Watch TV Shows on Disney

Given the huge library of films and animated shorts that Disney has produced over the decades, a TV channel dedicated to airing that library would seem like an obvious project for the company to pursue. Disney thought so, and when the Disney Channel launched in 1983, the intent was to fill the channel's schedule with existing content. The channel's highest-profile success, however, as come in later years, when its original programming aimed at children and adolescents drew impressive audiences.

Original programming on the Disney Channel began early on in the channel's history, in the 1980s when Disney was still a premium channel available only to cable subscribers who paid an extra fee. The channel's real original programming boom began, however, in the late 1990s, as the channel transitioned from a premium service to a basic cable channel. Original series targeted at preschoolers, such as "Bear in the Big Blue House," and shows targeted at older kids, such as Shia LaBeouf's "Even Stevens," shared the schedule with classic Disney series like "The Mickey Mouse Club."

After the turn of the century, Disney's original programming became the channel's primary focus. The original movie "High School Musical" becomes a marketing sensation, and the original series "Hannah Montana" launched the career of Miley Cyrus.

    Hannah Montana

    Hannah Montana

    Girl Meets World

    Girl Meets World

    Austin & Ally

    Austin & Ally

    Jessie

    Jessie

    Ant Farm

    Ant Farm

    Slugterra

    Slugterra

    Gravity Falls

    Gravity Falls

    Special Agent Oso

    Special Agent Oso

    Phineas and Ferb

    Phineas and Ferb

    Wizards of Waverly Place

    Wizards of Waverly Place

    The Suite Life on Deck

    The Suite Life on Deck

    The Proud Family

    The Proud Family

    Liv and Maddie

    Liv and Maddie

    Good Luck Charlie

    Good Luck Charlie

    Lizzie McGuire

    Lizzie McGuire

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    Kim Possible

    Kim Possible

    Jungle Junction

    Jungle Junction

    Imagination Movers

    Imagination Movers

    The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    That's So Raven

    That's So Raven

    Higglytown Heroes

    Higglytown Heroes

    Sonny With A Chance

    Sonny With A Chance

    Wolfblood

    Wolfblood

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Donald Jr.

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Donald Jr.

    Cory In The House

    Cory In The House

    JONAS

    JONAS

    Shake It Up

    Shake It Up

    Sofia the First: Once Upon a Disney Princess

    Sofia the First: Once Upon a Disney Princess

    TRON: Uprising

    TRON: Uprising

    Bunnytown

    Bunnytown

    American Dragon: Jake Long

    American Dragon: Jake Long

    My Babysitter's a Vampire

    My Babysitter's a Vampire

    Wander Over Yonder

    Wander Over Yonder

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sea Captain Mickey

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sea Captain Mickey

    Chuggington

    Chuggington

    Life With Derek

    Life With Derek

    So Random

    So Random

    Johnny and the Sprites

    Johnny and the Sprites

    The 7D

    The 7D

    Fish Hooks

    Fish Hooks

    Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

    I Didn't Do It

    I Didn't Do It

    Kid vs. Kat

    Kid vs. Kat

    Good Morning, Miss Bliss

    Good Morning, Miss Bliss

    Babar and the Adventures of Badou

    Babar and the Adventures of Badou

    Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

    Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Super Adventure!

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Super Adventure!

    Disney Channel Flash Forward

    Disney Channel Flash Forward

    Shake It Up: Made in Japan

    Shake It Up: Made in Japan

    Yin Yang Yo!

    Yin Yang Yo!

    Sofia the First, Fun & Games with Sofia and James

    Sofia the First, Fun & Games with Sofia and James

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Wizard of Dizz

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Wizard of Dizz

    Oscar's Oasis

    Oscar's Oasis

    Disney Mickey Mouse

    Disney Mickey Mouse

    Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Bill Nye the Science Guy

    Disney Junior Halloween

    Disney Junior Halloween

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey's Pirate Adventure

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey's Pirate Adventure

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Pirate Games

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Pirate Games

    Jimmy Two-Shoes

    Jimmy Two-Shoes

    Sofia the First, Step By Step At Royal Prep

    Sofia the First, Step By Step At Royal Prep

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie's Pet Salon

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie's Pet Salon

    Voicemail

    Voicemail

    Safety Smart Science

    Safety Smart Science

    Disney Junior Magical Holidays

    Disney Junior Magical Holidays

    Hand-Picked: Moises Arias

    Hand-Picked: Moises Arias

    Disney Junior Pirate and Princess

    Disney Junior Pirate and Princess

    Disney Channel Monstober

    Disney Channel Monstober

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie's Winter Bow Show

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie's Winter Bow Show

    Disney Prep & Landing

    Disney Prep & Landing

    Mother Goose Stories

    Mother Goose Stories

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Jake to the Rescue!

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Jake to the Rescue!

    Freaky Freakend

    Freaky Freakend

    Hand-Picked: Mitchel Musso

    Hand-Picked: Mitchel Musso

    Disney XD Slam Dunk

    Disney XD Slam Dunk

    Hand-Picked: Miley Cyrus

    Hand-Picked: Miley Cyrus

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and Donald Have a Farm!

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and Donald Have a Farm!

    Disney Junior Blast Off!

    Disney Junior Blast Off!

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey's Mousekedoer Adventure

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey's Mousekedoer Adventure

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quest for the Crystal Mickey

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quest for the Crystal Mickey

    DJ Shuffle

    DJ Shuffle

    Disney Tsum Tsum

    Disney Tsum Tsum

    I Heart Minnie!

    I Heart Minnie!

    Hand-Picked: Emily Osment

    Hand-Picked: Emily Osment

    Disney Junior Birthday Bash!

    Disney Junior Birthday Bash!

    Disney Channel Fa-la-la-lidays

    Disney Channel Fa-la-la-lidays

    Hand-Picked: Jason Earles

    Hand-Picked: Jason Earles