Monday, June 09, 2014

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New "Terry the Tomboy" Movie On Saturday 21st June 2014

The official website of the entertainment industry newspaper Variety is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon news in the following article that Nick USA will premiere the brand-new television movie "Terry the Tomboy", starring Lia Marie Johnson, on Saturday 21st June 2014. UPDATE: Nick has announced in their press release announcing the news, below, that Nickelodeon USA will debut the movie at 8:00pm (ET/PT)!

"Terry the Tomboy" is a all-new TV film based on Lia Marie Johnson's "AwesomenessTV" sketch character of the same name. "Terry the Tomboy" follows a 15-year-old tomboy (Johnson) who has a video blog that covers dirt, power tools, bacon and other assorted processed salty meat products. The movie will feature Terry dealing with her first crush.

Wade Randolph wrote and directed the film, which was filmed in Los Angeles. The film is produced by Shauna Phelan and executive produced by Brian Robbins and Joe Davola.

Fans can follow the latest discussion about "Terry the Tomboy" on social media using the custom hashtag #TerryonNick.

According to IMDb, the current full cast of Nickelodeon's "Terry the Tomboy" movie is:

Kelsy Abbott as Mother
Eric Acosta as Father
Noland Ammon as Duncanty
Christopher Bones as Brian
Jennifer Elise Cox as Unfathomable Aunt Peyton
Charlie DePew as Brett
Tiffany Espensen as Wallaine Rapkin
John Michael Higgins as Doctor Larry
Brian Huskey as Mayor Destero
Lia Marie Johnson as Terry
Alex Kavutskiy as Dart Toss Guy
Willy Roberts as Caricature Artist
Brandon Soo Hoo as Napkin Rapkin
Audrey Whitby as Britannica

Nickelodeon Sets AwesomenessTV's 'Terry the Tomboy' as TV Movie

Nickelodeon is looking to bring more of AwesomenessTV's youthful sizzle to its air with a TV movie based on the “Terry the Tomboy” character played by Lia Marie Johnson.

Nickelodeon's deal with Awesomeness underscores how traditional TV outlets and Internet hot shots are increasingly finding common ground on projects. Awesomeness, a unit of DreamWorks Animation, has produced a weekly sketch comedy series for Nickelodeon that featured the Terry the Tomboy character. The telepic is set to air June 21.

Nickelodeon's pact with Awesomeness underscores how much traction the multichannel digital network has with the demo that Nickelodeon and Disney Channel used to thoroughly dominate. Awesomeness, meanwhile, has gained invaluable exposure for a highly marketable property through Nickelodeon's broad reach in TV.

"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 prexy [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."

Pic features the title character dealing with her first crush. Johnson stars with a mix of established thesps and AwesomenessTV players: Charlie Depew, Noland Ammon and Audrey Whitby. Awesomeness topper Brian Robbins exec produces with Joe Davola and Shauna Phelan. Wade Randloph ("Rick and Morty") penned the script.

Attracted by Awesomeness' roster of kid- and family-friendly properties, DWA acquired the company last year for $33 million.

FILED UNDER: AwesomenessTV, Lia Marie Johnson, Nickelodeon
Below is Nickelodeon's official Press Release, from Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site,


Pictured: Terry (Lia Marie Johnson), Brett and Brittanica (Audrey Whitby) in TERRY THE TOMBOY on Nickelodeon. Photo: © Awesomeness LLC, 2014

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 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).

About AwesomenessTV

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).

About Nickelodeon

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 Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).


Jessica Wilson
Nickelodeon/Santa Monica

George Cabico
Nickelodeon/Santa Monica

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