Disney Channel “Shake It Up!”

May 23, 2010 • By Home

A new show will be hitting the Disney Channel this Fall 2010 called “Shake It Up!” The show was originally set to be titled “Dance, Dance, Chicago,” but according to reports the name has changed. The show will begin filming in July in Hollywood, California.

The show was created by Chris Thompson (“Laverne and Shirley,” “Bosom Buddies,” “The Naked Truth,” “Action”) and executive-produced by Thompson and Rob Lotterstein (“The War at Home,” “Ellen”).

The lead star of the show is Bella Thorne (“Big Love”), who guest starred in an episode of the Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide said about the show:

Newcomers Bella Thorne and Zendaya make for one of the most likable and engaging BFF duos we’ve ever seen. And while buddy comedies have been around since the start of television, what makes ‘Shake It Up’ unique is that this is the first time anyone has incorporated dancing into the underlying premise of a sitcom.

The show will be about two characters, CeCe Jones and Raquel “Rocky” Blue, who dream of becoming professional dancers. They become background dancers on the most popular teen dance show “Shake It Up, Chicago,” and have to learn a bunch of new dance moves, while at the same time taking part in a number of new adventures!

Actors in the show include:

– Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones
– Zendaya as Raquel “Rocky” Blue
– Kenton Duty (“Lost”) as Gunther
– Adam Irigoyen (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Deuce
– Davis Cleveland (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Flynn Jones

Does this sound like a show you will be tuning in for?

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