List of True Jackson, VP episodes

The list of episodes for the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. The series revolves around True Jackson (Keke Palmer), a fashion-savvy teenage girl who becomes the vice president of the youth apparel division of Mad Style, a fashion company based in New York City.

The series premiered on November 8, 2008 and ended on August 20, 2011, with 60 episodes and 3 seasons.

Series overview

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale Prod. line
1 26 November 8, 2008 October 24, 2009 1xx
2 20 November 14, 2009 August 7, 2010 2xx
3 14 September 11, 2010 August 20, 2011

Episode list

Season 1 (2008–09)

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11"Pilot"Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonNovember 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)1014.8[1]

A girl named True Jackson (Keke Palmer) gets a job as Vice President of the Mad Style Fashion Company. True invites her friends Lulu (Ashley Argota) and Ryan (Matt Shively) to help her out on her first day. True enjoys the job at first but later sees that most people from the company don't like her ideas and personality. True considers quitting, but she instead changes her mind, after she's comforted by her boss's (Greg Proops) nephew, Jimmy (Robbie Amell), on whom she develops a crush.

Note: This episode was featured on iCarly: "Season 1: Volume 2" box set. Also, the series premiere was watched by 4.8 million viewers, making it the third highest-rated premiere for a live-action Nickelodeon series to date.
22"Firing Lulu"Roger ChristiansenDan KopelmanNovember 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)1024.2

True must decide whether to fire Lulu as her assistant after she makes a mistake with one too many of True's projects. After True fires Lulu, True begins to feel ashamed for firing her best friend. After receiving unexpected advice from Amanda (Danielle Bisutti), True apologizes to Lulu and re-hires her. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to make a funny website, but keeps failing.

Note: When Ryan told True and Lulu about his new website, Ryan, The Other Moonwalker, he did the moonwalk and did a spin while saying 'Hee Hee'. The moonwalk with a spin and 'Hee Hee' is a parody of Michael Jackson's style.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
33"Babysitting Dakota"Roger ChristiansenStory by: Steve Baldikoski & Bryan Behar
Teleplay by: Dan Martin
November 22, 2008 (2008-11-22)1033.7

Amanda assigns True to look after a famous supermodel, Dakota North. At first she was very psyched because when Oscar (Ron Butler) tells her this. But True realizes that she is difficult to work with. True tells Dakota that she should go and have fun instead of being cranky and advises her to go to her friends party, but True doesn't realize that the conference is taking place that same day. True needs to find out what to do before the conference starts, or she'll be fired. True pretends to be Dakota but then is saved when the real Dakota shows up. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to get a girl working at Happy Berry Yum Yum (unknown if operated through Mad Style or independently) by convincing Lulu to pretend to be his girlfriend.

Guest star: Nathalia Ramos as Dakota North

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
44"Ryan on Wheels"Gary HalvorsonBill KunstlerDecember 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)1083.6

True must design skateboard clothes with Ryan Sheckler is coming for a visit. Ryan helps True by putting on the clothes. He tells her the skate park is only for boys. After hearing this, True and Lulu go undercover as boys, to find the type clothes skater boys wear, they also find out Ryan can't skate. They then sign Ryan up for the expedition race, Ryan Sheckler goes undercover as Ryan to help him win which he does. Meanwhile, Amanda must be nice to make her new assistant, Dave not quit.

Note: In this episode Ryan says he doesn't know how to skateboard but in the previous episodes he is seen skateboarding into True's office and the lobby.

Guest stars: Ryan Sheckler as himself and David Anthony Higgins as Dave

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan, Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
55"Telling Amanda"Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonDecember 13, 2008 (2008-12-13)104N/A

Ryan sees Amanda's boyfriend going out with another woman. So he and True decide to follow them only to discover he's cheating on her. True decides it's best to tell Amanda, which only makes Amanda mad at her. Meanwhile, Max enlists Lulu to help his accountant with an audit, and Lulu thinks he may be Santa Claus after observing his striking resemblance to Kris Kringle, not to mention his jolly chuckle, “Jingle Bells” ringtone and North Pole vernacular.

Guest star: Stephen Dunham as Chad Brackett

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
66"The Prototype"Joe MenendezSteve Joe & Greg SchafferJanuary 3, 2009 (2009-01-03)1074.5[2]
On Friday the 13th, True lends Lulu a dress from the vault for her to wear at her cousin's dance party, unaware that it is a one-of-a-kind prototype. When True finds out, she and Amanda must get the dress off Lulu at the dance before Max finds out. At the same time Jimmy is doubting his band. True gets him a gig that is sealed with a kiss.
77"ReTruenion"Gary HalvorsonSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie V. FreemanJanuary 17, 2009 (2009-01-17)1063.56[3]

Amanda overloads on beauty products in preparation for her high school reunion. True, Lulu, and Ryan find Amanda's old High School yearbook. When they check it out, they find out that Amanda used to be a dork to the other kids.

Note: The opening sequence seems to change when Greg Proops is not in an episode. He was added permanently in the season 2 opening sequence.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan and Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
88"True Takes Iceland"Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonJanuary 25, 2009 (2009-01-25)126N/A

When the head of Iceland's largest retail chain visits Mad Style, Amanda and True along with their assistants compete to see whose design gets to be featured. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to impress a model by saying he's a vice president.

Guest star: Julie Bowen as Claire Underwood

Note: This episode was released on Kids On Demand on Bright House Networks, Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Fios in early December 2008.
99"True Matchmaker"Gary HalvorsonJason KesslerFebruary 7, 2009 (2009-02-07)1053.95[4]

True tries to mend Max's broken heart by fixing him up with her school’s librarian Doris (Melanie Paxson) after he learns his ex-fiance is marrying someone else. Meanwhile, Amanda and Oscar bond over their secret love of a ridiculous sci-fi.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1010"The Rival"Gary HalvorsonDan KopelmanFebruary 16, 2009 (2009-02-16)1103.1[5]

Max's fashion nemesis, Simon Christini, tries to lure True to come work for him. In order to decide who wins True and a trophy, Max and Simon devise an elaborate and expensive (Human) chess game in a mysterious unknown dimension.

Guest star: Andy Richter as Simon Christini

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1111"Company Retreat"Brent CarpenterAndy GordonFebruary 28, 2009 (2009-02-28)1122.85[6]

Max sets up a company retreat so that everyone in the office will learn to trust each other. Everyone ends up learning a secret from one another, including Max's plan to sell the company, True's crush, a horse statue destruction, and a revenge-seeking assistant.

Guest stars: Dave Foley as Ted Begley, Jr. and Yvette Nicole Brown as Coral Barns
1212"Keeping Tabs"Bob KoherrSib VentressMarch 7, 2009 (2009-03-07)1114.4[7]

True gets in trouble with Mad Style's accountant when she overspends with her company credit card at a very expensive restaurant. She can be fired and go to jail. When it is revealed she held the elevator for the accountant, she drops all charges, but deducts part of her pay for the lunch. Meanwhile, a talking pony is hunting down Lulu in the office so he can sing the "Pancake Song".

Guest star: Julie Warner as Rose Pinchbinder

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan and Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1313"Red Carpet"Katy GarretsonDan SignerMarch 21, 2009 (2009-03-21)1092.7[8]

True designs a dress for a big name TV actress named Jenna Lutrell, a very friendly woman with a quirky personality. But then she is asked by Jenna to make some very poor alterations to the dress. The outfit gets slammed by a ruthless Fashion critic on the red carpet, dashing True's hopes for a good career. Meanwhile, Ryan is hired by Max to design a new website for the company, after joining in a meeting. Also, Amanda teaches Lulu about the stock market and she makes investments in funny-named companies that prove profitable.

Guest stars: Arden Myrin as Jenna Lutrell and Rachael Harris as Kitty Monreaux
1414"Switcheroo"Eric Dean SeatonSib VentressApril 11, 2009 (2009-04-11)1183.65[9]

In an attempt to expand his employees' skills and knowledge beyond their own departments, Max temporarily assigns everyone a different job. Amanda and the copy room guy swap places, Max takes Oscar's position, Oscar takes Lulu's position, Lulu takes Jimmy's position, Jimmy becomes a security guard, Ryan takes True's position, and True becomes the boss.

Guest star: Dave "Gruber" Allen as Mitchell
1515"True Intrigue"Jean SagalJason KesslerApril 22, 2009 (2009-04-22)114N/A

While in Africa, Max uncovers an earth friendly fabric, and True has to keep it a secret until her company can share it with the world, but when Ryan finds that a college student hoping for an internship is actually a spy for Christini, but is not believed by anyone, he must find a way to expose her himself. Meanwhile, Lulu gets a complicating message from Mikey J so she texts him to come by.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1616"Amanda Hires a Pink"Katy GarretsonAndy GordonMay 16, 2009 (2009-05-16)1153.8[10]

The Pinks, the so-called mean girls of True's school show up at Mad Style and intimidate her, so Amanda takes advantage of the situation and hires their leader, Pinky (Jennette McCurdy), as her new assistant. True then loses focus and makes an error at work, which she tries to rectify in a creative way. Meanwhile, Lulu and Ryan accidentally lock themselves in the dress vault and used the heating vent to get out.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan and Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan

Note: The Pinks were first mentioned in the pilot episode.
1717"Max Mannequin"Gary HalvorsonTom Gammill & Max ProssJune 13, 2009 (2009-06-13)117N/A

Max asks for True's help in coming up with a creative way to propose to Doris. When True, Lulu, and Ryan head out to pick up the ring, they run into a little trouble involving a cop—and a mannequin that looks like Max.

Guest stars: Kevin Farley as Officer Jake Hooley and Kent Shocknek as Himself

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1818"True's New Assistant"Gary HalvorsonRuss WoodyJune 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)121N/A

True's science teacher, Mr. Jamerson (Vincent Ventresca) fills in as her assistant for a week as Lulu fills in for the accountant that Ryan injured.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
1919"House Party"Roger ChristiansenLinda Videtti FigueiredoJuly 11, 2009 (2009-07-11)1202.8[11]

Lulu's boyfriend Mikey J throws a party allowing Lulu to bring her friends, Ryan accidentally invites Amanda and Amanda invites Max meanwhile True has trouble balancing work with her social life, and this problem comes to a head when she needs to prepare for a presentation and also support her pals by attending their big party. At the party, True reunites Shelley (Taylor Parks), an old friend from grammar school who thinks that work is more important than friends.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
20–2120–21"Back to School"
"Testing True"
Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonJuly 25, 2009 (2009-07-25)124–1253.0[12]

In the first two-part episode of the series, The first week of school begins while True has a choice to make between work and school. Meanwhile, Max's old flame Sophie Girard comes to town, wanting to get him back after already learning he is engaged.

Guest stars: Gail O'Grady as Sophie Girard, Willow Smith as Young True and Kelly Perine as Larry Jackson, True's dad

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan

Note: Nickelodeon promoted this two-part episode under the title "Testing True" as a one-hour special, The actual production notes lists the episodes under the title "Back to School". These episodes were the last produced episodes for season 1.

When True flashes back to when she was younger, she is friends with Lulu, but in pilot episode she says they met last year.

The shirt Ryan is wearing at the start of the episode is the symbol for Gordon 3000 Industries, Andy Gordon's (the show's creator) production company.
2222"Fashion Week"Gary HalvorsonAndy Gordon & Dan KopelmanSeptember 19, 2009 (2009-09-19)1162.8[13]

True is determined to present her dream dress in the Young Designers Showcase during fashion week. But, Jobi Castanueva the fashion week committee chairman was Amanda's old assistant and disapproves True's design. Meanwhile, Ryan brings his hamster Chewy to Mad Style, which causes chaos. Chewy runs over Kopelman, and gets into Mr. Madigan's piano. Thus, Ryan and Jimmy are forced to team up to get Chewy out of Mr. Madigan's office before any more trouble is caused.

Guest star: Ian Gomez as Jobi Castanueva
2323"True Crush"Gary HalvorsonSarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
September 26, 2009 (2009-09-26)1133.6[14]

When True is invited to the Last Minute Ball, Lulu and Ryan fight over who goes with her when she only has one extra ticket, but True actually wants to go with Jimmy. However, True soon faces competition as Jimmy's date when a model named Vivian (Victoria Justice) shows up to Mad Style. Vivian pretends to be dumb to annoy Amanda,but in real life she is really smart. Meanwhile, Ryan uses a prank that he used in a dream to trick Amanda's new assistant, Laura. But, when Laura quits Ryan must perform Amanda's work without letting her know. Meanwhile True is ready to invite Jimmy, but in the last minute, Vivian shows up and True learns that Jimmy already asked Vivian to the dance. After that she is comforted by her friends an end up eating frozen yogurt.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan

Note: This episode aired on September 7 in Canada.
2424"The Hotshot"Gary HalvorsonDan KopelmanOctober 3, 2009 (2009-10-03)1222.8[15]

Max hires another teen fashion designer for Mad Style named Jasper. True feels that Max cares more about Jasper than about her. But, True discovers that Jasper is a phony when he steals her "Back to School" design and gives it to Max. When Jasper becomes the new VP, he must present his design to the other VP's. When Mr. Madigan sees the design when it's not on paper he can tell that it is True's, not Jasper's, because of the lining. In the end Jasper gets fired. Meanwhile, Lulu helps Ryan prepare for his history test by making it believe he's on a game show in his mind.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan

Note: This was the first episode to air in widescreen format.
2525"The Wedding"Bob KoherrAndy GordonOctober 17, 2009 (2009-10-17)119N/A

Max plans to get married at the city zoo and True and Amanda compete to design the bridal gown for Doris. The wedding planner then quits with True (whom he hired as his assistant) having to save the day from becoming a disaster. After Ryan knocks over the wedding cake, he tries to make a new one with help from Hibbert.

Guest Star: Jack Plotnick as Matsor LaRue

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy Madigan
2626"The Dance"Brent CarpenterSarah Jane Cunningham &
Suzie V. Freeman
October 24, 2009 (2009-10-24)123N/A

When Mikey J doesn't ask Lulu to the Back-to-School Dance, she thinks that he and True are going out when she finds True dancing with him. But True confronts Lulu and tells her that she was teaching Mikey J how to dance. Meanwhile, Ryan and Jimmy find the ghost of an old receptionist. Also, when Amanda falls in love with a model, she cancels the other models who auditioned for the new catalog.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan

Season 2 (2009–10)

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271"True Concert"Gary HalvorsonDan KopelmanNovember 14, 2009 (2009-11-14)2043.8[16]

True needs to raise $6,000 to save her school's design department so she needs to find a guest singer. She gets Justin Bieber to sing his hit single "One Time", but must get a replacement when he is injured right before the event. At the show, Ryan's magic show and Jimmy playing the drums and singing "Fire and Ice" has the audience throw cabbages at them and booed off the stage. Meanwhile, Lulu feels she and Mikey J. are distancing apart.

Special Guest Stars: Justin Bieber as Himself and Care Bears on Fire as Themselves

Absent: Danielle Bisutti as Amanda Cantwell, Greg Proops as Max Madigan, and Ron Butler as Oscar

Note: This is the first episode that doesn't feature Ron Butler or Danielle Bisutti. Robbie Amell is now a main character and featured in the opening credits.
28–292–3"The New Kid/Little Shakespeare"
"Flirting With Fame"
Gary HalvorsonSebastian Jones (Part 1)
Sib Ventress (Part 2)
November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)201–2023.0[17]

When a new kid named Justin comes to True's school, he confesses that he has a crush on her. The one thing he won't confess: he's a famous rapper in disguise. Meanwhile, Jimmy become a pilot and Ryan becomes vice president of ideas for a big time airline company and Lulu becomes jealous of Mikey J.'s compatibility to Kelsey, Ryan's crush.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan (Part 2)

Guest stars: Tyler James Williams as Justin Webber, Janel Parrish as Kyla (Both parts), Philip Baker Hall as Mr. Jenkins, Galaxy Airlines chairman (Part 1) and Natasha Bedingfield as Herself (Part 2)

Notes: Greg Proops and Ron Butler were added as main characters at the beginning of this episode.

Nickelodeon promoted this two-part episode under the title "Flirting With Fame" as a one-hour special, thus making numerous media sources list the episodes under that title. But the actual production notes lists the episodes under two separate titles, "The New Kid" and "Little Shakespeare" respectively.
304"True Parade"Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonDecember 12, 2009 (2009-12-12)210N/A

Max challenges the designers to come up with an idea for the promotion of Mad Style. True's idea is to design a jacket for a game show host to wear in the Macy's parade, but her plan backfires when she finds out that Max hates him. Meanwhile, a fortune teller predicts that either Lulu or Ryan will break their arm, while the other will win a thousand dollars.

Guest star: Nicole Sullivan as Kreuftlva and James Patrick Stuart as Burt Burlington
315"True Drama"Roger ChristiansenSteve JoeJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09)2113.3[18]

Ryan joins the drama club in order to win Kelsey’s heart and winds up becoming the director of the school play. True and Lulu are excited to have Ryan direct since he's casting Lulu as the lead and True as the costume designer; however, things quickly go awry when Kelsey begins to act like a diva. In the name of love, Ryan gives Kelsey the lead and fires Lulu, leading True to make a deal with the incorrigible Pinky Turzo (Jennette McCurdy), to plot revenge.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan and Ron Butler as Oscar
326"My Boss Ate My Homework"Roger ChristiansenDiana SproveriJanuary 16, 2010 (2010-01-16)203N/A

Max must go to detention at True's school after accidentally eating a flash drive containing her homework. While he is gone he puts True in charge of the office, but when the paranoid and overzealous fire marshal comes and shuts down Mad Style because she asked to finish their meeting before his inspection, she must take action. Meanwhile, Ryan tries out for cheerleading to avenge the firing of Kelsey from the squad.

Guest stars: Richard Karn as Fire Marshal O'Bannon and Tristin Mays as Hailey
337"Little Buddies"Adam WeissmanSib VentressJanuary 30, 2010 (2010-01-30)208N/A

True, Lulu and Ryan must mentor incoming freshman for a day. True decides to take her little buddy, Molly, to work with her, although she is shy. While there, Molly criticizes True's new dress after being asked her opinion. True later learns to accept it, and makes a better dress with a new fabric. Meanwhile, Lulu's little buddy, 35-year-old Babs teaches her about life. Also, Ryan's little buddy, Nate, gets him into all kinds of trouble, until he finally gets him busted.

Guest stars: Laura Marano as Molly, Bobb'e J. Thompson as Nate and Pamela Adlon as Babs

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan
348"True Valentine"Gary HalvorsonSebastian JonesFebruary 6, 2010 (2010-02-06)206N/A

True and Jimmy go the Valentine's dance just as friends, even though they both want to admit they have feelings for each other and also True tries to pair Ms. Park with Mr. Jameison. Meanwhile, Amanda keeps sending herself flowers from Brock Champion, and everyone calls her crazy. But she actually meant Brock, whom first appeared in episode "The Dance" who she dated for 19 days, until he left to play baseball in Peru. He reappears at the end while Amanda is talking to True and Lulu, and he asks her to marry him. Also, Ryan finds out Kelsey likes him, and Mikey J. writes a song for Lulu.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan

Note: Dan Kopelman was absent for this episode, the first episode he was absent for.
359"True Date"Dennie GordonSteve JoeFebruary 20, 2010 (2010-02-20)212N/A

In the aftermath of Valentine's Day, True and Jimmy prepare to go on their first date, just as Max implements new rules banning Mad Style employees from dating each other. Meanwhile, Amanda begins planning her wedding to Brock with little advice from Doris.

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar

Guest star: Kevin Farley as Officer Jake Hooley
3610"The Hunky Librarian"Roger ChristiansenSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie V. FreemanMarch 13, 2010 (2010-03-13)209N/A

When True and Lulu talk about Doris' attractive assistant librarian, True is dragged into Max and Doris' relationship problems. Meanwhile, Ryan opens a rash museum after noticing that his rash resembles Taylor Swift.

Guest star: Travis Schuldt as Lance Whipple

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar
3711"Saving Snackleberry"Roger ChristiansenStacey CantwellMarch 20, 2010 (2010-03-20)213N/A

True and Lulu mistakenly arrange for Max to host a dinner party at Ryan's favorite kid-friendly, hobo-themed restaurant, Snackleberry Junction. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes over as receptionist while Oscar is on vacation and refuses to let Hibbert perform his job.

Guest stars: Wendie Malick as Libby Gibbils, Stephen Tobolowsky as Lars Balthazar, Tom Kenny as Bingo and Craig Anton as Snackleberry Junction chef

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar
3812"Pajama Party"Gary HalvorsonSteve JoeApril 3, 2010 (2010-04-03)207N/A

Due to an invitation mix-up in the mail, Amanda shows up at True's slumber party and they become competitive when playing a board game. Meanwhile, Lulu becomes jealous when Shelly (Taylor Parks) tells her she had a dream about Mikey J. Also, Ryan and Jimmy attend a preview screening of a John Cena movie and wind up meeting the action star.

Guest stars: Willow Smith as Young True, Vivica A. Fox as Mrs. Jackson, Italia Ricci as Herself and John Cena as Himself

Absent: Greg Proops as Mr. Madigan and Ron Butler as Oscar
3913"The Gift"Roger ChristiansenAndy GordonApril 17, 2010 (2010-04-17)205N/A

True and Lulu arrange a surprise office visit from Mr. Madigan's Uncle Cheswick as a birthday gift, unaware that Uncle Cheswick is a horse. Meanwhile, Ryan's older and more successful brother, Stu (Ian Reed Kesler) visits and announces he is quitting business school to become an artist.

Guest star: Henry Hereford as Ryan's Great Grandfather
4014"True Royal"Roger ChristiansenSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie V. FreemanMay 1, 2010 (2010-05-01)2143.7[19]

True designs a tuxedo for a young prince, then causes trouble when she gives him a tour of New York City. Meanwhile, Amanda pretends to be Lulu's mother in order to win a "Mothers in Fashion" award, the only fashion award she doesn't own, also Jimmy gets a new souped up mail cart after Ryan breaks it.

Guest stars: Nathan Kress as Prince Gabriel, Oliver Muirhead as Ian, Gabriel's butler, Tom Kenny as Bingo and J. P. Manoux as Snackleberry Junction waiter and Kent Shocknek as Himself

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan
4115"True Fear"Gary HalvorsonSib VentressMay 8, 2010 (2010-05-08)216N/A

Max accompanies True to her career day with Max being outdone by Royce Bingham, an international spy. Max then becomes sick from eating too many shrimp hor d'oeuvres and asks True to give a speech at a fashion convention in his absence. But the problem is that True has a fear of public speaking. Meanwhile, Ryan and Lulu suspect that Amanda's new male model is a vampire.

Guest star: Paul F. Tompkins as Royce Bingham

Notes: This episode aired as part of Nickelodeon's "Beyond Belief" lineup, featuring supernatural-themed episodes of Nickelodeon's sitcoms, and also featured new episodes of iCarly, Victorious and Big Time Rush. This episode originally aired at the special time of 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. CT/MT.
4216"The Reject Room"Gary HalvorsonDan KopelmanMay 15, 2010 (2010-05-15)215N/A
True finds out that some her design ideas have been rejected and takes her displeasure out on Max. Meanwhile, Amanda's ex-boyfriend Chad Brackett (Stephen Dunham) returns and invites the Mad Style staff to his art exhibit that depicts Amanda in an unflattering manner.
43–4417–18"Mission Gone Bad"
"Trapped in Paris"
Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonMay 22, 2010 (2010-05-22)218–2193.4[20]

True accidentally places Doris' wedding ring in a vest pocket and sends the vest to Paris. So True and Lulu disguise themselves as flight attendants and sneak to Paris. But they get trapped in an old mansion must design a dress for complicated french heiress. Meanwhile, Amanda hires Ryan as a model for her boy fashion line.

Guest stars: Gage Golightly as Vanessa, Jessica Makinson as rude airline passenger, Michele Boyd as Nicole, a french model, Stefán Karl Stefánsson as Karl Gustav, Samantha Boscarino as Carla Gustav, Lawrence Palmer (Keke Palmer's younger brother)[21] as Ricky Racecar and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba!

Note: This is the only episode in which Keke Palmer does not narrate that the show is taped in front of a live studio audience at the start of the episode. In the UK, this story is given the single title of "True Goes To Paris" separated by a Part 1 and 2 subtitle.
4519"Heatwave"Gregg HeschongSteve JoeJune 26, 2010 (2010-06-26)217N/A

Max gives True the responsibility of coming up with brand new design for a winter coat by the end of the work day. She uses Ryan as a model for the coat, but he can not stand the unbearable heat, they then move their work to company's arctic room. Unfortunately, Max's private ice cream stash was stored there and it all melts after Ryan blows up the air conditioner when he invites students from school. True then races to find the ice cream recipe before Max finds out. Meanwhile, Amanda's hair gets way too frizzy from the heat just as she is about to model for a magazine.

Notes: This episode originally aired as part of Nickelodeon's "Hottest Night on Nick" lineup, featuring summer-themed episodes of Nickelodeon's sitcoms, and also featured new episodes of iCarly, Big Time Rush and Victorious. This episode originally aired at the special time of 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. CT/MT (the second episode this season to do so after "True Fear").
4620"True Magic"
"True Kiss"
Alfonso RibeiroAndy GordonAugust 7, 2010 (2010-08-07)220N/A

Hank, Jimmy's mail room partner is retiring and a new girl named Sienna comes in to replace him. Jimmy and Sienna instantly catch each other's interest for their love of mail, making True jealous. True then wonders what her relationship with Jimmy is like at the moment. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to get accepted into the Junior Magicians Club (The JMC) but is beaten by a talented girl magician named Bernie. Max (who was once the greatest magician in the world) helps Ryan with his routine and Max once again squares off with magic rival, Donald the Delightful (French Stewart), who was once Max's assistant. Max explains that, years ago, he was a master magician, until during one trick he made Private Chris Murphy disappear and he went missing. Max was so ashamed that he left the world of magic forever, leaving his assistant Donald to steal his career and his girlfriend. True shows up at the postal ball that Jimmy and Sienna are attending, she is unable to get in the building. Jimmy comes out tells True that he has mutual feelings for her, they then share a kiss finally becoming a couple. Max then challenges Donald to a magic battle, and after wave after wave of equally impressive acts, Max attempts the disappearing trick again and accidentally makes Private Murphy reappear, winning Ryan's acceptance into the JMC.

Guest stars: Hayley Erin as Sienna, Cymphonique Miller as Bernie and French Stewart as Donald the Delightful

Note: Nickelodeon promoted this episode under the title "True Kiss". This episode originally aired at the special time of 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT/MT.

Season 3 (2010–11)

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471"True Luck"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Steve JoeSeptember 11, 2010 (2010-09-11)221N/A

True's Uncle Troy (Jordan Black) who has a history of bad luck takes over as the receptionist at Mad Style, but after True touches him, She now believes that she has inherited his bad luck in exchange of Uncle Troy receiving True's lucky streak. This all comes at a bad time, due to True working on a fragrance for the company. Meanwhile, Lulu begins to have romantic dreams about Ryan, which causes her to be uncomfortable around him. She then tells Mikey J. who challenges Ryan to a boxing match.

Absent: Robbie Amell as Jimmy, Ron Butler as Oscar and Greg Proops as Mr. Madigan

Note: This episode marks the start of season 3. The U.S. iTunes Store has also counted this episode and following episodes as "season 3" episodes.[22] However, Nickelodeon did not promote this episode as a "season premiere" episode ahead of its airing. Also, when this episode premiered in the UK on Wednesday 8th June 2011, it was counted as a "2-part special" along with "True Drive" as a 2-part special called "Good Luck True Jackson", even though the episodes are not in production order.
482"The Fifth of Prankuary"Sheldon EppsJohn QuaintanceSeptember 25, 2010 (2010-09-25)224N/A

Max dares the Mad Style employees to perform their best pranks, but True and Lulu take things to far when they think he's playing a prank on them at school by giving them a fake standardized exam.

Note: This episode aired as part of Nickelodeon's "Worldwide Day of Play" lineup, which was hosted by Keke Palmer and the rest of the show's cast. It also featured new episodes of Nickelodeon's sitcoms iCarly ("iGet Pranky"), Victorious ("Beck's Big Break") and Big Time Rush ("Welcome Back Big Time"). This episode originally aired at the special time of 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, 6:30 p.m. CT/MT.
493"Mad Rocks"Shelley JensenSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie V. FreemanOctober 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)222N/A

"Mad Rocks", an annual rock-oriented fashion show comes around with Lulu agreeing to plan the event but True knowing about Lulu's irresponsibilites in the past is reluctant to let her plan it herself. Her eavesdropping nearly deters the event from happening but tries to saves the day by bringing Jimmy's band Fire & Ice back together. Meanwhile, Max is on vacation, but he is still watching over the company with a camera helmet worn by Amanda.

Guest stars: Fefe Dobson as Herself, Nick Palatas as Skeet and Julia Duffy as Ms. Watson

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar and Greg Proops as Mr. Madigan, though he is mentioned many times in the episode.
504"True Secret"Roger ChristiansenSib VentressOctober 9, 2010 (2010-10-09)223N/A

Max arranges a carnival in Mad Style, during this time True and Jimmy show affection for each other when no one is around. When Max catches them kissing, he demands that one of them must quit by the end of the day. When True and Jimmy decide that they both do not want to quit, Max finally decides to get rid of the no employees dating policy. Meanwhile, Ryan has hard time winning a teddy bear prize for Kelsey at the carnival. also amanda wants no part in this day but ends up have fun away when she gets stuck in the bounce house after trying to get coffee and jumps up and down until it deflates

Guest star: Dave Allen as Mitchell
515"Class Election"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Andy GordonOctober 16, 2010 (2010-10-16)225N/A

True and Shelly go up against Lulu and Mikey J. and Kyle Sandbox and Kelsey in the class president and vice president election.

Absent: Danielle Bisutti as Amanda Cantwell, Ron Butler as Oscar and Greg Proops as Mr. Madigan

Note: Although Danielle Bisutti was absent for this episode she is still featured in the episode's title sequence. This also occurred in episode "True Concert", the first episode that Bisutti was absent for. Compared to Robbie Amell, Ron Butler and Greg Proops absences in episodes having them not being shown in the title sequence in the episodes that they are absent for.
526"True Drive"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Tiffany ZehnalNovember 6, 2010 (2010-11-06)226N/A

True is overwhelmed with tasks for the day from taking her driving test, to designing a dress for girl's sweet 16 party, picking up Jimmy's father from the airport as well as also planning a surprise birthday party for Jimmy. Meanwhile, Max is unaware that a "lucky" pair of pants that he has shared with friends is not lucky at all. Also, Ryan is worried about a marble-sized growth growing on his arm.

Guest star: Tim Bagley as Ed Wheeler
537"True Disaster"Sheldon EppsSib VentressNovember 13, 2010 (2010-11-13)228N/A

True and Lulu try to sneak out of the office to get B.o.B tickets, while doing that they must be absolutely quiet not to disturb Amanda who has a serious migraine. True then agrees to let her Uncle Troy's girl soccer team have a birthday party at Mad Style. Meanwhile, Ryan, Jimmy and Max spend the day at a comic book store in New Jersey.

Note: Keke Palmer's younger sister Rennie guest starred as one of the soccer players in this episode.[23]
548"True Fame"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Manny BasaneseFebruary 5, 2011 (2011-02-05)2273.1[24]
True appears in the local paper and is asked out by the famous actor Leon Thomas (Leon Thomas III) to accompany him to a movie awards show, which makes Jimmy jealous. Meanwhile, Max and Ryan try to get a famous dog model to be face of Mad Style's new dog bow tie line.
559"Field Trip"Barnet KellmanSteve JoeFebruary 12, 2011 (2011-02-12)2292.4[25]

True's class goes on a field trip to a Colonial living history attraction. While there True wants Jimmy to kiss her in the famed Lovers Tower, so they can be together forever. Lulu suspects than an actor playing Benjamin Franklin is also the same actor who is the star of her favorite TV show.

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar

Guest star: Tom Wilson as Benjamin Franklin
5610"Principal for a Day"Gary HalvorsonDan KopelmanFebruary 26, 2011 (2011-02-26)230N/A

Ryan takes over as temporary principal, after injuring Principal Ruckman in the science lab. Ryan's control over the school soon gets out of hand when he gives the teachers permanent detention and with Lulu being the only one to stop him. Meanwhile, True and Jimmy discover that Amanda has four other jobs in the building where Mad Style is located.

Absent: Greg Proops as Max Madigan
5711"True Mall"Gary HalvorsonAndy Gordon & Dan KopelmanMarch 5, 2011 (2011-03-05)231N/A

A new Mad Style store opens at the local mall and True and Lulu work undercover to make sure the store functions properly. In the process, True hires Callie, a fashion-savvy but inexperienced co-worker as the store manager replacing the manager that Amanda originally hired. She nearly gives up her position, until she gets help from her friends. Meanwhile, Jimmy prevents Ryan from following True and Lulu to the mall.

Guest stars: Emma Lockhart as Callie; Raini Rodriguez as Nina; Noah Crawford as Stan; Jack DePew as Jack; Tyler Peterson as Linus

Absent: Ron Butler as Oscar and Greg Proops as Max Madigan

Note: This episode was a backdoor pilot for a potential series that did not come to fruition.
5812"Ditch Day"Paul LazarusSebastian JonesMarch 19, 2011 (2011-03-19)232N/A

Max takes True and Lulu out of work for the day to help a little boy named Joe fulfill his wish of conquering his lack of bravery. But while helping the little boy they all end up in mall jail. Jimmy is upset at Ryan for calling his band Fire & Ice lame, so he embaresses him by making him wear a dress at the mall.

Guest stars: Logan Grove as Joe and Kevin Farley as Officer Jake Hooley
59–6013–14"Mystery in Peru"Gary HalvorsonAndy GordonAugust 20, 2011 (2011-08-20)233–2342.18[26]
In the series finale, True and the rest of the Mad Style staff go to Peru to attend Amanda and Brock's wedding. True wants to start her own fashion line, but can't, because she doesn't have enough money. But, True and her friends discover there's a $20,000 grand prize for whoever can find the Jewel of Peru, which was missing for a year. So the boys and the girls each try to find the criminal. Mikey J. tells Lulu he's moving away for a year and gives her a key for a gift, and Amanda hires Kelsey as her assistant for the wedding. True finds the jewel, but then she and her friends get caught by a criminal and are put in a cage on top of a volcano. They try to use their phones but fail. Lulu uses her key to unlock the door, which works. They return the jewel, and True tells Lulu to kiss Mikey J. to see if he really likes her. At the wedding, Max tells True that he is retiring to be a stay-at-home dad promoting her as the president of Mad Style. Since she was president, True changes the office and has teenagers help run the company.

See also


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  2. Top 10 Cable TV Rankings: December 29, 2008 – January 4, 2009 –
  3. Updated:WWE RAW, Cinderella, iCarly and Monk lead weekly cable viewing By Robert Seidman – January 21, 2009 –
  4. Monk , WWE RAW , The Closer and Burn Notice lead cable viewing By Robert Seidman – February 10, 2009 –
  5. Disney Channel Shines with "Night of Stars" Programming Event By Robert Seidman – February 17, 2009–
  6. WWE RAW, The Closer and President Obama lead cable viewing By Robert Seidman – March 3, 2009 –
  7. iCarly, Burn Notice and WWE RAW top cable charts Posted on 10 March 2009 by Robert Seidman –
  8. WWE RAW, Hannah Montana and Northern Lights lead cable show rankings By Robert Seidman – March 24, 2009 –
  9. WWE RAW and Nora Roberts Tribute bookend cable top 20, Rescue Me premieres By Robert Seidman – April 14, 2009 –
  10. NBA Playoffs, NASCAR and WWE RAW lead cable By Robert Seidman – May 19, 2009 –
  11. The Closer Tops Cable Shows, CNN's Jackson Memorial Scores Big By Bill Gorman – July 14, 2009 –
  12. Burn Notice, The Closer, NASCAR Top Week's Cable Shows By Bill Gorman – July 28, 2009–
  13. Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite highlights for the week of September 14–20, 2009 By Robert Seidman – September 22, 2009–
  14. Cable ratings: Monday Night Football, WWE RAW, Monk top weekly cable chart By Robert Seidman – September 29, 2009 –
  15. Cable ratings: Monday Night Football, Suite Life on Deck, and The Ultimate Fighter top weekly cable charts By Robert Seidman – October 6, 2009–
  16. Gamble on three-way 'CSI' pays off for CBS
  17. Ratings Watch: Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel By Emily Claire Afan, November 26, 2009
  18. Cable ratings: WWE RAW, NCIS, SpongeBob, Secret Life and iCarly Top Weekly Cable Charts By Robert Seidman – January 12, 2010 –
  19. Cable Top 25: Lebron is the King (of Cable), Celtics vs. Cavs, WWE RAW, iCarly Top Weekly Cable Viewing, TV by the Numbers, May 4, 2010
  20. Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP’s TV Movie Tallies More Than 3 Million Total Viewers Posted on 25 May 2010 by Bill Gorman –
  21. Keke Palmer's MySpace Blog: My Lil Brother!, Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
  22. True Jackson, VP Season 3 on iTunes
  23. My Lil sister Rennie... – Keke Palmer's TwitPic account
  24. Justin Bieber-Hosted Night of Premieres on Nick Draws 9 Million Viewers By Robert Seidman – February 8, 2011 –
  25. 'SpongeBob SquarePants' is Week’s Top Program with Kids 2–11 and 6–11; 'iCarly' Ranks as Number One Live-Action Series with Kids and Tweens By Bill Gorman – February 15, 2011 –
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