Es el problemas que tenemos todos los que estamos fuera de Estados Unidos. Pero buenooo... Ya encontraremos algun videito ;)
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Published on Friday, June 01, 2012 09:53 PMWritten by Amber Cunigan
After previewing the first two episodes of Nick at Nite's new teen soap opera Hollywood Heights, I'm quite impressed at the focus on family, girls being regular teens, and the lack of sex.
The bold new 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. Having served as an executive producer on five soap operas spanning three networks, Phelps brings with 25 years of experience to Heights. 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 brings a proven track record in writing and developing hit programming. Having served as writer/head-writer on 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. The rest of the writing team consists of those with a background in soaps and primetime television -- Sally Sussman Morina, Lisa Seidman, Valerie Ahern, Brent Boyd, Catherina Ledeboer, Christian McLaughlin, Greg Schaffer, Jed Seidel and Flint Wainess.
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 critical praise. 3-time Emmy winning director Owen Renfroe (General Hospital) will direct.
Hollywood Heights is based on the Mexican telenovela, Alcanzar una Estrella, and follows Loren Tate (Brittany Underwood, One Life to Live) as she wins the love of rockstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo, Days of Our Lives; Make It or Break It; Fame) and the ups and downs of her inner circles daily lives. When placed next to typical teen dramas, Heights stands out for its focus on family, friends, high school, and relationships. When was the last time the lead character on a teen drama spent most of her time mooning over her star crush? It's aspects like these that make the show so refreshing.
Loren is the daughter of a single her mother, her father having left the family a long time ago. She and her mother have a Rory and Lorelai Gilmore type relationship. They tease one another, share their highs and lows, respect one another, and Loren supports her mother's return to the dating world after years of being out of it. Her mother encourages her to enjoy life; her rockstar crush included, and doesn't mind that her daughter wants to go to Duran's concert on a school night. It's a stark contrast to Loren's best friend, Melissa who has a severe helicopter parent, the kind that makes you cringe and want to throw your remote, but also the kind you or your friends may have had growing up.
Together, they are a duo of outcasts; Melissa for her flashy and fun fashion sense and Loren for her intelligence. Neither really seem to mind. Melissa's confidence makes her extremely likeable. If only more girls were less concerned with what people thought about them. She doesn't even get that upset when teased for her wardrobe, but given that she's a teenage girl, I expect such comments to rear their ugly head at some point.
Their low-key, typical high school senior life is a stark contrast to Eddie Duran, who spends his traveling the world and selling out concerts. His return to LA marks the last show on his tour and his world is filled with problems, most of which he isn't even aware of, showing a realistic portrayal of the ripple effect fame can have. His manager, Jake that constantly pressures him to work and work and work some more, never taking a break. Perhaps this is to keep Jake away from his marriage, which is clearly suffering. His girlfriend, Chloe used to date his best friend, Tyler and is clearly still holding a candle for him, but wants to be with Eddie because of the attention he brings to her and her modeling career. She's even willing to make a deal withTylerto help him get a touch of Eddie's fame as long as he remains quiet about their relationship. Meanwhile, Eddie's father, who was once part of a legendary music duo with his mother, worries about the pressure put on his son. He and Eddie lost their wife and mother in a car accident just before Eddie's career took off. Talk about a lot of demons to carry.
Eddie initially connects with Loren when he grabs her hand and sings to her at a concert, but it's later via a Twitter message that she really seems to get to him. Nice utilization of social network there, Nickelodeon. Loren enjoys writing music and songs, but swears she doesn't want to be a singer. So touched by Eddie's concert, she sends him some of her lyrics and he appears impressed when he reads them. In passing, Jake mentioned a song writing contest that Eddie was sponsoring, so this is likely where he and Loren will meet again and their real relationship begins.
Given Nickelodeon's success with shows like South of Nowhere and Degrassi on Teen Nick, I think Heights is a great fit. The characters come off as realistic girls you'd want to be friends with and Brittany Underwood is absolutely adorable in her role as Loren. And who doesn't remember those days as being a teenager in love with their favorite singer? Cue my Justin Timberlake crush right here.
In the first two episodes there was plenty of swooning and even some intense makeout, but none of the relationships or characters are driven solely by sex. That dreaded "s" word that fills the dialogue of most teen dramas wasn't even mentioned. What drives them are surviving their daily lives, their relationships with the people around them, and most of all making their dreams come true. This makes the show a pleasure to watch.
However, I worry in some aspects that the show may be too slow for viewers. I don't say this because of the lack of sex. I say these because compared to a lot of teen dramas, the pacing is slow and what drama it has may start to feel stale and cliché. Twists and turns are necessary to keep any viewer interested, so this show will need to pull some out. So with some pickups in the storylines that will move things along a little faster, Nick may find themselves in for another hit!
Hollywood Heights will premiere Monday, June 18 at 9PM/EST during Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite programming block. The series 80-episode season will air weeknights at 9 through October.
Monday, June 11, 2012, 6:00 AM
Nick at Nite’s new soap opera “Hollywood Heights” asks us for an extended suspension of dramatic disbelief. It has some work ahead to earn it.
We’ve all seen movies, mostly made for tweens and teens on TV, in which a shy, winsome girl by amazing coincidence meets her performing idol, usually a rock star, and not only gets a cool boyfriend but becomes a star herself.
“Hollywood Heights” starts from that premise and keeps spinning the story from there. Nick at Nite says it will run at least 80 episodes, making this a bold programming gamble for an audience long assumed to have no attention span.
The movies with this premise generally are stylized and almost a little cartoonish. But they’re also jammed solid with music and are so good-natured that no one minds the story could pretty much never happen in real life.
They’re modern fairy tales, feeding teen fantasies. It’s not the same fantasy as “Twilight,” but it’s rooted in the same sort of dreamy romanticism.
One reason these rock fantasies work as movies is that they rip right through the story. We get a showdown with the mean girl and then, boom, into the next song.
“Hollywood Heights” is betting that if the story takes enough twists, we won’t demand a happy ending after 90 minutes.
The first episode, which is essentially the setup, debuts Monday and runs every night this week. It officially premieres next Monday, June 18.
Our heroine is Loren Tate (Brittany Underwood), an 18-year-old high school senior who’s your basic good kid. She’s shy, but has a warm heart.She does her homework and she’s going to be okay.
She also has a huge crush on Eddie Duran (Cody Longo), the hottest rock star on the planet.
So she sneaks out on a school night to see his concert, and after a contorted series of coincidences ends up winning a contest to write a song for him.
Eddie has a girlfriend, who of course is a rising model, Chloe Carte (Melissa Ordway). Chloe also has a history, it turns out, with Tyler Rorke (Justin Wilcynski), who used to be Eddie’s best bud and now is determined to bring him down.
We also get to know Loren’s winsome mom Nora (Jama Williamson) and Eddie’s dad Max (Carlos Ponce). Hey, look, there are 80 episodes here. We need bodies.
As the viewer might guess, this isn’t a short, simple fairy tale. Based on a popular and long-running Mexican telenovela, it gets complex, it folds back on itself, and everyone has high and low stretches.
It’s an ambitious gamble — and maybe Nick at Nite can bring it home.
Last month we gave you the skinny on the upcoming Nick at Nite show Hollywood Heights, and now the moment has finally come! While the brand new show officially premieres next Monday, June 18th, Nickelodeon is giving viewers a sneak peek of the debut episode starting tonight, June 11th and every night at 9pm until June 15th.
Derived from the popular Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una Estrella, Hollywood Heights centers around Loren Tate (One Life to Live's Brittany Underwood), shy teen whose musical aspirations get closer to reality when she wins a songwriting contest for rock star Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). While Loren and Eddie's partnership (on-stage as well as off) is constantly tested by drama, their strong family bonds keep them inspired to keep going forward. Loren finds support in her single mom Nora (Jama Williamson), as Nora returns to the dating scene for the first time in years. Meanwhile, Eddie's bond with his father (Carlos Ponce) is challenged by Eddie's romance with the manipulative actress Chloe (Melissa Ordway). As Loren starts to rise in the music scene and Eddie's time in the spotlight is numbered, the two learn that the road to stardom comes with a hefty price tag. Justin Wilczynski also stars as Eddie's bitter old friend Tyler Rorke. Hollywood heartthrob James Franco is also set to star in a multi-episode storyline.
Buzznet's own Patty Gopez got to visit the set of Hollywood Heights in Los Angeles and had a chat with stars Brittany Underwood, Justin Wilczynski, Cody Longo, Carlos Ponce, and Melissa Ordwayabout the show.
Meet the cast of Hollywood Heights in the video below:
Hollywood Heights premieres on Nickelodeon June 18th at 9pm.
James Franco’s guest stint — or metaphysical investigation into the hall-of-mirrors recursion of celebrity, take your pick — on General Hospital was one of the few times in recent history that daytime television broke out into mainstream discussion, and it’s hard to argue that the spotlight wasn’t a boon for the genre.
Soap operas, like regular operas and (thanks to John Carter) space operas, aren’t doing so well these days. Dwindling down one by one thanks to network attrition, some of these cancelled shows had been on the air long enough to almost qualify for AARP membership. So it can only be good news to fans of the format that Franco will be returning for another run, and soon. The actor’s already-announced arc on the new primetime soapHollywood Heights has gotten a date: Franco’s first episode will debut June 29, less than two weeks after the show’s official June 18 premiere on Nick at Nite. (A preview of the first episode debuts tonight.) “James’ manager Miles Levy contacted us and asked if we had a role for him,” says producer Jill Farren Phelps, who previously worked with Franco on General Hospital. “We thought he was joking at first, but he really wanted to come back.” The role they ended up concocting was that of Osborne “Oz” Silver, an outrageous Hollywood movie producer, which will certainly give him thematic room to continue his odd micro-experiments in fame. “We wanted to give him a character he could have fun with,” says Phelps.
As for whether or not we could see additional episode runs from Franco on Hollywood Heights as we did on General Hospital, she says they plan on keeping his seat warm. “Are you kidding me? There’s always a spot for James here.”
The brand-new hour-long series which stars Cody Longo, Brittany Underwoodand Carlos Ponce and none other than James Franco, who will star in a multi-episode storyline on the show is going to heat up your weeknights starting June 18 at 9 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 again 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.” saidMarjorie 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 commitment.”
‘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, butmanipulative 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 also join the fun and 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.
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/HollywoodHeightsTV), 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.
So HollywoodLifers, Are you ready for ‘Hollywood Heights’? Its going to incredible and a must watch every night this summer! Set your DVR’s
POR: Martha Sarabiaemail@example.com – 06/11/2012
Antes de que Sofía Vergara hiciera el crossover de la televisión de habla hispana a la inglesa en este país, Carlos Ponce lo hizo con menor notoriedad, pero también de forma exitosa, en 2003.
Desde entonces el actor ha estado trabajando en ambos idiomas en telenovelas de Televisa y Telemundo, en series y películas, y en programas de televisión como reportero y co-presentador, caso de Entertainment Tonight, sin olvidar nunca su origen.
"Uno no puede descuidar su mercado porque es la gente que te da de comer, gente que ha crecido contigo... Entonces tienes la responsabilidad de hacer cositas aquí y allá", afirmó el ojiazul en una entrevista reciente llevada a cabo en Burbank sobre su carrera.
"Yo no tengo un plan de: 'a propósito, esto voy a hacer, el próximo es un proyecto latino, el siguiente un americano'... Simplemente voy por el instinto, por el proyecto y cómo me afecta a mí a nivel personal en la armonía entre mis prioridades, en mi familia, el efecto laboral", añadió segundos después quien, hasta hace poco, tenía un noviazgo con la actriz Ximena Duque.
Aunque esta versatilidad es una ventaja laboral, no todo ha sido fácil, según explicó.
"Cuando uno ya ha pagado su derecho de piso en su lenguaje, tiene que aquí [en inglés] sacrificar un par de cosas y poner el ego a un lado para que mejore el proyecto", compartió el histrión de 39 años.
Tras realizar la telenovela Dos hogares, que finalizó por Univision hace unas semanas pero no logró ser un hit en las tardes, el también cantante puertorriqueño, convertido en actor tras ganarse varios concursos escolares, vuelve a la pantallas pantallas de todo el país con la serie juvenil Hollywood Heights.
Esta producción, producto de un acuerdo entre Televisa y Sony Pictures Television, está basada en la telenovela Alcan$una estrella, en la que actuaron Mariana Garza y Eduardo Capetillo en 1990, y cuya secuela contó con las presencias de Angélica Rivera y Ricky Martin, entre otros ahora reconocidos actores.
La nueva versión de 80 episodios de media hora de duración, y que debuta hoy, mostrará las vivencias de unos jóvenes que luchan por ser famosos cantantes de rock y sus convivencias con sus familiares, amigos y parejas.
"A casi todos nos gusta ver el programa todas las noches, dar seguimiento y me parece que va a funcionar muy bien en el formato anglo", dijo durante un descanso de las grabaciones al comparar el formato semanal habitual en los canales en inglés con el del de lunes a viernes que es tan común en Latinoamérica y que, por cierto, también tendrá esta nueva serie melodramática.
Ponce no será en este drama familiar el galán de 7th Heaven o el liberal instructor de yoga de la película Couple's Retreat, sino Max Durán. Durán es un padre y excantante de rock preocupado por el futuro de su primogénito.
"La serie empieza dos años después de la muerte de su esposa Kate [del personaje al que él da vida] y él está tratando de rehacer su vida y acompañar a su hijo, dándole su conocimiento obviamente, su bendición, todo, para que triunfe, aunque el éxito de su hijo es más masivo [que el que Max tuvo en su tiempo], teniendo en cuenta todo las redes sociales", dijo sobre el hijo de 20 años que tendrá en la pantalla chica. En la vida real, él tiene cuatro hijos.
El exprotagonista de Sentimientos ajenos y presentador de Control también comentó que Max es un ejemplo de un latino de segunda y tercera generación de este país que no cae en el estereotipo. Por eso, pidió el apoyo de los televidentes para lograr que el show permanezca en el aire.
"Si los números nuestros se empiezan a reflejar en este tipo de proyectos se van a abrir muchas puertas, muchas puertas. Es importantísimo que nos unamos, que no seamos 50 culturas diferentes sino que seamos una comunidad de hispanoparlantes en los Estados Unidos", enfatizó.
'Hollywood Heights' se estrena hoy a las 9:00 p.m. por Nick at Nite (parte de Nickelodeon).
Carlos Ponce es Max en la nueva serie 'Hollywood Heights', que debuta esta noche. @James White/Nickelodeon