Nick has order 13 additional new half-hour episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba!, it’s acclaimed preschooler series that mixes live action and animation.
Wildbrain Entertainment will re-team with series creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz of The Magic Store to produce the new season, which will be the fourth for the show. Production is set to begin this summer in Los Angeles.
Plans for the fourth season include appearances by musicians and celebrities for the segments “Super Music Friends Show” and “Dancey Dance.” Past guests have included Fred Armisen, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Devo, Rachel Dratch, Flaming Lips, The Killers, Angela Kinsey, Solange Knowles, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mix Master Mike, Mos Def, The Roots, Andy Samberg, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, Sugarland, The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and Weird Al Yankovic.
“Yo Gabba Gabba! has catapulted to pop culture phenomenon status and we couldn’t be prouder of its success,” said Brown Johnson, president of animation at Nickelodeon. “Alongside our creative partners at The Magic Store and Wildbrain, we’re excited to bring to the legions of Gabba fans more great stories, cool music, valuable lessons and awesome guest stars.”
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August 2007 and currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults.