies that always felt quintessentially Nickelodeon in its tone and humor, and we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Paramount Television and bring it to life as a TV series," says Russell Hicks, president, content and development, Nickelodeon. "Once again, kids will be able to laugh and rock."

"School of Rock" will follow the adventures 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.

"We are thrilled our first foray into kids' programming will be a straight-to-series order with our Viacom partners at Nickelodeon," says Amy Powell, president, Paramount Television. "With Dewey's outrageous personality and rock star sensibilities taking center stage, 'School of Rock' will be an irresistibly fun show for the whole family."

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