Coinciding with the premiere of its new television series The Wannabees, teen musical group Savvy has formed a strategic alliance with L.A.-based management company The Jonas Group, which represents tween sensations the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Jordin Sparks.
The Jonas Group will now guide the careers of Savvy members Shaylen Carroll, Sarah Gabrielle LeMaire, Mariah Parks, Drew Reinartz, Alan Shaw and Andrew Bowen Stern, who have been performing together since 2004. The US recording and performing group’s new TV show, The Wannabes Starring Savvy, debuted on Australia’s ABC3 network this past weekend. Created and executive produced by Doreen Spicer, the original series is also set to roll out to other countries worldwide.
The 26-episode series follows six high school students at an upscale arts academy who endure scoffs at their dreams of becoming singing sensations. After the school’s principal catches the group performing in the student lounge, he sentences them to one week of detention-working for free at a local café. The daughter of the café owner shares their show biz dreams and talks her dad into letting the academy students rock out at the café, as long as she can join the group. He agrees, but has his own ideas of how to use their musical talents for his own profit, making them wear costumes to promote his latest smoothie creations. Each episode will feature an original Savvy exclusive music video.