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Disney Channel Renews ‘Austin & Ally’

By | Saturday April 26, 2014 @ 10:31am PDT

Austin & AllyThe music is playing on for the series about a singer, a songwriter and their two best friends working to achieve their dreams. Disney Channel has picked up a fourth season of Austin & Ally, which stars Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy. The Sunday series from creators/EPs Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert and It’s A Laugh Productions tops its time slot among kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. No premiere date for Season 4 was announced.

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Disney Channel’s ‘Austin & Ally’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Tuesday April 2, 2013 @ 4:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Disney Channel's Austin & AllyDisney Channel has ordered a third season of Austin & Ally, which stars Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez and Calum Worthy. Production resumes in Los Angeles in July, with Season 3 scheduled to premiere in October 2013. Created by Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert, and executive-produced by Kopelow, Seifert and Rick Nyholm, Austin & Ally follows the adventures of an improbable pair — a singer and a songwriter, and their two best friends — trying to achieve their dreams. Austin & Ally is TV’s #1 series in Kids 2-11 (2.3 million/5.9 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.9 million/8.1 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.8 million/7.7 rating). The series hit a series ratings high among Tweens during the quarter.

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Disney’s ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Movie Draws 6.9M Viewers, ‘Austin & Ally’ Opens To 5.7M

By | Saturday December 3, 2011 @ 1:10pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The latest Disney Channel original movie, Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas, an offshoot of the network’s hit sitcom, premiered with 6.9 million total viewers last night. It dethroned Lifetime’s The Craiglist Killer as the most-watched live-action cable movie of 2011. Good Luck Charlie also delivered 3.3 million kids 6-11, 2.4 million tweens and 1.4 million adults 18-49. The movie provided a strong launching pad for Disney Channel’s new music-centered sitcom Austin & Ally, which opened well with 5.7 million total viewers, 2.7 million kids 6-11 and 2.1 million tweens. The series moves to its regular time slot Sunday.

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Disney Channel Greenlights Pilot About Talking Dog, Gives 2 Series Back Orders

By | Thursday September 29, 2011 @ 2:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In today’s Internet-obsessed society it seems like everyone and their dog have a blog. Well, that is literally the case at Disney Channel, which has greenlighted multi-camera comedy pilot Dog With A Blog, about a talking and blogging family pet. Additionally, Disney Channel has given a back-nine order to new comedy Austin & Ally, bringing its order to 21 episodes, and has expanded the second season of another comedy, Shake It Up, to 26 episodes. Read More »

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TV Castings: Dillon Casey Upped On ‘Nikita’, Sutton Foster To Star In ‘Bunheads’ & More

By | Wednesday September 28, 2011 @ 11:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Dillon Casey, who has been recurring on the current second season of the CW drama Nikita, playing new Division operative Sean Pierce, has now been promoted to a series regular status. He is with SDB and Luber Roklin.

Tony winner Sutton Foster has been cast as the lead in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ABC Family pilot Bunheads. The project, which Sherman-Palladino wrote and is expected to direct, centers on Michelle (Foster), a Las Vegas showgirl who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law’s dance school. Read More »

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