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Disney Channel characters swap shows for guest-star weekend -- EXCLUSIVE

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite Disney Channel character swapped shows with your other favorite Disney Channel character? Well, you’ll get to find out in April when the Disney Channel puts on a special “What the What?!?” weekend where characters will switch shows for brand-new episodes.

Here are some to look forward to: A.N.T. Farm‘s Sierra McCormick and Dog With a Blog’s G Hannelius on Jessie; Good Luck Charlie’s Leigh-Allyn Baker on Dog With a Blog;  Austin & Ally‘s Laura Marano on Liv and Maddie, Jessie’s Peyton List on I Didn’t Do It, and Teen Beach Movie‘s Grace Phipps on Austin & Ally.

This special “What the What?!?” guest-star weekend kicks off April 11 and goes until the evening of April 13. Check out a clip from one of the switched-up shows — I Didn’t Do It — below.


'Jessie' celebrates National Adoption Month with special episode -- EXCLUSIVE

November wears many hats. These 30 days aren’t only National Novel Writing Month, National Family Caregivers Month, and Native American Heritage Month — they’re also National Adoption Month, which culminates on Nov. 23 with National Adoption Day.

This year, Disney Channel will celebrate the occasion with a very special installment of Jessie, a sitcom about a young nanny (Debbie Ryan) caring for the kids of a big blended family. Three of her four young charges are adopted — including mischievous Luke (Cameron Boyce), who decides to seek information about his birth parents in the upcoming episode.

As Luke tells Jessie in this exclusive clip, “I don’t want to wait until I’m older to find out about my background.” Unfortunately, getting the goods on his birth family may turn out to be tougher than he thought.

'Jessie,' 'Shake It Up' prepare for Disney Channel's 'Monstober' -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

Get ready for a month-long monster mash.

Tomorrow, Disney Channel will launch its annual 31-day celebration of all things spooky — an event affectionately nicknamed “Monstober.” Highlights this year include Jessie‘s third season premiere, the premiere of spooky British import Wolfblood, and a creepy Toy Story special. As you can see from the photo above, Monstober will also feature a Halloween-themed episode of Shake It Up.

Click through for a full Monstober lineup — as well as sneak peeks at spooky episodes of both Jessie and Liv and Maddie. All times listed are ET. READ FULL STORY

'Good Luck Charlie' grows up: Sneak peek at flash-forward episode

Looks like Charlie was lucky after all — she’ll grow up to be played by Ava Sambora, daughter of Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear, in an episode of Disney Channel’s family sitcom set to air this Sunday.

This peek at what’s to come is part of Disney’s upcoming Flash Forward Weekend, which will include future-themed episodes of Good Luck Charlie as well as A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, Dog with a Blog, Fish Hooks, Jessie, and Shake It Up. Saturday, July 27 features the dance-along edition of Disney’s latest original musical, Teen Beach Movie, as well.

Check below for a full schedule and episode descriptions — as well as an exclusive clip of teenage Charlie in action.


Adam Sandler and Chris Rock go Disney tonight

Some big name stars are hanging out with the young stars of Disney Channel this evening. Adam Sandler guest stars as himself on Jessie, giving Luke (Cameron Boyce) some relationship advice at the school dance. Chris Rock plays himself on A.N.T. Farm, and he’s pretty eager to adopt a a special pet for his daughter. The two movie stars have their big summer movie together, Grown Ups 2, opening on July 12 but you can check out a clip of a very excited Rock as he riffs with Farm‘s China Anne McClain after the jump.


Adam Sandler and Chris Rock guest star on 'Jessie' and 'A.N.T. Farm'

Disney Channel is getting some major Hollywood power coming to their Friday night line-up.

On June 28, Chris Rock will swing by A.N.T. Farm as himself eager to adopt a a special pet for his daughter. After that, Adam Sandler will guest on Jessie as himself in the episode “Punch Dumped Love” (Ha!). Sandler will offer Luke some relationship advice at the school dance. (Don’t you wish celebs regularly swung by your junior high?)

Chris Rock’s daughters (ages 9 and 12) may keep their dad up to speed on A.N.T. Farm happenings; perhaps Sandler watches Jessie with his 7- and 5-year-old daughters. But one sure thing is that both actors have their big summer movie together, Grown Ups 2, to promote. That film will open in theaters July 12.

A.N.T Farm will air at 8:00 p.m. ET June 28; Jessie at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Disney Channel pulls 'Jessie' ep that makes fun of a kid who eats gluten-free -- VIDEO

Celiac disease is no laughing matter — something Disney Channel learned the hard way last week, when parental outrage over a few gluten-based jokes led the network to pull an episode of Jessie from its schedule. The ep was supposed to air May 17.

The jokes in question were aimed at a character named Stuart, a bespectacled 9-year-old with five pages worth of dietary requirements. Among them: He either can’t or won’t eat gluten. When he gives 8-year-old Zuri a gift basket, she rejects the gift and tells him that if he calls her “sweetie” again, he’ll “be eating some gluten-free knuckles.” Zuri also tosses a pancake at Stuart, causing him to shriek “gluten!” and cower, wiping his face furiously. (“He makes me look macho,” quips Zuri’s brother Ravi.)


Debby Ryan performs 'The Best Year' for 'Jessie' anniversary episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


In this Friday’s episode of Jessie, our heroine, Jessie Prescott (Debby Ryan) decides to celebrate her first anniversary with Tony (Chris Galya) by writing him a love song. What could go wrong? Well, after mistakenly thinking he has forgotten their special day, Jessie writes an angry song instead. And it goes viral.

Judging by our exclusive clip, these crazy kids reconcile by episode’s end. In the video, Jessie performs ”The Best Year”  (a song that Ryan co-wrote with producer John Fields) and there’s an adorable montage of the happy couple. Watch it here:


It's a Freaky Freekend on the Disney Channel: Jaime Pressley on 'Phineas & Ferb' and more: Exclusive VIDEO

Get ready for a topsy turvy time on the Disney Channel this weekend (Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7), with body-swapping episodes of A.N.T. Farm, Jessie, Gravity Falls, Phineas & Ferb, Dog With A BlogShake It Up, and the newly renewed Austin & Ally.

Friday’s Phineas and Ferb‘s, titled “Mind Share” (9:30 ET/PT), finds the gang switching bodies with alien tourists only to realize they were duped into being stranded in jail on an alien planet. Back on Earth, Jaime Pressly voices a character named Rosie, who Dr. Doofenshmirtz met on a square-dancing website. Perry ends up being a most excellent wingman as you’ll see from the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Disney channel show 'Jessie' renewed for third season

Your tween will be thrilled: Jessie is coming back for a third season, the Disney Channel announced today.

The sitcom stars Suite Life on Deck alum Debby Ryan as Jessie, a New York City teenage nanny for the Ross family. The upcoming season 2 finale will feature Molly Shannon guest-starring as Jessie’s stepmom-to-be that Jessie meets when she returns home – with the Ross kids in tow – to Texas, according to a press release. The season finale will also feature James Patrick Stuart (Supernatural) as Jessie’s dad as well as Kate Flannery (The Office) as Corporal Cookie.

The show originally premiered in September 2011 and the third season will begin production in July and premiere fall 2013.

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