Disney Channel Rolls With New Comedy Series
Disney Channel looks to mix the worlds of classic sitcoms and improvisational television with its new series Just Roll With It, premiering June 19.
The series allows the studio audience the opportunity to select the direction of key scenes within an otherwise scripted format. The series stars Tobie Windham and Suzi Barrett as the heads of a blended family dealing with balancing a household of contrasting personalities, according to Disney.
Multichannel News recently caught up with Windham and Barrett to discuss the series as part of a new MCN Original Videos segment.
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By Kent Gibbons