Sofia The First
What's The Big Bang Theory's John Ross Bowie doing on Sofia the First? Sea-horsin' around!
A Very McStuffins Christmas
'Tis the season for cool guest stars on Disney Junior! The wildly popular preschool channel has landed Arrested Development duo Jeffrey Tambor and Tony Hale for A Very McStuffins Christmas, a special holiday episode of the animated hit Doc McStuffins, airing Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6/5c. The plot finds little Doc going to the North Pole to seek help with a broken Christmas present. Tambor does the voice of Santa, Hale is Tobias the elf.
The Little Mermaid
She's Disney's youngest princess and, when she's in a jam, she calls in the big guns! This November, Disney Channel will air the primetime animated special Sofia the First: The Floating Palace which finds Princess Sofia (voiced by Modern Family's Ariel Winter) on a high-seas vacation where she befriends a young mermaid named Oona (Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka). When Oona gets captured by a sea monster, Sofia seeks out Princess Ariel, of The Little Mermaid fame, and together they work to save the day, as seen here in this exclusive first look.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Now that Sarah Michelle Gellar is a mom of two, she says most of her television-watching habits revolve around her children.
"There are a lot of kids shows I'm familiar with lately. Sofia the First, excellent show if you haven't seen it," Gellar tells TVGuide.com in her video Watchlist.
This little girl sure pulls big names! The Disney Junior animated smash Sofia the First — a fairy-filled tale about a young commoner who suddenly becomes a princess — already boasts a voice cast that includes Ariel Winter, Tim Gunn, Wayne Brady, Sara Ramirez, Ellie Kemper, Jeffrey Tambor, Kiernan Shipka and Viola Davis. Now comes Megan Mullally who begins a recurring role Friday, Aug. 23 (9am/8c) as Miss Nettle, a seemingly sweet fairy who teaches enchanted gardening at Royal Prep.
Phineas and Ferb
Princesses, pop stars and superheroes will be among the many Disney favorites taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9—11 for the biennial D23 Expo. The celebration of all things Disney will include the stars and creators of several popular shows from the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Among the big Disney Channel events being showcased are Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, a summer special in which the boys meet the superheroes of (Disney-owned) Marvel Comics; Teen Beach Movie, a live-action musical airing July 19; and Wander Over Yonder, the upcoming animated series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken and starring 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer (both of whom will be in attendance).
Aladdin's Princess Jasmine Visits Sofia the First
It'll be "A Whole New World" on the Disney Junior preschool hit Sofia the First when Princess Sofia and Princess Amber visit the desert kingdom of Tangu. The episode, airing Friday (9:30am/8:30c), finds the adorable half-sibs in a close encounter with a frisky magic carpet that has a mind of its own. So guess who comes to the rescue with some sage advice about carpets? Princess Jasmine, star of the classic Disney film Aladdin!
Baileywick's Day Off
Arrested Development fans have spent months gearing up for the return of Jeffrey Tambor and the rest of the cast. But fans of the man behind Orange County's craziest family don't have to wait until May 26 to catch the TV vet in action.
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Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spin-off has cast the new Shawn! No, we don't mean that someone else is replacing Rider Strong in his longtime role (like anyone could rival his perfectly coifed locks?!), but there is a new BFF in the house!
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Sofia the First
She's not just an overnight princess, she's an overnight success! The new Disney Channel fairytale series Sofia the First, about a simple village girl whose mom marries the king, will premiere Friday morning (9:30am/8:30c) to great expectations. This is not only one of the most ambitious and sophisticated animated series ever attempted for the preschool crowd — the Broadway-esque song score alone is a marvel of pop, swing, bossa nova, jazz and hip hop — but it's already a ratings monster. The pilot movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, drew 5.2 million viewers in its November premiere and was the highest-rated program for children ages 2-5 in the last five years.