The School of Rock will be in session for another year. Nickelodeon has picked up a supersized 20-episode third season of the popular musical comedy series based on the 2003 Paramount movie. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
The pickup comes as the series, developed by Jim and Steve Armogida, is heading toward its Season 2 finale on January 28. Originally ordered straight-to-series, School of Rock landed a quick 13-episode Season 2 renewal four episodes into its 12-episode freshman run. A solid ratings performer, the series is averaging 1.4 million total viewers in its second season, and is posting double-digit year-over-year increases with its kid audience. In Q4, it ranks as one of the top five shows on all TV with kids 6-11.
The new season will continue to mix comedy with cast performances of popular and original songs. Tony Cavalero stars as the teacher, Jama Williamson plays the principal, and Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Jade Pettyjohn and Breanna Yde co-star as the School of Rock students. Jim and Steve Armogida serve as executive producers with Jay Kogen. Richard Linklater, who directed the Jack Black-starring feature from a script by Mike White, also executive produces alongside the movie’s producer Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.
School Of Rock joins two other Nick series that were recently renewed, Dan Schneider’s Henry Danger and Game Shakers.
School Of Rock marked the first series order for Paramount TV and is the first to go to a third season. The studio recently saw its new Epix drama series Berlin Station renewed for a second season, and fellow newbie, drama Shooter, has been a breakout for USA.
Huge congrats to the cast and crew!!
When a young leukemia patient comes to Bunker Hill in need of a miracle, James hopes a new t-cell cancer treatment will save her life, as her optimism inspires him to become a better person. Also, Malik and Zoe agree to go on a date just as James confesses his feelings to her, and Julianna’s Christmas visit with Walter uncovers the strain in their long-distance marriage.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JADE,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Check out this awesome video from Nickelodeon that has a ton of adorable throwback photos of Jade in honor of her birthday!
GLITTER: How old were you when you first started acting?
JADE: I had always loved creating different characters and putting on plays with my friends, so it just felt right to become an actress. I started working professionally at the age of seven.
GLITTER: What can you tell us about the Nickelodeon series, School of Rock? Who do you play?
JADE: This television show is about a group of prep school kids who create a secret band with their substitute teacher. The show follows the band as they go on adventures and deal with music, school and what it’s like to be a pre-teen/teenager. I play Summer on School of Rock, who is the ambitious band manager of the group!
GLITTER: What can you tell us about season 2 without giving anything away?
JADE: There are a lot of exciting things in store for season two! There will be a lot more original music, more stunts, slime and relationship growth.
GLITTER: What was your reaction when you found out School of Rock was nominated for an Emmy?
JADE: I was FREAKING OUT! Brea, who plays Tomika on the show, found out through social media that we were nominated and she told me. We ran around the stage screaming and trying to find the rest of the cast to tell them the news.
Jade is one of two cover stars for the October/November of Cliche Magazine! I’ve added digital scans to the gallery along with photos from the shoot. Check them out in the gallery now and check out the full issue on clichedigitalmag.com!
Saturday night was an exciting night for Jade and the cast of School of Rock. They got to attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards where they were nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program! Jade got to get all dressed up and walk the red carpet and then watch the show with her cast. Unfortunately, they didn’t win, but they all had a great time regardless. I’ve added some photos of Jade rocking the red carpet to the gallery. Check those out below!
Last week, Jade did a photoshoot with Samantha Annis and we have six STUNNING photos from the shoot. I’ve added them all to the gallery, so be sure to check them out now!
Last night, Jade attended TigerBeat’s pre Teen Choice Awards party. I’ve added four photos of Jade on the carpet to the gallery along with a photo of Jade with Ricardo and Lance that Jade shared on Instagram. I’ll add more photos as they appear.
Moving on! Last night, Jade and her fellow SOR castmates attended the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. As per usual, Jade looked amazing. I’ve added 11 photos to the gallery and will add more if they appear.
According to Jade’s IMDb page, she booked a new project. The film is called Rufus-2 and is currently in pre-production and is set to be released next February! The film also stars fellow Nick stars Jace Norman and Haley Tju. As of now, we don’t have any other information on the film but I will update everyone once more information is released.