The Disney Channel has announced that it is renaming the series Sonny With A Chance. The show’s new name will now be So Random, prompting rumors that the series’ star, Demi Lovato, who went to rehab last year, will not return to the show since she is the titular “Sonny.”
In what is perhaps the greatest hyperbolic comparison in pop culture history, co-star Brandon Mychal Smith explains that it’s the show’s evolution and not Lovato’s personal problems that prompted the change. “With a show like ours, and any great show that I’ve seen in the past, like The Wire or Seinfeld, each season you focus on a different concept, a different theory, or maybe a different character’s background…now this season you’ll be able to see So Random, see why we are where we are today in regards to being the teen idols that we are,” Smith said. Okay, he has a point (we guess?) about how these shows evolved each season but… nope, we still can’t get on board with this comparison. We’d say this is more like when our old favorite Valerie’s Family became The Hogan Family when Valerie Harper left the show. Sorry to take you down a peg, Brandon, but yeah, you guys are The Hogan Family, not The Wire.
Lovato has planned to release a special video message to her fans on Monday, so it’s possible she’ll reveal her fate and the fate of the show then.
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