A special interactive live telecast is scheduled be presented on Friday, Oct. 4, on the Disney Channel. Disney announced plans today for “Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!,” a Halloween-themed special.
The special, the first of its kind for the channel, will enable viewers nationwide to join the studio audience in determining plot twists in real time.
“As viewers watch the special live on Disney Channel, they will be able to vote on certain elements of the show via the DisneyNOW app or DisneyNOW.com — and, as they do in each episode, the talented cast will improvise and just roll with it … live!” Disney said in today’s announcement.
Raven-Symoné (“Raven’s Home”) and Miranda May (“Bunk’d”) are set to guest star. Issac Ryan Brown (“Raven’s Home”), Ruby Rose Turner (“Coop & Cami Ask the World”) and Ruth Righi (“Sydney to the Max”) will host the special, which will also feature a musical performance.
Kory Lunsford, vice president of Original Programming for Disney Channel, said: “The talented cast and crew of ‘Just Roll With It’ are truly upping the ante with this live telecast. This event is a great opportunity for us to further engage our viewers in a unique and creative way by involving them in a storytelling format that has never been done before.”
Disney adds in the announcement: “The Halloween-themed special follows the Bennett-Blatt family as they set out to reverse an evil curse and encounter a variety of strange characters and spooky trick-or-treaters along the way.”
The show stars Tobie Windham (“Walk the Prank”) and Suzi Barrett (Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, Disney’s “Kirby Buckets”) as fun-loving newlyweds and parents Byron and Rachel. Young actors Ramon Reed (Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway) and Kaylin Hayman (“One Day at a Time”) play preteen step-siblings Owen and Blair.
“Just Roll With It” is from Kenwood TV Productions, Inc., and is filmed in Los Angeles. It carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
“Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE!” is executive produced by Adam Small and Trevor Moore. Skot Bright (Disney’s “Walk the Prank”) and Carol Donovan (“Survivor”) are co-executive producers.