7:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Renewed for Second Season
Andi Mack is sticking around at Disney Channel.
The teen-centered series has been renewed for a second season, it was announced Thursday.
From Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky, Andi Mack centers on a 13-year-old girl's typical — and not so typical — life with her family and friends.
Minsky executive produces the show with Michelle Manning (The Breakfast Club, Teen Beach 2). Phil Baker (Good Luck Charlie) serves as co-executive producer on the Horizon Productions half-hour.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee stars in the title role on the series, which begins production on season two in Salt Lake City in July.
"There is not another series out right now — on any platform — that speaks to our core demographic with the authenticity and insight that Terri and her creative team have captured with Andi Mack," Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh said in a statement. "This series and these characters are well on their way to becoming this generation's Lizzie McGuire."
The renewal comes seven weeks into the show's run and after several ratings win for Andi Mack. The most recent episode on May 19 hit a new series high in total viewers, rising 34 percent from the series premiere. The comedy currently ranks as the top series of 2017 to date with girls ages 6-11, 9-14 and 6-14.
Andi Mack brings Minsky back to Disney Channel, where she created and exec produced the hit Lizzie McGuire. In addition to turning Hilary Duff into a household name, the series produced 65 episodes and a feature film.
Next up, the network is getting ready to launch an animated series based on the film Hotel Transylvania and a spinoff sequel series of That's So Raven titled Raven's Home.