Cymphonique to star in sitcom
Nickelodeon has picked up a sitcom pilot starring young recording artist Cymphonique.Cymphonique is set to star in “How to Rock Braces and Glasses,” based on a new book series from Alloy Entertainment. David Israel and Jim O’Doherty (“Grounded for Life”) are the writers. “How to Rock Braces and Glasses” stars Cymphonique as Kacey, a popular girl whose status takes a dive after she’s saddled with braces and glasses. Now shunned by the mean girls, Kacey finds a new way to shine — through her music. Israel will exec produce along with Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. (O’Doherty is busy exec, producing Disney XD’s new sitcom “Wasabi Warriors.”) “How to Rock Braces and Glasses” was developed at Alloy as both a book and TV property simultaneously. (The book series is due to be published in September.) Alloy followed a similar model in developing the book and TV properties for the ABC Family pilots “The Lying Game” and “Nine Lives.” Cymphonique (last name: Miller), the daughter of hip-hop star Master P, previously appeared on Nick series such as “True Jackson VP” and “Just Jordan.” Cymphonique also provides a voice on Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb” and starred in the feature “Scarecrow Joe.” As a singer, she has toured with Ashley Tisdale, Raven Symone, Demi Lovato and JoJo. Israel’s and Doherty’s other credits include “3rd Rock From the Sun” and “The Tracy Morgan Show.” Cymphonique is repped by Fortitude.