Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon has acquired global broadcast rights to Canadian sitcom Life With Boys, created by Michael Poryes (Hannah Montana). Under the deal with Classic Media and the series producer, Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, Nickelodeon will get exclusive TV rights in the U.S. and pay TV rights for its regional channels across Europe including Germany, Benelux, the Nordics as well as Latin America and Asia. The move follows the launch of Life With Boys on Nickelodeon’s UK channel in November under a previous deal with Helion Pictures. “Life With Boys is a perfect addition to our programming lineup,” said Nickelodeon’s SVP programming and acquisition Jules Borken. The 22-episode Life With Boys, which premiered on Canada’s YTV in September, stars Torri Webster as 14-year-old Tess Foster, who navigates her way through the turmoil of teen life while living at home with her single, overprotective dad and three brothers. While its core lineup consists of original series, Nickelodeon supplements it with acquisitions like the Italian animated series Winx Club. Here’s the teaser for Life With Boys run on Nickelodeon UK:

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