OLIVIA HOLT (DISNEY XD'S "KICKIN' IT") STARS IN FILMED COMEDY SERIES, "I DIDN'T DO IT," PREMIERING FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
New Series Also Stars Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark and Sarah Gilman
First-Look at "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw" Game Show to be Presented
Fan favorite Olivia Holt (Disney XD's "Kickin' It" and Radio Disney Music Award winner) moves to new series role and a new reverse storytelling approach for Disney Channel in "I Didn't Do It," a comedy that tells of the hilarious twists and turns in the lives of five teenagers - ultra-competitive fraternal twins and their three best friends. Each episode begins at the end of a predicament, just after an adventure has gone absurdly haywire, just as twins Lindy and Logan and their friends Jasmine, Garrett and Delia somehow try to explain -- with flashback scenes -- exactly what happened. "I Didn't Do It" series premiere is part of Disney Channel's "janNEWary" programming event FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (9:40 p.m., ET/PT), immediately following the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9." Beginning January 26, the series will join Disney Channel's Sunday night family comedy block (8:30 p.m., ET/PT).
"I Didn't Do It" was created by Tod Himmel ("90210," "The Starter Wife") and Josh Silverstein ("So Random!"), and is executive-produced by Himmel and Judd Pillot ("According to Jim," "Dog With A Blog") and co-executive produced by Rob Lotterstein ("Shake It Up"). Silverstein is supervising producer. "I Didn't Do It" is a production of It's a Laugh Productions, Inc.
Olivia Holt stars as ambitious straight-A student Lindy; Austin North stars as the cool, ultra-laidback Logan; Piper Curda stars as the smart fashionista Jasmine; Peyton Clark stars as the obsessive germ-phobic Garrett; and Sarah Gilman stars as the loveable eccentric Delia.
In the premiere episode, Lindy and Logan face their parents who have just returned from a night out, determined to somehow understand just how their home became covered in foam, why pizza is falling from the ceiling, how a goat got into their living room and what happened to Mrs. Klasby, the 91-year-old babysitter.
Disney Channel SVOD and verified WATCH Disney Channel users can access a preview of the next "I Didn't Do It" episode, "Fireman's Freddy Spaghetti Station," in which the five pals find themselves at their favorite childhood hangout covered in marinara sauce and surrounded by disgruntled fourth-graders.
Disney Channel's annual "jaNEWary" programming event will also include a first-look at the upcoming game show for kids and families, "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw" (10:10 p.m., ET/PT). This kid and tween edition of the classic game show brings two teams, each comprised of two kid contestants and a Disney Channel or Disney XD star, to compete in a battle of drawing skills, creativity and wits to win prizes. Hosted by master illusionist and entertainer Justin Willman ("Cupcake Wars"), "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw" features game play powered by leading-edge technology, motion control illustration, interactive multi-touch screen displays and a series of fun physical challenges. In the first look episode, "I Didn't Do It" star Olivia Holt will take on her former "Kickin' It" co-star, Leo Howard.
Beginning December 23, kids and families can visit Disneychannel.com/IDDI to play the new "That Just Happened" interactive game featuring the "I Didn't Do It" characters in the midst of wildly comedic occurrences.
The multi-platform schedule is:
Monday, January 6
· The premiere episode of "I Didn't Do It" will be available as a Free Preview on iTunes to view in advance of the series' January 17 premiere on Disney Channel.
Friday, January 17 (9:40 p.m., ET/PT)
· Television premiere of "I Didn't Do It" (9:40 p.m., ET/PT) with simulcast available to verified users on WATCHDisneyChannel.com and the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets. Additionally, WATCH Disney Channel users will be treated to a preview of the "I Didn't Do It" episode entitled "Fireman's Freddy Spaghetti Station."
Sunday, January 26
· "I Didn't Do It" joins the Sunday Family Comedy Block with the telecast of its second episode "Fireman's Freddy Spaghetti Station" (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel with simulcast available to verified WATCH Disney Channel users. The third episode of "I Didn't Do It" will also be available to verified WATCH Disney Channel users to view in advance of its telecast premiere the following week.
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