According to Deadline, Nickelodeon has picked up live-action music comedy pilot ‘How To Rock Braces and Glasses’ to series with a 20-episode order. The show starring 14-year-old singer/actress/dancer Cymphonique Miller will be titled How To Rock. It features original music and centers on a teen girl (Cymphonique) who becomes the lead singer of a pop/hip hop band. Cymphonique’s casting in the project stems from a substantial talent development deal Nickelodeon signed with the teen in December 2009. Based on Alloy Entertainment’s book How to Rock Braces and Glasses, the series is slated to begin production this summer in Los Angeles for a 2012 premiere.
Cymphonique’s father, hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, aka Master P, is expected to be involved in the music for How To Rock. Cymphonique follows in the footsteps of her brother, actor-rapper Romeo. Romeo, then billed as Lil’ Romeo, was 9 when his father brought him to Nickelodeon, where the youngster headlined his own series for four seasons. Cymphonique, who has performed with Romeo, JoJo, Wonder Girls, Raven-Symone and Ashley Tisdale, voices a character on Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb and has guest starred on the Nickelodeon series’ Big Time Rush, True Jackson VP, The Troop and Just Jordan. In related news, Cymphonique is also nominated for “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” at this year’s 2011 BET Awards.