-Congrats to Kevin Schmidt! The “Princess Protection Program” & “Cheaper By the Dozen” star has landed the lead in a new live-action series from Cartoon Network called “Unnatural History” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show centers on a high school student (Kevin G. Schmidt) with exceptional skills acquired through years of globe-trotting with his anthropologist parents. He and his smooth-talking cousin (Jordan Gavaris) find themselves wrapped up in mysteries revolving around the national museum. Mike Werb created the series for Warner Horizon TV.
The network has also picked up live-action series “Tower Prep.” It centers on a rebellious teen (Drew Van Acker) who is trapped at a mysterious prep school for students with “unique potential.” Paul Dini is the writer-executive producer on the project from Cartoon Network Studios and Dolphin Entertainment.
These are Cartoon Network’s first live-action shows. “These new series will offer our viewers a type of action-packed event entertainment not found anywhere else,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer at Cartoon Network.