Lifetime has found the perfect voice for its Grumpy Cat movie: Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza, best known for playing the monotone curmudgeon April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom.
In Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, premiering November 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime, Grumpy Cat stars as a pet store feline who's never chosen for adoption — which leads to her sour outlook on life. Along comes a 12-year-old girl, who can actually hear Grumpy Cat talk. The two eventually go on adventures together and, yes, discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Grumpy Cat — whose real name is "Tardar Sauce" — has become a superstar with 6 million Facebook friends, two books in print (including the recently released "The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat") and merchandising deals such as one as the official "spokescat" of Friskies.
Tim Hill (Garfield 2) wrote the TV movie with Jeff Morris (The Yank), who also directed.