Shows like Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody are widely regarded as “prime” Disney, but there are countless shows that didn’t garner the same level of popularity or attention. Here are nine Disney shows that couldn’t quite withstand the test of time, including some from Disney Channel, Disney XD, and one that technically wasn’t a Disney show.
- The Replacements
Running from 2006 to 2009, The Replacements followed two orphans, Riley and Todd, who use a special phone to order new people for their lives. Examples include their adoptive parents – their mother is a British spy and their father is a daredevil.
- I Didn’t Do It
I Didn’t Do It documents the daily life and misadventures of a group of teenagers, centering around fraternal twins Lindy and Logan. Gags include the eccentric Delia trying to get an alien boyfriend and Lindy fostering a dog that likes Logan better than her.
- Zeke and Luther
The titular characters of Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther are two teenagers who want to become professional skateboarders. The show follows their path to skateboard stardom, as well as their everyday adventures while dodging Zeke’s trouble-making sister, Ginger.
- So Random!
After Demi Lovato left Sonny With a Chance in 2011, the remaining cast members transferred to So Random!, a comedy sketch show with musical guests like Cody Simpson and Hot Chelle Rae.
- Fish Hooks
Fish Hooks follows three aquatic best friends as they navigate the ups and downs of high school. Each ensemble character is another type of fish or ocean animal, including their seahorse teacher and sea urchin principal.
- As The Bell Rings
If you stuck around for the commercials in between Disney shows from 2007 to 2009, chances are you saw As The Bell Rings, a short-form series about students hanging out between classes. Demi Lovato appeared in the first season, before moving on to projects like Camp Rock and Sonny With a Chance.
- Best Friends Whenever
On Best Friends Whenever, friends Cyd and Shelby obtain the power to time-travel together when a school science project goes wrong. They use their abilities for “do-overs” of day-to-day mishaps they encounter, and land in situations that test the durability of their friendship.
- My Babysitter’s a Vampire
While it was actually a Canadian Teletoon show, My Babysitter’s a Vampire used to take over Disney Channel screens throughout the month of October. Based on the film of the same name, the show follows teenage psychic Ethan and wizard Benny, who team up with vampires Sarah, Erica, and Rory to fight malevolent monsters.
- Kickin’ It
Disney XD’s Kickin’ It follows a group of friends who meet through karate, while trying to help their local dojo save their reputation. The show’s premiere attracted nearly 900,000 viewers, making it the biggest Disney XD debut of all time.
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