Disney Channel Has Ordered New Improv Show “Just Roll With It”
Disney Channel has ordered a first-of-its-kind multi-camera sitcom format called “Just Roll With It”. It’s a hybrid of a scripted family comedy and an improvisational comedy, in which the studio audience members select the outcome of certain scenes while the cast just rolls with it. This innovative idea is from co-showrunners Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney XD’s “Walk the Prank”).
“The multi-camera sitcom format has worked as a staple of TV for decades. So naturally, we aimed to totally upend it,” said Jonas Agin, vice president, Original Series, Disney Channels. “By introducing an element of audience interactivity that subverts the expectations of not only the viewers but also the cast, ‘Just Roll With It’ is a true step in the evolution of comedic storytelling.”
Filming “Just Roll With It”
“Just Roll With It” is a unique series about the blended Bennett-Blatt family. It’s also filmed in front of a live studio audience . It features step-siblings Blair and Owen, who could not be more different. Blair, played by Kaylin Hayman (“One Day at a Time”) is often a rebel without a cause. Of course she is the polar opposite of her strict, regimented, ex-military mom Rachel, played by Suzi Barrett (“Kirby Buckets”). Ramon Reed (Broadway musical “The Lion King”) plays Owen, a born athlete with a taste for scheduling and organization. Owen is always trying to clean up his creative and charismatic father and morning radio show host Byron, played by Tobie Windham (“Walk the Prank”). Despite their differences, the Bennett-Blatt clan, and the actors who play them, know how to take whatever life – and the studio audience – throws at them … and “Just Roll With It.”
At the sound of a horn, the actors break from the scene and go backstage while the audience decides which of three outrageous stunts will take place next. The actors return to the stage to continue the scene. They wait for the next surprise, which could be anything from being asked to eat a disgusting sardine, grasshopper and ice cream burrito to a man falling through the roof of the Bennett-Blatt home.
“Just Roll With It” is a production of Kenwood TV Productions, Inc. Adam Small and Trevor Moore serve as Executive Producers.
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