Atlanta, GA — UP presents the UP Premiere Movie Naughty & Nice, a funny, lighthearted romantic comedy for Christmas starring actress/singer Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite, “7th Heaven”) and Tilky Jones (Never Back Down, “Nashville”) as sparring radio DJs who create sparks on-air and off during the holidays. Naughty & Nice will make its world television premiere on UP on Sunday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.
Filmed in picturesque Idyllwild, CA, the ensemble cast also includes Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch,” “Outsider’s Inn”), actor/singer TC Carson (“Living Single,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Jim O’Heir (“Parks and Recreation,” “Twinzies: Couples Therapy”), Eric Petersen (The Brittney Murphy Story, “Kirstie”), Tyler Jacob Moore (“Shameless,” “GCB”) and Catriona Toop (A Confident Man, “Doctors”). Produced by MarVista Entertainment and LeGrand Productions, Naughty & Nice is directed by Sam Irvin (UP’s upcoming Mothers of the Bride, My Santa) from a script by John Wierick (A Life Interrupted, “Step by Step”).
In Naughty & Nice, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Los Angeles and commuters have Pepper Sterling (Tilky Jones), a cynical and funny radio comic, to keep them entertained. When Pepper’s latest radio antics anger an important advertising executive, he gets shipped over to a sister station, KBRG in Idyllwild, Colorado, to serve out his suspension until the dust blows over. Following in her father’s footsteps, Sandy Love (Haylie Duff) hosts her own call-in radio show in Idyllwild. She is unapologetically romantic and nostalgic, especially at Christmas. Thrown together as co-hosts on her show “Dr. Love in the Morning,” she is immediately at odds with Pepper, who has never met a sentiment he couldn’t twist into a punchline and has no use for Christmas. When Sandy and Pepper’s “war of words” catches the attention of the small town, their joint show becomes a hit – just as they start to discover they may have feelings for each other. Maureen McCormick stars as Kate, Sandy’s mom.
“Our season of ‘Everything You Love About Christmas’ really goes full tinsel with the UP Premiere Movie Naughty & Nice, a wonderfully funny, modern holiday romance,” said Sophia Kelley, senior vice president of programming, UP. “Stars Haylie Duff and Tilky Jones really have some terrific chemistry as the dueling radio show hosts forced to work together during Christmas.”
UP presents Naughty & Nice, an UP Entertainment production in association with MarVista Entertainment and LeGrand Productions. Starring Haylie Duff, Tilky Jones, Maureen McCormick, TC Carson, Eric Petersen, Tyler Jacob Moore, Jim O’Heir and Catriona Toop. Directed by Sam Irvin. Executive producers are Fernando Szew and Michael Moran. Produced by Carrie LeGrand. Director of Photography is Derek Bauer. Editor is Blake Barrie. Casting by Lindsay Chag. Music by Eric Allaman. Script by John Wierick.
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