Disney to Bow Series on SVOD


Pasadena, Calif. -- Subscribers to Disney Channel’s subscription-video-on-demand service will get the first look at new original series The Emperor's New School one week before it airs on the linear channel.
The first episode of the animated skein -- a takeoff of Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove -- will bow on SVOD service Disney on Demand, distributed by Cablevision Systems Corp., Jan. 20, Disney Channel Worldwide president of entertainment Gary Marsh said during the network's Television Critics Association Tour presentation here. The episode will then premiere on Disney Channel Jan. 27.
The weekly series will also premiere on Toon Disney Jan. 23 and on broadcast network ABC as part of its Saturday-morning kids’ block Jan. 28. All three linear networks will continue to air the show's remaining episodes.
Disney Channel also announced two new original movies: Cow Bells, starring Alyson Michalka (Phil of the Future), will premiere March 24, while Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior,starring Brenda Song (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody),will air later this summer.
Finally, the network will bow a new live-action series March 24, Hanna Montana, starring country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter, Miley Cyrus.