|True Jackson, VP|
True Jackson, VP title card, Season 1
|Created by||Andy Gordon|
|Theme music composer||Toby Gad|
|Opening theme||Theme song performed by Keke Palmer|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||36 (aired) (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Andy Gordon (all episodes)
Dan Kopelman (season 2-present)
|Location(s)||New York City, New York (setting)
Paramount Studio Stage 25, Hollywood, California (taping location)
|Camera setup||Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original channel||Nickelodeon (U.S.)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||November 8, 2008 – present|
True Jackson, VP is an American television series aimed at teenagers, which premiered on November 8, 2008 and is currently being aired on Nickelodeon. The theme song is written by Toby Gad and Keke Palmer and performed by Keke Palmer. The show premiered following the iCarly TV movie iGo to Japan. This show also premiered on YTV on March 5, 2009 and after shows every Thursday, but recently changed to Friday to accommodate with iCarly & Big Fun Fridays. Then, the show moved again to Mondays at 6:30pm. The show's second season premiered on November 14, 2009. The series is shot in front of a live studio audience, which is mentioned at the start of each episode.
The pilot episode garnered 4.8 million viewers on its first airing and set network records among kids 6-11, adolescents 9-14 and several other demos. The show premiered on Nickelodeon UK on May 25, 2009 and on Nickelodeon Latin America on August 3, 2009.
Fifteen-year-old True Jackson was selling sandwiches with her friend Ryan in the fashion district in New York City. When she is complimented by fashion designer Max Madigan, founder and CEO of MadStyle, Max realizes the clothes True is wearing are his designs, but True had altered them to suit her own purposes. Max likes the altered design, and hires True to be the vice president of his fashion company's youth apparel division. True hires her best friend Lulu to be her assistant after firing Cricket, her former assistant who was pretty bitter about being passed in the business by a kid. With Lulu's and Ryan's help, True works to be the best she can be despite various obstacles such as her self-centered co-worker Amanda, who is less than enthusiastic to be working with a child, but the truth is that she is jealous of True because of how successful she is.
|True Jackson||Keke Palmer||True is a teen who serves as the Vice President of youth fashion at MadStyle, where she works, and gets into mishaps and has a lot of fun with her friends. She is fairly intelligent and has an odd family. Most likely based off of fashion model True O'Brien.|
|Lulu Johnson||Ashley Argota||Lulu is the best friend and secretary–assistant of True. She tends to be very crazy, loud, and clueless. She is easily distracted as seen in every episode. Although not many people believe it, she is very intelligent and loves math.|
|Ryan Laserbeam||Matt Shively||Ryan Laserbeam is another best friend of True. Though he does not have an official job at MadStyle, he always is there to hang out with True and Lulu. He is not very smart and is very clumsy. Ryan's middle name is Leslie, but he dislikes it. His last name, Laserbeam, is very odd.|
|Amanda Cantwell||Danielle Bisutti||Amanda is one of the many workers at Mad Style. She is the Vice President of Women's Fashion. Through the beginning of the series, Amanda is seen as True's rival as they often fought/disagreed with each other. But Amanda is slowly becoming True's friend.|
|Oscar||Ron Butler||Oscar is the main secretary and operator for MadStyle, and works behind the reception desk on the floor where Mad Style offices are. He is often shown taking calls on his headset or delivering messages to Amanda. He is sometimes known to crack jokes, and he tends to speak in a campy manner.|
|Max Madigan||Greg Proops||Max is the boss and CEO of MadStyle and holds all the meetings and other social events, often glorifying True. He is somewhat eccentric and is Jimmy's uncle.|
|Jimmy Madigan||Robbie Amell||Jimmy works as a mail deliverer at Mad Style and is the boy of True's affection. He has feelings towards True but, do to a recent job rule, can't date her. He can be considered obsessed with mail as he is prone to bringing it up in every conversation.|
In August 2009, a line of clothing inspired by the show called "MadStyle by True Jackson" was released. The line is available exclusively at Wal-Mart. The line was aimed at children and teens, the department that True Jackson works in in True Jackson, VP. This was the first line of clothing for the show and was a first for Nickelodeon, releasing a line of clothing from one of their television shows. It is unknown if Nickelodeon plans to release another line of clothing from True Jackson, VP. Commercials advertising the clothing line can be seen on Nickelodeon and TeenNick. Featured in the commercials is an instrumental version of the show's theme song.
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