'Sonny With A Chance' Being Reworked without Demi Lovato

'Sonny With A Chance' Being Reworked without Demi Lovato

While Demi Lovato is off getting well, Disney is reworking her series, Sonny With A Chance.

According to Variety, the writers on Sonny will center their writing efforts on So Random! sketches. So Random! will feature guest stars, comedy sketches, musical performances and digital shorts — a teen SNL!

A Disney Channel spokeswoman shared about the situation, “This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure. Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues.”

This is a temporary situation as the show goes back into production in January.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the temporary shift?

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  • http://twitter.com/t_linz trizia

    It won’t the same without demi
    boo. :(

  • Chante

    I kinda really dont like this idea a lot of people watch the show because of demi and sterling and without them together it wont be the same. I’d rather them wait until demi has recovered well before they start filming so they could do so with the main character. I think this just puts more pressure on her to get better as she may feel as though they will be sick of waiting for her. I really think that if they wanted the best of her then they should wait until she’s 100%

  • http://facebook.com ashleyj

    most people watch the show for her, so it won’t work.

  • http://www.twitter.com/monconcepcion mamsc

    Hmm.. maybe it’d be cool if they did Mckenzie Falls series for a while or something. :P

  • http://twitter.com/mellyjonas mellyjonas

    lame lame lame. The show is about Sonny and without her it would be pointless. You can’t have Sonny without Demi, so this is going to fail.

  • Tessa

    I like that Mackenzie Falls idea!
    But as long as they don’t try to replace Demi I’ll be ok with it

  • Amanda

    ……. so a remake of All That?

  • alexa

    LOVE IT!!! the show is not only her!!! Tiffany Thorton is soooo much funnier than Demi! It should be her show!! ♥

  • jamie

    it will be interesting… love the mackenzie falls idea tho. its so dramatic. love it

  • http://twitter.com/bananastackxx rachael lawd.

    if they do that, im gonna stop watching, basically. and im a MASSIVE fan. :/

  • http://twitter.com/bananastackxx rachael lawd.

    @mellyjonas: exactly.

  • MA

    good thing Disney Supports her!


  • Skylar

    Bad idea…

  • KAK1328

    not hte best idea

  • Jason

    It’ll be nice to let the other cast members get a chance in the spotlight, but the So Random sketches are NOT the way to go. Letting the others have the lead will show us if they are able to handle starring in their own series once Sonny With A Chance goes off the air someday.

  • http://twitter.com/katherinejoyce4 Katherinejoyce

    Why Disney has to do this? . Oh! I know they only worries about Money not Demi. Sorry but this is not a good idea because the show is called ” Sonny with a chance” and who makes “Sonny” ? Demi Of course!!. Definitely this will be Fail!!.
    PS: The only thing that matters is her health. Get well Demi and Take the time you need. #prayfordemi #staystrongdemi #welovedemi

  • m

    so they’re ditching her? great that won’t piss off her fans at all!

  • stephanie

    i agree poor demi i feel for her and have to get better
    but no one really understands how much money and effort is put on a tv show people already write scripts and they have certain times in the studio and it cost a lot of money to push back a filming date or a production date
    poor demi but sometimes the star cant be there i dont think they should do this idea i think they should still make the show but centered on the other characters until demi gets well and back

  • bella

    no sin demi
    no puede ser
    que pena
    yo amo sonny with a chance ,pero quiero ver a demi en ella ,
    I love sonny and chad y divertidas escenas sonny and tawni , por favor disney no haga que una bella comedia caiga su ratings , como no poner a sonny en ella si la comedia se llama sonny with a chance
    muy mla ,se que demi se va a recuperar , hay que darle todas las energias positivas a la distancia ,recuperate demi ,regresa pronto

  • Christine

    That sounds horrible. So Random is the worst part of SWAC. The sketches are absolutely awful. Out of all the sketches they’ve shown, only three or four are truly watchable, and all of them need Demi. Plus if you make it all about So Random then there won’t be enough Chad. And we all know that Sterling is a huge part of what makes the show, only second to Demi herself.

  • mrsdestinyhope

    what’s the point of calling it “Sonny with a Chance” when Sonny’s not there? In that case, they should just make a short comedy series called “SO RANDOM” until Demi is out of rehab

  • M

    this is what they say now , just so her fans keep watching the lame show.

  • mariana

    they better cancel the show….

  • Madson

    NOOOOOOOOOOO, and Sonny and Chad romance?
    I miss you Demi D: D: D:

  • Lizzie

    If this is what Demi needs, this is what they should let her have. The show will be fine.

  • Jessica

    Great job Disney, you sure know how to piss your viewers off.

  • britney

    I’d rather wait. It will give all the casts some break to do something else and it will make demi feel better. This will just put more preasure. Its only going to be a month so whats the deal?? I hope demi gets better soon cause without her there is no sonny with a chance. Although the cast are doing a GREAT job too!!

  • http://danielegaither daniele

    @Chante: They can’t really do that because of the money. A bunch of people would be out of work. Besides, they might put some other really horrible show in its time slot. I don’t watch the show, but I think it sounds like a creative solution. I sorta smell a spin-off.

  • http://danielegaither daniele

    @mrsdestinyhope: They don’t have time to create a whole new show, so this is the best they can do. Basically they will create a whole new show. You never know, it might end up being cool. I’m just glad they aren’t firing her or canceling her show.

  • Becki

    You guys fail to realize that if the show gets cancelled, all of the other kids lose their jobs. That’s completely unfair to them. Especially since they are paid less then Demi to begin with.

  • Em

    Disney, STOP RIPPING OFF OTHER SHOWS! Teen SNL, seriously? Lame – be creative and stop using the same “formula” it get’s irritating. That’s why your audience will never be diverse in ages.

  • alice

    Poor Demi :(
    I hope demi gets well and I hope Demi, Jonas Brothers, Ashlee friends soon .. can be friends because Miley is friend of Demi,Jonas,Ashley.

  • frankiee

    That’ll just ruin the whole show, the show need DEMI!

  • http://haveithollywood.blogspot.com/ erika

    The show is about Sonny :(

  • http://twitter.com mistyholm

    lame lame lame I dont like her

  • stacey

    @mamsc: Definitely! I think that’ll keep fans going for the time-being. I know I’ll be ecstatic to see some Sterling Knight.

  • Kamen Rider Red Fire

    Get well soon Demi Lovato, you’re goregous and btw the color Blue suits you

  • http://@hehoffman Honor

    I love that Disney is respecting her personal space while she cools down for a couple of weeks but still want her on the Disney Channel. :) That’s why I love Disney so much.

  • rai

    whyyyyy ?? demi is the only reasont o watch it !

  • http://twitter.com/TheDLnation ryan

    This has to be the dumbest move by Disney I’ve seen, as if the show wasn’t already ruined enough w/ the poor writing & lame attempts to get laughs. Plus, it’s become more about Demi & her voice rather than about Sonny and anything actually going on with the show. I hope she can get out of the company here soon once she’s back to full strength & healthy. Disney has never seen Demi as anything more than a 3rd wheel, disregarded her talent & potential, and using, exploiting her to meet their greedy needs.

    Sonny without the star, without the title character? Makes no sense.

    Not only that, I don’t buy Disney & their “support” of Demi. The only thing they care about is making as much money off of her as possible.

  • Erica S.

    Demi WILL come back better and stronger than EVER. Love ya girlie! <333

  • http://facebook kayla

    omg this is totaly horrible sonny is AMAZING!!!!!!

  • http://facebook kayla

    This is horrible sonny was the best on the show!!!!

  • http://yosilianursakina.webs.com Yosilia nursakina

    Keep strong, Demi.
    The show will be great, still. I’m pretty sure. :) Go Laugh Productions!

  • demi lovesvodka

    demi belongs in jail not rehab for punching a girl in the face. and miley should get a fine for underage drinking

  • Vaness

    Is it really a surprise that Disney just wants profit? Has no one learned from the Miley case?!….Mackenzie Falls shorts are hilarious. If they made episodes centered around Mackenzie Falls, I and all my friends would def watch.

  • ohwell

    Aren’t you all happy that the show will still run despite Demi being not in it for a while? It’s not like they’re canceling the show. It’s just a diversion while everyone waits for Demi to be back. Optimism!

  • Channy

    The show is gonna suck and not be the same cause every one watches the show because of Demi and sterling or sunny and Chad I think they should just hold filming til she gets better!! God bless u Demi get better soon !!

  • http://www.twitter.com/katiejonas_ox katie

    its a stupid i idea . i idolise demi lovato and sonny with a chance wont be the same.!

  • Megan

    i agree!