Nickelodeon Sets Premiere for ‘ReactToThat’ Series from YouTube’s Fine Bros.

Nickelodeon ReactToThat Fine Bros. YouTube

Nickelodeon will debut “ReactToThat,” a half-hour series from top YouTube personalities The Fine Bros., on Monday, Dec. 15.

The 13-episode series is based on Benny and Rafi Fine’s popular YouTube show “React,” in which people are shown literally reacting to a viral video. Nick’s “ReactToThat,” produced in partnership with Nick Cannon and his production company, Ncredible Entertainment, will feature celebrities and kids reacting to web videos and also participating in showdowns where they take on a challenge based on a video they just watched (like making a basketball trick shot or trying to set the world record for fastest clapping).

“ReactToThat” will regularly air Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT through Jan. 1, 2015, on Nickelodeon. The kids’ cabler officially greenlit the show in April.

The premiere episode features YouTube stars Bethany Mota, Lia Marie Johnson (of AwesomenessTV) and Paris Smith (“Every Which Way”), plus the stars of Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” Mace Coronel and Aidan Gallagher.

It’s not Nick’s first YouTube-to-TV series. The Viacom-owned cable net last year aired a half-hour sketch comedy show last year from DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV and has developed several TV and movie projects with Lucas Cruikshank (creator of the whiny “Fred” character). Nickelodeon also ordered a TV movie based on AwesomenessTV’s “Terry the Tomboy” character played by Lia Marie Johnson.

The Fine Bros. — who have more than 10 million subscribers for their main YouTube channel — launched the “React” series three years ago, and have since generated more than 1 billion video views. This summer, the duo launched a dedicated “React” channel, which now has 2.7 million subs.

“ReactToThat” is executive produced by Nick Cannon, Michael Goldman, Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, Scott Tomlinson and Max Benator, who is The Fine Bros.’ manager and producing partner.

Separately, Fine Bros. Entertainment last week announced that it is producing an untitled feature-length teen comedy in association with Big Block Entertainment Group.

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  1. nelsonerico says:

    Whoever loves YouTube-imported nick shows are sick p*rverts, those shows are AWFUL! Nick is just doing this because they’re too desperate for money and want to take over our world.

  2. Selena saluta says:

    OMG Please make it a long show I will love and wach it Evan if there is no new ep I will rewach it.SO PLEASE MAKE A LONG SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Matheus Campos says:

    You people need to get your act together! This is the type of stuff that ruins what made Nickelodeon good originally. What enjoyment is found in these sitcoms and live-action programming? NONE!! The people that enjoy this garbage are basically saying to Nick, “We want more of this! Give us more live-action programming instead of the classic cartoons that made Nickelodeon king of the hill originally!” It’s time to face the facts: These sitcoms like Every Witch Way and others are boring, derivative, unfunny, and uninteresting. There are tons of other shows out there that will provide way more enjoyment than Nick right now: Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe (Give that show the attention it deserves! There are some truly wonderful stuff in it!), and so many others. These types of shows on Nickelodeon are unacceptable and this is coming from someone who grew up during Nickelodeon’s golden age. At this point, Nick is dead to me.

  4. nelsonerico says:

    This piece of crap is going to ruin Every Witch Way, the best comedy show on Nick since the classic age because Paris Smith (Maddie Van Pelt) is going to be on this “SHOW”! I’m ready to die and so are Every Witch Way and Nickelodeon Fans.

  5. Jessie says:

    Awesome, cant wait to watch this!

  6. Steve says:

    The luckiest people in show business are the hacks who are so bold or so dumb that they steal an idea. Guessing Bill Cosby doesn’t own Kids Say the Darnedest Things or that his lawyers are busy.

    • VoiceOfReason says:

      Actually, it was done originally by Art Linkletter from 1945-1969 as part of his radio & television series. Guessing that’s another reason Bill wouldn’t care about this.

    • Cory says:

      This is nothing like Kids Say the Darnedest Things. Like not even close. Go to there YouTube channel and try watching Kids React, Teens React, YouTubers React, or Elders React. Then come back in comment once you realise how stupid you are.

      • Wiggleboss says:

        “Kids React, Teens React, YouTubers React, or Elders React”

        Cory’s right, originality ain’t dead.

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