Nickelodeon is doubling down on live-action comedy.
The youth network ordered pilots for new series “The Dunes Club” and “Future Shock” on Tuesday, while also renewing “Henry Danger” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” for second seasons.
“The Dunes Club,” created by Heather Flanders (“Undateable”), is set in a fancy beach club and involves a friendship between a street smart girl employed there and a wealthy boy she meets. “Future Shock,” meanwhile, is about a girl from the future who catapults two brothers and their mom forward into the year 2070.
Both pilots will begin production in January 2015.
“Each new pilot exemplifies what we look for as we continue to build our live-action slate — relatable concepts with unique voices, bold, breakout characters and fresh humor with heart,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production.
Two of the network’s existing shows, “Henry Danger” are “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” are also getting renewals. “Henry Danger” focuses on the adventures of 13-year old Henry Hart (Jace Norman), whose life gets interesting when a superhero named Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) makes him his apprentice. The sitcom debuted July 26th, 2014.
“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” follows for 10-year-old quadruplets, Aidan Gallagher (Nicky), Casey Simpson (Ricky), Mace Coronel (Dicky) and Lizzy Greene (Dawn) who actually don’t have much in common. It debuted Sept. 13, 2014.
“Our greatest hits that have stood the test of time have always been creator-driven kid stories told from show runners who understand the Nick brand, and we’re excited that ‘Henry Danger’ and ‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’ have connected with our audience in such a strong way,” Hicks added.