If you rank the level of pain inflicted on parents by popular tweenage television shows on a scale of 1 (watching the Kidz Bop 23 version of “Gangnam Style”) to 10 (having Psy do it himself in your living room), you would not find the Nickelodeon hit “Victorious” on the list at all.
The series about a tight group of likable teens navigating their way toward young adulthood at a Southern California performing arts high school is easy to watch over your child’s shoulder for a number of reasons, primarily its sunny star, former Hollywood resident Victoria Justice.
The 19-year-old Justice, whose pop-vocal skills and comedic timing suggest a career that bears watching, will return to South Florida when her “Here’s 2 Us Tour” hits Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton on Aug. 17. Tickets ($31-$61.50) go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at all Ticketmaster outlets and at 800-745-3000. Later that night, Nickelodeon will air the series finale episode, “Victori-Yes,” at 8 p.m.
Justice’s past credits include Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” and “Zoey 101,” as well as guest appearances on “The Penguins of Madagascar,” “Everwood” and “Gilmore Girls.” She also has been nominated for Teen Choice, Kids’ Choice, NAACP Image, ALMA and Imagen Foundation awards.
“Victorious” recently won its first Kids’ Choice Award in the Favorite TV Show category.