Teen Superstar Emma Roberts Sets Sail for ’The Best Trip Ever’ in Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous Original Television Movie Premiering Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
SANTA MONICA, Calif.-Teen queen Emma Roberts’ Addie Singer continues her quest for fabulousness by attempting to plan the ultimate graduation trip in an Unfabulous original television movie, entitled “The Best Trip Ever,” premiering on Nickelodeon on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). In the one-hour prime-time TV movie, unflappable Addie takes the reins in planning her school’s big eighth-grade trip with the hope that it will finally make her fabulous among the popular middle school clique. But her plan is complicated by a secret that threatens to ruin the trip and come between her and her two best friends.
“Emma has grown into one of the most talented and sought-after young actresses in Hollywood who brings a girl-next-door charm to her Unfabulous character,” said Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming. “Kids relate to Emma’s endearing portrayal of Addie and we think this Unfabulous TV movie adventure is a kid’s dream come true.”
As eighth grade quickly draws to a close, Addie still feels overlooked by the popular kids. Desperate to establish a reputation for herself, she leaps at the chance to plan the best graduation trip ever -- a lavish three-day cruise for her entire eighth grade class. Everything seems to be smooth sailing until Addie learns that her best friend Zach (Jordon Calloway) has a secret crush on her other best friend Geena (Malese Jow). Caught in the middle, she fears the burgeoning relationship may threaten their perfect friendship trio. To nip romance in the bud, Addie focuses on keeping her two friends as far apart as possible. But when the cruise hits rocky waters - literally -her plan backfires and she is forced to step up and prove once and for all just how fabulous she can be.
Now in its third season, Unfabulous and Roberts were both nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Show and Choice TV Break Performance, respectively. Currently, Unfabulous is one of the top series for Tweens on cable TV and ranks among the top 10 live-action programs for kids 6- 11.
Music for the series is written by hit singer/songwriter Jill Sobule (’90s hits Supermodel and I Kissed a Girl) and performed by Roberts. In 2005, Nickelodeon and Columbia records released Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts which includes many of the songs from the first season as well as new music performed and co-written by Roberts.
Daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of actress Julia Roberts, Roberts is already an accomplished film actress and has been featured in several significant roles on the big screen. Earlier this year, she starred as super- sleuth Nancy Drew in Warner Brothers Pictures’ adaptation of the best-selling novel Nancy Drew. In 2006 Roberts starred opposite Joanna “JoJo” Levesque in Aquamarine, a feature film about two girls who discover and befriend a mermaid.
Roberts just completed production on Universal’s feature Wild Child, due in theaters April 2008, where she stars as a bratty Malibu princess who gets shipped off to an English boarding school to remedy her bad behavior. Currently, Roberts is in production of the upcoming DreamWorks feature film Hotel for Dogs, playing an orphan who rescues dogs, opposite Don Cheadle.
Roberts was honored in 2007 as ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow and received a nod for a Young Artist Award both in 2005 and 2006. She recently won a 2007 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film as a Supporting Young Actress in Aquamarine. Roberts began her career at nine, after she nailed her very first audition and was cast by the late director Ted Demme as the daughter of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in New Line Cinema’s 2001 box office hit Blow.
Unfabulous executive producer/creator, Sue Rose, has been honored by such organizations as Girls Inc., First Americans in the Arts and Parents’ Choice for her strong, female lead characters and quality programs. Prior to Unfabulous, Rose created and executive produced Disney’s Pepper Ann, co- created, executive produced and voiced Angela Anaconda, and is co-creator of Fido Dido, the animated spokes-character for 7-Up International.
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