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Friday, August 31, 2012

Dog With A Blog Poster Released. Premieres November 4 on Disney Channel

Disney Channel have officially released the poster for their upcoming new show 'Dog With A Blog'. Blake Michael (Lemonade Mouth), who plays the character Tyler James in the show tweeted on his official twitter page (August 31 2012):

JUST RELEASED poster for my new show Dog With a Blog!!! can't wait for u to see!!

Dog With A Blog is set to premiere November 4 2012, with a special sneak peek of the series beforehand on October 12, 2012 right after the New Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster.

In Dog With A Blog, Tyler and Avery are new step-siblings. Tyler is popular and charismatic and seems to get by solely on his looks, and Avery is smart, socially responsible and despises guys like Tyler. However, the biggest adjustment for the newly blended family comes with their new dog, Stan. He’s smart, a bit of a troublemaker and loves his new family, who must keep his marvelous ability a secret. Stan’s canine point of view, whether in the home, in the yard or on his blog, helps the kids navigate both their new sibling situation and ultimately, becomes the tie that binds the family of six (Tyler, Avery, little sister Chloe, Mom, Dad and Stan). Even though he talks and likes a lot of “human” things, Stan is still pure dog. He chases his tail, barks at mailmen, ardently approaches poodles and is not so wild about cats.

Dog With A Blog was created and executive-produced by Michael B. Kaplan, who most recently created and executive-produced Disney XD’s I’m in the Band. His credits also include Frasier for which he received an Emmy Award, Roseanne, Girlfriends, for which he received a BET Comedy Award, and Doogie Howser, M.D.  The pilot was directed by Neal Israel (Kickin’ It, Zeke and Luther, Even Stevens) and produced by Leo Clarke (Pair of Kings).

DCOM Lemonade Mouth 2 Cancelled!

According to Adam Hick's (Lemonade Mouth, Zeke and Luther, Jonas L.A, Pair of Kings) official twitter page, Lemonade Mouth 2 has officially been cancelled by Disney Channel.

Adam Hick's tweeted (August 30th 2012):

Hi guys just wanted to let you 'all know that Disney cancelled Lemonade Mouth 2 Sorry guys, would have loved to bring you all better news..          

Any body out there who wants LM 2, write to Disney - they may listen if there is enough of you... 

Like the movie said, start a Revolution...!!                             

Thursday, August 30, 2012

'Jessie' and 'Austin & Ally' are Crossing Over!

[Via Fanlala.com...]

We love it when our favorite Disney universes collide - it was a match made in heaven with ‘Shake It Up’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie,’ and now it looks like two more of our favorite shows will be having a little run-in.

Peyton List, who plays Holly Hills in ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and is known for her role as Emma Ross in ‘Jessie’ just tweeted some fabulous news recently.  It looks like ‘Jessie’ and ‘Austin & Ally’ will be sharing some screen time together!  Peyton tweeted:

“Had a great day rehearsing with the Austin & Ally cast for our crossover episode! Jessie + Austin & Ally= awesomeness!!”

This sounds like it will be an amazing episode!

We don’t know much else following the announcement, but we have a feeling the crossover episode between ‘Jessie’ and ‘Austin & Ally’ is going to be huge - think of all the stars on screen at one time!  Now that rehearsals are over, we hope that filming begins soon.  Could you imagine if the Ross kids all jam with Austin and Ally’s band?  It would be the concert event of a lifetime.

We love it when Disney Channel brings together our favorite shows for an episode.  What other characters would you like to see on screen together.  Let us know!

Update August 31 2012:

On their official twitter page, the writers of Austin & Ally tweeted:

Shooting on the JESSIE stage this week. Sure wish we were back in Miami. Fake New York is freezing.

Minnie and You coming to Disney Channel UK September 15th

Electra Formosa, fashion stylist for Disney Channel UK's Get The Look, an original 5-minute series giving tips on fashion, style and clothing, has announced via her twitter that a brand new show will be coming to Disney Channel UK titled Minnie and You.

On the 29th August 2012 Electra tweeted:

Love this Miss Minnie Fashion Range check out #MinnieandYou coming to Disney Channel September 15th xx

On the 30th August 2012 Electra tweeted:

Check out my Brand new show coming to Disney Channel UK September 15th! Minnie Mouse hits Fashion Week! Can't wait for you all to check it out! xxx

Update (September 5th 2012)

Electra additionally tweeted:

Only 10days to go until premiers on ... Can't wait for you guys to check it out! Xx                   

Exclusive: Disney XD Announces Premiere Date for Crash & Bernstein

[Via Wired.com/GeekMom...]

Disney XD is dipping its toe into Muppet-esque territory. Of course, the entire collection of critters has been one big happy family ever since the House of Mouse bought up Jim Henson’s outfit back in 2004. Since then, those handcrafted creatures have cranked out TV specials, direct-to-video releases, and last year’s all-star theatrical extravaganza, The Muppets.

Could it be time for puppets to make a primetime TV comeback?

Earlier this month, Disney XD announced plans to air Crash & Bernstein, a buddy comedy that will combine live-action and puppetry. Now, the show doesn’t have any “official” Muppets. However, it does have a serious Muppet vibe to it. Maybe that’s because it was created by Eric Friedman, known for his work on the puppet-centric show Crank Yankers, and will feature Sesame Street and Muppets performer Tim Lagasse as the voice and the hand behind Crash.

The main character is Wyatt Bernstein (played by Cole Jensen), a 12-year-old living with three sisters in a house overrun by all of their girlie things. When Wyatt creates Crash at a local “Build-A-Bestie” store, he finally gets the brother that he always wanted. Well, that’s assuming he wanted a puppet for a brother. How exactly Crash comes to life is a whole other mystery that will (hopefully) be answered in the pilot episode. Frankly, it sounds like a few nightmares that I’ve had. However, Crash isn’t creepy. He’s actually very funny — and very loud.

After a few weeks of waiting, Disney has given GeekMom the exclusive on this upcoming show’s premiere date and another little video tease (see above). Set your DVRs and your eyeballs, people. Crash & Bernstein will be coming to Disney XD on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

In the meantime, look for Disney to ease the duo into your daily routine. On Friday, August 31, Crash and Jensen will host a Disney XD Fall Preview special. On Monday, September 17, click over to DisneyXD.com/Crash and check out “Crash This Site,” a cool little freebie that will allow viewers to watch Crash destroy any website via a click of the mouse and a bookmark installed on your web browser. A week later, the website will launch additional games and activities, and the premiere episode, “Crash Lands,” will be available as a free download on iTunes. Also, look for a few sneak peeks from October 1-5, every night on the Disney Channel.

'Jessie''s Karan Brar Spills on "Older Sister" Debby Ryan!

[Via Teen.com...]

Well, isn’t he a cutie? We’re kinda jealous of Debby Ryan that she gets to hang out with Karan Brar on the set of Jessie every day. Karan plays Ravi, one of the kids Jessie nannies for, so obvs we had the cutie tell us what he’s learned from Debby, what Debby’s really like on set, and what it was like behind-the-scenes of his new movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Oh, and we also got Karan to answer our infamous tiny rhino/giant hampster question. His answer is kinda hilar.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Disney XD And ESPN Team Up For Sports Science Show

[Via Disney XD Press Release...]

Disney XD has teamed with ESPN to uncover sports’ biggest myths and mysteries, in the series “Disney XD ESPN Sport Science,” premiering SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Hosted by John Brenkus and Leo Howard, black belt martial artist and star of Disney XD’s hit series “Kickin’ It,” the short form series brings together professional athletes in state-of-the-art scientific facilities to test the limits of human athletic abilities, while challenging popular assumptions about athletes and sports.

Combining the best segments of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning series “ESPN Sport Science,” each episode will feature three segments, with Brenkus and Howard using scientific experiments to test topics, including laws of gravity, momentum, size, speed, skill and stamina.

The series features appearances by NBA stars Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers) and JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets); NFL stars Vernon Davis (San Franciso 49ers), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Jahvid Best (Detroit Lions) and Brandon Jacobs (San Franciso 49ers); former MLB star and current ESPN analyst Nomar Garciaparra; soccer star Zach Thornton; snowboarders Shaun White and Sage Kotsenburg; skateboarder Bob Burnquist; skier Simon Dumont; Olympic softball player Danielle Lawrie and NCAA basketball player Brittney Griner (Baylor Lady Bears).

In the premiere episode, “Full Contact, MLB Vision, Flips & Spins,” hosts Brenkus and Howard test the impact of a 300-pound heavy bag and showcase how San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis manages incoming forces to block, catch and run; Howard tries to hit a 90-mph fastball and MLB batting champ Nomar Garciaparra tests the reality of keeping an eye on the ball; Howard tries on special eye tracker glasses and investigates how free style skier, Simon Dumont, keeps track of which end is up while flipping in mid-air.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Debby Ryan Launches New Show "Ryan Style"

[Via ClevverTV...]


Disney's number-one it girl, Debby Ryan, is sharing her style skills with her fans in new series of videos titled "Ryan Style." Debby has proven herself as a stylista time and time again and in the first episode of her new series, called Fashionscool, she'll introduce smart trends and show her viewers how to make them their own. It's all about looking out for the hottest trends and kicking your style just in time for back to school. The episode launches on August 30th over on Debby's personal YouTube channel, just in time for last minute back to school shopping and great Labor Day sales. Look out for Debby to focus in on colored denim, the big red trend and her go-to shoe, loafers. So if you're looking for some great style inspiration, make sure to head over to Debby's channel and in the meantime hit the comments section to let us which of the actresses many red carpet hits is your favorite. For on-going reports on all things entertainment, subscribe to ClevverTV on YouTube. I'm Joslyn Davis in Hollywood, thanks for watching and we'll see you next time.

Update: August 30 2012

On her official YouTube Channel, Debby Ryan has launched the first episode of "Ryan Style" titled, "Ryan Style Episode: FASHIONSCOOL. She also added:

Class is now in session! The first episode of RyanStyle is your host, yours truly, taking you through 4 major trends that you need for this upcoming school season, including tips on how to "Make It Yours" + help your style graduate up a grade as you do.

I think you are brilliant, fun individuals + can't wait to see how you incorporate RyanStyle into your look this school year. pics or it didn't happen!

extra credit: after you've gotten the gist of the video the first time around, watch the icons in the bottom left corner. we're showing you exactly how & where WE used your school supplies.

have an amazing school year, you geniuses, and put your best loafer forward.


Disney Channel Earns Historic Summer Win in Total Viewers and Kids 2-11

[Via Press Release from Disney Channel...]

Ratings Highlights for Summer 2012 (June-August) Final National Ratings

Disney Channel Earns Historic Summer Win - Cable TV's #1 Network in Total Day in Total Viewers and TV's #1 Network in Kids 2-11; Closes Out Summer on 12-Week Win Streak

TV's #1 Network in Total Day Among Tweens 9-14 for the 7th Consecutive Summer and for the 4th Straight Among Kids 6-11

"Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie" Are the Top 2 TV Series in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens; "Phineas and Ferb" and "Gravity Falls" Are the Top 2 Animated TV Series

Disney Channel - Summer 2012

During Summer 2012, Disney Channel scorched the competition, ranking as the #1 cable TV network for the first time in the network's history in Total Day in Total Viewers (1.95 million) and as TV's #1 network in Kids 2-11 (1.12 million/2.7 rating), closing out the summer on a 12-week streak. Disney Channel ranked as TV's #1 network for the 7th consecutive summer in Tweens 9-14 (676,000/2.8 rating) and for the 4th straight summer in Kids 6-11 (805,000/3.3 rating), and is on a current 62 week win-streak in the demos.

Fronted by "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie," Disney Channel delivered the Top 2 TV series across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, with "Phineas and Ferb" and "Gravity Falls" the Top 2 animated TV series of the summer in the target demos. In fact, on the final Friday this summer, "Phineas and Ferb" hit a series high in Tweens 9-14 (1.65 million/6.9 rating).

Paul DeBenedittis, senior vice president, Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide, said: "Our multiplatform summer plan catered to our viewers by showcasing unique and compelling stories and characters and attention-worthy programming events that they love. We have a diverse group of hit series to work with, and connected with kids age 2-14 and their families with content that is relevant and entertaining to them."

· Disney Channel owned TV's Top 6 series during summer in Kids 2-11:

· Disney Channel owned TV's Top 8 series in Kids 6-11 (Top 5 below):

· Disney Channel owned TV's Top 7 series in Tweens 9-14 (Top 5 below):

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current; Summer 12: 5/28/12-8/26/12; Summer 11: 5/30/11-8/28/11; Total Day ranks includes ties based on rating. Kids 6-11/Tween 9-14 program ranks based on trackage level data, minimum 5 telecasts.

Disney XD Delivers Biggest Summer in Network's History

[Via Press Release from Disney XD...]

Ratings Highlights for Summer 2012 -- Final National Ratings

Disney XD Sizzles to Biggest Summer on Record, Boasting #1 Month Ever in July and 4th Consecutive Summer of Increases in Target Demos

June 22 Airing of PIXAR's "Toy Story 2" Ranks as Disney XD's #2 Telecast on Record in Total Viewers and Kids 2-11

Summer Event "TRYathalon" Reaches Nearly 4 Million Unique Total Viewers and Over 2.2 Million Unique Kids 2-11

Summer 2012

Disney XD powered to its most-watched summer on record in both Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and among target kid and boy 6-14, 6-11 and 9-14 demographics, delivering its 4th consecutive summer of increases and its #1 month of all time in July 2012. Contributing to these record levels were original live-action series "Lab Rats," "Kickin' It" and "Pair of Kings," Marvel's "Avengers: EMH" and "Ultimate Spider-Man," and high performing PIXAR theatricals "Toy Story 2" and "Finding Nemo."

· In Total Day, Summer 12 wrapped as Disney XD's most-watched summer on record in Total Viewers (414,000), Kids 2-11 (240,000), Kids 6-14 (247,000), Boys 6-14 (140,000), Kids 6-11 (190,000), Tweens 9-14 (169,000) and Boys 9-14 (95,000).

· In Prime, Summer 12 ranked as Disney XD's most-watched summer on record in Total Viewers (448,000), Kids 2-11 (263,000), Kids 6-14 (264,000), Kids 6-11 (208,000), Tweens 9-14 (178,000) and Boys 9-14 (104,000).
Programming Highlights

· Summer event "TRYathalon" (8/13/12), part of 'Disney's Magic of Healthy Living,' premiered as Disney XD's #1 non-scripted telecast of all time in Kids 6-11 (489,000), Boys 6-11 (220,000) and Tweens 9-14 (417,000), reaching nearly 4 million unique Total Viewers and more than 2.2 unique million Kids 2-11 throughout the week.

· On Friday, June 22, an airing of "Toy Story 2" became the network's #2 telecast of all time in Total Viewers (1.81 million) and Kids 2-11 (971,000/2.4 rating).

· An original "Lab Rats" (Thursday, 7/12/12) ranked as the series' #3 telecast to date in Kids 6-14 (674,000), Kids 6-11 (545,000) and Tweens 9-14 (492,000).

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 nearly 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Summer 12: 5/28/12-8/26/12, most current; Summer 11: 5/30-8/28/11, Live + 7. Prime: M-Su., 8-11:00 p.m.; Total Day, M-Su, 6 a.m. - 6 a.m.). 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Disney, Tracking Historic Summer Win, Talks Children’s TV

Disney's Paul DeBenedittis (Photo Above)

As we near the end of summer, Disney Channel is slated for a historic ranking as the #1 cable net in total day in total viewers. For the 1st summer ever, the net will rank as the #1 net in kids 2-11. CableFAX spoke with Disney Worldwide’s Paul DeBenedittis, svp, programming, scheduling, multiplatform, acquisitions and co-productions, on upcoming programs and the market of children’s TV.

Disney has done really well this summer. What should we expect in terms of fall programming?

We don’t focus on seasons or cycles as we program for our audience 365 days a year. We have a series premiere (“Dog With A Blog”), a Disney Channel Original Movie (“Girl Vs. Monster”) and an original event (“Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off”) this fall, as well as new episodes of our hit Disney Channel series (“Jessie,” “Austin & Ally,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Shake It Up” and “A.N.T. Farm” and our animated hits “Phineas and Ferb” and “Gravity Falls”) — and we also have a volume of new content across our multiplex including Disney Junior (“Sofia the First,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) and Disney XD (“Crash and Bernstein,” “Lab Rats,” “Kickin’ It”).

You have been in cable for two decades. People say now is the Golden Age for cable. Do you agree? And why? Is now also the Golden Age for children’s TV?

I felt I was in the Golden Age when I first started and I feel the same way today. Cable allows us a unique opportunity to connect with our audience in a branded, connected way, 24/7. The Golden Age continues as we now have more platforms to serve viewers, more opportunities to find creative ways to fuel our brands, to connect to our audience in engaging and entertaining ways, while at the same time maximizing and monetizing these opportunities so we can continue doing it.

What challenges do children’s TV providers face and how can they overcome those challenges?

I’m not so sure the challenges are much different than general entertainment, where I spent most of my career before coming to Disney. We are always looking to stay connected and relevant with our audience as new technology emerges. We are always looking for creative ways to tell stories that are unique and strategies that evolve as our audience evolves and their taste shifts. Most of all, we respect our young viewers, we know they’re smart and just as savvy as their parents were when they were kids.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Raini Rodriguez - "Living Your Dreams" Music Video

On Friday August 25th, during a new episode of A.N.T. Farm (episode: confinemANT), Disney Channel Premiered the music video of Raini Rogriguez (Austin & Ally) performing "Living Your Dream" from the upcoming Disney movie "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!" which will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 18 2012. 

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Storyline:
Papi is back, and he's ready to party! From the studio that brought you Beverly Hills Chihuahua – you're invited to the ultimate celebration of friendship and family: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!

Join Papi (voiced by George Lopez) and his two- and four-legged family as they move into a posh Beverly Hills hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there's trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it's up to Papi to help Rosa find - and celebrate - her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed. Overflowing with laughter, love and excitement, this is tail-wagging fun for the whole family!  

 Raini Rogriguez performing Living Your Dream:

Disney XD top rated series 'Lab Rats' casting for second season

The hit Disney XD multi-camera sci-fi comedy series "Lab Rats" is now in production on its second season, and auditions are underway for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. Extras are also being cast throughout the season, which should continue shooting into February 2013. "Lab Rats" premiered on February 27, 2012 and easily became the network's number one original series launch ever. Disney announced on May 18, 2012 that the series was renewed for a second season. One of the current roles being cast in a teen boy who is a possible boyfriend for Bree.

Starring in "Lab Rats" is Tyrel Jackson Williams as Leo Francis Dooley, a social outcast with very few friends who discovers three teen super-humans with bionic powers. Three-time Young Artist Award winner Billy Unger plays lab rat Chase Davenport, who has extreme intelligence. The multi-talented Kelli Berglund plays Bree Davenport, the lab rat with incredible speed and agility. Dallas, Texas native Spencer Boldman is lab rat Adam Davenport, who has powerful strength. Actor, comedian, musician and television personality Hal Sparks is Donald "Big D" Davenport, a billionaire inventor who genetically engineered these super-human teens, and is the stepfather of Leo.

Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore created “Lab Rats” and are the show’s executive producers and showrunners. The duo first worked together on the three-time Golden Globe Award nominated ABC series “Grace Under Fire”. Peterson was a production assistant, while Bryan Moore was a writer. They then were both producers and writers on the Primetime Emmy Award winning series “That 70s Show”. The last project they did before “Lab Rats” was a comedy webseries they co-wrote and directed titled “Dan’s Detour of Life”.

The production company for “Lab Rats” is It’s a Laugh Productions, an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which was founded by Don Mink and Amy Rabins in 2004. Mink and Rabins have also been partners in a post-production accounting firm called Prep Shoot Post since 1988. It’s a Laugh Productions has produced hit series for Disney Channel and Disney XD such as “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “A.N.T. Farm,” and “Crash & Bernstein” among many others.

Contact Information:

Los Angeles:

Howard Meltzer
1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue
Building 2 South
Room 113
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
(Do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shake it Up - Bella and Zendaya on B.F.F.!

[Via Disney Channel UK Online...]

Have you got a best friend? Bella and Zendaya aka Rocky and Cece tell us all about their characters and exciting news about what they have been up to when creating their brilliant song B.F.F.

Disney Channel Stars - This or That!

Disney Channel stars, China Anne McClain, Debby Ryan, Sierra McCormick and Bridgit Mendler share their own opinions of what they love most in a short quiz of 'This or That' in an online exclusive for Disney Channel UK. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lab Rats Season 2 Filming Begins August 22nd

Disney XD’s hit new show Lab Rats begins filming its second season today, August 22nd. The show’s cast has been counting down the days to this day and the day has finally arrived!

The cast began tweeting this morning about the start of season 2, with Kelli Berglund tweeting, “Lab Rats season 2. #TodayIsTheDay and co-star Spencer Boldman also tweeting, “Season Deux.” One of the show’s executive producers and co-creator Chris Peterson also tweeted about the start of season 2 filming, saying, “Woohoo! Our Lab Rats family is back together for Season 2! @BillyUnger @SpencerBoldman @kelliberglund @Tyreljwill @HalSparks @angelparker.”

Following its record-setting launch as Disney XD’s #1 original series telecast of all time in Total Viewers and key 6-14 and 9-14 demos, Lab Rats is pacing as the network’s #1 series ever in Total Viewers (1.1 million), Kids 2-11 (684,000/1.7 rating), Kids 6-14 (719,000/2.0 rating), Kids 6-11 (563,000/2.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (489,000/2.0 rating). The series accounts for Disney XD’s Top 2 original series telecasts in the network’s history in Kids 6-14 and Boys 6-14.

"Lab Rats" follows Leo, who discovers three teen super-humans - Adam the strong one, Bree the fast one and Chase the smart one, living in a secret underground lab in his house. The trio, eager to leave their confines, convince Leo to take them along to school, where they try to navigate the world of high school life while managing their bionic strengths. Along the way, they help Leo build self confidence while he figures out a way to keep their bionic abilities a secret from the world.

Catch the Very First 'Crash & Bernstein' Spot

[Via Fanlala…]

Fall is almost here, and that means a ton of new shows on all of our favorite channels.

Disney XD is known for delivering some of the best shows of all time.  ‘Pair of Kings,’ ‘Kickin’ It,’ they’re all good!  We’re totally ready for their upcoming boy meets puppet adventure: ‘Crash & Bernstein.’  Now Disney XD has finally released the first commercial featuring the two, and we couldn’t be more excited.  In the video below, catch your first glimpse of Wyatt Bernstein (Cole Jensen) and his stuffed sibling Crash (voiced by Tim Lagasse).

Join Wyatt and “the most interesting puppet in the world” as they form the perfect team in a family of sisters.  They’re just getting through teenage life any way they can.  ‘Crash & Bernstein’ premieres on Disney XD this October.  Stay tuned with Fanlala for all details on this fall’s shows on your favorite stations.

We can’t wait to bring you details on the first episode of ‘Crash & Bernstein!’  What other shows are you excited to tune into for the first time this upcoming season?

View the promo on www.fanlala.com

Original Article: www.fanlala.com/news/catch-very-first-crash-bernstein-spot

Disney XD’s 'TRYathalon,' Part of ‘Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living,’ Reaches Nearly 4 Million Total Viewers

[Via Press Release…]

Disney XD’s “TRYathalon,“ Part of ‘Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living,’
Reaches Nearly 4 Million Total Viewers and More Than 2.2 Million Kids 2-11
~Is Disney XD’s #1 Non-Scripted Program Ever with Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

Disney XD’s summer event, “TRYathalon,” part of ‘Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living’ program that inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles through nutritious eating and physical activity, ranked as Disney XD’s #1 telecast of the week in Total Viewers (825,000), Kids 6-14 (599,000/1.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (489,000/2.0 rating) and Kids 2-11 (553,000/1.3 rating), becoming the network’s #1 non-scripted program ever among target Kids 6-11 demos and Tweens 9-14 (417,000/1.7 rating). Overall, the special reached nearly 4 million unique Total Viewers, including more than 2.2 million unique Kids 2-11.

The special gained viewers throughout the hour, peaking with 926,000 Total Viewers (+37%) and 690,000 Kids 6-14 (+52%) in its final quarter hour.

Disney XD’s “TRYathalon” featured professional athletes -- two Olympic Gold Medalists, the WNBA’s Candice Parker (Los Angeles Sparks) and NBA’s Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), plus the NFL’s Arian Foster (Houston Texans) -- who coached young stars from the network’s hit original series, “Kickin’ It,” “Lab Rats” and “Pair of Kings.” The actors were teamed with three viewers to compete in fun challenges that tested their skills and teamwork.

On DisneyXD.com/TRY, users participated in the new ‘TRYit Challenger’ in which kids and parents pledged to challenge themselves in new ways, such as trying new dance moves or adding fruit to a meal. Online the “TRYathalon” site captured nearly 130,000 page views, including 92,827 for featured game ‘Summer TRYathalon Mash-up’ which netted 89,353 games starts.

About Disney XD
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.

About ‘Disney Magic of Healthy Living’
Disney’s 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

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + Same Day: 8/13/12-8/19/12; Reach: The Nielsen Company, National TV Toolbox, 6 minute qualifier; Online: Omniture for Game Starts/Page Views.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Inside Actress Debby Ryan's Closet

[Via www.wwd.com…]

Debby Ryan, star of the Disney Channel's "Jessie," may choose footwear looks that run the gamut, but she leans toward one favorite style: boots.

"I'm a huge fan of them. I like a good vintage cowboy or combat boot," said the actress.

Ryan, 19, plays the lead role in the network's comedy, which is currently shooting its second season, set to air this fall. She also has played characters in the Disney series "The Suite Life on Deck" and the original movie "16 Wishes," in which she sang the theme song. (Music is Ryan's second love, after acting. She currently runs a music blog, through which she conducts interviews with musicians, and she aims to launch a record label in the future.)

And while Ryan and her on-screen character share a few fashion commonalities, she described their signature styles as distinct — and from opposite coasts.

"We both love vintage silhouettes, but [Jessie] is in New York and always in a blazer and heels. I try to be a bit more sensible. I'm really into personalizing or customizing looks," said Ryan, who resides in Los Angeles.

So what does that mean for her personal footwear choices? "I bought combat boots at an Army surplus store and now I'm going to stud them," she said.

Here, the star sounds off on her favorite footwear shops, the best looks for the beach and how she and her TV persona share a love of boots. 

Pairs owned: 50 to 60

Favorite brands: "I kind of live in a dream world. I like footwear at the top of the [price] spectrum and at the bottom. I love a Tory Burch wedge for every day. I love Sam Edelman. I have some Vans and Converse Chuck Taylors. I like Charlotte Olympia's loafers, and I want some YSL Tributes."

Brands you wear on set: "[My character], Jessie, is really into tall boots, so what we like doing is hanging necklaces from the boots. She also has been into short booties lately. She wears Splendid, Elizabeth & James sandals and has an Alice & Olivia pair."

Go-to looks for the red carpet: "I am a fan of the short black bootie, and I especially like [the ones with a] thin stiletto. I have some from Zara and BCBG."

Favorite style for in between takes: Flats from Toms Shoes or Sam Edelman

Best workout look: "Nike Frees. I have several different styles. They have to match my workout outfit."

Weekend wear: "Puma [casual] shoes, or I love a solid wedge by Tory Burch or Toms if I'm running around."

Go-to beach style: "Toms to get to the beach or a flip-flop with an anklet. If I'm having lunch on the boardwalk, maybe a moccasin bootie."

Last pair purchased: "I bought a pair of green suede ankle booties."

Oldest pair owned: "Steel-toed combat boots I got at the Army surplus store."

Best shopping destinations for shoes in Los Angeles: "I really like Zara because it always has good staples and statement pieces. I like Aldo as well. And Barneys is my dream — I swoon over it."

Celebrity whose style I most admire: Emma Stone. "She always looks classy without looking like she's trying too hard. She is a funny girl and also beautiful."

China Anne McClain’s “Calling All The Monsters” Disney Store Halloween Ad

China Anne McClain’s hit song “Calling All The Monsters” is being used in a new ad for the Disney Store’s Halloween costume line.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Disney Channel Hit Comedy Series 'Austin & Ally' Season Two Auditions

The hit multi-camera 1/2 Hour Disney Channel sitcom "Austin & Ally" is back for it's second season and the casting directors are holding auditions for co-starring, guest-starring and day player roles. In addition, general background performers are being cast throughout the season. "Austin & Ally" officially premiered on December 4, 2011. Casting for the series regulars were conducted during a national Disney Channel talent search around the United States.

Starring in “Austin & Ally” is the talented teen actress and singer Laura Marano playing the role of Ally Dawson. Marano began acting when she was five years old, and has gone on to appear on such shows as “Joan of Arcadia,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Without a Trace,” “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and “True Jackson, VP”. Ross Lynch, who was discovered during the Disney Channel talent search, plays the role of Austin Moon. Lunch is also a talented singer, musician, and dancer. He can play piano, drums, guitar, bass, and has recorded several songs for Austin & Ally. Lynch recently completed filming the Disney Channel Original Movie “Teen Beach Musical” in the lead role of Brady.

Daytime Emmy Award winner Shelley Jensen has directed the majority of "Austin & Ally" episodes. His Emmy came from directing the live-action musical Disney Channel series "Adventures in Wonderland" which was based on Disney's animated classic Alice in Wonderland. Jensen has also won three Directors Guild of America WGA Awards. Starting out as associate director on "The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World" in 1977, Shelly Jensen has gone on to direct episodes of such Disney Channel hit shows as "Hannah Montana," "Good Luck Charlie," "The Suite Life on Deck," "Jessie," and "Shake It Up!".

Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert are creators, executive producers, writers, and showrunners on “Austin & Ally”. The television writing and producing team also were behind the Disney Channel sitcoms “Sonny with a Chance” and “Jonas”. Craig Wyrick-Solari is series producer, and has also produced for Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”. The production company behind “Austin & Ally” is none other than It’s a Laugh Productions, and owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which was founded by Don Mink and Amy Rabins in 2004. Mink and Rabins have also been partners in a post-production accounting film called Prep Shoot Post since 1988.

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Set in Miami, the story began when Austin Moon (Ross Lynch) and his best friend Dez (Calum Worthy) “borrowed” one of Ally Dawson’s songs, recorded it and put it on the internet. Austin was thrown into the spotlight and his friends jumped in to help. Ally (Laura Marano), who works in the music store, Sonic Boom, teamed up with Austin as his songwriter, Trish (Raini Rodriguez) became his manager and Dez took on the role of music video director. Now, as the gang works together to pursue their dreams in the music world, the experience many “life moments” along the way, including typical situations life Fiesta de Quince Anos (celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday) and school applications, to less than normal ones like tracking down a mail thief and getting locked in an ice cream freezer.

Caroline Sunshine Interview - 2012 Do Something Awards

[Via ClevverTV...]

ClevverTV caught up with Caroline Sunshine at the 2012 Do Something Awards to talk about charities, giving back, and what's next on "Shake It Up" - Tinka is on her own!

"Shake It Up: Made In Japan" is Hit Comedy's 2nd-Highest Rated Telecast Ever, with 4.5 Million Total Viewers and 2.3 Million Kids 6-11

[Via press release from Disney Channel]

Quick Take - National Ratings for Friday, August 17, 2012

"Shake It Up: Made In Japan" is Hit Comedy's 2nd-Highest Rated Telecast Ever, with 4.5 Million Total Viewers and 2.3 Million Kids 6-11; Friday's #1 Scripted TV Telecast in Total Viewers

~Drives Disney Channel to #1 in Prime in Total Viewers and All Kid Demos

"Gravity Falls" Posts 2nd-Highest Ratings Ever; Friday's #1 Animated TV Telecast

Disney Channel Delivers Friday's Top 7 TV Telecasts in Kids 11-11, Top 8 in Kids 6-11, Top 9 in Tweens 9-14, and the Top 3 Cable TV Telecasts in Total Viewers

Friday, August 17, 2012

The event episode "Shake It Up: Made In Japan," infused with Tokyo teen fashion and "J-Pop" music, delivered the hit sitcom's season highs in Total Viewers (4.54 million), Kids 2-11 (2.71 million/6.6 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.32 million/9.5 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.10 million/8.7 rating), becoming the series' #2 telecast of all time in the target demographics. "Shake It Up: Made In Japan" ranked as Friday's #1 scripted TV telecast in Total Viewers (#1 all cable), and was easily the #1 TV telecast in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

Powered by "Shake It Up: Made In Japan" and "Gravity Falls," Disney Channel stood as Friday's #1 cable TV network in Total Viewers (3.61 million), towering over runner up SyFy by a hefty 75% (vs. 2.06 million), and was the #1 TV network in Kids 2-11 (2.21 million/5.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.86 million/7.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.58 million/6.6 rating).

At 9:30 p.m., an all new "Gravity Falls" became the series' #2 telecast on record in Total Viewers (3.87 million), Kids 2-11 (2.42 million/5.9 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.09 million/8.5 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.67 million/6.9 rating).

· Disney Channel held the Top 3 cable TV Telecasts in Total Viewers, and 4 of the Top 5 (#1 scripted TV with "Shake It Up):

· Disney Channel held Friday's Top 7 TV telecasts in Kids 2-11:

· Disney Channel held Friday's Top 8 TV telecasts in Kids 6-11:

· Disney Channel held Top 9 TV Telecasts in Tweens 9-14:

Source: NTI, US ratings, Live + Same Day, 8/17/12.