In the spirit of Waynes World, Carly and her best friend Samantha Sam Puckett turn a boring school assignment into a fun, creative and hilarious web-show. When their friend Freddie accidentally leaks a video of their antics on the web, Carly, and average 13-year-old girl, becomes an unlikely online celebrity. Embracing her popularity, Carly convinces Sam, her co-host and comedic sidekick, and Freddie, their technical producer, to turn iCarly into a weekly show where they can finally do and say whatever they want! iCarly is a convergent entertainment experience that unites the TV screen and the web for kids. Throughout the show, Carly will encourage viewers to post their own originally created content relating to the context of each show. Solicited content may become part of a future iCarly episode, or included in Carlys online webcast, making iCarly the first scripted show on all of TV to incorporate original kid-created content.
Stardom and popularity are a 13-year-old's dream, so what could be better than hosting your own Web show while you're still in high school? Carly and her friends Sam and Freddie create and produce iCarly
, a weekly Internet series featuring everything from comedy bits to virtual art shows, kid bands, and dating advice. Carly lives with her older brother Spencer, a rather flaky artist and a more-than-a-little-unconventional guardian, and the gang spends most of their time there recording the show, raiding the fridge, and marveling at whatever crazy creation Spencer is currently working on. While having your own show certainly helps in the popularity department, Carly and her friends are not immune to the trials and tribulations of growing up and they spend lots of energy dealing with crushes, jealousy, friendship, conflict, schoolwork, and crazy teachers. Add in further complications (weighing the pros and cons of corporate sponsorships, professional producers, and dealing with crazed fans) and you can bet these three teens' lives are chock-full of drama. Each of these 12 episodes features lots of crazy antics and teenage humor and is a nice marriage of television and Web-based programming. This Nickelodeon show even uses real, kid-generated content in its scripts. (Ages 7 to 13) --Tami Horiuchi