Disney Channel May 2021 Programming Highlights





May 2021 Programming Highlights – All programming subject to change –
May 2021 Programming Highlights

– All programming subject to change –

Saturday, May 1

Original Series – Season Two Finale on Disney Channel

Amphibia “True Colors”

(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)

The family travels to Newtopia to say their goodbyes and finally send all three girls home. However, someone has other plans.

TV-Y7

Monday, May 3

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “The Eid Mystery/The Case of the Pinched Paintbrush”

(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)

“The Eid Mystery” – Mira’s friend Sadia asks for her help in solving the case when they find a lost holiday eidi gift envelope on the ground.

*Guest stars include Rizwan Manji (“Schitt’s Creek”) and his daughter Ayana Manji (“Perfect Harmony”) as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia, Zehra Fazal (“Glitch Techs”) as Mrs. Khan and Kausar Mohammed (“East of La Brea”) as Mrs. Jafri.

“The Case of the Pinched Paintbrush” – When Priya’s special paintbrush goes missing, Mira must go on the case to help her find it.

*Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) guest stars as Naveen.

TV-Y

Friday, May 7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “American Torah Story”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

With his bar mitzvah approaching, Levi realizes he didn’t take full advantage of being a kid. Booker encourages Levi to enjoy his childhood to the fullest before becoming a man.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “The Bat Mitzvah Planner”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

When a storm ruins Olive’s dream bat mitzvah celebration, Sydney helps her figure out a backup plan. In the ’90s, it’s Leo’s birthday, and all he wants is to win a radio contest for passes to meet their favorite rapper, MC Gavel.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “Lightning and Lockdown”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

When a freak lightning storm puts the entire town on lockdown, the kids are disappointed that they are not able to go and see the highly anticipated zombie film. With Gator’s help, the family creates their own scary night of frights.

TV-Y7

Monday, May 10

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “Mystery in the Sky/The Case of the Message in a Bottle”

(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)

“Mystery in the Sky” – When Mira sees a strange speck in the sky, her friends help her investigate

what it could be.

*Tiya Sircar (“The Good Place”) and Huse Madhavji (“Utopia Falls”) recur as the Queen and King of Naiyapuran.

“The Case of the Message in a Bottle” – Mira and her friends follow the clues found in a message in a bottle.

TV-Y

Friday, May 14

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Puppy Dog Pals “National Bob Day/7th Inning Fetch”

(10:00-10:30 a.m. EDT)

“National Bob Day” – Bingo and Rolly throw a National Bob Day to make Bob feel special.

“7th Inning Fetch” – Bob and the pugs head to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

TV-Y7

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Junior

The Chicken Squad “Chicken Squad to the Rescue/A Speedy Exit”

(7:30-7:55 p.m. EDT)

“Chicken Squad to the Rescue” – The Squad must learn to work together to rescue a stranded puppy.

“A Speedy Exit” – The Squad gets carried away while upgrading their headquarters.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

The Chicken Squad “The Natural/A Dirty Job”

(7:55-8:25 p.m. EDT)

“The Natural” – Little Boo gets overconfident during Captain Tully’s training activities.

“A Dirty Job” – Sweetie’s enthusiasm about Dr. Dirt’s work causes problems in the lab.

*Jane Lynch (“Glee”) and Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory) guest star as Dr. Dirt and Dinah, respectively.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “Say Yes to the Protest”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

Nia wants to take part in a protest to protect the environment, but first, she has to convince her mom to let her attend. Meanwhile, Raven volunteers to help Levi with his S.T.E.M. project but inadvertently takes over.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “Man! I Feel Like a Genius”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

When Olive is moved into an advanced math class, Syd pushes to be in the same class but quickly realizes math isn’t really her strongest subject. Back in the ’90s, Max retires his skateboard for roller skates to impress Alisha, but he doesn’t know how to skate.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “Before the Beginning”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

When Owen’s and Blair’s arguing makes life difficult at home, Rachel and Byron try to give them some perspective by retelling the story of how they all met.

TV-Y7

Friday, May 21

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

The Chicken Squad “Gone to the Dogs/Coop Dreams”

(7:30-7:55 p.m. EDT)

“Gone to the Dogs” – When chew toys begin disappearing from around the neighborhood, the Squad investigates.

*Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The Resident”) guest stars as Lt. Scruffy, and Jane Lynch (“Glee”) returns as Dr. Dirt.

“Coop Dreams” – To help the Squad win a Critterball Tournament, Coop relies on a pair of super-shoes instead of trusting his own ideas.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “Saved by the Belle”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

Booker sets out to win “Freshest Freshman” for the yearbook, but he’s outdone by Nia when she performs the Heimlich maneuver and saves him from choking. Now, Nia is enjoying her new status as a school hero.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “So You Think You Can Drive”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

Booker and Nia have their learner’s permits, but Raven isn’t ready to teach them how to drive! When their dad comes to Chicago to help with driving lessons, Nia starts to wonder if she’s even ready to drive. Meanwhile, Chelsea reluctantly prepares Levi for his first trip alone to visit his dad in London.

*Guest starring Jonathan McDaniel as Devon Carter.

TV-G

Monday, May 24

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Lost Treehouse/The Case of the Vanishing Picnic”

(5:00-5:30 p.m. EDT)

“The Case of the Lost Treehouse” – When Sahil and his childhood friend can’t find their old treehouse, Mira is on the case.

*Usman Ally (“Lifeline”) guest stars as Sahil’s childhood friend, Mohamed.

“The Case of the Vanishing Picnic” – Mira helps Mikku and Chikku find their missing basket of picnic food.

TV-Y

Friday, May 28

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

The Chicken Squad “Roommate Rumble/The Need for Speed”

(7:30-7:55 p.m. EDT)

“Roommate Rumble” – When new roommates Frazz and Riley host a housewarming party, they can’t agree on anything, so the Squad steps in to help.

*Tony Hale (Disney+’s “The Mysterious Benedict Society”) and Sean Giambrone (ABC’s “The Goldbergs”) guest star as Frazz and Riley, respectively.

“The Need for Speed” – When the Squad soups up their new car to be extra fast, Little Boo feels like he no longer has a place on the team.

TV-Y

Monday, May 31

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Everyone’s Trap’d”

(8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)

With Lou stressed about camp duties, Parker completes Lou’s assignment and drops it off at Matteo’s classroom, but Lou does not want Matteo to think she cheated.

TV-G



Disney Junior’s ‘The Chicken Squad,’ Inspired by the Popular Children’s Book Series





Disney Junior’s ‘The Chicken Squad,’ Inspired by the Popular Children’s Book Series, Premieres Friday, May 14, on Disney Junior and Disneynow
April 5, 2021

DISNEY JUNIOR’S ‘THE CHICKEN SQUAD,’ INSPIRED BY THE POPULAR CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES, PREMIERES FRIDAY, MAY 14,

ON DISNEY JUNIOR AND DISNEYNOW

— Tony Hale, Jane Lynch, Melissa Rauch, Sean Giambrone

and Malcolm-Jamal Warner Among Guest Voice Cast —

Disney Junior’s egg-citing new animated comedy-adventure series “The Chicken Squad” premieres FRIDAY, MAY 14 (7:30 P.M. EDT/PDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW. Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s popular children’s books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings—Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modeling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others. A digital soundtrack, “Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad,” featuring the theme song and music from the series is also set for release Friday, May 14, on Walt Disney Records.

♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪ Bawk-Bagawk-Bagawwwwk ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

Joining the previously announced lead voice cast—Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie) and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo)—the recurring guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (Disney+’s upcoming “The Mysterious Benedict Society”) as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch (“Glee”) as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Dinah, the chicks’ mother; Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) as Riley, a gruff pack rat; Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The Resident”) as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor (“Saturday Night Live”) and Zack Pearlman (“Dragons: Race to the Edge”) as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for season one includes Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Chrissie Fit (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively.

Whether rescuing a stranded puppy from a creek, helping a bird track down its missing food, or solving the mystery of how their mom’s prized flowers got trampled, the Chicken Squad is always ready to lend a helping wing. Each episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, features the recurring “Chicken Charge” anthem that the chickens sing upon determination of a new mission and at least one new original song that showcases a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and R&B to country, hip-hop and electronic.

“The Chicken Squad” was developed and is executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Tom Rogers (“Elena of Avalor”). Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award winner Rachel Ruderman (“Sofia the First”) is co-producer and story editor; Tony Trujillo (“FarmVille 2”) is art director; and Emmy Award-nominated Elliot M. Bour (“Elena of Avalor”) and Scott Bern (“Puppy Dog Pals”) are supervising directors.

GRAMMY® Award winner Alex Geringas (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) and Emmy Award-nominated Mike Himelstein (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) are the series’ songwriters, and Emmy Award winner Gregory James Jenkins (“T.O.T.S.”) is composer. “The Chicken Squad” theme song is performed by multitalented actress, singer and recording artist Renée Sandstrom (“Kids Incorporated”/”Wild Orchid”), along with Geringas.

The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.

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The Chicken Squad: Season 1 Fact Sheet
FACT SHEET

Title: “The Chicken Squad”

Network: Disney Junior

Premiere Date: May 14, 2021

Synopsis: Disney Junior’s “The Chicken Squad” is an animated comedy series that follows Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—a trio of young chicken siblings—and Captain Tully, a retired search and rescue dog, who team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that follow the young chicks and their mentor as they model what it means to be good community helpers, finding the joy in assisting friends and neighbors and learning how to solve problems. The series is inspired by Doreen Cronin’s popular book series.

Voice Cast: Yvette Nicole Brown as Captain Tully

Ramone Hamilton as Coop

Gabriella Graves as Sweetie

Maxwell Simkins as Little Boo

Recurring Guest Tony Hale as Frazz

Voice Cast: Jane Lynch as Dr. Dirt

Melissa Rauch as Dinah

Sean Giambrone as Riley

Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Scruffy

Melissa Villaseñor as Wheeze

Zack Pearlman as Snick

Guest Voice Cast: Rachel Bloom as Rebeecca

Chrissie Fit as Quilla

Developed and

Executive Produced By: Tom Rogers

Co-Producer and

Story Editor: Rachel Ruderman

Art Director: Tony Trujillo

Supervising Directors: Elliot M. Bour and Scott Bern

Songwriters: Alex Geringas and Mike Himelstein

Composer: Gregory James Jenkins

Consultant: Doreen Cronin

Songs: “The Chicken Squad” Theme Song

Lyrics by Tom Rogers

Music by Alex Geringas and Mike Himelstein

Performed by Renée Sandstrom and Alex Geringas

“Chicken Charge”

Lyrics by Tom Rogers

Music by Alex Geringas and Mike Himelstein

Performed by Ramone Hamilton, Gabriella Graves and Maxwell Simkins

Signature Phrases: “BAGAWK!!!!”

“Sounds like a case for—bawk-BAGAWK!—THE CHICKEN SQUAD!”

“Chicken Squad, ready to help!”

Parental Guideline: TV-Y

Production Company: Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior



‘Mira, Royal Detective’ Has Its Season Two Premiere





Lauded Animated Series Imbued With Indian Culture, ‘Mira, Royal Detective,’ Has Its Season Two Premiere Monday, April 5, on Disney Junior
March 31, 2021

LAUDED ANIMATED SERIES IMBUED WITH INDIAN CULTURE,

‘MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE,’ HAS ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE

MONDAY, APRIL 5, ON DISNEY JUNIOR

— Upcoming Episode Celebrates Eid al-Fitr Holiday —

Season two of Disney Junior’s lauded animated mystery adventure “Mira, Royal Detective” will debut MONDAY, APRIL 5 (5:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW, with new episodes every Monday for eight consecutive weeks. Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a young girl who travels throughout the fictional land of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends, family and extended community. Season two will include an episode highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday debuting Monday, May 3 (5:00 p.m. EDT), and episodes celebrating the festivals of Teej and Dasara, as well as four extended-length music- and dance-filled specials. Season one of the series will begin streaming on Disney+ on Friday, April 30.

Photos are available here.

“Mira, Royal Detective” celebrates authentic Indian music, dance, food, fashion, language and art by incorporating the diversity of the culture into the mystery-filled storylines. The series voice cast includes Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Jameela Jamil, Aparna Nancherla and Aasif Mandvi. Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira. Recurring guest stars include Danny Pudi, Kunal Nayyar, Hari Kondabolu, Karen David and Aarti Sequeira.

In the special Eid al-Fitr episode, titled “The Eid Mystery,” Mira’s friend Sadia asks for her help in solving the case when they find a lost holiday eidi gift envelope on the ground. Recurring cast member Rizwan Manji (“Schitt’s Creek”) stars alongside his real-life daughter, Ayana Manji (“Perfect Harmony”) as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia. Zehra Fazal (“Glitch Techs”) and Kausar Mohammed (“East of La Brea”) also guest star. Cultural consulting firm SILA Consulting advised on the episode.

Ritesh Rajan (Disney’s “The Jungle Book”), Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh”), Aly Mawji (“Silicon Valley”), Tiya Sircar (“The Good Place”), Usman Ally (“Lifeline”) and world-renowned musician Zakir Hussain are among the additional guest voice cast for season two.

Extensions for “Mira, Royal Detective” include multiple picture book and early reader book titles from Disney Press and a DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Walt Disney Records will release “Disney Junior Music: Mira, Royal Detective Vol. 2” as a digital soundtrack on April 23. Dolls, role-play items, figures, playsets and apparel are available at shopDisney.com, Disney store and retailers nationwide.

Emmy® Award-nominated Sascha Paladino (“Miles from Tomorrowland”) is executive producer of the series, which was developed by Becca Topol (“Elena of Avalor”), who also serves as story editor and co-producer. IW Group’s Shagorika Ghosh Perkins is the series’ cultural consultant and consulting producer. Bollywood dancer and choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan (“So You Think You Can Dance”) is the series’ dance consultant and choreographer. Emmy Award nominees Matthew Tishler (“Fancy Nancy”) and Jeannie Lurie (“The Muppets”) write and produce the original songs, and Amritha Vaz (“Miss India America”) serves as composer. Additional orchestrations are provided by Gaayatri Kaundinya (Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm”), Ishaan Chhabra (“Love Aaj Kal”) and Dhruv Goel (“Thank You, Come Again”).

The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior, with animation provided by Technicolor India.

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‘ZOMBIES 3’ Will Begin Production With Popular Cast Reprising Their Roles





‘ZOMBIES 3’ Will Begin Production With Popular Cast Reprising Their Roles in Hit Disney Channel Original Movie Franchise
March 22, 2021

‘ZOMBIES 3’ WILL BEGIN PRODUCTION WITH POPULAR CAST REPRISING THEIR ROLES IN HIT DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE FRANCHISE

— Paul Hoen Set to Direct —

Production is scheduled to begin this spring in Toronto on the music-driven “ZOMBIES 3,” the intergalactic third story in the hit Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. Its popular stars, Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim, are set to reprise their roles as Seabrook’s star-crossed zombie/cheerleader couple Zed and Addison. The announcement was made today by Lauren Kisilevsky, vice president, Original Movies, Disney Branded Television.

The premiere telecast of “ZOMBIES” (2018) and its sequel (2020) ranked #1 among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 for the entire year they debuted. The music videos from the movies have amassed over 1.2 billion views on DisneyMusicVevo. The “ZOMBIES” movie soundtrack debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Children’s chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart, #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes album chart. The “ZOMBIES 2” 10-song soundtrack reached #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #2 on the Billboard Soundtrack Chart. “ZOMBIES 2” content generated over 50M views on digital platforms and was the #1 video-on-demand and #1 title on DisneyNOW.

DGA Award-winner Paul Hoen, who has directed a record-setting 15 Disney Channel Original Movies (“The Luck of the Irish,” “Jump In,” “Let it Shine,” “Camp Rock 2” and both “ZOMBIES” hits among them), will direct the “trequel” from a screenplay by David Light and Joseph Raso (nominees for a Humanitas Prize for “ZOMBIES”). Light, Raso and Suzanne Farwell (Disney’s “Upside Down Magic”) are executive producers.

“After the enormous success of ‘ZOMBIES 2,’ we wanted to raise the stakes in this third and final installment,” said Kisilevsky. “So when the ultimate outsiders descend on Seabrook, our team of cheerleaders, zombies and werewolves must band together to face a threat of galactic proportions that may change the face of Seabrook forever.”

In “ZOMBIES 3,” Zed and Addison are beginning their final year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first Zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off competition. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings appear around Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition.

The movie is a production of Bloor Street Productions.

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Disney Channel’s ‘Sydney to the Max’ Celebrates the Beauty of Black Hair





Disney Channel’s ‘Sydney to the Max’ Celebrates the Beauty of Black Hair in a New Episode Premiering Friday, April 30
March 22, 2021

DISNEY CHANNEL’S ‘SYDNEY TO THE MAX’

CELEBRATES THE BEAUTY OF BLACK HAIR

IN A NEW EPISODE PREMIERING FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Disney Channel’s popular daughter/father comedy “Sydney to the Max,” starring actress and musician Ruth Righi as outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, explores the beauty and complexities of Black hair in a new episode premiering FRIDAY, APRIL 30 (8:25 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

In the new episode, Sydney begins to question her straight hairstyle after her classmate Jada suggests that she try wearing her hair naturally sometimes. This sends Sydney on a hair journey tied to her cultural identity and memories of her late mom, Alisha. Her dad Max tries to help, but Sydney is still at a loss and calls on her grandmother Maya. Back in the ’90s, young Alisha is faced with a different hair dilemma when school picture day rolls around, and her mom has booked a salon appointment for her to get a relaxer. Alisha doesn’t know what to do because she loves her naturally coifed hair and feels like she loses a piece of herself every time she gets it straightened.

Geared for Kids 6-11 and their families, “The Hair Switch Project” was written by Kourtney Richard and directed by Morenike Joela.

The series also stars Ian Reed Kesler as Max, Caroline Rhea as Judy Reynolds (in both decades), Ava Kolker as Sydney’s best friend Olive, Jackson Dollinger as young Max, and Christian J. Simon as young Max’s best friend, Leo.

Returning guest stars include Cassidey Fralin as young Alisha, Carlease Burke as Maya (in both decades), and Julia Garcia as Emmy. Additional guest stars include Princess K. Mapp as Sydney’s classmate Jada, Shakira Ja’nai Paye as hairstylist Kellyn, and Nakia Burise as Nina in the ’90s.

Created by prolific Emmy® Award-nominated writer, showrunner and executive producer Mark Reisman (“Frasier,” “The Exes,” “Wings”), “Sydney to the Max” is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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April 2021 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel





April 2021 Programming Highlights
April 2021 Programming Highlights

– All programming subject to change –

Friday, April 2

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “Fresh Off The Note”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

When Booker suspects that Nia’s friend Olivia has a crush on him, he decides to put a “let’s be friends” note in her locker but accidentally puts it in Tess’ locker!

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “He’s All That”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

When Harry tells Sydney that he is moving back to Portland permanently, she struggles with the idea of having a long-distance relationship.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “A League of Their Owen”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

The Bennett-Blatts take part in a charity sporting event to raise money for the local kids club.

TV-Y7

Saturday, April 3

Original Series – Season Two Finale on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “Cousin Jilly/Gloria’s Café”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)

“Cousin Jilly” – Tilly revives Cousin Jilly, an alter-ego she created to entertain Cricket when they were younger.

“Gloria’s Café” – Gloria opens a secret café in the former Big Coffee space without permission.

TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Amphibia “Toad To Redemption/Maddie & Marcy”

(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)

“Toad To Redemption” – Mayor Toadstool is offered a dream job but realizes he doesn’t want to leave Wartwood.

“Maddie & Marcy” – Maddie is working on an important spell, but her three sisters keep getting in the way.

*ABC’s “Single Parents” stars Marlow Barkley, Mia Allan and Ella Allan guest star as Rosemary, Lavender and Ginger, respectively.

TV-Y7

Friday, April 9

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “10 Things Debate About You”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

After Levi helps convince Booker to join the debate team, he and Booker are pitted against each other in order to prepare for the big tournament.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “Three Amigas And A Harry”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

Syd wants her three besties to become close friends with Harry and winds up putting too much pressure on herself to make sure everything goes perfectly when they all hang out.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “The Great Switchy Witchy”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

When the parents and kids grow irritated with each other, they switch places for the day to determine which is harder: being a kid or being an adult!

TV-Y7

Saturday, April 10

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Amphibia “The Second Temple/Barrel’s Warhammer”

(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)

“The Second Temple” – Anne and Marcy’s quest to get home takes them to an icy mountain temple.

“Barrel’s Warhammer” – Sasha and Grime embark on a quest to retrieve a legendary war hammer.

*Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”) and Daisuke Tsuji (“Ghost of Tsushima”) guest star as Captain Aldo and Captain Bufo, respectively.

TV-Y7

Friday, April 16

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “Plays of our Lives”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

When Booker has a vision of Levi being ousted from his first big stage role, he goes against Levi’s wishes and asks Chelsea for advice.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “Boy Story”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

Sydney is having trouble balancing time with schoolwork, her friends, and spending time with Harry.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “In Da Club”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

When Blair gets caught “selling” the coveted after-school club spots she’s signed up for, Byron and Rachel force her to attend every club to teach her a lesson.

TV-Y7

Saturday, April 17

Original Series – Tentpole Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Amphibia “Bessie & MicroAngelo/The Third Temple”

(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)

“Bessie & MicroAngelo” – Bessie is tasked with showing MicroAngelo, the farm’s new snail, the ropes.

“The Third Temple” – Anne and Marcy need help from an old friend to find the final key to returning home.

TV-Y7

Friday, April 23

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “The Slumber Years”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

Raven reminds the kids to take a break from their screens as they settle into their nightly routines, but Booker, Nia and Levi have other plans.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “My Own First Enemies”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

Sydney struggles with navigating the pitfalls of social media when she posts her music online and receives negative comments. Back in the ’90s, Instant Messenger has just hit the internet, and young Max decides this is the perfect way to tell Alisha he “likes-likes” her.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “The Blair Crush Project”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

Blair is caught off guard when she experiences her first crush on a boy.

TV-Y7

Saturday, April 24

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Amphibia “The Dinner/Battle of the Bands”

(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)

“The Dinner” – Anne and the Plantars invite some old adversaries over for dinner.

“Battle of the Bands” – Anne and her friends enter the Wartwood Battle of the Bands contest.

TV-Y7

Friday, April 30

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Raven’s Home “Bless This Tess”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EDT)

When Raven tells the kids that Tess can’t keep coming and going during quarantine, Booker, Nia and Levi suggest Tess temporarily move in.

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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Sydney to the Max “The Hair Switch Project”

(8:24-8:48 p.m. EDT)

Sydney begins to question her straight hairstyle after her classmate Jada suggests that she try wearing her hair natural sometimes. This sends Sydney on a hair journey tied to her cultural identity and memories of her late mom, Alisha.

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Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Just Roll With It “Blair Bennett – Child Activist”

(8:48-9:12 p.m. EDT)

When Frank Morris Middle starts serving new unpalatable lunches, Blair sees an opportunity to skip class by becoming a “student activist.”

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“Descendants: The Royal Wedding” Coming to Disney Channel This Summer





“Descendants: The Royal Wedding,” An Animated Special Starring the “Descendants” Cast, Coming to Disney Channel This Summer
The absence of the character Carlos, played by the late Cameron Boyce, will be acknowledged in the storyline and Boyce’s memory will be honored in the telecast.
[via press release from Disney Channel]
‘DESCENDANTS: THE ROYAL WEDDING,’ AN ANIMATED SPECIAL STARRING THE ‘DESCENDANTS’ CAST, COMING TO DISNEY CHANNEL THIS SUMMER

“Descendants: The Royal Wedding,” an animated special that invites viewers to Auradon’s epic social event – Mal and King Ben’s wedding – will premiere this summer on Disney Channel. “Descendants,” “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3” rank as the #1 cable movie among kids and tweens for 2015, 2017 and 2019, respectively. All three “Descendants” soundtracks reached #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart, and the “Descendants” and “Descendants 2” soundtracks are gold-certified.

Reprising their popular roles are Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as Ben, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother, China Anne McClain as Uma, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Dan Payne as Beast, Bobby Moynihan as Dude the Dog and Cheyenne Jackson as Hades.

The absence of the character Carlos, played by the late Cameron Boyce, will be acknowledged in the storyline and Boyce’s memory will be honored in the telecast.

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television, said, “‘Descendants’ introduced a fantasy world of stories and characters anchored in Disney mythology. For the past six years, it captivated young viewers and grew to become among Disney Channel’s biggest entertainment franchises ever. It had the benefit of immensely talented stars, who we now welcome back for this animated ‘Royal Wedding’ special that will bridge the audience to what we hope will be a new chapter of compelling ‘Descendants’ stories and characters yet to come.”

“Descendants: The Royal Wedding,” by Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon and Ricky Roxburgh, is based on the “Descendants” movies by Parriott and McGibbon (“The Starter Wife,” “Runaway Bride,” “Descendants,” “Descendants 2”, “Descendants 3”). Produced by Le Cube, Salvador Simó is set to direct.



‘This Duckburg Life,’ an Original Scripted Podcast for Kids and Families





‘This Duckburg Life,’ an Original Scripted Podcast for Kids and Families Inspired by the Acclaimed ‘Ducktales’ Series, Debuts Monday, March 29
March 10, 2021

‘THIS DUCKBURG LIFE,’ AN ORIGINAL SCRIPTED PODCAST FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES INSPIRED BY THE ACCLAIMED ‘DUCKTALES’ SERIES,

DEBUTS MONDAY, MARCH 29

— David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci,

Beck Bennett and Toks Olagundoye Reprise Their Roles From Series —

“This Duckburg Life,” an original scripted podcast for kids and families inspired by the critically acclaimed “DuckTales,” debuts MONDAY, MARCH 29, on Disney XD YouTube, DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD. “DuckTales” voice cast reprising their roles in the podcast include David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Danny Pudi (Huey), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley), Jim Rash (Gyro Gearloose), Josh Brener (Mark Beaks), Margo Martindale (Ma Beagle) and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck).

Hosted by Huey Duck for “Duckburg Public Radio,” new episodes from the seven-part podcast will be available every Monday following the premiere and highlight riveting stories from Duckburg. A clip from the first episode, “Adventure Calls,” was released today.

“This Duckburg Life” is produced by Disney Television Animation’s Multiplatform Content team, led by executive director Gino Guzzardo, with Daniel Siegel (Disney Channel’s “Stuck At Home”) serving as story editor and writers Ben Acker (co-creator of the popular fiction podcast “The Thrilling Adventure Hour”), Megan Gonzalez (“DuckTales”) and Ben Siemon (“DuckTales”).

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Disney Channel Teams With Marsai Martin’s Genius Entertainment





Disney Channel Teams With Marsai Martin’s Genius Entertainment and Writer/Executive Producer Norman Vance Jr. for Single Camera Comedy Pilot ‘SATURDAYS’
DISNEY CHANNEL TEAMS WITH MARSAI MARTIN’S GENIUS ENTERTAINMENT AND WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NORMAN VANCE JR. FOR SINGLE CAMERA COMEDY PILOT ‘SATURDAYS’

— Charles Stone III Will Direct —

Disney Channel has given a pilot order to “SATURDAYS,” a single-camera comedy from 16-year-old Marsai Martin (ABC’s “black-ish,” “Little”) and Nicole Dow through Martin’s production company, Genius Entertainment, and executive producer Norman Vance Jr. (“Roll Bounce,” “Girlfriends”). The pilot, which centers on a young girl and her competitive roller skating crew, was written by Vance and will be directed by Charles Stone III (“Drumline,” “black-ish”). Dow and Marsai, Josh and Carol Martin will also serve as executive producers.

Danielle Jalade (“Yes Day”) has been cast in the lead role of Paris Johnson, a 13-year-old girl who has spent most of her life roller-skating. Omar Gooding (“Family Time”) and Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) will play Paris’ parents, Cal and Deb, and Jermaine Harris (“The Map of Tiny Perfect Things”) will portray her older brother and aspiring D.J., London. Daria Johns (“Nappily Ever After”) and newcomer Samantha A. Smith have also been cast as Paris’ best friends and skating partners, Simone and Roxy, respectively. Additionally, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker will appear in a recurring role as roller rink owner Duchess.

“When we met with Marsai about this project, we couldn’t have been more impressed with her passion for diverse storytelling and commitment to female empowerment,” said Rafael Garcia, vice president, Development, Disney Branded Television. “We’re extremely excited to team up with Norman and the Genius Entertainment team to tap into roller-skating culture in a way that’s truly both authentic and aspirational for our audience.”

”SATURDAYS” follows Paris, who, since the age of four, has been honing her skills on the cool parquet floor of SATURDAYS, a local skating rink owned and operated by a former ’90s hip-hop back-up dancer. With its neon lights, galaxy-painted rink and killer D.J. spinning the latest music, SATURDAYS is the place to show and prove. Paris is the leader of a skate crew and is determined to take them all the way to the top. However, she has sickle cell disease, and when it flares up, it’ll take every ounce of determination to prove the doubters wrong, including her concerned family.

Genius Entertainment, founded by actress and executive producer Marsai Martin alongside Joshua and Carol Martin, creates stories meant to inspire, illuminate, and celebrate the diverse experiences of girls and people of color. Marsai Martin has become a part of Hollywood history as the youngest person to executive produce a major feature film, “Little,” at just 10 years old. Her work on the hit ABC Emmy®-nominated series “black-ish” has garnered her seven NAACP Image Awards.

Norman Vance Jr. has been writing for television and film for over 20 years. His television credits include “Moesha” and “Girlfriends.” Vance has written and produced several films, including “Roll Bounce,” followed by “Beauty Shop” and “Pride.” He most recently served as supervising producer on the series “American Soul,” “Swagger” and “Queen Sugar.”

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Production Has Begun on Disney Junior’s ‘Eureka!’





Production Has Begun on Disney Junior’s ‘Eureka!’ An Animated Series for Preschoolers About a Young Inventor Living in Prehistoric Times, Set To Debut Later This Year
March 8, 2021

PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON DISNEY JUNIOR’S ‘EUREKA!’

AN ANIMATED SERIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS ABOUT A YOUNG INVENTOR LIVING IN PREHISTORIC TIMES, SET TO DEBUT LATER THIS YEAR

— Ruth Righi (Disney Channel’s ‘Sydney to the Max’) Stars as Eureka;

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lil Rel Howery and Javier Muñoz Cast in Lead Roles —

Production is underway on Disney Junior’s “Eureka!,” an animated music-filled series about a talented young inventor living in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls. The series is set to premiere later this year. Ruth Righi (Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max”) stars as the voice of title character, Eureka, with Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”) and Lil Rel Howery (“Free Guy”) as her parents, Roxy and Rollo, and Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”) as her teacher, Ohm.

The series is produced by Academy Award® nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins”) in association with Disney Junior. The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior.

D’Ambrosia said, “Eureka is an inspiring young girl with a big imagination and even bigger heart. Through her creative inventions and friendships, she brings her prehistoric town together and helps others learn to look at the world from different perspectives. We like to think of her as our very first Disney Imagineer.”

“Eureka!” tells the story of a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. Utilizing creative out-of-the-box thinking, she designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. With the help of her supportive parents, teacher, best friends—Pepper and Barry—and beloved pet mammoth Murphy, Eureka is learning to embrace that she is not ordinary … she’s extraordinary.

Rounding out the “Eureka!” voice cast is Kai Zen (“Amphibia”) as Pepper, Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”) as Barry and Fred Tatasciore (“Big Hero 6 The Series “) as Murphy.

Christiana “Chee” McGuigan, a science educator who has worked at the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, serves as the series’ science education consultant. Biomedical scientist, social entrepreneur and former senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knatokie Ford, advised on the original series development. Engineering experts from Disney’s world-renowned Imagineering team advised on the early development of Eureka’s inventions.

Emmy® Award winner Norton Virgien (“Doc McStuffins”) and award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Niamh Sharkey (“Henry Hugglemonster”) are the series’ creators and executive producers. Emmy Award-nominated Erica Rothschild (“Sofia the First”) developed the series with Virgien and Sharkey and serves as co-executive producer and story editor. Film and television writer and director Rusty Cundieff (“Tales from the Hood”) and Emmy Award-nominated television producer Donna Brown Guillaume (“Happily Ever After: Fairytales for Every Child”) are consulting producers. Multitalented singer, songwriter and producer Kari Kimmel (“Spirit Riding Free”) is the series’ songwriter, and Emmy Award-winning Frederik Wiedmann (“All Hail King Julien”) is the composer.

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