Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Thursday March 28, 2013 @ 1:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The order comes ahead of the Disney Channel series’ Season 2 finale in September. In the current season, Jesse is  No. 1 series in its Friday time period in the kids 2-11, kids 6-11 and tween demos, growing … Read More »

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Mr. Feeny’s Back In ‘Girl Meets World’ Pilot For Disney Channel

By | Saturday March 23, 2013 @ 2:38pm PDT

The beloved teacher has joined Disney Channel’s pilot for Girl Meets World, a potential reboot/followup to the ABC series Boy Meets World. William Daniels Read More »

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Disney Channel’s New ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ TV Movie Draws 5.9 Million Viewers

By | Saturday March 16, 2013 @ 1:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Wizards Of Waverly Place and star Selena Gomez couldn’t quite capture the magic of the hit franchise’s heyday. Last night’s Disney Channel original movie The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, delivered 5.9 million total viewers. … Read More »

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Mickey Mouse Back With Disney Channel Series Of Cartoon Shorts

By | Tuesday March 12, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Disney‘s Mickey Mouse started his screen journey in 1928 with a series of shorts, including Plane Crazy and Steamboat Willie. Now the classic cartoon character is coming back with a new short-form series of 2D comedy cartoons, Mickey Mouse. After a preview today at noon PT on Disney.com, the series of 19 toon shorts will begin rolling out July 28 on Disney Channel, Disney.com and Watch Disney Channel, among other platforms. The announcement is among several being made today by Disney Channel, which is holding its upfront presentation in New York. While the direction and pacing of the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts are contemporary, they also are an homage to the art direction and storytelling of Walt Disney and his animators in the 1920s and ’30s. Each short finds Mickey in a different contemporary setting including Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps, facing a silly situation, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags. Read More »

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‘Boy Meets World’ Spinoff Will Be In Disney Channel Upfront Presentation Despite Racy Danielle Fishel Magazine Cover

By | Saturday March 9, 2013 @ 10:44am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel raised a few eyebrows with her racy spread in Maxim magazine, which has given celebrity blogosphere fodder for the past couple of days. But the timing of the story — just … Read More »

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Disney Channel Greenlights Animated Series About Magical Princess From Young Creator

By | Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 1:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the breakout success of Sofia The First on Disney Junior, Disney Channel has ordered an animated series about a little older princess, voiced by The Middle‘s Eden Sher. The channel has … Read More »

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Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia The First’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 6:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Princess SofiaOn the heels of Disney Junior‘s breakout hit Sofia The First hitting series highs for two consecutive weeks, the pre-school animated series has been renewed for a second season. Sofia the First, which airs … Read More »

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Disney Channel’s ‘Dog With A Blog’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 3:04pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Dog With A Blog. The first season of the live-action family sitcom told from the family pet’s … Read More »

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Disney Jr’s ‘Sofia The First’ Set To Debut January 11

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 9:00am PST

The animated series debuts on Friday, January 11 at 9:30 AM on Disney Channel and at 5:30 PM on Disney Junior. The premiere dates announcement comes just more than a week after the series’ special … Read More »

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Ben Savage & Danielle Fishel Board Disney Channel’s ‘Boy Meets World’ Sequel Series

By | Monday November 26, 2012 @ 4:36pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Whew! Disney Channel has closed deals with Boy Meets World stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel to reprise their roles on the channel’s potential sequel series Girl Meets World, pushing the project closer to a pilot greenlight. … Read More »

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Disney Jr’s ‘Sofia The First’ Pulls 5.2 Million

By | Monday November 19, 2012 @ 1:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Last night’s premiere of Disney Junior’s animated special Sofia The First: Once Upon A Princess delivered 5.2 million total viewers on Disney Channel, becoming the top cable telecast of 2012 among kids 2-5 (1.5 million/9.1 rating) and girls 2-5 (954,000/12.2 rating). In fact, Sofia The First, which stirred controversy over the ethnicity of the lead character, ranked as the No. 1 cable TV telecast in five years in kids 2-5 (since Spongebob Atlantis Pantis on November 12, 2007) and in more than 10 years in girls 2-5 (Oswald on May 6, 2002). It now stands as Disney Channel’s No. 1 telecast ever among girls 2-5, its No. 2 telecast among kids 2-5 (behind High School Musical 2) and its No. 1 preschool telecast ever in total viewers, adults 18-49 and women 18-49. The movie averaged more than 3.0 million kids 2-11 and more than 1.4 million adults 18-49. It will have its Disney Jr premiere on Thursday at 9 AM. Read More »

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Disney Channel And Disney XD Order Additional Episodes From Four Series

By | Friday November 9, 2012 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel and sibling Disney XD have increased the orders of four live-action series.

Disney Channel’s sitcom Jessie has received a six-episode pickup, bringing its second season to 28 episodes. It is the No. 1 series among … Read More »

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Disney Channel Orders Third Season Of ‘A.N.T. Farm’

By | Tuesday October 2, 2012 @ 1:12pm PDT

ANT Farm RenewedIt’s official. The Disney Channel comedy series will return for a third season. It begins with musical prodigy Chyna Parks and her friends, Olive Doyle and Fletcher Quimby plus Lexi Reed, who reveals her own … Read More »

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Selena Gomez Set For Disney Channel’s ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Reunion Special

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 5:42pm PDT

Selena Gomez will executive produce and star in Disney Channel‘s one-hour Wizards Of Waverly Place special set to premiere in early 2013. She’ll join Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin, who’ll reprise their original roles.

The storyline takes the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long-lost relatives, but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself — all atop the Tower of Pisa. Read More »

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Does Disney’s Club Penguin Initiative Promote Innocent Fun, Or Consumerism?

By | Wednesday July 18, 2012 @ 6:00am PDT

Questions about Club Penguin’s impact on kids age 6 and up have haunted the online virtual world playground since it was launched in 2005, and bought by Disney in 2007. So it will be interesting to see how anti-consumerism … Read More »

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Disney Channel Renews ‘Good Luck Charlie’ For Season 4

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 1:02pm PDT

Good Luck Charlie RenewedEXCLUSIVE: A fourth season has been ordered for the Disney Channel family sitcom Good Luck Charlie, which was the No. 1 cable … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ABC’s Niagara Falls Highwire Walk Special Delivers Big Ratings

By | Saturday June 16, 2012 @ 10:57am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Is this further proof that broadcasting live events may be the best way to get large viewership in the increasingly fragmented and DVR/online streaming-skewing TV universe? Last night’s two-hour ABC special that carried live Nik Wallenda’s highwire walk directly … Read More »

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Disney Channel’s Hit Comedy ‘Shake It Up’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 8:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel has ordered a third season of hit dance-driven buddy comedy Shake It Up. Following its premiere in November 2010, Shake It Up ranked as the No. 1 series of 2011 among tweens 9-14, and for second quarter 2012-to-date, it is the No. 1 TV series among kids 2-11 (2.0 million/4.9 rating) and kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating). The series inspired Disney Channel’s first-ever talent competition for kids and tweens, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – Shake It Up Edition, a successful soundtrack and merchandizing line. Read More »

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Disney Channel’s ‘Dog With A Blog’ Family Comedy Picked Up To Series

By | Friday April 13, 2012 @ 10:41am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It has been a great few months for canine actors, with two pilots, Disney Channel’s Dog With A Blog and TNT’s Scent Of The Missing featuring dogs in starring roles. Now one of them, Dog With A Blog, … Read More »

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