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Kevin Hart Inks First-Look Deal with Nickelodeon


Nickelodeon has entered into a first-look partnership with comedian/actor/TV personality Kevin Hart (Night School, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Pets).

Under the agreement, Hart will develop and produce live-action, scripted children’s programming for the channel through his company HartBeat Productions. He has been nominated for multiple Kids’ Choice Awards.

Brian Robbins, Nickelodeon’s president, commented: “I’m excited to inherit this terrific content deal with Kevin Hart just as I step into my new role at Nickelodeon. Kevin is an incredible talent whose appeal cuts across practically every age group and every member of the family. He knows how to create unforgettable characters, and I can’t wait for him and HartBeat Productions to focus their creativity on making great new content with us.”

Hart added: “For me, Nick has always represented everything fun about being a kid, and it’s still at the forefront today of kids and family entertainment. I’ve been slimed at Kids’ Choice, won a lot of Orange Blimps and my kids are my very own built-in focus group, so I’m ready to dive in and make some next-level shows with Brian and everyone at Nickelodeon.”

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