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Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Liv and Maddie" First Promo

Last night (June 28) Disney Channel aired the first ever promo for the upcoming series Liv and Maddie which stars Dove Cameron.

The special episode of Liv and Maddie will air on Friday, July 19, at 9:45/8:45c, following the premiere of the DCOM Teen Beach Movie. The comedy, which stars Dove Cameron (Malibu Country) as 15-year-old identical twins Liv and Maddie Rooney, will return full time in the fall.

In the debut, outgoing Liv returns home to Wisconsin after starring for four years in a hit TV show. Smart, athletic Maddie is happy to have Liv back, but her rising popularity is threatened by the return of her celebrity sister. Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Benjamin King and Kali Rocha also star.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Disney Channel July 2013 Programming Highlights

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]

Friday, July 5

8 p.m. JESSIE “Quitting Cold Koala”
Luke decides that it’s time to cut the strings with his stuffed koala Kenny, so he gives him to Jessie, who accidentally damages him. Meanwhile, to Zuri’s horror, Jessie offers to watch Stuart overnight while his parents are out of town and he drives everyone crazy.

8:30 p.m. JESSIE “Panic Attack Room”
Everyone gets trapped in the penthouse panic room after Stuart changes the pass code to get alone time with Zuri. Meanwhile, Bertram and Emma help Jessie with an upcoming audition.

Friday, July 12

8 p.m. A.N.T. Farm “secret agANT”
Tensions arise when Chyna and Lexi both have crushes on Dixon, a fellow A.N.T. Meanwhile, in an attempt to make Chyna jealous, Fletcher takes Angus’s advice and agrees to be Kennedy’s date to a party.

8:30 p.m. JESSIE “Throw Momma from the Terrace”
Jessie invites Bertram’s mom to visit as a surprise for his birthday. However, unbeknownst to Jessie, Bertram and his mom do not get along. Meanwhile, Ravi and Luke compete in a school egg-drop competition.

Sunday, July 14

7:30 p.m. Good Luck Charlie “Charlie 4, Toby 1
Amy goes all out for Charlie’s birthday after discovering Deedee Dooley’s birthday is being celebrated on the same day. Meanwhile, Teddy goes to work at Bob’s extermination business as the receptionist and becomes friendly with Beau, a new young exterminator. Also, Gabe is sent home from school for accidentally getting in a fight. Guest starring Luke Benward as Beau

8 p.m. Dog With A Blog “A New Baby?”
Avery, Tyler and Chloe react to the news, when Stan overhears a conversation between Ellen and Bennett about a possible new addition to the family.

8:30 p.m. Austin & Ally “Viral Videos & Very Bad Dancing”
Ally is nominated as one of Miami’s up and coming new artists, and attends a party with Austin, Trish and Dez to celebrate. However, when producer Jean Paul Paul-Jean notices Ally doing her signature dance, he warns that this may prevent her from winning.

9 p.m. Shake It Up “Psych It Up”
Rocky pretends to be psychic to prove a point to CeCe, but she winds up accidentally convincing all the kids at school that she can actually see the future. Guest starring Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Madame Tiffany.

Friday, July 19

7:30 p.m. Austin & Ally “Tunes & Trials”
Austin writes a song about a girl and after it becomes a musical sensation, fans begin to question who it’s about. In response, Val sues Austin, Ally, Trish and Dez, claiming that the song was stolen from her newest artist and the matter heads to court where the foursome decides to represent themselves.

8 p.m. “Teen Beach Movie”
Teen surfing sweethearts Brady and McKenzie together ride the last epic wave of summer, one that mysteriously carries them into Brady’s favorite movie, the retro surf musical movie, “Wet Side Story.” There, it’s bikers versus surfers for control of the local hangout…and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance. McKenzie and Brady must try to return to present day, but their lives may be changed forever when they inadvertently alter the movie’s romantic storyline — and the handsome leading man, surfer Tanner is falling for McKenzie while biker girl Lela is swooning for Brady.

9:45 p.m. Liv and Maddie “Twin-A-Rooney”
Twin sisters Liv and Maddie finally reunite when Liv returns to Wisconsin after spending the last four years starring in a hit musical television show in Hollywood. The Rooney sisters quickly realize their polar opposite personalities put their unbreakable twin bond to the test. While their parents play referee between Liv, a cool, confident, social butterfly who loves to sing, and Maddie, a smart, athletic, high school basketball star who opts for high tops over high heels, brothers Joey and Parker seize the opportunity to capitalize on the chaos and get away with as much as they can.

Friday, July 21

7:30 p.m. Dog With A Blog “Stan Talks to Gran”
After Grandma hears Stan talking while babysitting the kids, she begins to think that she is losing her mind, prompting the kids to decide if they should share Stan’s secret with Grandma.

Friday, July 26

8 p.m. A.N.T. Farm “past, present, and future”
When Teen Zoltan arrives in a time machine and falls in love with Chyna, he refuses to go back to the 80′s without his true love, so Chyna decides to accompany him back as his prom date. Meanwhile, Lexi hopes to travel back in time to correct a horrible event from the past, an ugly 5th grade picture in a newspaper.

8:30 p.m. JESSIE “The Jessie-nator: Grudgement Day”
Future Jessie appears from an elevator time machine to warn present Jessie to run for her life. She tells Jessie that when Ravi grows up, he invents a robot version of Bertram (a “Bertram-Bot”) that evolves into an army which tries to destroy Jessie and take over the world.

Sunday, July 28

7:30 p.m. Good Luck Charlie “Futuredrama”
Ten years in the future, 14 year-old Charlie watches a video diary that Teddy made about a fight she had with Gabe, in hopes that it will guide her through her fight with an 11 year-old Toby.

8 p.m. Dog With A Blog “Avery’s Wild Party”
To help land an internship with a City Official, Avery agrees to a throw party at her house for the official’s demanding daughter, while simultaneously keeping it a secret from her parents. Meanwhile, Bennett and Ellen attend a sleepover at the park with Chloe and her Healthy Muffins Troop.

8:30 p.m. Austin & Ally “Future Sounds & Festival Songs”
When Austin and Ally are transported to a fantastical future, they realize that advanced technology can feel less personal when it comes to song writing, and learn to appreciate the traditional process.

9 p.m. Shake It Up “Future It Up”
Its 22 years in the future and the groups’ 20th high school reunion is just a day away. Dina and Deuce are happily married and expecting another baby, and while Rocky and CeCe have successful careers, they fell out of touch years ago. Dina wants them to dance together at the party for old times’ sake, but they can’t seem to agree on anything. Meanwhile, Ty and Tinka realize they may have missed out on something special in high school – each other. Guest starring Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It”) as Logan.

Disney Channel Open Casting Call in San Antonio, Texas - July, 2013

Disney Channel and Disney XD have begun a national talent search seeking talented, young actors, actresses, singers and dancers between the ages of 10 and 17 to be considered for roles in upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD Original Movies and Televisions Series. If you have a strong desire to act, sing, or dance, then Disney casting directors would love to hear from you or see you at an upcoming open casting call. An open casting call has been scheduled for July 27th and 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Click here for full details.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JESSIE “Punch Dumped Love" Promo

Below is the promo for the JESSIE episode titled "Punched Dumped Love" which premieres Friday June 28 with special guest star Adam Sandler.

In the “Jessie” episode “Punch Dumped Love,” (8:35 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), when Jessie grounds Emma from going to the school dance, Emma must sneak out to warn Luke that his new crush is going to dump him. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler, guest starring as himself, offers Luke some relationship advice at the dance, and Zuri and Ravi set up booby-traps to thwart a burglar.

Cameron Boyce Talks Adam Sandler on JESSIE

At the premiere of "The Lone Ranger" Cameron Boyce talks with Shine on Media about guest star Adam Sandler appearing on the next episode of JESSIEIn the “Jessie” episode “Punch Dumped Love,” (8:35 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT), when Jessie grounds Emma from going to the school dance, Emma must sneak out to warn Luke that his new crush is going to dump him. Meanwhile, Adam Sandler, guest starring as himself, offers Luke some relationship advice at the dance, and Zuri and Ravi set up booby-traps to thwart a burglar.

Olivia Holt Talks "I Didn't Do It"

At the premiere of "The Lone Ranger" Oliva Holt talks with Shine on Media about her brand new Disney Channel Show "I Didn't Do It" and her future on "Kickin' It."

"I Didn't Do It" is about Claire and Cole Watson, who are fourteen year old fraternal twin high school freshmen. Claire has evolved from a scrawny sarcastic kid to a very attractive girl, and boys are taking notice. Her over-achieving best friend Jasmine helps her become comfortable with her new hot looks, and Claire sets her sights on a cute football player named Seth. Cole grew up in competition with is sister right out of the womb. Now that he is in high school, he wants to transform into a popular guy. The two siblings come up with a crazy idea to throw a party while their parents are out of town, however the night takes a few turns that they never could have expected.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Disney Channel Breaks New Ground with Good Luck Charlie Episode

[Via tvguide.com...]

In a first for the Disney Channel, next season an episode of Good Luck Charlie will feature a family with two moms.

Producers are currently casting the couple, with production set for next week. The episode will air in early 2014 as part of Good Luck Charlie's final season. Because Good Luck Charlie is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in this one episode.

In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob's dull stories.

The playdate is actually the secondary story in the episode, as much of the action will center on Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and her best friend Ivy, as Ivy prepares to head off to college.

But Disney Channel understands the groundbreaking nature of featuring a same-sex couple on one of its sitcoms and took extra care in crafting the episode. "This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors," a Disney Channel spokesperson says. "Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness."

Disney Channel already tested the waters last year with its on-air social outreach campaign "Make Your Mark." In one segment, a teen with two moms was featured, a move that was called a "big step forward" by GLAAD.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Naketha Mattocks Named Vice President of Disney Channel Original Movies

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]


Naketha Mattocks has been named Vice President, Original Movies, Disney Channels, it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide.

Mattocks, whose breadth of experience extends from feature films to television series development, will be responsible for supervising creative development for the hugely successful Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise which has produced TV's #1 movie in Tweens 9-14 for the past 11 years (2002-12).

Bonnett said: "Disney Channel Original Movies are unmatched in delivering fresh and relevant storytelling that deeply connects with our audience of kids, tweens and families. With Naketha's experience, passion, sharp instincts and strong relationships, we're well positioned to build on our successful track record as a creative magnet and TV movie powerhouse."

In her new role Mattocks will develop movie scripts, generate new projects, collaborate with writers and directors and oversee the creative storytelling throughout production.

This summer, Disney Channel will unveil its newest original movie, "Teen Beach Movie," an exuberant song, sand and surf fest, premiering July 19 on Disney Channel.
Prior to joining Disney Channel, Mattocks was an independent film and television producer who sold projects to an array of broadcast and cable television networks, including ABC Family, CBS Films, Hallmark Hall of Fame/ABC, Lifetime Television and VH1. In 2012 she was a consultant for Lifetime Television, where she served as an executive on projects that included "Betty and Coretta," "A Killer Among Us," "Twist of Faith" and "House of Versace."

From 2006-11 Mattocks was Head of Development for Writer/Director Gary Ross's Larger Than Life. There she oversaw directing vehicles for Ross and projects with creative talent including "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter, "How to Train Your Dragon" writer/director Dean DeBlois and actor/playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson, among others.

Previously Mattocks was an executive for more than three years at Paramount Pictures, supervising development and production for "Alfie," "Charlotte's Web," "Coach Carter," "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and "Elizabethtown." She was also Vice President of Development for Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein's Baltimore / Spring Creek Pictures.

Mattocks began her career as a reader for the Sundance Writer's Lab and development associate for Patchett Kaufman Entertainment. She is a graduate of Emerson College and serves on the Foundation Board of Women in Film.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Surf’s Up At Best Western International This Summer Get A Complimentary Night & Chance To Meet Disney Channel Stars

[Via watchlistnews.com...]

Best Western has partnered with Disney Channel for a once-in-a-lifetime summer sweepstakes. One lucky winner and three guests will be flown to Los Angeles, Calif., to meet Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell, stars of “Teen Beach Movie, ” and 50 others will win a $100 Best Western Travel Card.

Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Best Western International, the World’s Biggest Hotel Family®, is teaming up with Disney Channel to create another incredible summer promotion, contest and more.
Between now and August 18, Best Western Rewards® members who register prior to their first stay by July 28, and then stay three separate times at Best Western branded hotels, will earn a free night voucher, redeemable at nearly 2,200 Best Western branded hotels in Canada, the U.S. or the Caribbean.

Best Western has partnered with Disney Channel for a once-in-a-lifetime summer sweepstakes. One lucky winner and three guests will be flown to Los Angeles, Calif., to meet Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell, stars of upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach Movie” and will receive an autographed surfboard from the stars. 50 others will win a $100 Best Western Travel Card.

“We think Disney has a big hit on their hands with ‘Teen Beech Movie,’ and we’re excited to offer this contest and free night voucher to families staying with us this summer,” said Dorothy Dowling, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Best Western International. “For moms out there planning the family vacation, Best Western is offering a fun way to get the whole family involved.”

Best Western knows travel is important to families. A recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association reported that 93 percent of children agreed with the statement about vacations, “I get to spend quality time with my parents.” Both parents and children agree that vacations create memories and make them feel closer. Full results of the Travel Effect survey can be found at traveleffect.com.

Registration and completes details on the summer promotion can be found at bestwestern.com/summer, and details for the sweepstakes can be found at DisneyChannel.com/Beach or family.ca/beach.

Additionally, Elite members who qualify for the promotion will also be added into a separate sweepstakes to win a four day, three night vacation to Los Angeles, Calif.

Best Western Rewards MasterCard® holders who satisfy the summer promotion requirements and use their card to pay for each of the qualified stays will also receive 1,000 Best Western Rewards bonus points.

Further announcements regarding Best Western’s summer partnership with Disney are forthcoming.

Best Western Rewards is one of the industry’s most generous rewards programs. It has the lowest redemption thresholds for awards, and is one of few loyalty programs that is truly international. With more than 4,000* locations in 100* countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points that can be redeemed for global free room nights with no blackout dates, the Best Western Travel Card®, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline/partner rewards and more. Best Western’s Status Match…No Catch® program will match members’ elite status in any other hotel loyalty program free of charge. Consumers who are not members of Best Western Rewards can sign up for the free program and register for the promotion at bestwestern.com.


Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 67 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 15 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, race car driver Michael Waltrip, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. In 2012, Best Western won a record number of awards, including AAA’s Hotel Partner of the Year, CAA’s Partner of the Year, TravelClick’s eMarketer of the Year and Compuware’s Best of the Web Gold awards.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Disney Channel FanFest Coming To Australia

[Via tvtonight.com.au...]

Disney Channel will hold its first-ever Disney Channel FanFest on Sunday, August 4th, in Sydney.

Appearing will be  Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie), Ross Lynch of (Austin & Ally), Spencer Boldman of (Lab Rats) and Maia Mitchell (Teen Beach Movie) originally from Lismore, NSW.

The FanFest event will include the Australian premiere screening of Teen Beach Movie, followed by an after-party featuring live performances by Mendler and Lynch.

In order to attend Disney Channel FanFest, kids will have to win double pass tickets through a variety of mechanisms, including Disney Channel viewing and online competitions, radio and magazine partner promotions, and Foxtel and SKY NZ viewer competitions.

The Disney Channel stars will spend several days taking in the sights around Sydney. In addition, Mendler will visit Melbourne, and Mitchell will visit New Zealand. There will be multiple opportunities for fans to see and interact with the stars, including online chats, autograph signings and the Red Carpet leading into Disney Channel FanFest, which will take place at Hoyts and The Hi-Fi in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park.

The television premiere of “Teen Beach Movie” will be Friday, August 9th, at 7 p.m. AEST on Disney Channel on Foxtel and SKY NZ. The Disney Channel Original Movie is an exuberant song, sand and surf fest set inside a retro beach party movie. “Teen Beach Movie” introduces confident, resilient surfer McKenzie (Mitchell) and her carefree boyfriend Brady (Lynch), a fan of the retro surf musical movie, “Wet Side Story.” On the morning of McKenzie’s planned departure for boarding school, she and Brady catch one last epic wave which mysteriously carries them right into “Wet Side Story,” circa 1962. Amidst the spontaneous song and dance, there’s trouble in paradise — it’s bikers versus surfers for control of the local hangout, but Mack and Brady unwittingly interfere with the movie’s star-crossed plot.

“We’re thrilled to host Disney Channel FanFest, a unique, once in a lifetime fan experience and a first of its kind for us”, said Leisa Sadler, General Manager, Branded Media Content, Disney Channels Australia and New Zealand. “The event welcomes home Disney Channel’s first Australian star, Maia Mitchell, whom we introduced in ‘Mortified’, a Disney Channel Australia co-production. And now, seven years later, she’s poised to entertain kids and families around the world with her performance in Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach Movie’”.

In addition, Disney Channel FanFest will be the Australian premiere of Disney Infinity, where Australian kids will be given the first opportunity to play Disney’s most ambitious video game initiative ever, before it’s available for purchase. Disney Infinity is an all-new game that combines Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ most popular franchises with one of today’s hottest trends in toys – interactive figures that come to life in the video game. A spark of imagination unlocks a fantastical world where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences. Disney Infinity will be released in Australia on August 22 and will be available across all platforms, including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, Wii and 3DS.

Dove Cameron Talks "Liv and Maddie" and "Cloud 9"

Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Linda Antwi, were invited to cover Disney Pixar's "Monsters University" blue carpet at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. In an interview with the upcoming Disney Channel, Dove Cameron talks about her show Liv & Maddie as well as the upcoming DCOM Cloud 9.

Sierra McCormick Talks A.N.T. Farm Season 3

[Via starrymag.com...]

Q) What are the recent projects you are working on?
A) We just wrapped the third season of "A.N.T. Farm" and it will premiere on May 31st. Make sure you tune in and check your local listings for times!

Q) What are we going to be learning this season on "A.N.T. Farm" about Olive and friends?
A) There is definitely a change in location and there are lots of boy troubles coming for Olive. It will be quite interesting!

Q) Was there something about Olive that wasn't originally scripted for you that you added to the role?
A) Olive is cocky sometimes and other times not. When she is, she kind of thinks she's a hot thing. I kind of added the cockiness when it comes to thinking she's very attractive and the way she flirts.

Q) How does the cast continue to maintain such great chemistry together?
A) We all get along pretty well. When ever I have a storyline with Alexandria Deberry (who plays Paisley), it's so funny. She's a good friend of mine and I love her. Her character isn't smart and Olive is ridiculously smart. When they are together, it's the funniest thing. We have great chemistry and we always play off each other. Also, with Aiden Mincks (who plays Angus) I have great chemistry with him because he's just the cutest thing in the world and I love him. We all have such fun together that it's hard not to have chemistry.

Q) With your busy filming schedule, how do you find time for fun?
A) I make time! We get breaks and I find the time. I also attend school, which makes it a little more difficult to find time, but I always manage to sneak it in. School is fun for me though because I get to go and see everyone.

Q) Who can you tease as guest stars for this season of "A.N.T. Farm?"
A) I can't give anything away, but we do have a couple of new characters coming onto the show and they'll be very interesting. They are so funny! We have Dominic who kind of runs the school because he's a billionaire. He is hilarious! We have a couple other people that bring so much to the show with their energy and comedy. It was great to have them!

Q) What have been some of your favorite moments from filming this season?
A) Some of my favorite moments from season three are all the scenes in the whole new location and the school. It's really fun and the sets are colorful. All of those mirror our energy and have brightened our day. The sets are so pretty and fun. Also, you may not see this, but the fun that we have behind the scenes joking around and messing around having fun are some of my favorite parts.

Q) When the show began, did you think it would become such a fan favorite?
A) I think I did because when I read the first few scripts I laughed and I laugh at them all the time! We have such a great team of writers, producers and directors that it was kind of hard not for it to succeed when we had so many great people behind us. It's kind of hard not to be successful when you have such a great time. There was never a doubt in my mind that it wouldn't be successful.

Q) What are your recent obsessions? Is there a book, sport, band, film, etc. that you are really into at the moment?
A) I haven't seen it yet, but I've read the book and I'm really into it; I'm very excited to see The Great Gatsby. The excitement is like leaking through my pores! I haven't seen it yet because I've been pretty busy with the show. It's one of my favorite books so I'm kind of obsessed with seeing it.

Q) What do you think it is about "A.N.T. Farm" that has really capture so many viewers?
A) I think it's the age range because we can appeal to older kids and younger kids. We're kind of playing middle schoolers in high school so we can kind of capture both demographics. Also, the way "A.N.T. Farm" works is that we kind of feel out of place. I think that can really strike deep into the hearts of viewers. A lot of kids that feel out of place can relate to us and I think that's what makes the show so relatable. We aren't exactly the cool kids and we aren't super popular where we're breezing through our social life in middle school and high school. It's relatable because we go through certain troubles that other kids can feel like they relate to it. 

#TBTonDC – Disney Channel’s Throwback Thursday Classics

[Via nickandmore.com...]

Disney Channel launched a new unofficial weekly blocked called “#TBTonDC” by the network on their Twitter page on late-Wednesday, April 17 (really Thursday, April 18 – which happens to be Disney Channel’s 30th anniversary on-air).

The block features different Disney Channel originals each Wednesday night (early Thursday) at midnight (ET/PT).

Here’s a look at the schedule each week, along with total viewer ratings thanks to Son of the Bronx. To make things less confusing, we’ll use the “TV day” (6am-6am) and call each week’s schedule on Wednesdays. Programs start at midnight with second episodes airing at 12:30 a.m. when necessary.

Wednesday, April 17
  • Even Stevens – “Influenza: The Musical” – 1.536 million viewers
Wednesday, April 24
  • Lizzie McGuire – “Between a Rock and a Bra Place” – 1.065 million viewers
  • Lizzie McGuire – “Gordo’s Bar Mitzvah” – 956,000 viewers
Wednesday, May 1
  • Kim Possible – “Emotion Sickness” – 1.319 million viewers
  • Kim Possible – “Bonding” – 1.275 million viewers
Wednesday, May 8
  • Phil of the Future – “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – 1.181 million viewers
  • Phil of the Future – “Unification Day” – 1.029 million viewers
Wednesday, May 15
  • JONAS – “Wrong Song” -  1.217 million viewers
  • JONAS – “Pizza Girl” – 1.088 million viewers
Wednesday, May 22
  • DCOM: Under Wraps – 1.191 million viewers
Wednesday, May 29
  • DCOM: The Even Stevens Movie – 1.411 million viewers
Wednesday, June 5
  • Cory in the House – “New Kid in Town” – 1.463 million viewers
  • Cory in the House – “Never the Dwayne Shall Meet” – 1.479 million viewers
Wednesday, June 12
  • DCOM: Johnny Tsunami
Wednesday, June 19
  • Sonny With A Chance – “Sketchy Beginnings”
  • Sonny With A Chance – “Guess Who’s Coming to Guest Star”
Wednesday, June 26
  • DCOM: Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
Wednesday, July 3
  • DCOM: Cadet Kelly
Wednesday, July 10
  • Even Stevens – “Close Encounters of the Beans Kind”
  • Even Stevens – “Surf’s Up”
Wednesday, July 17
  • DCOM: Rip Girls
So far, no #TBTonDC has been scheduled for July 24 and 31

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Disney Channel Greenlights Twins Comedy Series Starring Olivia Holt

[Via hollywoodreporter.com...]

The pickup of multicamera sitcom "I Didn't Do It," co-starring newcomer Austin North, comes one day after "Girl Meets World" series order. 

One day after greenlighting Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World to series, Disney Channel has ordered a half-hour comedy led by Kickin' It breakout Olivia Holt, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

I Didn't Do It, co-starring Holt and newcomer Austin North, follows competitive fraternal twins Lindy (Holt) and Logan Watson (North), who with their best friends navigate freshman year of high school. Each episode kicks off with a "What just happened?" situation, which breaks off into Lindy's and Logan's own versions of the event. The multicamera comedy will employ flashbacks to fill out the twins' stories.

Production will begin later this summer in Los Angeles, with an eye toward a 2014 debut on Disney Channel.

"We are looking forward to presenting our viewers with the humor, friendship and unexpected plot twists this unique sitcom offers by beginning each episode with the end of the story," said Adam Bonnett, executive vp original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. "We have assembled a top-notch creative team and cast of talented young actors with incredible comedic chemistry who already feel like they have been close friends since childhood."

Also starring in I Didn't Do It is Piper Curda (A.N.T. Farm), Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) and Peyton Clark. (THR debuts a first look at the cast below.) Tod Himmel (90210, The Starter Wife), who serves as executive producer, and Joseph Silverstein (So Random), supervising producer, co-created the series. Judd Pillot (According to Jim) is also executive producing.

 The news comes after the kids-targeted cable network added Girl Meets World to its slate and opted to wrap up veteran Bridgit Mendler's sitcom Good Luck Charlie after four seasons.

Actress-singer Holt, who plays Kim on the martial arts-inspired Kickin' It, is no stranger to the Disney family, having also starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Girl vs. Monster. She won a Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song for "Had Me @ Hello." Holt is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young. North is repped by Coast to Coast and Curtis Talent.

Disney Channel Shows Available On DVD

Disney Channel have released some of your favorite Disney Channel shows on DVD, which becomes available to purchase today (June 18). Each DVD contains a selection of episodes from the series. Shows available to purchase includes Good Luck Charlie, Austin & Ally, Shake It Up and Disney XD's Lab Rats. The DVDs can be purchased from Amazon.com here:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Disney Channel Orders 'Girl Meets World' to Series

[Via thewrap.com...]

The "Boy Meets World" spinoff will debut in 2014

Thirteen years after ABC's coming of age comedy, "Boy Meets World," signed off in 2000, it's getting a spinoff.

Disney Channel announced on Monday that it has officially ordered the "Girl Meets World" pilot to series. The youth cable network has yet to determine the amount of episodes for the order, though production on the comedy begins this summer for a 2014 debut.

"'Boy Meets World' and its story of adolescent self discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens," Disney Channel Worldwide's original programming executive vice president, Adam Bonnett, said in a statement.

"In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter Riley Matthews in 'Girl Meets World' and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans."

Eleven-year-old "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D" star Rowan Blanchard will play the titular "girl" with Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprising their roles as childhood sweethearts Cory and Topanga, relatively.

On the spinoff set in New York City, Cory and Topanga Matthews' daughter, Riley (Blanchard), takes on seventh grade with best friend, Maya ("Sofia the First" star Sabrina Carpenter). Cory is a history teacher at the school while Topanga owns a diner, a popular after school hangout.

"I am grateful to everyone at Disney Channel for the opportunity to reach my favorite audience, which has always been kids," Michael Jacobs, who created "Boy Meets World" and its spinoff, said.

"'Girl Meets World' is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made 'Boy Meets World' so popular."

"Boy Meets World" writer/producer April Kelly co-created the spinoff with Jacobs, who will executive produce the It's a Laugh Productions Inc. multi-camera series.

On the pilot, Teo Halm plays Riley's older brother Elliott; Peyton Meyer plays a romantic interest for Riley; Corey Fogelmanis is a smart fellow student; and William Daniels reprises his role of Mr. Feeney, school principal and later a college professor on the original series. Disney Channel didn't confirm if the actors would move on with the series.

Jacobs has said there's a good chance that Rider Strong will reprise his role as Cory's best friend, Shawn Hunter, the only character to appear on every episode of "Boy Meets World" aside from Cory and Topanga.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Disney Channel UK Competition: Teen Beach Movie Premiere

Disney Channel UK have announced on their official Facebook page (Facebook.com/DisneyChannelUK) that Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell, stars of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie will be visiting London, UK in July for the premiere of the summer movie.

Additionally fans can enter a competition launched by Disney Channel UK to win VIP tickets to the premiere on the Facebook page here.

The competition starts today (June 14) and ends on June 24, 2013 at 16.00 (4pm).    

Disney's Teen Beach Movie Inspires Summer Fashion

[Via tv3.ie...]

Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie' is set to inspire summer fashion.

The movie depicts teenagers Brady (Ross Lynch) and McKenzie ('The Fosters' actress Maia Mitchell), who are transported into their favourite film, the 1960s era 'Wet Side Story', and stylist Daniel Musto believes the fashion of the swinging sixties is the perfect look for summer.

He advised: ''You can show off the 'Teen Beach Movie' inspired look of lead actress Maia Mitchell by pairing a top and skirt together in identical mod fabrics, but make sure the top hits below your belt line. You achieve a streamline look!''

Daniel says the fashion in the movie isn't just for girls, he also thinks young men can take inspiration from the clothes sported by its male stars, such as Garrett Clayton, who plays teen matinee idol Tanner.

He added: ''Beach hunks deserve summer appeal, too, especially from Garrett Clayton. A fun way to mix up the normal is to pair a light-weight, long-sleeve T-shirts with denim shorts. Roll up the sleeves and the shorts and you will be stopping traffic. If you like a classic look, throw on high-top converse.''

'Teen Beach Movie' will premiere on Disney Channel US and UK and on Family Channel Canada on Friday July 19 (8pm, ET/PT).

Disney XD Zooms Into a "Non-Stop Summer' Beginning Monday, June 17

[Via Disney XD Press Release...]

Summer-long Programming Initiative Includes Guest Stars Dwight Howard, DeSean Jackson, Joey Logano and More

Disney XD kicks into high gear for summer 2013 with an expansive "Non-Stop Summer" programming initiative for kids and families, including guest star appearances by NBA's Dwight Howard, NFL's DeSean Jackson and NASCAR's Joey Logano, X Games specials, new series premieres, themed nights and a fan-generated event, "Chicken I Dare You." The summer-long, power-packed programming events sprint into action, beginning MONDAY, JUNE 17 on Disney XD.

Summer 2012 was Disney XD's most-watched summer in the network's history in both Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and among Kids 6-14, 6-11, 9-14 and 2-11, posting its 4th consecutive summer of increases. In fact, the network delivered its Top 3 months of all time (June, July/August) in Total Day during the summer in Boys 9-14, and its Top 2 months on record (July/August) in Kids 6-14, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

The schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT):

Beginning Monday, June 17, Disney XD will kick-off "Chicken...I Dare You," a fan-generated event featuring pro-athlete Dwight Howard, Disney XD stars and the fan-favorite costume Chicken. Starting Monday, June 17 viewers can go to DisneyXD.com/IDareYou to vote for the star they want to see dare The Chicken to complete a random and hilarious action. The dares will air weekly on Monday nights from Monday, June 24 until Monday, August 26.


Disney XD will premiere all-new monster truck-themed episodes across three top-rated live action series, including "Kickin' It," "Crash & Bernstein" and "Lab Rats." Additionally, fans can now visit DisneyXD.com/Summer to play "Disney XD: Titans on the Track," an action-packed online gaming adventure featuring a monster truck rally allowing players to race for the gold across 10 levels, while performing incredible stunts and crushing obstacles along the way. Players will be able to select one of five monster trucks designed after their favorite Disney XD show.

Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Randomation Animation programming block launches featuring the series premieres of "Packages from Planet X" and "Camp Lakebottom," new episodes of "Max Steel" and "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja," and "Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown Hosted by Kelly Osbourne"

In "Packages from Planet X," charismatic 15-year-old Dan Zembrosky from the bizarre town of Iron Bay suddenly receives strange, cryptic packages from an evil alien planet. The packages arrive in various forms and Dan and his two best friends use them to their own advantage, whether it be to make the soccer team, pass a test to avoid summer school or get out of trouble, all while keeping the mysterious contraptions out of the hands of Copernicus, an evil alien who is plotting to take over the world.

Disney XD will premiere a primetime sports-themed programming event featuring top talent from the NFL, NASCAR and X Games.

8:30 p.m. - "Crash & Bernstein"
"Man Crash": Mr. Poulos dupes Wyatt and Crash into doing his building repairs so he can go on a men's camping trip with his buddies. The boys find out and stow away in his van but are disappointed when the trip does not turn out to be the men's weekend they expected. Guest starring is Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson as himself.

9:00 p.m. - "Lab Rats"
"The Bionic 500": When Davenport and his new obnoxious neighbor Pierce agree to settle their differences with a stock car race, Davenport is shocked to learn that Pierce has enlisted a NASCAR ringer Joey Logano as his proxy. Guest starring is NASCAR racer Joey Logano as himself.

Disney XD has teamed with X Games to create four specials, one airing each night from Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25.

* Monday, July 22 at 9:30 p.m. - "Disney XD Hyp'd": Hosted by Dylan Riley Snyder ("Kickin' It"), the show replicates the physical essence of an X Games trick.
* Tuesday, July 23 at 9:30 p.m. - "Disney XD Xology": Skater Crash ("Crash & Bernstein") visits Southern California to get the low down on the sick tricks from the X Games.
* Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 p.m. - "Disney XD Stump'd": Hosted by Spencer Boldman and Kelli Berglund ("Lab Rats"), the special features the stars testing their X Games' knowledge with the loser completing an intense physical challenge.
* Thursday, July 25 at 9:30 p.m. - "Disney XD Break It Down": Featuring legendary skater Danny Way and the youngest X Games gold medalist Tom Schaar, the special shows a behind-the-scenes look at the X Games.

MONDAY, JULY 29 (8:30 - 9:30 P.M.) - "CRASH & BERNSTEIN"
A special one-hour episode of "Crash & Bernstein" finds Crash captured by Mr. Green, the Bestie employee assigned to destroy all Bestie dolls on the recall list. Wyatt must enlist the help of the Bernstein family to rescue Crash before it's too late. Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Andrea Martin and John Farley ("The Waterboy") guest star as Mother Green and Mr. Green, respectively. The one-hour episode is supported with the online initiative "Pick Crash's Nose," which invites viewers to vote for their favorite nose at DisneyXD.com/Crash beginning Monday, July 29. The winning nose will be revealed during the Season Two premiere episode.



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Disney Channel And Disney XD Stars Team With Kid Viewers For "Disney TRYathlon"

[Via Disney XD Press Release...]


--NBA Superstar Dwight Howard and White House Chef Sam Kass Host Health-Focused "TRYit" Interstitial Series on Disney Channel and Disney XD--

The popular health-focused competition "Disney TRYathlon" returns to Disney XD as a two-part special airing MONDAY, AUGUST 12 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) and MONDAY, AUGUST 19 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT). Part of Disney's "TRYit" campaign designed to inspire kids and families to try a variety of new foods, fun moves, and simple ways to be their best, "Disney TRYathlon" will team Disney Channel and Disney XD stars Leo Howard and Olivia Holt ("Kickin' It"), Calum Worthy ("Austin & Ally"), Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm," "Mighty Med"), Spencer Boldman ("Lab Rats") and Bradley Steven Perry ("Good Luck Charlie," "Mighty Med") with three kid viewers who won an online video contest at DisneyXD.com/TRYit by showcasing ways they stay healthy including their sports skills. Throughout the competition, the teams will test their mental and physical abilities and teamwork while taking on new challenges. The special is hosted by Hal Sparks and Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats").

"Disney TRYathlon" is part of Disney's Magic of Healthy Living, a company-wide initiative that inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles by making nutritious eating and physical activity simple and fun.

Beginning TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, following the premiere of "Disney TRYathlon," NBA superstar Dwight Howard and White House chef Sam Kass will each host a series of Disney "TRYit" interstitials that will air on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Howard will teach Disney Channel and Disney XD audiences new exercises they can try on their own to stay in shape, and Kass will give kids and families tips on healthy eating and prepare recipes. "Disney TRYathlon" stars and "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger will join Howard and Kass in Disney's "TRYit" interstitial series.

Additionally, starting MONDAY, JUNE 17, a new video featuring "Disney TRYathlon" talent will launch every week on DisneyXD.com/TRYit where users are invited to participate in the "TRYit Challenger" by tracking the new things they've tried to be their best, such as  a new dance move or a swim stroke, or adding a piece of fruit to a meal. Kids and parents are encouraged to help the campaign reach one million TRYit actions. On July 29, DisneyXD.com/TRYit will also launch a "Disney TRYathlon"-themed web game where users can test their own abilities and prove their skills in three "Disney TRYathlon" challenges.

The "Disney TRYathlon" teams, which were named after the strengths of the kid viewers on each team, are as follows:

Team "Bullseye"
Calum Worthy and Bradley Steven Perry with 14 year-old football player and wrestler Javon.

Team "Sprint"
Jake Short and Leo Howard with 14 year-old varsity track and field runner Julia.

Team "Knockout"
Spencer Boldman and Olivia Holt with 16 year-old boxer and break dancer Stephen.

Filmed at Cali Camp in Topanga, California, the special is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Scott Freeman, Jim Johnston and Maria Pepin serve as executive producers.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.

Disney Magic of Healthy Living partners with parents to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles.  Through engaging content, useful tools and unique experiences, this initiative helps parents by making nutritious eating and physical activity more appealing and more fun. For more information, please visit www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/mohl