Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” Premieres Sunday May 6th with Make Room for Baby & a New TV Mommy Blogger

"Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

“Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Season 3 kicks off on Sunday Night on the Disney Channel as the Duncan family from “Good Luck Charlie” adjusts to the news of another new baby arriving and the changes from needing a new home to mom Amy leaving her full-time job to be at home become the focus of the start of the season.

“Good Luck Charlie” stars include Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer and Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper and Micah Williams return to reprise their roles as Ivy, Spencer and Emmett.

It’s more diapers, bottles and onesies for the Duncans as they prepare to welcome the newest member of their family. Baby Duncan, whose name was chosen by more than 25 million votes worldwide on www.DisneyChannel.com.

We got to speak with Leigh-Allyn Baker from her vacation in Paris earlier this week. One of the fascinating things we found it is that the series is very popular with kids and tweens ranking #2 in those categories. We asked Leigh-Allyn why she thought it was so popular and she told us that the show has something for everyone to identify with, “even though kids roll their eyes, they want to enjoy doing something with their family” and watching “Good Luck Charlie” is a way to bring families together for an entertaining event.

Leigh-Allyn Baker of "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn Baker of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn also told us that she has some similar personality traits with her character, Amy, which include being outgoing, fun, theatrical and even to some extent her characters desire for stardom, that some times backfires.

Being a mother herself, Leigh-Allyn and the other cast members get to offer input to the producers and writers for character development and ideas for upcoming shows. Leigh-Allyn likes how the creators pay attention to who the actor is and mixes the character and personality together to make their performance realistic and entertaining.

One of the interesting things that happens this season is that Amy starts a new venture – a blog and becomes a “mommy blogger.” We are excited to see this role on the Disney Channel as there  are millions of mom’s out there who are blogging about their families and many of them are making a living at it as well.

Some more interesting facts about Leigh-Allyn: her birthday is April 3rd and she has a 3-year-old son and is pregnant with her second child. Her son’s favorite show is “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” along with “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel (of course!).

You may also recognize Leigh-Allyn from her roles on “Will and Grace” and “Charmed” as well as numerous other roles in television and movies.

“Good Luck Charlie” was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (“Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You”) and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”).

New episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” air SUNDAYS on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline. Click here for more info on this show or like the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoodLuckCharlie.

Mom’s Go Digital

Moms Go DigitalJust like “Good Luck Charlie’s” mom, Amy, going digital as a blogger, many other mom’s have done this chronicling their families adventures and connecting with other moms around the globe.

Want to know more about digital moms and “mommy bloggers” plus get to meet some “real-life” digital moms who are using the Internet as their platform, come out to the Digital LA “Mom’s Go Digital” event at The Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica, Tuesday, May 8th. Click here for more information. 


What Do Your Kids Watch Online? New Web Series Spotlight: Ruby Skye P.I. for Today’s Digital Kids

Ruby Skye P.I.With more and more children joining us online, it’s important for parents to be mindful of where their children go to view and interact with content. That’s why we were excited to host the webseries, Ruby Skye P.I. on our growing network of online content.

Ruby Skye P.I. was designed to be a safe and fun web series for today’s digital tween. Think Nancy Drew meets the Internet bringing mystery and adventure into the story with Ruby and her friends. The episodes are not as long as on TV but each one has a different “theme” and is smartly done by master story-tellers Julie Strassman-Cohn and Jill Gollick.

For those parents of tweens and teens out there, we’re sure you (and your kids) can relate to Ruby, curious and determined to solve mysteries. For this series the clues are hilarious and intriguing, missing birthday brownies, underfed fake pets and so on. Each episode ends with a cliffhanger, spurring imagination to take hold with the audience.  Of course, if your tween wants to get creative and solve mysteries around your house after watching this fun series, be sure to give them a video camera and have them create their own story. We think this series will inspire those budding actors and directors out there to create their own magic. Be sure to stay tuned to more updates on Ruby Skye P.I. as we’ll be hosting some live shows with the creators so your kids can meet and talk to the team behind this web TV series.

Take a minute to meet Ruby Skye P.I. in this behind the scenes look at this series:

Now that you’ve met Ruby, we’d like to share this mother-approved web series playing here on Mingle Media TV (click to go to the show page). We hope you’ll be a fan of Ruby Skye P.I. and share it with your friends too.

Ruby Skye P.I. – a digital detective series for tweens –  is a production of Story2.OH and is produced with the participation of The Independent Production Fund, and the generous support of our sponsors in corporate Canada, local small businesses, organizations and the creative contributions of many, many independent film, video & digital artists. These include:  Berman & Co.  The Dragon Academy,  Eastern Script Inc., Steven Golick at Osler, Polaroid, Post City Sound, PS Production Services,  Rocket Science VFX, TEACH Magazine, Fat Cat Wine Bar,  The Big Chill, Believerville Productions, Choroid Films, Inkling Entertainment Inc., Montefiore Films,  Brendan Meadows Photography Inc., Richard Maslove Music, Film & Event Solutions, Total Two-Way – Motorola, Trew Audio, Office Coffee Solutions.