Steele Stebbins

Disney Channel Orders Pilot About Kid With a Talking Right Hand. Yep.

Disney Channel has given a green light to Right Hand Guy, a pilot starring Steele Stebbins (of last year’s Vacation movie) as Jeff, a kid whose two best friends are a girl named Katie…

…and his talking right hand, which has a mind of its own.

Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous), who created the high-concept comedy (drawing inspiration from Noggin’s kid series Oobi), “is that rare writer who combines absurdist, laugh-out-loud comedy with endearing, emotional resonance,” Disney Channel VP Jonas Agin said in a statement to Deadline. “His project reflects our continuing commitment to truly growing the Disney Channel brand.”

Stebbins’ previous TV credits include Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (as Paula’s Son Tommy) and NBC’s Heartbeat.

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  1. Lena says:

    is this a joke…?

  2. modwildtv says:

    Dear God, please let him be left handed.

  3. johnhelvete says:

    Hopefully Disney picks up the untitled Terri Minsky pilot from last November which sounds like it might be a solid show.

    • evan says:

      I’m pretty sure Disney passed on that pilot. It was filmed back in January and I’m sure they would have announced a series pick-up by now.

  4. Rob says:

    That’s going to be awkward when he hits puberty. Hopefully he’s left-handed.

  5. Brian says:

    Will it have a racist Mexican accent? Will he wake up with Ben Affleck naked in his bed?

    • Chris says:

      That sound you hear is the Family Guy writers making a mad dash to the writers room.

      Seriously, how is it mathematically possible not ONE person went “Umm…Let’s think this about this for a second….”?

  6. Steven says:

    First Dog with a Blog, now a show about a talking hand?

  7. Kaihaku says:

    Vampire Hunter D?!

  8. John says:

    I mean a teenage boy and his best friend, his right hand. I think this sounds lovely, but it might be expensive…I hope Disney doesn’t blow their whole wad on this. :-)

  9. Tony says:

    Did anyone in the boardroom stop to think about how suggestive this premise sounds like?

  10. Et al. says:

    This is going to be another Sam and Diane situation, isn’t it?

  11. Luis says:

    That hand could have an awful lot to talk about

  12. Kate says:

    Truly perfect headline, Matt.

  13. Nichole says:

    Is the hand’s name Jill?

  14. Stacey says:

    So basically a Disney version of Parasyte the Maxim? Very strange premise.

  15. Jason Malone says:

    What happens when he pleasures himself?!

  16. Anna says:

    Anyone here familiar with the play Hand to God?

  17. Jake says:

    They could use that Pink song as it’s theme…

  18. Will says:

    Sounds like Disney is making an incarnation of Oobi to me!!!