Disney Channel to Premiere New Comedy Series STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, 2/14
Jenna Ortega ("Jane The Virgin" and "Elena of Avalor") stars as inventive tween Harley Diaz, the middle child in a bustling household of nine, in the engaging, single-camera comedy series "Stuck in the Middle." A full episode preview will air SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:45 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel, immediately following the channel's premiere of Disney's Academy Award®-winning animated film "Frozen" (7:00 p.m. EST). Linda Videtti Figueiredo ("Rules of Engagement" and "Last Man Standing") serves as executive producer. The series was created by Alison Brown ("Dog With A Blog").
The "Stuck in the Middle" preview episode will be on WATCH Disney Channel and WATCHDisneyChannel.com, available to users on tablets, phones, set top boxes and computers, beginning Sunday, February 14.
"Stuck in the Middle" will air in its regular time slot beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney Channel.
Told from Harley's point of view, the slice of life stories find humor in everyday life as this middle child devises creative ways to cope with - and stand out - in her family's busy suburban Massachusetts household. The Diaz parents, Suzy and Tom, also have six other kids: Rachel the self-involved eldest; Georgie, a basketball-playing teen; Ethan, Harley's closest ally; invincible and indestructible twins Lewie and "Beast"; and the strong-willed youngest sibling, Daphne.
In the preview episode, avid inventor Harley is all set to accept a community award, but must first devise a way to get her family out of the house and to the ceremony on time.
In addition to Jenna Ortega, the series stars Isaak Presley ("Austin & Ally") as Ethan Diaz, Ronni Hawk as Rachel Diaz, Kayla Maisonet ("Dog With A Blog") as Georgie Diaz, Nicolas Bechtel ("General Hospital") as Lewie Diaz, Malachi Barton ("The Young and the Restless") as "Beast" Diaz, Ariana Greenblatt ("Liv and Maddie") as Daphne Diaz, Cerina Vincent ("Mike and Molly") as Suzy Diaz, and Joe Nieves ("How I Met Your Mother") as Tom Diaz.
The series is from Horizon Productions, Inc., and carries a TV-G parental guideline.
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.
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