Betty Thomas To Direct Disney Channel’s Comedy Pilot From ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Creator

Emmy winner Betty Thomas has been tapped to direct Disney Channel’s comedy pilot from Lizzie McGuire creator Terri Minsky.

The pilot, part of the network’s push into single-camera comedy, introduces Andi Disney Channel Logo 2015_edited-1Marcus (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. She’s eager to have a little teenage fun and adventure — just a little — but that might never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep Andi from turning out like her older sister, Bex. As a teenager, Bex dropped out of school, left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life. But when Bex returns home and swears she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and she’s left questioning everything she’s ever known. Minsky and Michelle Manning executive produce.

Thomas won two primetime Emmys, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series for Dream On (1993) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Hill Street Blues (1985). Her other directing credits include an episode of Grace And Frankie and features John Tucker Must Die and Dr. Dolittle.

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