Disney: Good Luck Charlie's Same-Sex Parents to 'Reflect Themes of Diversity and Inclusiveness'
Duncan parents Amy and Bob will meet the women when their young daughter Charlie hosts a playdate for a new classmate, in the B-storyline of an early 2014 episode that centers on Teddy’s bestie Ivy heading off to college.
The comedic wrinkle: One of the yet-to-be-cast moms winds up getting her ear bent by cornball Bob, while the other enjoys the pleasure of Amy’s company.
In a statement to TV Guide Magazine, which first reported on the news, a Disney Channel spokesperson said, “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.”
Do you commend Disney Channel’s mission of inclusiveness? And this is pretty much Ellen and Portia’s gig to lose, right?