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School of Rock
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Genre Musical-comedy
Developed by Jim Armogida & Steve Armogida
Starring
  • Breanna Yde
  • Ricardo Hurtado
  • Jade Pettyjohn
  • Lance Lim
  • Aidan Miner
  • Tony Cavalero
  • Jama Williamson
Theme music composer
  • Gabriel Mann
  • Jeannie Lurie
  • Linus of Hollywood
Opening theme "Are You Ready to Rock?"
Composer(s) Gabriel Mann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 45 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Harry Hannigan
  • Chris Phillips
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 21–22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format HDTV 720p
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) – April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)

School of Rock is an American musical-comedy television series developed by Jim Armogida and Steve Armogida that aired on Nickelodeon from March 12, 2016 to April 8, 2018. The series is based on the 2003 film of the same name and stars Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, Lance Lim, Aidan Miner, Tony Cavalero, and Jama Williamson.

Plot

Set in Austin, Texas, the series follows a group of rule-abiding students who learn to take risks and reach new heights thanks to substitute teacher Dewey Finn, a down-on-his-luck musician who uses the language of rock and roll to inspire his class to form a secret band. Throughout the school year, these middle-school classmates find themselves navigating relationships, discovering their unknown talents and learning lessons on loyalty and friendships.

Episodes

List of School of Rock episodes

Cast and characters

Main

  • Breanna Yde as Tomika, a 12-year-old schoolgirl who is best friends with classmate Summer. She plays the electric bass and is also the lead singer in the band.
  • Ricardo Hurtado as Freddy, a 12-year-old schoolboy who is considered the most handsome guy in his class and plays the drums in the band. His best friends are classmates Zack and Lawrence. Unbeknownst to him, Summer has a huge crush on him. At the end of the second season, he begins to have feelings for her.
  • Jade Pettyjohn as Summer, a 12-year-old schoolgirl who is best friends with Tomika and plays the tambourine in the band and also is the manager. She has a crush on Freddy.
  • Lance Lim as Zack, a 12-year-old schoolboy who is best friends with Lawrence and Freddy. He plays the electric guitar.
  • Aidan Miner as Lawrence, a 12-year-old schoolboy who is best friends with Zack and Freddy and is considered the smartest kid in his class. He plays the electronic keyboard.
  • Tony Cavalero as Mr. Finn, the new substitute teacher and an ex-rock musician who teaches the kids how to play and work together as a band. In the second season, he is promoted to a regular teacher.
  • Jama Williamson as Principal Mullins, the principal of the school. In the first season, she is a recurring character, but is promoted to a main character in the second season.

Recurring

  • Ivan Mallon as Clark
  • Brec Bassinger as Kale (seasons 2–3)
  • Will Kindrachuk as Asher (seasons 2–3)

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of School of Rock
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 12 March 12, 2016 (2016-03-12) 2.38 June 18, 2016 (2016-06-18) 1.39 1.49
2 13 September 17, 2016 (2016-09-17) 1.34 January 28, 2017 (2017-01-28) 1.18 1.35
3 20 July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08) 1.03 April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) 0.67 0.78

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2016 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2017 28th Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
69th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
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