The series was created by Pamela Eells O'Connell, who had had previous experience with the "nanny" sitcom formula, starting her career as a writer on the series Charles in Charge and serving as co-executive producer on The Nanny, before working with Debby Ryan on The Suite Life on Deck. In interviews with Variety and Disney CEO, Gary Marsh spoke of working with Ryan again: "It's been thrilling to watch Debby grow from an unknown actress to one of our top stars.
In an interview with the Star-Telegram, Ryan explained how the concept originated: "(O'Connell) and I were throwing ideas back and forth when The Suite Life was coming to an end, and she came up with this. Then Disney looked at the script and the show runner (O'Connell) and myself and they were like: 'Awesome. Debby is a talented young actress who connects to a wide fanbase because she's genuine, relatable and aspirational all at once.
My friends are like, "Where did you get those shoes? That one's great.17: So what is Jessie doing in Manhattan? He's likable and he doesn't take life too seriously, and neither does she. Central Park looks like an actual park and a playground area, with a rock wall, slide, swings.
DR: Ultimately right now, she's getting her career going. They have a lot in common while being so different, and he helps show her around the city a little bit and helps her out with the kids.17: Who plays Tony? It's actually in a stage that used to be two stages and they knocked down the wall and we have the entire thing all to ourselves.17: Its sounds different from the typical Disney sitcom!
We first fell in love with Debby Ryan as Bailey on Suite Life on Deck, and while the Disney darling is still just as hilarious and sweet, she's now…all grown up!
She's so confident about her new show, —the story of an 18-year-old trying to find her way in Manhattan—that she's even calling it a "game-changer" for the Disney channel. Here's what Debby had to say about the show and her oh-so-fabulous wardrobe:, it's a whirlwind!
It's cool—its a really cool balance.17: Is Jessie's style similar to your own? I actually am a personal fan of vintage cowboy boots; I have a couple.