Is Disney Ready to Replace Demi Lovato?
In case Demi Lovato isn't finished with her rehab before her Disney show Sonny with a Chance gets back to work, Disney has a back-up plan to continue the show without her.
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According to Variety (via Celebuzz), a Disney Channel spokeswoman says Disney will create a stand-alone show out of Sonny with a Chance's So Random! sketch if Demi can't continue the original show.
The 18-year-old Disney star is currently receiving in-patient treatment for "emotional and physical issues."
Sonny with a Chance is schedule to resume filming in January, but if Demi is still receiving treatment by 2011 then they will continue with their new plan.
"This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure," a Disney Channel spokeswoman said. "Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues."
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Demi has reportedly been in treatment since Oct. 30 after she quit her tour with the Jonas Brothers. Disney's plans to film So Random! could be a temporary change and it's possible Demi could resume work on Sonny with a Chance when she returns.
For a glimpse at what the So Random! show will look like, check out one sketch that has already aired titled "The Real Princess of New Jersey" below!