School of Rock (TV series)

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School of Rock
School of Rock (TV series) poster.jpg
Genre Musical-comedy
Based on School of Rock
by Mike White
Developed by Jim Armogida & Steve Armogida
Starring
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Are You Ready to Rock?"
Composer(s) Gabriel Mann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 45 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Harry Hannigan
  • Chris Phillips
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 21–22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) – April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)
External links
Website

School of Rock is an American musical-comedy television series developed by Jim Armogida and Steve Armogida that aired on Nickelodeon, premiering on March 12, 2016, and ending on April 8, 2018. The series is based on the 2003 film of the same name and stars Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Tony Cavalero, and Jama Williamson.

Plot[edit]

Set in Austin, Texas, the series follows a group of rule-abiding students who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock and roll to inspire his class to form a secret band. Throughout the school year, these middle-school classmates find themselves navigating relationships, discovering their unknown talents and learning lessons on loyalty and friendships.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
112March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12)June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18)
213September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17)January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28)
320July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08)April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)[1]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Tomika (Breanna Yde) is a 12-year-old schoolgirl who is best friends with classmate Summer. She plays the electric bass and is also the lead singer in the band.
  • Freddy (Ricardo Hurtado) is a 12-year-old schoolboy who is considered the most handsome guy in his class and plays the drums in the band. His best friends are classmates Zack and Lawrence. Unbeknownst to him, Summer has a huge crush on him. At the end of the second season, he begins to have feelings for her.
  • Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) is a 12-year-old schoolgirl who is best friends with Tomika and plays the tambourine in the band and also is the manager. She has a crush on Freddy.
  • Zack (Lance Lim) is a 12-year-old schoolboy who is best friends with Lawrence and Freddy. He plays the electric guitar.
  • Lawrence (Aidan Miner) is a 12-year-old schoolboy who is best friends with Zack and Freddy and is considered the smartest kid in his class. He plays the electronic keyboard.
  • Mr. Finn (Tony Cavalero) is the new substitute teacher and an ex-rock musician who teaches the kids how to play and work together as a band. In the second season, he is promoted to a regular teacher.
  • Principal Mullins (Jama Williamson) is the principal of the school. In the first season, she is a recurring character, but is promoted to a main character in the second season.

Recurring[edit]

  • Clark (Ivan Mallon)
  • Kale (Brec Bassinger, seasons 2–3)
  • Asher (Will Kindrachuk, seasons 2–3)

Production[edit]

In August 2014, Nickelodeon announced a TV series adaptation of School of Rock,[2] and the cast was revealed in March 2015.[3] On April 5, 2016, Nickelodeon announced that School of Rock had been renewed for a 13-episode second season,[4] and actress Breanna Yde announced on her Twitter account that production of season two began April 24, 2016.[5] In April 2016, Jama Williamson was promoted to the regular cast for the series' second season.[6] The second season premiered on Nickelodeon on September 17, 2016. Nickelodeon renewed the series for a 20-episode third season on December 2, 2016.[7] The third season premiered on July 8, 2017. On November 15, 2017, Nickelodeon announced that the third season would be the last.[8] Tony Cavalero reported on social media that the series finale was airing on April 8, 2018.[9][10] The last episode of the third season as well as the series aired on April 8, 2018.[11]

Release[edit]

On June 25, 2018, it was announced that School of Rock will stream on Hulu.[12]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 12 March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) 2.38[13] June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18) 1.39[14] 1.49
2 13 September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17) 1.34[15] January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28) 1.18[16] 1.35
3 20 July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08) 1.03[17] April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) 0.67[18] 0.78

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated [19]
2017 28th Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated [20]
69th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School of Rock". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 13, 2018. Broadcast History: 3/12/16 - 4/8/18 
  2. ^ Laura Prudom (August 4, 2016). "Nickelodeon Orders School of Rock Series". Variety. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (March 26, 2015). "Nickelodeon Reveals Cast for School of Rock Series". Variety. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Nellie Andreeva (April 5, 2016). "School of Rock Renewed for Season 2 by Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Breanna Yde [@breannayde] (April 27, 2016). "Being back on set is great!" (Tweet). Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Twitter. 
  6. ^ Denise Petski (April 12, 2016). "'School Of Rock': Jama Williamson Upped To Regular On Nickelodeon Music Comedy Series". Deadline. Retrieved October 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ Nellie Andreeva (December 2, 2016). "School of Rock Renewed for Season 3 by Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ Nellie Andreeva (November 15, 2017). "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and School of Rock Canceled by Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved November 15, 2017. 
  9. ^ Tony Cavalero [@TonyCavalero] (April 8, 2018). "I love #RockAndRoll #TONIGHT! We will all be watching together. The series finale of… www.instagram.com/p/BhUTOI5hzPE/" (Tweet). Retrieved April 9, 2018 – via Twitter. 
  10. ^ Tony Cavalero (April 8, 2018). "I love #RockAndRoll #TONIGHT! We will all be watching together. The series finale of @nickelodeon's #SchoolOfRock! ❤️ YOU ALL! @breannayde @lancedaelim @theaidanminer @jadepettyjohn_official @ricardo #SundayFunday". Instagram. Retrieved April 9, 2018. 
  11. ^ "School of Rock". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 13, 2018. Broadcast History: 3/12/16 - 4/8/18 
  12. ^ Natalie Jarvey (June 25, 2018). "Daria, My Super Sweet 16 to Stream Exclusively on Hulu". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 25, 2018. 
  13. ^ Mitch Metcalf (March 15, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.12.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (June 21, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.18.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  15. ^ Mitch Metcalf (September 20, 2016). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.17.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  16. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 31, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.28.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf (July 11, 2017). "Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.8.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  18. ^ Mitch Metcalf (April 10, 2018). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.8.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  19. ^ "68th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 
  20. ^ "PGA Awards: The Complete Winners List". Variety. January 28, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  21. ^ "69th Emmy Awards Nominees and Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 

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