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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Disney Channel to Premiere Third Season of Top Rated Dance Sitcom 'Shake it Up' on Sunday, October 14

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]


-- Tyra Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro and Leo Howard to Guest Star -- 

-- "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off" Winner to Perform -- 

The third season of the dance-driven, buddy comedy "Shake It Up," the #1 live-action TV series in its time period to date among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, will premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The new season finds Rocky and CeCe trying to keep their dance careers alive after the "Shake It Up Chicago" set is ruined; and includes guest stars Tyra Banks, reprising her role as the librarian, Alfonso Ribeiro and Disney XD's Leo Howard; and a special performance by the grand-prize winner of "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off 2012," Disney's popular talent competition exclusively for kids and tweens.

To date, "Shake It Up" is the #1 series on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and this summer's three-part event, "Shake It Up: Made In Japan" (8/17/12), delivered season highs in Total Viewers (5.28 million), Kids 2-11 (3.23 million/7.8 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.75 million/11.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.46 million/10.2 rating), making it the series' #2 telecast of all time in the target demographics.

Executive produced by Rob Lotterstein ("The War at Home," "Ellen") and Eileen Conn ("Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me!"), "Shake It Up" stars Zendaya and Bella Thorne as Rocky Blue and CeCe Jones, Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones, Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue, Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez and Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer. Recurring are Anita Barone as Georgia Jones and Ainsley Bailey as Dina Garcia.   

New episodes of "Shake It Up" air Sundays at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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.

Clevvertv has an exclusive special clip for the Season 3 Premiere.

Video Transcript:

Shake It Up is set for its season-3 debut this weekend and we've got a special clip to share with you fans. To bring you up to speed on the Disney Channel show, the premiere episode is titled Fire It Up and it all goes down after a fire destroyed the Shake It Up, Chicago set... in fact, CeCe is so incredibly worried that she might be to blame, possibly leaving her curling iron on, so she's got to decide if she's going to tell the detective, who just so happens to be dating her mom. Plus, in this exclusive image to ClevverTV, we get to see that Tinka is trying to become BFFs with Rocky and CeCE since Gunther returns home and she's flying solo. And now, here's a cool clip from season-3!

Alright, so leave a comment below on what you're most looking forward to with the season-3 premiere. It's on the Disney Channel Sunday, October 14 at 9pm eastern pacific. I'm Dana Ward -- thanks for tuning in, bye!

Production stills from the episode 'Fire It Up' can be viewed below: