Nickelodeon has greenlit a new live-action buddy comedy called, Cousins For Life.

The network has ordered a 20-episode first season for the show, which stars young newcomers Dallas Young and Scarlet Spencer. It is from Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, who were producers on All That and Kenan and Kel. 

It will be the network’s first live-action series with a primarily black cast since Just Jordan in 2007 (Tia Mowry’s comedy Instant Mom is credited to Nick-at-Nite), although several series since then have had black leads.

Cousins For Life “centers on 12-year-old cousins Stuart (Young) and Ivy (Spencer), best friends who come from very different backgrounds, and learn to navigate life under one roof with their families. After Stuart’s mom is deployed overseas, his fun-loving dad Clark (Ishmel Sahid) decides to move the family to Portland. There, he lives with his uptight brother Lewis (Ron G.) and his family, which includes Stuart’s confident, socially active cousin Ivy and her younger, overly-curious brother Leaf (Micah Abbey). Now living in a brand new city, Stuart embarks on a variety of endeavors with Ivy that lead to hilarious adventures. Although the cousins do not always see eye-to-eye, Ivy and Stuart learn they are better together, and when they team up, they are unstoppable.”


Production begins in LA soon with a target date for later this year.