Cousins For Life on Nickelodeon has been greenlit for 20 episodes from creators and executive producers Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert (Austin & Ally, All That). Kopelow and Seifert are happy to be back as they began their work with Nickelodeon. This new comedy will focus on Stuart, played by Dallas Young, and Ivy, played by Scarlet Spencer as 12-year-old cousins from different backgrounds as they learn to grow up with their families. The Nickelodeon team is look at this show as something that has younger talent that can put together a long show run with an audience that will follow them growing up. Production should being this summer with the show airing later in the year if all goes well.
The new buddy comedy centers on 12-year-old cousins Stuart (Dallas Young) and Ivy (Scarlet Spencer), best friends who come from very different backgrounds, and learn to navigate life under one roof with their families.
We are looking forward to seeing Dallas Young and Scarlet Spencer working together. Scarlet we have recently seen in the Bright movie, as well as Colony on television and Dallas will be seen on Ready Player One as well as some other television series as well. This looks to be a show that is going to take a look at and have fun with family dynamics and we think that is something everyone is going to be able to relate to. The cousins will need to get along with different personalities and having that many people under one roof always leads to some interesting situations.
Nothing specific in the story really stands out to us, but that may not be a bad thing. A realistic family situation driven by comedy seems like it will do well if it has tight stories and not just a rehash of what we have seen before. It will have to be carried by the actors and how they interact together, but we feel confident in that regard. Right now we are distinctly in the middle of Hit or Miss as we really need to see how the cast works with the story, so stay tuned.
After Stuart’s mom is deployed overseas, his fun-loving dad Clark (Ishmel Sahid) decides to move the family to Portland to live with his uptight brother Lewis (Ron G) and his family, which includes Stuart’s confident, socially active cousin Ivy and her younger, overly-curious brother Leaf (Micah Abbey). Now living in a brand new city, Stuart embarks on a variety of endeavors with Ivy that lead to hilarious adventures. Although the cousins do not always see eye-to-eye, Ivy and Stuart learn they are better together, and when they team up, they are unstoppable.