MIPTV: Nickelodeon Pre-Buys Tween Comedy 'Grounded'
TORONTO -- Nickelodeon has pre-bought the live-action tween comedy Grounded from Canadian indie producer Breakthrough Entertainment and Paula Hart’s Hartbreak Films for its worldwide network of TV channels.
Breakthrough is to produce 26 episodes of the series about two misbehaving teenage Greek goddesses who are cast out of Mount Olympus and sent to Earth to work at Uncle Gus’ Pita Palace in a suburban mall.
The series is executive produced by Hart of Los Angeles-based Hartbreak Films, along with Breakthrough Entertainment’s Ira Levy, Peter Williamson and Joan Lambur.
Production on Grounded is set to start this summer in Toronto.
Hart, the mother of Melissa Joan Hart, has TV credits that include Melissa and Joey and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Grounded will roll out on the Nickelodeon channels worldwide beginning in spring 2013.