Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Series

Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name.

The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at an elite prep school and introduces the precocious students to the appeal of rock ‘n’ roll. “School of Rock” has received a 13 episode order in its freshman season, with production slated to commence this fall for a spring 2015 debut. Jim and Steve Armogida will write, executive produce and serve as showrunners, while “School of Rock” director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin will executive produce.

Musical maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber is also developing “School of Rock” for the stage, aiming for a 2016 Broadway bow for his adaptation, which will utilize new material written by Webber as well as songs from the film.

More TV

  • ROSEANNE - "Eggs Over, Not Easy"

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 'Roseanne' Returns on Top

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • Daniel Bryan

    WWE Stock Climbs as Fox Nears Deal for 'SmackDown'

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • The newly married Duke and Duchess

    Royal Wedding Draws 29.2 Million U.S. Viewers Across Networks

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • Vernon Sanders Amazon

    Amazon Studios Names NBC Vet Vernon Sanders Co-Head of TV

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • DJ Envy, Gia Casey'Power' TV series

    Bravo Puts Eight New Series Into Development, Including DJ Envy Family Docu-Comedy

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Knee Deep" - Roseanne's

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 21, 2018

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

  • The Middle finale

    How ‘The Middle’ Will Say Goodbye After Nine Seasons

    Nickelodeon has given a straight-to-series order for “School of Rock,” Variety has confirmed. The cable network will partner with Paramount TV for the adaptation, which is based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. The show will focus on Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content