Disney Channel adds Disney Replay block to TV schedule
Disney Channel is pulling a surprising, and sudden, schedule change to Wednesday nights starting this week. For the next three weeks, Disney has scheduled three different classic original series to air at midnight (ET/PT).
This Wednesday night (April 17), a single episode of Even Stevens will air: “Influenza: The Musical”. Next Wednesday (April 24) at midnight is two back-to-back episodes of Lizzie McGuire: “Between a Rock and a Bra Place” and “Gordo’s Bar Mitzvah”. The following Wednesday (May 1) at midnight is two back-to-back showings of Kim Possible: “Emotion Sickness” and “Bonding”.
This will be the first time a regular Even Stevens episode (minus the DCOM) has aired on Disney Channel since 2007. Lizzie McGuire was last seen on April 7, 2010 (minus a few airings of the movie that summer). Regular Kim Possible episodes have been off U.S. airwaves since Disney Channel did the “classic purge” on June 30, 2010 (where almost all non-current series were dropped from their late-night line-up).
Very exciting! FINALLY it seems as if Disney may be realizing that although this new generation watches those shows they are trying to pass off now, the gold mine is getting older viewers to return and watch what they love.
However, its no telling how long this will last, and those three episodes may be the only that ever air from this block. Firstly, Nick & More said this may be because of DC’s 30th anniversary. However Entertainment Weekly ran a story talking about the new block and its name and added suggestions for shows to be added.
I hope we find out soon what the deal is.