Family Channel takes a rock ‘n’ roll journey from detention to Madison Square Garden with the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth premiering on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Adding to the long weekend lineup, Family delivers a Night of Premieres featuring new episodes, new seasons and sneak peeks surrounding the movie premiere.
Starring Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie), Adam Hicks (Zeke and Luther), Hayley Kiyoko (Wizards of Waverly Place), Naomi Scott (Life Bites) and newcomer Blake Michael, Lemonade Mouth introduces an unlikely ensemble of five students (Olivia, Wen, Stella, Mohini and Charlie) who, after meeting in detention, realize they share a musical connection. The teens also share a strong belief that it’s time for the students of Mesa High to stand up and have their voices heard regarding issues big and small – from the school principal’s exclusive support of the athletic programs to the removal of the popular organic lemonade from the cafeteria.
As the group become friends they start a band, Lemonade Mouth, and find that their music resonates with those students that feel sidelined by the high school elite. However, not everyone in the school is ready to cheer them on, especially since the popular rock group Mudslide Crush is determined to maintain their headline status and win the coveted Rising Star music competition at Mesa High. Lemonade Mouth is directed by the award-winning Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna aka Under the Same Moon), executive-produced by Debra Martin Chase (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Disney Channel’s The Cheetah Girls movies) and co-produced by Gaylyn Fraiche (Just Wright, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2).
Leading to the premiere of Lemonade Mouth, new episodes air on Family Channel from 5:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning with a new episode of What’s Up, Warthogs! In “Trashbusters,” Victoria starts a recycling program at West Hill. When empty bottles go missing, Charlie becomes convinced a ghost is haunting the A/V studio.
Next up is a special alternate ending episode of Wingin’ It at 6 p.m. ET/PT. When Porter accidently beams Jane into a science fiction film, it’s up to Carl to enter the world of the movie to convince her to come back to reality. Following the episode, viewers can log on to family.ca to comment on how they think the episode should have ended. On Monday, April 25 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, the same episode will air again with a completely different ending to show how the series could have changed for the characters.
At 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, in a new episode of Shake It Up titled “Hot Mess It Up,” CeCe and Rocky host a video webcast offering advice to teens, but wind up giving bad dating advice to a fellow student who they mistake for Gunther. Now CeCe and Rocky need to devise a plan to mend the boy’s heart.
Adding to the long weekend excitement – and giving viewers their second dose of Brigit Mendler – the highly anticipated series Good Luck Charlie returns for its second season at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In the season premiere, Charlie is turning two and, after an unsuccessful bid to get her tickets to the sold out Gurgles concert, Teddy, PJ and Gabe get caught sneaking Charlie into the venue. Meanwhile, Bob somehow winds up with a stolen miniature horse for Charlie’s birthday party, landing both he and Amy behind bars.
A new episode of Wizards of Waverly Place at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, sees Zeke take up magic as a hobby and Alex casts a spell on him to help him master his tricks.
Following Lemonade Mouth at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Family is offering a sneak peek of its newest Canadian original series, DEBRA! In this new show, eccentric Debra Delong is on a mission to improve the world, whether it’s ready for her or not! The series is set to premiere on Family Channel in June 2011.