Lizzie McGuire "Season 3" (lost production material of unfinished season of Disney Channel comedy series; 2020)

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The logo for Lizzie McGuire.

Status: Lost

Lizzie McGuire was an American revival show based on the original Disney Channel series of the same name that originally aired between 2001-2004. It was slated to premiere on Disney+; however, the showrunner left production in January of 2020. It was officially canceled in December 2020 due to significant creative differences.

Background[edit | edit source]

The revival was announced on August 29th, 2019, and that it would be released on Disney+.[1] It was going to come from the series original creator Terri Minksy, who had recently signed a new deal with the Disney Channel. She was set to create a range of different movies and projects for Disney. Hilary Duff was set to reprise her role and also serve as executive producer as well as Rachel Winter and Ranada Shepard as co-executive producer. In October, Jake Thomas, Robert Carradine, and Hallie Todd were announced as returning to the respective characters. Filming began on 29th October 2019.[2]

Plot[edit | edit source]

The series would have followed Lizzie as a 30-year-old apprentice to an interior decorator and living in an apartment in NYC, as well as being engaged to a man who owns a restaurant in Soho. But when Lizzie discovers her boyfriend cheating on her, she would have been forced to return to LA.[3]

Cancellation[edit | edit source]

Terri Minksy departed the show in January of 2020 as a result of creative differences with Disney.[4] Production on the series was halted after two episodes were filmed. In February, Duff stated that it had halted because Disney has deemed it not family-friendly.[5] Disney had stated that the series was still in development. Duff publicly stated that she wanted to have the series moved to Hulu.[6] In April of 2020, Duff stated that she was in contact with the writers of the series.[7] But in December, the series had been officially canceled.[8]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Since the revival's cancellation, no footage or plot details has ever been released from the completed episodes. It's unlikely Disney will release the completed episodes due to not being satisfied with the mature content.

Before its cancellation, a short clip was shown at 0:44 in a Disney+ reel advertising what was to come on the service in 2020.[9]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Hillary Duff announcing the show's third season.
ObscureMediaTV's video on the subject.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Lizzie Mcguire[edit | edit source]

Disney Channel[edit | edit source]

Playhouse Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney Junior[edit | edit source]

Toon Disney[edit | edit source]

Disney XD[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Revival announced. Retreived 28 Jun '21
  2. Beginning of filmingRetrieved 29 Jun '21
  3. Hilary Duff Revealing The Plot of the Scrapped Lizzie McGuire Revival. Retrieved 17 Aug '22
  4. Showrunner leaves show Retrieved 29 Jun '21
  5. Explaining how the show came to a halt Retrieved 29 Jun '21
  6. Suggestion that show should move to Hulu Retrieved 29 Jun '21
  7. Still in talks with writers Retrieved 29 Jun '21
  8. Announcement of Cancellation Retrieved 29 Jun '21
  9. [The reel in question]. Retrieved September 7, 2022.