July 23, 2016  
Home > News > TV

Confirmed: 'Sonny with a Chance' Gives Demi Lovato a Break

November 13, 2010 (4:18 am) GMT
Disney Channel has come up with a contingency plan if Lovato is not immediately available in January for the third season production.

Disney Channel has found a solution to keep "" on air while its leading star is away for treatment. The network will ask the writers to focus on "So Random!" which is a sitcom inside "Sonny". This way, the production can resume as scheduled.

"Sonny" has been renewed for a third season and is due to begin production in January. However, a recent personal matter in Lovato's life has put the show in jeopardy for she is now away from the limelight to seek treatment in rehab. Producers put Lovato's concern on top of the list and have found the best way to serve both the actress and the show a justice.

Writers will now write sketches for "So Random!", something that they had actually done before twice as standalone specials. Apart from comedy sketches, there will be guest stars, musical performances and digital shorts. Since the second season has been showing good ratings, this transition is said to be an "easy" decision.

"This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure," a Disney Channel spokeswoman said to Variety. "Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Teases Season 7 With Production Video
  2. 'Kong: Skull Island' Poster Reveals First Look at the Beastly King
  3. Amber Rose Defends Kanye West Amid Taylor Swift Feud, but Begs Him to 'Stay out of the News'
  4. Comic-Con: Check Out 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 and 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 2B Trailers
  5. 'The Bachelor' Star Chris Soules' Ex Whitney Bischoff Is Engaged Again
  6. Comic-Con: 'Scream Queens' Stars Share Details of Season 2, Colton Haynes' Cast in Mystery Role
  7. Dakota Johnson Channels 'Fifty Shades' Character in This Provocative Photo
  8. Celine Dion Slays Her Impressions of Rihanna, Cher and Sia on 'Tonight Show'