MOVIE PREMIERE FOLLOWS A MARATHON OF THE POPULAR SERIES
Toronto, November 8, 2011 - There are holiday hijinx galore as the Duncan family scrambles to reunite in time for the holidays when Family Channel premieres the Disney Channel Original Movie Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! on Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The film kicks off a month full of holiday-themed episodes, movies and specials and is accompanied by a Good Luck Charlie marathon and a preview of the new Disney Channel comedy series Austin & Ally. The complete holiday programming schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
In Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!, it's a holiday season the Duncans won't soon forget. The adventure begins when the family, who is en route to Palm Springs to celebrate the holidays with Amy's parents, is separated after Teddy makes a snap decision to give up her seat on the flight for a free ticket. Unwilling to stand by and let her daughter travel alone, Amy also disembarks the plane only to discover the next flight to Palm Springs departs after Christmas. Meanwhile, the rest of the family arrive in Palm Springs, but things aren't any easier for them as Bob tries to care for Charlie under the watchful eye of Amy's mom Petunia; PJ learns the pros and cons of his grandparents' pool and Gabe quickly realizes the downfalls of teaching grandpa Hank how to play his video game.
Leading into the premiere of Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! is a three hour marathon of Good Luck Charlie episodes, concluding with a new episode at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. In the premiere episode, titled “Teddy on Ice,” Teddy visits an ice fishing cabin with her friend's family. Following the movie, Family Channel delivers a sneak peek of the new Disney Channel Original Series Austin & Ally. The new series follows the partnership between two polar opposite musicians, Austin, an extroverted musician/singer, and Ally, a brilliant but shy songwriter, and their two best friends, Trish and Dez. All of the evening's premieres will be available on Family OnDemand beginning Friday, December 9.
Family.ca is spreading holiday cheer early with a dedicated Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! minisite and new game coming in mid-November. Also in November, the site is also handing out the first look at Austin & Ally by launching a minisite and new games to help acquaint viewers with the new series.
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! stars series regulars Bridgit Mendler as Teddy Duncan, Leigh-Allyn Baker as Amy Duncan, Bradley Steven Perry as Gabe Duncan, Mia Talerico as Charlie Duncan, Eric Allan Kramer as Bob Duncan and Jason Dolley as PJ Duncan. Rounding out the cast for the film is Debra Monk (Grey's Anatomy) as Amy's mother, Petunia, and Michael Kagan (Desperate Housewives) as Amy's father, Hank.
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