Disney Channel is sticking with Sydney to the Max. The network just announced they’ve renewed the TV show for a second season.
The family sitcom centers on middle school student Sydney Reynolds (Ruth Righi), who lives with her single father, Max (Ian Reed Kesler), and his firecracker of a mother in the house where Max grew up. The cast also includes Caroline Rhea, Jackson Dollinger, Ava Kolker, and Christian J. Simon.
Overall, season one of Sydney to the Max averaged a .12 rating in the 18-49 demo and 576,000 viewers. Not the highest ratings, but Disney Channelseems to have faith in the sitcom. You can read more info about the renewal below:
Disney Channel has picked up a second season of the popular live-action daughter/father comedy “Sydney to the Max,” starring 13-year-old actress/musical artist Ruth Righi in the title role of Sydney. Geared for kids ages 6-14 and families, the series is set in the present day with flashbacks to the 1990s and follows outgoing middle schooler Sydney Reynolds, who lives with her single dad Max (Ian Reed Kesler, “Suits”), in the house he grew up in, along with her progressive grandmother Judy (Caroline Rhea, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”). As Sydney’s preteen pursuits begin to expand, Max’s flashbacks of his childhood help him gain a better perspective of his daughter’s experiences. Created and executive produced by Mark Reisman (“Frasier,” “Wings,” “The Exes”), production on season two will commence later this summer.
New episodes from season one will return on TUESDAY, JUNE 18 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel and in the DisneyNOW app.
“Mark Reisman and his team of talented writers, along with the top-notch cast, delivered a show that has quickly become an audience favorite for Disney Channel,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Content and Creative, Disney Channels Worldwide. “With its playful nod to growing up in the 90s, the series strikes a chord with anyone who’s ever experienced their own ‘growing pains.’ We look forward to having our viewers see what’s in store for the Reynolds family next season.”
Also starring are Jackson Dollinger as young Max, Ava Kolker as Sydney’s best friend Olive, and Christian J. Simon as young Max’s best friend Leo.
“Sydney to the Max” is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.”
What do you think? Does your family watch Sydney to the Max? Are you glad it’s coming back?