Disney Channel has confirmed what Jessie co-star Peyton List leaked months ago, that the TV show is ending after four seasons. While Jessie is ending after 101 episodes, three of the characters (played by List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson) will return in a new as-yet-unnamed Disney sitcom.
Here are the details on the new show:
DISNEY CHANNEL WILL SPIN-OFF HIT COMEDY SERIES “JESSIE”
Disney Channel has ordered a spin-off series of the hit comedy “Jessie,” which has consistently ranked among the Top TV series across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens over its four seasons. It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Peyton List, Karan Brar and Skai Jackson reprise their roles of Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross, respectively.
The yet-to-be-titled spin-off series will be part of Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s presentations to clients in the coming week. Continuing her long association with the Disney Channel hit series, series creator, Pamela Eells O’Connell (“Jessie,” “The Suite Life on Deck”), will executive-produce.
The new production is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.
“‘Jessie’ has been a fan favorite for the past four years,” Bonnett said. “We are excited that viewers all over the world can continue to watch the humorous antics of Emma, Ravi and Zuri, beloved characters played brilliantly by Peyton, Karan and Skai.”
Season to date, “Jessie,” which has 101 episodes produced (four seasons), ranks as the #2 cable TV series among Kids 6-11 (1.2 million/4.9 rating) and among the Top 5 live-action series in Kids 2-11 (1.4 million/3.4 rating).
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 96 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.
What do you think? Do you like the Jessie TV show? Will you be tuning in for the new show?