DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS FAMILY COMEDY PILOT "BITS & PIECES"
Disney Channel has ordered the comedy pilot "Bits & Pieces," a unique re-imagining of the traditional multicamera family comedy. The series will showcase the bits and pieces of a family's funniest moments using quick, dynamic storylines that unfold through a series of short comedic vignettes.
"Bits & Pieces" is executive-produced by Andy Fickman ("The Game Plan," "Race to Witch Mountain") and Betsy Sullenger ("You Again") and written by John D. Beck & Ron Hart ("Shake It Up," "According to Jim"). Production begins in June in consideration for a Disney Channel series to premiere in 2013.
In the story, the family tree gets a whole lot bigger when high school basketball coach Pete marries the school psychologist Jodie, much to the chagrin of their four kids. Willful teenager Alanna recounts all the family moments through comedic vignettes, while her awkward brother Sticky and their new step siblings Crystal and Brody help fill in the bits and pieces as they begin their journey together as a new family.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.