New Disney Channel shows: ‘Geek Charming’ (movie) Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop star in this Disney Channel Original Movie, a coming-of-age tale that explores the dynamics of high school popularity and its social hierarchy. Based on the popular young adult novel by Robin Palmer, the movie was written by Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy and will be directed by Jeffrey Hornaday.
‘Gravity Falls’ (new animated series) This animated comedy tells the story of twins Dipper and Mabel, two city kids sent to spend the summer with their crusty old great uncle Stan (aka Grunkle Stan) in Gravity Falls, OR. Turns out, Gravity Falls is not a run of the mill vacation spot, but is a strange and wondrous place, home to every weird creature and phenomenon imaginable, from gnomes to time portals to quantum waffles.
‘ANT Farm’ (new series) Set in San Francisco, this comedy revolves around China Parks, an 11-year-old musical prodigy who attends a high school as part of the prestigious ANT (Advanced Natural Talents) program. She, along with her fellow ANTs, Olive and Fletcher, must find her place and make the most of her high school experience despite the decidedly lukewarm..
..welcome from high school students, including China’s older brother, Cameron, who overcompensates to avoid his sister’s shadow, and overachieving Lexi Reed, who doesn’t appreciate the competition China represents. Starring are China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Stefanie Scott and Carlon Jeffery.
‘Jessie’ (new series) The sitcom ‘Jessie,’ starring 17-year-old actress and fan-favorite Debby Ryan, follows a starry-eyed teen from rural Texas who moves to New York City to explore life outside small town. She soon finds herself living in a multi-million dollar penthouse as nanny to a high-profile couple’s four children, one of their imaginary friends and a pet capybara. As she navigates life in the big city, Jessie finds allies in the frosty butler, Bertram, and the 20-year-old doorman, Tony.
‘Madison High’ (series pilot) Multi-talented teens Mark Indelicato, Nolan Sotillo and Katherine McNamara join the previously announced cast, Alyson Reed, Luke Benward, Leah Lewis and G Hannelius, in the music and dance-driven comedy pilot ‘Madison High’.
‘Good Luck Charlie’ (returning series & movie) 2010′s #2 rated TV series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens is also a hit for the entire family. Premiere to date, its new episodes are events with 38% of its Adults 18+ viewers watching with a Kid 6-14. A holiday-themed Disney Channel Original Movie will premiere in 2011. Starring are Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico, Eric Allan Kramer and Jason Dolley.
‘Frenemies’ (movie) This Disney Channel Original Movie is an anthology that follows three pairs of friends as they navigate the delicate balance when besties go to worsties, and back again. It is slated for a 2012 premiere.
Disney XD ‘Kickin’ It’ (new series) In this live action comedy, the owner of the struggling Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, the worst dojo in the nationwide chain of underperforming dojos, recruits a hotshot skateboarder to teach his students, a ragtag group of neighborhood kids, about life, karate and how to just plain kick it. Starring are Jason Earles, Leo Howard, Mateo Arias, Dylan Riley Snyder, Alex Jones and Olivia Holt.