‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’, Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022





Disney Junior’s ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,’ Inspired by the Beloved Classic, Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+
Newcomer Libby Rue Stars as the Voice of Alice

Craig Ferguson, Eden Espinosa, Jon Secada, Bobby Moynihan, Ana Gasteyer, Donald Faison, Yvette Nicole Brown and Vanessa Bayer Among All-Star Guest Voice Cast

Disney Junior’s “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,” a fantastical animated series for preschoolers and their families inspired by the world of “Alice in Wonderland,” premieres FEB. 9, 2022, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (10:30 a.m. EST/PST). An initial batch of episodes will also premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and streaming on Disney+. A vibrant new take on the classic 1951 film, the series centers on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where her magical treats help bring a new generation of friends and families together.

Featuring reimagined versions of familiar iconic characters and introducing memorable new ones, the series stars newcomer Libby Rue as the voice of Alice and a slew of celebrity guest stars. A video featurette highlighting the cast was released today and is available here.

Each episode of “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,” comprised of two 11-minute stories, centers on Alice’s magical recipe adventures with her best pals, who join her in the bakery to whip up whimsical cakes and treats for friends and neighbors with enchanted kitchen tools and ingredients to help them. The series celebrates the culture and creativity of food, highlights self-expression, and imparts age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration, and the importance of community.

In addition to Rue, the lead voice cast includes Abigail Estrella (“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”) as Princess Rosa, the Princess of Hearts and Alice’s most artistic friend; CJ Uy (“The Ball Method”) as Hattie, a “mad-hatter” boy and Alice’s silliest friend; Jack Stanton (“Outmatched”) as Fergie the White Rabbit, Alice’s best friend and biggest fan; Secunda Wood (“Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous”) as Cookie, the magical cookbook that once belonged to Alice’s great grandmother; and Audrey Wasilewski (“Mad Men”) as Dinah, Alice’s pet cat who is always at her side. Max Mittelman (“Spider-Man”) recurs as Cheshire Cat, Alice’s mysterious and playful friend and one of the most iconic Wonderland characters.

Notable recurring and series guest stars include Craig Ferguson (“The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) as Doorknob; Eden Espinosa (Disney’s “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”) as Rosa’s mother, The Queen of Hearts; GRAMMY® Award winner Jon Secada (“Just Another Day”) as Rosa’s grandfather, The King of Hearts; Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as twins Tweedle Do and Tweedle Don’t; Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) as Harry the March Hare; Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”) as Captain Dodo; Yvette Nicole Brown (Disney’s “The Chicken Squad”) as Mama Rabbit; Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live”) as Kiki; Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”) as Dandy; Matthew Moy (“2 Broke Girls”) as David of Spades; and Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abby”) as Iris. The series also features Broadway stars Ali Stroker (“Oklahoma!”) as Daisy, Melissa van der Schyff (“Bonnie and Clyde”) as Jojo, James Monroe Iglehart (“Aladdin”) as Oliver, Mandy Gonzalez (“Hamilton”) as Mother Rose, Christopher Fitzgerald (“Waitress”) as Thistle, and George Salazar (“Be More Chill”) as Dad Hatter.

Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing will debut a product line by Just Play inspired by the series featuring dolls, role-play products, figures, and more in Fall 2022. A digital soundtrack featuring songs from the series will be released by Walt Disney Records in February.

“Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” is produced by Disney Television Animation. Emmy® Award-nominated Chelsea Beyl (Peabody Award-winning “Doc McStuffins”) is executive producer, and Frank Montagna (“Elena of Avalor”) is co-executive producer and art director. Ciara Anderson (“Harley Quinn”) is producer, Lisa Kettle (“Mira, Royal Detective”) is story editor, and Emmy-nominated Nathan Chew (“Elena of Avalor”) is supervising director. The writing team consists of Melinda LaRose (“Vampirina”), Michael Rodriguez (“Sharkdog”), Marisa Evans-Sanden (“Fancy Nancy”), Stuart Friedel (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”) and Sara Karimipour (“Ryan’s Mystery Playdate”), and episodic directors are Steven Umbleby (“Monsters at Work”) and Arielle Yett (“The Chicken Squad”). Emmy winner John Kavanaugh (“Sofia the First,” “Elena of Avalor”) serves as the series’ songwriter/music director and Matthew Margeson (“Rocketman”) is composer.

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January 2022 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel





January 2022 Programming Highlights
– All programming subject to change –

Friday, Jan. 07
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Spin Rushes In/Bridge Bandit”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior)
“Spin Rushes In” – When Doc Ock steals the arachno-sting power, Team Spidey must work to get it back before it puts the town to sleep.

“Bridge Bandit” – Green Goblin and Rhino take over a bridge and threaten to destroy it.
TV-Y

Friday, Jan. 14
Original Series – Season 5 Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “New Pals on the Block/Aunt and Uncle Day “
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EST on Disney Channel/11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior)
“New Pals on the Block” – Bingo and Rolly take their new pet friends on their first mission.

“Aunt and Uncle Day” – When Darius’ Aunt and Uncle Day gift accidentally gets sent out with the mail, the pugs lead Buster and Leo on a mission to bring it back.
TV-Y

Friday, Jan. 14
Original Series – Season Two Premiere on Disney Channel
Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Only Time Will Tell”
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)
Griffin, Savannah and Harper find themselves face to face with Harper’s carbon copy, Daisy, and the Tremont ghost sends Harper and Griffin an important message.
TV-PG

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Secrets of Sulphur Springs “No Time to Waste”
(8:30-9:30 p.m. EST)
Harper pretends to be Daisy to learn her family’s secrets, and Topher stumbles upon the hidden bunker.
TV-PG

Friday, Jan. 21
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Time Out”
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)
Griffin frantically searches for the missing crystal and helps a panicking Daisy to navigate her modern surroundings; meanwhile, Harper has a cryptic vision at the springs.
TV-PG

Friday, Jan. 28
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Wrong Place, Wrong Time”
(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)
Young Sam secretly watches Harper search for the hatch in the dead of the night, and Elijah receives a visit from a judge with a life-altering offer.
TV-PG

Monday, Jan. 17
Original Special Premiere on Disney XD
“LEGO Marvel Avengers — Time Twisted”
(8:30-9:00 p.m. EST)
When Thanos steals the quantum tunnel, the Avengers embark on a mission to stop him from changing history.
TVY7-FV

Friday, Jan. 21
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “The Puppy Outdoor Play Day Games/For the Glove of the Game”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EST on Disney Channel/11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior)
“The Puppy Outdoor Play Day Games” – Bingo and Rolly host The Puppy Outdoor Play Day Games.

“For the Glove of the Game” – After Darius joins a little league team, Buster enlists the help of Bingo and Rolly to find him the perfect baseball glove.
TV-Y

Friday, Jan. 28
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Art Attack!/Puppy Pandemonium”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior)
“Art Attack!” – Green Goblin goes on a spree at the museum and repaints masterpieces in his

own image.

“Puppy Pandemonium” – Spidey and Ghosty juggle the responsibility of taking care of a cute puppy while also trying to stop Rhino’s rampage at the mall.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “A Valentine’s Gift for Ana/Build-A-Bunny Monkey”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EST on Disney Channel/11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior)
“A Valentine’s Gift for Ana” – Bob can’t wait to give Ana a Valentine’s Day gift, but when he accidentally loses it, the pets make it their mission to find it.

“Build-A-Bunny Monkey” – When Keia accidentally rips her precious Bunny Monkey, the pets work together to put the toy back together.
TV-Y



Disney Branded Television Is in Development with Wilmer Valderrama





Disney Branded Television Is in Development with Wilmer Valderrama to Executive Produce and Star in a Reimagined “Zorro” Series
“Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero. As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life,” said Wilmer Valderrama.
[via press release from Disney Branded Television]
DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION IS IN DEVELOPMENT WITH WILMER VALDERRAMA TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND STAR IN A REIMAGINED ‘ZORRO’ SERIES

Disney Branded Television and Wilmer Valderrama are in development on a reinvention of the iconic Disney action-adventure-western series “Zorro,” with Valderrama executive producing and starring as Don Diego de la Vega and his dashing swashbuckling alter ego, the masked horseman named Zorro.

The series in development is executive-produced by Gary Marsh, outgoing president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television, as part of his new multiyear production banner at Disney General Entertainment. John Gertz (“The Mask of Zorro,” “The Legend of Zorro”) of Zorro Productions, Inc., is also an executive producer.

Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, said, “We’re reimagining this Disney classic as a compelling period piece, set in Pueblo de Los Angeles, but told in a very modern telenovela style – with richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense and humor of the original, iconic Zorro.” She continued, “Wilmer shares our commitment to reflect the interesting and rich diversity of the human experience and we look forward to delivering a culturally relevant and entertaining story with definitional characters that will connect with our viewers for generations to come.”

“Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero. As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life. To partner with Gary and Disney to bring Zorro back into the family after 60 years and be a part of the legacy for other children to know they too can be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true,” said Wilmer Valderrama.

Valderrama’s credits include the voice role of Agustin in Disney’s “Encanto,” multiple seasons in the role of Nick Torres on “NCIS” and Fez on the iconic series “That ’70s Show,” a role that garnered him numerous Alma Awards, Imagen Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Valderrama also provided the voice to the character Manny on Disney Junior’s animated series “Handy Manny” and Gaxton in Disney’s Academy Award(R)-nominated film “Onward.” Valderrama is represented by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.

Set in early California, the “Zorro” television series followed a masked avenger, the alter ego of the mild-mannered Don Diego de la Vega, as he defended the poor and acted as the scourge of military tyrants on his black stallion, Tornado. Zorro’s trademark was the ragged “Z” symbol, which he slashed with his sword. A total of 78 original episodes aired from 1957-59. Four hour-long episodes were later filmed for airing on the Sunday night Disney television show, and episodes of the half-hour show were compiled into the theatrical features “The Sign of Zorro” and “Zorro the Avenger.”



Disney Branded Television Saddles Up for a Wild West-Themed Sixth Season of Hit Comedy ‘BUNK’D’





Disney Branded Television Saddles Up for a Wild West-Themed Sixth Season of Hit Comedy ‘BUNK’D’
— New Season Will Gallop Onto Disney Channel in 2022 —

LUKE BUSEY, ISRAEL JOHNSON, MIRANDA MAY, SHILOH VERRICO, TREVOR TORDJMAN, MALLORY JAMES MAHONEY, ALFRED LEWIS

Disney Branded Television announced today that a sixth season of the wildly popular summer camp comedy “BUNK’D” has been given a greenlight and will premiere on Disney Channel in 2022. “BUNK’D,” which recently marked 100 episodes, has consistently been a stand-out hit for the channel. Series regulars Miranda May (Lou), Trevor Tordjman (Parker), Mallory James Mahoney (Destiny) and Israel Johnson (Noah) will return for the new installment set at a dude ranch in the Wild West. They will be joined by new cast members Shiloh Verrico (“Country Comfort”) as Winnie, Luke Busey (“Cobweb”) as Jake, and newcomer Alfred Lewis as Bill. Erin Dunlap will continue to serve as executive producer and showrunner of the series, with May also landing an executive producer role. As in previous seasons, May will continue to direct select episodes.

Reena Singh, senior vice president, Development and Current Series, Disney Branded Television, said, “‘BUNK’D’ has been a hugely successful series for Disney Channel, and we’re looking forward to another fun-filled season in an exciting new setting. With Erin Dunlap back as showrunner and our outstanding returning cast members on board, our viewers can look forward to unexpected adventures with their Camp Kikiwaka favorites as they tackle new challenges in the Wild West.”

Season six, titled “BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes,” begins as Lou, Parker, Destiny and Noah arrive at the soon-to-be Kikiwaka Ranch in Dusty Tush, Wyoming, where Lou must convince the surly owner, a.k.a. “The Marshal” to officially sell the property to her. In the meantime, counselors Noah and Destiny have their hands full with the newly arrived campers, including Bill, a no-nonsense descendant of famous cowboy Bill Pickett who prefers roping cattle to hanging out with friends; Winnie, a fearless girl who’s earned the nickname “Wild Winnie” by breaking the rules and occasionally blowing things up; and Jake, a laid-back, easy-going boy who also happens to be a video-gaming fanatic.

“BUNK’D” originally premiered on July 31, 2015, as a spinoff of the hit comedy series “Jessie” (2011-2015) and has run for five seasons. The series revolves around the hilarious adventures of the campers and counselors at Maine’s rustic Camp Kikiwaka. In 2021, it remains a top 7 live-action cable series with kids 6-11 (#7) and top 5 with girls 6-11 (#5).*

“BUNK’D” is executive produced by Dunlap, May, David Booth, Valerie Ahearn and Eric Schaar and was created by Pamela Eells O’Connell.

*Source: NMR Live+7 ratings, 1Q21 (6/8/21-9/26/21). Excludes late night, specials, movies, and shorts. 13+ telecast limit.

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Disney Branded Television Has Begun Production on ‘Meet the Mayhems’





Disney Branded Television Has Begun Production on ‘Meet the Mayhems,’ an Original Live-Action Comedy Series About a Supervillain Family That Suddenly Must Try To Be … Normal

Disney Branded Television has begun production in Los Angeles on “Meet the Mayhems,” an original live-action comedy series about a family of raucous supervillains who recently ran afoul of the League of Villains and now must somehow beat a path to normalcy in a small Texas town. The series is scheduled to premiere in summer 2022 on Disney Channel and Disney+ platforms around the world.

“Meet the Mayhems” was created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore, who are also its executive producers and showrunners.

Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, said, “Chris and Bryan, along with this terrific cast, are fast at work to deliver a fun and entertaining ‘fish-out-of-water’ tale about an extraordinary family living an ordinary life.” She continued, “While they entertain, the stories also incorporate themes of self-confidence, personal responsibility, teamwork, justice and empathy.”

At the center of the story is teenage Havoc, who stands up against the leader of all villains, forcing her entire family to change their identities and relocate to a Texas suburb where she now goes by the name Amy. With the help of her effervescent new neighbor Hartley, she must somehow hide her superpowers and quell her villainous nature in favor of something she’s fought against all her life — being normal.

“Meet the Mayhems” stars Isabella Pappas (“Finding Alice”) as Amy/Havoc, Lucy Davis (“Wonder Woman”) as Eva/Surge, James Patrick Stuart (“General Hospital”) as Vic/Kraniac, Malachi Barton (Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle”) as Colby/Flashform, Reed Horstmann (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”) as Jake/Chaos and newcomer Kayden Muller-Janssen as Hartley. Patricia Belcher (“The Week of”) recurs as Celia

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Start the New Year Off With Mystery and Adventure — The Season Two Premiere Event





Start the New Year Off With Mystery and Adventure — The Season Two Premiere Event for Disney Channel’s “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” Debuts on Jan. 14

NEW TRAILER for season two of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”

Disney Channel will kick off 2022 with an adventure-filled season two premiere event for “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.” On FRIDAY, JAN. 14, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, viewers will enjoy two back-to-back episodes of the popular time-travel adventure series centered around the mysterious Tremont Hotel, with new episodes every Friday on Disney Channel. An initial batch of episodes will also be rolled out on Disney+ and the MVPD VOD platforms around the linear launch.

In season two of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” Griffin and Harper unravel new mysteries about The Tremont, and Harper follows the real ghost back to the 1930s to learn more about her family’s deep-seated connection to the hotel. When the power source to the time machine is unintentionally taken and the portal disappears, Harper becomes trapped in the past with her great-uncle Sam and great-great-grandfather Elijah, while her great-grandmother Daisy is left to navigate the present. With help from Savannah from her new life in 1962, the friends attempt to fix the time machine and bring back the portal before it’s too late and their lives are forever changed.

Returning for season two are series regulars Preston Oliver (“This Is Us”) as Griffin Campbell; Kyliegh Curran (“Doctor Sleep”) as Harper Dunn as well as Harper’s great-grandmother, Daisy Tremont; Elle Graham (“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”) as Savannah; Josh Braaten (“American Horror Story”) as Griffin’s father, Ben Campbell; Kelly Frye (“Criminal Minds”) as Griffin’s mother, Sarah Campbell; Landon Gordon (“Coop and Cami Ask the World”) as Griffin’s younger brother and Zoey’s twin, Wyatt Campbell; Madeleine McGraw (“Toy Story 4”) as Zoey Campbell; and Diandra Lyle (“American Woman”) as Harper’s mother, Jess Dunn.

Recurring stars this season include newcomer Johari Washington as Topher Dunn, Harper’s brother; Ethan Hutchison (“Queen Sugar”) as young Sam Tremont, Harper’s great-uncle as seen in the 1930s; Eugene Byrd (“Bones”) as adult Sam Tremont, as seen in the 1960s; Kenneisha Thompson (“Radiant”) as Grace Tremont, Harper’s great-great-grandmother; and Robert Manning Jr. (“Person of Interest”) as Elijah Tremont, Harper’s great-great-grandfather.

“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is from creator, writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson (“The Young and the Restless”). Charles Pratt Jr. (“STAR”) also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by Gwave Productions, LLC.

The first season of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is available on Disney+ and DisneyNow.



Roller-Skating Coming-of-Age Series “Saturdays” Ordered by Disney Branded Television





Roller-Skating Coming-of-Age Series “Saturdays” Ordered by Disney Branded Television from Marsai Martin’s Genius Entertainment
The series introduces teenage Paris Johnson, who considers roller skating to be part of her soul – she breathes it in and makes it a lifestyle.
[via press release from Disney Branded Television]
ROLLER-SKATING COMING-OF-AGE SERIES ‘SATURDAYS’ ORDERED BY DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION FROM MARSAI MARTIN’S GENIUS ENTERTAINMENT;

SERIES CREATOR NORMAN VANCE JR. WILL SHOWRUN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE ALONGSIDE MARTIN, NICOLE DOW, JOSHUA AND CAROL MARTIN

Starring Is Danielle Jalade, Omar Gooding, Golden Brooks, Jermaine Harris and Daria Johns
A coming-of-age comedy series, set in an expressive, music-fueled roller-skating community, has been ordered by Disney Branded Television from actress/producer Marsai Martin (“black-ish,” “Little”) and her Genius Entertainment production company. The single-camera series, created and written by Norman Vance Jr. (“Roll Bounce,” “Girlfriends”) will be executive produced by Martin, Vance, Nicole Dow and Joshua and Carol Martin (“Little”). Production is scheduled to begin in May 2022.

The series introduces teenage Paris Johnson, who considers roller skating to be part of her soul – she breathes it in and makes it a lifestyle. She lives for the weekends because that’s when she gets to go to her sanctuary, the neon-lit Saturdays, a seemingly magical wood floor roller-rink where the impossible often manifests. In this wondrous place, Paris can hang with her best friends (the We-B-Girlz skate crew), choreograph exhilarating routines on wheels, banter with her rivals, navigate life with her DJ brother London and work on becoming a Golden – a member of Saturday’s skating elite, chosen by the mystical owner of the rink, The Duchess.

“We’re thrilled to be in business with Marsai, Norman, Nicole, Joshua and Carol in bringing this adventure to our viewers,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “We know that audiences will fall in love with Paris, her friends and her family as they share in the love, laughter and music in this fun-filled world of roller skating.”

Starring is Danielle Jalade (“Yes Day”) as Paris, Omar Gooding (“Family Time”) as Cal Johnson, Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) as Deb Johnson, Jermaine Harris (“The Map of Tiny Perfect Things”) as London Johnson and Daria Johns (“Nappily Ever After”) as Simone.

A winner of multiple NAACP Image Awards and BET Awards for her roles on ABC’s “black-ish” and the 2019 feature film “Little,” Martin became the youngest person ever to executive produce a major studio feature film with “Little.” She founded Genius Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company, with Joshua and Carol Martin to create compelling stories for television, features and digital. Genius Productions is represented by UTA, Oronde Garrett of M88, and Stephen Barnes of Barnes Morris Klein & Yorn

A Veteran TV and film writer, Norman Vance Jr.’s credits include “Moesha” and “Girlfriends.” He wrote and produced several films, including “Roll Bounce,” “Beauty Shop” and “Pride.” He most recently served as co-executive producer on “Our Kind Of People” and as a Supervising Producer on the series “American Soul,” “Swagger” and “Queen Sugar.” Vance is represented by The Gersh Agency, Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Will Jacobson of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.



“Hailey’s on It!”, An Animated Comedy-Adventure Series About a Teen Who Must Overcome Her Fears





“Hailey’s on It!”, An Animated Comedy-Adventure Series About a Teen Who Must Overcome Her Fears in Order To Save the World, Greenlit by Disney Branded Television
Auli’i Cravalho, Manny Jacinto and Gary Anthony Williams star in the series, which is slated to debut in 2023.
[via press release from Disney Branded Television]
‘HAILEY’S ON IT!’, AN ANIMATED COMEDY-ADVENTURE SERIES ABOUT A TEEN WHO MUST OVERCOME HER FEARS IN ORDER TO SAVE THE WORLD, GREENLIT BY DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION

— Auli’i Cravalho, Manny Jacinto and Gary Anthony Williams to Star —

Disney Branded Television has greenlit “Hailey’s On It!,” an original animated comedy-adventure series created and executive produced by longtime writing and producing partners Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton (Disney XD’s “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” “Prince of Peoria”). Auli’i Cravalho (Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana”) voices the title character, Hailey; with Manny Jacinto (Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers,” “The Good Place”) as Scott, Hailey’s best friend; and Gary Anthony Williams (“The Boondocks”) as Beta, an artificially intelligent operating system from the future. Produced by Disney Television Animation (TVA), the series is slated to debut in 2023.

Disney*

“Hailey’s On It!” follows Hailey Banks, a risk-averse but resourceful teenager on a mission to complete every item on her long list of challenging (and sometimes impractical) tasks in order to save the world. Hailey will be pushed outside her comfort zone to discover the greatness within as she systematically conquers her fears, whether she is winning a sand-building competition, wrestling a honey badger, eating a raw onion, or facing her ever-growing and complicated feelings toward her best friend, Scott.

In making the announcement, Meredith Roberts, senior vice president and general manager, Television Animation, Disney Branded Television, said, “Nick and Devin began their writing careers at TVA nearly 15 years ago and have now come full circle returning to their TVA roots to launch their first animated series. The series’ fast-paced comedy, heart and grounded stories about two best friends who happen to get caught up in extraordinary circumstances made it a perfect fit for Disney.”

In addition to Stanton and Bunje, Howy Parkins (Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard”) is co-executive producer and supervising director, Wade Wisinski (“The Owl House”) is producer, Karen Graci (“Tuca & Bertie”) is story editor, and Lee Ann Dufour (“The Breadwinner”) is art director.



December 2021 Programming Highlights for the Disney Channel





December 2021 Programming Highlights
– All programming subject to change –

Thursday, Dec. 02
Original Special – Premiere on Disney Junior
“Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas”
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EST)
After a series of mishaps, Mickey, Minnie and the gang are separated all over the world and must try to get back to Hot Dog Hills by Christmas Eve. A mysterious and jolly stranger shows up to tell them about The Wishing Star, which could be the secret to bringing everybody home in time to celebrate together.
TV-Y

Friday, Dec. 03
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Going Green/Coming Clean”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)
“Going Green” – Team Spidey must stop Green Goblin from spewing his green gas all over the park in order to make it safe for the trees again.

“Coming Clean” – After Peter’s new invention begins swallowing everything in its path, he and Miles work to stop it.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
The Chicken Squad “Sheep on the Lam/The Chic Chick”
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST)
“Sheep on the Lam” – The Squad tries to convince Maisie that she doesn’t have to lie to get their help.

“The Chic Chick” – When the Squad helps Dinah with her backyard hair salon, things quickly get out of hand.
*Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) returns as Dinah.
TV-Y

Original Special – Premiere on Disney Channel
“Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest”
(7:00-8:00 p.m. EST)
“Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” returns for a second year with “ZOMBIES” franchise stars Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Meg Donnelly and Trevor Tordjman competing in a high-stakes holiday adventure featuring new epic challenges. Popular actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown (“Big Shot”) will host as the stars navigate a series of new challenges and obstacles through a variety of iconic and immersive Walt Disney World attractions.
TV-G

Disney Channel Original Movie – Premiere on Disney Channel
“Christmas…Again?!”
(8:00-9:40 p.m. EST)
Rowena “Ro” is a high-spirited 12-year-old who is experiencing a lackluster Christmas. Ro isn’t handling her parents’ divorce well because she wants her life back the way it was—her parents back together, her dad’s new girlfriend and son out of the picture, and their family traditions to remain the same. After a disappointing celebration with her family, including her sister Gabriela “Gabby,” Abuela Sofia, and Abuelo Hector, she makes a wish to a neighborhood Santa for a “do-over” and unexpectedly finds herself reliving Christmas day over and over … and over again. Now, in order to break the strange magical loop, Ro must learn to appreciate her loving family as it is, as well as the true meaning of Christmas.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off “Holiday”
(9:40-10:40 p.m. EST”)
It’s a special holiday “Bake-Off” when co-hosts Issac Ryan Brown and Dara Renee, along with Chef Gracie, welcome fellow Disney Channel stars Ava Kolker, Christian J. Simon and Mallory Mahoney to team up with baking influencers John Kanell, Mia Starr and Jocelyn Delk Adams to create festive cakes sprinkled with snowflakes and classic gingerbread cookies.
*Maddy McGraw (“Secrets of Sulphur Springs”) joins as guest host.
TV-G

Friday, Dec. 10
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Web Beard’s Treasure/Washed Away”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)
“Web Beard’s Treasure” – When Team Spidey foils Doc Ock in her attempt to steal a treasure map, she tricks them into getting the treasure for her.

“Washed Away” – Spidey and Ms. Marvel work together to rescue Trace-E from a drain that she fell down.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
The Chicken Squad “The Lemonade Letdown/The Prankster Returns”
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST)
“The Lemonade Letdown” – Snick and Wheeze discover that someone took something from them, so they go to the Squad for help.
*Melissa Villaseñor (“Saturday Night Live”) and Zack Pearlman (“Dragons: Race to the Edge”) return as Wheeze and Snick, respectively.

“The Prankster Returns” – The Squad helps Captain Tully track down an elusive prankster.
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‘Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest’ Special Returns Friday, Dec. 3





‘Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest’ Special Returns Friday, Dec. 3, on Disney Channel and Disney+
— Yvette Nicole Brown Hosts the Holiday Adventure Featuring ‘ZOMBIES’ Stars Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly, Kylee Russell and Trevor Tordjman on an Adventure at Walt Disney World Resort —

“Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” returns for a second year with “ZOMBIES” franchise stars Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Meg Donnelly and Trevor Tordjman competing in a high-stakes holiday adventure featuring new epic challenges. The quest will take place inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort after dark, as part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration that honors the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World. Popular actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown (“Big Shot”) will host as the stars navigate a series of new challenges and obstacles through a variety of iconic and immersive Walt Disney World attractions. “Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” will premiere FRIDAY, DEC. 3, at 7:00 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel and will be available to stream on Disney+.

In this year’s Magic Quest, Disney villain Maleficent has stolen the holiday star from atop the Holiday Tree, and its pieces have been hidden throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After being divided into two teams, the competitors will be tasked to find the pieces, reassemble the star and place it back atop the tree in order to restore the magic to the theme park. With the help of their magic maps and the heroes they’ll meet along the way, the competitors will step into the stories inspired by each land, including:

Navigating larger-than-life obstacles inside Andy’s Backyard at Toy Story Land;

Escaping Kylo Ren and the Stormtroopers at Galaxy’s Edge, with help from Chewbacca;

Surviving Bellhop training inside The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

There are many additional surprise moments featured throughout the “Holiday Quest” from iconic Park attractions coming to life in a whole new way and special appearances from beloved Disney, Pixar and Star Wars characters. The two teams will be challenged against the countdown clock to complete their quest before sunrise, and the winning team will receive a prize for the Toys for Tots charity.

“Disney’s Holiday Magic Quest” is produced by 7ate9 Productions. Artur Spigel serves as executive producer and director, and Jeff Hyman is executive producer.

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