DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES ‘BIG CITY GREENS’
About Big City Greens TV Show
-- Show Creators, Brothers Chris and Shane Houghton, Enter Into Overall Development Deal With Disney Television Animation --
Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit Emmy(R) Award-nominated animated comedy "Big City Greens." The series creators and executive producers, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton ("Harvey Beaks"), have also expanded their roles and entered into an overall deal at Disney Television Animation. Under the agreement, the duo will continue their work on "Big City Greens" and develop new animated series, shorts and movies for Disney Channel and Disney+.
Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, said, "Chris and Shane have a wonderfully unique vision for characters and stories with both humor and heart, and we're especially pleased to continue working with them on more 'Big City Greens' and other creative ventures."
In a joint statement, the Houghton brothers said, "We are excited to be deepening our relationship with Disney. They have been very supportive of us and our crazy ideas, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow 'Big City Greens' as well as develop new and exciting projects together."
Best known for creating, writing and illustrating their comic book series "Reed Gunther," about a bear riding cowboy, the duo has written and illustrated comics for "The Simpsons," "Adventure Time" and "Peanuts," among others. For television, Chris worked as a storyboard artist on Disney's hit series "Gravity Falls," and Shane as an editor for the reality series "Tattoo School." The two worked together on "Harvey Beaks," Chris as storyboard director and Shane as staff writer.
"Big City Greens" follows mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old Cricket Green, who moves from the country to the big city with his wildly out of place family - older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. The series is influenced by the Houghton brothers' childhood growing up in the small rural town of St. Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk.
Currently in its second season, new episodes will roll out Saturdays beginning Jan. 16 (9:00 a.m. EST/PST) on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW and will include a special music-filled episode featuring five original songs. Season one of "Big City Greens" is available to stream on Disney+.
Since its premiere in June 2018, "Big City Greens" has garnered nearly 300 million views across all social media and digital viewing platforms and currently ranks among the top five animated series across all Cable with Kids and Girls 6-11 for two quarters straight. The series' "Broken Karaoke" short titled "Stuck at Home" has over 16 million views and has become the most-watched video on Disney Channel YouTube Summer to date.
"Big City Greens" stars Chris Houghton as Cricket Green, Artemis Pebdani ("Scandal") as sweet-and-sour Gramma Alice, Marieve Herington ("How I Met Your Mother") as quirky older sister Tilly Green and Bob Joles ("Puss in Boots") as hard-working father Bill Green. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
The Houghtons are represented by Julie Kane-Ritsch of The Gotham Group and attorney Matthew Saver.
Source: [Social Media Views]: Sprinklr (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), YouTube Analytics. Reporting period: 6/1/18 - 12/31/20. Videos Views.[DisneyNOW APP]: Omniture. Reporting period: Lifetime - 11/30/20. [VOD]: ComScore. Reporting period: Lifetime - 9/30/20. [Linear]: Nielsen Media Research Live+7 data; 3Q20: 6/29/20-9/27/20; Reach from NPower based on 6 min qualifier for airings on both Disney Channel and Disney XD; Premiere ranks based on 000s.
Series ranks based on 000s for cable series only with 13+ telecasts across the quarter.
SEASON TWO OF ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES 'BIG CITY GREENS' PREMIERES SATURDAY, NOV. 16, ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEYNOW
Karl-Anthony Towns, Alfred Molina, Jameela Jamil, Thomas Middleditch, Jonathan Van Ness, Christopher Lloyd and Lucy Lawless Among Season Two Guest Stars
'Broken Karaoke,' A New Animated Short-Form Series Spotlighting Favorite Disney Channel Characters, Launches Today and Features Tilly Green From 'Big City Greens' in Debut Episode
Season two of the hit animated comedy-adventure series "Big City Greens" premieres SATURDAY, NOV. 16 (9:30 a.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW. Created and executive produced by brothers Chris and Shane Houghton ("Harvey Beaks"), the series follows mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old Cricket Green who moves from the country to the big city with his wildly out of place family - older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. "Big City Greens" ranks among the top five animated series across all Cable with Kids and Girls 6-11.
Prior to the series' season two debut, the Houghton brothers will participate in a Disney Television Animation showrunner panel at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, Oct. 5 (4:15-5:15 pm EDT).
Guest stars for season two include NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, Alfred Molina ("Spider-Man 2"), Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley"), Jonathan Van Ness ("Queer Eye"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future"), Jameela Jamil ("The Good Place"), Lucy Lawless ("Xena the Warrior Princess"), Jim O'Heir ("Parks and Recreation"), Ed Begley Jr. ("Arrested Development"), Cheri Oteri ("Saturday Night Live"), Candace Kozak (Disney Channel's "Just Roll With It"), Jason Maybaum (Disney Channel's "Raven's Home") and YouTube sensation SungWon Cho. The second season includes a holiday musical featuring seven original songs and a video game-themed episode with CG animation.
Today, "Broken Karaoke," a new animated short-form series that spotlights favorite Disney Channel characters singing parodies of popular songs, launches on Disney Channel YouTube. The first short, "Queen of Nice," features Tilly Green singing a parody of viral sensation "Queen of Mean" from the global hit Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 3."
In addition, new "Random Rings" shorts, featuring Cricket and Tilly Green calling unsuspecting real-world people, continue to roll out every Sunday through Oct. 27 on Disney Channel and Disney Channel YouTube.
"Big City Greens" stars Chris Houghton as Cricket Green, Artemis Pebdani ("Scandal") as sweet Gramma Alice, Marieve Herington ("How I Met Your Mother") as quirky older sister Tilly Green and Bob Joles ("Puss in Boots") as hard-working father Bill Green. The creative team includes Monica Ray ("Harvey Beaks") and Natasha Kline ("South Park") as directors and Joachim Horsley ("Spirit Riding Free") as composer. "Big City Greens" is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
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