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‘ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration,’ Set For Sunday, June 16

Radio Disney is throwing a real-time live party for its most passionate fans, evolving music’s biggest event for families to the newly rebranded “ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration” (for the past six years known as the “Radio Disney Music Awards”). Actress, singer, songwriter, Hollywood Records and Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson (Disney Channel’s “Descendants,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists”) is set to host the exciting music and star-filled event. For the first time, it will be a live telecast, originating from Los Angeles, on SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00 p.m. EDT/re-airing at 8:00 p.m. PDT), on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW, with a simulcast on Radio Disney. Multiple Emmy® and Producers Guild Award nominee Casey Patterson Entertainment (“Lip Sync Battle” and “MTV Movie Awards”) will executive produce the show.

The ARDYs will celebrate the biggest and rising stars in music, television and movies and create an event designed to inspire and entertain today’s families. Beginning May 20, and during the live ARDYs show, fans will be invited to be part of the planning for the live telecast. By visiting the DisneyNOW app, the Radio Disney app or online (Disney.com/ARDYs), fans can participate in polls that will help determine certain elements of the show.

Returning sponsors of the 2019 ARDYs include Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes, Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker 2 video game on the Nintendo Switch system and The Walt Disney Studios.

“We’re creating a next-level celebration of music to entertain and inspire families and over the next many weeks, we’ll bring our fans into the celebration planning, getting their opinions during pre-production and bring it all to life, live, during the show,” said Phil Guerini, vice president, Music Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide and general manager, Radio Disney Network.

Casey Patterson is a six-time Emmy and three-time PGA Award-nominated executive producer who has created a wide array of groundbreaking programming. Patterson recently produced and directed legendary country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn’s star-studded tribute celebration in Nashville. Patterson’s credits include “Lip Sync Battle,” “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” Dwayne Johnson’s “Rock The Troops,” Bill Murray’s “A Very Murray Christmas” on Netflix, “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin,” “Time and Punishment: A Town Hall Discussion With Jay Z,” “The Concert of the Century” at the White House, “The Concert for New York City,” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special” and “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: A Fairytale of New York.”

‘Big Hero Six The Series’ Renewed For Season 3 By Disney Channel

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated “Big Hero 6 The Series” ahead of the season two premiere, MONDAY, MAY 6 (3:30-4:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel. New episodes will continue to roll out weekdays through May 17. Episodes will also be available the same day on DisneyNOW.

Season two guest voice cast includes Nestor Carbonell (“Bates Motel”) as Chief Cruz, San Fransokyo’s new police chief; Isabella Gomez (“One Day at a Time”) as Hiro’s new friend Megan; Ben Feldman (“Superstore”) as Chris, Liv Amara’s assistant; Will Friedle (Disney’s animated “Kim Possible”) as Ian, Krei’s geeky scientist; Jane Lynch (“Glee”) and Timothy Simons (“Veep”) as Supersonic Sue and Supersonic Stu, a grandmother/grandson super villain duo; Jessica Paré (“SEAL Team”) as acrobatic thief Sirque; and Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) as El Fuego, a Mexican wrestler.

Based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning feature film, “Big Hero 6 The Series” continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. Season two finds Hiro and the Big Hero 6 team in upgraded super suits as they take on a variety of innovative villains, bio-engineered monsters and high-tech robots.

A trio of shorts, illustrated in a watercolor style and featuring Baymax and Mochi, will begin to roll out on Tuesday, May 7, across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. Additional extensions for the series include toys, books, apparel, collectibles, plush and home décor from Disney Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products.

The series voice cast includes Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Khary Payton as Wasabi, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, Brooks Wheelan as Fred, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. Returning this season are Emmy Award nominees Christy Carlson Romano and Andy Richter as Trina and Globby, respectively; Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville; Haley Tju as Karmi; and Mara Wilson as Liv Amara.

Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Emmy Award-winning global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TVY7-FV parental guideline.

VIDEO: New ‘Descendants 3’ Trailer Airs on Good Morning America

An exclusive first look of the Descendants 3 trailer aired this morning on Good Morning America. Take a look below!

Spells are made to be broken… Descendants 3 is coming to the U.S. this summer!

Disney Channel April 2019 Programming Highlights

April 2019 Programming Highlights
– All programming subject to change –

Friday, April 5
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Mickey and the Roadster Racers “Mickey’s Spring Grand Prix/My Little Daisy”
(10:0010:30 A.M. EDT)
“Mickey’s Spring Grand Prix” – Mickey enlists his hot-rod racing friends to join his crew for a Spring Grand Prix throughout Hot Dog Hills.
*Racing icon Mario Andretti guest stars as Mario Mousedretti and international race car drivers Takuma Sato and Bia Figueiredo guest star as Sato and Bia, respectively. Former NASCAR racers Jeff Gordon and Danica Patrick return as Gordon Gear and Danni Sue, respectively.

“My Little Daisy” – The Happy Helpers find perfect plants for customers on Mother’s Day.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Fancy Nancy “Nancy’s Friendship Faux Pas/Nancy’s Parcel Purrrsuit
(10:3011:00 A.M. EDT)
“Nancy’s Friendship Faux Pas” – Nancy becomes jealous of Bree’s friendship with a girl from summer camp.

“Nancy’s Parcel Purrrsuit” – Nancy dreams of the accolades that she will receive if she saves a lost kitten.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Caved & Confused
(8:309:00 P.M. EDT)
Judy enlists Grandma Judy to help her redesign the basement into their very own “girl cave.” Max starts to feel left out when Sydney cancels their plans together to throw a 50s-themed party with her friends to celebrate her new space.
TV-G

Saturday, April 6
Original Series – Series Finale, Part One on Disney Channel
Bizaardvark “Rozes Are Red”
(10:0010:30 A.M. EDT)
When Amelia and Willow’s dad, Red, visits Los Angeles, he and Bernie’s Grandma have an instant love connection that concerns Bernie and Amelia.
*Darrell Hammond (“Saturday Night Live”) guest stars as Red.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Coop & Cami Ask the World “Would You Wrather Just Dance?”
(10:3011:00 A.M. EDT)
When Cami learns Tara didn’t choose her for the dance team because she spends too much of her time on “Would You Wrather,” she is determined to prove she can do both. Meanwhile, Coop tries to enlist famous school alum Tracey Kruger to join his 500th “Would You Wrather” show.
*Sadie Stanley (“Kim Possible”) guest stars as Tracy Krueger and Ciara Riley Wilson (“Kim Possible”) guest stars as Tara.
TV-G

Sunday, April 7
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure “Rapunzeltopia”
(7:00–7:30 A.M. EDT)
Rapunzel finds herself back in Corona as if all the events of the black rocks and Varian never happened.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure “Lost and Found”
(7:30–8:00 A.M. EDT)
Rapunzel and Eugene must traverse a deadly maze, and their guide through the labyrinth is Vigor the Visionary.
*Timothy Dalton (“The Living Daylights”) guest stars as Demanitus.
TV-Y7

Friday, April 12
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Muppet Babies “Puppy for a Day”
(10:00–10:15 A.M. EDT)
While trying to convince Miss Nanny to get a puppy for the playroom, the Muppet Babies enlist Rizzo the Rat to practice taking care of a pet.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Vampirina “Desserter Mystery/Mirror Mirror
(10:30–11:00 A.M. EDT)
“Desserter Mystery” – The Hauntleys travel to Spookelton castle to celebrate Nanpire’s birthday and Vee makes her a special cake.
*Tony Award winners Patti LuPone (“Evita”) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (“Kiss Me, Kate”) return as Nanpire and Grandpop, respectively.

“Mirror Mirror” – When Vee starts to feel overwhelmed by all she has to do, Demi introduces her to a magic mirror that can create duplicates of herself.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Fancy Nancy “Easter Bonnet Bug-A-Boo/The Great Easter Bunny Stakeout”
(11:0011:30 A.M. EDT)
“Easter Bonnet Bug-A-Boo” – When Nancy tries to win a contest for the fanciest Easter bonnet, she attracts a swarm of bugs.

“The Great Easter Bunny Stakeout” – Nancy organizes a stakeout to find the Easter Bunny.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Can’t Hardly Date
(8:309:00 P.M. EDT)
Sydney thinks her dad might be lonely, so she encourages him to start dating again. When Young Max breaks his skateboard again, Mom makes him earn money to buy a replacement.
TV-G

Saturday, April 13
Original Series – Series Finale, Part Two on Disney Channel
Bizaardvark “The End of the Beginning”
(10:0010:30 A.M. EDT)
After Red and Grandma’s wedding, Liam informs everyone he must sell the Vuuugle house to pay off his debts. Meanwhile, Paige and Frankie are offered their own TV show in New York.
*Darrell Hammond (“Saturday Night Live”) guest stars as Red.
TV-G

Original Series – Season Finale on Disney Channel
Coop & Cami Ask the World “Would You Wrather Help a Wrather?”
(10:3011:00 A.M. EDT)
Cooper struggles to complete “Would You Wrather” challenges without Cami, now that she has quit to focus on dance full time.
*Ciara Riley Wilson guest stars as Tara.
TV-G

Sunday, April 14
Original Series – Season Two Finale on Disney Channel
Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure “Destinies Collide”
(7:00–8:00 A.M. EDT)
Rapunzel follows the black rocks to the Dark Kingdom to uncover the truth behind her destiny.
TV-Y7

Friday, April 19
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Little Shop Of Reynolds
(8:309:00 P.M. EDT)
Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop’s biggest sale of the year. When Leo’s dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.
TV-G

Sunday, April 21
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Star vs. the Forces of Evil “Coronation”
(8:30–9:00 A.M. EDT)
Star plans a coronation for Eclipsa to become Queen.
TV-Y7

Monday, April 22
Original Series – Season Two Finale on Disney Junior
The Lion Guard “Fire from the Sky”
(2:00–2:30 P.M. EDT)
To combat the vultures dropping flame sticks from the sky, the Lion Guard seeks help from Hadithi and a Martial eagle named Anga.
*John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld”) returns as Hadithi and Bryana Salaz (“The Voice”) guest stars as Anga.
TV-Y

Friday, April 26
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Sydney to the Max “Dude, Where’s My Car Wash Money?
(8:309:00 P.M. EDT)
When Olive becomes class treasurer and accidentally loses the money for the ice cream truck she promised her class, Syd helps her get it back. Young Max offers to accompany his mom to a wedding but does not know how to dance.
TV-G

Saturday, April 27
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Milo Murphy’s Law “First Impressions/The Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event”
(7:00–7:30 A.M. EDT)
“First Impressions” – Six-year-olds Milo and Melissa meet for the first time and Murphy’s Law makes their first day of kindergarten a big adventure.

“The Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event ” – Zack and Milo join Melissa’s newly athletically-minded wrestling, speech and debate team.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Elena of Avalor “Luna’s Big Leap”
(11:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M. EDT)
Luna convinces King Verago to give her a shot at joining the King’s Guard and gets partnered with a gruff jaquin named Tornado to show her the ropes.
*Jenifer Lewis (“black‑ish”) guest stars as Tornado.
TV-Y

Brenda Song Returns to Disney Channel in ‘Amphibia,’ a Frog-Out-Of-Water Animated Comedy Series Premiering This Summer

Beloved Disney Channel star, popular actress Brenda Song (“The Social Network”) will return to the channel to play the lead voice role in “Amphibia,” an animated comedy series premiering this summer on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. In production now, Song plays 13-year-old Anne Boonchuy, an independent and fearless teen who is magically transported to the fantastical world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. The announcement was made today as Song celebrated her birthday at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

Song starred as fan-favorite character London Tipton in Disney Channel’s long-running hit series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” its spinoff “The Suite Life on Deck” and “The Suite Life Movie.” She has also starred in several other popular Disney Channel Original Movies, “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior,” “Stuck in the Suburbs,” “Get A Clue” and “The Ultimate Christmas Present.”

“Amphibia” is created and executive produced by Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”). The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.