Updated: Jul 10, 2017 4:12 pm
When you're watching a television show, it's kind of hard to imagine that what you're seeing in front of you as he furnish product is most likely what wasn't originally intended. That's right, series go through tons of changes before making it on air. From characters' names, to the actors playing them to the overall plots, shows go through tons of revisions and this of course has happened on Disney Channel. Tons of classics could've been way different had things never changed.
Take K.C. Undercover for example. When Zendaya met with Disney Channel when she was 16 years old to talk about the new series, originally the show was called Super Awesome Katy and her character was named Katy, which Zendaya wasn't a fan of. She also wanted to make sure the show featured a family of color too. So what did she do? Well, she spoke up and shared her own ideas with the network, ultimately being a driving force behind the series, as one of the producers. And now we have the spy show everyone knows and loves! It was all thanks to Zendaya's vision and you know, her being the boss that she is. K.C. is one of many shows on the network that underwent some major changes before gracing your TV screens, like Liv and Maddie, Girl Meets World and Jessie. And you legit had no idea, until now that is.
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At first, K.C. Undercover was called Super Awesome Katy.
Zendaya made sure that K.C. is a character who is super relatable, despite the fact that you know, she is a spy.
"I got in a room with the heads of Disney Channel [and] I was like, 'The title is whack. That’s gonna change,'" she explained to Vogue. "I wanted to make sure that she wasn’t good at singing or acting or dancing. That she wasn’t artistically inclined. I didn’t want them to all of a sudden be like, 'Oh, yeah, and then she sings this episode!' No. She can’t dance; she can’t sing. She can’t do that stuff. There are other things that a girl can be. I want her to be martial arts–trained. I want her to be able to do everything that a guy can do. I want her to be just as smart as everybody else. I want her to be a brainiac. I want her to be able to think on her feet. But I also want her to be socially awkward, not a cool kid. I want her to be normal with an extraordinary life."
Originally, Liv and Maddie was called Bits & Pieces and there were no twins.
Dove Cameron slayed both her roles as twins Liv and Maddie but when she auditioned, the show was totally different and she wasn't even sure she could pull off playing both parts.
"It didn't start out with me playing twins! So when I came on set, I didn't think I was going to be able to do it. I was a nervous wreck, because I didn't audition to play the twins. I only auditioned to play one person, it was a completely different show in the beginning," Dove explained. "I played one girl named Alanna who is neither Liv nor Maddie, and she didn't have a twin – there was no twins. We went away for testing after we filmed the pilot and everybody got to say [what they wanted more of.] So the day I found out we got picked up, they were like, also it's about twins, and you're the twins!"