Raven-Symone Developing ‘That’s So Raven’ Spin-off for Disney Channel


Disney Channel and Raven-Symoné are developing and beginning preliminary casting for a family sitcom that will continue the story of her character from the iconic series “That’s So Raven” for a new generation of kids, tweens and families. Raven will both executive produce and reprise her role of the fan-favorite character Raven Baxter. Longtime writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Disney Channel’s “Best Friends Whenever,” Emmy nominees for “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”) are working on the development of the untitled spin-off series.

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‘The Swap’ Disney Channel Original Movie to Premiere October 7

The SwapDisney Channel has announced that it’s newest Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘The Swap,’ will premiere on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT across Disney Channel’s multiple platforms including Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and VOD. Part of Disney Channel’s Halloween-themed ‘Monstober’ programming event. Starring Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand, ‘The Swap,’ is a comedy adventure that follows two teens on a quest to reverse a mysterious event that caused them to swap lives.

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‘Andi Mack’ Series from ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Creator Coming to Disney Channel in 2017

LILAN BOWDEN, PEYTON ELIZABETH LEEDisney Channel has announced that it has ordered ‘Andi Mack,’ a new series for kids and families created and executive produced by Terri Minsky who also created one of Disney Channel’s defining hit series, ‘Lizzie McGuire.’ The series begins production this fall in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 12-year-old newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee starring in the title role. It is scheduled for a 2017 premiere on Disney Channel.

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WATCH: ‘Disney Descendants 2’ Sea-quel Teaser Trailer Teases Ursula

Disney Descendants 2Disney Channel has released a teaser for its upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), Disney Decendants 2. The clip shown features Carlos, Evie, Mal and Jay exiting what appears to be a club before pulling back and showing the popular children of Disney’s villains as being viewed inside the crystal ball belonging to Ursula. It had been previously announced that Disney star China Anne McClain will appear in the sea-quel as Ursula’s daughter, Uma. The movie will also expected to include Captain Hook’s daughter, CJ, as well as Gaston’s children, who have appeared in the franchise’s books.

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‘Backstage’ Season Two New and Returning Cast Announced

DHX Television announces casting details for season two of Backstage, Family Channel and Fresh TV’s popular tween DHX Television’s Family Channel and Fresh TV Inc. announced today that production has begun on season two of the tween drama series Backstage. Following a group of elite teen performers at Keaton School of the Arts, the second season is filming in Toronto and will bring 30 new half-hour episodes of the drama, which airs internationally. The sophomore season will introduce a variety of new characters to each of the arts streams, with seven talented young actors joining the cast.

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WATCH: Disney Channel Original Movie ‘The Swap’ Teaser; Premieres Fall 2016

'The SwapAdventures in Babysitting, Disney Channel is teasing #101: The Swap, set for a fall 2016 premiere date. You can check out the teaser embedded below.

Starring Disney Channel stars Peyton List and Jacob Bertrand, the movie is based on the popular young adult novel of the same title by Megan Shull.

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‘Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series’ Checks In on Disney Channel in 2017

Hotel Transylvania: The SeriesCorus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation announced earlier today the new animated series, ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series’ has been licensed to Disney Channels Worldwide, including the United States, for a unnamed premiere date in 2017. The order consists of 26 22-minute episodes.

Produced at the Nelvana Studio in Toronto, ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series’ focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on ‘Official Vampire Business,’ Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but …enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and much meaner sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.

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WATCH: Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Gala

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Following the official grand opening gala of the Shanghai Disney Resort which aired on YouTube live, Disney has made the entire event available, which you can find embedded below.

As previously reported, Disney will welcome viewers from around the world to experience an authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese celebration — the spectacular one-of-a-kind grand opening celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in mainland China. Showcasing the beauty of Chinese art and tradition, and bringing magical Disney stories and characters to life for kids and families, the music-filled television special, “Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort,” will be presented THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) simultaneously on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD and each channel’s App, and FRIDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) on Freeform, without breaks or commercials.

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PHOTOS: Disney Channels to Simulcast ‘Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort’ Live

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Disney will welcome viewers from around the world to experience an authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese celebration — the spectacular one-of-a-kind grand opening celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in mainland China. Showcasing the beauty of Chinese art and tradition, and bringing magical Disney stories and characters to life for kids and families, the music-filled television special, “Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort,” will be presented THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m.) simultaneously on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD and each channel’s App, and FRIDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) on Freeform, without breaks or commercials.

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‘Elena of Avalor’ to Premiere July 22; Available on Demand on July 1

ELENA OF AVALORPrincess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one-hour premiere event FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The theme song is performed by Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero.

Set in the enchanted fairytale land of Avalor, the series tells the story of Elena, a brave and adventurous teenager who has saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress and must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. Elena’s journey will lead her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.

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