Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the animated series Big City Greens prior to the release of the first season. The show was created by Chris and Shane Houghton and is inspired by their rural upbringing.

What’s happening:

  • Disney Channel has ordered a second season of Big City Greens from creators and brothers Chris and Shane Houghton (Harvey Beaks).
  • Big City Greens is based on the Houghton’s upbringing in rural St. Johns, Michigan with characters inspired by real-life family members and townsfolk.
  • The comedy adventure show follows the story of 10 year old Cricket Green and his family as they move from the cournty to the big city. Optimistic and curious Cricket finds himself on all sorts epic adventures–with his family in tow.
  • Big City Greens will debut with a week of new episodes Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22, as part of Disney Channel’s GO! Summer programming. The show will continue to air new episodes throughout the Summer on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Disney Channel will begin airing Big City Greens shorts on June 16th.

Big City Greens stars:

  • Chris Houghton as Cricket Green
  • Artemis Pebdani (Scandal) as Gramma Alice
  • Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother) as quirky older sister, Tilly Green
  • Bob Joles (Puss in Boots) as hard-working father, Bill Green

Season one guest stars include:

  • Jon Hamm
  • Raven-Symoné
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Danny Trejo
  • Lorraine Toussaint
  • Jim Rash
  • Paul F. Tompkins

What they’re saying:

Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Television Animation: “Drawing upon their personal experiences, Chris and Shane have created a ‘fish-out-of-water’ series that consistently delivers stories with big laughs and plenty of heart. We’re eager for viewers to get to know the tight-knit Green family and their endearing relationships that will be universally appealing to kids and families.”

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