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Disney Channel Upfront 2014!

  • Hey all people of the wiki! Are you ready for Disney's upfront this year?! Every year, in March, Disney Channel holds an upfront that announces all of their big things coming up on the channel for the next year. The upfront is always so awesome, so fun, so exciting and I love it! It always gets me so excited! This year, I'm predicting they have a lot to release. Last year I made a thread similar to this were we could speculate what we thought they'd announce at the upfront 2013. This time, I'm doing it for 2014! So here is what I'm predicting Disney will announce:

    • A possible Teen Beach Movie sequel - Now we all know Teen Beach Movie is most likely getting a sequel due to it's major success. I doubt they'll announce a lot of detail, they may just announce that a sequel is in the works for a 2015 premiere, that's what I'm predicting. They may wait on this, though, especially since I think they want to give Descendants the lime light.
    • More information on Descendants - Desecendants is a new Disney DCOM starring Dove Cameron. It follows the story of the children of the Disney fairytale villains who are allowed to attend the same prep school as the children of the Disney fairytale heroes. Stuff happens and all that. Dove plays Mal, Maleficent's daughter. Disney is definitely going to give more info on this, probably going to announce the full cast and more details. This is coming out spring 2015.
    • More information on How to Build a Better Boy - This is a new DCOM starring China Anne McClain and Kelli Berglund who make a robot of the perfect boyfriend using one of their father's gadgets but their "perfect boyfriend" ends up being a dangerous bomb that could destroy the world. You can look it up for more info. Definitely more info on this will be released.
    • More information on Zapped - This is Zendaya's new DCOM that's coming out this year. Don't know too much about it but they are sure to release more information on this. I think it has something to do with a girl, dogs, and boys. :P
    • More information on Girl Meets World - This is a definite. Disney will probably release more information on Girl Meets World including the release date and things like that.
    • Possibly a movie of a series - Disney may release info about a movie of one of their series. I'm only guessing this because Disney hasn't had one in a while and they usually have one every few years, if not every year. Jessie was supposed to have one but they never released anything on it so I'm assuming it was cancelled. I think if they do do this, it will probably be of Liv and Maddie or Austin & Ally. Disney is in love with Dove Cameron and the LAM ratings have kept themselves in a good range. I would guess A&A only because it's one of Disney's most popular shows and us fans are so demanding. :P
    • Information on Super Awesome Katy - It is highly unlikely for Disney to pick up their pilot, Super Awesome Katy, which stars Zendaya, only a month after filming but they may announce the cast and more information on it.
    • Information on Star and the Forces of Evil - This is some stupid cartoon that mixes Wander Over Yonder with Marvin, Marvin. They'll probably release info on this but I don't care about this show.

    That's really it! Here is what I hope they will announce.

    • The Descendants cast
    • A&A season 4 (which is unlikely since we're only 8 episodes in and last year, season 3 was announced after the upfront)
    • Jessie season 4 (unlikely for same reason as above)
    • A movie of a series
    • TBM sequel
    • A special event that's coming up on the channel

    So yeah, tell me what you think below, thanks! :D

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      • More info on Descendants
      • That there isn't a TBM2 (sorry, I really just hate that movie.)
      • A&A Season 4 (They usually announce after it's done filming, not after a certain amount of episodes in)
      • JESSIE Renewal/Cancellation (I want to see if they will cancel JESSIE. Also, same as above)
      • A&A Movie :P
      • Info on the JESSIE movie (I think it might be GI JESSIE, but I'd like to know for sure)
      • Disney Channel Play It Loud :P
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    • Awesome! XD

      OMIGOSH I cannot wait for the new movies!

      TBM 2 - I liked the first one; hope this one's good too! 

      The Descendants - I cannot wait for this movie! I loved the old Disney princess classics, now matter how cheesy. :) But, am I the only one a bit annoyed that Disney's giving Dove all the roles? After L&M, Cloud 9 (okay) and now this. :P I gets it makes sense, since she's Disney's new beauty and whatnot. (Remembering your recent comments about her....) But there's still the other Disney stars. :P  I mean, Dove Cameron is really talented and a great person, so it's alright. :)

      I never heard of Zapped before! Can't wait to hear more about it!

      I am super excited for Girl Meets World! I loved Sabrina Carpenter the first time I discovered her. She's so talented in her acting and singing. I hope to see her singing in her new show!

      I was hoping for a movie for A&A, but I doubt it. :P  I think the writers said they have no one hour specials or anything like that this season; I'm not sure.

      Hmm, I'm not so sure about SAK. If it does come out, I guess I would watch the pilot to see how it's like, and if it's good or not. :P

      LOL MATT THAT WAS SO FUNNY XD "This is some super cartoon..." LOL XD

      I Really Really Really Hope For A Season 4 Of Austin & Ally. Fingers crossed! :)

      Can't wait till the upfront! :D

      Awesome post, thanks! XD

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    • Nutta of da Buttas wrote:
      *More info on Descendants
      • That there isn't a TBM2 (sorry, I really just hate that movie.)
      • A&A Season 4 (They usually announce after it's done filming, not after a certain amount of episodes in)
      • JESSIE Renewal/Cancellation (I want to see if they will cancel JESSIE. Also, same as above)
      • A&A Movie :P
      • Info on the JESSIE movie (I think it might be GI JESSIE, but I'd like to know for sure)
      • Disney Channel Play It Loud :P

      OMG I love TBM! :P And no, I'm pretty sure the season renewals are usually after a certain amount of eps usually. Just don't get your hopes up for the renewal at the upfront. :P Thought it'd be awesome if they did announce it there! :D

      They don't really announce albums, plus Play It Loud comes out tomorrow, it'd be too late :P

      Laura'sBearHugs wrote: Awesome! XD

      OMIGOSH I cannot wait for the new movies!

      TBM 2 - I liked the first one; hope this one's good too! 

      The Descendants - I cannot wait for this movie! I loved the old Disney princess classics, now matter how cheesy. :) But, am I the only one a bit annoyed that Disney's giving Dove all the roles? After L&M, Cloud 9 (okay) and now this. :P I gets it makes sense, since she's Disney's new beauty and whatnot. (Remembering your recent comments about her....) But there's still the other Disney stars. :P  I mean, Dove Cameron is really talented and a great person, so it's alright. :)

      I never heard of Zapped before! Can't wait to hear more about it!

      I am super excited for Girl Meets World! I loved Sabrina Carpenter the first time I discovered her. She's so talented in her acting and singing. I hope to see her singing in her new show!

      I was hoping for a movie for A&A, but I doubt it. :P  I think the writers said they have no one hour specials or anything like that this season; I'm not sure.

      Hmm, I'm not so sure about SAK. If it does come out, I guess I would watch the pilot to see how it's like, and if it's good or not. :P

      LOL MATT THAT WAS SO FUNNY XD "This is some super cartoon..." LOL XD

      I Really Really Really Hope For A Season 4 Of Austin & Ally. Fingers crossed! :)

      Can't wait till the upfront! :D

      Awesome post, thanks! XD

      OMG DUDE! I totally agree with you about the Dove thing! They're giving her everything! It's getting irritating. I think they're trying to make her their new big princess or something. And, since she's 18, they're probably trying to get as much out of her as possible before she gets too old for Disney. And I mean really, are they forgetting about their other stars like G. Hannelius? She's so talented and pretty! Laura needs a DCOM, too! :D

      I was never really excited for GMW but I think Rowan is pretty cool, so I want to see more of her! Sabrina seems coolio, too! I watched an interview with them once and it's so funny how they mix. Rowan is so bubbly and happy and Sabrina is just super chill and calm. :P

      Ikr, I really hope for an A&A movie, too. The movies are usually shot after the seasons so there is a slight chance we could get a movie, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

      I think SAK could be pretty cool if it's done right but I feel like I'm gonna get sick of Zendaya after halfway through the first season. :P

      Lol, yeah! xD Thanks! :D I'm excited for the upfront too! Thanks for replying! :D

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    • I know! It just annoys me sometimes when Disney gives all this special publicity for their newbies. AND IKR! I've always wanted to see a DCOM with Laura. :D  I doubt it would ever happen, but the only way they might is if there's a season 4. Other than that, I don't think she'd be working with Disney much. :/ I'm pretty sure A Sort of Homecoming is a movie that's gonna be in theaters, so that cancels out. :P

      I'm mainly just excited for GMW because I've heard of the other new shows, and I'm not so sure I'd be too into it. Honestly, I don't really like sitcoms that are about sci-fi or supernatural powers, maybe like Zapped. I'm rooting for GMW to be a good new Disney show since I love Sabrina Carpenter already, although that may change when I get to know her better. Plus, I heard it's based on Boy Meets World or something like that. I've never watched that, but it was on ABC Family, so I'm hoping GMW to be good. :)

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    • -I'm totally hoping hear about an A & A season 4, and maybe a movie. Only maybe because sometimes movies mean the end of a series, and I'm not ready for the end of A & A yet. A & A is my number one priority.

      -Sorry, but I have to be honest here, I don't want a TBM: 2. I love Ross and all, but I just didn't really care for that movie. It was fun to watch the couple times I've seen it, but I really don't think it needs a sequel. It's not anywhere close to High School Musical. I don't even see how they would make a sequel, or what the sequel would be about.

      -I guess I'm kind of interested to hear about JESSIE, but mostly just A & A, since it's the only show on Disney Channel that I actively keep up with.

      -I'm interested to hear what new shows and movies are coming out just because I'm curious, but I don't think I'll watch them unless they really catch my attention like A & A did. A & A is one of a kind though. It's like the old Disney Channel show format reincarnated.

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    • Hey, does anyone know how the ratings for Disney's Friday night of premieres usually go? I wanna know if they're more successful then the ones we've been having on Sundays. I mean, is it just Sunday nights the ratings go down to around 2.5m? Or is it on Fridays too? 

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    • I would like to see:

      • TBM 2
      • More info on Descendants
      • Girl vs Monster 2
      • Austin and Ally season 4
      • Shake It Up reunion or a spin-off
      • Jessie Movie (tbh, I don't really want Jessie to renew for a season 4)
      • Austin and Ally movie
      • New Shows
      • New Movies
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    • @Laura'sBearsHugs Ikr! I just hope they don't forget about Laura, she needs something! Ya know I've always wanted her to have a music video for Me and You, that'd be so cool! But I'm really excited for A Sort of Homecoming! It's gonna be awesome! :D

      And I think Sunday nights generally do better than Friday nights. I've looked through the Jessie, DWAB, and ANT Farm ratings and all of the Sunday night show ratings are higher than those so I'm pretty sure Sunday does better in ratings but I'm not positive.

      Omg a Girl vs. Monster sequel would be awesome!

      Thanks for replying guys! :D

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    • ^Ergh, I know right! I just hope they give her a special project soon, because sooner or later she'll be off Disney going further into her career. :( I'll be super proud of her, it's just kind of hard to see people move on. :(

      Phew, that's good to hear. I never really knew, because I don't actually watch the Friday night of premieres. :P I just was a little confused because I knew that the Sunday night of premieres were already more popular, but after the recent lower ratings, I thought maybe Friday's got a little better. :P 

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    • Ikr! They need to give her what she deserves on the channel before she moves on! And ikr, I'll seriously be soooo sad when she has to go on! :( But wouldn't it be AWESOME to see her in more theatrical movies?! :D

      Ikr, I don't either :P I used to but I stopped :P And yeah I see what you mean. I think Sunday night has better shows playing :P But I think Jessie has gotten so much better in season 3! I haven't watched it much but the season 3 eps I have seen, I really like! :)

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    • Ahh, I know! It's just that I discovered her by Disney, and that's what I mainly watch. :P But I seriously can't wait for A Sort Of Homecoming! I just want to see her in one Disney movie. Then I'll be happy. XD

      I know, it's just that Fridays only have I think Jessie and ANT Farm, and then a bunch of cartoons. I used to like P&F, but now it just kind of annoys me. Especially Isabella. :P Honestly, I think all the cartoons on Friday annoy me; Fish Hooks, WOY, P&F, what else is there? But I do like Gravity Falls. :D

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    • I'm pretty excited for this!! :D

      I didn't even know there was a thread! ;P

      And yea I agree with LauraBearHugs! Fridays have sort of become Disneys Cartoon Network night Lol! But I am a Gravity Falls Fan!!! ;)

      And Laura seriously needs a spot in a Disney movie, but I'm super hyped for ASOH!! 
      

      Hey did u guys here that Parker guy will play Laura's love interest.. Sort of like like Raia.. Ohhh people have already been fighting about this too.. :(

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    • Ikr! And ikr, it's gonna be soo good! I completely agree, she's needs to be in something! I always wanted her to be in Descendants as Evvie, the Evil Queens daughter, she'd be perfect! :D I, like, confessed it twice on the Laura Marano confessions tumblr! http://lauramaranoconfessions.tumblr.com/post/70916916100 http://lauramaranoconfessions.tumblr.com/post/73258635451

      Yeah! They have DWAB now too! I like P&F but I don't think it's as funny as it used to be. But OMG Phineas & Ferb in season 1, 2, and 3 (mostly 1 and 2) was GOLDEN! It was sooo funny! I like Fish Hooks kind of, I think it's funny but whenever I watch it I get bored :/ I can't stand WOY and GF :P I actually like DWAB, I mean, yes the talking dog is really unrealistic and cliche, but I really like the characters, they're so funny, and you get used to Stan, he's pretty funny too! I loved the storyline they just had with Avery, Lindsay, and Wes!

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    • Omigosh, I would love for Laura to get a role in Descendants! I already am super excited for that movie, and Laura being in it just makes it 10 times better! XD

      Oh yeah, I forgot about DWAB! :D I kind of like DWAB, like, I would watch it if there's nothing else on. It amuses me sometimes, like the last episode, too! And ikr, I loved P&F back in the day! When did it begin, like, in 2007? It's been on for like 7 years! Eventually a show runs out of really good ideas, so I'm not surprised. I have to admit though, I actually kind of like Fish Hooks. I never said that before because everyone I knew hated that cartoon. :P I mean, I don't watch it often, but when I did, it wasn't that bad to me. :) 

      Honestly, I only ever watched 1 episode of Gravity Falls. Some of the characters annoy me, but it's kind of interesting. :P

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    • Shake It Up was a good show too but Disney cancelled it I hoping for a spin-off or a reunion and now GLC is ending in 2 days :(

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    • Any idea when Disney will announce their Upfront?

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    • March probably

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    • Do they always announce it in March? I'm new at this so yeah. I'm sure they let us know what they will announce at their Upfront too, right? I'm so excited about Girl Meets World!

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    • meh

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    • Omg, I'm so excited! However, could someone answer this question? lol

      • How do they do the upfront?
        • Is it like a video we watch or is it just like a website full of text or is it maybe something live lol idk?
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    • ^Yeah, that's what I wanna know! I think it's a video posted online from what I heard. :3

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    • Eeeep how have I not replied to this message in like half a month?! xD But yeah, I'm so excited for this! It should be sometime in the week of March 10th or if we're lucky, this week! (But we probably won't be lucky :P)

      Well the upfront is actually an actual event usually held in New York. It's a formal event, almost like a movie premiere. They have a red carpet and interviews and stuff and then they go inside and Disney executivies announce all of their big shutff. :P Sometimes videos from it are put online but that's only really happened in the last year or two as far as I know. But pictures from it are always online.

      The only way we actually know what they announed at the upfront is what they say in their press release! For every upfront, Disney releases a press release that gives the descriptions of all of their new stuff. You can see past press releases here: 2013, 2012, 2011

      I remember my first upfront (when I heard about it) was I think when they announced Fish Hooks. :') I know I sound like this obssessed Disney fan but I just love the upfronts so much :P The overwhelming excitement is just so awesome! Do you know how excited I was when they announced Jessie?! That's why my username is Jessie1010! xD I didn't catch on that the upfronts were actually an annual thing until 2012. :P Then starting last year I always expected them around this time :P

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    • OMG, now I'm way more excited for the Upfront! :D

      This year is actually gonna be the first time I witness an Upfront, since I never really knew about it until this year. :P 

      I seriously cannot wait to hear about everything coming up for Disney! 


      Matt.

      We're all obsessive Disney fans. 

      It's part of life. XD

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    • Eeep!

      Yay, your first upfront! :D *high fives*

      Ikr! :D Descendants, GMW, series pick ups, How to Build a Better Boy, sooo exciting!

      Lol, ikr! xD

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    • Ahhh, ikr?! I'm so excited! :D

      Omg, I can't wait for the Descendants! :D Also GMW, and to hear if A&A got renewed... Fingers crossed! :) I've never heard of How To Build A Better Boy, though! I'd like to hear more about that! :)

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    • Do you think Disney will announce their Upfront soon?  Do you also think they'll announce what they'll be doing at the Upfront when they announce it? From what I seen in those articles, it's between 12-16, so its next week most likely.

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    • Ikr! :D Omg I think How to Build A Better Boy is going to be awesome! You can see info on it here!

      I think it'll be very soon! I checked this website to see the list of dates for upfronts and weirdly, Disney isn't listed. Nickelodeon is, ABC Family, but no Disney! Hopefully, the website just hasn't gotten that information yet. There HAS to be an upfront! If there's not, that'd be like there not being an Auslly moment in an episode.

      Omg guys who do you think will be at the upfront this year?! Usually Disney takes the stars that have a purpose to be there (to promote something) or are their most famous stars. Last year, Ross, Laura, Dove, Chloe and Halle, and Bridgit went. I think this year it'll be:

      • Dove Cameron, probably for Descendants and of course, because Disney loves her
      • Ross Lynch, only maybe, maybe for Teen Beach Movie 2 if there is one
      • Rown Blanchard, for GMW
      • Sabrina Carpenter, for GMW
      • Maybe even the entire GMW cast :p
      • Zendaya, for Super Awesome Katy and Zapped

      What do you guys think?! :D

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    • I just discovered and explored the How To Build A Better Boy wiki, and now I know a little more about that movie. :3

      There better be an Upfront! :D But yeah, I'm pretty sure they just don't have the info yet. 

      I hope the people you picked will be there! I also hope some of the cast members from other shows that are said to be told whether or not they will be renewed or not are there, like maybe Debby Ryan and the rest of the Jessie cast, and hopefully some of the A&A cast. :3 Although I'm not sure it will happen or not, idk. :P

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    • Yeah, I saw that, it is strange. I hear they do it every year. I'm hoping they announce it soon and if they do and I see Girl Meets World on there, I will scream like a child. Haha.

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    • There goes another day. They have to announce it this week lol

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    • So I emailed the people that manage the Upfront Calendar, and they said Disney may be mixed in with ABC Family.

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    • There is no Disney Upfront this year. I recieved an email back from them:



      "Disney is not doing a traditional upfront presentation this year. They told us they are sending representatives around to different agencies to discuss their programming for the coming year."


      This is from the calendar site. :(

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    • What about renewal and new series and cancelled series?

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    • Wait.. What?

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    • Yup.. Who knows what's going to go on. I guess we'll get news from Google lol

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    • First of all, the new cartoon isn't "stupid", you don't know quality animation. You are just brainwashed by the live action shows, back then there was never live action shows on Disney Channel :l

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    • Renardy it's my opinion and I think it is stupid, very stupid actually. :P

      Omg guys! Okay so I was searching the DC Upfront and I found this: http://girlmeetsworldfanblog.tumblr.com/post/78844529731/any-recent-news-disney-upfront This girl/boy could be wrong, maybe they're just assuming based off the schedule, I'm not sure where they'd get the info from. But if Disney doesn't have an upfront, I'll be very upset.

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    • Drake256 wrote:
      There is no Disney Upfront this year. I recieved an email back from them:



      "Disney is not doing a traditional upfront presentation this year. They told us they are sending representatives around to different agencies to discuss their programming for the coming year."


      This is from the calendar site. :(

      I just noticed this! This is so depressing :( There is so much they could have announced. :( And I was really looking forward to it! :( So the info isn't going to be announced to the public?

      Thanks for the info Drake :(

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    • ^...........So it is true? :"( 

      Man, I was really looking forward to this! It was gonna be the first one I've ever experienced too... :((

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    • I know! I was REALLY looking forward to it :(

      I know, this would have been awesome for you! :( I also found this http://girlmeetsworldfanblog.tumblr.com/post/79085714792/how-do-you-know-disney-wont-be-having-an-upfront-this so there is some hope that we'll get something, hopefully :)

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    • I VOTED! :D TRUNS OUT THERE IS 90% OF AUSTIN AND ALLY FANS WANTS A SEASON 4. SEE DISNEY JUST RENEW IT

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    • Jessie1010 wrote:
      I know! I was REALLY looking forward to it :(

      I know, this would have been awesome for you! :( I also found this http://girlmeetsworldfanblog.tumblr.com/post/79085714792/how-do-you-know-disney-wont-be-having-an-upfront-this so there is some hope that we'll get something, hopefully :)


      They got it from here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543796/board/nest/226516021

      I bet you that.


      Also for A&A, Disney is doing a new lineup and they're moving away from singing and dancing. I don't want singing and dancing when they premiere Girl Meets World. Girl Meets World should be put on ABC Family instead. Sorry about not liking Austin and Ally but yeah.

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    • Looks like they're starting on presentations very soon! (not Upfront)
      http://kidscreen.com/2014/03/06/how-a-changing-media-landscape-is-transforming-kidsnets-upfronts/
      To complement the new upfront meetings, Rousseau says Disney’s sales team will continue conducting hundreds of individual road show presentations for clients and agencies across the US over the next few months beginning in mid-March.

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    • Ah I see, thanks! So will we ever here about what they present or is this a private thing?

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    • I want to apologize for sort of bashing on Austin and Ally. I feel bad for doing that. I don't like singing or dancing but I have to respect it at least here since this page is all about the show and we're talking about Disney's Upfront.


      That's a good question Jessie. I'm not sure but I'm sure we will hear announcements soon. Nickeldeon picked up a few shows yesterday. We should hear something from Disney soon. As my friend says, Disney doesn't want Nickelodeon to have everything/have their fun :P

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    • ^Do you know which shows got renewed and cancelled on Nickelodeon? 

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    • Laura - No idea, but it will be all over Google if you search the shows I guess.

      Here is a new update from Disney:

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-unit-greenlights-disney-channels-688715

      Slowly news are coming in.

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    • Thanks for that!

      Disney has also started to promote Girl Meets World. I think People.com (and I think magazine) had something about it with a few exclusive pictures.

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    • You're welcome! Yes, that's correct. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20802174,00.html

      We need a trailer. They gave us a trailer for Zapped the other day. I hope we get a trailer for Girl Meets World soon.

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    • News update for SAK: Zendaya said that SAK has completely change plot, title and cast.

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    • Where did you see that?

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    • People on SIU wiki been taking about this

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    • I just heard that the name changed.

      They just released a promo for Girl Meets World and a full trailer for Zapped! :)

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    • YAYYYAYY

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