9:58am PT by THR staff
'Lizzie McGuire' Creator Returns to Disney Channel With New Series
Lizzie McGuire rides again — sort of. The mind behind the landmark Disney Channel series is returning to the network with another tale of a teenage girl.
Disney Channel has handed out a series order to Terri Minsky's Andi Mack, a single-camera family comedy about a young girl whose life is thrown into disarray on the eve of her 13th birthday when her moody sister moves back home.
"As a writer and creative force, Terri Minsky has a one of a kind voice that resonates with our audience, making them laugh and cry in the same scene with dialogue and storytelling that always feels honest," Disney Channels Worldwide executive vp original programming Adam Bonnett said Friday in a statement. "When Terri created Lizzie McGuire, she helped put Disney Channel on the map with a character that our audience could identify with and we look forward to introducing Andi to a new generation of kids and tweens."
The series stars newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the titular Andi Mack, featuring Lilan Bowden as sister Bex and Lauren Tom and Joshua Rush as their parents.
Lizzie McGuire was a huge hit for Disney Channel, minting Hilary Duff as a star and earning Minsky a WGA Award nomination. She has since created Less Than Perfect and Finding Carter and written for The Carrie Diaries and Younger.