DISNEY XD PICKS UP A SECOND SEASON OF HIT COMEDY SERIES "CRASH & BERNSTEIN"
Disney XD has ordered a second season of its hit comedy series "Crash & Bernstein," a "bro-comedy" about an everyday kid and his surrogate brother, a funny and spontaneous puppet who has come to life, loudly. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. "Crash & Bernstein" ranks among Disney XD's most popular series in Total Viewers and across target kid and boy demographics. Production will resume in Van Nuys, California in July for a fall 2013 premiere.
In making the announcement, Bonnett said, "Disney XD continues to push creative boundaries for a sitcom and 'Crash & Bernstein' delivers on this promise week in, week out. Crash has quickly become an iconic character on the network, and we look forward to a second season of more purple attitude and disruptive fun with this talented cast and creative team."
Created by Emmy Award-nominee Eric Friedman ("Austin & Ally," "I'm In The Band") and executive-produced by Friedman, Emmy Award-nominee Mike Larsen ("Real Time with Bill Maher," "Rodney"), Jim Armogida and Steve Armogida ("Grounded for Life"), the multi-camera series stars Cole Jensen as Wyatt, Emmy Award-nominated puppet master and filmmaker Tim Lagasse as Crash, Oana Gregory as Amanda, Landry Bender as Cleo and Aaron R. Landon as Pesto. Recurring are Mary Birdsong as Mel, Mckenna Grace as Jasmine and Danny Woodburn as Mr. Poulos.
"Crash & Bernstein" follows Wyatt Bernstein, a typical boy who lives in a household full of girls and desperately wishes for a brother to do fun guy stuff with. His family takes Wyatt to a Build-A-Bestie for his birthday, which leads to his dream finally coming true -- his Bestie creation, Crash, a wildly unpredictable puppet, comes to life. Together, the new "brothers" help each other navigate life's adventures. Although they sometimes have their differences, like true brothers, they always have each other's back.
The series is produced by It's A Laugh Productions, Inc. "Crash & Bernstein" airs regularly on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m., ET/PT and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.
[Source: NTI, U.S. rating, 10/8/12-4/7/13]