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Bunk'd is an American comedy television series created by Pamela Eells O'Connell that premiered on Disney Channel on July 31, 2015. The series is a spinoff of Jessie[2] and stars Peyton List, Karan Brar, Skai Jackson, Miranda May, Kevin Quinn, Nathan Arenas, and Nina Lu.

Bunk'd
Bunk'd logo.jpg
Genre Comedy
Created by Pamela Eells O'Connell
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Steve Hampton
  • John Adair
  • Paul Bessenbacher
  • Brad Hamilton
Opening theme "Kikiwaka"
by Kevin Quinn[1]
Composer(s) John Adair & Steve Hampton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 42 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 21–23 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Picture format
Original release July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) – present
Chronology
Related shows Jessie (2011–15)
External links
Website
Production website

Contents

PlotEdit

Emma, Ravi, and Zuri leave New York City and head off to Moose Rump, Maine, to spend the summer at Camp Kikiwaka, where their parents met as teenagers. The Ross children and their new friends try their best to adapt to their lives at the camp, which was founded by Jedediah Swearengen and is named after a legendary creature that lives in the nearby forest.

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

 
The main characters: Tiffany, Xander, Zuri, Emma, Ravi, Jorge, and Lou.
  • Emma Ross (Peyton List) is the oldest of the Ross kids, and counselor-in-training who is in Cabin Woodchuck. She is shown to have a unique sense of fashion.
  • Ravi Ross (Karan Brar) is an extremely smart, counselor-in-training who is in Cabin Grizzly. The second-youngest of the Ross kids, he brings his pet Asian water monitor Mrs. Kipling to camp.
  • Zuri Ross (Skai Jackson) is a sweet yet sharp, sarcastic, and talkative girl and the youngest of the Ross kids who is in Cabin Woodchuck.
  • Lou (Miranda May) is a hyperactive farm girl, counselor, and Emma's friend. She is the head of Cabin Woodchuck and is a longtime friend of Xander.
  • Xander (Kevin Quinn) is a popular counselor and resident musician who is the head of Cabin Grizzly. He is the love interest for Emma and is a longtime friend of Lou.
  • Jorge (Nathan Arenas) is a bespectacled boy of Hispanic descent who is Ravi's friend and in Cabin Grizzly. He is shown to be very messy, unclean, and calls people "weird". Jorge once claimed that he was abducted by aliens.
  • Tiffany (Nina Lu) is a young girl of Chinese descent whom Zuri befriends. She has an overbearing mother who expects a lot out of her.

RecurringEdit

  • Gladys (Mary Scheer) is the strict proprietor of Camp Kikiwaka who is a descendant of Jedediah Swearengen. She has been jealous of Christina ever since Christina had "stolen" Morgan from her. Since then, Gladys has been unsuccessful at getting a boyfriend as most people she tries to romance end up avoiding her in various ways.
  • Hazel (Tessa Netting) is the head counselor of Camp Kikiwaka, the head of Weasel Cabin , a descendant of Jedediah Swearengen, the niece of Gladys, and Emma's rival for Xander's affection.
  • Murphy (Casey Campbell) is the camp chef who is responsible for the terrible food. Though gruff and gross, Murphy also ends up involved in many of the kids' hijinks.
  • Griff (Lincoln Melcher) is a juvenile delinquent who is placed in Grizzly Cabin as part of his juvenile hall's Nature Rehabilitation Program starting in season two.
  • Lydia (Lily Mae Silverstein) is from Weasel Cabin , and is known for a very dark look, such as black lipstick and a bandana, and her aggressive demeanor. She has appeared since season two.

Guest starsEdit

A few cast members from Jessie reprise their roles in Bunk'd. Cameron Boyce appears as a special guest star in "Luke's Back" and "Luke Out Below", reprising his role as Luke Ross. Kevin Chamberlin appears as a special guest star in "A Bad Case of the Weasels", reprising his role as Bertram Winkle. Christina Moore appears as a guest star in "Mother May I?" reprising her role of Christina Ross.

ProductionEdit

Bunk'd was renewed for a second season by Disney Channel on February 29, 2016.[3] The second season premiered on August 23, 2016. The series was renewed for a third season by Disney Channel on August 31, 2017.[4]

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 21 July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)
2 21 August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23) May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24)[5]

RatingsEdit

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 21 July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) 4.24[6] May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) 1.25[7] 1.76
2 21 August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23) 1.35[8] May 24, 2017 (2017-05-24) 0.99[9] 1.23

BroadcastEdit

In Canada, the series premiered on Disney Channel Canada on the second day of the channel's launch on September 2, 2015.[10] The series premiered on Disney Channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland on November 20, 2015,[11] and premiered in Australia and New Zealand on January 14, 2016.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kevin Quinn (July 31, 2015). Kikiwaka (Bunk'd Theme Song). DisneyMusicVEVO. Retrieved August 1, 2015 – via YouTube. 
  2. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (April 24, 2015). "Disney Channel's Jessie Spinoff Gets Title, Premise, Cast Additions". TVLine. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ Denise Petski (February 29, 2016). "Bunk'd, Best Friends Whenever Renewed for Season 2 on Disney Channel". Deadline. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Denise Petski (August 31, 2017). "Stuck in the Middle, Bunk'd & Walk the Prank Renewed for Season 3 by Disney". Deadline. Retrieved August 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bunk'd". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ Mitch Metcalf (August 3, 2015). "Top 100 Friday Cable Originals: 7.31.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ Mitch Metcalf (May 23, 2016). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 5.20.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Mitch Metcalf (August 24, 2016). "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 8.23.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ Mitch Metcalf (May 25, 2017). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 5.24.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved May 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Get Ready Canada! Disney Channel Arrives on September 1!". Corus Entertainment. August 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka". TV Guide UK. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  12. ^ Chuck P (December 24, 2015). "New on Foxtel in January: 200+ Shows Including War and Peace, Legends of Tomorrow and Live Sport". Foxtel. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 

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