You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More TV

  • ABC News Paul Manafort

    ABC News Apologizes for Incorrect Paul Manafort Graphic

    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 […]

  • AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Auditions 1"

    TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Tops Tuesday

    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 […]

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    'Game of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Series Finale, Controversial Storylines

    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 […]

  • MGM Acquires 'Live P.D.' Producer Big

    MGM Acquires 'Live PD' Producer Big Fish Entertainment

    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 […]

  • Anthony Bourdain

    The Best Docu-Series to Stream This Summer

    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 […]

  • amazon-studios

    'Game of Thrones' Vet Vince Gerardis Signs Amazon Deal

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content