via press release:
FOURTH SEASON OF "" PREMIERES
WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE MUPPETS,
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
--Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal Guest Star--
--Season Four includes Recurring Role for Luke Benward--
Season four of Disney Channel's hit family comedy "" premieres SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (7:30-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) with a special performance by Disney's The Muppets. Guest stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal join series stars Bridgit Mendler and Leigh-Allyn Baker to perform a show-stopping, Muppet-ational original song.
In the premiere episode, the Duncan Family decides to build their dream house after the family home is devastated by termites. Everyone, with the exception of Charlie, is excited at the prospect of a new and larger home. However, Teddy has a change of heart after a dream in which Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal convince her that the old family home is really the house of her dreams. The episode's original song "Dream House" is written by Grammy and Emmy-award winning Adam Schlesinger ("That Thing You Do," "Fountains of Wayne," "Tony Awards") and produced by Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold ("," "The ").
In season four, Luke Benward, star of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9," joins the cast for a special six-episode story arc. Benward plays Beau, a charming teen with extensive knowledge of bugs, who captures Teddy's attention after Bob hires him to help with the business. Also in the new season, Teddy and Spencer work at remaining good friends, PJ enrolls in cooking school, Gabe develops a crush on his new neighbor and the bug business isn’t so great for Bob. All the while, Amy juggles life as a mother to five, Teddy works on her college application process and Charlie celebrates turning four years old.
Starring are Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer. Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper, Micah Williams and Patricia Belcher return to reprise their roles as Ivy, Spencer, Emmett and Mrs. Dabney.
In 2012, "" was TV’s #1 series across target youth demos Kids 2-11(2.7 million/6.7 ), Kids 6-11 (2.2 million/9.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.1 million/8.6 rating). [Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + 7, 12/26/11-12/30/12, trackage data with minimum 10 telecasts.]
"" was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen ("Suddenly Susan" and "What I Like About You") and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley ("Cheers," "Love & Money").
New episodes of "" air SUNDAYS on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline.
For more than 55 years, the Muppets have entertained film and television audiences with their unique blend of heart and humor. The creation of the late visionary Jim Henson, the Muppets are among the world’s most recognized and beloved characters, led by the world’s most famous amphibian, Kermit the Frog. Since The Muppets Studio joined The Walt Disney Company in 2004, the Muppets have starred in a series of award-winning viral music videos, multiple television specials, and attractions and appearances at Disney Parks, and are featured in a wide array of Muppets merchandise. In 2011, they reunited in the feature film The Muppets, one of the best-reviewed films of the year, and are back at it in The Muppets…Again!, coming out in March 2014. Visit www.muppets.com for more news and information.
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.