Disney Channel Orders a Fifth Season of Hit Series ‘Raven’s Home’





Disney Channel Orders a Fifth Season of Hit Series ‘Raven’s Home,’ Starring and Executive Produced by Raven-Symoné
–Rondell Sheridan, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Felix Avitia and Emmy Liu-Wang Join the Cast —

Disney Channel has ordered a fifth season of its hit sitcom “Raven’s Home,” starring powerhouse entertainer Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter and Issac Ryan Brown (co-host of “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off”) as her teen son, Booker. Entertaining kids age 6-14 and their families, “Raven’s Home” will continue to follow the hilarious adventures driven by somewhat psychic Raven Baxter and her son Booker, who has inherited his mom’s gift to catch glimpses of the future. A spinoff of the iconic Disney Channel comedy “That’s So Raven” (2003-2007), season five welcomes Rondell Sheridan to the cast, who reprises his role from the beloved classic as Raven’s easygoing and loveable dad, Victor Baxter. Also joining the cast are Mykal-Michelle Harris (ABC’s “mixed-ish”) as Raven’s young cousin Alice; Felix Avitia (Disney’s “Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything”) as Neil, Victor’s neighbor and Booker’s high school classmate; and musician and singer Emmy Liu-Wang (Broadway musical “Annie”) as Ivy, a young neighbor who babysits Alice.

The new season will also mark a reunion for the creative team as Emmy®-nominated writer/producer partners Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (“Malibu Rescue,” Disney’s “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”), who developed the series, join Raven-Symoné as executive producers, along with Anthony C. Hill (“Family Reunion,” “Raven’s Home”). Production will resume this fall.

Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Entertainment, said, “Ever since the debut of ‘That’s So Raven,’ Raven-Symoné has been an incredibly important part of the Disney Channel family. With ‘Raven’s Home,’ her talent and special brand of humor have continued to resonate with kids and families, and we’re excited to see what lies ahead for Raven in season five. This beloved series is in good hands with the experienced team of Raven, Scott Thomas, Jed Elinoff and Anthony C. Hill leading an amazing cast and crew.”

The beloved comedian Sheridan introduced today’s generation of Raven Baxter fans to Victor when he guest starred in the season two episode “Just Call Me Vic.” In the fifth season, Raven and Booker move back to San Francisco to help take care of her dad after a mild heart attack. Now Raven finds herself parenting her parent, raising her young cousin and settling into life in her old hometown. Meanwhile, Booker is “the new kid” at Raven’s old high school and has to keep his visions a secret from a new group of friends.

“Raven’s Home” is available on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney+. All four seasons of “That’s So Raven” are also available on Disney+.

Developed by Thomas and Elinoff, the series was created by “That’s So Raven” creators Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman, is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc., and carries a TV-G parental guideline.



David E. Talbert Is Developing ‘Madelyn Square Garden,’ a Musical Series Set in New York City





David E. Talbert Is Developing ‘Madelyn Square Garden,’ a Musical Series Set in New York City, With Disney Branded Television

The lauded playwright and filmmaker David E. Talbert is partnering with Disney Branded Television for the new musical series “Madelyn Square Garden.”

Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, said, “David’s devoted fan base continues to grow because his passion for joyful stories with a strong emotional connection shines through to create something truly unique that transcend all limits. We look forward to working with him at Disney, where music is part of our programming DNA and where we’ve proven that great stories, coupled with world-class music, can connect viewers across cultural, socio-economic and geographical lines.”

Talbert — who most recently wrote, directed and produced the critically acclaimed “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” for Netflix and directed the hit feature films “Almost Christmas,” “Baggage Claim” and “First Sunday” — is also one of the most prolific theater-makers in America. He wrote and produced 14 national tours, including “The Fabric of a Man,” for which he won the NAACP’s Best Playwright of the Year Award. He also won the NAACP Trailblazer Award for his accomplishments in theater and the New York Literary Award for Best Playwright of the Year for his musical “Love in the Nick of Tyme.” He’s the best-selling author of “Baggage Claim,” “Love on the Dotted Line” and “Love Don’t Live Here No More: Book One of Doggy Tales,” which he wrote with Snoop Dogg.

The story Talbert has in series development with Disney Branded Television introduces a young woman named Madelyn as she moves to New York from Mississippi, thinking her dreams of being on Broadway are about to come true. But she soon discovers that she will need more than raw talent to beat out the competition at her elite performing arts school. She will also set off on an unexpected journey that will reveal why her grandfather ran off to New York City with his own Broadway ambitions, never returning home.

Talbert, alongside his wife and partner, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, will produce through their Golden Alchemy Entertainment banner. Their other projects in development include ABC’s “Better Late,” a single-cam comedy produced alongside Lebron James and Maverick Carter for Springhill Entertainment.

About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.



Disney Branded Television Lands Series Development Deal for ‘House of Secrets’





Disney Branded Television Lands Series Development Deal for ‘House of Secrets’ From Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe’s 26th Street Pictures
Disney Branded Television is developing an action-adventure fantasy series, “House of Secrets,” with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Chris Columbus and his 26th Street Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Columbus co-authored the novels in the critically acclaimed, best-selling middle school fantasy book series with the late Ned Vizzini.

Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe are responsible for numerous beloved film franchises, including “Home Alone,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and its sequel, plus “Night At The Museum” and “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” as well as the 2012 multiple Academy Award-nominated film “The Help,” under their previous banner, 1492 Pictures, now knows as 26th Street Pictures. Chris Columbus also directed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and its sequel, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

The series development is under the leadership of Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television. Davis said, “Chris, Michael and Mark tell stories that resonate with multiple audiences, across generations and genres that deliver a sense of magic and wonderment through definitional characters. There is so much affinity for their acclaimed films, and we are delighted to be working with them to develop ‘House of Secrets’ into a thrilling Disney+ series.”

In “House of Secrets,” siblings Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker aren’t pleased when their family relocates to a creepy Victorian house once owned by an occult novelist, Denver Kristoff. By the time the Walkers realize that their new neighbor has sinister plans for them, they’re trapped in the magical house, traveling through the fantastical intertwined universes of Kristoff’s novels.

About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.



October 2021 Programming Highlights Disney Channel





October 2021 Programming Highlights
– All programming subject to change –

Friday, Oct. 1
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Rocket Rhino!/Trick or TRACE-E”
(9:00-9:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Rocket Rhino!” – A new super-powered Spidey jetpack ends up in Rhino’s hands.
“Trick or TRACE-E” – Team Spidey must stop Green Goblin’s tricks at the Halloween Parade.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
The Chicken Squad “T-Wrecks/Trick or Eek”
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT)
“T-Wrecks” – Sweetie and Little Boo both want to dress as a T-Rex for Halloween, so Coop referees a contest to decide who is the winner.
“Trick or Eek” – The squad helps their friends track down a candy-stealing ghost on Halloween night.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “Halloween Puppy Fashion Show Party/Full Moon Fever”
(12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT)
“Halloween Puppy Fashion Show Party” – When Puppy Playcare throws a Halloween costume party, the pugs help the little puppies go all out.
“Full Moon Fever” – Bob takes the pups to stay in a historic bed and breakfast for a weekend away.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Muppet Babies “Oh My Gourd/The Curse of the Wereanimal”
(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)
“Oh My Gourd” – Kermit borrows Bunsen and Beaker’s Grow-inator Ray to make his Halloween pumpkin grow faster.
“The Curse of the Wereanimal” – When Animal eats too much candy, he transforms into Wereanimal, and the rest of the Muppet Babies have to figure out a way to get him back to normal before the Halloween party starts.
TV-Y

Disney Channel Original Movie – Premiere on Disney Channel
“Under Wraps”
(8:00-9:35 p.m. EDT)
The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic “Under Wraps” follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold. Together, they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals who are determined to sell the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
TV-G

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
The Ghost and Molly McGee “The Curse/First Day Frights”
(9:35-9:58 p.m. EDT)
“The Curse” – Molly and the McGees move into their forever home, only to discover that it’s already occupied by a grumpy ghost.
“First Day Frights” – Molly is determined to make a good first impression on her first day of school.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “Happy Fall Ball”
(10:04-10:07 p.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
TV-G

Saturday, Oct. 2
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
The Ghost and Molly McGee “Howlin’ Harriet/The (Un)natural”
(9:00-9:25 a.m. EDT)
“Howlin’ Harriet” – Molly attends a Wilder Scouts camping trip to scope out her options for a best friend.
“The (Un)natural” – When Molly’s softball team struggles to believe in themselves, she decides to use Scratch’s ghost powers to manipulate the game and make them feel like winners.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “It’s Alive”
(9:25-9:30 a.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
TV-G

Original Series – Season Three Premiere on Disney Channel
Amphibia “The New Normal”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
Anne and the Plantars get transported to Earth and try to adjust to a wild new environment.
*Brian Sounalath (“Ryan’s Mystery Playdate”) and On Braly guest star as Mr. and Mrs. Boonchuy, respectively.
TV-Y7

Thursday, Oct. 7
Original Special – Premiere on Disney Junior
“Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches“
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn’t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost.
TV-Y

Friday, Oct. 8
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Gob-zilla/Speedy Spidey Delivery”
(9:00-9:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Gob-zilla” – Team Spidey takes on a rampaging dinosaur only to discover Green Goblin at the controls.
“Speedy Spidey Delivery” – Spidey is in charge of delivering the cake to Hulk’s birthday bash, but when some sinister Super Villains get in the way, Spidey realizes cake-duty might not be a one-hero job.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Zombies”
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
The young bakers must design a spooktacular Seabrook cake with a fault line featuring the different monster worlds of Zombietown. Baking influencer Mia Starr returns as a guest judge.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “The Hunt for the Rad October“
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
Sydney and her friends are excited about Halloween and their peanut butter and jelly group costume until they discover they are the only eighth-graders in costumes at school.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Beware the Fright Master!“
(8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT)
Gabby becomes obsessed with exposing and turning the tables on Havensburg’s “Fright Master,” an unknown entity that terrorizes the school every Halloween.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “Monstrous News”
(9:25-9:30 p.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
TV-G

Saturday, Oct. 9
Original Series – Special Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Big City Greens “Squashed!”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT)
The Greens prepare for their Halloween party, and Tilly feels bad for Bill, who’s disappointed by the poor yield of his small pumpkin patch. When they visit BigTech to make a produce delivery, Tilly secretly “borrows” Gwendolyn Zapp’s alien chemical compound to make Bill’s pumpkins grow bigger. At first, it works, making the pumpkins larger, but it also mutates them into body-snatching alien monsters.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
The Ghost and Molly McGee “Getting the Band(shell) Back Together/The Greatest Concert Ever”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)
“Getting the Band(shell) Back Together” – When Molly learns about Brighton’s old outdoor concert Bandshell, she sets out to rebuild it to bring the community together.
“The Greatest Concert Ever” – Molly must find a band to play the first concert at Brighton’s new Bandshell.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Amphibia “Hop ‘Til You Drop / Turning Point”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Hop ‘Til You Drop” – Anne brings the Plantars to the mall for a crash course in Earth survival.
“Turning Point” – Sasha and Grime escape from Andrias and hide out in Wartwood.
*Anna Akana (“Youth and Consequences”) returns as Sasha.
TV-Y7

Friday, Oct. 15
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Minnie’s Big Delivery!/The Wandrin’ Warbler!“
(8:00-8:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/11:00-11:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Minnie’s Big Delivery” – When Mickey, Minnie and the gang travel to Cheesy Chip and Pepperoni Dale’s pizza place, they help deliver pizzas for Chip and Dale.
“The Wandrin’ Warbler!” – Mickey and the gang head to Sunny Gulch to hear Wanda Warbler, the best country-western singer around, who has a tendency to wander off.
*GRAMMY®-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton guest stars as Wanda Warbler.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Big City Greens”
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
The animated hit series “Big City Greens” comes to life when the young pastry chefs set out to design cityscape cakes complete with fondant streets, sugar paper maps, and more. “Big City Greens” creators and executive producers Chris and Shane Houghton join the magical kitchen as guest judges.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Jingled Out“
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
When Max hires Sydney to write a jingle for Reynolds Rides, she learns it’s not easy to be both a daughter and an employee.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Zeke to the Future“
(8:30-8:55 p.m. EDT)
Gabby gets a history lesson when alien technology delivers a boy from 1821 to modern-day Havensburg. Gabby recruits her alien friend Rooney to help get him home.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “Vampire…Again”
(8:55-9:00 p.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
TV-G

Saturday, Oct. 16
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
The Ghost and Molly McGee “Mama’s Gotta Hustle/Hooray for Mollywood!”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)
“Mama’s Gotta Hustle” – When the McGee’s van breaks down and the repair costs are more than they can afford, Molly’s mom decides to take on odd jobs to help the family make ends meet.
“Hooray for Mollywood!” – Molly learns that more money means more problems when she teams up with Andrea to create a scary movie.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Amphibia “Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Thai Feud” – Sprig tries to get rid of a food truck that’s threatening the family business.
“Adventures in Catsitting” – The Plantars volunteer to take Domino to the vet.
TV-Y7

Sunday, Oct. 17
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “Addison’s Monster Mystery”
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Halloween Fall Ball and going above and beyond to make it extra spooky fun. After giving the Shrimpy costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life like it’s Frankenstein’s monster and Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing everyone and smashing everything in his path! Zed and Willa will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself!
TV-G

Friday, Oct. 22
Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Star Wars”
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
R2-D2 and baking influencer John Kanell join the fun as the young bakers set out to design 3D galactic cakes featuring the “Star Wars” universe and their favorite characters.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Honey, You Shrunk the Fit“
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
When Sydney is asked to represent a popular clothing line on social media, she struggles with their “one size fits all” mold. In the ’90s, Max enlists Leo to help him get buff to impress Alisha. When that doesn’t work, he tries to fake having a new muscular physique.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Adventures in Alien House-Sitting“
(8:30-8:55 p.m. EDT)
Gabby gets FOMO while babysitting an alien smart home, but when she uses the cool alien tech to lure a party to the house, the situation goes dangerously interstellar.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
ZOMBIES: Addison’s Monster Mystery “Spooky Stones”
(8:55-9:00 p.m. EDT)
Addison is hosting the Seabrook High’s Halloween Fall Ball and is going above and beyond to ensure the event is extra spooky and fun. After she gives the school’s “Shrimpy” mascot costume a makeover using some stones from the Wolf Den, a mysterious power brings the costume to life, like a pink, googly-eyed Frankenstein’s monster. As Monster Shrimpy begins terrorizing Seabrook and smashing everything in his path, Zed will need to work together with Addison to save the Fall Ball … and Seabrook itself.
TV-G

Saturday, Oct. 23
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
The Ghost and Molly McGee “Not So Honest Abe/The Best of Nin-tensions”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)
“Not So Honest Abe” – Molly only has a few hours to put together an entire school project on Abraham Lincoln, but it’s helpful that Scratch knows Abraham Lincoln’s ghost.
“The Best of Nin-tensions” – Molly senses tension between her mom and grandma Nin, so she takes it upon herself to identify the source of the conflict and mend the rift.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Amphibia “Fight at the Museum/Temple Frogs”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Fight at the Museum” – Anne and the Plantars try to rob a museum.
*Anika Noni Rose (“The Princess and the Frog”) guest stars as Dr. Jan.
“Temple Frogs” – The Boonchuys take the Plantars to the Thai Temple.
*Brian Sounalath (“Ryan’s Mystery Playdate”) and On Braly return as Mr. and Mrs. Boonchuy.
TV-Y7

Friday, Oct. 29
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Family Buy“
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)

When the Reynolds receive a sum of money, no one can agree on what to buy. Sydney finds herself in the middle of what her dad and Grandma Judy want.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Fountain of Ruth“
(8:30-9:25 p.m. EDT)
When Grandma Ruth babysits Gabby and Olivia for the weekend, Gabby tries to pep her up with an alien energy drink but accidentally transforms Grandma into a Gwargwarian warrior.
TV-G



Sci-Fi Comedy Series Development, ‘Sal & Gabi Break the Universe,’ to Disney Branded Television





UnbeliEVAble Entertainment Brings Sci-Fi Comedy Series Development, ‘Sal & Gabi Break the Universe,’ to Disney Branded Television, a Content Engine for Disney+ and Disney Channels

Actress, producer and director Eva Longoria, CEO of UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, and its president, Ben Spector, are in development with Disney Branded Television on a science-fiction comedy based on the award-winning book “Sal & Gabi Break the Universe,” written by Carlos Hernandez and published by Disney-Hyperion under its popular Rick Riordan Presents imprint. “Sal & Gabi” won the American Library Association’s Pura Belpré Award in recognition of its portrayal of the Latino cultural experience. Also attached to the Disney Branded Television project is writer/producer Nelson Soler (Disney Channel’s “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”).

The series development is under the leadership of Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television. Commenting on the collaboration, Davis said, “It’s exciting to work with Eva and Ben on such an imaginative story full of heart and adventure that truly feels authentic in its storytelling and representation of characters. Carlos Hernandez’s heartwarming and humorous book is the perfect addition to our slate of development and is in expert hands with Eva and Ben’s production team.”

Added Tonya Agurto, senior vice president, publisher, Imprint and IP Development, Disney Publishing Worldwide, “We’re thrilled to see Carlos Hernandez’s ‘Sal & Gabi’ leap to the next level of development within The Walt Disney Company. It’s as if we took a page from the book, and our wish was pulled from the multiverse!”

The story revolves around teenage Sal Vidón, who discovers he has the ability to reach into time and space to retrieve things from other universes after meddling with his father’s scientific experiments. He quickly enlists his friend Gabi to set off on a quest to find and bring back his deceased mother, only to learn that tampering in alternate universes could ultimately put their entire universe at risk.

Founded in 2005, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment actively chooses purposeful projects that accurately represent the stories of Latino and other underrepresented communities. The company produces for broadcast, streaming and cable television with an ongoing first-look deal at 20th Television. Current television projects in development include “Chicano,” a multigenerational drama centering on a Mexican American family that immigrates to Los Angeles in pursuit of the American dream, with Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions; a comedy from Grace Parra Janney and Josh Bycel inspired by the former’s own large Mexican American family in Texas for ABC; and the HBO film “A Class Apart,” which tells the incredible true story of a group of Mexican Americans fighting for their civil rights during a landmark case that leads all the way to the Supreme Court. In 2020, Longoria and Spector also produced the special “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” to celebrate Latino culture, shed light on those in the community who have been impacted by COVID-19, and highlight our essential workers for CBS.

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.



Under Wraps: Lead Sheet & Fact Sheet





Under Wraps: Lead Sheet
Malachi Barton (“Stuck in the Middle”), Christian J. Simon (“Sydney to the Max”), Sophia Hammons (“The Social Dilemma”) and Phil Wright (“Disney Fam Jam”) star in the contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic “Under Wraps.” Made for kids ages 6-14 and their families, “Under Wraps” was the first-ever Disney Channel Original Movie, launching a blockbuster franchise that now holds a library of more than 100 titles.

The reimagined story unfolds when three 12-year-old friends, Marshall (Barton), Gilbert (Simon), and Amy (Hammons), sneak into their mysterious neighbor Kubot’s spooky basement. There, they stumble upon an Egyptian mummy (Wright) and accidentally expose the amulet around his neck to moonlight, unexpectedly bringing him to life. When the kids come face-to-face with the live 4,000-year-old mummy, they’re surprised to learn that he is kind and gentle. They befriend him, all agreeing that he will come with them and hide out in Marshall’s room until they devise a plan. Marshall immediately forms a bond with the mummy and learns that he enjoys hot sauce just like his Grandpa Harold, and with that similarity, decides to name the mummy after him.

When the kids pay a visit to Buzzy, the manager of Ernie’s Eerie Emporium store, they discover that Harold’s amulet gives him a three-day pass back into the world of the living, with the catch that he must return to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Meanwhile, Kubot, who deals in stolen antiquities, is out to find his missing Egyptian mummy and grows more and more suspicious of the neighborhood kids. He catches up to them at their middle school’s annual Halloween Carnival. Things go awry when Kubot barges in, spots Harold on the dance floor and captures the mummy. With Buzzy’s help, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy inconspicuously follow Kubot to an abandoned ice cream factory where they must face off with Kubot and his fellow criminals and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.

Filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada, “Under Wraps” taps into warm color palettes and earth tones to reinforce the Halloween season. The IW Group consulted on the film.

Also starring in “Under Wraps” *is Melanie Brook (“Buzzy”), Brent Stait (“Kubot”), Jordana Largy (“Diane”), Jaime M. Callica (“Ted”) and Karin Konoval (“Ravensworth”). Produced by MarVista Entertainment, “Under Wraps” is directed by Alex Zamm (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2”) and executive produced by Todd Y. Murata (“Sightless,”) and Fernando Szew (“16 Wishes”). Based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer, the writing team for the remake is William Robertson (“Inspector Gadget 2”) and Zamm.

Under Wraps: Fact Sheet
Title: “Under Wraps

Network: Disney Channel

Premiere: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, on Disney Channel.

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, on Disney+.

Synopsis: The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic “Under Wraps” is based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer. The story follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold. Together, they must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals who are determined to sell the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.

Cast:

Malachi Barton as Marshall

Christian J. Simon as Gilbert

Sophia Hammons as Amy

Phil Wright as Harold

Melanie Brook as Buzzy

Brent Stait as Kubot

Jordana Largy as Diane

Jaime M. Callica as Ted

Karin Konoval as Ravensworth

Director: Alex Zamm

Executive Producers: Todd Murata and Fernando Szew

Writers: Alex Zamm and William Robertson

Production Company: MarVista Entertainment

Parental Guideline: TV-G



Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Animated Buddy-Comedy ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’





Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Animated Buddy-Comedy ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Ahead of Its Series Premiere Friday, Oct. 1
— Kelsey Grammer, Natasha Rothwell, Greta Gerwig, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jane Lynch Among Season One Guest Stars–

THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of animated buddy-comedy “The Ghost and Molly McGee” ahead of its series premiere on FRIDAY, OCT. 1 (9:35 p.m. EDT), on Disney Channel, following the debut of the new Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps.” Created and executive produced by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”), along with executive producer Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”), the series follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to spread misery. The first season will also welcome guest stars Kelsey Grammer (“Cheers”), Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) and Jane Lynch (“Glee”). New episodes roll out Saturdays (9:00 a.m. ET) through Nov. 27 on Disney Channel, with episodes available in October on Disney+.

Joining the previously announced lead voice cast—Ashly Burch (Molly McGee) and Dana Snyder (Scratch)—the additional main series voice cast includes Jordan Klepper (“Klepper”) as the voice of Pete, Molly’s anxiously idealistic father; Sumalee Montano (“The Lost Symbol”) as the voice of Sharon and Grandma Nin, Molly’s creatively pragmatic mother and adoring grandmother, respectively; and Michaela Dietz (“Steven Universe”) as the voice of Darryl, Molly’s mischievously entrepreneurial brother.

Additional season one guest stars include Jenifer Lewis (ABC’s “black-ish”), Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Aparna Nancherla (“Corporate”), Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Patton Oswalt (“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.”), D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”), Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911!”), Jessica Keenan Wynn (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) and Sean Giambrone (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”).

A trio of “Chibi Tiny Tales” shorts, featuring Chibi-style versions of Molly and Scratch embarking on wild adventures, including a visit to The Haunted Mansion, will begin rolling out in October on Disney Channel, Disney Channel YouTube and DisneyNOW. Coinciding with the series premiere, DisneyNOW will launch a time-management game, “Bandshell Boo-nanza!,” in which players must perform a variety of fun-filled tasks in order to help Molly throw the best multiday talent show ever. A digital EP, “Music from ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee,’” featuring five original songs from the series, is set for release Friday, Oct. 1, on Walt Disney Records. Additionally, an exclusive “The Ghost and Molly McGee” design will launch at Amazon.com/DisneyChannel this fall.

Rob Cantor (“Tally Hall”) is series songwriter, Madison Bateman (“DuckTales”) is story editor, and Britta Reitman (“Star vs. The Forces of Evil”) is producer. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

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The Ghost and Molly McGee: Season 1 Fact Sheet





The Ghost and Molly McGee: Season 1 Fact Sheet
Title: “The Ghost and Molly McGee”

Network: Disney Channel

Premiere Date: Oct. 1, 2021

Synopsis:

“The Ghost and Molly McGee” is an animated buddy-comedy that follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to spread misery. When one of Scratch’s curses backfires, he finds himself forever bound to Molly, creating an unlikely friendship that leads to humorous misadventures as they navigate Molly’s new school and town.

Voice Cast: Ashly Burch as Molly McGee

Dana Snyder as Scratch

Jordan Klepper as Pete McGee

Sumalee Montano as Sharon McGee and Grandma Nin

Michaela Dietz as Darryl McGee

Creators/

Executive Producers: Bill Motz and Bob Roth

Executive Producer: Steve Loter

Songwriter: Rob Cantor

Parental Guideline: TV-Y7

Production Company: Disney Television Animation



Disney’s Magic Bake-Off: Season 1 Lead Sheet





Disney’s Magic Bake-Off: Season 1 Lead Sheet
Disney Channel and modern media company Tastemade team up to present “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off,” a one-hour unscripted competitive series for Kids 6-14 combining the wonder of baking with the ingenuity of young pastry chefs. Multitalented stars Dara Reneé (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”) and Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home”) co-host the series and, along with Disneyland resort pastry chef Graciela “Gracie” Gomez serving as baking judge, guide kid contestants through a series of fun challenges and surprises as they create the most extraordinary cakes inspired by the magic of Disney.

In Disney Channel’s first-ever baking competition series, imagination rules and teamwork triumphs as three teams of two race against the clock to design a Disney-inspired cake, including classics such as “Star Wars,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story,” “Descendants,” “Zombies” and more. There is never a dull moment in the kitchen as young pastry chefs from across the country, ages 10-15, work together to show off their artistry and culinary skills utilizing Tastemade’s signature recipe videos and an enchanted pantry filled with a wonderful world of ingredients and surprises. Whether they are a team comprised of siblings or best friends, these young bakers understand the importance of teamwork, trusting one another, turning a kitchen mishap into a baking masterpiece and, most importantly, having fun!

Each episode features two Tastemade challenge videos with easy-to-follow step-by-step techniques and recipes for kids 8-14. Just as these young chefs learn new recipes, tips and tricks from the featured videos, viewers can watch along and be inspired as well. Some of the techniques include how to make stained glass cookies, pastry cream from scratch, wafer paper fireworks and marshmallow Mickeys, to name a few.

Co-Hosts Reneé and Brown, along with Chef Gracie, guide the kid bakers through a series of fun challenges and unexpected twists — as well as lively dance breaks — all designed to elevate the contestants’ baking abilities, techniques and creativity to new culinary heights. Chef Gracie then evaluates the cakes on taste, presentation and creativity. Each episode declares a winning team to be named Disney Baking Champion! The winning recipe will become a featured Tastemade video, available on Disney Channel and Tastemade social media platforms.

Celebrity guests also join in the delicious fun throughout the season, including R2-D2, DJ D-Nice, Mallory James Mahoney (“BUNK’D”), Ava Kolker and Christian J. Simon (“Sydney to the Max”), and “Big City Greens” creators Chris and Shane Houton, along with baking influencers Jocelyn Adams, John Kanell, Maddy McGraw, Mia Starr and Rachel Fong.

Created by Tastemade, “Disney’s Magic Bake-Off” is executive produced by Emily Mraz (“Broken Bread”), Joey Lucas (“Beyond the Block”) and Molly O’Rourke (“Lovely Bites by Chef Lovely”).



Disney Channel September 2021 Programming Highlights





September 2021 Programming Highlights
– All programming subject to change –

Friday, Sept. 3
Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Minnie Goes Ape!/Dino Doggies”
(8:00-8:25 a.m. EDT)
“Minnie Goes Ape!” – Mickey, Minnie and their friends return a baby gorilla to the Enchanted Rainforest.

“Dino Doggies” – Mickey and Goofy take Pluto and Teddy to Prehistoric Land, a fantastical world filled with weird trees, volcanoes and dinosaurs.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Mother’s Day Mayhem/Not-So-Fun House”
(9:00-9:25 a.m. EDT)
“Mother’s Day Mayhem” – Doc Ock’s escape from jail interrupts the Spidey Team’s Mother’s Day picnic.

“Not-So-Fun House” – Miles must make big decisions to save his mom from Green Goblin’s not-so-fun-funhouse.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
The Chicken Squad “The Great Outdoors/The Hogdog Show”
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT)
“The Great Outdoors” – Dinah and Captain Tully take the Squad on a camping trip to work on their outdoor skills.

“The Hotdog Show” – The Chicken Squad helps their friend Hogdog, a pig, train for the town’s annual dog show.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “BUNK’D”
(8:00-8:48 p.m. EDT)
Co-hosts Issac Ryan Brown and Dara Reneé, along with Disneyland Resort pastry chef Gracie Gomez, welcome “BUNK’D” star Mallory James Mahoney as a guest judge to help evaluate the kid bakers’ cake creations inspired by Camp Kikiwaka.
TV-G

Friday, Sept. 10
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Puppy Dog Pals “Wedding Cake Kahunas/Raspberry Beret”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT)
“Wedding Cake Kahunas” – When Bob can’t come up with a design for his and Ana’s wedding cake, the pugs and Lollie go on a mission to gather up cake ideas.

“Raspberry Beret” – When Ana loses her special beret, the pugs and Lollie go on a mission to retrieve it.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Camping Conundrum/The Great Green Crime Spree”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)
“Camping Conundrum” – The Spidey Team goes camping with Miles’ dad, only to find that the Old Dam is cracking and threatening to flood the park.

“The Great Green Crime Spree” – When Green Goblin pins a crime spree on Hulk, Spidey and Ghost Spider must prove his innocence.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Lion King”
(8:00-8:48 p.m. EDT)
Co-hosts Issac Ryan Brown and Dara Reneé help guide the contestants as they bake spectacular cakes inspired by “The Lion King.” Baking influencer Jocelyn Adams joins Disneyland Resort pastry chef Gracie Gomez as the kid bakers showcase the majestic animal kingdom and the beauty of Africa in their delicious creations.
TV-G

Monday, Sept. 13
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Disoriented Duckling/The Mystery of the Legendary Cave”
(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)
“The Case of the Disoriented Duckling” – Mira and the mongooses are on the case to help stray ducklings find their mother.
*Rizwan Manji (“Schitt’s Creek”) and his daughter Ayana Manji (“Perfect Harmony”) recur as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia.

“The Mystery of the Legendary Cave” – Mira and her friends set out to solve a cold case mystery to find a legendary cave.
TV-Y

Friday, Sept. 17
Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Toy Story”
(8:00-8:48 p.m. EDT)
Inspired by the epic adventures of “Toy Story,” the kid bakers set out to create cakes with an anti-gravity element that soar like Buzz Lightyear. Disneyland Resort pastry chef and resident baking judge Gracie Gomez welcomes baking influencer Jocelyn Adam to the magical kitchen to help name the next Disney Baking Champion!
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Welcome To The Club“
(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)
When joining the Latinx club fuels an identity crisis within Gabby, she goes overboard in her efforts to impress the group with her knowledge of all things Latinx.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables “Dinas and Dougs“
(9:12-9:36 p.m. EDT)
When Dina introduces Gabby and Olivia to her new boyfriend, Doug, the girls discover that while he may be a prince, he also has an extraterrestrial secret.
TV-G

Friday, Sept. 24
Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Troll Trouble!/The Sunny Gulch Games”
(8:00-8:25 a.m. EDT)
“Troll Trouble!” – King Ludwig of Majestica needs Mickey and the gang’s help to find out why a grumpy troll is causing trouble in the kingdom.

“The Sunny Gulch Games” – Daisy insists on playing fair when she agrees to compete in the Sunny Gulch Games with Wheezelene’s gang of weasels.
TV-Y

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Frozen”
(8:00-8:48 p.m. EDT)
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
The kid bakers must create the spectacular world of “Frozen,” complete with castles, lights, marble and sugar glass! Co-hosts Issac Ryan Brown and Dara Reneé, along with Chef Gracie Gomez, welcome baking influencer Mia Starr to help guide the contestants to new culinary heights.
TV-G

Monday, Sept. 27
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Mira, Royal Detective “The Dandiya Dance Mystery/The Case of the Funky Fountain”
(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)
“The Dandiya Dance Mystery” – Mira goes on the case to help Meena find a dance partner.

“The Case of the Funky Fountain” – When a strange clay starts showing up in Jalpur’s water sources, Mira is on the case to stop it.
*Ritesh Rajan (Disney’s “The Jungle Book”) recurs as the palace gardener.
TV-Y