Rainn Wilson of “The Office” will executive produce under his SoulPancake banner
The Hub Network has ordered new series “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome,” which will premiere in June.
The TV show will star YouTube sensation Kid President (10-year-old Robby Novak), who has hosted President Obama and Beyoncé on his online video series. Kid President has earned more than 75 million views to date.
The series is executive produced by actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) and Robby Novak’s brother-in-law, the show’s creator, Brad Montague. SoulPancake Television will produce the “Kid President” TV series; Shabnam Mogharabi, Sarah North, and Golriz Lucina serve as co-executive producers.
In the docu-variety series, Kid President introduces a theme that is explored through interviews and interactions with a variety of diverse families. Each episode also features interactions between Kid President and a celebrity.
“At the Hub Network, Robby’s Kid President platform is one that we think everyone can embrace, because he is charming, clever, funny, inspirational and very relevant to today’s kids and families,” said Margaret Loesch, president and chief executive office, Hub Network, in a press release. “With over 75 million views, we know ‘Kid President’ has the kind of cross-generational appeal that will speak to our core audience of children who like watching our shows with their parents and families.”
“Kid President is all about getting kids and grown-ups to work together to make the world more awesome,” added executive producer Rainn Wilson. “This show is an amazing blend of humor and heart, and The Hub Network is the perfect place for us to continue our mission to give the world a reason to dance. Plus, the network sent us an industrial-sized freezer full of corndogs. And we will do just about anything for corndogs.”
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