Ned Bigby From Ned’s Declassified Will Host A Children Dance Competitors Series

Devon Werkheiser, formerly Ned Bigby from Ned’s Declassified College Survival Guide,” is a super busy dude. From his weekly internet series “Devon’s Life Survival Guide,” to working on new music, to acting in new films — like the upcoming Sundown — it is wonderful he has time for yet another project.

Now, the 25-year-old is the host of Dance-Off Juniors, a new competitors that’ll commence streaming April 20 on Verizon’s go90 app.

Each week, three kid dancers will compete for a $ five,000 money prize. They’ll be judged by a panel of celebs, à la American Idol, like Alyson Stoner, Ladia Yates, Steffanina (who’s also the series mentor), and MTV’s own Todrick Hall.

Werkheiser tweeted on March 24, “One of my new projects hosting a hip hop dance competition show for children! These youngsters throw down.” I’m just picturing tons of mini Alyson Stoners from her Missy Elliot days, tearing it up.

According to Mashable, “The show is a single of the 25 original series DanceOn is generating exclusively for go90 as portion of its previously announced partnership.”

Dance-Off Juniors’s 1st season will consist of ten episodes, every single 20 minutes long, with new ones airing on Wednesdays beginning April 20.

For those of you unfamiliar with go90, it is a cost-free app, accessible on each the App Shop and Google Play. Although anyone in the U.S. can download it, however some of the content is accessible to Verizon Wireless clients only.

Verify out the trailer, narrated by Werkheiser himself.

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‘Ned’s Declassified’ Gets A Internet Series Spin-Off, Thanks To Ned Bigby Himself

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For 3 years, Ned Bigby (Devon Werkheiser) from “Ned’s Declassified College Survival Guide” gave us guidelines for surviving the emotional roller coaster that is middle school. We learned how to manage “bullies, insane teachers and gross college lunches,” and even found out what to do if a rogue weasel breaks into college.

But what about after middle school? The show ended before Ned and his buddies started high college, so we had to manage that obstacle all on our own. And for these who went to college? Same deal. Thankfully, Werkheiser is breathing new life into “Ned’s Declassified” with a brand new internet series called “Devon’s Life Survival Guide.”

With the very first two episodes launching Monday (Jan. 25), previous and present fans of the show can ultimately add a lot more Ned Bigby tips to their arsenal. “It feels like it’s been a lengthy time coming, but I lastly became conscious of it, maybe in September of 2015,” Werkheiser told MTV News on the phone.

The 24-year-old actor and musician said he kept receiving requests about undertaking a higher college or college survival guide, so he decided to revamp his YouTube channel for the series, making it “about universal life lessons and stuff that we’re all going via.”

The constructive responses from fans during his Reddit AMA and from “Ned’s Declassified” articles written for MTV News also helped inspire Werkheiser to produce the series. A huge part of what created the Nickelodeon show such a massive hit was its general message to young audiences. Werkheiser describes the heart of the show as, “No matter who you are, nonetheless weird you are or quote-on-quote cool you are, or what ever, it is OK to be who you are. We’re all in this together and we’re gonna get by way of this.”

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New episodes will debut every Monday on YouTube, with videos lasting three-10 minutes each, depending on the subject. Werkheiser will divide the episodes up into seasons, aiming for 25 episodes in Season 1.

Werkheiser desires to use the beginning of the series to focus on having a conversation with the audience and developing a neighborhood in the videos’ comments sections. He does plan on bringing some of his former cast members on the show, but not proper away. “I wanted to make confident I could develop a foundation of me undertaking it on my personal to begin, but I completely strategy on seeing how I can incorporate the old ’Ned’s’ cast and other people as well,” he mentioned. “I’m quite excited to see how this point grows and evolves.

“If I can assist even one kid watching it get via one thing a little a lot more gracefully, a tiny smoother, with a tiny more adore, then that actually excites me and then I know I’m doing something great in the planet,” he added.

Sounds like Werkheiser truly is the sweet, caring, funny Ned Bigby we all know and adore. Like they say, life imitates art.

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The Next &#039Law & Order?&#039 &#039Chicago&#039 Series Take Over Television With New Franchise

NBC’s Chicago franchise grew this week with the premiere of Chicago Med. NPR explores regardless of whether it can be the next ER and no matter whether executive producer Dick Wolf, who constructed the Law &amp Order empire, can do it again with the Chicago shows.

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A Photo Series Project Desires To Set The Record Straight About Mental Illness

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Dior Vargas is assisting to modify the planet. Her “People of Colour &amp Mental Illness Photo Project” is sharing the truth about those who reside with mental illnesses. Individuals of any race can have a mental illness — it is not tailored to just a single ethnic group.

On her web site, she states, “We want to change the way this is represented. This is not some thing to be ashamed about. We want to confront and end the stigma [about mental illness].”

Vargas encourages individuals of color to submit photos of themselves holding a sign that says who they are and what mental illness they have. She produced confident to share her own photo, too.

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When asked what inspired her to start the project, Vargas told MTV News, “I’ve been an activist for years but I decided that I wanted to focus on mental wellness/illness simply because it is a topic that requirements to be addressed and it’s one thing that I reside with each and every single day.”

“I wanted to generate a space exactly where men and women could submit images of themselves and share their stories,” Vargas continued. “I wanted to create a resource where people of colour could go to for hope and a sense of neighborhood.”

To see a lot more of Vargas’ project or to submit your personal photo, head on over to her internet site. You can also adhere to Vargas on Facebook and Twitter.

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