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K.C. Undercover Renewed for Season 3

K.C. Cooper will be staying undercover for a while: Disney Channel has renewed K.C. Undercover for a third season.

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Zendaya, who stars as the titular high-school spy, will return for Season 3, the network announced Tuesday. Her character K.C. Cooper’s parents are spies, so she has to balance normal teen stuff (homework, boys) with the demands of being a spy in training for top-secret government outfit The Organization. But she also gets to do a lot of cool karate kicks, so it’s not all bad.
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Zendaya’s Disney Channel Show ‘K.C. Undercover’ Renewed for Season 3 (Exclusive)

Zendaya’s Disney Channel Show ‘K.C. Undercover’ Renewed for Season 3 (Exclusive)
Disney Channel has renewed Zendaya’s “K.C. Undercover” for a third season, Variety has learned exclusively.

The spy comedy stars Zendaya as K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and martial arts expert turned international super spy for a secret government agency, who balances her teenage life with performing undercover missions to save the world.

Along with Zendaya — who will serve as producer on Season 3 — the series stars Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden, Trinitee Stokes and Veronica Dunne. The show, which debuted in January 2015, was created by Corinne Marshall. Rob Lotterstein serves as executive producer.

“We’re very proud of the success of ‘K.C. Undercover’ and how popular it is across our different platforms,” said Adam Bonnett, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Channels Worldwide. “The series will continue to deliver action sequences that push the boundaries of the multi-camera genre with the same great quality storytelling and talented cast led by the incomparable
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Kc Undercover: Season Three Ordered by Disney Channel

Zendaya's undercover shenanigans will continue at the House of Mouse. The Kc Undercover TV show has been renewed for a third season on Disney Channel. Season two of the live-action family comedy series, following teen spy Kc Cooper, premiered on March 6th of this year. It airs Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30pm Est. People magazine broke the news in an exclusive.The Kc Undercover TV series cast includes Zendaya, Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne, and Trinitee Stokes. From It's a Laugh Productions, Inc., the sitcom was created by Corinne Marshall. Rob Lotterstein executive produces.Read More…
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Zendaya & Raven-Symoné Unite Generations of Disney Viewers on ‘K.C. Undercover’ Special

Zendaya & Raven-Symoné Unite Generations of Disney Viewers on ‘K.C. Undercover’ Special
Raven-Symoné is heading back to her Disney Channel roots with a guest stint on the Sept. 7 episode of Zendaya’s “K.C. Undercover.”

The View” host got her start on Disney in 2003 with popular sitcom “That’s So Raven,” of which Zendaya was an avid fan during her childhood. Raven also has long-term Disney fans from the “Zenon” and “Cheetah Girls” movies.

“I grew up watching ‘That’s So Raven,’ and that’s where I learned a lot of my comedy,” Zendaya tells Variety.

Disney Channel exec Adam Bonnett who developed both “That’s So Raven” and “K.C. Undercover” (in addition to Miley Cyrus’ “Hannah Montana,” Selena Gomez’s “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Hilary Duff’s “Lizzie McGuire,” Shia Labeouf’s “Even Stevens,” the “Teen Beach Movie” franchise, plus Bella Thorne and Zendaya’s first Disney series “Shake It Up”) says that Raven’s return to the network was the perfect
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‘The View’s’ Raven-Symoné to Guest Star on Disney’s ‘K.C. Undercover’ Sept. 7

‘The View’s’ Raven-Symoné to Guest Star on Disney’s ‘K.C. Undercover’ Sept. 7
Raven-Symoné is returning to her Disney Channel roots with a guest-star shot on the Sept. 7 episode of “K.C. Undercover,” the sitcom anchored by Zendaya.

The new “View” co-host starred on her own Disney show, “That’s So Raven,” which ran four seasons, wrapping in 2007.

Eight years later, Raven-Symoné will be back on the kids’ cabler for a special one-hour episode of the spy comedy, which finds high school undercover spy K.C. Cooper (Zendaya) enlisting the help of a former spy and computer engineering expert Simone Deveraux (Raven-Symoné) when her family’s sophisticated robot, Judy, runs away and is captured by enemy agents.

Earlier this year, Raven-Symoné posted a photo from the “K.C.” set, announcing that she would guest star, and also giving a glimpse of her and Zendaya’s episodic look, boasting unrecognizable disguises. (However, the two-part episode she mentioned has now been set as the hourlong special.
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Kc Undercover: Disney Channel Orders Zendaya Series

Disney has picked up a new family comedy series called Kc Undercover. The show will star recording artist Zendaya, along with Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden and Veronica Dunne.

Production begins this summer and the series is expected to premiere early next year.

Here's the press release:

Disney Channel Orders "K.C. Undercover,"

A New family Comedy Series Starring Teen Superstar Zendaya

-- Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden and Veronica Dunne also Star --

Popular actress and recording artist Zendaya ("Dancing with the Stars," "Shake It Up") will headline and co-produce a new series for kids and families, the live-action spy comedy "K.C. Undercover." It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. The multi-camera series, executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein ("Shake It Up"), begins production
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Zendaya to Star In, Co-Produce Disney Channel Spy Series

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Zendaya to Star In, Co-Produce Disney Channel Spy Series
Teen star Zendaya Coleman is returning to Disney Channel to headline a brand new series. Zendaya's new show, called “K.C. Confidential,” will focus on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who begins her training as an undercover super-spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. Also read: ‘Girl Meets World’ Gets Disney Channel Premiere Date, Full Trailer (Video) The multi-cam family comedy, which will be produced by Rob Lotterstein, begins production this summer and will premiere early 2015. Zendaya will also serve as co-producer. Zendaya was also the star of a previous Disney show, “Shake it Up,
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Disney Channel Orders New Series With ‘Shake it Up’ Actress

Disney Channel Orders New Series With ‘Shake it Up’ Actress
The singer and actress of Disney fame, Zendaya (“Shake It Up,” “Dancing with the Stars”), has signed on to headline and co-produce another show from the Mouse House titled, “K.C. Undercover.”

The spy comedy follows K.C. Cooper, a high school math genius who’s training to be an undercover super spy, just like her parents. Each episode finds the Coopers balancing typical family issues while performing undercover missions to protect the country.

K.C. Undercover” will be exec produced by Rob Lotterstein who also worked with Zendaya on “Shake It Up.”

Zendaya and Rob Lotterstein are a powerhouse combination to produce Disney Channel’s next action-driven sitcom,” said exec VP of original programming Adam Bonnett in a statement. “This show has all of the Disney Channel attributes – family, friendship, humor and heart all from the point of view of an incredibly talented and relatable teenage girl.”

K.C. Undercover” will begin production this summer in Los Angeles.
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Disney Channel Orders Zendaya-Starrer ‘K.C. Undercover’

Zendaya (Dancing With The Stars, Shake It Up) will star in and co-produce live-action spy comedy K.C. Undercover, Disney Channel said today. The multi-camera series begins production this summer in Los Angeles for an early 2015 premiere. It focuses on K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz who’s training to be an undercover super spy, following in the footsteps of her parents. Each episode finds the Coopers balancing typical family issues while performing undercover missions to protect the country. Also starring are Kadeem Hardison and Tammy Townsend as K.C.’s parents Craig and Kira Cooper; Kamil McFadden as Ernie, the youngest of the Cooper family; and Veronica Dunne as K.C.’s best friend Marisa. Zendaya is next up in Disney Channel’s original movie Zapped, premiering June 27. K.C. Undercover was created by Corinne Marshall and is executive-produced by Rob Lotterstein (Shake It Up). It is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions.
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Disney Channel Greenlights Comedy Pilot Starring ‘Shake It Up’s Zendaya

As Disney Channel‘s Shake It Up is heading to its series finale this Sunday, series co-lead Zendaya is eying a return to the network’s comedy series lineup with a new show, Super Awesome Katy. Disney Channel has greenlighted a pilot for the project, which centers on 16-year-old Katy Cooper (Zendaya), an outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt, who discovers that both her parents are spies with aspirations that she will follow in their footsteps. Shake It Up! exec producer Rob Lotterstein wrote the shooting script for the pilot, while the original script was penned by Corinne Marshall. Filming is slated to begin in early 2014 for 2014-15 season consideration. Disney is making a big bet on 17-year-old actress-singer-dancer Zendaya. When Disney Channel in July made the decision to end Shake It Up, it signed a deal with Zendaya to headline an original movie for the channel,
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'Shake It Up' Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot (Exclusive)

'Shake It Up' Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot (Exclusive)
Disney Channel is staying in business with Shake It Up star Zendaya. The kids cable network has greenlighted half-hour comedy pilot Super Awesome Katy, which the 17-year-old starlet will topline, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Super Awesome Katy centers on 16-year-old Katy Cooper (Zendaya), an outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt, who discovers that both her parents are spies who expect her to follow in their footsteps. The project marks a reunion between Zendaya and Shake It Up executive producer Rob Lotterstein, who will also be an Ep on Super Awesome

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'Shake It Up': Disney Channel show to come to an end

Disney Channel has given hit series "Shake It Up" its orders and they are: Shut it down.

The original series will wrap up its run after 78 episodes, Deadline reports, with a final set of episodes due to air this summer and in the fall. "Shake It Up" is the No. 1 TV series year-to-date in both the kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 demos, but the move to end the series while it's on top isn't uncommon for the network.

In June 2012, the network also said it was wrapping up "Good Luck Charlie" after four seasons, 100 episodes and a hit TV movie. The cancellation of both shows comes as the cabler is prepping the debuts of a handful of new series including "I Didn't Do It" and "Girl Meets World," with "Shake It Up" executive producer Rob Lotterstein moving over to co-exec produce "I Didn't Do It."

At least one of the
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Disney Channel’s ‘Shake It Up’ To End

Exclusive: Disney Channel’s original series Shake It Up is wrapping its run after 78 episodes, with the final round of shows set to roll out this summer and in the fall. But one of the series’ stars, Zendaya, is sticking around, inking a deal to star a Disney Channel original movie. The move to end Shake It Up while it’s still going strong (it is the No. 1 TV series year-to-date in kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 demos) is not atypical of the network, which tends to cap its original series after a set time. In June, Disney Channel said it was ending Good Luck Charlie after four seasons, 100 episodes and a hit TV movie. The Shake It Up shake-up comes as the network is prepping the debuts of new series including I Didn’t Do It and Girl Meets World; Shake It Up executive producer Rob Lotterstein is moving
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Disney Channel’s Hit Comedy ‘Shake It Up’ Renewed For Third Season

Exclusive: Disney Channel has ordered a third season of hit dance-driven buddy comedy Shake It Up. Following its premiere in November 2010, Shake It Up ranked as the No. 1 series of 2011 among tweens 9-14, and for second quarter 2012-to-date, it is the No. 1 TV series among kids 2-11 (2.0 million/4.9 rating) and kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating). The series inspired Disney Channel’s first-ever talent competition for kids and tweens, Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – Shake It Up Edition, a successful soundtrack and merchandizing line. Shake It Up, executive produced by Rob Lotterstein and Eileen Conn, stars Zendaya and Bella Thorne as best friends Rocky Blue and CeCe Jones, who are living their dreams as dancers on the hit show Shake It Up, Chicago! New episodes air Sunday at 8:30 Pm. Coming this summer is Shake It Up: Made In Japan, a 90-minute special in which the gang will head to
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Disney Channel international talent search for 'Shake It Up' Season 2 Dance Crew

The highly popular Disney Channel teen sitcom "Shake It Up" is currently conducting an international talent search seeking dance crews with two through eight members per team. The dance crew selected will work on various episodes of season 2. "Shake It Up" is currently the number one series on TV among kids 6-11 and tweens.

One of Hollywood's top executive producers and writers, Chris Thompson, is the creator of "Shake It Up". He executive produces the show along with Rob Lotterstein and Jeff Strauss. The show is being produced by It's a Laugh Productions, the same production company behind the Disney Channel hit shows Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, Jonas L.A., and many many more.
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Elliot Webb exiting ICM

Veteran TV lit agent Elliot Webb is departing ICM, where he served as executive vp.

After 35 years as an agent, he is leaving in August to pursue other opportunities in the entertainment industry, possibly switching to management/production.

Webb began his career at ICM in 1974. In 1983, he left ICM and joined Bob Broder and Norman Kurland to form the boutique lit agency Broder Kurland Webb.

The agency -- which eventually became Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann -- was acquired by ICM in 2006.

Webb's client list has included "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter; "Northern Exposure" co-creator Josh Brand; "The Sopranos" alums Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green;, "Law & Order" veteran Walon Green; writers Phoef Sutton, Michael Seitzman, Rob Lotterstein, Chip Johannessen and Barry Kemp; and cartoonist Garry Trudeau.
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Macfarlane, Cherry set for WGA benefit

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and Darren Star (Sex and the City) are among a panel of writers/producers who will discuss "That's Not Funny! Turning Life's Little Tragedies Into Comedy," a benefit for the WGA Foundation and Industry Support Fund presented by Humanitas, on Feb. 18 at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills.

Rob Lotterstein (The War at Home) will moderate. The evening includes five-time Humanitas Prize winner Gary David Goldberg (Family Ties) signing his recent autobiography, "Sit, Ubu, Sit: How I Went From Brooklyn to Hollywood with the Same Woman, the Same Dog, and a Lot Less Hair."

ABC trims development slate

ABC on Thursday became the latest network to trim its 2008-09 development slate, citing the effects of the writers strike on this year's pilot season.

ABC went for a deep cut, releasing about 35-40 scripts, roughly one-third of its slate and the most of any network. Most of the projects are said to hail from the network's sister studio, ABC Studios, and about 15 are believed to be comedy scripts.

ABC's list of dismissed projects is said to include Alana Sanko's Get Out and Rob Lotterstein's One Big Happy. Both are executive produced by ABC Studios-based producers, Salma Hayek and Emile Levisetti, respectively.

Also let go are untitled scripts from Laurice Elehwany, Todd Graff and the duo of Dave Lampson and Andrew Leeds. Graff had been developing his project with non-writing producers Nina Wass and Gene Stein, whose overall deal with ABC Studios was terminated earlier this month, also as a fallout from the strike.

Humanitas bestows noms on 28 writers

Humanitas bestows noms on 28 writers
Writers on the films Amazing Grace, Freedom Writers and Venus along with scribes on a trio of medical-themed TV series -- NBC's Scrubs and ER and Fox's House -- are among the finalists for the 33rd annual Humanitas Prize.

The prize, which rewards film and TV writers whose work "honestly explores the complexities of the human experience and sheds light on the positive values of life," is handed out in eight categories, each of which carries a monetary prize of varying amounts. Twenty-eight writers were named finalists this year.

In the feature-film category, which bestows a $25,000 prize, the finalists are Steven Knight for Samuel Goldwyn Films/Roadside Attractions' Amazing Grace; Richard LaGravenese, who wrote the screenplay for Paramount Pictures' Freedom Writers; and Hanif Kureishi for Miramax Films' Venus.

Finalists in the Sundance feature-film category, which offers a $10,000 prize, are Newton I. Aduaka & Alain-Michel Blanc (writers) and Newton I. Aduaka (story) for Ezra, Adrienne Shelly for Fox Searchlight Pictures' Waitress and Salvatore Stabile for Where God Left His Shoes.

The TV finalists in the 30-minute category, which carries a $10,000 prize, are Scrubs writer Bill Callahan, who will compete with Jennifer Crittenden, who wrote the Oh God, Yes episode of CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Rob Lotterstein, who wrote the Kenny Doesn't Live Here Anymore episode of Fox's The War at Home.

Cited in the 60-minute TV category, which bestows a $15,000 prize, were "ER" writers R.

'Earl,' 'Home' pilots licensed

'Earl,' 'Home' pilots licensed
Two comedy projects have received cast-contingent pilot orders at NBC and Fox. NBC has given a thumbs up to My Name Is Earl, while Fox's is betting on The War at Home. Earl, from 20th Century Fox TV and Yes, Dear co-creator/executive producer Greg Garcia, centers on a low-rent crook who, after winning the lottery, decides to use his limited yet oddly effective intelligence to right the wrongs he has made in his life. CAA-repped Garcia wrote the pilot and is executive producing. War at Home, from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Acme Prods., revolves around hypocritical parents who struggle to maintain dominance over their kids. Rob Lotterstein, who penned the script, is exec producing with Acme's Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel. Lotterstein most recently co-created and exec produced with Schultheis and Hanel the WB Network comedy project Sixteen to Life. He is repped by BWCS.

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