‘Goosebumps’ to return as Disney extends slew of shows & strikes pact with ‘Big City Greens’ creators

Big City Greens (Source: Disney)

Disney has renewed a swathe of programming across Disney+, ABC and its linear channels and struck an overall deal with Big City Greens creators Chris and Shane Houghton.

The Houghtons are creators and executive producers of the Disney Channel show and have expanded their relationship with the Mouse House by inking a multiyear producing deal with Disney Branded Television.

Under the pact, they will produce animated projects with Disney Television Animation studio while also providing opportunities to develop live-action projects within Disney Branded Television across linear and streaming platforms. The deal also includes development opportunities for adult animation projects with 20th Television Animation.

Disney Branded Television has also greenlit an eight-episode second season of its horror anthology series Goosebumps for streamer Disney+.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and based on the book series by RL Stine, the new season will follow teenage siblings who discover a threat within their home, setting off a chain of events that unravel a profound mystery. As they delve into the unknown, the duo find themselves entangled in the story of five teenagers who mysteriously vanished in 1994.

“We can’t wait to dive deeper into the brilliant mind of RL Stine, and to collaborate once again with Sony Pictures Television, Scholastic Entertainment, and our fantastic creative team to bring an entirely new mystery to Disney+ for season two,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television.

Davis’ division has also picked up Disney Junior shows Superkitties, also from Sony Pictures Television, and Titmouse’s Pupstruction for third seasons ahead of their season two launches. A fourth Zombies movie (with the working title of Zombies 4) is also in the works at Disney Branded Television, with returning characters Zed and Addison embarking on a road trip the summer after their first year of college.

Goosebumps (Source: Disney+)

ABC extensions

Over at Disney-owned network ABC, mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary has been picked up for a fourth season from Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television.

ABC has also commissioned a new season of reality dating show The Bachelorette for air in summer, while spin-off The Golden Bachelorette will launch in the fall. Both shows are produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon.

Game shows Celebrity Family Feud, from Fremantle, and Jeopardy Masters! from Sony Pictures Television, have also received orders for new seasons to air later this year.

All of these ABC shows will also air on streaming service Hulu.

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