Disney Channel’s expanded replay block here to stay

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Disney Channel’s expanded “Replay” block last week was such a hit, the network is going to do it again. And again.

The bigger block of old show repeats (by “old,” we mean mostly from the 2000s) launched last Wednesday night and stretched into the wee hours of Thursday morning, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Chicago time. That’s a much longer window than when Disney Replay debuted as an hour-long block in April 2013.

<b>“That’s So Raven” cast members (L to R) Rondell Sheridan, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Raven Baxter and Kyle Orlando Massey. (Photo courtesy Disney Channel)</b>

“That’s So Raven” cast members (L to R) Rondell Sheridan, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, Raven Baxter and Kyle Orlando Massey. (Photo courtesy Disney Channel)

Last week’s expanded offerings included episodes of a couple of series that were newcomers to Disney Replay: the supernatural teen series “That’s So Raven” and “Lilo & Stitch: The Series,” Disney’s animated spinoff of the 2002 film. Those series were just a few of Disney Replay titles trending on Twitter for most of Thursday morning.

A Disney Channel spokeswoman noted that Disney Replay is now available on WATCH Disney Channel, an app that lets viewers access programming on tablets, computers and phones.

Here’s the Replay line-up for the next two weeks:

AUGUST 20 (Chicago time)

11 p.m. (Wed.):“That’s So Raven”(“Four’s a Crowd”)

11:30 p.m.:“That’s So Raven”(“Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind”)

12 a.m. (Thurs.):“Cory in the House”(“Monster’s Ball”)

12:30 a.m.:“Cory in the House”(“Lip Service”)

1 a.m.:“Even Stevens”(“Broadcast Blues”)

1:30 a.m.:“Even Stevens”(“Thin Ice”)

2 a.m.:“Lizzie McGuire”(“El Oro de Montezuma”)

2:30 a.m.:“Lizzie McGuire”(“Mom’s Best Friend”)

3 a.m.:“Kim Possible”(“Two to Tutor”)

3:30 a.m.:“Kim Possible”(“The Ron Factor”)

4 a.m.:“Lilo & Stitch: the Series”(“Shoe”)

4:30 a.m.:“Lilo & Stitch: the Series”(“Swapper”)

AUGUST 27

11 p.m. (Wed.):“Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century”

12:30 a.m. (Thurs.):“Zenon the Zequel”

2 a.m.:“Zenon: Z3”

4 a.m.:“Lilo & Stitch: the Series”(“Slick”)

4:30 a.m.:“Lilo & Stitch: the Series”(“Skip”)

The expanded Replay block will continue after that with programming TBA.

—Lori Rackl, TV Critic

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