‘Descendants 3’ Teaser And First Synopsis Out From Disney Channel

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Disney Channel is out with the first teaser and synopsis for Descendants 3, providing a 30-second glimpse at the upcoming original movie that continues the popular good versus evil saga.
In Descendants 3, the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’…

Nickelodeon Hires Former Disney Channel Exec Paul DeBenedittis to Lead Programming Strategy

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Nickelodeon has hired Paul DeBenedittis as executive vice president of programming and content strategy.
DeBenedittis will lead the content and programming strategies, partnerships, acquisitions and media planning for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons a…

Nancy Cartwright Reprises ‘Kim Possible’ Rufus Role For Disney Channel Movie

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The Simpsons‘ Nancy Cartwright will reprise her voice role as Rufus The Naked Mole-Rat in next month’s Disney Channel live-action Kim Possible movie.
Cartwright, who has played Bart Simpson, among other characters, for more than 30 years, v…

‘Star Wars Resistance’: Disney Channel Orders Season 2, Drops New Trailer

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Star Wars Resistance will live to fight another day. Disney Channel has ordered up a sophomore season of the animated Lucasfilm saga with a Fall 2019 premiere episode.
The first season of Star Wars Resistance resumes on Jan. 13 on Disney Channel and Di…

Fired ‘Andi Mack’ Actor Stoney Westmoreland Charged With Six Felonies

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Stoney Westmoreland, who played the grandfather on Disney Channel sitcom Andi Mack until he was fired amid allegations of trying to arrange online to have sex with a 13-year-old, has been charged with six felony counts involving the case.
Today’s…

‘Andi Mack’ Actor Stoney Westmoreland Fired By Disney Channel Following Arrest For Planning Liaison With 13-Year-Old

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UPDATED: Stoney Westmoreland, a 48-year-old actor who plays the grandfather on Disney Channel sitcom Andi Mack, has been arrested for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old he met online.
Hours after the arrest, the kids-focuse…

Paloma Faith, Miriam Margolyes Join Disney’s ‘101 Dalmation Street’ Series

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Pop star Paloma Faith will voice Portia Poodle and actor Miriam Margolyes Bessie the Cornish Cow in “101 Dalmation Street,” Disney Channel’s upcoming animated series. The pair will guest star in the show, with Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) and Michael…

Adam Bonnett to Exit Disney Channel as Head of Original Programming

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Adam Bonnett is stepping down as executive vice president of original programming at Disney Channels Worldwide to pursue a career as a producer, he announced Friday.

Bonnett — who has been with the cabler for 21 years — will depart next month, with a replacement expected to be named in the next few weeks. The exec currently oversees Disney Channel and Disney XD’s live-action development, along with current original series and movies, and casting and talent relations for both channels. A replacement is expected to be named in the coming weeks.

“The demand for programming content across many platforms is at an all-time high so this is the right time for me to explore producing opportunities, something I’ve dreamt about forever,” Bonnett said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “I’m lucky to have had the benefit of a fulfilling career at Disney Channel working with many amazingly talented people. As I transition to an exciting new career chapter, it’s with unending gratitude to my longtime mentor Gary Marsh as well as Nancy Kanter for both their inspiring leadership and friendship throughout the years.”

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Bonnett’s career at the Disney Channel began in 1997. His career with the network is marked by developing series like “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Hannah Montana,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Sonny With a Chance,” “That’s So Raven,” “Lizzie McGuire,” “Even Stevens,” “The Proud Family” and “Kim Possible.” He has also overseen the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise for the last eight years.

Bonnett was promoted to his current role in 2013, previously serving as SVP original programming for Disney Channel.

“Adam’s own well-developed sense of humor and his exceptional understanding of what makes kids laugh has helped Disney Channel deliver decades of entertaining and iconic shows,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. “But it’s his compassion and humanity that has helped us deliver these same stories with heart. We’re truly going to miss him and look forward to being first in line to work with him as a producer.”

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Disney Channel Orders Hybrid Scripted/Improvisational Family Comedy Series ‘Just Roll With It’

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Disney Channel has given a series order to multi-camera family comedy Just Roll With It, a unique scripted/improvisational hybrid that includes the live participation of the studio audience, from co-showrunners Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney XD’s …

Adam Mansbach & Craig Robinson’s ‘Jake The Fake Keeps It Real’ Novel Being Adapted For TV At Disney Channel

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EXCLUSIVE: Jake the Fake Keeps It Real, the first book in an illustrated series by New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach and comedian Craig Robinson (The Office), is in the works for the small screen. Mansbach and Robinson are adapting the no…

Autism-Themed Comedy ‘The A Girl’ From Brenda Hampton Gets Disney Channel Pilot Order, Sets Cast

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Disney Channel has greenlighted The A Girl, a single-camera comedy pilot about a teenage girl on the autism spectrum. It comes from Brenda Hampton, creator of the very successful teen dramas 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She …