SHARPAY'S FABULOUS ADVENTURE DRESSES UP A NIGHT OF PREMIERES IN GLITZ AND GLAMOUR, PREMIERING MAY 27 ON FAMILY CHANNEL

Programming lineup includes:

  • Premiere of Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, Disney Channel Original Movie
  • New episodes of Fish Hooks, Wingin' It, Pair of Kings, Shake It Up, Good Luck Charlie and Wizards of Waverly Place

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Family Channel is tickled pink when drama queen Sharpay Evans returns in her very own Disney Channel Original Movie Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure premiering on Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Filmed in Toronto and introducing four new original songs, the movie adds pizzazz to Family Channel when it headlines a Night of Premieres, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, featuring six new episodes from favourite Family series.

In Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, starring Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Austin Butler (Life Unexpected), Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie) and Cameron Goodman (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), a New York casting director spots aspiring thespian Sharpay Evans performing with her dog, Boi, at a charity gala and offers to arrange an audition for a new Broadway musical. With Boi in tow, Sharpay packs her bags and heads to the Big Apple to fulfill her destiny. Her father has given her one month to make it to centre stage, or else she will have to return home and learn the family business. However, Sharpay's dreams are turned upside down when she discovers the Broadway role is really for Boi, not her. Pushing her disappointment aside, Sharpay sets out to make Boi the most fabulous canine to hit the Great White Way.

Ashley Tisdale also serves as executive producer of the movie, along with Barry Rosenbush and Bill Borden (High School Musical franchise). Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure was written by Robert Horn (writer of Broadway's 13). Emmy Award-winning Michael Lembeck (Tooth Fairy, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3) serves as director.

Fish Hooks starts the Night of Premieres marathon at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT. Milo enlists Bea and Oscar to help keep his secret of being a fish hidden when Pamela Hamster comes to visit Freshwater. Everything goes awry when the rest of the fish discover that not only has Milo been impersonating a hamster and has drained water from the tanks, but he has failed to throw them the awesome party he promised.

Following Fish Hooks is Wingin' It with a new episode called "Carl + Alt + Delete" at 5 p.m. ET/PT. Carl suspects that the new smart student in school, Ty, is cheating on tests and asks Porter to magically send him into Ty's computer. However, when Carl can't get back to the real world, Porter has to figure out how to save Carl before he gets deleted.

In a new episode of Pair of Kings, premiering at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, Boomer and Brady discover Vault 14, a secret vault which protects Kinkow's most mysterious and powerful artifacts including Duplicatus Plantus, a plant that copies anything it touches. The kings make clones of themselves and while they go surfing, they send their doubles to the Kalooki Island Peace Summit.

At 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, both Rocky and CeCe learn a valuable lesson in lying after Rocky is untruthful about being able to hang out with the honour society kids, and CeCe fakes a leg injury to skip gym class on Shake It Up.

Bob and Amy's plans for Charlie's potty training go awry when she flushes her toys and clogs up the pipes in a new episode of Good Luck Charlie at 7 p.m. ET/PT. When Bob attempts to fix the problem himself, he inadvertently shuts off the power and water for the night.

A new episode of Wizards of Waverly Place at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, after Alex meets her childhood hero, former professional wrestler Muy Macho, she finds out she's the reason he retired and convinces him to return to the ring.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in over 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an Internet-based, broadband service. Both of these services offer hit Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series and Playhouse Disney programming to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.

Family Channel is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX : ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To learn more about Astral, visit astral.com.


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