Programming lineup includes:
Premiere of Avalon High, new Disney Channel Original Movie
Premiere of Shake It Up, new Disney Channel Original Series
New hour-long episode of Hannah Montana Forever
New episodes of The Suite Life on Deck and Connor Undercover
TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - Family Channel presents an action-packed Night of Premieres on Friday, November 12 with knights, dance moves and special guest stars. Beginning at 6 p.m. ET/PT,
the night features the new Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High premiering at 8 p.m. ET/PT, day and date with the U.S. premiere on Disney Channel. Adding to the
excitement is the premiere of the new Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, a special hour-long episode of Hannah Montana Forever plus new episodes of The Suite Life on Deck and Connor Undercover.
The Disney Channel Original Movie Avalon High, premiering at 8 p.m. ET/PT, stars Britt Robertson and Gregg Sulkin and
brings Arthurian legend alive at a contemporary high school. Based upon
the award-winning novel written by best-selling author Meg Cabot ("The
Princess Diaries"), the movie follows Allie Pennington (Robertson) who
is ecstatic when her parents enroll her at Avalon High. Shortly after
arriving at her new school, Allie discovers that something strange may
be afoot. While researching a term paper on King Arthur's legacy, she
begins to notice some interesting parallels between the past and the
present. The deeper Allie searches, the more convinced she is that her
school is a contemporary Camelot, and it's up to her to solve the
mystery of Avalon High.
Before Avalon High, spirited best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue land their dream jobs
in the new Disney Channel Original Series Shake It Up, premiering at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows the two best friends
as they become background dancers on the most popular teen dance show
"Shake It Up, Chicago!" Buddy comedy Shake It Up, television's first dance-driven sitcom, stars Bella Thorne (Big Love) and newcomer Zendaya.
Following the Shake It Up premiere, a special hour-long episode of Hannah Montana Forever premieres at 7 p.m. ET/PT with guest stars Dr. Phil McGraw and Jay
Leno. In the episode, titled "I'll Always Remember You," Miley is in
the midst of the college admissions process and her boyfriend, Jesse,
is growing tired of pretending to date Hannah. Increasingly challenged
by her double life, Miley gets ready to remove the blonde wig and
reveal Hannah's true identity on The Tonight Show.
At 6 p.m. ET/PT a new episode of The Suite Life on Deck guest stars singing sensation Sean Kingston. In the episode "Party On!,"
Zack wants to impress Maya by throwing her a huge birthday party on the
Sky Deck and getting a famous singer to play at the event. Zack tricks
everyone into helping him make the party a success, but his lies are
revealed as the party unravels.
Family's Night of Premieres rounds-off with a new episode of the
espionage series Connor Undercover, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Connor's first official mission - to help
Gisela blend in at school - goes terribly wrong when it provokes
Tanya's suspicion about the Heaths' houseguest.
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large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also
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features hit Disney movies and series, top-rated Canadian series and
Playhouse Disney programming, and Family OnLine, a broadband service offered to Bell TV subscribers. Visit us at Family.ca.
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