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Sterling Knight headlines new Disney Channel movie

Production has begun on a new music-filled Disney Channel original movie called Starstruck, which features Sterling Knight, who has become a star in his own right thanks to his role in Disney’s popular series Sonny With a Chance. Scheduled to premiere on the network in 2010, the film is currently filming in and around Los Angeles at locations such as Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood sign, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Venice Boardwalk. The film introduces actress Danielle Campbell. The story follows Jessica Olson (Campbell), a down-to-earth Midwestern girl who literally collides with teen heartthrob and pop star Christopher […]

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Music

Selena Gomez music video premieres on Disney Channel

This Friday, August 28 — following the premiere of the original movie Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie — Disney Channel will present the world premiere of Selena Gomez and The Scene’s first music video, “Falling Down,” from their upcoming debut album Kiss & Tell, which releases September 29. The video was directed by Chris Dooley, who also directed “Stand” for Jewel, and “Land of a Thousand Words” for Scissor Sisters. ___________________ © 2009 Disney Enterprises, Inc. Credit: Bob D’Amico

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Disney Off To “Camp” Again

By Jeff Pfeiffer Disney Channel has announced that it will start production later this summer on a sequel to its hit original movie Camp Rock. The first film, which debuted last summer, was cable TV’s No. 1 entertainment telecast of the year in Total Viewers (10.1 million) and TV’s No. 1 entertainment telecast in Tweens 9-14. The soundtrack to the film debuted at No. 3 and spent 10 weeks in the Top 10 and on Billboard’s 200 Album chart. Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam will feature returning stars Demi Lovato, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Meaghan Martin, Alyson […]

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Crossing Over With Disney

By RabbitEars On July 17, Disney Channel presents what it is calling “the crossover event of the summer.” It’s very likely kids and tweens will agree with the hype, since this event — called “Wizards on Deck With Hannah Montana” — will be intersecting three of the network’s hit series into one 90-minute telecast that brings together the stars of Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and The Suite Life on Deck. Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song and Debby Ryan will be on hand for the […]

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New Jonas Brothers Video Debuts Sunday

By RabbitEars The music video for the Jonas Brothers’ new single “Fly With Me” will debut this Sunday, June 7, at 8pm ET/PT on Disney Channel. The song appears on the group’s new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, which releases June 16. “Fly With Me” is featured on the end credits of the film Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. The music video will also feature behind-the-scenes home video footage from the Jonas’ rehearsals, and a sneak peek at their upcoming concert tour, which kicks off June 20 in Dallas.

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Awards Shows

Daytime Emmy Award Nominations Announced

By RabbitEars Nominations for the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were announced yesterday. PBS led the way with 56 nominations, followed by ABC with 50, syndicated shows with 49, CBS with 30, NBC with 20, Nickelodeon with 13, Disney Channel with 10 and Food Network with 10. Several other networks followed with single-digit nominations. The awards ceremony, hosted by Vanessa Williams, will air August 30 on The CW.

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Jonas Brothers Get Funny In A New Disney Channel Series

By Barb Oates The Monkees meets Flight of the Conchords? That’s how Disney Channel president Gary Marsh is describing its latest venture with the Jonas Brothers – a scripted comedy series titled JONAS, premiering Saturdays, beginning May 2. “What we’ve tried to do with JONAS is create a fusion of a sitcom and a music video and use original Jonas Brothers songs as the foundation to glue it together,” Marsh says.

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ABC Family Reaches For Laughs

by Karl J. Paloucek Continuing its mission to be maybe a little more “ABC” than “Family,” ABC Family is stretching its comedy wings for the first time with back-to-back original series premiering next Monday. First up is “Roommates” (9pm ET), executive-produced in part by the team that brought you “Reba,” and starring Tamera Mowry, whom you might remember from Disney’s “Twitches” movies a few years back. The series centers on a group of friends who room together in New York City following their college years. (Sounds vaguely familiar, doesn’t it? Aren’t you at least a bit curious to see how […]

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Disney Channel Back At “School” With Fourth “HSM”

By RabbitEars As one of my colleagues has said here regularly about One Tree Hill, “the slippery slope never ends” for certain franchises with proven staying power among the younger set. And nothing has been as big in recent years as Disney’s High School Musical series of films. The soundtrack to the first film was the No. 1 album of 2006, and the DVD of the movie was the No. 1 TV movie on DVD. Even more astounding to me, High School Musical 2 became — and remains — the No. 1 basic cable telecast of all time. The third […]

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Awards Shows

Nickelodeon Puts Decision 2009 In Kids’ Hands

Posted by: kjpaloucek Yeah, the Grammys are this weekend and the Oscars are coming up, but the kids don’t care about them — the stuff they like never wins, anyway. Fortunately for them, Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards nominations are out, and starting March 2, kids will be able to go online at nick.com/kca and pick their favorites. The Kids’ Choice Awards is always a pretty messy affair, with lots of Nickelodeon’s patented green slime. (It’s a secret recipe. I asked.) And it’s usually a pretty fun gig for the host as well. In recent years, Justin Timberlake and […]