Rob Dyrdek Glides to Nicktoons with WILD GRINDERS

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Nicktoons has given the green light for WILD GRINDERS, an original, animated series inspired by professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s real-life experiences. The half-hour comedy follows a quick-thinking skater kid, Lil Rob; his right hand dog, Meaty; his nerdy inventor buddy, Goggles; and his middle school friends, known as the Wild Grinders. Lil Rob and his thrill-seeking crew find themselves amid many zany skateboarding adventures in and around their hometown of Sprawl City.

Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nicktoons and TeenNick, described Wild Grinders as “a great fit for Nicktoons because it has the comedy and adrenaline boys love. [And] Rob Dyrdek brings an authentic look at the skateboard culture and a diverse cast of characters who reflect our audience.”

In turn, Dyrdek describes the show as funny with skateboarding used as “a backdrop to our main characters comedic situations, but not necessarily [as] our primary focus.” Besides serving as an executive producer, Dyrdek will also be voicing the lead character.

The 26-episode series will premiere on Nicktoons in 2012, preceded by a number of Wild Grinders shorts, behind-the-scenes videos, character descriptions and other original multi-platform digital content, beginning this September.