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Disney XD Orders Live-Action Puppet Series

Disney XD has ordered "Crash & Bernstein," a live-action comedy with puppetry.

Press release from Disney XD:

Disney XD has ordered Crash & Bernstein, a live-action comedy -- with puppetry --  about 14-year-old Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among four kids, who finally gets his dream of having a loud-mouthed brother when his puppet, Crash, comes to life. Crash brings Wyatt some much needed "boy reinforcement" amidst a household of sisters. Created by Eric Friedman ("Austin & Ally," "I'm In The Band"), the multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in May for a Fall 2012 premiere on Disney XD. The announcement was made today by Adam Bonnett, senior vice president, original programming, Disney Channel.

Bonnett said, "Full of unpredictable wit, 'Crash & Bernstein' is another testament to Disney XD's commitment to providing unique original programming for boys and their quest for discovery, adventure and humor. The series offers a fresh take on the typical buddy comedy and brings together an everyday kid and his 'know no limits' puppet as they navigate life's adventures."

Emmy-nominated puppet master and filmmaker Tim Lagasse ("Sesame Street," "Between the Lions") will star as Crash.

The pilot was directed by Bruce Leddy ("Mad TV"). "Crash & Bernstein" is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc.

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