April 27, 2012

Zendaya to Guest Star on Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm

The second season premiere of the hit comedy series A.N.T. FARM starring China Anne McClain, will premiere with back-to-back episodes FRIDAY, JUNE 1 on Disney Channel. In "creative consultANT" (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), Chyna, Olive and Fletcher roll out the red carpet for teen movie sensation Sequoia Jones, played by "Shake It Up" star Zendaya, who is shadowing Chyna for a movie role, but chaos ensues when she tries to assume Chyna's identity. Hollywood Records recording artist China Anne McClain will perform her original song, "DNA," in the episode. In "infANT" (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), a baby, thought to be a prodigy, is left in the care of the A.N.T.s and chaos ensues as Chyna, Olive and Fletcher try to uncover the baby's prodigal aptitude.

In 2011, "A.N.T. Farm" ranked as the #1 series across all television in Kids 6-11 and #2 in Tweens 9-14. [Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + 7, 12/27/10-12/25/11.]

In addition to McClain, the series stars Sierra McCormick ("Ramona and Beezus") as Olive Doyle, Jake Short ("Shorts," "Dexter") as Fletcher Quimby, Stefanie Scott ("Flipped," "No Strings Attached") as Lexi Reed and Carlon Jeffery ("Heroes") as Cameron Parks.

Recurring are Finesse Mitchell ("Saturday Night Live") and Elise Neal ("The Hughleys") as Chyna's parents, Darryl and RoxAnne Parks; Zach Steel as Gibson, the A.N.T.s' school counselor; Mindy Sterling as Principal Skidmore; Aedin Mincks as Angus, the computer genius; Claire Engler as Violet, a sports prodigy; Allie Deberry as Paisley, Lexi's sidekick; and Vanessa Morgan ("My Babysitter's a Vampire") as supermodel Vanessa, who dates Cameron.

New episodes of "A.N.T. Farm" air FRIDAYS on Disney Channel and fans can play the new "Webster High StudANT" game, take quizzes and create A.N.T. Farm-inspired art at DisneyChannel.com. The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

The series was created by Dan Signer ("The Suite Life on Deck," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody") and is executive-produced by Signer and Stephen Engel ("The Big Bang Theory," "Mad About You," "Dream On").

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

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