The Disney Channel knows it has to do something, and fast, now that Miley Cyrus’ show “Hannah Montana” is coming to an end, the Jonas Brothers’ show “JONAS L.A.” wasn’t renewed for a third season, Selena Gomez’s show “Wizards of Waverly Place” just began airing it’s final season, and Demi Lovato, from “Sonny With A Chance,” placed herself in rehab for “personal issues.”
The channel has just begun airing a new show called “Shake It Up,” which fans seem to really enjoy, but you know just as well as the channel does that one show isn’t going to be enough to bring fans back day in and day out. So, the Disney Channel has ordered a new series called “Madison High,” which will be similar to “High School Musical” and has been described as a show like “Glee,” but for a younger audience.
The series was created by Lester Lewis, who co-created “The Office” and each of the songs included in the new show is said to be original, rather than covers of popular music. The target audience for “Madison High” is 6-14 year olds.
Do you think this is the type of show the Disney Channel needs to keep up its high ratings?