Cabler greenlights tike-centric comedy

Nickelodeon has greenlit production on tike-centric comedy “Swindle.”

Based on a children’s book by Gordon Korman, TV movie centers around an evil collector conning a kid out of a million-dollar baseball card.

“Swindle’s” cast includes Nickelodeon stars like Jennette McCurdy, Noah Crawford, Noah Munck and Ariana Grande.

Bill Motz and Bob Roth penned the script, and Jonathan Judge is helming. Eric Freiser, Adam Rifkin, Marjorie Cohn, Lauren Levin, Loris Lunsford, Karen Glass and Paul Barry serve as exec producers. Pacific Bay Entertainment is producing “Swindle.”

Telepic will air next year domestically, and in 2014 on Nick’s international channels across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

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