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Nickelodeon cues Goldie’s Oldies

MIPCOM: Nickelodeon International has ordered live-action comedy series Goldie’s Oldies (working title), marking its first exclusive original commission for its channels and platforms in more than 170 territories outside the US.

Jill Offman

Goldie’s Oldies focuses on the life of teenager Goldie whose life is turned upside down when her family moves in with their Grandpa Maury and his three ’70-something’ roommates.

The series, which has an 11-strong global writing team, will begin filming in January and is set to air next year across Nickelodeon’s international channels. It was created by Evan Thaler Hickey (Top Wing) and the head writer is Mark Oswin (Hunter Street).

The 20×22’ single-camera comedy will be produced by Viacom’s in-house production arm, Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK, marking the studio’s first move into scripted comedy, its first commission for Nickelodeon and a further step into children’s television, following previous work for Channel 5’s preschool brand Milkshake!.

VIS UK’s move into children’s programming is being led by Jill Offman, who became MD of the production studio in April and has been tasked with overseeing its expansion.

The series will be produced out of the dock10 TV facility at MediaCity UK in Salford, Greater Manchester, after VIS UK opened its first regional office there earlier this year.

Joe McLusky, general manager of VIS UK, said: “Goldie’s Oldies will mark a number of firsts for VIS UK, broadening our scope and scale whilst demonstrating our commitment to supporting the UK’s regional production sector. The commission supports our ambitions to grow our international studio business, as we continue to expand production output for Viacom’s network of international channels, as well as third-party broadcasters and VoD platforms.”

Other Nickelodeon live-action content includes Hunter Street, Henry Danger, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and The Thundermans.


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