Disney Channel has ordered “Good Luck Charlie,” an original live-action comedy series about a family whose lives are turned topsy-turvy with the arrival of a new baby sister. The multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in August for a scheduled 2010 premiere on Disney Channels around the world.
Starring are Bridgit Mendler, a recurring guest star on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” and guest star on “JONAS,” as Teddy Holliday; Jason Dolley, known to Disney Channel viewers from his headlining roles in “Hatching Pete,” “Minutemen” and “Cory in the House,” as Casey Holliday; introducing Bradley Steven Perry as Gabe Holliday; Eric Allan Kramer (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “My Name Is Earl”) as Bob Holliday; and Leigh Allyn Baker (“Will & Grace) as Amy Holliday.
The series follows two teenagers, Teddy and Casey Holliday, and their 10-year-old brother, Gabe, whose parents enlist their help when they return to work after the birth of their fourth child, Charlotte, aka Charlie. With their parents juggling full time careers, the older Holliday siblings pitch in, getting very familiar with baby formula, burp clothes and babysitting while navigating typical teenage life.
In each episode Teddy creates a personalized video diary for Charlie. Each video will chronicle Teddy’s daily adventures and mishaps for Charlie to use as advice when her big sister is no longer living at home.
The series was created and executive-produced by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, the creative forces behind the hit sitcoms “Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You.” Veteran television writer/producer Dan Staley (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”) will also serve as executive producer. “Good Luck Charlie” is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.