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Debby Ryan Helped Create 'Jessie' Because She Wasn't Done With Disney Yet

Debby Ryan Helped Create 'Jessie' Because She Wasn't Done With Disney Yet

Debby Ryan has revealed just how Jessie came about.

The 25-year-old Insatiable actress made an appearance on Dax Shepard‘s podcast Armchair Expert, and talked about how she helped her former Disney Channel show come to fruition.

“At 18, the show (The Suite Life On Deck) ended suddenly and internationally at that point, I had also launched Disney Channel Free-to-Air and I had done two films for [Disney Channel] and I produced the second one. My last one repeated better than a lot of their original airing of DCOMs and they were like, ‘I don’t know, there’s something here that works,’” she told the host. “And I was kind of the last person as the Hannah Montanas or whatever phased out and those shows ended and people were very much like, ‘I miss the old Disney, I miss classic Disney.’ And I was kind of the last person with a foot in both worlds. And at 18, [I was] too old to be the lead of a Disney show, but prime age to be a relatable, quirky authority figure.”

“So my showrunner from Suite Life and I requested a meeting with the president of Disney Channel, which I guess I didn’t realize you don’t do at 18,” Debby continued. “But I put on a blazer and I was like, ‘Listen, I’m not done with you guys and I don’t think you’re done with me. We’re doing something it works, let’s do this.’ We pitched them Jessie and they loved it and it’s the first show they ever greenlit without a pilot.”

“We would get buzz that it did significantly well, it premiered very well, it stayed really well, the re-runs did well, on Netflix it was the most watched kids’ show even four years after it went away. And so it had a lot of great success,” she added.

Jessie also went on to produce the spin-off Bunk’d, which just got renewed for a fourth season!

Debby Ryan Celebrates Six Year Anniversary of 'Jessie' Premiere!

Debby Ryan Celebrates Six Year Anniversary of 'Jessie' Premiere!

Can you believe it’s been six years since the premiere of Debby Ryan‘s Disney Channel show Jessie!?

The 24-year-old actress is reminiscing about the show’s debut back in 2011 and we can’t get over how little Cameron Boyce, Karan Brar, Peyton List and Skai Jackson looked!

“Today in 2011, Jessie premiered on Disney Channel. I got to pitch, produce and cast my dream job right outta high school with special folks,” Debby wrote on her Twitter.

She added, “The kids were such smol nuggets and each so captivating. Such an adventure and a ride and now they’re all grown and killing it.”

“Our writers, costume, set dec, FX, stunt team, hair/makeup, props, scriptie and every other department created a wonderland of playtime. We shot over 100 episodes across 4 seasons as Disney’s first straight-to-series pickup. I became their youngest female director and producer,” Debby wrote.

She concluded, “We got to open our conversation from adoption to blended families to military families, caretakers, wild pets; Love can look like anything. So if you ever watched, rewatched, quoted, laughed at, learned from, insidejoked with, stayed up for or loved Jessie, thank you. You’re why.”

So can there be a Jessie reunion soon please!?

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A 'Jessie' Fan Asked Bertram To Prom & Got Help From Peyton List

A 'Jessie' Fan Asked Bertram To Prom & Got Help From Peyton List

Put this Prom ask on the top of the cool list!

One Jessie fan actually asked Kevin Chamberlin, who played butler Bertram, to her prom and got some major help from his co-star Peyton List.

When the fan asked Kevin to her prom, she asked just how many RT’s on social she would need to make it happen and he gave them to her — 100,000 RTs and 500,000 likes — AND IT HAPPENED!

Right now, the Twitter post has over 183,000 RTs and 543,000 likes!

“come through @kevinchamberlin,” Peyton shared on her Twitter, with other fans saying the prom date probably wouldn’t happen — but don’t doubt Kevin.

“Should I wear a classic black tie tux or go retro with top hat and tails?” “I should probably coordinate with you. What color is your dress?” were two of the questions Kevin asked his prom date.

We definitely can’t wait to see if this happens — we’re hoping it really does!

Jessie Leaves New York City For Hollywood On Series Finale

Jessie Leaves New York City For Hollywood On Series Finale

Jessie (Debby Ryan) tries to say goodbye to the Ross kids in this new still from the series finale of Jessie.

In “Ooray for Ollywood”, when Christina Ross (Christina Moore) returns home, Jessie heads to L.A. for a role in a movie.

But Emma (Peyton List), Zuri (Skai Jackson), Luke (Cameron Boyce) and Ravi (Karan Brar) have no intention of letting her go and follow Jessie to Hollywood.

“Ooray for Ollywood” airs TONIGHT, Friday, October 16th @ 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.


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JJJ Picks Our Fave 'Jessie' Moments Before The Series Finale Tonight

JJJ Picks Our Fave 'Jessie' Moments Before The Series Finale Tonight

Throughout four seasons on Disney Channel, Jessie has had some memorable moments and JJJ‘s collected just a few of our faves.

And by a few, we mean 20 moments that we absolutely LOVED — like when Emma (Peyton List) turned her hair purple as part of her teenage rebellion, Zuri (Skai Jackson) getting really into character as a mastermind on Jessie’s (Debby Ryan) film, Bertram (Kevin Chamberlin) reuniting with his “boy band”… and we can not forget Bertram calling out all the kids before Jessie’s wedding to Brooks (Pierson Fode).

Bertram and Jessie will still be our favorite friendship on Disney Channel, even after the show is over, and we can’t forget when both Kevin and Debby stepped behind the camera to direct!

TELL JJJ: What were your favorite moments from Jessie?

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