Nickelodeon to Premiere “Terry the Tomboy” TV Movie June 21
via Nickelodeon press release:
NICKELODEON TO FEATURE AWESOMENESSTV’S BELOVED CHARACTER TERRY THE TOMBOYIN HER FIRST TELEVISION MOVIE, SATURDAY, JUNE 21, AT 8P.M. (ET/PT)
Santa Monica, Calif. – June 9, 2014 – Internet star Lia Marie Johnson, whose beloved character Terry the Tomboy on AwesomenessTV helped to skyrocket her to fame, will be featured in her first-ever TV movie as the title role on Nickelodeon premiering Saturday, June 21, at 8p.m (ET/PT). Terry the Tomboy centers around a confident, bacon-loving and shower-deficient tomboy whose summer goal is to win the county fair pie-eating contest. After meeting her new neighbor Brett (Charlie Depew, The Amazing Spiderman), she isn’t so interested in pie anymore and realizes the worst thing has happened — she’s a tomboy who has fallen in love.
Lia Marie Johnson is one of the biggest teen talents on YouTube with nearly 900,000 subscribers and over 47 million views. She became a YouTube star by creating fun characters and crafting hilarious sketch comedy bits. In addition to her work with AwesomenessTV, Lia starred in the Emmy-winning web series Kids React, Teens React and YouTubers React.
“Terry the Tomboy embraces one of Nickelodeon’s many hilarious characters that has experienced enormous popularity on our air and online,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. “Our audience will soon see a new side to Terry’s offbeat world where she must decide between being true to herself – or changing to obtain acceptance from others.”
In Terry the Tomboy, a visit to the doctor confirms that the worst has happened: Terry is crushing on her new neighbor Brett. With help from her best friend and not-so-secret admirer, Duncanty (Noland Ammon, AwesomenessTV), Terry attempts to overcome her unfortunate condition. When she realizes girly-girl Brittanica (Audrey Whitby, AwesomenessTV and The Thundermans) is vying for Brett’s attention, Terry needs to make a decision. Will she comb her hair and grow up or be herself and chow down at the county fair?
Fans can log on to www.nick.com/tomboy for an all-access behind-the-scenes look at Terry the Tomboy including photos from the set, bloopers and exclusive sneak peeks of the movie. In addition, viewers can watch Terry’s special online video “Guide to Watching My Movie!” to prepare for Terry’s hilarious adventure.
Terry the Tomboy is executive produced by Brian Robbins (All That, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show and FRED), Joe Davola (One Tree Hill, Smallville and What I Like About You) and Shauna Phelan (AwesomenessTV, Side Effects and Supah Ninjas), and written and directed by Wade Randolph (Web Soup, The Comment Show and Rick and Morty).
AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience and one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA). Included under the AwesomenessTV banner are AwesomenessTV, a channel featuring scripted and reality series and ATV Network, a community based MCN focused on discovering and supporting the next generation of YouTube stars. Beyond the YouTube platform AwesomenessTV produced and distributed the feature film Mindless Behavior: All Around The World and its first TV series, AwesomenessTV, for Nickelodeon. AwesomenessTV is headed by Brian Robbins (Smallville, Varsity Blues, All That) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, Smallville, MTV Networks).
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).