Disney Channel has made some announcements regarding its high-rated shows, renewing both "Hannah Montana" and "Sonny with a Chance". The former, which is starring Miley Cyrus, is up for a fourth season while the latter, which is the starring vehicle for Demi Lovato, will enter the second season.
To keep things fresh, producers of "Hannah" will make several necessary changes. "Miley and the producers have proposed a change of setting for Season Four that will provide the catalyst for wonderful new characters and further expand the storytelling opportunities," the network said in a statement Monday, June 1.
Production for the 3rd season is wrapped up this week while season 4 will start shooting next year. Miley has signed for the new season which, according to the press release, will deal with the Stewarts saying goodbye to their beachfront Malibu home.
Meanwhile, the renewal of "Sonny" was prompted by the fact that it received good rating. "'Sonny' was a hit right out of the gate, thanks in no small part to the stratospheric trajectory of our newest star, Demi Lovato," Disney's Entertainment President Gary Marsh said. "She and the entire talented cast, along with our gifted writing and producing teams, have turned 'Sonny with a Chance' into 'destination television' for kids everywhere."
Gary added that they are looking forward to its "comedic potential" and that the second season will be injected with "music and more".