Nick’s ‘How To Rock’ Cancelled After One Season

By | Sunday August 26, 2012 @ 11:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nickelodeon’s housecleaning continues. Two weeks after the kids cable network cancelled comedy series Victorious after three seasons, it has done the same with freshman How To Rock. This means that three live-action Nick series will end their run this fall, Victorious, How To Rock and iCarly. Like with Victorious, the news of How To Rock‘s demise was delivered by the series’ showrunner on his blog. In a post titled How To Rock The Future, How To Rock executive producer David Israel said that Nickelodeon had opted not to pick up a second season of the show and thanked the show’s cast, crew and fans. The move also follows Nick ordering a slew of new live-action and animated series and pilots, including two iCarly spinoffs, earlier this month as the network appears to be overhauling its lineup amidst a ratings slump.

Created by Jim O’Doherty based on the book How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston, How To Rock stars Master P’s daughter Cymphonique Miller. The series got off to a solid start in February with 3.3 million total viewers tuning to the premiere, which won its time period across all TV with kids 6-11, tweens 9-14 and kids 2-11. The series remained a strong tween draw throughout the spring, and  its second episode, How to Rock a Messy Bet, hit #1 for kids TV shows on iTunes. The series recently slipped in the ratings, but its total viewership has stayed above 2 million. Of the 26-episode first season of How To Rock, 17 episodes have aired. The next original airs Sept. 22, with the Christmas-themed season/series series airing Dec. 8. Here is Israel’s post:

How To Rock The Future

Hey, HTR Fans.

David Israel here.  How to Rock’s showrunner and Executive Producer.

There have been rumors swirling around about the future of How To Rock so I thought it time to set the record straight. Nickelodeon has decided, unfortunately, not to give How To Rock a second season.  I know this news will be very disappointing for many of you.  Believe me, it’s disappointing for me, too.

Why isn’t the show coming back?  There’s no one simple answer.  Nickelodeon is going through a transition right now.  You already know that iCarly and Victorious are not coming back. Nickelodeon has many new shows in production and development that they believe will better suit their audience.  While I don’t love their decision, I have no choice other than to accept it.

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Nickelodeon Doing TV Movie Starring Keke Palmer & Exec Produced By Nick Cannon

By | Monday June 6, 2011 @ 8:33am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nickelodeon has put in to production Rags, a TV movie starring its star Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP). Max Schneider will star opposite Palmer in the music-infused modern-day fairy tale, which has began production in Vancouver. This marks a major break for newcomer Schneider, who also has been tapped by Nickelodeon to star opposite Cymphonique Miller in the upcoming live-action comedy series How to Rock. Bille Woodruff (Beauty Shop) will direct Rags, with original music produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who has worked with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé and served as a music producer and mentor on season 10 of American Idol. Read More »

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Nickelodeon Picks Up ‘How To Rock’ Series Starring Cymphonique With 20-Ep. Order

By | Monday May 23, 2011 @ 8:08am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon has picked up live-action music comedy pilot How To Rock Braces and Glasses to series with a 20-episode order. The show starring 14-year-old singer/actress/dancer Cymphonique Miller will be titled How To Rock. It features original music and centers on a teen girl (Cymphonique) who becomes the lead singer of a pop/hip hop band. Cymphonique’s casting in the project stems from a substantial talent development deal Nickelodeon signed with the teen in December 2009. Based on Alloy Entertainment’s book How to Rock Braces and Glasses, the series is slated to begin production this summer in Los Angeles for a 2012 premiere. “Cymphonique is an extraordinarily talented 14-year-old who has already established herself as an actress, singer and dancer, while remaining an honor student, and  How To Rock is the perfect showcase for her comedic and musical skills,” said Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s President, Development and Original Programming. Cymphonique’s father, hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, aka Master P, is expected to be involved in the music for How To Rock, which joins Nickelodeon’s growing stable of music-themed shows that includes recent entries Victorious and Big Time Rush. Read More »

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