Disney Channel fan-favorite Debby Ryan (“The Suite Life on Deck,” “16 Wishes”) stars in “Jessie,” a new comedy series about a small-town girl who leaves behind her Texas roots and finds a job in the Big Apple as nanny to a high-flying couple’s four precocious kids. The series premieres FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
In the premiere episode, Jessie accepts a job as a nanny and moves in with the Ross Family – high-flying couple Christina, a former supermodel turned business mogul, and Morgan, a famous movie director, their four kids and beloved 7-foot Asian Water Monitor Lizard. While Jessie’s new big city life is full of opportunity and excitement, she quickly discovers how much she relies on the support and advice of the kids in her care — 13-year-old Emma, the biological child of the bunch, 10-year-old Indian adoptee Ravi, 12-year-old American adoptee Luke and seven-year-old African adoptee Zuri. Also helping Jessie navigate her new big city adventure is Bertram, the family’s beloved yet frosty butler, and Tony, the building’s 20-year-old doorman.
Following is the multi-platform rollout for “Jessie”:
Saturday, August 27
DisneyChannel.com will launch the “Jessie” super site, featuring the game Jessie’s Ross Wrangle, videos, weekly quizzes and a special dedicated site page for Debby Ryan.
Tuesday, September 20
Free download of “Jessie” available on iTunes and Sony PS.
Friday, September 23
Premiere episode of “Jessie” available on Disney Channel on Demand (SVOD).
Friday, September 30
Broadcast television premiere of “Jessie” (9:00 p.m., ET/PT), with simulcast on Sprint TV and MobiTV. “Jessie” premiere episode available on DisneyChannel.com.
Saturday, October 1
“Jessie” premiere episode available on Mobile VOD (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon) and Microsoft Xbox.
In addition to Ryan, the series stars Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin (Broadway’s “The Addams Family”) as Bertram; Peyton List (“27 Dresses,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”) as Emma; Karan Brar (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”) as Ravi; Cameron Boyce (“Grown Ups”) as Luke and Skai Jackson (“Royal Pains”) as Zuri. Recurring are newcomer Chris Galya as Tony the doorman; Charles Esten (“Big Love”) and Christina Moore (“Hawthorne”) as Morgan and Christina Ross.
“Jessie” is created by veteran producer Pamela Eells O’Connell (“Family Matters,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “The Suite Life on Deck”). The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.