Instant Star


Instant Star
Alexz Johnson stars as Jude Harrison, a feisty rock girl with a lifelong passion for music and the voice to back it up. When Jude enters G Major's singer/songwriter contest, she knows her stuff will kill, but she's shocked when she learns she won the whole darn thing. She never expected her raw, honest music to beat a bunch of wannabe pop stars! Now, with a recording contract, a soon-to-be released single and a mega-crush on her producer, Jude's wading through a world bigger than her wildest rock n' roll dreams. Thrust into the spotlight, Jude is desperate to prove she belongs there - though she's not even old enough to drive. Instant Star is a show for would-be guitar stars, secret song-writers, and anyone else who has ever dreamed about suddenly becoming famous. Stars Alexz Johnson as Jude Harrison, Tim Rozon as Tom "Tommy Q" Quincy, Laura Vandervoort as Sadie Harrison, Kristopher Turner as Jamie Andrews, and others.

Genre: Drama, Family

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  • Watch Instant Star Season 4

    • Episode 13

      London Calling

      aired: Sun, Aug 31, 2008

      Jude is offered a recording contract in London and Tommy offers to move to England with her. But Jude will announce her decision at the concert. Meanwhile, Karma and Speed shoot the scripted season finale for their reality series.

    • Episode 12

      Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

      aired: Wed, Jun 25, 2008

      Jude seems to be forging a new friendship with Tommy. She convinces him to hit up Darius for the remix rights at the spa retreat. With everyone out of town, Jude is left to deal with a very territorial Megan.

    • Episode 11

      She Walks On Me

      aired: Tue, Jun 24, 2008

      Jude's determined to re-release all the songs as they should have been done until Megan interferes. Meanwhile, the Karma and Spiederman war heats up when Thurman purposefully double-books them on the same popular talk show.

    • Episode 10

      Every Breath You Take

      aired: Thu, Jun 19, 2008

      Karma couldn't be happier but when the show airs, she is mortified and must win back the public's love at any cost. Meanwhile, Jude agrees to play in a celebrity poker tournament for charity. Too bad Jude knows squat about poker.

    • Episode 9

      Possession

      aired: Wed, Jun 18, 2008

      Tommy's back but new friend Megan's going to help Jude put him behind her. Meanwhile, Jamie convinces Blu to stick with NBR. Zeppelin will support Jamie, but when she and Blu clash, it can only result in one thing: cat fight.

    • Episode 8

      Brilliant Mistake

      aired: Tue, Jun 17, 2008

      Jude's third album is hitting the shelves! But the album's a flop. Jamie's got problems of his own. Darius has discovered that Jamie and Paegan poached his Instant Star favourite Blu, and now he wants revenge.

    • Episode 7

      Not An Addict

      aired: Thu, Jun 12, 2008

      Jude is back fresh from her devastating break-up with Tommy. Instead, she's going to throw herself into her music. Meanwhile, Zeppelin decides that Jamie is the man for her, until Jamie's romantic tryst with Blu is revealed.

    • Episode 6

      My Hometown

      aired: Wed, Jun 11, 2008

      Weeks have passed since Tommy left so Jude surprises her guy by arriving unannounced on his doorstep. But Tommy's sour reaction to Jude's surprise visit is so not what she expected. Zeppelin helps Jamie and Paegan zero in on Blu.

    • Episode 5

      We Belong

      aired: Tue, Jun 10, 2008

      Darius announces that Tommy and Jude will be judges in the 4th Instant Star competition without telling them first. Tommy checks out and leaves Jude devastated with a situation that may force him to the east coast indefinitely.

    • Episode 4

      Us And Them

      aired: Thu, Jun 5, 2008

      Jude's happy and in love but is tossed into a downward spiral when the paparazzi make Jude look bad. Meanwhile, Jamie and Paegan are surprised when teenage Lynn pops up eager to start working for their record label as an intern.

    • Episode 3

      Changes

      aired: Wed, Jun 4, 2008

      Jude's stung when it turns out she's just about the only one who hasn't been invited to Jamie and Paegan's. Sadie, meanwhile, still hasn't told her sister that Kwest has moved in with them.

    • Episode 2

      She Drives Me Crazy

      aired: Tue, Jun 3, 2008

      Everyone's getting sucked into Karma and Speed's upcoming, on-camera wedding extravaganza. Desire for fame overwhelms and Karma begins laying into everyone in danger of sabotaging both the wedding and the entire relationship.

    • Episode 1

      Your Time Is Gonna Come

      aired: Mon, Jun 2, 2008

      Jude is offered a recording contract in London and Tommy offers to move to England with her. But Jude will announce her decision at the concert. Meanwhile, Karma and Speed shoot the scripted season finale for their reality series.

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    • Episode 13

      All I Want Is You

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      When G Major gets temporarily shut down, Jude is forced to rediscover life as a normal teen. Meanwhile, Karma needs to raise her public profile fast. Paegan suggests staging a wedding but boy is Karma in for a big surprise.

    • Episode 12

      Sympathy For The Devil

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      Darius is being awarded for his business achievements and party preparations are the perfect thing to distract Jude from all her personal drama. Meanwhile, Tommy struggles to free himself from his personal baggage.

    • Episode 11

      Celebrity Skin

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      Jude struts down a runway, looking like a million bucks, and practically wearing it too, when it hits her: RED PAINT. Now Jude's caught in a PR storm that won't go away. Jude's frustration escalates when Darius breaks bad news.

    • Episode 10

      Nowhere To Run

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      After her most humiliating birthday ever, Jude has to face an MTV camera crew that shows up on her doorstep, to shoot "The Evolution of a Song: Jude Harrison Edition." She better not blow it, 'cause the whole world is watching.

    • Episode 9

      18 Part 2

      aired: Tue, Jun 16, 2009

      Jude's birthday extravaganza is in full-swing and our girl's on stage. Jude finishes the last note and swoops in to kiss Tommy but he pulls away, coldly rejecting her. Jude turns to Jamie for a night to remember.

    • Episode 8

      18 Part Two

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      In honor of Jude's 18th birthday, G Major is throwing her a swank bash. Jude wants to sing as loudly as she possibly can about her new romance, but Tommy's hesitant for some reason.

    • Episode 7

      The Long & Winding Road

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      It's Jude and Tommy's first day in the studio as co-producers and the romantic sparks are flying. Tommy struggles with a ghost from the past and his true feelings for Jude while Karma has love troubles of her own.

    • Episode 6

      Heart Of Gold

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      Jude announces she'll be doing a charity concert in Patsy's name and discovers how much good she can do. Meanwhile, Sadie's been offered an internship in New York and Jamie finds out one of his idols has just left his label.

    • Episode 5

      Let It Be

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      In the aftermath of Patsy's self-destruction Darius announces plans for a memorial in Patsy's honor. Instead of doing what Patsy would've wanted, Jude sees Big D just trying to capitalize on her demise.

    • Episode 4

      Helter Skelter

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      When Jamie and Patsy break up, and Patsy is dropped from the label, Jude can't help but feel responsible. Jude's determined to help Patsy finish her album and patch things up, but all Patsy wants is to go on one more wild jaunt.

    • Episode 3

      Start Me Up

      aired: Mon, Jan 19, 2009

      When Jude's recent shenanigans get blown out of proportion, Tommy convinces her to pour herself into her music. Trouble is, Jude can't get any Tommy time because he's too busy producing Karma's album.

    • Episode 2

      Like A Virgin

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      Portia's arranged a press conference to let the media see the distinction between the new Jude and Karma, G Major's latest Instant Star. Karma announces she's a virgin, unlike bad girl Jude. Now Jude has to restore her dignity.

    • Episode 1

      Lose Yourself

      aired: Sat, Jan 17, 2009

      Jude's faced with performing, yet again, on this year's Instant Star finale but this time she manages to convince Darius to let her off the hook. Jude enjoys her newfound freedom until "revealing" photos of her surface.

  • Watch Instant Star Season 2

    • Episode 13

      Visciousness

      aired: Fri, May 12, 2006

      Everything’s coming up Jude! Her album’s finished, she’s getting the funkiest record release party in town – and she could swear Tommy just asked her out on a date.

    • Episode 12

      When I Come Around

      aired: Fri, May 5, 2006

      Jude’s giddy with victory – she’s finally finished her sophomore album! Forced to reconsider some old songs she wrote on tour, Jude realizes she has some big decisions to make…about music and love…

    • Episode 11

      Mother's Little Helper

      aired: Fri, Apr 28, 2006

      Sadie and Jude’s latest feud is interrupted when they find out mom is selling their childhood home. Jude’s sure it’s Mom’s new boyfriend Don’s bad influence – and flees to spend time with boy-next-door Jamie.

    • Episode 10

      Problem Child

      aired: Fri, Apr 21, 2006

      Jude’s never been a stellar student, but when she fails music, she’s stunned. Sent to visit an elementary school to do emergency publicity damage, Jude faces down her biggest fans.

    • Episode 9

      Hallelujah

      aired: Fri, Apr 14, 2006

      Jude is determined to have a normal, non-famous, seventeenth birthday with her friends and family – minus her former friend and producer. But fate has other plans, and Jude finds herself locked in a most unusual setting with Tommy.

    • Episode 8

      Personality Crisis

      aired: Fri, Apr 7, 2006

      Given her struggling album sales, Jude is beyond thrilled when she’s nominated for a Peeps Pics Awards – and beyond nervous. Jude’s boyfriend Spiederman doesn’t help matters – he’s having too much fun making fun of her hair.

    • Episode 7

      Stranger In The House

      aired: Fri, Apr 7, 2006

      For once it seems like Jude and Sadie are getting along – united in planning a big surprise disco bash for Mom’s birthday. Then suspicious Sadie catches Tommy in a compromising position with another girl.

    • Episode 6

      The Jean Geanie

      aired: Fri, Mar 17, 2006

      The stage throbs with the beat of Jude and SME rocking out on Anyone But You – and the onstage electricity between Jude and adorable lead guitarist Spiederman.

    • Episode 5

      Viciousness

      aired: Fri, Mar 10, 2006

      Embittered by Jude’s successes, Kat can’t seem to find her place in her best friend’s life. Playing second or third fiddle just isn’t working anymore and Kat lashes out, intentionally hurting Jude.

    • Episode 4

      Miss World

      aired: Fri, Mar 3, 2006

      Everything’s coming up Jude! Her album’s finished, she’s getting the funkiest record release party in town – and she could swear Tommy just asked her out on a date.

    • Episode 3

      I Fought The Law

      aired: Fri, Feb 24, 2006

      Involved in an interview with a Radio Shock Jock, Jude is humiliated on the air. Unsupported by SME (her band) Jude loses her “voice.” Meeting free-spirit Patsy gives Jude a boost but at the same time puts her in some hot water.

    • Episode 2

      No Sleep Til Brooklyn

      aired: Fri, Feb 17, 2006

      Back from summer touring, Jude comes home to find a very different G Major. Now run by Darius, the fur flies when Jude doesn’t play by his rules. Tommy is so busy mediating between the two, he has no time for Sadie.

    • Episode 1

      No Sleep Til Brooklyn

      aired: Wed, May 27, 2009

      Back from summer touring, Jude comes home to find a very different G Major. Now run by Darius, the fur flies when Jude doesn’t play by his rules. Tommy is so busy mediating between the two, he has no time for Sadie.

  • Watch Instant Star Season 1

    • Episode 13

      Should I Stay Or Should I Go

      aired: Sun, Apr 24, 2005

      What a long strange trip it’s been for Jude Harrison, Instant Star. And it’s about to get even stranger as she prepares for her summer tour.

    • Episode 12

      Train In Vain

      aired: Sun, Apr 17, 2005

      Jude’s about to finish her album, and she should be ecstatic. But she’s too preoccupied about losing Tommy -- who’s just announced he doesn’t think he’ll produce her next album.

    • Episode 11

      All Apologies

      aired: Sun, Apr 10, 2005

      Jude’s thrilled to be playing the big music charity do she grew up watching on television, until informed that she’ll be dueting with Eden -- the Instant Star runner-up, and bleached blond shedevil who stole Shay.

    • Episode 10

      Lose This Skin

      aired: Sun, Mar 27, 2005

      Vulnerable since her parents’ breakup, Jude turns to Jamie, the one person who’s never let her down. Jamie figures Jude can’t handle any more unpleasant “surprises,” so he spills the beans about his relationship with Kat.

    • Episode 9

      Won't Get Fooled Again

      aired: Sun, Mar 20, 2005

      After having her heart broken by two different guys in one night, Jude’s decided to stay close to home. Too bad home isn’t quite how she remembers it.

    • Episode 8

      Unsweet 16

      aired: Sun, Mar 13, 2005

      G Major is planning Jude the sweet sixteen birthday party of a lifetime – but Jude’s even more pleased Shay’s coming back from tour…and that she and Tommy Q are actually getting along for a change.

    • Episode 7

      I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

      aired: Sun, Mar 6, 2005

      Jude’s landed her first official boyfriend…and it doesn’t hurt that he’s an uber-famous rapper! But she can’t keep him separate from the rest of her world forever.

    • Episode 6

      Kiss Me Deadly

      aired: Sun, Feb 20, 2005

      Jude’s great at a lot of things, but dancing ain’t one of them…which is unfortunate since that’s the general theme of her first video -- the one that’s going to showcase her hot hot duet with Shay.

    • Episode 5

      You Can't Always Get What You Want

      aired: Sun, Feb 13, 2005

      Jude’s finally starting to feel comfortable at G Major -- and more than comfortable with Tommy -- when her world and her producer are yanked out from under her, thanks to the arrival of seventeen year-old hip-hop sensation Shay.

    • Episode 4

      Hey Sister

      aired: Sun, Feb 6, 2005

      The record company freaks out when Jude plays her new song for the radio powers-that-be and gets some very negative reactions. Tommy’s so disappointed in himself that he even threatens to quit.

    • Episode 3

      Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind

      aired: Sun, Jan 30, 2005

      Jude is suddenly given a first-class ticket to popularity central when her publicist arranges for Jude to perform her first single in front of the entire school.

    • Episode 2

      Come As You Are

      aired: Wed, Sep 15, 2004

      Jude loses the cover of a major music magazine to Eden, the snotty push-up-bra’d runner-up in the Instant Star songwriting contest. Tommy Q. takes Jude to a wild hip-hop party where Jude one-ups Eden with disastrous results.

    • Episode 1

      Season 1 Episode 1

      aired: Thu, Jan 1, 2009

      Charming, punk underdog Jude Harrison shocks everyone by winning the first “Instant Star” songwriting contest, landing a prestigious record contract and a life that will never again just be “normal.”

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