or


[10/09/14 - 08:07 AM]
Comedian Tony Cavalero Tapped to Star as Rocker-Turned Substitute Teacher "Dewey Finn" in Nickelodeon and Paramount TV's Live-Action, Musical-Comedy Series, "School of Rock"
The live-action series follows a group of unconventional prep schoolers who are taught the joy of rock 'n' roll by Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at their school.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

COMEDIAN TONY CAVALERO TAPPED TO STAR AS ROCKER-TURNED SUBSTITUTE TEACHER "DEWEY FINN" IN NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT TV'S LIVE-ACTION, MUSICAL-COMEDY SERIES, "SCHOOL OF ROCK"

Hollywood, Calif. (October 9, 2014) - Viacom Inc.'s (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA) Nickelodeon and Paramount Television announced today that actor/comedian Tony Cavalero will take on the beloved role of Dewey Finn, portrayed by Jack Black in the 2003 movie, in the upcoming musical-comedy TV series, School of Rock.

"I am so honored to be part of the rad legacy that is SCHOOL OF ROCK," said Tony Cavalero. "Jack Black is one of my biggest comedy influences and I am ready to shred!"

School of Rock, set to air on Nickelodeon early 2015, will be a live-action series following a group of unconventional prep schoolers who are taught the joy of rock 'n' roll by Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck rocker who poses as a substitute teacher at their school.

Cavalero has guest starred in television series including Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart of Dixie and Adam Devine's House Party. He stars as a series regular in the Glamour web series The Single Life and in the WB/Maker Studios web series Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts. Cavalero, like many of the successful comedians who came before him, is currently a main company member at the legendary Los Angeles improv company, The Groundlings.

School of Rock is a Paramount Television production. The straight-to-series, 13-episode order, will be written by Jim and Steve Armogida (Crash & Bernstein, My Family), who will also serve as executive producers and show runners. The 2003 movie's director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudin will executive produce the television series.

Tony Cavalero is represented by Gersh and Truhett/Garcia Management. His attorneys are Cindy Farrelly Gesner and James Feldman.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

About Paramount Television

Paramount Television develops and finances a wide range of creative television programming across all media platforms. Paramount Television is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a global content company with premier television, film and digital entertainment brands.





  [october 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SCHOOL OF ROCK (NICKELODEON)





[08/24/19 - 12:30 PM]
Disney Channel Greenlights "Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur"
The series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her ten-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur.

[08/24/19 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Pushes CBS in Front
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/23/19 - 07:01 PM]
Marvel Animation Announces Its First Full-Length Preschool Series "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends"
Geared toward preschoolers and their families, the series is set to debut in 2021 and will be the first full-length Marvel series for the Disney Junior audience.

[08/23/19 - 06:03 PM]
Ewan McGregor Will Reprise His Role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a New Original Series, Coming to Disney+
The much-ballyhooed project was confirmed at today's D23 Expo event.

[08/23/19 - 05:49 PM]
Video: Official Trailers - Disney+ - Streaming November 12
Get your first look at "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Encore!," "Lady and the Tramp," "Lady and the Tramp," "The Mandalorian," "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" and more!

[08/23/19 - 05:46 PM]
Video: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." - Season 7 D23 Expo Teaser Reveal
Just revealed at the D23 Expo 2019, we've got your first look at the final season.

[08/23/19 - 05:14 PM]
The Next Season of "The Clone Wars" Will Premiere in February on Disney+
The series returns to the streaming service after a six-year hiatus.

[08/23/19 - 05:06 PM]
Coming Exclusively to Disney+ in 2020, The Muppets Proudly Present "Muppets Now," A New Short-Form Unscripted Series
Kermit the Frog confirmed the news on social media this afternoon.

[08/23/19 - 04:33 PM]
Just Announced at D23 Expo: "Ms. Marvel," "Moon Knight" & "She-Hulk" - Original Series from Marvel Studios, Only on Disney+
The news marks the latest additions from Marvel Studios to the streaming service.

[08/23/19 - 04:20 PM]
Video: "The Ranch" Part 7 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The show's penultimate run premieres September 13, only on Netflix.

[08/23/19 - 04:10 PM]
Get a New Look at "Monsters at Work's" Tylor And Millie, Coming to Disney+ in 2020
They've graduated from Monsters University and are ready for the real world.

[08/23/19 - 04:05 PM]
"Forky Asks a Question," A Collection of Shorts from Pixar, Only on Disney+ November 12
The project will join the previously announced slate of launch series.

[08/23/19 - 03:59 PM]
Hilary Duff Is Back as Lizzie McGuire in an All-New Series, Coming Soon to Disney+
The series originally ran on sibling Disney Channel from 2001-04.

[08/23/19 - 03:56 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe," An Original Film, Will Be Available Exclusively on Disney+
The news kicked off a slew of announcements at today's D23 Expo event.

[08/23/19 - 02:38 PM]
Brothers Greg Schaffer & Jeff Schaffer Have Created "Brew Brothers," A New Comedy Series About Two Estranged Brothers Who End Up Running a Brewery Together
Alan Aisenberg and Mike Castle will star in the Netflix series.