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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Friday May 31
A.N.T Farm “trANTsferred”
Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, Angus and Lexi all audition for an exclusive and prestigious A.N.T. boarding school developed by billionaire and former child prodigy, Zoltan Grundy (Dominic Burgess).

Sunday June 2
Good Luck Charlie “Rock Enroll”
Teddy struggles with applications for college and she dreams that she is in different times in the past. Meanwhile, Gabe faces his old teacher. Elsewhere, Bob recieves an old rock look.

Sunday June 2
Austin & Ally “Solos & Stray Kitties”
Ally decides to continue her career, and joins a band known as the Stray Kitties. However, it is a goth band, so Ally has to change who she is and become a goth. She’s mostly fine with this change, but Austin, Trish, and Dez are against it, so she decides to quit the band, however they offer her a solo.

Sunday June 2
Shake It Up “Brain It Up”
When Rocky is removed from her honors classes and CeCe is put in Rocky's honor's classes, they start to see school life in each others feet. They decide the best possible way to settle it is with a dance-off.

Disney Launch DisneyMusicStore.com

Disney have launched a Disney Music Store (DisneyMusicStore.com) which allow fans to download their favourite Disney music in a safe environment. The Disney music store includes music from your favourite Disney shows and artists which include Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler and R5, as well as Disney Channel hits from shows Shake It Up and Austin & Ally. Disney music gift cards are also available for purchase.

Dove Cameron Records the 'Liv & Maddie' Theme Song

Dove Cameron, the 17-year-old upcoming Disney Channel star who will star in Disney Channel’s new series “Liv & Maddie” posted the news on her official twitter page (@DoveCameron) that Liv & Maddie now officially has a theme song which she recorded. Along with a photo she tweeted:

10 hours later: 'Liv and Maddie' officially has a theme song. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Disney Channel Original Movie: 'Building a Better Boy' Casting Details

On the Brink Productions in association with RCR Pictures are currently gearing up to begin production on the Disney Channel Original Movie "Building a Better Boy". The Casting Society of America ARTIOS Award nominated casting directors for the movie are auditioning talent for the starring, co-starring, and supporting roles. Several teen roles are being cast as well as adult roles. The extras and stand-ins will be cast closer to the start of filming in late July, 2013. Shooting will take place in Toronto. "Building a Better Boy" centers on a group of teenage geniuses who hijack an android prototype from their father's lab and program it to be the world's most perfect boyfriend, unaware that it's armed with a nuclear weapon.

The story follows Gabby and Kat who are a pair of super-smart high school students, two best friends who can’t scare up a date between them, probably because they scare boys off. After they conspire with Kat’s brother Bart to hijack their father’s latest piece of research and program an android prototype into becoming the World’s Most Perfect Boyfriend, Kat has a new beau for herself, a 17 year old dreamboat named Albert who is thoughtful, athletic, caring, smart, doting, charming, loveable – and armed with a nuclear weapon that could go off at any second if Kat pushes the wrong button. Weird Science meets Real Genius.

Casting Call For New Disney Channel Game Show 'Win, Lose or Draw'

Disney Channel has announced open casting calls for their upcoming kids version of the game show “Win, Lose or Draw”. They are looking for kid teams comprising of two members each. The two member team must be between 11 and 17 years of age, be best friends, family members, cousins, or know each other.

Casting calls will be conducted on the following dates:

Date: June 15th, 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Raging Waters 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773

Date: June 16th, 2013
Time: 11am to 3pm
Location: Lucky Strike Hollywood 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Date: June 22nd, 2013
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Boomers Irvine 3405 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Date: June 29th, 2013
Time: 11am to 3pmLocation: Boomers San Diego 6999 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Monday, May 20, 2013

'Star Wars Rebels' Pilot To Launch On Disney Channel

[Via EW.com...]

Star Wars Rebels, a one-hour animated pilot already in production at Lucasfilm, is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2014 on the Disney Channel before the new brand leaps to Disney XD for the ongoing series, according to Lucasfilm sources.

The series will mine material from the 19 years that follow Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and precede the Episode IV: A New Hope. In other words, using the life of the Skywalker twins as a measure, the series will be active in the story years that come after their separation as newborns and before their (unwitting) reunion on the prison level of the Death Star.

No word on whether the show will feature Darth Vader (who would be in the Empire’s power consolidation years and earning his reputation) or even pull in a character like Han Solo, the smuggler and cynic who becomes an unlikely freedom fighter when he opts to stand with his friends against cosmic odds. The title of the show is vaguely phrased in a way that any rebel — even a Boba Fett or Ahsoka Tano might qualify as a title character merely by walking an outsider’s path.

The series has three executive producers: Dave Filoni, the point man on The Clone Wars animated series that launched in 2008; screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, who has a flair for tonal rewiring and energizing familiar brands with new edge (e.g.: X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes); and Greg Weisman, whose credits include well-regarded work on Young Justice and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

A press release that was being readied Monday morning included a quote from Kathy Kennedy, the hand-picked successor of George Lucas as Lucasfilm president as well as an elite producer (Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List) since the 1980s. “I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” Kennedy stated in the release. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel, and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”

Kennedy, who has brought a new vigor and decisiveness to Lucasfilm in-house culture that (a bit like Obi Wan Kenobi out in the lonely desert) seemed to forget some its fiery rebel heritage as the dust of passing seasons gathered.

Kennedy shocked some observers when she jettisoned a well-underway Lucasfilm initiative to re-release the prequel trilogy in 3-D. The decision was not cheap but allowed her to turn all engines toward the shared horizon: new Star Wars stories that incorporate the characters most familiar to fans that sat down in the dark in those Jedi summers between 1977-1983. The centerpiece of the new focus is the third trilogy, with a first installment expected in 2015 or 2016 and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The new venture will put considerable pressure on the creative team. The animation process is not a fast one, although it it was not clear Monday how long Filoni and his colleagues have been working on the new show. For the fans who see Kennedy’s priorities as a new hope for the Jedi universe as entertainment, the news of Star Wars Rebels might bring to mind an exchange from 1977 space epic with a now-relevant pun: The Rebellion could really use a good pilot…

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Casting For New Upcoming Canadian Teen Sitcom - "Some Assembly Required"

[Via somecastingrequired.com...]

Are you a Canadian teen actor looking to be a star? We’re casting for a brand new YTV show that’s set to start filming in Vancouver, BC this summer. If you’ve got a knack for comedy and are interested in submitting an audition video – we want to hear from you!

What’s the show about? Well, when 14-year-old Jarvis Raines’ house is nearly destroyed on Christmas morning by a defective toy, he sues the company and ends up owning it. His first act as CEO is to fire the existing staff and replace it with kids from his high school — each with a valuable skill. Though this group would not normally be friends, they must work together and get to know each other better as they run the world’s first teen-owned game company. Some Assembly Required is the latest project from the producers of Mr. Young , ANT Farm and The Suite Life on Deck and will be coming to YTV in early 2014.

Casting is now open (closing June 7th), so go to the Audition page to find out how to apply. Good luck!

Ross Lynch & Laura Marano Magic of Healthy Living - Try It Commercial

Ross Lynch and Laura Marano stars of Disney Channel's Austin & Ally are featured in the latest Disney Magic of Heathly Living commercial - an initiative designed to partner with parents in their quest to raise healthy, happy kids. The program provides kids and families with engaging content, useful tools and unique experiences to help make healthier lifestyles simple and fun. In the commercial the stars visit Daphne Oz from ABC’s “The Chew” to learn about sweet potato fries.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Disney Channel 2013 Summer Promo

Disney Channel have released the official promo to advertise this year's Disney Channel Summer. The season includes all new episodes of Good Luck Charlie, Austin & Ally, A.N.T. Farm, JESSIE, Shake It Up, Dog With A Blog, the bigscreen kidpic Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer and the DCOM Teen Beach Movie.

Disney Channel Pulls the JESSIE Episode: “Quitting Cold Koala” From It's Schedule

Disney Channel has pulled last nights (May 17) new episode of JESSIE titled “Quitting Cold Koala” over “references to gluten restrictions in the character’s diet”, according to a post on the channel’s official Facebook page. The full message reads:

To our viewers, we received your feedback about tonight’s “Jessie” episode which some of you accessed early on Video-on-Demand. We are removing this particular episode from our regular programming schedule and will re-evaluate its references to gluten restrictions in the character’s diet. Please accept our apologies for the upset this episode caused you and your family. We value your feedback and thank you for watching Disney Channel.

A.N.T. Farm Wraps Filming Season 3

Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm has completed production of Season 3 (which is set to air on TV on May 31). Stefanie Scott who plays the character Lexi Reed on the show tweeted on her official twitter page (@StefanieScott):

It's the last day of taping Season 3 so it's going to be a Big Day!

I have to run - and get ready for the Last Live Taping of love you all

We may have had tears in our eyes, but I'm so happy and thankful for these past three years.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bridgit Mendler Sings 'Hurricane' In An Episode of 'Violetta' Season 2

Bridgit Mendler performs her latest single 'Hurricane' during episode 11 of Disney Channel Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)'s season 2 production of Violetta. The series tells the story of a talented teenage girl, who lives in Europe for several years and goes back to Buenos Aires, her home town. There, she finds true friends, love, and her calling for music, as she goes through the wonderful experience of growing up.

Bridgit Mendler filmed the scenes during her visit to Argentina in January 2013.

Kelli Berglund To Guest Star On “Kickin’ It”

Kelli Berglund of Disney XD's Lab Rats is set to guest star on Disney XD's Kickin' It in an episode titled "The New Girl". Kelli Berglund tweeted a photo of her script on her official twitter page (@kelliberglund):

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Disney Channel auditions underway for hit series 'Dog with a Blog' Season 2

It's a Laugh Productions is now in production on the second season of the hit comedy series Dog with a Blog and the Disney casting director for the show is auditioning talent for guest starring, recurring, and day player roles. Extras are being hired throughout the season.

Audition / Casting information can be found here

Dog With A Blog Begins Production on Season 2

Dog With A Blog has begun production on it's second season. Blake Michael star of the Disney Channel original series tweeted the news on May 13, on his official twitter page (@BlakeMichael14):

Season 2 … Dog With a Blog…. First day back on set! Havin a blast

First day back! Season two baby!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ross Lynch Disney Channel UK Promo Shoot Behind the Scenes

Here's a behind the scenes look at Ross Lynch's promo photo shoot for Disney Channel UK for Austin & Ally and Teen Beach Movie.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Heather Locklear's Daughter Ava Sambora Guest Stars in "Good Luck Charlie"

[Via people.com...]

Ava Sambora
Like mother, like daughter.

Following Ava Sambora's acting debut in Judd Apatow's This Is 40, Heather Locklear's only child filmed a guest-starring role in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie.

In the episode, Ava, 15 – whose dad is Richie Sambora – plays Charlie Duncan 10 years into the future.

The show revolves around the Denver, Colo.-based Duncan family, who try to adjust to the births of their fourth and fifth children.

Of working on the episode, which is slated to premiere this summer, Ava tells PEOPLE: "[It] was amazing and also extremely fun. Everyone on set was so sweet and super funny. It was just over all a really great experience and I had a great time."

“A.N.T. Farm” Season 3 Promo: Premieres Friday, May 31 With One-Hour Special

Disney Channel have released the first official promo for the A.N.T Farm Season 3 premiere. The hit comedy series for kids and tweens, premieres FRIDAY, MAY 31 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel with a special one-hour episode. Starring China Anne McClain, the new season follows musical prodigy Chyna Parks and her friends, Olive Doyle, Fletcher Quimby and Angus Chestnut, as well as cheerleader Lexi Reed, who reveals her own prodigious talent, as they move away from home to attend a prestigious A.N.T. (Advanced Natural Talents) boarding school. The episode features the new original song “Stars Aligning,” performed by Hollywood Records recording artist McClain.

In the premiere episode, the ANTs are excited when billionaire former child prodigy, Zoltan Grundy, announces the opportunity for Webster High students to audition and attend his exclusive A.N.T. boarding school. Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, Angus and Lexi all audition for the new school, but soon after, Chyna is heartbroken when she discovers she didn’t make the final cut.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Disney Gets That Kids Want To Curl Up With Their TV

[Via forbes.com...]

Anne Sweeney
In the constantly changing technological landscape, TV companies have to decide how easily they want to make it for viewers to watch their shows. Do they stick with the traditional model of premiering shows on networks and later repackaging them on DVD and online? Or do they try to make the shows as widely available as possible even if it risks fewer people watching the shows on TV … where the advertisers are.

At Forbes’ Power Redefined Women’s Summit on Thursday, Disney Media Networks Co-Chair Anne Sweeney spoke about the fact that Disney now streams its live content on tablets and mobile phones through the Disney WATCH app which lets kids watch shows like Doc McStuffins and Phineas and Ferb online with an authenticated connection.

“We believe media is becoming more personal because you can hold it in your hand,” said Sweeney who was speaking on a panel about the new dynamics of connectivity along with Gayle King, Google ‘s Susan Wojcicki and The Muse co-founder Kathryn Minshew.

Sweeney recalled when the company was testing the WATCH app and she saw  two little children curled up together on the couch watching Disney even though there was a big TV in the room. She realized that kids liked the intimacy of watching their shows in such a cozy way.

Disney is embracing the changing relationship with its customers by making the company’s content as accessible as possible. (Although not every cable company has yet signed on to WATCH.) It’s not hurting the company’s bottom line. For the first six months of the year Disney reported $10 billion in revenue from the company’s media networks, up from $9.4 billion for the same time period last year.

Sweeney and her fellow panelists also talked about how technology is helping, or hurting, our ability to connect. King, who admits she struggles with technology, said that she prefers face to face interaction but she appreciates the fact that Skype lets her talk to her son who is living in Asia.

Wojcicki pointed out that the Internet helps people who are dealing with illnesses or other problems connect with similar people all around the world and gain the power of a supportive community. They all agreed that we’re only going to get more connected through technology but the challenge is going to be getting out of our little bubbles to find new things to like.

Adam Bonnett Promoted at Disney Channels Worldwide

[Via hollywoodreporter.com...]

The former THR Next Gen member will now serve in the newly created role as exec vp original programming.

Disney Channels Worldwide is promoting Adam Bonnett.

A former member of The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen class of executives under 35 has been tapped executive vp original programming following a record-setting year of ratings.

In the newly created role, Bonnett will continue to oversee all live-action development and current original series and movies for Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as casting and talent relations for both channels.

"Adam is an extraordinarily talented executive who brilliantly blends great storytelling with great comedy and in doing so, has helped create the No. 1 kids network on television," said Disney Channels Worldwide president and COO Gary Marsh, to whom Bonnett will report. "His instinct for finding and developing the nucleus of what makes great kid and family programming is unrivaled."

 Under Bonnett's ledership, Disney Channel has scored the top five live-action TV series among kids 6-11 in 2012 -- Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Shake It Up, Austin & Ally and A.N.T. Farm. Bonnett also developed Disney Channel's newest entry, Dog With a Blog and the upcoming Liv and Maddie, among other original movies.

Bonnett joined Disney Channel in 1997 and has developed series including Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, among countless others.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Tim LaGasse lends a hand on Disney XD’s hit ‘Crash & Bernstein’

[Via nydailynews.com...]

Comes back for second season to play the loud and rude adolescent pal of Cole Jenson's Wyatt

Tim Lagasse and Crash meet with the press on the Disney set in L.A.

Tim LaGasse was a high school student in New Haven when he learned it was possible to get a college degree in puppetry.

“I said, ‘Wait, that’s a job?’ ” recalls Lagasse. “And then everyone in my family spent the next two years trying to talk me out of it.

“My dad to this day is baffled that I’ve been making a living at it for 20 years.”
Those years have included stints with puppet projects as prestigious as the Muppets and “Sesame Street.”

They have also, in the earlier years, included putting on a bear costume and delivering singing telegrams.

That’s not a bad memory.

“It’s good training,” Lagasse says. “You learn to be entertaining and leave. That was particularly useful at children’s parties, which I also did a lot of. The most important skill is knowing when to leave.”

At the moment that’s less of an issue. Lagasse today is the voice and puppeteer for Crash, the co-star of the Disney XD show “Crash & Bernstein,” which launched in October and airs Mondays at 8:30 p.m.

It just got picked up for a second year, which is good news and also a tribute to Crash's resilience.

“He’s lost his head, he’s been trampled,” says Lagasse. “Bad things happen to him all the time. Fortunately, he’s a puppet, and you can do anything to a puppet.”

That also works the other way. Crash can do almost anything to the people around him, though most of his assaults are verbal.

He was brought into the world at the Build-a-Bestie craft store by 12-year-old Wyatt Bernstein (Cole Jenson), to be the brother Wyatt never had.

He has minimal social graces and no filters, traits Wyatt obviously finds welcome and Lagasse says he cherishes.

“He’s loud and rude,” says Lagasse. “Exactly what every 12-year-old boy wants to be.

“I’m 40 and I can say things that 4-year-olds would say.”

At first, Lagasse admits, no one was sure how “Crash & Bernstein” would play out.

“After Eric Friedman created it, we didn’t know exactly where it was going,” he says. “We’re still learning. But Disney knows what it’s doing. It does all this stuff incredibly well.”

The success of “Crash” has rearranged his life somewhat. “I liked to build puppets,” he says. “I haven’t had as much time for that and I miss it.”

But a steady sitcom is a good consolation prize. Probably even better than delivering singing telegrams in a bear suit, though Lagasse says those days were full of good life lessons.

“You also learned not to be self-conscious,” he says, holding up Crash and noting how, at this point, everyone under 10 would ignore him completely and talk only to the puppet.

“As long as someone’s laughing, I’m happy.”

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Disney Channel PR Launch Their Official Instagram Account

Disney Channel PR, the official communication from Disney Channel Media Relations (representing Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior & Radio Disney) announced yesterday (May 4) the launch of their official Instagram account (instagram.com/disneychannelpr).

On the official DisneyChannelPR twitter page (@DisneyChannelPR) they tweeted:

What a great day to launch our Instagram! Could Mickey and Minnie be any cuter!?

Disney Stars Celebrate “May the Fourth Be With You” Day with Children’s Hospital LA

Happy “May the Fourth Be With You” day!

To celebrate the Star Wars inspired day, all your favorite Disney Channel and Disney XD stars, Star Wars characters, and even Mickey & Minnie Mouse paid a visit to Children’s Hospital L.A.

Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson, Blake Michael, Kelli Berglund, Aedin Mincks, Sierra McCormick, Francesca Capaldi, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Stefanie Scott, and Jake Short all signed autographs for the kids and it looks like they had some fun with lightsabers too.

Bradley Steven Perry 365 - Magic Kingdom Theme Park

In March Bradley Steven Perry, who stars as Gabe Duncan, in Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie travelled to the Magic Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida to film a promo for Disney Channel 365 - a news segment that airs during commercial breaks on Disney Channel.

In the video below Bradley Steven Perry talks with author Ridley Pearson of the Kingdom Keepers series.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Disney Channel’s Bella Thorne Stuck With Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore In ‘Blended’

[Via deadline.com...]

EXCLUSIVE: Disney Channel star Bella Thorne has joined the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore comedy Blended. The Warner Bros rom-com revolves around the parties to a particularly lousy blind date who — each with their kids from a previous marriage — find themselves stuck together in a resort for families. Despite everything they can do to resist, the attraction grows between the two, and their kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Thorne, repped by WME, KLWGN, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman, will play Sandler’s daughter. Blended is set to open May 23, 2014. Sandler’s Happy Madison and Mike Karz’s Gulfstream Pictures will produce, and Frank Coraci is aboard to direct.

Thorne stars on the hit teen sitcom Shake It Up, which is in its third season on Disney Channel. The 15-year-old also is signed to Disney’s Hollywood Records and has a three-book deal with Random House.


Bella Thorne additionally tweeted on her official twitter page (bellathorne):

Thank you Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Frank Coraci, and WB for giving me the opportunity to work with such funny, talented actors. I know I am learning from the best.

Disney Channel May 2013 Programming Highlights

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]

May 2013 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*

Friday, May 3
8:30 p.m. Jessie “All the Knight Moves”
 When Jessie discovers Zuri is a chess prodigy, she encourages her to compete in a renowned chess competition. Meanwhile, Luke and Emma suspect Bertram was a jewel thief before becoming a butler.

Sunday, May 5
7:30 p.m. Good Luck Charlie “Doppel Date”
 When Spencer calls Teddy from college to tell her he is going on a date, she decides it’s time to move on from him. Meanwhile, Bob tries to trick Amy into loving the new couch he bought against her wishes, but the plan backfires when she loves it too much she stops taking care of the house. Also, PJ has a tough first day at cooking school when his teacher takes an instant dislike to him.

8:00 p.m. Dog With A Blog “Crimes of the Art” 
When Tyler enters the same art competition as Avery, Avery accuses him of only doing it for the money. However, when Avery accidentally breaks Tyler’s sculpture, she realizes just how much his work really means to him.

8:30 p.m. Austin & Ally “Couples & Careers”
 When Austin & Ally decide to become an “official couple,” they agree to separate their professional relationship from their personal relationship. This is much easier said than done when their dating ultimately impacts their song writing.

Sunday, May 12
7:30 p.m. Good Luck Charlie “Demolition Dabney”
As part of her Mama Bird segment for “Good Morning Denver,” Amy decides to film Teddy’s upcoming alumni interview for her Yale application. Unfortunately, she gets over-involved and makes the whole interview about herself. Meanwhile, Gabe enlists PJ to help distract Mrs. Dabney so he can hang out with her granddaughter who he has a crush on.

8:00 p.m. Dog With A Blog “Avery’s First Crush”
 When Avery has her first crush on a boy, who happens to idolize Tyler, she enlists Tyler and Nikki to help her spend more time with her crush. Tyler in turn, looks to Avery to help him get closer to Nikki.

9:00 p.m. Shake It Up “In the Bag it Up” 
Rocky, CeCe and Tinka split the cost of renting a designer purse, each thinking it will help them achieve separate goals, but the bag soon proves to be worth more trouble than its price tag. Meanwhile, Deuce and his dad (George Lopez) are all set to win the father-son bowling tournament again this year, until they find out that a mother-daughter team has joined the league — Dina and her mom.
Guest starring George Lopez

Friday, May 17
8:30 p.m. Jessie “Quitting Cold Koala”
 Luke decides that it’s time to give up Kenny his stuffed koala, so he tries to spend one night without Kenny and gives him to Jessie to take care of. When Kenny is accidentally damaged overnight, Stuart performs emergency “surgery” to put him back together again.

Sunday, May 19
7:30 p.m. Good Luck Charlie “Go Teddy!”
After learning the big cheer competition will be held in Hawaii, Teddy decides to join Kelsey on the cheerleading squad. Despite her best efforts, Teddy bombs her cheer tryout and has to beg the coach to give her another chance. Meanwhile, Amy asks Gabe and PJ to take Toby to park, under the condition that they not repeat the same mistakes they made with Charlie.

8:30 p.m. Austin & Ally “Spas & Spices”
 Trish gets a job at a spa and invites Ally for some treatments before an upcoming photo shoot. Meanwhile, Austin agrees to pick up Ally’s necklace for her, but things go awry when he drops it in a pot of chili that Dez is entering in a chili cook-off.

Friday, May 31
8:00 p.m. A.N.T. Farm “trANTsferred” 
Chyna, Olive, Fletcher, Angus and Lexi all audition for an exclusive and prestigious A.N.T. boarding school developed by billionaire and former child prodigy, Zoltan Grundy (Dominic Burgess). Recurring is Dominic Burgess

Disney Replay Ratings (Even Stevens & Lizzie McGuire)

Disney Channel recently launched its version of ”Throwback Thursday” which is officially titled 'Disney Replay' in which the network airs old episodes of favourite Disney Channel shows at midnight from the past 10 years.

The Even Stevens episode “Influenza: The Musical” which aired on April 18, gained 1.5+ million viewers and the two back-to-back episodes of Lizzie McGuire “Between a Rock and a Bra Place” and “Gordo’s Bar Mitzvah” scored 1.065 million & 956,000 viewers on April 25.

Bop & Tiger Beat Exclusive Q&A with Jessie’s Karan Brar!

[Via bopandtigerbeat.com...]

We love all of the characters on Disney Channel’s hit show Jessie, so we were super pumped when we got the chance to have Karan Brar, who plays Ravi, answer a few questions. Check out our EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Karan below!

BOP&TB: Tell us a little bit about your character, Ravi, on Jessie.
Karan Brar: Ravi came to America about a year ago, so he has his own way of living and his own style. Since he didn’t grow up on the U.S., he acts completely different than every one else and as everyone can see, Ravi is one of those people that isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

BOP&TB: What do you enjoy most about playing Ravi?
Karan Brar: What I enjoy most about playing Ravi is that he is always doing wacky, goofy things!

BOP&TB: How are you similar or different from your character in real life?
Karan Brar: We are similar cause we aren’t afraid to be ourselves around others, and we are different because I don’t freak out as much as Ravi does in bad situations!

BOP&TB: Is it difficult for you to have to change your accent on the show?
Karan Brar: It’s actually not that hard. The hard part was learning the accent!

BOP&TB: What is it like working with all of the animals on set (lizards, bunnies)?
Karan Brar: Working with the lizard, Frank, is SO cool! But it’s a little scary since he has razor sharp teeth!

BOP&TB: What are some pranks you guys pull on each other on set?
Karan Brar: We pull all sorts of pranks! Sometimes we record each other doing the chicken dance behind someone when they are not paying attention. It’s SO much fun!

BOP&TB: What is it like having Debby Ryan as your nanny on the show?
Karan Brar: It’s really cool! Off set, Debby is like a sister to us, and when she plays our nanny on the show it’s really fun too!

BOP&TB: What do you and the rest of the cast do outside of filming together?
Karan Brar: We do all sorts of stuff! Sometimes we go laser tagging or to an amusement park.

BOP&TB: What are some there any funny/crazy stories that you and the cast have together?
Karan Brar: One time Debby, Cameron and I were dressed as zombies for an episode, and Debby had recently gifted us with a marshmallow blaster, so we went to the set of A.N.T. Farm to scare China and the rest of the A.N.T. Farm cast! We pelted them with marshmallows, but at the end we had to clean it all up!

BOP&TB: What is one of your favorite memories from being on Jessie?
Karan Brar: One of my favorite memories from Jessie is when Cameron and I were supposed to be freezing cold, so hair and makeup put fake ice crystals on our faces and in our hair, it was really cool!

BOP&TB: If you could choose someone to guest star on Jessie, who would it be? Why?
I think it would be cool for Selena Gomez to guest star in an episode because we know Ravi has a crush on her!

Disney Channel Stars Share Their Secrets Before Filming On Set

[Via fanlala.com...]

Ross Lynch, Bella Thorne, Calum Worthy, Cameron Boyce, Jake Short, Madison Pettis, Landry Bender, Sammi Hanratty, & Olivia Holt give us their secrets on what they do to prepare/warm up before they shoot on set! Check out all your FAV stars on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards.