Nickelodeon, a leading entertainment brand for kids, announced Monday a global broadcast acquisition with Classic Media and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana for the new half-hour series, Life With Boys.
The 22-episode series created by Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven), starring Torri Webster as “Tess” and Madison Pettis as “Allie,” is produced by Nelvana and Helion Pictures.
“We are excited to partner with Classic Media, Nelvana and Helion Pictures on this exciting new property,” said Jules Borkent, senior VP, Programming and Acquisitions, Nickelodeon. “Life With Boys is a perfect addition to our programming line-up, and we feel the tween series will enhance our global audience’s TV viewing experience.”[ Visit the ultimate destination for global tech trends and news – RMN Digital – where technology gets simplified. ]
The partnership covers exclusive TV rights in the US and Pay TV rights for regional Nickelodeon channels, across Europe, including Germany, Benelux, the Nordics, as well as Latin America and Asia.
Broadcast rights for the UK have been previously secured by Nickelodeon in an earlier announced deal with Helion Pictures.
Each half-hour episode follows 14-year-old Tess Foster as she navigates her way through the turmoil of teen life while living at home with her single, overprotective dad and three brothers.
Although Tess adores the four important men in her life, they do have four totally different perspectives. Despite the shortcomings of being the only girl in a male household, the boys can sometimes offer solid advice.
Whether it’s building up the courage to talk to a boy, dealing with an obnoxious one, or coping with the repercussions of being the only girl on the boys’ wrestling team, Life With Boys sheds a comedic light on many of life’s difficult moments, according to Nickelodeon.