As the Bell Rings
As the Bell Rings (U.S. TV series).JPG
Created byChris Thompson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes36 (list of episodes)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time2–5 minutes
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkDisney Channel
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseAugust 26, 2007 (2007-08-26) –
April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)

As the Bell Rings is a Disney Channel short show based on the Disney Channel Italy series Quelli dell'intervallo.[1][2] The format was a selection of short live-action comedy sequences. The American version of As the Bell Rings also aired on the Dutch Disney Channel, as well as the Latin American one. The show ended after the second season.

The series features Demi Lovato (only in season one), Tony Oller, Seth Ginsberg, Carlson Young, Gabriela Rodriguez, Collin Cole[2] and Lindsey Black (only in season two). The first season with 15 episodes began airing on August 26, 2007 at 8:25 and 8:55 p.m. (ET/PT).[2]

Series overview

Main article: List of As the Bell Rings (American TV series) episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 15 August 26, 2007 (2007-08-26) April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19)
2 21 July 5, 2008 (2008-07-05) April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)



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"Shadow", by Demi Lovato and Tony Oller was performed in Season 1. "Could You Be the One", "Here I Go" and "All You Gotta Do", by Tony Oller, was performed in Season 2.

Critical reception

Abby West of Entertainment Weekly was mostly unenthusiastic about As the Bell Rings, giving it a grade of "B−" and writing, "It’s no Saved by the Bell" and described the shorts as "harmless, if often barely humorous".[3]

See also


  1. ^ Steven Zeitchik (July 15, 2007). "Showtime unveils Spielberg show - Disney jumpstarts 'High School' sequel". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-23. ...while Disney Channel Italy’s “Quelli dell’intervallo” will be reworked for U.S. auds as “As the Bell Rings.”
  2. ^ a b c Kimberly Nordyke (July 16, 2007). "TCA: Disney sings along with 'High School Musical 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2016-01-23. In addition, Disney Channel is debuting a series of sitcom shorts titled "As the Bell Rings," which are based on Disney Channel Italy's shortform series "Quelli dell'Intervallo," at 8:25 and 8:55 p.m. Aug. 26. The 15 shorts, which follow six friends in the school hallway during classroom breaks, are two to five minutes each. Marsh said this marks the first time Disney Channel U.S. has adapted a programming format developed by an international Disney Channel.

    The series, filmed at Del Valle High School in Del Valle (Austin), Texas, stars Demi Lovato, Tony Oller, Seth Ginsberg, Gabriella Rodriguez, Collin Cole and Carlson Young.
  3. ^ Abby West (August 27, 2007). "Grading Disney's "As the Bell Rings"". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-01-25.