EXCLUSIVE: Following a strong start, Disney Channel’s new comedy series Stuck in the Middle has received an early second-season renewal. It comes 11 episodes into the single-camera comedy’s 20-episode first season. Production on Season 2 begins in the fall.
Since its launch in February, Stuck in the Middle has been one of TV’s Top 5 highest-rated series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. It’s also high on the list for adults, ranking in the top 5 among adults 18-49 and women 18-49. During 1Q 2016, the series reached 27 million total viewers in the U.S. and nearly one million in Canada, according to the network.
Created by Dog With A Blog‘s Alison Brown and executive produced by Linda Videtti Figueiredo, Stuck in the Middle stars Jenna Ortega as middle child Harley Diaz, who’s living in a household bustling with nine people — two parents and seven kids — each with distinct personalities and conflicting schedules. Season 2 will delve further into Harley’s relationship with her siblings.
The series set in a Massachusetts suburb also stars Isaak Presley as Ethan, Ronni Hawk as Rachel, Kayla Maisonet as Georgie, Nicolas Bechtel as Lewie, Malachi Barton as “Beast,” Ariana Greenblatt as Daphne, Cerina Vincent as Suzy and Joe Nieves as Tom.
“Linda and her team have delivered a standout among all kids programming,” said Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Disney Channels Worldwide. “Our viewers have connected to the relatable stories, the comedic conflict of being a middle child in a big lovable family and to a lead character with a passion for all things ‘STEM.”
Stuck in the Middle comes from Horizon Productions.