Just in time to commemorate the 4th of July – In Disney Channel‘s new episode of “Just Roll With It,” airing Wednesday, July 3, Blair has mixed feelings when her mom Rachel is honored for her service in the military. Meanwhile, the Bennett-Blatt family—and the live-studio audience—create an award ceremony unlike anything before.
Just Roll With It is a traditional family sitcom with a unique twist. Each episode features improv comedy that allows the studio audience the opportunity to vote on key scenes. This week’s episode on Wednesday, July 3 takes an important look at the challenges faced by military families. In a touching scene between Rachel and her daughter Blair, viewers catch a glimpse of the impact of service has on children left at home and illustrates beautifully the importance of open and honest communication and talking about feelings between parents and their children.
Viewers can watch the special episode, which also delivers a bundle of unexpected surprises and hilarious patriotic fun for kids and families, again and again in the DisneyNOW app and on Disney VOD.
About Just Roll With It
Filmed before a studio audience, “Just Roll With It” blends improvisational comedy with a scripted family sitcom that allows the studio audience the opportunity to select the direction of key scenes. This unique series follows the newly blended Bennett-Blatt family—preteen stepsiblings Blair and Owen and their fun-loving parents Rachel and Byron—as they navigate everyday family life and the ups and downs of adolescence while balancing a household of contrasting personalities. Blair, often a rebel without a cause, is the polar opposite of her very regimented but loving mom Rachel, who is a decorated military veteran and station manager for BEATZ 101. Owen, a model student who thrives when following rules and detailed schedules, tries to manage his creative and charismatic father Byron, an on-air radio personality on BEATZ 101. Through it all, the Bennett-Blatts, and the actors who play them, take whatever life—and the studio audience—throws at them … and they “Just Roll With It.”
“Just Roll With It” stars Tobie Windham (“Walk the Prank”) as Byron Blatt, Suzi Barrett (Upright Citizens Brigade, Disney’s “Kirby Buckets”) as Rachel Bennett-Blatt, Ramon Reed (“The Lion King”) as Owen Blatt and Kaylin Hayman (“One Day at a Time”) as Blair Bennett. Recurring cast members include Candace Kozak as Owen and Blair’s school friend, Ruth Booth; Michael Lanahan as the school’s principal Mr. Penworth; and J.C. Currais as “The Gator.”
A feat of planning and physical production each episode, the comedy series was created and is executive produced by Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney’s “Walk the Prank”) with a production crew led by Skot Bright (Disney’s “Walk the Prank”).
The series is produced by Kenwood TV Productions, Inc., and is filmed in Los Angeles. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.
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