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Nick Greenlights Cam Newton Series

Nickelodeon has tapped Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton for a new series set to debut later this year.

The 20-episode series with a working title of I Wanna Be features the Super Bowl-bound Newton as he takes real kids on the ride of their lives to help make their dreams come true, said network officials. The series will be executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves.

“Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation,” said Newton in a statement. “I’m very passionate about mentoring young people, and this show will be the perfect opportunity to help talented kids get the chance to pursue their dreams.”