Trainor, McCurdy to star in original Nick telepic

Parlaying the built-in following of its Saturday night youth skein “iCarly,” Nick has cast series co-stars Jerry Trainor and Jennette McCurdy in an original telepic for the cabler, “Best Player.”

Trainor and McCurdy will play two online game addicts who encounter each other on and off the computer. Production begins Saturday in Vancouver for a 2010 premiere.

Damon Santostefano is directing a script originated by Rich Amburg and rewritten by Justin Ware. Sandy Climan and Christine Foy are exec producing with Jessica Horowitz, Lauren Levine and Nick exec veep of original programming and development Marjorie Cohn.

For 2009, “iCarly” is the top-ranked show on television in the 9-14, 2-11 and 6-11 demos on Saturday nights.

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