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Bella Thorne Touted to Be the Next Miley Cyrus

November 8, 2010 (4:12 am) GMT
Starring in a new Disney Channel series, 'Shake It Up', 13-year-old Thorne could be the one which has all the attributes to be a Disney star.
Bella Thorne

With "" coming to an end, Disney Channel is in desperate need to launch a new talent like who propelled the network to success. The Mouse House, as reported by Deadline, is investing high on 13-year-old who is given her own Disney Channel Original Series called "".

The show debuted the pilot on Sunday, November 7. It follows Thorne's Ce Ce Jones and her best friend 's Rocky as they audition for "Shake It Up Chicago", the nation's hottest dance show. It recalls a lot of Miley's first years on "Hannah Montana" when she lived up her dream of singing and on "" where she became an aspiring actress.

Nevertheless, at such a young age, Thorne has already starred in a number of acclaimed TV series such as "", "" and the Emmy-winning show "". She has also popped up on 's "" before becoming the new Disney darling.

Disney Channel has in fact tried the same approach with now 17-year-old in 2009. She was touted to be the next Miley Cyrus through "" although the show never eventually matched "Hannah Montana" in terms of popularity. Adam Bonnett, senior VP of original programming at Disney Channel said about Mendler back then, "We just fell in love with her. She has all the attributes of a Disney star."

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