The Canadian comedy “Life with Boys” has been acquired by Nickelodeon. The 22-episode series has already enjoyed success in Canada and the UK and will now be rolled out by Nickelodeon in the US and numerous other countries.
“We are excited to partner with Classic Media, Nelvana and Helion Pictures on this exciting new property,” said Jules Borkent, Senior Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, Nickelodeon. “Life With Boys is a perfect addition to our programming line-up, and we feel the tween series will enhance our global audience’s TV viewing experience.”
Life with Boys was created by Michael Poryes of “Hannah Montana” and “That’s So Raven” fame. It stars Torri Webster as “Tess” and Madison Pettis as “Allie.” The series is produced by Nelvana and Helion Pictures.
Each half-hour episode follows 14-year-old Tess Foster as she navigates her way through the turmoil of teen life while living at home with her single, overprotective dad and three brothers. Although Tess adores the four important men in her life, they do have four totally different perspectives. Despite the shortcomings of being the only girl in a male household, the boys can sometimes offer solid advice. Whether it’s building up the courage to talk to a boy, dealing with an obnoxious one, or coping with the repercussions of being the only girl on the boys’ wrestling team, Life With Boys sheds a comedic light on many of life’s difficult moments.
“Nickelodeon is the perfect platform for this new series from Michael Poryes which we all believe will be a breakout hit,” said Chloe van den berg, Executive Vice President, International, Classic Media.
The partnership covers exclusive TV rights in the US and Pay TV rights for regional Nickelodeon channels, across Europe, including Germany, Benelux, the Nordics, as well as Latin America and Asia. Broadcast rights for the UK have been previously secured by Nickelodeon in an earlier announced deal with Helion Pictures.