Along with Nick, Disney is one of the few purveyors of live-action scripted series for pre-teens and young teens. With their new Just Roll With It TV show, the House of Mouse is upping the ante, by mixing in improvisation, with a sort of a choose-your-own adventure element for the studio audience. Will home viewers — particularly those in Nielsen households — roll with this new format and make the series a hit? Will Just Roll With It be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A Disney Channel family comedy, Just Roll With It stars Tobie Windham, Suzi Barrett, Ramon Reed, and Kaylin Hayman. Despite being scripted, it allows the studio audience to choose in which direction key scenes will advance, and then the actors improvise. The series centers on preteens Blair (Hayman) and Owen (Reed), newly minted step-siblings in Bennett-Blatt family. Blair’s mom Rachel (Barrett) recently married Owen’s dad, Byron (Windham), her co-worker at BEATZ 101. Now, with their lighthearted parents, Owen and Blair are trying to get the hang of everyday family life in a brand-new blended family.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Note: For kids’ programming, the 18-49 demo isn’t nearly as relevant as the total viewer numbers. We’re including the demo ratings for comparisons between this show and series on major networks and other cable channels.
What do you think? Do you like Just Roll With It TV series? Should this Disney Channel TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*9/10/19 update: Disney has renewed Just Roll With It for a second season.
My 10 y/o and i love this show. It’s great to have a show both of us can enjoy together. Talented actors!