Television

‘Stuck in the Middle’ season 2 returns with a movie-event

The Diaz family hits the waterpark

Disney Channel has set a premiere date for “Stuck in the Middle,’ the popular series will be returning for a second season this winter. The show will return on February 3, 2017, starting with a family movie-event “Stuck in the Waterpark: The Movie”. Right after the movie-event airs, viewers will be able to jump into a couple of animated-features that are scheduled to air on the network.

The Diaz family earns a free vacation thanks to Harley’s winning invention. The telecast will be preceded by family favorites “Despicable Me” and Disney Pixar’s “Monsters University” (4:30 p.m. EST). “Stuck in the Waterpark – The Movie” will also be available on Disney Channel’s multiple on-demand platforms including the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD on Friday, February 3.

The movie was filmed on location in La Mirada, California, so if you’re familiar with the area you might notice a few landmarks. The movie will star Jenna Ortega as Harley, 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.

Since its February 2016 launch, “Stuck in the Middle” has ranked among TV’s highest rated series in the Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. During 2016, the series reached nearly 100 million Total Viewers across the U.S. including 28 million Kids 2-14 and 37 million Adults 18-49, as well as an additional 40 million via the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD.

The series isn’t just a domestic hit for Disney, the network stated taht “Stuck in the Middle” attracted “hundreds of millions” of viewers globally throughout the year, including 65 million in third quarter 2016 in 155 countries and 27 different languages.  Linda Videtti Figueiredo (“Rules of Engagement” and “Last Man Standing”) is the executive producer. The series was created by Alison Brown (“Dog With a Blog”).