The Disney Channel original series Bizaardvark has officially been greenlit for a second season. The comedy sitcom, which had an original title of Paige and Frankie, premiered on the Disney Channel back on June 24, 2016. The show currently stars Madison Hu, Olivia Rodrigo, Ethan Wacker, DeVore Ledridge, and Vine star Jake Paul.
Bizaardvark Renewed on Disney Channel
Bizaardvark centers around two 13-year-old friends Paige (Rodrigo) and Frankie (Hu). The girls write funny songs and music videos for their channel titled Bizaardvark, which is a combination of the words “bizarre” and “aardvark.” Their subscriber count eventually rises to 10,000 as the story line progresses, and the continuous increase in viewership prompts the girls to up their game by creating a stylish studio that helps take their videos to the next level. Joining in Paige and Frankie’s wacky and comedic adventures are their friends and fellow “vuugglers” as well as their ever supportive family members.
The series is being written by Josh Lehrman and Kyle Stegina, who both got famous for being part of Disney Channel’s Storytellers, an incubator program that is aimed to develop writers that make creative content for family-friendly TV shows. Joining them are Eric Friendman who will serve as the show’s executive producer, together with Marc Warren (That’s So Raven, Cory in the House, and Even Stevens).
Bizaardvark is one of Disney Channel’s most successful shows that premiered in 2016. Since June, it has reached over 60 million viewers, majority of which are kids aged 2 to 14, as well as 23 million adults aged 18 to 49. The show has also proved to be a success on Video on Demand, reaching 7.2 million engagements through the Disney Channel App.
Disney Channel’s executive vice-president, Adam Bonnett, has been open about the big plans the channel has for the television series. He recently released the following statement:
“Our hope is that Bizaardvark inspires kids to embrace their own creativity and individuality and encourages them to express themselves.
“We’re excited about the direction that executive producer Eric Friedman and the creative team have planned for the new season, which will continue to build on the series’ smart and clever storytelling.”
Season 2 will begin production in the next few months, with new episodes set to premiere in 2017. The show is currently on winter break and will resume on January 13.