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Strangers with Candy Crew Reunites . . . For Kids


I wouldn't exactly name Strangers with Candy, the 1999 Comedy Central series, as an example of child-friendly fare. And if I were looking to make an actual after-school special — not a Strangers-style spoof — I don't think creator Paul Dinello and star Amy Sedaris would be the first people I'd call.

But Nickelodeon is apparently way, way cooler than I am: The network has hired Dinello to direct Gym Teacher: The Movie, which will air on Nick in September. The movie stars Christopher Meloni as an ex-gymnast who's up for a PE Teacher of the Year award. According to Entertainment Weekly, Dinello personally ordered Sedaris to "pack up her wig" and join him on set; she'll play the principal.

And this won't be the only time they collaborate with the kids' network: EW reports that Nickelodeon also has its eye on Tanner Hall, the Dinello-written, Sedaris-starring movie that got its start as a failed UPN pilot back in the day and features Sedaris and Chris Kattan as dysfunctional parents. Hmm . . . could the awesome Nickelodeon of my childhood be making a comeback?

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Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
danielaltiere — thanks so much for your comment! I've fixed up the text now. Congrats to you! I can't wait to see the movie.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
wow!
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Cool! The writer commented! :) I only saw the movie, Strangers With Candy, it was a strange experience to say the least.
danielaltiere danielaltiere 8 years
Just a correction: Paul Dinello *directed* Gym Teacher: The Movie. My brother and I wrote it. Some time ago, actually, as a spec. Nick bought it just last year and then brought Dinello aboard. To have the creator of Strangers with Candy direct our script was an honor. To have Amy Sedaris attached a dream come true. And surprisingly, Nick allowed them both to keep it pretty edgy. Just to prove I'm not a crank (at least about this): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1662741/
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Amy Sedaris will be great. I'm laughing already.
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
I'm seriously hoping for a return of the Nickelodeon of ye olden days. LOL. This is awesome!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Fantastic! Christopher Meloni always cracks me up in his comedic roles!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Amy Sedaris as a principal is bound to be hysterical and appeal to children as well as adults! I'll have to watch for that one, goodness knows my daughter watches enough Nick... ;)
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