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Nickelodeon has renewed its hip-hop sitcom Tyler Perry’s young Dylan for a fifth season. Production on the new 13-episode season of the live-action show will begin July 8 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, and Nickelodeon is aiming for a late 2024 premiere. The new season will begin with a Christmas-themed episode.

Young Dylan revolves around an aspiring young hip-hop star who moves in with his cousins ​​and extended family. The personality clashes between the ambitious rapper and his stuffy relatives provide much of the humor in this multi-camera sitcom.

The show’s creator and executive producer, Tyler Perry, is perhaps best known for his role as a tough old grandma named Madea in 13 comedy films (including Madea’s tough love, a 2015 animated family film).

Young DylanStarting in 2020– at a time when several other broadcasters and producers invest in rap content for children– contributed to its success. Upon its release, the series achieved the highest ratings for a Nickelodeon series premiere since 2017 (a total of more than 1.3 million viewers for two time slots, according to the children’s channel).

In addition to renewing the show, Nickelodeon has capitalized on its popularity by casting 15-year-old Young Dylan (played by 15-year-old actor and rapper Dylan Gilmer) as a guest star on Nickelodeon’s other hip-hop series, The girl lay and lay. He also had a role in a 2022 crossover episode Part-time job (called “Worlds Collide”), in which characters from Young Dylan and four other Nickelodeon shows.