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Disney Channel confirm Andi Mack has been renewed for a third season

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The Disney Channel has confirmed their hit diverse coming of age tv series, Andi Mack, will be returning for a third season.

The current cast of Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel all found out the news while on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday.

Marsh said, “A series about a girl discovering that her sister is really her mother was new territory for Disney Channel, but Terri’s honest, authentic storytelling allowed our audience to connect deeply to these characters and their journeys of self-discovery. What she has crafted stands as a high-water benchmark for kids and family storytelling around the world.”

The Disney Channel keep hitting the right notes with teenage audiences, Andi Mack only premiered in the UK on Disney Channel in March 2017, and has reached more than 40 million total viewers and nearly 17 million kids worldwide. The winning
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8 Old School Disney Channel Shows That Deserve a Reboot

Many of us grew up with TV shows on Disney Channel, planning our Friday nights around the premiere of every single new Disney Channel Original Movie. We laughed, we cried and we prayed that our secret twin sibling would show up out of nowhere, while simultaneously finding out that our mother was born a leprechaun.

The last few years have given all Disney Channel kids hope with the return of That’s So Raven and Boy Meets World via their respective spinoffs, Raven’s Home and Girl Meets World. (Adult Shawn Hunter, anyone?) If you love baby Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sanderson sisters as much as the rest of the world, you probably jumped for joy when a Hocus Pocus remake was announced. Oh, and who can forget the huge news that the Wildcats will return to East High in High School Musical 4?

Sure, all of these reboots are great, but so many more
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Disney Channel to Air First Gay Storyline on Season Premiere of 'Andi Mack'

Disney Channel is preparing to air its first gay storyline. 

Andi Mack's second season premiere will feature one of the show's main characters, Cyrus (Joshua Rush), beginning to realize he has feelings for a male classmate. 

The episode, which airs on Friday, shows Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) sorting out her feelings for her classmate Jonah (Asher Angel), while Cyrus realizes that he, too, has feelings for Jonah. Cyrus confides in his and Andi's best friend, Buffy (Sofia Wylie), as he struggles to determine how to tell his new girlfriend. Buffy's reaction is intended to serve as a positive example for both children and adults. 

"Andi Mack is a story about tweens figuring out who they are; [creator] Terri Minsky, the cast and everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it's appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity," a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement
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‘Andi Mack’: Teen Character Will Come Out as Gay on Disney Channel’s Groundbreaking Series

In a groundbreaking move by the Disney Channel, a young character on the network’s breakout comedy “Andi Mack” will explore his sexual orientation.

As the show returns for a sophomore season, it’s revealed that Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) isn’t the only character with a crush on one of the boys at school, Jonah Beck (Asher Angel). Her pal Cyrus (Joshua Rush) suddenly realizes that he’s interested in Jonah as well.

According to information released by Disney Channel: “This realization begins an important part of his journey to self-discovery as a gay individual and ultimately, his self-acceptance. In the episode, Cyrus confides in Buffy. The scene, and what Buffy says to Cyrus, makes for positive role models for kids and adult viewers. In subsequent episodes, Cyrus begins to understand himself, and can count on supportive friends Buffy and Andi who, as teenagers, are also on a journey to self-discovery.
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Disney Channel to Feature Its First Gay Main Character in Andi Mack Season 2

Disney Channel’s Andi Mack is about to make history… again.

Already considered groundbreaking for its handling of unconventional pregnancies — the show’s titular character (played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee) learns that her “older sister” is actually her mother — the coming-of-age dramedy will soon introduce the network’s first gay character.

VideosExclusive Andi Mack Premiere Clip: Bowie’s Proposal Plan Hits a Snag

In the show’s second season, which kicks off with a one-hour premiere on Friday, Oct. 27 (8/7c), Andi’s best friend Cyrus (Joshua Rush) will come to the realization that he has feelings for Andi’s main
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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation To Host 28th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Festival

On Sunday, October 29, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Egpaf) will celebrate its 28th annual A Time for Heroes family festival at Smashbox Studios in Culver City.

A Time for Heroes raises critical funds needed to end AIDS in children. Since its founding and the first A Time for Heroes festival 28 years ago, Egpaf has reached over 27 million women worldwide with lifesaving services. As always, there will be delicious food from top local eateries, games for all ages, and high-energy entertainment, including live music by Ocean Park Standoff.

Who:

The 2017 Heroes Host Committee includes: Ed Harris (Westworld; The Last Full Measure), Martel & Tony Hale(Veep), Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210) & Dean McDermott (Chopped Canada), Mason Cook (Speechless), Tia Mowry-Hardrict (The Game), Tamera Mowry-Housley (The Real), Rebecca Gayheart (Grey Lady) & Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy; The Last Ship), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Gilles Marini (Sex and the City; Switched at Birth), Nia Long
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‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’

‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’
Exclusive: Jennifer Stone, best known for her role as Harper in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, has been tapped to star in Santa Girl for Capital Arts Entertainment, alongside fellow Disney alum Jason Dolley (Good Luck Charlie). Blayne Weaver (6 Month Rule) is attached to direct the film about the adventures of Santa's teenage daughter, Cassie, as she leaves the North Pole for the first time to attend college. She must navigate this strange new world while…
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Disney Channel Battle: Vote in the Final Round for Your Favorite TV Series

It's the final round of E! News' Disney Channel Battle, and each vote counts more than ever. The third round of the competition ended this morning at 5 a.m. Pt and eliminated five of the network's most popular series: Girl Meets World, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Phineas and Ferb and Wizards of Waverly Place. As a result, the final five has been narrowed down to Hannah Montana, Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and That's So Raven. Which of the series, which were on the air at varying points between 2001 and 2011, will win? Cast your vote now: The contest began Aug. 18 with 40 series, including Austin & Ally, Best Friends Whenever, Bizaardvark, K.C....
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Leigh-Allyn Baker on Why a Gluten-Free Diet Has Been Crucial for Her Sons: 'Heal the Gut, Heal the Brain'

Leigh-Allyn Baker on Why a Gluten-Free Diet Has Been Crucial for Her Sons: 'Heal the Gut, Heal the Brain'
Will & Grace alum and Good Luck Charlie star Leigh-Allyn Baker opens up about motherhood and her son’s daily battle with dyspraxia in an exclusive five-part People series. (Read part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here.)

You won’t find any gluten in Leigh-Allyn Baker‘s home — but don’t call it a “junk”-free space.

“They don’t eat chemical junk, but they still get to eat junk — they just eat natural junk,” Baker tells People of her and husband Keith Kauffman‘s two sons: Baker James, 4½, and Griffin Samuel, 8.

“When there’s a birthday party, my kids get a cake,
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Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi to Voice Lesbian Moms on Disney’s ‘Doc McStuffins’

Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi to Voice Lesbian Moms on Disney’s ‘Doc McStuffins’
Out lesbian entertainers Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi will lend their voices to a very special episode of Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins,” playing two lesbian moms.

GLAAD confirmed the news at a panel titled “Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Trends on TV Today” at the Television Critics Association press tour. Sykes is no stranger to children’s television, having signed on to play a recurring role on “Vampirina,” the newest show from “Doc McStuffins” creator Chris Nee. De Rossi recently voiced a character on the less family-friendly “Family Guy.”

The series follows Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, who wants to be a doctor, just like her mother. Using her magic stethoscope, she is able to bring her toys and stuffed animals to life, and practice her healing skills on their ailments. She gives them check-ups and diagnoses them from her “Big Book of Boo Boos.” Each episode includes original music, and
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Leigh-Allyn Baker on Why She Chose to Tell Her Son's Dyspraxia Story: I Want to Make It 'Normal' for Him

Leigh-Allyn Baker on Why She Chose to Tell Her Son's Dyspraxia Story: I Want to Make It 'Normal' for Him
Will & Grace alum and Good Luck Charlie star Leigh-Allyn Baker opens up about motherhood and her son’s daily battle with dyspraxia in an exclusive five-part People series. (Read part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.)

Leigh-Allyn Baker is speaking out about her son’s life with developmental disorder dyspraxia, but know it’s not really her story to tell.

“I struggle with the fact that it’s Griffin, and should I be speaking out about something that’s his, not mine,” Baker says of her 8-year-old son.

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs?
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Leigh-Allyn Baker on Her Younger Son's Speech Issues: 'He Stopped Talking Completely for a Year'

Leigh-Allyn Baker on Her Younger Son's Speech Issues: 'He Stopped Talking Completely for a Year'
Will & Grace alum and Good Luck Charlie star Leigh-Allyn Baker opens up about motherhood and her son’s daily battle with dyspraxia in an exclusive five-part People series. (Read part 1 here and part 2 here.)

While Leigh-Allyn Baker and her husband were working on finding the best treatment plan for their older son Griffin Samuel, 8 — who was diagnosed with the developmental disorder dyspraxia several years ago — their younger child suddenly stopped speaking.

“Everybody’s got something,” Baker tells People in an interview ahead of her August Facebook Live chat with Dyspraxia Foundation USA.

The Good Luck Charlie star’s son Baker James,
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Leigh-Allyn Baker's Son Gets 'Frustrated' at School: 'He Tries His Hardest' But It's Exhausting with Dyspraxia

Leigh-Allyn Baker's Son Gets 'Frustrated' at School: 'He Tries His Hardest' But It's Exhausting with Dyspraxia
Will & Grace alum and Good Luck Charlie star Leigh-Allyn Baker opens up about motherhood and her son’s daily battle with dyspraxia in an exclusive five-part People series. (Read part 1 here.)

It’s been four years since Leigh-Allyn Baker‘s son Griffin Samuel was first diagnosed with the developmental disorder dyspraxia. And while occupational, behavioral and educational therapy have done wonders for the 8-year-old, he still gets “frustrated.”

“Can you imagine sitting in school and someone is standing up there talking, asking you to pay attention and do your work, and you’ve got to focus on sitting upright, not falling over.
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Will & Grace Alum Leigh-Allyn Baker on Learning Her Son Has Dyspraxia: 'I've Never Experienced That Kind of Emotion'

Will & Grace Alum Leigh-Allyn Baker on Learning Her Son Has Dyspraxia: 'I've Never Experienced That Kind of Emotion'
Will & Grace alum and Good Luck Charlie star Leigh-Allyn Baker opens up about motherhood and her son’s daily battle with dyspraxia in an exclusive five-part People series.

Leigh-Allyn Baker‘s son Griffin Samuel is a smart, talkative and creative 8-year-old. But sometimes, he falls or drops things.

Griffin has dyspraxia, a developmental disorder that affects coordination, among other things.

“He’s far advanced in many areas, but then there are other areas like standing on one foot, holding a pencil or writing that are just extremely difficult for him,” the actress tells People ahead of her August Facebook Live chat with Dyspraxia Foundation USA.
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Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Renewed for Second Season

Andi Mack is sticking around at Disney Channel.

The teen-centered series has been renewed for a second season, it was announced Thursday.

From Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky, Andi Mack centers on a 13-year-old girl's typical — and not so typical — life with her family and friends.

Minsky executive produces the show with Michelle Manning (The Breakfast Club, Teen Beach 2). Phil Baker (Good Luck Charlie) serves as co-executive producer on the Horizon Productions half-hour.

Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars in the title role on the series, which begins production on season two in Salt Lake City in July.

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Time to Step Up Your Binge-Watching Game - Netflix Is Expiring These Titles in May

It's that time again. Netflix has announced the titles it's getting rid of in May, and we're pretty bummed. Not only is Scrubs getting, well, scrubbed from the catalog, but we also have to say goodbye to nostalgic gems like Step Up, The Wedding Planner, and the entire Jurassic Park franchise. At least we have some fresh new movies and shows coming our way. May 1 11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang! Black Mamba: Kiss of Death Cujo Doomsdays Fantastic Four FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Flicka: Country Pride Garfield's Fun Fest Invincible Jetsons: The Movie Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Paulie Samurai Headhunters Stephen King's Thinner Tales From the Darkside: The Movie The Doors The Real Beauty and the Beast The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz The Sons of Katie Elder The Wedding Planner Things We Lost in the Fire To Catch a Thief Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine
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Bridgit Mendler Lands Lead Role in Fox’s ‘Thin Ice’ Comedy Pilot From Liz Meriwether

Bridgit Mendler Lands Lead Role in Fox’s ‘Thin Ice’ Comedy Pilot From Liz Meriwether
Liz Meriwether has found her next new girl.

Bridgit Mendler has nabbed the lead role in “Thin Ice,” the Fox comedy pilot that hails from “New Girl” creator, Meriwether. Isiah Whitlock has also been cast as a series regular.

Thin Ice” centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.

Mender will play the central female lead, Lou, who is described as messy and directionless. A receptionist at the National Science Foundation in Virginia, she’s not giving up on her dreams so easily, so she jumps at the chance to go to Antarctica for a new job that may re-ignite for passion for science.

Whitlock will play Bill, a geologist in the Antarctic research team in Antarctica, who is a little intimidating and has no patience for idiots.

Thin Ice” was put on the fast-track for the 2017-
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Bridgit Mendler Cast As the Lead Of Liz Meriwether’s Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Thin Ice’

Undateable and Good Luck Charlie alumna Bridgit Mendler has been cast as the lead of Thin Ice, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot co-written and executive produced by New Girl creator Liz Meriwether. Also cast in the project, from 20th TV, is The Wire alum Isiah Whitlock. Written by Meriwether, Ed Macdonald and Mark Grimmer and to be directed by James Ponsoldt, Thin Ice centers on Lou (Mendler) who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in…
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Bridgit Mendler to Star in Fox Comedy From 'New Girl' Creator

Fox's Liz Meriwether comedy Thin Ice has found its leading lady.

Good Luck Charlie and Undateable grad Bridgit Mendler has been tapped to topline the single-camera comedy from the New Girl creator, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, The Wire alum Isiah Whitlock also has boarded the project.

Thin Ice centers on a woman, Lou (Mendler) who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the Earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.

Lou is described as messy and directionless and a receptionist at the National Science Foundation in Virginia. Not giving...
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TVLine Items: Arrow's New Detective, The Defenders Adds 3 Allies and More

TVLine Items: Arrow's New Detective, The Defenders Adds 3 Allies and More
Could Arrow‘s Prometheus be a woman?

I’m just going to casually (recklessly?) put that out there, in the wake of news that Juliana Harkavy — whose TV credits include episodes of The Walking Dead and Constantine — has been cast on the CW drama in the recurring role of Tina Boland, a detective (formerly of the Central City Pd) who is no fan of costumed crimefighters.

Described as “brash but tactful, Tina isn’t impressed by anyone, let alone vigilantes like Green Arrow. She’s tough, speaks her mind and has the skills and experience to back it up,” reads the breakdown.
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