Over its first seven original episodes, Disney Channel‘s “Andy Mack” has grown a substantial audience and it quickly got ordered a second season. “Andi Mack,” is a contemporary comedic series about a 13 year-old girl’s typical – and not so typical – life with her family and friends. Production will resume in Salt Lake City in July.
The series ranks as the #1 TV series of 2017 to-date among Girls 6-11, Girls 9-14 and Girls 6-14.
“Andi Mack” was created and is executive produced by Terri Minsky (“Lizzie McGuire”). Michelle Manning (“The Breakfast Club,” Disney Channel Original Movies “Adventures in Babysitting” and “Teen Beach 2”) is also an executive producer. Phil Baker (Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”) is co-executive producer.
Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “There is not another series out right now – on any platform – that speaks to our core demographic with the authenticity and insight that Terri and her creative team have captured with ‘Andi Mack.’ This series and these characters are well on their way to becoming this generation’s ‘Lizzie McGuire.'”
As “Andi Mack” increasingly engages viewers and prepares for an imminent debut on Disney Channels around the world, several programming events are scheduled including “Back-to-Back ‘Andi Mack'” on Friday May 26 (5:00–9:00 p.m. EDT). Then, four weeks of new episodes each Friday will culminate with Andi convinced that her parents Bex and Bowie are destined to be together. Meanwhile, Jonah Beck and Amber reach a pivotal moment in their relationship.
Nearing 40 million views on seven digital platforms, linear TV and social media, the series stands apart from the pack as one of TV’s continuous ratings growth leaders, recently hitting a ratings high (May 19) in Total Viewers, marking its fifth consecutive week of growth and a 34% ratings increase from its premiere telecast. It also exceeded its high mark among Kids 6-11, Girls 6-11 and Girls 6-14 (May 12).
“Andi Mack” stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack, Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack, Lauren Tom as Celia Mack, Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman, Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll and Asher Angel as Jonah Beck. Recurring cast members are Stoney Westmoreland as Henry “HAM” Mack, Emily Skinner as Amber and Trent Garrett as Bowie Quinn.