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Bella and the Bulldogs

Bella and the Bulldogs

Photo Credit:  Jim Fiscus / Nickelodeon
  • Premiered: 
    January 17, 2015
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  • Network: Nick
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Teen
  • Tags: football (middle school), cheerleading

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Plot Synopsis

Texas middle schooler Bella Dawson left her life as a popular cheerleader behind to join the Bulldogs as their new star quarterback. Trading in her pom-poms for a pigskin was a total dream come true, but now Bella must find a way to navigate the world of her new teammates -- Troy, Sawyer and Newt -- without losing Pepper and Sophie, her two best friends from the cheer squad. Bella is a smart, confident and optimistic teenage girl with a great arm and a love for all things football, and although she can hang with the boys, deep down she's still a girl's girl. Her new teammates are: Troy, the Bulldogs' starting quarterback until Bella joined the team, who's not bitter despite his ego, because deep down his heart is in the right place; Sawyer, a modern day cowboy and the Bulldogs' resident Texas expert, who's always ready to help his friends out with a wise piece of advice; and Newt, who's on the team because his dad made him, making up for his lack of brawn with brain. Sophie is Bella's cheerleading, no-nonsense BFF. She's got a short fuse, but growing up with nine brothers will do that to you. Pepper is Bella's overly-caffeinated bestie. Her unlimited energy comes in handy on the cheer squad, but sometimes is prone to panic attacks thanks to her overthinking tendencies. Bella also gets support from two key adults in her life: her smart and caring mother, Carrie, who knows very little about football (or sports in general); and Coach Russell, who made her the new QB of the Bulldogs because he loves to win but at the end of the day, he just wants his team to get along.
BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS returned for its second season on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon. In the season opener, "Wide Deceiver," Bella brings Troy to meet a NFL legend (guest star Kurt Warner), where he tells her a big secret that could put the Bulldogs' whole season in jeopardy. Pepper and Newt have to do crazy dares in order to spend time with Sophie and Sawyer.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Bella and the Bullfrogs


  • - Texas USA