SERIES PREMIERE JOINS NIGHT OF PREMIERES LINE-UP ON NOVEMBER 23
Toronto, November 5, 2012
- Astral's Family Channel
has more blog than bark with the series premiere of Dog With A Blog. The new live-action Disney Channel comedy is unleashed on Friday, November 23 at 5 p.m. ET/PT and follows a blended family and their newly adopted dog, Stan, who talks and blogs about his owners' exploits. The fetching series joins a Night of Premieres beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PT, which includes new episodes of popular series and the network premiere of the feature film Aquamarine.
Told from a canine point of view, Dog With A Blog follows Stan; step-siblings, Tyler, Avery and Chloe; and parents Bennett and Ellen as they adjust to life as a new family. Tyler and Avery don't exactly get along so to bring the newly merged family together, Bennett adopts a shelter dog named Stan. When Tyler and Avery discover their new canine friend has the gift of gab, the siblings work together to keep it a secret. Stan gets the kids into hairy situations - blogging about his adventures along the way - but his presence ultimately helps unite the family.
In the premiere episode, “The Fast & The Furriest,” Tyler gets his learner's permit and his parents teach him how to drive despite Tyler's insistence on driving by himself. When Stan takes the car for a joy ride and gets into an accident, Bennett and Ellen blame Tyler for the damages. Following the premiere, Dog With A Blog will continue to air in its regular timeslot on Fridays at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
The dog days continue at Family.ca
where visitors can read Stan's blog posts and learn more about his family. Family OnDemand also offers new episodes of Dog With A Blog as they become available weekly starting November 23.
Executive-produced by Emmy-winning producer Michael B. Kaplan (Frasier, Roseanne, I'm In The Band), the series stars G Hannelius (Good Luck Charlie) as Avery; Blake Michael (Lemonade Mouth) as Tyler; Francesca Capaldi (A.N.T. Farm) as Chloe; Beth Littleford (Crazy Stupid Love); and Regan Burns (Wizards of Waverly Place) as Bennett. Stephen Full (I'm In The Band) voices Stan who is played by two canine performers, Kuma and Mick.
The series premiere of Dog With A Blog joins a Night of Premieres programming line-up starting at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Kicking off the night is a new episode of Phineas and Ferb. The boys put on a professional magic show under a tent in the backyard, while Doof tries to become hip and cool to acquire youthful followers.
At 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, Dipper feels self-conscious that Mabel is taller than him and searches for a magic way to grow taller in a new episode of Gravity Falls.
Following the premiere of Dog With A Blog, Amy heads back to work at the hospital in Good Luck Charlie airing at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, leaving the rest of the Duncan family to help watch Toby and Charlie.
Rocky and CeCe discover the entire studio has burned to the ground in Shake It Up at 6 p.m. ET/PT. CeCe realizes she may have been the cause and worries about the repercussions of confessing.
In a new episode of Austin & Ally at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, Trish recommends a dancer for Austin's next music video without revealing that she is dating him. But when Ally overhears the dancer say that he used Trish to get the gig, she must let her friend in on the truth.
At 7 p.m. ET/PT on Jessie, Tony becomes jealous of Jessie's new improv class buddy, Petey, because he is convinced Petey is interested in her. His frustration ultimately boils over which culminates in an awkward improv show.
On A.N.T. Farm at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, Chyna tries to fight off Fletcher's infatuations by agreeing to go out with him. Unfortunately Chyna's plan backfires and she must figure out a way to get Fletcher off her back.
Rounding out the night is the network premiere of Aquamarine at 8 p.m. ET/PT starring Emma Roberts (Mirror, Mirror) and pop-singer Joanna “JoJo” Levesque. Best friends Claire and Hailey embark on an adventure after they discover a mermaid named “Aquamarine” in their beach club's swimming pool.
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