Linda Haugsted — Multichannel News, 1/16/2009 11:55:11 AM MT
…Marsh added that it is “the intention at the moment” to have a second Camp Rock movie for the channel later this year. A script is being written now, he said.
Executives also introduced the channel’s next crop of hoped-for tween faves; the cast of Sonny With a Chance, including Demi Lovato, who will also be featured in the channel’s inaugural ball line-up from Washington next week; Brandon Mychal Smith, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Allisyn Ashley Arm and Doug Brochu. The show has been described as the tween set’s 30 Rock and debuts Feb. 8.
Noting that the production data indicates that many of the cast members are from Texas, a critic asked if the kids knew each other before being cast for the show. In perhaps the best quip of the critics’ tour, Marsh said Texas “is where the Disney genetics lab is.”
The show-within-a-show So Random includes many comedy sketches, which Marsh said could have a natural home as online content.
Lovato said she’s “ecstatic” about performing in Washington D.C., where she will perform two songs of her new CD, but added she just prays she doesn’t fall down.