Nick To Debut Skateboard Series April 27

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Wild Grinders

Wild Grinders

Pro­fes­sional skate­boarder and entre­pre­neur Rob Dyrdek (star of MTV’s Rob & Big, Fan­tasy Fac­tory and Ridicu­lous­ness) brings a car­toon com­edy, set against the excit­ing back­drop of the sport of skate­board­ing, to Nick­toons with the new series, Wild Grinders, pre­mier­ing Fri­day, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.

Inspired by Dyrdek’s real-life expe­ri­ences, each orig­i­nal half-hour episode fol­lows the adven­tures of a group of friends bonded by their love of skate­board­ing. The 26-episode series, cre­ated and exec­u­tive pro­duced by Dyrdek, is pro­duced in part­ner­ship with Home Plate Enter­tain­ment and Dyrdek’s Four Down Pro­duc­tions. Agogo Cor­po­ra­tion, Moon­scoop, Tel­egael and Coper­ni­cus Stu­dios are also co-producers on the HD pro­duc­tion. Fol­low­ing the pre­miere, Wild Grinders will air reg­u­larly on Fri­days at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.

Part­ner­ing with Rob Dyrdek on his pas­sion project has allowed Nick­toons to show view­ers an enter­tain­ing new branch of Rob’s increas­ingly pop­u­lar brand,” says Keith Dawkins, SVP/General Manger Nick­toons & Teen­Nick. “Rob’s estab­lished fan base and new view­ers will enjoy watch­ing the antics of Lil Rob in this new series fea­tur­ing authen­tic char­ac­ters in fun and extreme sit­u­a­tions. Wild Grinders illus­trates the increas­ingly pop­u­lar sport of skate­board­ing and the cul­ture that sur­rounds it.”

Wild Grinders becom­ing an ani­mated series and air­ing on Nick­toons is another one of my boy­hood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand. The jour­ney we took to get to this point has been noth­ing but WILD,” says Rob Dyrdek, cre­ator and exec­u­tive pro­ducer of Wild Grinders. “This series has every­thing, com­edy, action and skate­board­ing. It is some­thing I am very proud of and def­i­nitely will be a series kids will love for years.”

Wild Grinders is a kickin’ ani­mated com­edy about Lil Rob, a quick-thinking skater kid. The series also fea­tures Lil Rob’s talk­ing right-hand dog Meaty (inspired by his own bull-dog of the same name), his best friend Gog­gles, and their mid­dle school skate crew. The series fol­lows the friends, known as Wild Grinders, on their escapades around their home­town of Sprawl City and at their beloved skate spot, The Lot. This smart, witty and tal­ented posse from diverse back­grounds skate in and out of dilem­mas, under­take new chal­lenges and expe­ri­ence adven­tures together. From an under­sea skat­ing quest (inspired by Dyrdek’s real life dive with sharks) to star­ring in a zany real­ity show, each episode of Wild Grinders is infused with fun and friendship.

The Wild Grinders cast includes: Rob Dyrdek as the voice of Lil Rob and Gene; Chelsea Chanel Dud­ley, the rap­ping recep­tion­ist from the Fan­tasy Fac­tory, as the voice of FLIPZ; Ster­ling Brim, Rob’s co-host on MTV’s Ridicu­lous­ness, as the voice of Meaty; Kel Mitchell, Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel, as the voice of Jay Jay; and come­dian Erin Fitzger­ald, Ed, Edd & Eddy, Mon­ster High, as the voice of Stub­ford, the self pro­claimed neme­sis of Lil Rob.

In the pre­miere episode, “Decon­structed,” the Wild Grinders must fig­ure out a way to save their beloved vacant lot skate spot from Track Huck­er­ster­ball, the meglo-maniacal, greedy local busi­ness man, who plans to use the land to build a theme park. Then in “Close-Up,” hot­shot TV Net­work head hon­cho Chip Flig­ging­ton is look­ing for a new real­ity star. When Lil Rob catches his eye, Chip casts him and the Grinders in a series of ter­ri­ble real­ity shows.

The Wild Grinders series will be dis­trib­uted inter­na­tion­ally by Moon­scoop, who also serves as the con­sumer prod­ucts provider/supplier.

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