Camp Kikiwaka is staying open. Disney Channel has announced that the Bunk’d TV show has been renewed for a fifth season. Erin Dunlap, who joined the live-action series as an executive producer in season four, will return as the showrunner for season five. The fourth season is currently airing on Friday nights.
Here’s the renewal announcement:
DISNEY CHANNEL PICKS UP SEASON FIVE OF HUGELY POPULAR SUMMER CAMP COMEDY SERIES ‘BUNK’D’
Executive Producer Erin Dunlap to Return as Sole Showrunner
Disney Channel’s #1 series for Kids and Girls 6-11*, “Bunk’d,” will soon be back for a fifth season full of more adventures at Maine’s rustic Camp Kikiwaka. Erin Dunlap (“Andi Mack,” “Jessie”), who joined the series as executive producer in season four, will return as sole showrunner for season five. Former executive producer Phil Baker (“Good Luck, Charlie,” “Andi Mack”), who teamed with Dunlap on the series’ highly rated fourth season, will focus on development and other projects for the channel. Production will begin in fall 2020.
Kory Lunsford, vice president, Current Series, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “‘BUNK’D’ has long been a strong ratings driver for Disney Channel, with funny, relatable characters and storylines that continue to resonate with kids everywhere. We’re very excited to embark on a fifth season with Erin and the talented young cast as they head off for another summer at Camp Kikiwaka. We also look forward to continuing our relationship with Phil, who brought us the blockbuster series ‘Good Luck, Charlie,’ as he works on developing new and exciting projects.”
Returning series regulars include Miranda May as cheerful camp owner Lou; Mallory James Mahoney (Disney Channel’s “Adventures in Babysitting”), Raphael Alejandro (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”) and Will Buie Jr. (“Gifted”) as the loveable but mischievous campers; Shelby Simmons (“Andi Mack”) and Israel Johnson (“Schooled”) as their quirky but well-intentioned counselors.
“BUNK’D” is executive produced by Erin Dunlap (“Andi Mack,” “Jessie”). Created by Pamela Eells O’Connell, the series began as a spinoff to Disney Channel’s hit series “Jessie” (2011-15).
“BUNK’D” is from It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
*Source: NMR Live+SD data, based on 2020 to-date (12/30/19 to 1/31/20). 5+ telecast limit. Excludes movies, specials, and shorts.
What do you think? Do you or someone in your home watch the Bunk’d TV show on Disney? Will you be checking out season five?