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Nickelodeon launching live-action 'School of Rock' series

Nickelodeon has signed up for the School of Rock.

Based on the 2003 film of the same name, the kid-focused network is launching a new live-action musical-comedy series also titled School of Rock. Nickelodeon has already ordered 13 episodes of the series, which will follow Dewey Finn, the “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.”

The straight-to-order series marks studio Paramount Television’s first foray into kids programming. The series will be written by Jim and Steve Armogida, who will also serve as showrunners. The movie’s director, Richard Linklater, and producer Scott Rudin are on board as executive producers.

“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,” president of Paramount Television Amy Powell said in a press release.

School of Rock is expected to premiere in the spring of 2015.

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