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3 March 14th, 2012 Latin Star, Carlos Ponce cast in new Nick at Nite Soap, Hollywood Heights co-executive produced by Jill Farren Phelps!

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Nick at Nite’s new soapy drama, Hollywood Heights, an adaption of the hit Mexican telenovela series, Alcanzar Una Estrella has cast Latin TV star and singer Carlos Ponce in one of the leading roles!

According to, Ponce is set to play the father to Eddie Wild, a rock star who strikes up a friendship with a young high school senior and aspiring musician Loren (One Life to Live‘s Brittany Underwood) after the girl wins a songwriting competition.  Ponce has been seen on 7th Heaven and Lipstick Jungle here in the U.S.

Hollywood Heights, was previously titled Reach for a Star, and is produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.  Former General Hospital executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and former Hills producer Hisham Abed are the series co-executive producers., while long time soap scribe and producer, Josh Griffith is adapting the series for Nick at Nite!

The premise of the new soap follows a smart, shy and independent high school senior, Loren, who has ambitions of being a songwriter and secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Wild. Loren’s wildest dreams come true when she not only wins a songwriting competition sponsored by Eddie, but strikes up a friendship with her idol. Eddie sees beyond Loren’s potential as a songwriter and gives her a first break as a singer, and when the truth about his less-than-faithful girlfriend Chloe is revealed, Eddie and Loren’s friendship blossoms.

So soapers, will you be tuning in? Who else would you like to see cast in the Nick at Nite soap? Let us know!


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  1. Rachel says:

    Can’t wait to see Brittany Underwood back on TV!!!


  2. Chofy Velez says:

    Carlos Ponce on my Tv All nights yeaaaa!!! Lov’it !!!


  3. lew says:

    I am a little perplexed. Soaps seem to be very popular now, but ABC wants to cancel their daytime soaps? Makes no sense to me.


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