According to Deadline, “Nicky” will be based on Nick’s own real-life experiences of growing up in the Garden State around the seven women, of many generations, in his family who helped make Nick—er, we mean Nicky—the guy he is today.
The series will follow the 30-year-old character as he plans to finally leave the nest…but is wrangled into staying longer than expected to help raise his little sister.
The report notes that former MTV VJ and producer Channing—along with their other friend, “Magic Mike” screenwriter Reid Carolin— have been looking for a vehicle to tell Nick’s story for some time. No additional details about the series, like which network the sitcom might air on, have been locked down yet.
Full disclosure: As a New Jersey native myself, the prospect of Nick representing our fine state on the small screen is an exciting idea. I just hope he keeps it real and the show has all the authentic flair that New Jersey is known for. I expect lots of trips to the mall, an episode or two held down the Shore and, of course, at least one antics-filled episode about heading to a Bruce Springsteen concert.
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