From a media release:
Corus Entertainmentâ€™sÂ YTVÂ isÂ introducingÂ Make It Pop,Â a brand new, live-action, musical-comedy series that stars three unique and talented girls who forge a friendship at boarding school and form their own K-Pop-inspired band called XO-IQ. The series will premiereÂ with two back-to-back episodes atÂ 7 p.m.Â onÂ Wednesday, September 9Â ET/PTÂ on YTV.Â Make It PopÂ features original songs and performances with a modern pop twist from the showâ€™s emerging, real-life group,Â XO-IQ. The series is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon will serve as executive producers together with DHX Mediaâ€™s Steven DeNure and Anne Loi. Watch theMake It PopÂ trailerÂ here.
Make It PopÂ follows Sun Hi (Megan Lee), Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and Corki (Erika Tham), three freshmen girls who meet whenÂ they are randomly selected to room together at boarding school andÂ soon discover that they share a taste for adventure and a love of music.Â With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group,Â XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation. At the same time, they compete for a place in the upcoming school musical all while balancing music, grades, relationship and crushes.
Megan LeeÂ stars as Sun Hi, the funky, fresh and free-spirited bandmate who is the driving force of the band. Megan is a young rising superstar, widely known as a triple threat, mastering the arts of acting, singing and dancing. A Southern California native, she started her career at the age of ten. Her television credits include guest appearances on Nickelodeonâ€™sÂ iCarly,Â BrainSurgeÂ and Disneyâ€™sÂ Get ConnectedÂ andÂ 3 Minute Game Show.She has also guest starred on the Starz Original seriesÂ Crash. Meganâ€™s YouTube channel of original songs and music covers, led her to South Korea where she officially debuted her first K-Pop singles 8days and OST Ready for Love in Korea.
Louriza TroncoÂ stars as Jodi, the fashionista and choreographer of the group. Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Louriza landed her first professional theatre gig at eight as part of the childrenâ€™s choir in a production of â€œJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.â€ After attending The Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia, Lourizo got her first break on the CWâ€™sÂ Cult. Her subsequent television credits include Lifetimeâ€™sÂ Behind the Hit: Saved By the Bell, Disney Channelâ€™sÂ Zapped,Â My Boyfriendsâ€™ DogsÂ andÂ My Life as a Dead Girl. Tronco can be seen on the big screen in the feature filmÂ Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb.
Erika ThamÂ stars as Corki, the bandmate who is shy, private and not prepared for most typical teenage girl experiences like boys, school dances, or concerts. A Canadian, Tham was born in Singapore, she is of Malaysian, Chinese, Dutch, Ukrainian heritage and has lived in seven different countries in her 15 years.Â Make It PopÂ is her first television starring role.
Dale WhibleyÂ stars as Caleb, a fellow freshman, beat maker and aspiring DJ who believes he has the perfect sound to catapult the girls to stardom. Hailing from Barrie, Ontario, Whibley began his acting career at the age of five in television commercials. Whibley has appeared on YTVâ€™sÂ Life with BoysÂ andÂ Max & ShredÂ andÂ has had a recurring role onÂ Degrassi: The Next Generation.