Disney Junior, has ordered new seasons of its hits animated series Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The highly rated Sofia the First, which follows the adventures of Disney’s first little girl princess, and the acclaimed Emmy-nominated Doc McStuffins, which centers around a six-year-old girl who runs a clinic for her stuffed animals and toys, have each been picked up for a third season, while the Emmy-nominated and Annie Award-winning Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring a crew of kid pirates alongside classic Disney characters Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, has received an order for a fourth season.
The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
Nancy Kanter, exec VP of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide said,”Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates do what Disney does best — tell great stories with humor and heart. We’ve seen these series connect with our audience around the world and across platforms in meaningful ways, and we have many more stories to tell. We look forward to developing new narratives that will put our charismatic princess Sofia, aspiring doctor Doc, and inspiring hero Jake into exciting new situations and locales.”
All three series ranked among the Top 10 cable TV series for 2013 in Kids 2-5 and earned parent approval by also ranking in the top 10 preschooler cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49, in the U.S. The series can be seen in over 30 different languages in over 160 countries. Disney Junior is the most-watched preschool-dedicated network in the Nielsen demographic, Kids 2-5. All three shows air daily on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior.