American Idol Alum, Katie Stevens, Joins MTV Pilot

Katie Stevens, who came in 9th on American Idol 9, is set to co-star in an MTV comedy pilot, Faking It, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wizards of Waverly Place alum Gregg Sulkin will headline the half-hour comedy from the creator of 10 Things I Hate About You [Carter Covington], The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The comedy revolves around two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school, including pretending to be something they’re not.

Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars) will play Liam, a sexy high school artist who is tolerate, cares about the environment and is good with his hands. Nearly every girl would kill to date him but none have understood him — until Karma arrives and sees through his art and into his soul.

American Idol’s Katie Stevens will play Karma, an upbeat and optimistic high school sophomore who is sick of spending her Friday nights watching Netflix with her best friend Amy. Convinced they’re in danger of falling off the social ladder, Karma is thrilled when she and Amy are invited to the hottest party of the year — especially because Liam will be there.

Good luck to Katie. Hopefully, MTV will eventually pick up the series.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Eric Mitchell

    I have been presently surprised with shows on MTV (love teen Wolf and Awkward) so if it is picked up to series I would watch it with an open mind but the premise doesn’t totally sell me on anything.

  • Stooch

    Good for Katie, I always liked her hope she finds success :)

  • gem2477

    good for Katie.

  • Wfish88

    Katie was eliminated too early IMO, hope MTV pick it up

  • NatSasic

    I always thought she’d make a better young actress than pop star. Good luck to her.

  • Montavilla

    Good for Katie!

  • jpfan2

    Good for Katie. I remember kind of liking her that season.

  • Incipit

    Katie definitely has some visibility going on – The Todrick Hall stuff she does, the item I saw last week | Katie Stevens BARE: A Rock Musical opens this September at the Hayworth Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. And now this MTV pilot? Good for her!

  • artemis112

    I’m happy for Katie; she’s talented and beautiful.

  • overthetop1

    I like Katie. Fingers crossed.

  • Happyhexer

    I thought Andrew went out in ninth place during AI9? Didn’t Katie place higher? Maybe sixth or seventh?

  • Kose

    They were eliminated on the same night, the week after judge’s save on Mike Lynch. 8-9th place.

  • Kariann Hart

    I always felt Katie would make a perfect Disney Princess or a member of the Glee cast. I hope this new adventure works out for her!