‘Jessie’ Renewed for 4th Season by Disney Channel

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The kids’ cable channel gives series an early renewal while still airing its third season

Disney Channel has locked down its popular series “Jessie” for a fourth season.

The kids’ cable channel has given an early renewal to the Debby Ryan-starrer while currently airing its third season. It’s set to begin production in Los Angeles in August for a January 2015 return.

“‘Jessie’ is a fan favorite for kids and families all around the world,” Disney Channels Worldwide’s executive vice president of original programming, Adam Bonnett, said in a statement.

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“[Executive producer and creator] Pam Eells and the entire team behind ‘Jessie’ have made this television family a huge global hit,” he continued. “Our audience gets to continue the journey with these characters, watching the Ross kids grow up with Jessie guiding the way for them.”

Season 3 is TV’s No. 1 telecast in its time period, and overall, it is TV’s No. 2 live-action series for Kids 2-11 (1.6 million/4.0 rating) and Kids 6-11 (1.3 million/5.4 rating), and the No. 4 TV series in Tweens 9-14 (1.2 million/4.8 rating).

Ryan, who also serves as a show producer, stars on “Jessie” alongside Kevin Chamberlin, Peyton List, Karan Brar, Cameron Boyce and Skai Jackson.

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The comedy follows Jessie Prescott (Ryan), a small town Texas girl who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny to a high profile couple’s four children.