The comedy series “Sonny With A Chance” tells the story of Allison “Sonny” Munroe, a talented Midwestern girl who, after posting her homemade comedy videos online, is discovered by a television producer and gets the chance to star in “So Random!,” the most popular sketch comedy series for kids and tweens.
After relocating to California with her mother, she meets the “So Random!” cast of characters she hopes to make her friends.
But Sonny’s bubbly disposition doesn’t win over the resident queen of the cast, Tawni Hart. Tawni will do anything to be the biggest star of “So Random!” and has dreaded the arrival of the show’s newest cast member, fearing her spotlight may shine on Sonny instead.
Rounding out the “So Random!” cast is the quirky and original Zora, the confident and cool Nico and his sidekick, the gregarious, fearless Grady.
In addition to her fellow cast members, Sonny meets heartthrob Chad Dylan Cooper, star of the popular tween drama “MacKenzie Falls,” which films on the adjacent stage. Sonny quickly learns that Chad’s ego is more than she can handle and that there’s a longstanding rivalry between the two casts.
Along with the behind-the-scenes banter, “Sonny With A Chance” showcases the comedy sketches of “So Random!,” which include Grady as “Dolphin Boy,” Tawni as “Queen Bee” and “Pageant Girl,” and Sonny and Tawni as “The Check It Out Girls.”
Starring are Demi Lovato (Disney Channel’s “Camp Rock,” “As The Bell Rings”) as Allison “Sonny” Munroe; Tiffany Thornton (Disney Channel’s “Hatching Pete”) as Tawni Hart; Sterling Knight (“17 Again”) as Chad Dylan Cooper; Brandon Mychal Smith (Disney Channel’s “Phil of the Future”) as Nico Harris; Doug Brochu (“iCarly”) as Grady Mitchell; and Allisyn Ashley Arm (“Dive Olly Dive!”) as Zora Lancaster. Recurring cast members include Nancy McKeon (“Facts of Life,” “The Division”) as Connie Munroe, and Michael Kostroff (“The Wire”) as executive producer Marshall Pike.
The series was created by Steve Marmel (“Yin Yang Yo,” “Fairly Odd Parents”), who executive-produces along with Michael Feldman (Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House”). Brian Robbins (“Varsity Blues,” “One Tree Hill,” “Smallville” and “All That”) and his producing partner, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett (“Wild Hogs,” “Coach Carter”), also serve as executive producers under their production banner, Varsity Pictures. “Sonny With A Chance” is produced by It’s A Laugh Productions in association with Disney Channel. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
Source: Disney Channel Medianet