Nickelodeon is using the Viacom family to branch out! Together with Rob Dyrdek, of MTV’s Rob & Big and Fantasy Factory, Nicktoons is getting ready to launch a new skateboarding animated series called Wild Grinders. ToonBarn got word of the toon way back in 2009, and now Home Plate Entertainment and Moonscoop has production at a high point, ready to jump off ramps and earn extra style points in the process. The series revolves around a group of skateboarders, designed in Rob’s Wild Grinder persona, and should be ready to hit televisions in 2012. However, Nick will start rolling out a series of Wild Grinders shorts as early as this fall.