Set in Hollywood, chock full of drama and replete with a cast of pretty young things—what’s not to love about Nick at Nite’s new show “Hollywood Heights”? The series, formerly titled “Reach for the Stars,” centers around Loren Tate (played by “One Life to Live”‘s Brittany Underwood), a teen whose dreams of becoming a pop star begin to come to fruition when she wins a songwriting competition for rock star Eddie Duran (“Make It or Break It” hottie Cody Longo).
In a story line taken straight from our wildest dreams, Eddie just happens to be her celebrity crush. And even though Loren is shy, the support from her single mom Nora—who’s about to hit the dating scene again for the first time in years—encourages her to follow her musical aspirations.
Meanwhile, the newly strengthened relationship Eddie has with his father starts to waver as Eddie begins a romance with aspiring actress Chloe Carter (“17 Again”‘s Melissa Ordway). Chloe just happens to be as manipulative as she is beautiful. As Loren’s star rises in the music scene and Eddie fades into the background, the unlikely pair learns that the journey to love and fame isn’t as easy as it looks.
Bonus: The one and only James Franco is set to join the cast because aside from landing on the moon, a Nickelodeon show is the only thing he hasn’t done yet. He’ll have a multi-episode arc as Osborne “Oz” Silver, an eccentric movie tycoon.
“Hollywood Heights” is slated to premiere on Nick at Nite this June, airing five nights a week.
Source: Hollywood Crush