Disney Channel keeping up with Jonases

Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:01am EDT
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By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Disney Channel has green-lighted a reality series centering on the pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers.

The series, which is shooting under the working title "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream," will follow the on- and off-stage lives of the platinum-selling trio -- Kevin, 20; Joe, 18; and Nick, 15 -- on their current Look Me in the Eyes tour.

"Dream" will get up close and personal with the brothers as they rehearse, travel on the tour bus and perform. It also will follow them as they interact with their parents and younger brother, go sky-diving and race go-carts.

The series is set to premiere in the spring in shortform segments.

The Jonases have a huge following among tween and teen girls. After the August release of their self-titled sophomore album, on Disney-owned Hollywood Records, they joined Miley Cyrus on her sold-out Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds concert tour, which kicked off in October and ended in January. The brothers embark on their Burning Up tour this summer.

In 2007, the Disney Channel green-lighted a scripted series and an original movie starring the Jonases. A production date has not yet been set on the scripted series, "J.O.N.A.S.," a live-action spy comedy. The TV movie, "Camp Rock," which will feature rock, pop and hip-hop performances, airs in June.

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<p>The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 2007 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 18, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>