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Disney Channel greenlights ‘Jessie’

Sitcom stars 'Suite Life' actress Ryan

Disney Channel has greenlighted “Jessie,” a comedy series starring Debby Ryan.

Ryan, who has co-starred on “The Suite Life on Deck,” will play a rural Texas teenager who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny for a rich family’s four children. The thesp also starred in Disney Channel telepic “16 Wishes,” which was the night’s most-watched cable program when it premiered on June 25.

“Suite Life” vet Pamela Eells O’Connell will exec produce the series, set to begin production in the spring for a premiere later this year. A full season of approximately 22-26 episodes is on tap.

“It’s been thrilling to watch Debby grow from an unknown actress to one of our top stars,” said Gary Marsh, Disney Channel Worldwide entertainment prexy.

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