'Good Luck Charlie' Renewed by Disney Channel for Season 4

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July 12th, 2012

via press release:

A fourth season has been ordered for Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie," a hugely popular family sitcom that recently delivered the #1 cable telecast of the week (8.9 million, L+7 data) and the #1 telecast of the entire second quarter 2012 among Kids 6-11 (4 million, L+7 data) and Tweens (3.7 million, L+7 data). The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. The series presents authentic, kid-relatable stories told from the young characters' POV yet more nuanced towards the family. The third season storyline recently introduced a newborn baby into the Duncan household.

"The success of 'Good Luck Charlie' is a testament to the strong comedic writing of the inventive creative team and characters so artfully brought to life by the talented cast. Every kid wants to be part of the Duncan family, and we look forward to telling more stories that engage and entertain viewers in a fresh and relevant way," said Bonnett.


The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley. Starring are: Bridgit Mendler as Teddy Duncan, Jason Dolley as PJ Duncan, Leigh-Allyn Baker as Amy Duncan, Bradley Steven Perry as Gabe Duncan, Mia Talerico as Charlie Duncan and Eric Allan Kramer as Bob Duncan. The current storyline recently introduced Baby Toby Duncan (casting will soon begin for the role).

In season four, Toby grows into a toddler and Charlie embarks on new play dates, while the entire Duncan household gets busier and is filled with entertaining milestones and daily amusements.  Amy’s role as a full-time mommy blogger propels her to celebrity status; Bob has a career mid-life crisis and begins contemplating his next move; PJ develops a passion for the culinary arts; Gabe forms a special friendship with a girl; and, with college fast approaching, Teddy and Spencer evaluate their relationship.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies.  Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.


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  • RHONJd

    I’m super happy, but this is probably the last season :(. All Disney shows end at season four…

  • MJDB

    This is great news, but @RHONJd might be right. Hopefully not, two years has went by too fast.

  • disney rocks

    This is certain the last season. Teddy Duncan will be graduating next season.

  • I luv nickelodeon

    Yay I’m so glad it might be ending.!! I hope it does..!!!!! Haha jk.(: I’m gonna miss this show if it ends..

  • Disney Fan

    If the show does end Disney will suck even more.!!!!! It’s like the only best show on the network.. O well all good shows come to an end… I hope victorious ends after 6 seasons..!! Cuz it’s the best show ever..

  • Jon23812

    This will be the last season, because Disney shows always end after 4 seasons, or maybe “Good Luck Charlie” will make a milestone. Anyways, I hope this season and season 4 has a lot of episodes.

  • Jared

    Not surprised..GLC is a great show..looking forward to season 4..

  • Jason

    Who knows? If ABC continues to struggle with certain other sitcoms, they should consider airing repeats of this, or better yet, rerun it in daytime if nothing is working for them.

  • Kaylie

    @Jason, Perfect idea…lol

    In all honesty, this may be the final season of Good Luck Charlie. Shake it Up will then become the flagship show. I doubt Disney would keep it for more than 4 seasons. Look at how that turned out for iCarly for example.

  • Jon23812

    @Jason, ABC doesn’t have ABC Kids anymore, which is sad. Disney needs to put it back.

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  • Dean_W

    How many episodes will contain season four ?

  • Aerilyn

    Very happy about this, and the ideas for Season 4 sound fantastic! I love the idea of Amy having her own “mommy blog.”

    QUESTION: When Hannah Montana and Wizards was renewed for their 4th seasons, was it also announced as their final seasons at the same time? I could really see GLC breaking the 4-season tradition here. Unlike, HM and WoWP, GLC doesn’t have an ultimate end goal, and it could still continue even with Teddy going to college.

  • Jason

    @Aerilyn I agree. I mean, look at Austin and Ally. They’re probably college-age kids already. Wouldn’t be surprised if they kept going on from there.

  • disney rocks

    Go GLC!

  • Chixy

    ABC Could Make it appeal to adults a little like make it PG Or something after season 4
    Put it on Wednesdays after the middle

  • MonKey Man

    The Plot of this season looks like a final season

  • Nick

    Are you kidding? ABC would never switch this show’s network. ABC and ABC Family have the two best-rated family comedy blocks on broadcast and cable. They wouldn’t want to mess with that. Anyway, it’s thriving on Disney. Maybe reruns could fit in to ABC Family’s “Laughternoon” afternoon syndicated comedy block, but that’s the best it can get.

  • Jon23812

    @Nick, Lizzie McGuire was going to have a spin-off on ABC, but Hilary Duff quit, because Disney doesn’t pay her enough.

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