Disney Channel to Premiere Third Season of Top Rated Dance Sitcom 'Shake it Up' on Sunday, October 14

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October 10th, 2012

via press release:



-- Tyra Banks, Alfonso Ribeiro and Leo Howard to Guest Star --


-- "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off" Winner to Perform --


The third season of the dance-driven, buddy comedy "Shake It Up," the #1 live-action TV series in its time period to date among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, will premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The new season finds Rocky and CeCe trying to keep their dance careers alive after the "Shake It Up Chicago" set is ruined; and includes guest stars Tyra Banks, reprising her role as the librarian, Alfonso Ribeiro and Disney XD's Leo Howard; and a special performance by the grand-prize winner of "Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off 2012," Disney's popular talent competition exclusively for kids and tweens.


To date, "Shake It Up" is the #1 series on Sundays at 8:00 p.m. in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14, and this summer’s three-part event, "Shake It Up: Made In Japan" (8/17/12), delivered season highs in Total Viewers (5.28 million), Kids 2-11 (3.23 million/7.8 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.75 million/11.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.46 million/10.2 rating), making it the series’ #2 telecast of all time in the target demographics.


Executive produced by Rob Lotterstein ("The War at Home," "Ellen") and Eileen Conn ("Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me!"), "Shake It Up" stars Zendaya and Bella Thorne as Rocky Blue and CeCe Jones, Davis Cleveland as Flynn Jones, Roshon Fegan as Ty Blue, Adam Irigoyen as Deuce Martinez and Caroline Sunshine as Tinka Hessenheffer. Recurring are Anita Barone as Georgia Jones and Ainsley Bailey as Dina Garcia.


New episodes of "Shake It Up" air Sundays at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. It 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.

  • AJ

    This show is TERRIBLE…….

  • Jon23812

    9PM? On Sundays? I don’t think parents will let their kids stay up that late.

  • Ryan

    Maybe Disney Channel doesn’t like the show, either and is trying to get rid of it as calmly and unsuspiciously as possible (though they’ll never tell us).

  • Jon23812

    Why would Disney hate the show? It’s like the second or third highest rated show on the channel.

  • Ryan

    It was a joke.

  • Jason

    If they should cancel the sitcom part of it after it’s run its course, it should be converted into a weekly Soul Train/American Bandstand-esque series instead just to break free of the tween sitcom mold.

  • Jared

    9pm seems a little late to air new episode considering how young the demo is. I wonder what made Disney reach that decision.

  • Androme

    That’s weird. Phineas and Ferb airs at 9 pm too. Nobody complains about that.

  • Jon23812

    @Androme, P&F airs on Friday, kids don’t have school on Saturday, so they can stay up late. Sunday is the day before Monday, and kids go to school on Monday.

  • amadeus

    Our questions will be answered next tuesday with the sunday cable ratings

  • Ryan

    To Jason:
    I can’t help but feel that they are already doing that; it’s just that we all haven’t noticed it until now. It might have all started with Good Luck Charlie, and it’s became an incredible success. Then came another, Jessie, which is also ranking up ratings. And soon we’ll have Dog with a Blog, another show about families. And I’ve overheard Disney making two other family-based sitcoms for 2013, though I forgot the name of one.

    Personally, I think this is a very good thing Disney Channel is doing; having its shows for kids and families rather than just girls. I hope they keep this up.

  • shea

    It is the HIGHEST rated show in the demo on Disney. Still very strange to move it so late….

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