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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

'Boy Meets World' spin-off: Meet Cory and Topanga's daughter -- EXCLUSIVE

[Via EW.com...]


Boy Meets World fans, meet your Girl: EW has exclusively learned that 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard will play the daughter of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) in the Disney Channel spin-off of Boy Meets World, titled Girl Meets World.

The Los Angeles-based actress — with credits in Spy Kids: All the Time in World in 4D and The Back-up Plan — was just notified tonight that she’d be playing the part of Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley Matthews after a nationwide casting search.

“As soon as Rowan walked into the room, I was reminded of why Ben Savage was loved as Cory Matthews,” says Michael Jacobs, who’s producing the Girl Meets World pilot. “Rowan is real and accessible and I am hopeful this girl is about to meet a world that will love growing up with her as well.”

It should be stressed, however, that the return to World is still a ways away: The pilot for Girl Meets World is set to begin production next month. If it gets greenlit to series (which is all but assured), expect this Girl to find her place on Disney Channel’s 2013-14 schedule.

Bridgit Mendler on First Album and Last Season of "Good Luck Charlie"

In an interview with FUSE, Bridgit Mendler talks about her debut album, "Hello My Name Is..." and her hit Disney Channel show Good Luck Charlie which is filming its last season through the summer.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bridgit Mendler Arrives in Argentina To Work On Disney Channel's "Violetta"


Bridgit Mendler, star of Disney Channels hit series Good Luck Charlie, has arrived in Argentina to work on season 2 of the Disney Channel series "Violetta." It has been confirmed exclusively to DisneyChannelEARS by Electra Formosa, a stylist for Disney Channel who is working on the fashion for "Violetta" that Bridgit Mendler will be working on the show (rumoured she'll be making a cameo appearance on the show), yet her role is still to be confirmed.

Bridgit Mendler tweeted on January 27, on her official twitter page (@bridgitmendler):

Hello Argentina! I'm here!


She also tweeted today (January 28):

Hanging with my friend Martina from Violetta today!


The show, Violetta is a co-production by Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in collaboration with Argentine production company Pol-ka. The series is a combination of comedy, drama and romance, starring an international cast, including Argentine actress Martina Stoessel as 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. Disney Channel's new series is completely filmed in HD, and has spectacular sets and a strong musical component within its plot.
The trailer for Violetta with English subtitles can be viewed below. More information about the show can be found on the official Violetta website

The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex Full Length Trailer

Disney Channel have released a full length TV trailer for the upcoming Wizards of Waverley Place special event: The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex. The special episode premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 15 and the full Disney Channel Press Release can be read here.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Disney Channel Programming Highlights February 2013


[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]

February 2013 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*

Friday, February 1
Original Series – Episode Premiere
A.N.T. Farm "influANTces"
(8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Chyna and the ANTs are tasked with creating a special project for Black History Month. As Chyna struggles to write a song for her presentation, she decides to lock herself in a recording booth until she comes up with a great song. After accidentally falling asleep, Chyna takes a dream journey back in time where she becomes famous African American music icons from the past, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Janet Jackson. Using her dream as inspiration, Chyna writes a new version of the "A.N.T. Farm" theme song, "Exceptional," with lyrics that pay tribute to the great women who came before her.
TV-G

Friday, February 1
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Jessie "Teacher’s Pest"
(8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
Zuri is having problems with a teacher (Cheri Oteri) at school, so, Jessie decides to volunteer in her classroom so she can assess the situation. Meanwhile, after Ravi finds out Mr. Kipling is in fact Mrs. Kipling, he struggles with his feelings over having a girl best friend.
Guest Starring Cheri Oteri
TV-G

Friday, February 15
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Jessie "Jessie’s Big Break"
(8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
Guest Stars: Maia Mitchell, John DeLuca
Jessie gets her big break as a stunt double to popular Australian actress Shaylee Michaels (Maia Mitchell) and the two become fast friends.  But chaos ensues when the movie’s director and Shaylee’s boyfriend, MCD (John DeLuca), asks Jessie out on a date. Meanwhile, Emma helps sneak Zuri’s pet zebra into the penthouse.
Guest Starring Maia Mitchell, John DeLuca
TV-G

Sunday, February 17
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Dog With a Blog "Stan Stops Talking"
(8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
Stan refuses to talk, leaving the kids puzzled trying to figure out why.
TV-G

Sunday, February 17
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Austin & Ally "Campers & Complications"
(8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
When Ally’s old summer camp friend Elliott comes to town to pay a visit, he and Ally spend a lot of time catching up and reminiscing about the past. Though Austin is now dating Kira, he suddenly finds himself jealous of Ally’s friendship with Elliott.
TV-G  

Sunday, February 17
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Shake It Up "Ty It Up"
(9:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
CeCe and Rocky must re-audition for Shake It Up, Chicago. While CeCe is incredibly nervous and tries to get on the good side of the new host, Lance, Rocky is confident they won't have a problem getting back on the show.
TV-G 

Sunday, February 24
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Dog With a Blog "Dog Loses Girl"
(8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT)
Bennett and Ellen go out and leave Tyler to watch Chloe, Tyler in turn leaves Chloe with Avery in order to go on a date with Nikki. Avery then enlists Stan to keep an eye on Chloe when she leaves for a short period but when she gets back, Stan is asleep and Chloe is gone!
TV-G

Sunday, February 24
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Austin & Ally "Chapters & Choices"
(8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT)
When Ally’s mom comes home to host a book release party, Ally works up the courage to finally conquer her stage fright and performs a duet with Austin at the event.
TV-G  

Sunday, February 24
Original Series – Episode Premiere
Shake It Up "My Fair Librarian It Up"
(9:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
CeCe and Rocky help Miss Burke win over the heart of her crush, Mr. Zigfeld, while Logan, Ty and Deuce help Flynn build a soapbox car.
Guest starring Tyra Banks as Miss Burke, Alfonso Ribeiro as Mr. Zigfeld, Leo Howard as Logan and Carly Rae Jepsen as herself. Alfonso Ribeiro directs
TV-G  

'Lab Rats' Returns For Season 2 On...

[Via family-room.ew.com...]



The second season of Disney XD’s hit bionic comedy series Lab Rats will premiere on Monday Feb. 25  (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), EW has learned.  Expect a guest appearance from Madison Pettis (Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and a chance to watch Leo (Tyrel Jackson Williams) and his siblings, teen super-humans – Adam (Spencer Boldman), Bree (Kelli Berglund) and Chase (Billy Unger) – as they embark on critical missions with high stakes while learning more about each other and navigating everyday teenage life.

In the season premiere, “Speed Trapped,” Adam, Bree, and Chase sneak out to meet Marcus (Mateus Ward) in Davenport’s (Hal Sparks) new self-driving sports car. When Leo tries to stop them, his nemesis Marcus traps him inside the car and programs it to take him on a wild, high-speed ride bound for the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The premiere will also be available on iTunes, Microsoft Xbox and Amazon beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26.

And beginning Saturday, Feb. 9, DisneyXD.com will post “Lab Rats: Who Is Marcus?,” a short-form series that gives a sneak peek at Leo’s video logs, in which he’s trying to uncover the truth about Mission Creek High School’s creepiest new student.  Also, on the the same day as the premiere “Lab Rats: Leo’s Stealth Ops,” a new online game inspired by Tyrel Jackson Williams, will launch, along with behind-the-scenes videos.


The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex (Promo 2)

Disney Channel have released a second promotional video / TV spot for the upcoming Wizards of Waverley Place special event: The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex. The special episode premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 15 and the full Disney Channel Press Release can be read here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Russo Family Reunites in 'The Wizards Return: Alex Vs Alex', to Premiere March 15 on Disney Channel

[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]


Selena Gomez returns to executive-produce and star in one of Disney Channel's most successful series ever in the television event "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex," premiering FRIDAY, MARCH 15 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Starring Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Gregg Sulkin and Beau Mirchoff, the special is based on the multiple Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel original series "Wizards of Waverly Place," which, during its series run was TV's #1 series across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.

In "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex," the Russo family and friends travel 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 charming young wizard's 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.

To hone their magical skills, viewers can visit disneychannel.com/wizards which will feature a host of activities, including an enchanted Italian card game with a Russo twist, and a sweepstakes competition where viewers can enter to win fun prizes used during the making of "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex."

The multi-platform schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, MARCH 8
* Preview of "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex," available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of major affiliates including AT&T, Cablevision and Time Warner customers

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
* Disney Channel premiere of "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex"

TUESDAY, MARCH 19
* Download of "The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex" available on iTunes

"The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex" was written by Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio ("Wizards of Waverly Place") and Dan Berendsen (ABC Family's "Baby Daddy"). Selena Gomez, Cheung and Montanio and Dan Cross and David Hoge are the executive producers. It was directed by Victor Gonzalez ("Wizards of Waverly Place"). "Wizards of Waverly Place" was created by Todd J. Greenwald ("Hannah Montana") and is a production of It's a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" inspired "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie," which delivered 13.5 million Total Viewers, ranked as the #1 cable television movie of 2009 and is the #2 cable TV movie of all time (after "High School Musical 2"). The "Wizards of Waverly Place" series finale in January 2012 was the #1 cable TV telecast -- among all kids' programming -- in Total Viewers (11.3 million), and is TV's #1 scripted telecast among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, 2012 to-date.

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.



[Via justjaredjr.com...]

It’s here — check out the official album artwork for Shake It Up: I <3 Dance!

As mentioned before, Bella Thorne and Zendaya have many songs on the record — a total of four!

Available on March 5th, you can pre-order your copy now on Amazon.

Check out the full track listing below:

1. “Contagious Love” — Zendaya and Bella Thorne
2. “This Is My Dance Floor” — Bella Thorne and Zendaya
3. “Beat of My Drum” — Zendaya
4. “Blow the System” — Bella Thorne
5. “Afterparty” — Roshon Fegan and Caroline Sunshine
6. “Holla at the DJ” (The DJ Mike D Remix) — Coco Jones
7. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” — Olivia Holt
8. “Sharp as a Razor” — McClain Sisters
9. “Future Sounds Like Us” — Dove Cameron
10. “I Can Do Better” — Young LA
11. “Shake It Up Theme Song” (Cole Plante Reboot Remix) — Selena Gomez
12. “We’re Dancing” (Alex Ghenea 3.0 Remix) — Bridgit Mendler

Carly Rae Jepsen Set To 'Shake it Up'

[Via family-room.ew.com...]


The stars of Disney’s Shake it Up are ready to have a good time with singer Carly Rae Jepsen when she makes a guest appearance on the Feb. 24 episode. The pop star will play herself opposite series stars Bella Thorne and Zendaya (seen above with Jepsen), and she’ll perform her song “Sweetie” on the show’s show-within-a-show, Shake It Up, Chicago! In the episode, CeCe (Thorne) and Rocky (Zendaya) help Miss Burke (Tyra Banks) win over the heart of her crush, Mr. Zigfeld (Alfonso Ribeiro), while Logan, Ty and Deuce help Flynn build a soapbox car.

Take a look at another image from the episode after the jump:



Here Jepsen gets her pose on with Thorne.

“Good Luck Charlie” Season Finale Is #1 With Older Kids & Tweens, Leads Disney to #1 (Ratings for January 14-20)


[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]


Ratings Highlights January 14 – 20, 2013 – Final National Ratings


Disney Channel Levies Total Day Clean Sweep for 3rd Straight Week –
#1 Across All TV in Kids 2-11, 6-11 & Tweens; #1 Across Cable in Total Viewers
~ Pacing as January’s #1 Cable TV Network/TV Network Across All Target Demos
~Sunday’s All New “Good Luck Charlie” is the Week’s #1 TV Telecast in Kids 6-11/Tweens 

Disney Channel: Total Day and Prime Highlights

For the week of January 14, 2013, Disney Channel once again reigned over the kids’ TV landscape, delivering a clean sweep on a Total Day basis for the 3rd consecutive week, ranking as the #1 TV network across Kids 2-11 (955,000/2.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (620,000/2.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (560,000/2.4 rating) and as cable TV’s #1 network in Total Viewers (1.8 million). Moreover, in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, Disney Channel has ranked as TV’s #1 network on a weekly basis for 84 consecutive weeks. 
  • Competitively, Disney Channel towered over Nickelodeon by double digits for the 63rd consecutive week in Kids 6-11 (+52% – vs. 407,000), and the 65th week in a row in Tweens 9-14 (+95% – vs. 287,000), levying its 2nd-biggest competitive advantage ever over Nickelodeon in Tweens.
  • In Prime, Disney Channel extended its streak as the #1 cable TV network to 403 consecutive weeks in Kids 6-11 (1.1 million/4.5 rating – over 7 1/2 years) and to 139 consecutive weeks in Tweens 9-14 (952,000/4.0 rating – over 2 1/2 years), and placed a solid #2 in Total Viewers (2.5 million), outdelivering the #3 network, TBS, by a considerable 39% (vs. 1.8 million).
With one week remaining in January 2013, Disney Channel will rank as the month’s #1 most-watched cable TV network in Total Day in Total Viewers, and in major kid demos will be the #1 TV network for the 21st consecutive month in Kids 6-11 and for the 33rd in Tweens 9-14.
Overall, Disney Channel delivered the week’s Top 10 cable TV telecasts in Kids 6-11 and the Top 15 in Tweens 9-14 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Disney Channel UK Launch An Exclusive Competition For Facebook Fans


Disney Channel UK have launched an exclusive invitation for their Facebook fans to mark the premiere of a 1-hour special episode of A.N.T. Farm titled "chANTs of a Lifetime." The Disney Channel UK official facebook page is hosting exclusive LIVE quizzes, trivia, games, chat and competitions to enhance fans viewing experience during the show. The exclusive competition will also give you the chance of winning an iPod Touch or be one of five lucky fans who win a bonus goody bag at the end of the show.

[Via the official Disney Channel UK Facebook page...]


Disney Channel UK Facebook fans! We have an exclusive invitation for you! 

This Friday @ 4.40pm you can tune-in to the UK Premiere of A.N.T. Farm: chANTs of a Lifetime on Disney Channel and come here to our Facebook Page for loads of exclusive LIVE quizzes, trivia, games, chat and competitions to enhance your viewing experience during the show! 

PLUS if you're watching with us you can be one of the first to enter our exclusive competition to win an iPod Touch and could even be one of five lucky fans who win a bonus goody bag at the end of the show for you and your BFF! out! 

Click here to join the event and make sure YOU don't miss out on the fun! http://on.fb.me/V87Ioz


And:



Have you joined our LIVE Disney Channel Facebook event this Friday?

For the first time EVER we're giving you the chance to join in with LIVE chat, quizzes, trivia, giveaways and much more here on the Disney Channel UK Facebook page during the UK premiere of chANTs of a Lifetime this Friday @ 4.40pm!

Click here and get ready for the ultimate viewing experience with us! http://on.fb.me/V87Ioz


The A.N.T. Farm episode "chANTs of a Lifetime" will air on Friday 25, January at 4.40pm on Disney Channel UK. The official UK promo for the episode can be viewed below:

Selena Gomez Discusses The Upcoming Special The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex At The UNICEF Concert

In an interview with TWIST Magazine, at her UNICEF concert held over the weekend, Selena Gomez talks about the new upcoming Wizards of Waverly Place special "Alex vs. Alex" saying: "It's the best episode I've ever done. It was so much fun. I worked so much. I'm so happy with it!"

The full interview can be viewed below:

Saturday, January 19, 2013

'The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex': FIRST LOOK

[Via family-room.ew.com...]

A year after the last Wizards of Waverly Place episode aired, we get a first look at art from the one-hour reunion special airing this March, The Wizards Return: Alex vs Alex. The special will follow Selena Gomez’s Alex and the rest of the Russo family as they visit long-lost relatives in Tuscany. A spell goes wrong and splits Alex in two, resulting in an Evil Alex who wants to take over the world — and a Good Alex who must stop Evil Alex at any cost. The story leads to a climactic battle between Alex’s two selves atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pretty much all of that is referenced in the concept art below. And nothing screams evil like a Cruella De Vil-esque streak of white hair.


Last year’s Wizards series finale attracted 11.3 million total viewers, making it the number one cable kids’ telecast of all time. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie became the second most-watched cable TV movie of all time — after High School Musical 2 — when its premiere garnered 13.5 million total viewers in 2009.

And:

[Via eonline.com...]

Selena Gomez Leathers Up in Wizards of Waverly Place TV Special



Watch out, Catwoman, there's a new leather lady in town—and she's got a wand!


E! News received exclusive photos from the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place TV special, and it looks like Selena Gomez's character will be getting comfortable in some tight attire for The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex airing in March.

Dressed in an all-black, leather jumpsuit with knee-high boots, Alex (Gomez) reaches for the sky with her special wand and a look on her face that's either determination or desperation (we can't really tell from this angle).

Here's what's going down...

The one-hour episode begins with the Russo family and friends traveling to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives, but they run into a little problem when Alex tries to prove she's more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard.

Without realizing it, she conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex (dun dun dunnnn). When Evil Alex gets roped into a 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.
And all this is done on top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa...while wearing leather. 



Will Alex prevail?! We don't know yet, but how good does Selena look in that outfit?

EXCLUSIVE: Maia Mitchell on JESSIE

Maia Mitchell, star of the the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie, recently announced (November 2012), that she was working on an upcoming episode of JESSIE. Below are the details [via bopandtigerbeat.com...]


In an all-new episode of Jessie airing February 15, Jessie gets her big break as a stunt double to popular Australian actress Shaylee Michaels (played by Maia Mitchell who stars as McKenzie (“Mack”) in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie.). What’s even better is that the two of them become fast friends. Unfortunately, chaos ensues when the movie’s director and Shaylee’s boyfriend, MCD, asks Jessie out on a date…uh oh, girl code issue!

Find out how Jessie handles the drama in the new episode, airing Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel! And check out another EXCLUSIVE pic below. 

Blake Michael Walking to the "Dog With A Blog" Set

Blake Michael, star of Disney Channel's newest original series, Dog With A Blog, posted a video on his official YouTube account of him walking to the set of Dog With A Blog.

He tweeted on his official twitter page (BlakeMichael14):

New YouTube video is ready! Should I upload it today?
And:
I Just Uploaded A Video - walking to set: via

Along with the video posted on YouTube, titled "walking to set - my point of view, Blake Michael added:

Walking to set on Dog With a Blog - my POV. I wake up every morning, eager to get on set. I love my job... in fact, it doesn't feel like a job at all. That's the best part.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Good Luck Charlie To End After Season 4


Leigh-Allyn Baker, who plays Amy Duncan on Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie has announced that season 4 may be the last series of Good Luck Charlie. She tweeted on her official twitter page (@L_A_Baker) after being questioned by a fan:

will u finish GLC after Season 4 :-( xo”. Yes, sadly, this will probably be the last season of Good Luck Charlie  

“Austin & Ally” & “Shake It Up” Lead Disney To Victory (Ratings for January 7-13)


[Via Disney Channel Press Release...]

Ratings Highlights January 7 – 13, 2013 – Final National Ratings

Disney Channel Strengthens — Is Again #1 in All Major Youth Demos,
Kids 2-11, 6-11 and Tweens; #1 Total Day Cable TV Network in Total Viewers
~ Has Held #1 Among Kids 6-11 and Tweens for 83 Consecutive Weeks
~Airs TV’s Top 10 Telecasts in Kids 6-11 and Top 11 Cable TV Telecasts in Tweens

Magical Launch Week for Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First” on Disney Channel
~ “Sofia the First” is Week’s #1 Cable Series in Kids 2-5/Girls 2-5; #1 Pre-K Series in Moms
~ Block Airs the Top 4 Cable TV Series in Kids 2-5 with “Sofia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” “Doc McStuffins” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"



Disney Channel: Total Day and Prime Highlights

For the week of January 7, 2013, Disney Channel dominated the kids’ TV landscape for the second consecutive week, sweeping #1 Total Day ranking across all TV in Kids 2-11 (952,000/2.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (608,000/2.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (521,000/2.2 rating) and standing as the #1 cable TV network in Total Viewers (1.743 million), topping Nickelodeon (1.696 million) for the 2nd week in a row. In fact, in Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, Disney Channel has been TV’s #1 network on a weekly basis for 83 consecutive weeks in the target demos.

Moreover, Disney Channel surpassed Nickelodeon by double digits for the 62nd consecutive week in Kids 6-11 (+52% – vs. 400,000) and 64th straight week in Tweens 9-14 (+80% – vs. 290,000), recording its 2nd-largest competitive advantage ever over Nickelodeon in Tweens.

In Prime, Disney Channel extended its streak as the #1 cable TV network to 402 consecutive weeks in Kids 6-11 (983,000/4.2 rating – over 7 1/2 years) and to 138 consecutive weeks in Tweens 9-14 (847,000/3.6 rating – over 2 1/2 years).
  • For the 2nd consecutive week, an airing of Disney’s “Tangled” (Thu., 8:00 – 9:50 p.m.) ranked as the week’s #1 scripted cable TV telecast in Total Viewers (4.2 million) and TV’s #1 telecast in Kids 2-11 (2.0 million/5.2 rating); “Austin & Ally” was #1 in Kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.6 rating) and “Shake It Up” #1 in Tweens 9-14 (1.5 million/6.3 rating), with Disney Channel airing the Top 10 TV telecasts in Kids 6-11 and Top 11 cable TV telecasts in Tweens overall.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bella Thorne And Zendaya Will Sing In the "Shake It Up" Episode Titled "Quit It Up" Airing Sunday, January 27

Bella Thorne and Zendaya, stars of the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, are set to perform in the episode titled "Quit It Up."

Bella Thorne hinted and announced on her official twitter page (@bellathorne), on January 14, that she and Zendaya would be singing on the show. She tweeted:

Who do u think is singing the song in the next shake it up? any guesses?
And:

Here's a hint: there are 2 singers on the new shake it up song when the dance floor is reopened!

In the episode titled "Quit It Up" CeCe gets an embarrassing job as a dancing zit at the mall, but is determined to keep the gig to prove to Rocky and Logan that she doesn't always quit what she starts. Also, the girls get breaking news about the fate of Shake It Up Chicago that threatens to change everything.                

Disney XD Stars, Olivia Holt & Dylan Riley Snyder Promote Literacy At Marvel Comics Closeup Event

[Via shineon-media.com...]

Dylan Riley Snyder, Cole Jensen, Drake Bell, and Olivia Holt give their best Spider-Man poses at the Marvel Comics Closeup event in Burbank on Saturday.

The stars gathered for “Reading With: Marvel Comics Close-Up,” an initiative championing children’s literacy. The event featured a donation to the Burbank Public Library and the local Boys & Girls Clubs. The kids in attendance had the chance to preview the season 2 premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” and also got to read comics with the Disney XD stars.

In addition, the guests got a sneak peek at “Marvel Comics Close-Up,” a series of interstitials hosted by Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer) and Dylan Riley Snyder (“Kickin’ It”) encouraging kids to read, will debut Monday, January 21 during the special one-hour season two premiere of “Ultimate Spider-Man” (7:00 – 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. As a part of the initiative, several ABC Owned Television Stations across the country are engaging their local communities to nominate a local organization, a school or library to receive a book donation from First Book to promote kids’ literacy. For free digital Marvel comics and additional information about “Marvel Comics Close-Up” please visit DisneyXD.com/comics.

We had the chance to attend the event where we chatted with the stars about why reading is important, their favorite books and what super power they want!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ross Lynch Featured In Bop Magazine

[Via bopandtigerbeat.com...]

Ross Lynch from the Disney Channel Series, "Austin & Ally", is featured in Bop Magazine's February 2013 Issue! Bop Magazine reveals Ross' top-secret wishes and the article includes some awesome photos of Ross! Check below some of the Disney Heartthrob's exclusive photos!

Here are some of Ross' Top-secret wishes!

1) Find love at first sight. "I think it's possible to fall in love at first sight. Doesn't that happen all the time? I want it to happen to me!"

2) Film a documentary. "I have this dream to be a producer and director. I already have an idea for a film but i can't tell you yet... it's a secret!" We are definitely sure that it would be about Romeo & Juliet!

3) Be able to fly. "If I could have any super power, it would definitely be the ability to fly. That would be so awesome!" It would be awesome! Majority of us do want to fly to avoid traffic!




A preview of the February 2013 issue of Bop Magazine can be found here on the official bopandtigerbeat website.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bridgit Mendler To Guest Star On Disney Channel's Latin America Series "Violetta" in Argentina


It is rumoured that Bridgit Mendler, star of Disney Channels hit series Good Luck Charlie, will be taking a break from filming season 3 of Good Luck Charlie, and will be visiting Argentina in late January to make an appearance on Disney Channels series, "Violetta."

On Tuesday, the blog "El Informatorio", maintained by cultural journalist Argentine Marcelo Mendieta, said Bridgit will be in Argentina in late January, and will make a cameo in "Violetta" novel currently displayed by the Disney Channel.

Read the translation of Mendieta's post below:

Protagonist of "Good Luck Charlie" comes to Argentina for a cameo in "Violetta".

In late January, Bridgit Mendler, star of "Good Luck Charlie", pauses in the recordings of the fourth season of the hit Disney Channel.

In this pause, it will come to Argentina to make a cameo in "Violetta," the series starring Martina Stoessel, who comes from hit records on the same channel after its premiere in 2012.

The show, Violetta is a co-production by Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in collaboration with Argentine production company Pol-ka. The series is a combination of comedy, drama and romance, starring an international cast, including Argentine actress Martina Stoessel as 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. Disney Channel's new series is completely filmed in HD, and has spectacular sets and a strong musical component within its plot.

The trailer for Violetta with English subtitles can be viewed below. More information about the show can be found on the official Violetta website

Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis hopes to meet Disney Channel stars

[Via latimes.com...]

Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' actress nominated for an Academy Award, is a fan of Disney Channel and Disney XD actors.



Quvenzhané Wallis is excited to be an Oscar nominee, primarily because it gives her the chance to meet some movie actors. Yet, when pressed, the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" says it's the stars of her favorite television shows "Jessie" and "Austin & Ally" that are most appealing to her.

"I want to meet everybody on Disney Channel and Disney XD that are alive," she said in a phone interview Friday.

Wallis and "Beasts" had been critical favorites since last year's Sundance Film Festival. But the film — which so far has grossed about $11 million at the box office — wasn't widely known in mainstream circles until the Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. "Beasts" racked up four nominations, including best picture and director, and a lead actress nod for Wallis, a resident of Houma, La., and the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Wallis celebrated her historical recognition with Thursday evening's Critics' Choice Awards, where she won the best young actress prize. She said she especially enjoyed the party following the show, where she danced with her mom and her brothers, dressed in a sparkly purple gown.

Only 5 when she auditioned for the role of Hushpuppy in "Beasts," Wallis says that she wanted to act even before she made her first movie, because, "I get to meet different directors and different people."

Those directors include "Beasts" helmer Benh Zeitlin and Steve McQueen, who worked most recently with Wallis on his Southern-set drama "Twelve Years a Slave" starring Brad Pitt. Wallis has a small part in the film, playing the daughter of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kelsey Scott. Cameron Zeigler plays her brother.

How did the two directors differ? According to Wallis, McQueen "has a different accent and he's bigger."

Wallis says she wants to continue acting but also plans to stay in her school. The fourth-grader said some of her friends back home have seen her PG-13 debut. "Two of my friends have seen it," she said. "They said I did good."

Wallis herself has watched the movie nine times. Her favorite parts: "I like it whenever I'm eating seafood and whenever Walrus falls off the trailer," she says, referring to one of the colorful residents of the Bathtub, a fictional town in Louisiana that's been cut off from the world after a storm causes a break in a levee.

Bella Thorne Says The Shake It Up Season 3 Soundtrack Is A Little More "Edgy" and "Older"


Bella Thorne stopped to visit PopStop TV while at DoSomething.org and Aeropostale’s 6th Annual “Teens for Jeans” Kick-Off Party this past Tuesday (January 8, 2013).

Miss Bella talked about donating jeans, about her upcoming music and the “Shake It Up” season 3 soundtrack that will be released this spring. Bella said that it is a little more “edgy” and “older” as their characters are growing up!

View the interview below:

Leo Howard (Kickin' It) Guest Stars On Shake It Up "Oh Brother It Up"

[Via ClevverTV.com...]

Transcript:

We've got some exclusive photos from the next episode of Shake It Up. Starting off, this one is titled 'Oh Brother It Up' and Leo Howard from 'Kickin' It' is guest starring. He told ClevverTV exclusively that he plays Logan, the manager of Bob's Kabobs, and he's responsible for hiring Rocky and CeCe, adding that he takes an instant like for one on the characters and an instant dislike for the other -- and someone might just get fired! When we asked about his favorite SIU scene -- Leo jokes that he knew what the fave scene for Bella and Zendaya is -- one where he wears an authentic badminton uniform with tight, short shorts. He then said QUOTE 'Could not have been more embarrassing! Let's just say they enjoyed making fun of me on set for a while after that, it was dreadful' So obviously they all had a good time shooting 'Oh Brother It Up' -- and it looks like the rest of the cast had a good time as well -- is that baking we see going on?? Alright, so don't forget to tune into Shake It Up on the Disney Channel this Sunday, January 13 at 9pm eastern pacific. I'm Dana Ward saying click the subscribe button right now so you can get all of the tv show news that you can handle -- including interviews with your favorite stars. Thanks for watching ClevverTV!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Disney Channel Launch Good Luck Charlie Week


From Monday January 14, Disney Channel are airing back to back episodes of Good Luck Charlie every night for their programming block titled 'Good Luck Charlie Week.' The week begins with the Good Luck Charlie DCOM "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas" followed by back to back episodes every night leading up to Sunday nights special event which is the Season 3 finale.

In the Season 3 finale titled "All Fall Down" which airs Sunday January 20, Spencer gets the opportunity to start college in Boston a semester early, and Teddy encourages him to go, not realizing how hard a long distance relationship can be. Meanwhile, Amy starts an online mommy blog, and Bob accidentally releases termites into the house.

Additionally, Disney Channel have launched a new Good Luck Charlie online game which can be found at: DisneyChannel.com/GoodLuckCharlie.

Disney Channel UK "Thank Dog It's Friday" Programming Block

Disney Channel have launched their programming block titled "Thank Dog It's Friday!" which premieres brand new episodes of Dog With A Blog, A.N.T Farm and Good Luck Charlie on Friday afternoons on Disney Channel UK.

Glamoholic Magazine: Bella Thorne Behind The Scenes

[Via glamoholic.com...]

Bella Thorne goes Glamoholic with all-wintery fashion! The 15-year-old Disney star shot her Glamoholic spread recently in LA with photographer Emily Soto, for our January 2013 issue will be out in few days! Glamoholic.com brings you the exclusive behind-the-scenes video of this photo shoot (Below.)

Bella talked to the magazine about her Disney show "Shake It Up", her music plans and fashion. In the 8 pages spread, Bella appears in seven different looks, styled by Christopher Mannor, hair and make up by Kim Young.

Join Glamoholic's page on Facebook: Facebook.com/Glamoholic and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/GlamoholicMag for more updates about this issue and our coming releases. 

GLAMOHOLIC.COM TAKES YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF BELLA THORNE'S GLAMOHOLIC PHOTO SHOOT:

'Austin & Ally' get a little closer: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

[Via family-room.ew.com...]


Are things starting to heat up with best friends Austin and Ally on their namesake Disney show? The singer-songwriter partners have walked a will they/won’t they friendship line that’s far from the sole domain of grownup shows. The odd couple even  have a number of shipper names — my favorite is “Aussly.”  Take a look at this teaser below as Ally (Laura Marano) reveals she has a crush on the often clueless Austin (Ross Lynch).

The episode titled "Girlfriends & Girl Friends" premieres Sunday January 27 on Disney Channel.

JESSIE To Guest Star NBA All-Star Chris Bosh

NBA All-Star, Chris Bosh, is set to guest star in the JESSIE episode titled “Say Yes to the Messy Dress” in which Jessie offers to introduce the kids to NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, who’s in town to play one of Luke’s favorite local basketball teams at the park.  Determined to make sure his beloved team wins the game, Luke takes Bosh’s lucky socks, which the superstar hasn’t washed since the 10th grade. Meanwhile, a famous designer sends Emma a dress to review on her fashion vlog.  However, things get complicated when Jessie accidentally damages the dress.


The episode airs January 18, 2013 on Disney Channel.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Good Luck Charlie Season 3 Finale Airs January 20, 2013

The Season 3 finale of Good Luck Charlie, titiled "All Fall Down" airs on January 20, 2013, in which Spencer gets the opportunity to start college in Boston a semester early, and Teddy encourages him to go, not realizing how hard a long distance relationship can be. Meanwhile, Amy starts an online mommy blog, and Bob accidentally releases termites into the house.



It was recently announced by Bridgit Mendler that the filming of Season 4 is currently underway.