Nickelodeon Orders School of Rock Series to Premiere in 2015

School Of Rock TV Series

Nickelodeon is going back to school.

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The network has ordered 13 episodes of a live-action series based on Paramount Pictures’ 2003 Jack Black movie School of Rock, TVLine has confirmed.

Following the film’s blueprint, the comedy will tell the story of garage-rocker Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious private school, eventually teaching his students — you guessed it — how to rock.

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Though no casting has been announced, it’s fun to note that former Nickelodeon queen Miranda Cosgrove (Drake & JoshiCarly) was one of the movie’s leading ladies.

The School of Rock series is expected to begin filming this fall for a Spring 2015 premiere. News of the series — which marks the first partnership between Nickelodeon and Paramount Television — was originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. steven says:

    CBS already tried this with Bad Teacher and it didn’t work. What makes Nick think this would do any better?

    • Andy Swift says:

      I think the fact that it’s being made for kids will help. I see this doing well.

    • Eli says:

      Also the fact that Dewey actually cared about the kids.

    • Ashbash says:

      A show about singing children please this has star-making Kid show written all over it. Hannah Montana, Victorious, How to Rock. It’s been done before and almost always works because kids love this stuff. This show isn’t gonna be about the teacher it’s going to be about the singing kids and Nickelodeon plans on making one of those bright-eyed kids a star.

  2. Bianca says:

    Love it!!!! Hope it does better than bad teacher did, I loved that show and was so sad to see it go. I don’t even watch Nickelodeon anymore but what the heck, I’ll give this show a shot!

  3. Marcus T. says:

    They should get the actress from Taina! she could actually sing and nick was lame for ending that show so soon

  4. Andrew Taylor says:

    Has to have jack black as Dewey or the show is ruined for me

  5. Mang says:

    They need to get Randy Daytona from Balls of Fury. He’s like the poor man’s Jack Black. haha.

    • ganderman1 says:

      Good call! Dan Fogler is an accomplished singer as well as an actor, and he can do the wild-man thing pretty well. If he can play guitar, so much the better.

  6. Ashley says:

    If they cast using Nickelodeon staples, the teacher should be the one that was Carly’s brother on iCarly. He’s hilarious.

  7. John says:

    Wasn’t the Lloyd Webber musical enough?

  8. Savvy says:

    Honestly, I believe Nickelodeon is destroying something that was already awesome. I mean, School of Rock was originally supposed to have a sequel with Dewey taking summer school students on a field trip around the country and teach them the history of rock and several other music genres. And it was slated for a 2011 release but for some reason, it never happened. Now, if the TV show decided to use the premise of the sequel, then it would be an interesting idea. But if they don’t get Jack Black (or even Jerry Trainor, at the very least) for the role of Dewey Finn, I think this show is doomed. And going by the film’s plotline is just plain lazy! CBS did that with Bad Teacher and look at how THAT turned out!

    Right now, there isn’t anything good on Nickelodeon except for SpongeBob and Fairly Odd Parents (but I do, however, have a soft spot for The Haunted Hathaways) and, lately, it seems as though with all of the decent shows being cancelled (Sam & Cat being the most recent), Nickelodeon is replacing them with terrible new ones and THIS adaptation of School of Rock is not only going to worsen Nick’s fan base, but also lose them their core teen demographic. Unless the jokes on show match up with the film’s original humor and tone and are done correctly, School of Rock will be just another one of those shows adding to Nickelodeon’s shame spiral.

    • Brian says:

      Spongebob hasn’t been good for a while now. Not saying it as an old watcher, Spongebob is about the equivalent to Family Guy, as the original creators are not involved anymore with the production of individual episodes. and for good shows, You forgot to mention Legend of Korra, which Nick removed from the air (not cancelled, but moved to online streaming).

      For School of Rock, the creators missed the chance at a TV show 10 years ago, when they decided on a movie sequel than a TV series. Unless they’re trying to reboot a “Teen Nick”-like block, I don’t see this going anywhere but down, even if they do have Jack Black. They may be trying to grab on to an older fanbase, like Disney with “Girl Meets World”, but this should be a Netflix release, not on TV.

  9. Ashbash says:

    From the comments, I don’t think people understand that this show is going to be geared towards children and pre-teens (8-12 yr olds) like every other Nickelodeon show. Bad teacher was geared towards adults so it really shouldn’t be used as a comparison. The two shows are completely different audiences. Nickelodeon has basically done this show before with Victorious and that definitely worked. It’s most likely gonna focus more on the kids and not the teacher anyway because once again this show is being made for children not the the 18 and over crowd.

  10. Angel says:

    My name is Angel Sevilla I’m male and my race is Puerto Rican and African American I am a great actor and I’m 15 years old of age