Disney Junior Opts To Continue Producing Doc McStuffins
The program became the subject of a social media campaign following the absence of any announcement on Disney‘s part that the series would be renewed after its fourth season. Fans took to Twitter and other sites to protest the possibility of the show being cancelled, with many expressing concern that African-American viewers would lose a valuable role model should Doc McStuffins not be renewed:
The character’s clinic, in which she helps fix broken toys (and, more recently, toy pets) will remain open. “‘Doc McStuffins’ is an unmistakable example of our commitment to powerful storytelling that enriches and enlightens kids. I can think of no other children’s television show in recent history that has touched as many lives and made the kind of impact around the world that Doc has,” said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, in a prepared statement. “Our viewers have forged a deep connection with this series and are very vocal about how strongly they believe in these characters.” The fifth season will begin airing in 2018.
Viewers are likely to presume Doc’s supporting cast, which includes Lambie, Stuffy, Chillie and Hallie, will return.
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