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Andi’s world turns upside down when her older sister, Bex, returns home on her 13th birthday and reveals a family secret. About Andi Mack Andi Mack has been ...

Whether you’re 8, 10, 15, 22, 34 or however old, check out Disney Channel’s newest show! It’s their most adult show in a long long LONG time. I’m 22 and I’m proud that they’re taking this on!  AND it was created by her creator of Lizzie McGuire, Terri Minsky.

It premieres on April 7 but they released the first episode on their app March 10.

Check it out! :)

anonymous asked:

do you think Andi Mack will be better than gmw?

Yes, assuming Disney sticks with it and its decreased censorship, and doesn’t pull a S3 So Weird on it.

However, that doesn’t mean GMW wasn’t good. It was (flawed? Ofc. But still good). Considering it was developed in 2012, when Disney was still in super censorship mode (Jacobs had to fight to get Flaws made, I mean..), it did a good job. Jacobs didn’t break the Disney ceiling but he certainly gently tapped it a little at least. And you also have to take into account the story Jacobs wanted to tell wasn’t supposed to be over after only 3 seasons, he had written a storyline for 4.

So it’s really not fair to compare two shows without considering the contexts behind them (also GMW is a multicam comedy and AM is a single cam dramedy, which also plays into the differences). If Terry Minsky pitched Andi Mack to Disney in 2012, I highly doubt it would get approved/written as it is now. If Disney had approached Jacobs in 2016 instead of 2012, perhaps Jacobs would get more leeway in terms of what he could cover and write.

This return to less censorship/condescension of kids programming is something Disney decided to do only *after* its ratings declined dramatically in the past few years. And in the past few years, what has been its top rated show? GMW. Not necessarily with the 6-10 y/o but with the preteens, teens, and millennials. Disney noted that trend and incorporated it into their new programming (Andi Mack clearly aimed for the preteen/teen audience, TSR spinoff aimed at nostalgic millennials). Just kinda sucks GMW didn’t get to enjoy the benefits of this change.

first post, ironically not about gmw

2 episodes into Andi Mack and I love it already.

Lilan Bowden is a drop dead gorgeous talent and I love watching her interact with Lauren Tom AND of course with Peyton Elizabeth Lee.

get ticked at me all you want for this statement, I don’t care, but it’s my opinion and i’m sticking with it:

Peyton Elizabeth Lee is a better actress than Rowan Blanchard. these people, the whole cast of Andi Mack as much as I love Boy meets world and Girl meets world, seem more genuine and consummate in their acting abilities. I LOVE this girl who plays Buffy, Ms. Sofia Wylie. she’s growing on me FAST.

there’s right now a 99% chance I will stick with watching Andi Mack through it’s run. I LOVED Lizzie Mcguire and it looks like Terri Minsky hit it out of the park again with this show

‘Andi Mack’ Showrunner Is Expecting ‘Pushback’ for Shocking Series Premiere Twist

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched the series premiere of “Andi Mack,” which you can view above)

Disney Channel boldly goes somewhere it has never gone before with the new comedy “Andi Mack,” from “Lizzie McGuire” creator Terri Minsky.

The game-changing twist is set up in the series premiere: 13-year-old Andi (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) discovers that her cool, rebellious older sister Bex (Lilan Bowden), is actually her mother, and that the “parents” who’s raised her since birth (Lauren Tom and Stoney Westmoreland) are actually her grandparents.


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It’s certainly something extremely unexpected from the channel that caters mostly to a younger demographic, and Minsky admits she too was shocked that Disney Channel had no reservations about the concept.

“We didn’t have to change a thing, and believe me when I tell you, that was shocking to me,” the showrunner told TheWrap. “We would put something in the pitch and people would go, ‘Disney’s not going to go for that, Disney will never go for that,’ and they went for all of it. There’s stuff in there that I watch it and I go, ‘I can’t believe this is in the show.’ But I’m really proud of it, and I hope they are too.”

Despite the huge bomb that is dropped on our 13-year-old heroine in the pemiere, Andi takes the news relatively in stride, and Minsky said this was due to the nature of storytelling.

Also Read: 'Girl Meets World’ Canceled at Disney Channel

“If you think about it, obviously if you heard that news, you would crawl up in a corner and cry for three weeks,” she admitted. “But who wants to watch that? It’s like, you have to consider the audience and that they will make the calculation …  it’s going to seem super fast. My only defense is, it’s not fun to watch someone suffer. We just wanted to sort of address, what does this mean now in her life? How does she incorporate this? How does this affect her? What does this do to everything else? We wanted the story to go on and we wanted there to be other moments.

“I’m hoping every end of an episode, when there’s a ‘Next On,’ it makes people want to come back,” she added.

Minsky also said she’s expecting some blowback from various groups due to the nature of the story.

“I know there’s probably going to be some pushback once it actually gets to an audience,” she said. “I don’t know what that looks like, I don’t know what that means, I’m living in a bubble right at this moment.”

“Andi Mack” premieres April 7 on Disney Channel, but the series premiere episode can be viewed online right now.

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A 20-year-old reviews a new Disney Channel Show, Andi Mack:

 I stumbled across this show onYouTube yesterday, and since there was nothing on television, I watched the entire first episode and was so adorable and heartwarming.  It felt like I was watching an old Disney show from my childhood again (ugh, nostalgia). It’s a drama about Andi who just turned thirteen and her older sister coming back from her vacation to visit the family, but Andi soon unravels her family secret (won’t give anything away for obvious reasons), which changes her life, which even shocked a 20-year-old wearing pj’s. I’m definitely looking forward to watch the next episode.

BTW: One of the creators (Terri Minsky) also created Lizzie McGuire, which is a plus in my book.

Well, actually, Max was supposed to die, and I did tell him that in advance and that was a horrible conversation. Then basically what happened was that the footage of Max making croutons with Taylor started to circulate around the network and people were like, “Do we have to kill this guy? Because we love him.” And I was like, “We love him too.” So unfortunately, I had a completely unnecessary conversation with Alex in which I told him that his character was going to die, and it was very painful and very upsetting for both of us. About a month or so later, I got to call him up and tell him that we weren’t going to kill him, but I think by that point he was completely like, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We were all excited because when we were mapping out the season, Max was only supposed to be in the pilot. But Alex was so good, we decided to bring him back and build season one around Carter making all these bad decisions that culminate in her boyfriend shooting her best friend. [We thought it would be] like Game of Thrones where they kill Ned Stark, and we were going to be that fearless! But then Alex comes on set and every single thing he does is so adorable and charming and sweet and heartwarming. It was just this collective, “Why would we kill this guy? That’s idiotic.”
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Disney Channel has ordered a pilot from Lizzie McGuire's creator, Terri Minsky!

Big news for all of you who watched the Disney Channel in the 2000’s. The network has ordered a pilot from Lizzie McGuire’s creator, Terri Minsky.

It looks like Girl Meets World is having an impact on the network.

Series description: The story introduces Andi Marcus (Lee) as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. She’s eager to have a little teenage fun and adventure — just a little — but that may never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep Andi from turning out like her older sister, Bex. As a teenager, Bex dropped out of school, left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life. But when Bex returns home and swears she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and leaves her questioning everything she’s ever known.