Nickelodeon is teaming up with Tyler Perry for a new family comedy series at the network.
It is the first non-BET project to come out of Perry's mega overall deal at Viacom.
The series will star viral sensation and rapper, Young Dylan. Perry and Dylan, whose full name is Dylan Gilmer, will appear on Ellen Wednesday to talk about the news as well. Dylan is a frequent guest correspondent on Ellen where he performs and interviews celebrities.
The series, which is Perry, chronicles "a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star (Dylan), moves in unannounced."
“I’m excited to work with Brian and the team at Nickelodeon and find creative ways to reach new audiences,” said Perry. “I love creating comedy television and can’t wait to work with the talented Young Dylan.”
“It’s a thrill to bring this new series to Nickelodeon from the incredibly talented and prolific Tyler Perry, whose track record speaks for itself” added Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins. “Dylan is an incredibly talented 10-year-old who at heart is a relatable kid making his dreams happen. We know kids are going to love watching Dylan and we can’t wait to introduce him and his new show to our audience.”
Perry's first two BET series, The Oval and Sistas, will premiere later this month.
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