Monday, October 11, 2010
TV 117: Gigantic's Tony Oller
Last Friday, Teen Nick put on an orginal show. GIGANTIC. Just a 30 minute drama (we did get an hour pilot to get things started). Guess our attention spans aren't long enough for an hour on a regular basis. Even though once you are drawn in on the 30 minute drama stories of Degrassi, you are hooked and back to watch the same episodes, again and again. This is why TV marathons are very important on Teen Nick. So who knows, this just might be the show you've been craving.
What could this show possibly be about?
Storyline: A half-hour dramedy that takes a fictional look at the glitzy, chaotic and often hilarious life of being a Hollywood "it" kid. Set in the world of the Hollywood elite packed with A-list parties and privilege, it tells a coming-of-age story infused with pop culture fame. It's not easy being teenagers growing up in the shadow of their parents' superstar status, and "Gigantic" skewers the celebrity machine while exposing the humanity and comedy beneath the glamour of Tinseltown. With an insider look behind the tabloids and gossip blogs, it features an ensemble cast that includes: 17-year-old Anna (Grace Gummer) and her younger brother Walt (Tony Oller), both kids of a famous movie star couple; their best friends Piper (Jolene Purdy) and Finn (Malcolm Kelley); frenemy Vanessa (Gia Mantegna) and Anna's boy crush with a big secret Joey (Ryan Rottman).
This should be right down Tony Oller's alley. Groomed on Disney. Starred with many Disney starlettes, dated them and was on As the Bell Rings. He's definitely got the Justin Bieber look. Plus an irresistible smile and perfect nose. He might be all it takes to make Gigantic a hit. I won't say its another Gossip Girl. Although, its based on the A-List book series. However, the show is written by Dave Holstein who has written a couple of episodes of Weeds and University of Andy.
Anyway, make sure to have Tony on your radar. Get the latest on the show's pics at Gigantic spam.