News about "Hollywood Heights"!
"Hollywood Heights" airs on Nick-at-Night weeknights at 9/8c and
re-runs on Nick, Jr. as well.
Episode 101 aired last week of June 10, and the rest of the show
starts airing this week, June 18th! Go to our Episode
Watch the first five episodes on the official site!
NICK AT NITE HEATS UP THE SUMMER WITH STARDOM, ROMANCE AND DECEIT WITH THE
PREMIERE OF NIGHTLY PRIMETIME DRAMA, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS
SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 11 WITH DEBUT EPISODE AIRING NIGHTLY
AT 9P.M. (ET/PT) THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 15, FOLLOWED BY SERIES PREMIERE ON MONDAY,
JUNE 18 AT 9 P.M. (ET/PT)
Brand-New Hour-Long Series Stars Cody Longo, Brittany Underwood and Carlos
Ponce; Executive Produced by Six-time Emmy Award-Winner Jill Farren Phelps with
James Franco to Star in Multi-Episode Storyline
Santa Monica, Calif., May 23, 2012 – Nick at Nite adds sizzle to summer
weeknights with the original primetime drama Hollywood Heights, kicking off with
a special preview beginning Monday, June 11. The debut episode will encore every
night at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, June 15, with the series premiering
on Monday, June 18 at 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT). Adapted for a U.S. audience from the
wildly popular Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella, Hollywood Heights
follows the journey of a teenage girl whose life changes drastically when she
becomes a star and wins the love of her rock and roll idol, and both are tested
by setbacks, heartbreak and deception. The first season of the 80-episode
series, co-produced with Televisa in association with Sony Pictures Television,
will air weeknights at 9p.m. through October 2012.
“Hollywood Heights, in the great tradition of telenovelas, serves up relatable
characters and compelling storylines that hook you and keep you coming back to
see what happens next." said Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s President, Development
and Original Programming. “The stories are about love, family and following your
dreams and summertime offers a great window for this kind of viewing
Hollywood Heights centers on Loren Tate (Brittany Underwood, One Life to Live),
a shy teen whose musical aspirations inch closer to reality when she wins a
songwriting contest sponsored by Eddie Duran (Cody Longo, Fame), a rock star at
the top of his game. Although Loren and Eddie’s budding partnership – on-stage
and off – faces obstacles, their strong family bonds inspire them to keep going.
Loren finds the support system she needs in her single mom, Nora (Jama
Williamson, Parks and Recreation), as Nora returns to the dating scene for the
first time in years. Meanwhile Eddie’s unbreakable bond with his father, Max
(Carlos Ponce, Couples Retreat, telenovela actor/singer) – strengthened by
family tragedy – is challenged by Eddie’s budding romance with a beautiful, but
manipulative model and aspiring actress, Chloe Carter (Melissa Ordway, 17
Again). As Loren begins a meteoric rise on the music scene and Eddie’s star
begins to fade, together they learn that the road to love and stardom often
carries a heavy price tag. Justin Wilczynski (Kaya) also stars as Eddie’s bitter
former friend, Tyler Rorke.
Actor James Franco will star in a multi-episode arc as Osborne "Oz" Silver, an
eccentric movie mogul who lives life to the fullest, often outrageously.
Offbeat, seductive and ruthless when he has to be, Oz adores making movies and
does whatever it takes to make the films he wants.
Cody Longo landed his first feature film role on Bring It On: Fight to the
Finish. Shortly after, he starred in MGM’s widely acclaimed film Fame, a popular
movie remake of the popular television series. His undeniable talent on-screen
led to recurring roles on Brothers and Sisters, CSI: NY and Make It or Break It.
This summer, he will share the big screen with James Caan, Paul Sorvino and
Jeffrey Tambor in the highly anticipated film For the Love of Money and will
show audiences his comedic chops in the indie film High School (Adrien Brody,
Michael Chiklis). Brittany Underwood is best known for the five years she spent
playing the role of Langston Wilde on the popular daytime drama, One Life to
Live. She has also made appearances in Margaret with Matt Damon, The Big C and
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Over the last decade, Carlos Ponce has added several American and Latin American
television and movie credits to his name, including Couples Retreat, Rio, NBC's
Lipstick Jungle, Just My Luck, 7th Heaven, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,
Chasing Papi, Dos Hogares, SoBe Real, 90210, Once and Again and Perro Amor,
among many others. Ponce’s first stint on television was as host of Univision’s
Control in 1990. Soon after, he moved to telenovelas in his hometown Miami, FL
and landed his first role in a soap opera, Guadalupe. He then moved to Mexico
which led to other starring soap roles, including Sentimientos Ajenos for
Televisa and later segued into hosting roles on American television, hosting
NBC’s Hispanic Heritage Awards for several years, serving as special
correspondent for Entertainment Tonight beginning in 2003 and co-hosting the
world telecast 2006 Miss Universe pageant for NBC and Telemundo. In 2007, he
returned to telenovelas starring in Telemundo’s Dame Chocolate. Ponce will soon
host the first ever Spanish version of Idol Kids show in his native town in
The series is executive produced by six-time Emmy Award-winner Jill Farren
Phelps (General Hospital, One Life to Live) and co-executive produced by Hisham
Abed (The Hills and The City) and Josh Griffith (Young and the Restless, As the
World Turns) who also serves as head writer. Phelps has worked as an executive
producer at all three major broadcast networks producing daytime dramas, for a
total of five programs. She began her television career on Santa Barbara where
she ultimately rose to Executive Producer and later served as Executive Producer
on Guiding Light before going to Another World in the same capacity. Afterward,
Phelps returned to ABC Daytime serving as Executive Producer of One Life to Live
and later moved to executive produce General Hospital from 2001-2011.
Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Josh Griffith has a proven track record in
writing and developing hit programming. Having served as writer/head-writer on
such long-running daytime serials as One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Santa
Barbara and more recently as Executive Producer of The Young & The Restless, his
work garnered him four Daytime Emmy Awards and four Writer’s Guild Awards. Abed
has served as Director on MTV’s groundbreaking docu-drama, Laguna Beach: The
Real O.C. The success of the series led him to continue on with the network’s
subsequent hit docu-dramas, The Hills and The City, for which he received
On May 30, NickatNite.com will launch its Hollywood Heights show site, which
will include a ‘Character Connection’ section for viewers to get to know the new
series’ characters. After the series launch, the site will feature Hollywood
Heights highlights with teasers for upcoming episodes, and recaps of the show’s
best moments. Beginning June 1, the first episode of Hollywood Heights will be
available for streaming on NickatNite.com, Facebook (facebook.com/HHBuzz), and
Nick@Nite On Demand. The first episode will be available for free on iTunes
beginning June 4. Additionally, the first five episodes of Hollywood Heights
will be available for free download on iTunes, and streaming on Nick@Nite On
Demand prior to its June 18 premiere. Viewers can keep up with the show on
Twitter by following @HHBuzz.
Hollywood Heights follows Nickelodeon’s success with the live-action serialized
series, House of Anubis and Degrassi. The series is an adaptation of the hit
Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar una Estrella, first broadcast on Canal de las
Estrellas and Univision in 1990. The success of the telenovela led to a film and
sequel telenovela starring Latin American pop sensations, Ricky Martin and Sasha
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