Every year Disney creates new shows and 2014 does not seem to be any different. So far 3 new shows have been announced for the coming year. Keep reading to find out who got the auditions and landed the roles.
Disney has 3 new shows scheduled for their 2014 lineup. “I Didn’t Do It” started production this summer and will be a new 1/2 hour comedy series to air in 2014. The series is created by Tod Himmel and Josh Silverstein who also did “So Random”. Olivia Holt won the casting call to play Lindy Watson. Austin North will play Lindsy’s fraternal twin, Logan Watson. Olivia Holt also starred on Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It” and was cast in the Disney movie “Girl Vs. Monster,” Austin North has appeared on “A.N.T. Farm,”and “Kickin’ It” also.
The show is about Lindy and Logan Watson entering high school, along with their best friends. Casting for their best friends includes Piper Cutda, Sarah Gilman and Peyton Clark.
You can see Olivia Holt talk about the new Disney show in the following video:
Another new Disney series coming up in 2014 is “Star and the Forces of Evil”. This new show is not a sitcom, it is actually an animated series that will air on the Disney network in the fall of 2014.
The animated story revolves around an alien who has battled some monsters. The alien, Star Butterfly comes to
Earth and moves in with a family Diaz family. Star has no interest in living a normal Earth life and still continues to battle monsters and villains… as well as go to school.
“Girl Meets World” – New Disney Channel show
The most anticipated Disney show coming in 2014 is “Girl Meets World”. The show is a spin-off of the show “Boy Meets World” from over a decade ago (’93 – ’00). It continues the original story of Cory and Topanga from “Boy”. In the new show it is years later and Cory and Topanga now have a teen daughter of their own, Riley. Rowan Blanchard must have aced her audition and landed the starring role of Riley.
Sabrina Carpenter got the casting of Maya, Riley’s best friend. Sabrina has appeared on a few shows in the last few years including a guest spot on Law & Order. Sabrina also recently appeared on “Sofia The First” and “Austin and Ally”. Sabrina is 14 years old and began acting about 4 years ago. Sabrina also sings and once performed “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” on stage for a Chinese TV station.
Here is the current casting of “Girl Meets World”:
- Rowan Blanchard(Spy Kids: All the Time in the World) as Riley Matthews. She is a 7th grader and the star.
- Ben Savage as Cory Matthews, Riley’s father and the lead character of Boy Meets World. Cory has taken a job as a middle-school history teacher, whose class will consist of his daughter and many of her friends.
- Danielle Fishel as Topanga Matthews. Topanga was pursuing a law internship at the end of Boy Meets World, she has since changed careers. Like Cory’s parents eventually became in the original series, Topanga is now the owner-operator of a restaurant that specializes in pudding.
- Sabrina Carpenter as Maya, Riley’s best friend.
- Peyton Meyer as Tristan Friar, a boy that Riley likes.
- Corey Fogelmanis as Shamus Farkle, Riley’s friend, he’s a bit on the geeky side.
- Leon Sparks as Troy Matthews, Riley’s cousin.
The old crew is back as well because Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have been cast to play Cory and Topanga. They originally played the same characters as teenagers in “Boy Meets World”. There is also information that casting has chosen others from the original cast to reprise their roles again. The original show first aired in 1993 and this new spin-off is the teens, now adults, 20 years later with teens of their own.
Extras casting for these shows and other Disney shows now filming will most likely be done by Central casting who handles many of the Disney Channel casting calls.