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Nickelodeon Teams with Tyler Perry to Create New Live-Action Series

Nickelodeon will work with prolific writer/producer Tyler Perry on a new live-action series, the network said Wednesday.

The series will star 10-year old rapper Young Dylan and tells the story of a family whose world is turned upside down when their nephew, an aspiring hip-hop star, moves in unannounced, according to the kids-targeted network.

The series is part of Perry’s long-term agreement with Viacom, which includes several new series already announced for BET and its new streaming service BET+.

“It’s a thrill to bring this new series to Nickelodeon from the incredibly talented and prolific Tyler Perry, whose track record speaks for itself,” said Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins. “Dylan is an incredibly talented 10-year-old who at heart is a relatable kid making his dreams happen. We know kids are going to love watching Dylan and we can’t wait to introduce him and his new show to our audience.”