Stuck in the Middle didn’t get stuck at all this season, as Disney Channel announced the renewal of the freshman show on June 15.
Premiering in February 2016, with Linda Videtti Figueiredo as executive producer, the series found success quickly with original and funny plot lines. Adam Bonnett, executive vice president, Original Series, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “Linda and her team have delivered a standout among all kids programming. Our viewers have connected to the relatable stories, the comedic conflict of being a middle child in a big lovable family and to a lead character with a passion for all things STEM.”
Since the pilot’s premiere, “Stuck in the Middle” has become one of TV’s Top 5 highest rated series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. Adults account for nearly one-quarter of its viewing audience — among all live-action series on kid-targeted channels, it ranks in the Top 5 among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49. In the first quarter of 2016, the series reached 27 million total viewers in the U.S. and nearly one million in Canada.
The single-camera comedy stars Jenna Ortega as, Harley Diaz, the middle child of seven. With such a large family, each member has a distinct personality and conflicting schedules. The series will resume production on its second season in the fall as new episodes continue to premiere Fridays (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on Disney Channel.
As Harley uses her keen mind and inventing skills to navigate through her middle child status, she finds where she fits in the family. Season two is set to delve further into Harley’s relationship with her siblings.
“Stuck in the Middle” also stars Isaak Presley as Ethan, Ronni Hawk as Rachel, Kayla Maisonet as Georgie, Nicolas Bechtel as Lewie, Malachi Barton as “Beast,” Ariana Greenblatt as Daphne, Cerina Vincent as Suzy and Joe Nieves as Tom.
Ronni Hawk, who plays the eldest sibling Rachel Diaz, told Talk Nerdy With Us what she loves about the show, and who she’d love to see in Season 2 earlier this year. Check it out here.