Following the news announced earlier this month that “Good Luck Charlie” is planning to end its run on the Disney Channel this year, the series is now taking another significant risk: They are going to be the first series in the history of the Disney Channel to have a same-sex couple featured on the show, and also on the network has a whole.
In the storyline that will feature the couple, Amy and Bob Duncan attempt to set up a play-date for their child Charlie. It is after setting it up that they realize that Charlie’s preschool friend actually has two mothers, and that they have to try and learn to communicate with two people that they are not used to spending time with.
In a statement per TV Guide, a spokesperson for the network had the following to say about the decision to go in what is sure to be a controversial direction with some conservative parents:
“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors. Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”
This story is not even the primary one featured in its episode, which is set to shoot next week. Nonetheless, reaction is already coming in from organizations pro and against gay rights and same-sex marriage. What will be most interesting is seeing where this series decides to go from here, and whether this leads to more characters in the future.
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