The Disney Channel has ordered a new comedy, Bizaardvark, with plans to premiere it during summer, 2016. The premise reads much like a pitch for iCarly. Paige (Olivia Rodrigo) and Frankie (Madison Hu) are quirky 13-year-old best friends who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, Bizaardvark.
From the Disney Channel press release:
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS COMEDY SERIES “BIZAARDVARK”
Series Created by Disney Channel Storytellers Writing Participants
Disney Channel has ordered the comedy series “Bizaardvark,” which will introduce newcomers Olivia Rodrigo and Madison Hu as the lead characters Paige and Frankie, respectively. Production begins early 2016 for a summer premiere.
“Bizaardvark” creators Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman were participants in Disney Channel’s inaugural Storytellers program. Now in its second year, the program continues to foster creative ideas and develop the next generation of series creators and writers of programming for kids, tweens and families.
Paige and Frankie are quirky 13-year-old best friends who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, Bizaardvark. Now with 10,000 subscribers, the girls get to work from a creative studio space that they hope will take their videos to the next level. In this cool new environment – and with the help of family and friends -they’ll embark on a series of comedic adventures in their quest to become online stars.
Marc Warren (“Full House,” “Even Stevens,” “That’s So Raven,” “Cory in the House”), who supervised Disney Channel Storytellers, served as Executive Producer for the pilot. Eric Friedman (“Austin & Ally,” “Crash & Bernstein”) will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Stegina and Lehrman are co-executive producers.
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