Wild Grinders Premieres Friday, April 27th on Nicktoons
Nicktoons will premiere pro skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek's (MTV's Rob & Big, Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness) new animated series Wild Grinders (26x30) on Friday, April 27 at 7p. Based on Dyrdek's life, Wild Grinders is a comedy that follows the adventures of Lil Rob, his talking dog Meaty, his best friend Goggles, and their middle school skate crew, known as Wild Grinders. Created and executive produced by Dyrdek, the series is produced in partnership withHome Plate Entertainment and Dyrdek's Four Down Productions. Agogo Corporation, Moonscoop, Telegael and Copernicus Studios are also co-producers on the HD production. Wild Grinders will air regularly on Fridays at 7p on Nicktoons. The Wild Grinders voice cast includes Dyrdek as Lil Rob and Gene, Chelsea Chanel Dudley (the rapping receptionist from theFantasy Factory) as FLIPZ, Sterling Brim (Dyrdek's co-host on MTV'sRidiculousness) Meaty. Kel Mitchell (Kenan & Kel) as Jay Jay; and Erin Fitzgerald (Ed, Edd & Eddy, Monster High) as Stubford. The Wild Grinders TV series is distributed internationally by Moonscoop, who also serves as the consumer products provider/supplier.
The animation's not so good, and neither are the character designs (too toyetic), but I've seen the cartoons and they're pretty funny and cartoony, which is more than I can say for Nick's previous skateboarding-related show, "Rocket Power".
TV Guide also says that Wild Grinders will air 2/27 on Nickelodeon at 7PM too.