3:23pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Nickelodeon Cancels 'School of Rock' and 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'
Two of Nickelodeon's scripted series are coming to an end.
School of Rock and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn have been canceled at the Viacom-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
"Nickelodeon is not moving forward with production on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and School of Rock," the network said Wednesday in a statement. "We are extremely proud of each series, and thankful to the casts and crews for their work. The remaining episodes for both shows will continue to air on Nickelodeon through 2018.”
The news comes after the third season of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and the fourth season of School of Rock. The fourth season of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn is set to premiere next year, while School of Rock is midway through its current season and has 13 episodes left to air, including an hourlong finale. The remaining episodes will air in 2018.
School of Rock, from Paramount TV, is based on the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name. Meanwhile Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn hailed from network veteran Matt Fleckenstein, who previously worked on several of Nick's live-action scripted originals including Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly and Victorious.
The cancelations came hours after Nickelodeon renewed live-action freshman series I Am Frankie for season two and greenlighted a 20-episode order for new buddy comedy Star Falls.
Nickelodeon is the latest Viacom-owned cable network to see changes in its programming. VH1 has shifted out of scripted programing altogether, canceling the Vanessa Williams series Daytime Divas and moving its remaining scripted series to BET, and several of TV Land's originals (American Woman, the Heathers anthology and Melissa McCarthy's Nobodies) are all moving to Paramount Network when it launches in 2018, replacing Spike TV.
Viacom has been moving to focus on six core brands in its extensive cable portfolio. Those brands include Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Paramount Network.