Nick Cannon and famed director Quincy “QD3” Jones III have teamed up for a new Nickelodeon original series called “Nick Cannon’s Star Camp,” following eight members of a youth super-group, handpicked by Cannon, as they literally learn to be stars.
The new series, which debuted on July 22, will consist of five 15-minute episodes and be streamed exclusively via TurboNick (turbonick.com) every Sunday with the finale performance airing on Nickelodeon’s TEENick block on Sunday, August 26 (6 p.m. ET/PT).
“Streaming video has become a big part of how today’s multi-tasking generation of kids is experiencing entertainment,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon Networks. “Several of our properties like ‘Mr. Meaty’ and ‘Avatar’ have developed a huge following online, so introducing an original series to air exclusively on TurboNick is the natural next step in super-serving our audience.”
Developed to give a select group of kids the opportunity to showcase their talents, “Nick Cannon’s Star Camp” produces The Giggle Club, an eight-member all-star super group. After the cameras stop following the group, as they learn the fundamental tools needed to make it in the music industry, plans for them include recording an album and performing in a live stage show tour, thereby fulfilling their dreams of stardom.
To help get them there, Nick Cannon and Quincy Jones call on a “media dream team” of producer and director Debbie Allen and choreographer to the stars, Fatima Robinson. The group is put through a “megastar boot camp” with state of the art equipment and resources to hone in on their performance skills.
“There is so much untapped talent out there, particularly among young kids today,” said Cannon. “We wanted to find this talent and give kids the training necessary to mold them into the budding stars that they can be. I can’t think of a better network to be working with than Nickelodeon and a better way to reach today’s multi-platform kid audience than by airing this series on TurboNick.”
“I am committed to projects that have a positive influence on today’s youth,” adds QD3. “‘Nick Cannon’s Star Camp’ is a perfect fit and a beautiful way to help create the next generation’s successful writers, actors, musicians and producers.”
The Giggle Club features eight members, ranging in age from 13 to 19 — including Cashae Davis (Young Daisy), Antonio Anderson (M-One), Tehabreana Mc Nair (Bre-Roca), Malik Mc Nair (Mac Flossy), Jessica Salinaz (Jessi J), William May (Big Will), Amanda Moseley (Mandy Rain) and Jesse Brown (Casper).
For more information and to watch the episodes, visit TurboNick.com.