- 6 Seasons
"Jessie" is a popular children's show airing on the Disney Channel. Viewers will recognize Debby Ryan who plays the main character, from her long time role on "The Suite Life and its sequel "The Suite Life on Deck." In "Jessie" Ryan is a young girl from Texas, starting out life in New York. She accepts a nanny position with a well-heeled couple caring for their four witty children. Emma, the oldest girl is also the only biological child. The other three children are adopted and therefore come from different backgrounds. Luke, Ravi and Zuri are the other three children. Luke is a video game obsessed 12 year old born in Detroit. Ravi is ten and the most recent adopted Ross kid. He is from Indiana and holds deeply on to his eastern culture. He has a seven foot long African water monitor lizard named Mr. Kipling that is a character as well. Zuri is the youngest child on the show and she is adopted from Africa. Bertram, the sarcastic but loveable butler is also a featured character in almost each episode. Surprisingly the parents, Christina and Morgan Ross, appear only rarely on the show. The show is set in the family's swanky and large New York penthouse. Each episode features a different adventure as Jessie explores the still foreign New York City and deals with raising the four children in the frequent absence of their parents. Parents will appreciate the family friendly storylines and diverse cast. The show is unique and easily appeals to and is appropriate for young children up to younger teenagers.