via press release:
Disney😄 has ordered “Crash & Bernstein,” a live-action comedy — with puppetry — about 14-year-old Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among four kids, who finally gets his dream of having a loud-mouthed brother when his puppet, Crash, comes to life. Crash brings Wyatt some much needed “boy reinforcement” amidst a household of sisters. Created by Eric Friedman (“Austin & Ally,” “I’m In The Band”), the multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in May for a Fall 2012 premiere on Disney😄. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, senior vice president, original programming, Disney Channel.
Bonnett said, “Full of unpredictable wit, ‘Crash & Bernstein’ is another testament to Disney😄’s commitment to providing unique original programming for boys and their quest for discovery, adventure and humor. The series offers a fresh take on the typical buddy comedy and brings together an everyday kid and his ‘know no limits’ puppet as they navigate life’s adventures.”
Emmy-nominated puppet master and filmmaker Tim Lagasse (“Sesame Street,” “Between the Lions”) will star as Crash.
The pilot was directed by Bruce Leddy (“Mad TV”). “Crash & Bernstein” is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc.
Disney😄 is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney😄 branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney😄 is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. Disney😄 channels are in the UK, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Latin America, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands among other countries.