Disney Junior’s popular TV show Doc McStuffins has been renewed for a new season. This is in part thanks to thousands of fans joining an online campaign to save the show.
There were concerns the TV show will be canceled by Disney. Fans immediately started a big online campaign called #RenewDocMcStuffins.
It quickly went viral since the show is one of Disney Junior’s most popular assets. Detailed exclusively to ESSENCE.com, Disney has said it is renewing Doc McStuffins for a 4th season and it will be debuting very soon! So soon it is actually this month on July 29th at 9 AM on Disney Junior!
Doc McStuffins is in
“We’ll be delivering more ‘Doc McStuffins’ episodes, beloved characters and great stories, for a long time to come! We’re in the midst of production on season four which introduces a new setting, ‘McStuffins Toy Hospital’. There will be new music and new characters in addition to Doc, Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and other established, popular characters. We will launch a touring children’s museum exhibit on August 6. It will be at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum in August.” The exhibit will then travel to other cities around the US beginning in 2017.
Not only that, but Disney promises Doc McStuffins is not going anywhere for the time being. The company has addressed concerns it has run out of ideas for the show.
“We have a long term content plan in place and are in production on season four which will deliver new episodes through late 2017/early 2018, bringing us to a total of 120 episodes. We will make a determination about going beyond this number of episodes at the appropriate time during the production process”, Disney says in a statement.
Doc McStuffins is created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee. It is directed by Emmy-winning Norton Virgien. Doc McStuffins follows the story of six-year-old girl who can talk to and heal stuffed animals and toys. Through Doc and her toys, the series models good health practices, while imparting to young viewers the importance of taking care of oneself and others.