Disney Channel kibbles with ‘Bits’

Sitcom pilot to feature non-traditional storytelling

Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script.

Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist.

Episodes will unfold atypically, using short comedic anecdotes from the perspective of the children, primarily willful teenage girl Alanna, that focus on the funniest moments of each storyline.

Andy Fickman and Betsy Sullenger, who worked together on the feature film “You Again,” will exec produce along with series creators John D. Beck and Ron Hart, who were consulting producers on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up.”

The cabler envisions “Bits” having the relatability of “Modern Family,” the hit sitcom from big brother ABC. “Bits” is a candidate for Disney Channel’s 2013 schedule.

More TV

  • Golden Globes

    HFPA, Dick Clark Productions Near New Golden Globe Awards Rights Deal With NBC

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • TV Ratings: 'Ghosted' Goes Out on

    TV Ratings: 'Ghosted' Goes Out on Quiet Note

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • BBC Studios Shakes Up Content Team

    BBC Studios Shakes Up Management Team, Hands Mark Linsey New Role

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • LEGION -- "Chapter 10" - Season

    'Legion': Jeph Loeb, Nathaniel Halpern Talk 'X-Men' Universe Connections

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • JD Pardo Mayans MC

    ‘Mayans MC’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How He Cast Series Lead JD Pardo

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • Exclusive - All AroundMandatory Credit: Photo

    Nicole Maines on Why the ScarJo Casting Controversy Matters

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

  • Nicole MainesVariety Studio Comic-Con, Day 3,

    WB SDCC Roundup: Nicole Maines Cast as First Transgender Superhero on 'Supergirl', 'Riverdale' Nabs Penelope Ann Miller

    Disney Channel has greenlit scripted pilot “Bits & Pieces,” a comedy that will be told primarily through vignettes rather than the traditional half-hour script. Production will begin in June on “Bits,” which features a blended family of four kids following the marriage of a high school’s basketball coach and school psychologist. Episodes will unfold atypically, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content