Nickelodeon Orders Pair of Animated Shows to Series

Kids cabler has also ordered four live-action pilots and two digital series


Nickelodeon is adding toon programs “Bad Seeds” and “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” to its series slate, ordering 26 episodes of each show.

“Bad Seeds,” created, written and directed by C.H. Greenblatt, centers on a sweet and well-meaning bird who makes two new best friends who are the wildest kids in the forest.

“Pig Goat Banana Cricket” is from Dave Cooper and J. Ryan and follows four friends and roommates — a fool, an artist, a wise-guy and a brain. David Sacks exec produces and writes “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” with Ryan.

The tyke cable net has also greenlit four live-action pilots: “Twang,” a comedy about a family that relocates from Hollywood to Tennessee from Andy Gordon; “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Don,” a project about 13-year-old quadruplets from Matt Fleckstein; “Smart Alec,” a show about kid geniuses from Adam Schwartz and Tommy Lynch; and a comedy about a cheerleader from Nickelodeon Diversity Fellowship alums Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler.

Joining Nickelodeon’s digital lineup are “Welcome to the Wayne” from Billy Lopez and “Junior Eye” from Will and Aaron Eisenberg.

“All these projects represent fresh, new creative voices from diverse backgrounds who want to make great, funny content for kids,” said Russell Hicks, prez of content and development for the Viacom network. “We are very excited about adding two new original animated series to our upcoming slate, and we have very high hopes for these live-action pilots and the new talent we are bringing on board.”