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MAR
27
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Nickelodeon's Viral Game Show From Ryan Seacrest Lands Host (Exclusive)

"Big Time Rush's" Carlos PenaVega leads the 40-episode summer series, which has a new name.

Carlos PenaVega - P 2014
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Carlos PenaVega

Nickelodeon's Ryan Seacrest-backed game show has found its host.

Big Time Rush alum Carlos PenaVega has been tapped to lead the new competition series, which revolves around child contestants competing in challenges centered on viral videos, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The 40-episode, half-hour summer game show, formerly titled Go Viral, will now be called Webheads.

"I grew up on Nickelodeon game shows and always dreamed of being a contestant,” said PenaVega in a statement to THR. "I'm excited to be doing something fun and unique that captures the heart and slime of Nick."

From Ryan Seacrest Productions, Webheads is executive produced by Seacrest and Adam Sher.

The gig keeps PenaVega in the Nickelodeon family, where he was a lead in the music comedy series Big Time Rush from 2009 to 2013.

PenaVega recently wrapped production on the indie La Vida Robot, based on a Wired article about four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who form a robotics club and compete against MIT in a national robotics competition. He is repped by APA, Gem Entertainment Group and manager Gregg Edwards.

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