'Shake it Up: Made in Japan' Premieres Friday, August 17 on Disney Channel

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July 23rd, 2012

via press release:




-- Featuring Original Songs Performed By Bella Thorne and Zendaya –


-- World Famous Blue Man Group Guest Stars --



Rocky and CeCe win a trip to Japan to be part of a dance video game production and the world famous Blue Man Group performs in a madcap "Shake It Up" event that's infused with Tokyo teen fashion and "J-Pop" music. "Shake It Up: Made In Japan" premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 (8:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. "Shake It Up" is the #1 live-action TV series among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.


Zendaya and Bella Thorne perform three new original songs in the storyline: "Made In Japan," "The Same Heart" and "Fashion is My Kryptonite." The latter song premiered on Radio Disney during a "Take Over" with Bella Thorne and Zendaya on FRIDAY, JULY 20. Their music video for the song, guest starring Cat Deeley, will premiere on Disney Channel in August.

Beginning FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, DisneyChannel.com/ShakeItUp will launch new music activities, games and quizzes inspired by "Shake It Up: Made In Japan," including a quiz that will determine the Japanese-influenced fashions of a Rocky or CeCe-inspired avatar. Upon printing their avatar, viewers can learn how to assemble their own origami. Also on FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, DisneyChannel.com/ShakeItUp will host an exclusive seven minute sneak peek of "Shake It Up: Made In Japan."


The television premiere schedule is:



"Shake It Up: Made in Japan" exclusive preview available via Disney Channel On Demand, a video-on-demand service available to a variety of affiliates including AT&T U-Verse, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable.



"Shake It Up: Made in Japan" premiere on Disney Channel with a simulcast on WATCH Disney Channel. The special event will also be available on demand in WATCH Disney Channel immediately following the linear broadcast.




"Shake It Up: Made in Japan" will be available on iTunes, Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation, as well as on Mobile VOD platforms which include AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.


Starring are: Bella Thorne and Zendaya as CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue, Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones, Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue, Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez, Kenton Duty as Gunther Hessenheffer and Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer.  Keone Young, Anita Barone, R. Brandon Johnson and Buddy Handleson guest star.


"Shake It Up" is executive produced by Rob Lotterstein ("The War at Home," "Ellen") and Eileen Conn ("Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me!"). The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.


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.


[Ratings Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + 7, second quarter 2012]



  • Nathan (NR2012)

    This show has its up and downs. I’d say the highest it will pull is 4.5 million. Lowest would be 4 million.

  • Red

    “Augist”? Really?

  • Jon23812

    I think it will get 7 million or possiibly more, since the GLC movie got 6.2, and this is airing in the summer where viewership is higher for Disney and Nick.

  • Cody

    There is no way it will pull of higher numbers than GLC. I mean come on this show is lame and not funny.. I say at least 4.3 million..

  • Kaylie

    I predict decent ratings. Shake it Up is really popular, its a big event and Disneys going to promote the hell out of it, so I would say about 7-8 million viewers.

  • disney rocks

    @Nathan, I think that 4.5 million is the lowest, not the highest it will pull. Come on- this is a popular show, the last episode got nearly 4 million, you’re expecting a movie Disney will promote a ton, won’t even shoot up a million?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Red: oops. fixed.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @jojo: uh, I wasn’t correcting Red. Red was correcting Sara who originally had a typo in the headline. I fixed the typo in the headline.

  • tamra lyons

    HIIjust use my mothers name and email i love to sing and i wish you were here to here me i use to take qwire singing is my life and my dream if you get this i live in jamaica

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