Disney Channel has announced that they will brand January 2014 as JaNEWary, premiering a new Disney Channel Original Movie titled ‘Cloud 9‘ and a comedy series, ‘I Didn’t Do It‘ on Jan. 17 (8 and 9:40 p.m. ET/PT). Cloud 9 follows the unlikely friendship of Kayla Morgan (Dove Cameron), who has been dropped from her snowboarding team, and Will Cloud (Luke Benward), a former champ “struggling after a career-ending wipeout.” As Will becomes a mentor to Kayla, helping her as she tries to rise to the next level, she helps him regain the hope of becoming a champion again. The film also stars Mike C. Manning, Kiersey Clemons and Jeffrey Nordling. Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical fame is an executive producer.
The comedy series ‘I Didn’t Do It’ which moves to its regular 8:30 p.m. ET/PT time slot on Jan. 26, relies on “a reverse-storytelling approach.” It follows the adventures of five teenagers, beginning each episode with the end of a predicament and, using flashback scenes, examines how things went haywire. It features fraternal twins, straight-A Lindy (Olivia Holt of Disney XD’s Kickin’ It) and laid-back Logan (Austin North), and their three best friends, fashionable Jasmine (Piper Curda), germaphobe Garrett (Peyton Clark) and the eccentric Delia (Sarah Gilman). In the premiere, the twins must deal with the situation when their parents return home to find the house covered in foam, pizza falling from the ceiling and a goat in the living room.