Michelle Obama with the cast of Jessie
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.
Bridgit Mendler, Debby Ryan
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
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.
VIDEO: Debby Ryan Dishes on New Disney Series Jessie
Caterina Scorsone, Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs
These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the second week of November sweeps:
Monday, Nov. 14
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Will Barney and Robin be able to keep their kiss a secret? They're going to try!
On the upcoming Disney Channel series Jessie, Debby Ryan plays the titular character, who moves from her small town to New York after high school graduation and falls into a new job as a nanny. Though she has no experience, she brings the blended family together in ways they never imagined possible.
The Disney Channel's newest series, Jessie, will debut on Sept. 30, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
VIDEO: Mitchel Musso recruits Selena Gomez, Debby Ryan to punk their fans in PrankStars
The comedy starring Debby Ryan follows the 18-year-old as she leaves behind her Texas roots and moves to Manhattan, where she becomes a nanny to ...
Will Mitchel Musso, Bridgit Mendler, Debby Ryan or Brandon Mychal Smith come out on top in the finale of Disney's Friends for a Change Games?
Throughout the four weeks of competition, Musso's Team Red, Mendler's Team Yellow, Ryan's Team Blue and Smith's Team Green have been vying in a series of fun and physical challenges to win $100,000 for their team's charity. Sunday's half-hour special (8:30/7:30c, Disney Channel) will reveal the victorious team and announce the fan-favorite team that gets another $100,000. According to the current scoreboard, Musso's team leads in both performance and fan voting.
The Disney Channel is taking a stab at reality television with PrankStars.
"People think we're pranking stars — no," host Mitchell Musso tells TVGuide.com. "We find the stars, we look for their biggest fans and find a way to interact the star with their fans [who are the ones getting pranked]. We capture that moment."