Nickelodeon has greenlit “Side Hustle,” a new live-action buddy comedy starring social media stars and real-life best friends, Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels. The multi-camera series centers on best friends, Lex (LeBlanc) and Presley (Bartels), who have to create a business fast after inadvertently destroying their neighbor’s car.
Created and executive produced by Dave Malkoff (“Henry Danger,” “Sam & Cat”) and shot in front of a live studio audience, “Side Hustle” (13 half-hour episodes) will begin production in Los Angeles this March and premiere later this year on Nickelodeon.
The logline: Lex, Presley and their quirky friend Munchy (Isaiah Crews) find themselves in a sticky situation after an accidental mishap destroys the police vehicle belonging to Munchy’s dad. Forced to come up with creative ways to earn money to pay for the damages, the best friends enlist the help of Presley’s tech-savvy younger brother, Fisher (Mitchell Berg), to create an app called “Kid-DING” to connect with people looking for help with small jobs. With Munchy’s bossy older brother Jaget (Jacques Chevelle) making sure they keep up with the payments, the three friends must do any jobs that come their way–no matter how crazy they are.