Disney Channel has picked up two live-action pilots from some of the creatives behind its two top-rated series, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana.
Housebroken, a spin-off of Zack and Cody, centers on the character of Arwin the handyman, who moves in with his sister to take care of her kids. The actor portraying the recurring role of Arwin on Suite Life is Brian Stepanek.
The project is from Danny Kallis and Irene Dreayer, who are executive producers on Suite Life, and Pamela Eells, who has written for the show.
The other pilot, The Amazing Hannigans, centers on a family in New York that owns an old-fashioned magic shop where, behind the scenes, the kids can do real magic.
The project is from Todd J. Greenwald, a consulting producer on Hannah Montana.
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Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old teen idol better known as "Hannah Montana," plans to write a memoir about her journey to stardom, the Disney Book Group said Tuesday.
The book, to be published by Disney-Hyperion Books and scheduled to hit bookshelves next spring, will trace her life from her roots in the Southern United States to Hollywood celebrity and will feature photographs from her famous family.
Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who rose to fame with 1992's "Achy, Breaky Heart." In recent years, Miley has rocketed to her own stardom as "Hannah Montana" on the Disney Channel's TV show of the same name about a girl who leads a double life as a teenager and singing sensation.
"I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me," Cyrus said in a statement. "I hope to ...Read more
Why is it that Hannah Montana--by all means a model of family values--can't stay away from controversy? Star Miley Cyrus has shocked many by behaving like a normal, modern teenage girl with racy photos and rumors of wanting to leave her role. Now, Hannah Montana has found controversy again in the form of a new lawsuit.
Stop me if you've heard this before: Miley Cyrus is reported to want to leave her hit show Hannah Montana and Disney in order to pursue a bigger career, then Cyrus later goes out of her way to deny it publicly.
Yup, it happened again.
Miley Cyrus will just have to wait a little longer to free herself from the shackles of her Disney-made good-girl image. The Disney Channel has ordered more episodes of Cyrus' wildly popular Hannah Montana series, as well as a second season of The Suite Life on Deck.
Miley Cyrus continues to hint that she's done with playing Hannah Montana, but as long as she continues to rake in the dough as the moonlighting rock star, Disney will do all it can to keep her playing the tween sensation.
Like father, like daughter.
The 13-year-old daughter of 1990s country music star Billy Ray Cyrus has grabbed the No. 1 position on the US pop charts with the soundtrack to her hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, Billboard reported Wednesday.
The Walt Disney Records set sold more than 280,000 copies in the week ended October 29, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the biggest start for a soundtrack since November 2005, when rapper 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' bowed with 317,000 units.
It also ranks as Disney's fourth top 10 debut this year, behind Cars, The Cheetah Girls 2, and the immensely popular High School Musical, which is the only album to sell more than 3 million copies so far in 2006.
The Hannah Montana series stars 13-year-old Miley Cyrus as a schoolgirl who leads a secret nocturnal existence as a famous musician. The disc mostly ...Read more
Disney Channel saw a strong sampling Friday for the premiere of its new series Hannah Montana, about a regular 14-year-old girl who lives a fabulous nocturnal existence as a famous pop star.
Montana scored the network's best numbers for series programming in households, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 in its 9:30 p.m. debut. All in all, the episode drew 5.4 million total viewers.
"This is an unbelievable response--beyond our wildest expectations," said Gary Marsh, president of entertainment at Disney Channel Worldwide. "Hannah Montana has broken out like no other Disney Channel series ever."
The series premiere was helped by an original movie premiere at 8 p.m., Cow Belles, which corralled 5.8 million.
Hannah stars Miley Cyrus in the title role, and her real-life dad, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as her father.