Nickelodeon preps ‘Jumparounds’

Live-action music series to debut this summer

Nickelodeon is set to launch the live-action kids show “The Jumparounds,” which joins the cabler this summer.

“Jumparounds” is centered around music appreciation and life lessons for kids age 4 to 7.

To start promoting “Jumparounds,” Nick and sister cabler Noggin (soon to be renamed Nick Jr.) will begin airing “Jumparounds” music videos on Friday.

The live-action comedy, which has a 20-episode order, will be stripped Monday-Friday. Show is executive produced by husband-and-wife team of Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft (“Rolie Polie Olie”), who wrote the lyrics for 30 original songs to run throughout the season. Matter Music is composing the tunes.

Physical comedy will be a regular part of the show, but choreography and dance moves that young viewers can repeat will be a major element. The four leads (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Jon Beavers, Shayna Rose and Thomas Hobson) are students at a music school.

“We call it ‘Preschool Musical,’ ” van der Velde said.

“Jumparounds” takes a unique place in Nick history — it’s the cabler’s first skein directed at preschoolers with an all-human cast. No animation, no puppets — very clean and modern, but nothing furry.

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