K-pop is no longer an overseas obsession. A new Nickelodeon show co-created by Nick Cannon titled 'Make It Pop' has been greenlit for the 2015-16 season. K-pop singer Megan Lee has been announced as one of the show's female leads. The show had been rumored for a while with the description being a “mashup of 'Glee' and the Korean pop aesthetic.” The half-hour musical comedy will be co-created by executive producers Thomas W. Lynch and Cannon.
Everyone’s favorite sponge may be heading to the Great White Way. Nickelodeon has confirmed to 'Entertainment Weekly' that a 'SpongeBob SquarePants' musical is currently in the works. Though the show location has not been announced, it is rumored that Nickelodeon is hoping for a Broadway run. The show is said to feature a mixture of classical and contemporary music, with music from Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum and John Legend for the score. The production is set to be directed by Tina Landau, who is currently directing the off-broadway show 'Big Love.'
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