“True Jackson, VP” Season 2 Premieres Nov. 14; Second TV Movie Coming Nov. 21
via Nickelodeon press release:
SEASON TWO OF NICKELODEON’S HIT LIVE-ACTION COMEDY TRUE JACKSON, VP STARRING KEKE PALMER PREMIERES ON SATURDAY, NOV. 14, AT 8:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Season Opener Features Acting Debut of Teen Pop Sensation Justin Bieber and Special Appearance by Rock Trio Care Bears on Fire
Primetime True Jackson,VP Movie “Flirting with Fame” Featuring Music Superstar Natasha Bedingfield and Everybody Hates Chris Star Tyler James Williams to Premiere Saturday, Nov. 21
NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2009 – Nickelodeon’s hit comedy series True Jackson, VP kicks-off its second season on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) with lots of laughs and special celebrity appearances by 15-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber and rock trio Care Bears on Fire. Bieber, in his acting debut, performs his hit song “One Time” and saves the day when True (Keke Palmer) books him as the musical act for her school’s fundraiser. The guest-star cameos continue with the premiere of “Flirting with Fame,” the one-hour primetime True Jackson, VP movie, on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), featuring music superstar Natasha Bedingfield and Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) as True’s new love interest. The new season will follow True as she juggles the growing demands of high school with her job responsibilities at Mad Style. True Jackson, VP airs regularly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
In the season premiere, titled “True Concert,” True is determined to save her school’s design department from budget cuts and decides to hold a fundraising concert. As she searches for a big performer to headline the concert, her best friend Lulu (Ashley Argota) offers little help as she is more focused on trying to find alone time with her crush Mikey J (Trevor Brown). Just when it looks as though her friend Ryan’s (Matthew Shively) mediocre magic act is her only option for a headliner, pop sensation Justin Bieber agrees to perform. All seems fine until last minute problems have the students scrambling to save the show and their school’s design department. Brooklyn tween punk rock band Care Bears on Fire also make an appearance in the episode and perform their hit song “Everybody Else.”
In the one-hour primetime movie “Flirting with Fame,” True’s crushing on a new boy at school named Justin (Tyler James Williams), but when she finally gets the courage to ask him out, he turns her down. True and Lulu suspect he’s dating someone until True discovers his big secret. In an attempt to show True his romantic side, Justin enlists the help of superstar Natasha Bedingfield to perform “These Words” for the duo. Back at the office, Mr. Madigan (Greg Proops) takes casual dress day too far and Amanda can’t handle it. Meanwhile, a statistics class has uncovered a special connection between Mikey J and Kelsey (Jordan Monaghan) that has Lulu and Ryan seething with jealousy.
True Jackson, VP ranks as television’s number-two show with kids 2-11, kids 6-11, tweens 9-14 on Saturday nights, behind only iCarly. In 2009, new episodes of True Jackson have delivered an average of 3.2 million total viewers.
True Jackson, VP follows 16 year-old True as she navigates work life, social life and love life adventures around the Mad Style offices with her best friends Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matt Shively). True navigates her very first job, battles real-world obstacles like competitive co-workers and corporate politics and builds new friendships, romantic interests – as well as her niche as a fashion maven. Robbie Amell returns as a series regular this season as True’s crush, Jimmy. Danielle Bisutti, Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway?) and Ron Butler round out the cast. An accomplished singer, Palmer also co-wrote and sings the series’ theme song. Andy Gordon (NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me!, Mad About You) is Creator and Executive Producer of the series. Dan Kopelman (Malcolm in the Middle) also serves as Executive Producer.
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