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DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF THE POPULAR COMEDY SERIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES, “JESSIE”
– Molly Shannon, Kate Flannery and James Patrick Stuart Guest Star in the Season Two Finale –
Jessie and the Ross kids will return for a third season in the popular comedy series for kids and families “Jessie,” it was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Production resumes in Los Angeles in July. Season 3 is scheduled to premiere in fall 2013.
2013 to-date, “Jessie” is TV’s #1 series in its time period among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens. For 2012, it was the #2 TV series among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 and #3 among Tweens.
Bonnett said, “Season 3 of ‘Jessie’ will continue to spotlight the impressive comedic talents of Debby Ryan.” He continued, “Our viewers deeply connect with this cast of characters, and the upcoming season will focus on the Ross kids beginning to navigate young adulthood while challenging their favorite nanny with new and entertaining situations.”
Tara Adams, played by Debbie Ryan, star of Jessie and The Suite Life on Deck, is your ordinary shy junior trying to navigate her way through the clique-infested highs and lows of high school. What most of her classmates don’t know is that Tara has a secret identity, she is actually “Radio Rebel”, the most popular radio DJ in Seattle.
Tara’s school is in the middle of a clique crisis and Radio Rebel tries to be a voice to all kids, popular and unpopular alike and questions the status quo, to the chagrin of her schools administration. Now, with the principal hot on the trail of Radio Rebel’s true identity, and mean girl Stacy pursing Tara’s crush, Gavin, Tara must decide between keeping her identity a secret or being true to herself and potentially lose everything.
On June 19th, Image Entertainment releases the Disney Channel Original Movie RADIO REBEL on DVD! Based on the book Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph, the story follows Tara Adams (Debby Ryan: “Jessie,” Sixteen Wishes), an ordinary high school junior with an extraordinary secret—she’s Radio Rebel, the most popular radio DJ in Seattle! Bonus material includes 5 new featurettes including Debby Ryan’s hot music video for “We Got the Beat!”
Watch for my review soon!
- Disney unveils new D-Signed JESSIE Collection (chipandco.com)
- Radio Rebel Review – New Disney Channel Original Movie (thedisneyblog.com)
Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) and Matt Prokop (“High School Musical 3: Senior Year”) star in the comedy “Geek Charming,” a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the popular young adult novel of the same name, premiering FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The story follows a snobby high school girl who has her perspective challenged when she becomes the subject of a self-proclaimed film geek’s documentary.
In the movie, spoiled Dylan Shoenfield (Hyland), Woodlands Academy’s most popular junior, accidentally drops her designer handbag into the mall fountain and the school’s film geek, Josh Rosen (Prokop) jumps in to retrieve it. Although Dylan would not usually interact with Josh, to return the favor, she agrees to be the subject of his documentary for the school film contest – with the hope that the film will help her win the coveted Blossom Queen crown. While Josh sets out to make a hard-hitting film about Dylan and her social hierarchy, once the cameras start rolling he sees there’s more to her than meets the eye.
Beginning October 11, visitors to DisneyChannel.com can take a personality quiz to see which “Geek Charming” character is the most like them. Users can also view images from the movie in “Geek or Chic” and designate what’s “geeky cool” or “totally chic.”
The multiplatform premiere schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
- “Geek Charming” exclusive preview available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of affiliates including AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon FiOS TV customers.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
- Leading up to the movie premiere, Hyland and Prokop will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Geek Charming” during Disney Channel’s “Geek Chic” week interstitials, featuring movies and episodes of hit series celebrating geek-dom (7:30 – 10:00 p.m., ET/PT).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
- The premiere of “Geek Charming” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel with simulcasts on Sprint TV and MobiTV.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
- “Geek Charming” will be available on iTunes and Xbox Live.
Based on the book Geek Charming by Robin Palmer, the movie was written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy and was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday (choreographer of “A Chorus Line,” “Flashdance”). The executive producers are David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (both of “The Muppets,” “The Fighter,” “The Proposal”) and Paul Shapiro (“Detroit 1-8-7″). Mona May (“Enchanted,” “Clueless”) is the movie’s costume designer. A production of Bad Angels Production Ltd., the movie was shot on location in Vancouver, Canada.
Rounding out the cast is Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”) as Amy Loubalu, Jordan Nichols (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up”) as Asher, Vanessa Morgan (“My Babysitters a Vampire,” “Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars”) as Hannah; Lili Simmons (“Zeke and Luther”) as Lola, David Del Rio (“The Troop”) as Ari, Jimmy Bellinger (“An American Affair”) as Steven, Lilli Birdsell (“The Walking Dead”) as Sandy, Andrew Airlie (“50/50,” “Fantastic Four”) as Alan Schoenfield, Kacey Rohl (“Red Riding Hood,” “The Killing”) as Caitlin and Andrea Brooks (“The Troop”) as Nicole Paterson.
- Disney Channel Orders Third Season Of Hit Comedy Series Good Luck Charlie (chipandco.com)
- Disney Channel Original Series ‘Jessie’ Starring Debby Ryan to Premiere on September 30 (chipandco.com)
Production has begun in Hollywood on “Jessie,” a new comedy series starring 18-year-old Debby Ryan (“The Suite Life on Deck,” “16 Wishes”) as an idealistic teen from rural Texas who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny for a high-profile couple with four kids. The series is scheduled to premiere in fall 2011 on Disney Channel.
Starring alongside Ryan are Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin (Broadway’s “The Addams Family”) as Bertram, the frosty butler; Peyton List (“27 Dresses,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”) as Emma, a brilliant but cynical 13-year-old and the only biological child in the bunch; Karan Brar (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”) as Ravi, a 10-year-old adoptee imbued with his Eastern culture, but thrilled with his new life in America; Cameron Boyce (“Grown Ups”) as Luke, a 12-year-old adopted son who is exploding with mischief and is a videogame addict; and Skai Jackson (“Royal Pains”) as Zuri, an adorable 7-year-old girl adopted from Africa who is highly imaginative and fanciful.
Jessie is a small town girl with big dreams who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as nanny and moves in with highflying couple Morgan and Pandora and their four children, Emma, Ravi, Luke and Zuri. With a whole new world of opportunities within her reach, Jessie begins to navigate young adulthood and life in the big city. She surprises herself with how much she comes to rely on the support and advice of the kids in her care. Also helping to keep her moral compass in check are Bertram, the family’s butler, and Tony, the building’s 20-year-old doorman.
“Jessie” was created by Pamela Eells O’Connell (“Family Matters,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “The Suite Life on Deck”), who serves as executive producer. The series is from It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.