By Sahil Patel
Disney is launching a new short-form web series titled “The Coppertop Flop Show,” which stars Calum Worthy from the Disney Channel show “Austin & Ally.” The web series will focus on Worthy’s perspective on a variety of topics, from meatballs to “how to rule the beach rocking socks and sandals.”
Each episode will run for 1–2 minutes, with new episodes debuting weekly on Friday mornings. The first two are already available online at DisneyChannel.com. Disney Channel also plans to air the episodes on TV on Friday evenings.
“The Coppertop Flop Show” is produced by Worthy’s longtime collaborators Derek Baynham and Kelly May, along with Corey Moss at Principato-Young Entertainment. The show format, which has Worthy speaking directly to the camera/audience, allows for a more “nimble” filming process, according to Disney. The show is filmed with a skeleton script and crew to allow Worthy and the producers to let the camera roll and then pick and choose what ends up in the final cut.
Disney has moved into producing original video content tied to its TV properties, giving fans the chance to watch additional stuff beyond TV episodes. Others include “Doof’s Daily Dirt,” which features the Dr. Doofenshmirtz character from “Phineas and Ferb” and was recently extended for 26 new episodes.
Prior to “Austin & Ally,” Worthy has appeared in a variety of TV shows, including “Kyle XY,” “Psych,” “Smallville,” and “Supernatural,” as well as Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie.”
This article has been corrected to indicate that it is Worthy sharing his opinions on a variety topics, and not him in character as Dez from “Austin & Ally.”