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Disney set for father/daughter series by Frasier producer

Disney will premiere father/daughter comedy series Sydney to the Max, by Frasier executive producer Mark Reisman, in early 2019.

The series follows middle schooler named Sydney Reynolds and her single dad Max as they navigate the challenges of growing up.

Ruth Righi (School of Rock) leads the cast as title character Sydney. Adult Max is played by Ian Reed Kesler (Suits) while young Max is played by newcomer Jackson Dollinger (Puppy Dog Pals).

The title is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions for Disney.

Jonas Agin, VP of original series at Disney Channel, said: “With Sydney to the Max, Mark Reisman has given us a series full of heart, humor and honesty.

“On one level, it explores the beautifully complex relationship between a girl and her father and a boy and his mother.  On another level, by existing in two distinct eras, it highlights how the smallest experiences of childhood have the biggest impact on who we become — and how every generation, despite its unique challenges, is filled with the universal truth that kids will always face the same joys, fears and excitement as their parents did.”