Following the success of Good Luck Charlie, Disney Channel executives have been looking to develop more shows about families, and Dog With A Blog is a result of those efforts, SVP original series Adam Bonnett said. Written and executive produced by Michael B. Kaplan (Disney XD’s I’m In The Band), Dog With A Blog centers on 15-year-old Tyler and Kayla, who have just become step-siblings but don’t get along because they’re very different: Tyler is popular, social and gets by on his looks, while Kayla is super smart, socially responsible and despises guys like Tyler. Cue Stu, the new family’s dog. He talks, blogs about his family on his social network, and, with his canine point of view, helps Tyler and Kayla navigate their new sibling status as well as the world of high school. Neal Israel (Disney XD’s Kickin’ It) will direct the pilot, which is set to film the first week of November in Los Angeles. Casting is underway for the kids, parents and the dog, who will be real (sans the talking and blogging part, which will most likely be CG animation).
The pilot has been given the Greenlight to start filming which will begin Fall 2011. In fact auditions for some of the characters will be taking place right now
Rumor has it that Stu the dog is going to be a shelter rescue who likes to chase mailmen and run after squirrels. Maybe we can get in touch with the producers to help them understand more about what dogs who blog do or even get them to join the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop. Either way this new series is sure to bring more attention to pet bloggers.