'Sonny With a Chance' reworks series to accommodate star Demi Lovato's recovery
As Demi Lovato seeks treatment for an eating disorder and other problems, the show's writers will focus on the show-within-the-show, a Disney Channel spokeswoman confirmed.
The producers plan to introduce guest stars, musical performers and digital shorts to "So Random!" the variety show in which Lovato portays Allison "Sonny" Munroe, a talented Midwestern girl who joins the ensemble cast.
It's unclear when Lovato will return, so the show's producers told Variety they arrived at the idea as a stopgap measure. This would allow the show to resume shooting in January, as planned, even if she is unavailable, Variety reported.
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Photo of Demi Lovato at the premiere of "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam." Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images.