November 6, 2008 / 7:02 AM / 10 years ago

Rebranded Disney network rocking with "Band"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney XD, the network that will launch in February following the rebranding of Toon Disney, is developing a live-action pilot about a rock band.

The project, titled “I’m With the Band,” centers on a tween boy who gets hired as the lead guitarist for a Spinal Tap-type band that was popular in the ‘80s and is looking to make a comeback. It was created by Michael Kaplan (“Frasier”) and Ron Rappaport (MTV’s “Next”).

Disney said in August that it will rebrand its U.S.-based Toon Disney TV and online platforms as Disney XD, featuring a mix of live-action and animated programing targeted primarily to boys 6-14. Inaugural programing will include the live-action series “Aaron Stone.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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