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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Disney Channel Greenlights Twins Comedy Series Starring Olivia Holt

[Via hollywoodreporter.com...]

The pickup of multicamera sitcom "I Didn't Do It," co-starring newcomer Austin North, comes one day after "Girl Meets World" series order. 

One day after greenlighting Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World to series, Disney Channel has ordered a half-hour comedy led by Kickin' It breakout Olivia Holt, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

I Didn't Do It, co-starring Holt and newcomer Austin North, follows competitive fraternal twins Lindy (Holt) and Logan Watson (North), who with their best friends navigate freshman year of high school. Each episode kicks off with a "What just happened?" situation, which breaks off into Lindy's and Logan's own versions of the event. The multicamera comedy will employ flashbacks to fill out the twins' stories.

Production will begin later this summer in Los Angeles, with an eye toward a 2014 debut on Disney Channel.

"We are looking forward to presenting our viewers with the humor, friendship and unexpected plot twists this unique sitcom offers by beginning each episode with the end of the story," said Adam Bonnett, executive vp original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide. "We have assembled a top-notch creative team and cast of talented young actors with incredible comedic chemistry who already feel like they have been close friends since childhood."

Also starring in I Didn't Do It is Piper Curda (A.N.T. Farm), Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) and Peyton Clark. (THR debuts a first look at the cast below.) Tod Himmel (90210, The Starter Wife), who serves as executive producer, and Joseph Silverstein (So Random), supervising producer, co-created the series. Judd Pillot (According to Jim) is also executive producing.

 The news comes after the kids-targeted cable network added Girl Meets World to its slate and opted to wrap up veteran Bridgit Mendler's sitcom Good Luck Charlie after four seasons.

Actress-singer Holt, who plays Kim on the martial arts-inspired Kickin' It, is no stranger to the Disney family, having also starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Girl vs. Monster. She won a Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song for "Had Me @ Hello." Holt is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young. North is repped by Coast to Coast and Curtis Talent.