As part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will appear next month on Disney Channel's tween sitcom Jessie to help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families.
Jessie's titular hero is going to break ground when she becomes the first Disney Channel character to get engaged.
Jessie (Debby Ryan), 22, will accept her boyfriend Brooks' (Pierson Fode) proposal at the end of a four-episode arc concluding in the fall.
"Jessie is an adult, and we felt we could tackle this in a way that still feels appropriate for our audience," Adam Bonnett, Disney Channel executive vice president of original programing, told The Associated Press.
Two of Disney Channel's most-watched comedies are planning a holiday-themed crossover. To kick off its month-long "Fa-la-la-lidays" programming stunt, Good Luck Charlie and Jessie will join forces in a special combined Christmas episode on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8/7c.
In "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas," Good Luck Charlie's Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and PJ (Jason Dolley) are touring ...
Zeke and Luther may be ready to hang up their skateboards for good. In an upcoming two-part episode of DisneyXD's Zeke and Luther, the buddies head to Hollywood after entering a TV show contest — and are tempted with fame.
While skateboarding around L.A., Zeke (Hutch Dano) and Luther (Adam Hicks) befriend famous actors "Vin Jackman" and "Courtney Mills," played by Disney Channel star Debby Ryan (Jessie). Zeke is offered an acting gig, while record producer "Three J" discovers Luther's rap music skills — and soon both of them consider ending their dreams of becoming world-famous skaters.
Debby Ryan is going from Jessie to Radio Rebel.
In the upcoming Disney Channel film, Ryan stars as Tara Adams, an introverted teen who's painfully shy in school and a popular (yet anonymous) podcast host at night. As her show's reputation grows, it becomes increasingly difficult for Tara to lead two lives as the students are determined to find the host's identity.
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