Jason Dolley: ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Premieres Tonight


-Tonight at 8:30pm EST is the premiere of Disney Channel’s latest original series, “Good Luck Charlie.”

Jason Dolley, who stars as PJ Duncan, recently chatted with TV Guide about the new show.

On the concept of the show: “When I read [the script], I was like, ‘Oh, this is kind of cool. This is a little different. It has a Full House kind of feel. It’s very family-friendly. Families can sit down and watch this and get a real laugh. I think that’s what’s been cool about it from the start and what’s still cool about it today.”

On his character PJ: “P.J. is best described by his little brother — he’s not very ‘thinky,'” Dolley says. “He’s not the smartest guy in the family, but he’s not dumb. He’s super-nice. He’s sort of a ladies’ man too — very suave. He’s a wannabe rocker. He loves to play the guitar, but he’s not super-good.

P.J. is kind of a last resort as a babysitter! Most of the time, he’s not stuck with the baby. There are situations where he’s forced into taking care of her, but there are other situations where he volunteers — now that’s for a different reason, which you’ll find out. You do see him learn how to take care of the baby over the season.”

On how the season will end: “There’s lots of fun stuff coming up. I have no idea how the season is going to end. I think there’s potential for a cliff-hanger with relationships and stuff like that. I don’t think that’s the way they’re going to go with it right now. … If we do have a cliff-hanger, hopefully we’ll be back! I think people will respond to the show. Family sitcoms are definitely missing and missed.”

We recently chatted with Jason’s co-star, Bridgit Mendler who shared that working with Mia, who plays “Charlie” is actually easy. She said, “[Mia] is the most talented baby I have ever met and she somehow knows exactly what to do, but she doesn’t even talk yet. I remember the first episode we were all completely in awe of her because in the very first scene she did, she put this pile of bananas on her face. It completely worked with the scene and then she clapped and she has all sorts of little tricks that she does. She’s a very very good actress especially for only being like 18 months.”

Will you be tuning in to see “Good Luck Charlie”? It premieres right after the Disney Channel premiere of High School Musical 3.