Dog with a Blog

Dog with a Blog
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Directed by Matthew Goddard
Shelley Jensen
Joel Zwick
Voices of Stephen Full
Theme music composer David Wilde
Opening theme David Wilde
Composer(s) David Wilde
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 69 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael B. Kaplan
  • Judd Pilot
  • John Peaslee
  • Leo Clarke
  • Richard Gurman
Editor(s) Mark Pitner
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney Channel
Original release October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12) – September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)
External links

Dog with a Blog is an American television sitcom that premiered on Disney Channel on October 12, 2012, and ended on September 25, 2015. The series stars G Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, Stephen Full, Regan Burns, and Beth Littleford. The series was co-created by Michael B. Kaplan.


Set in Pasadena, California, Avery Jennings' mother, Ellen, had just married Tyler and Chloe James' father, Bennett, so now the new family needs to make some adjustments on living together. They face an even bigger adjustment when they discover that their new dog, Stan, can talk. Only Avery, Tyler, and Chloe know this. Unbeknownst to the family, Stan also has a blog where he discusses happenings in the Jennings–James household. The children learn of Stan's talking ability in the first episode and agree to keep it a secret from their parents, fearing if the world finds out that Stan can talk, he will be taken away for experimentation.



Avery Bennett Chloe Ellen Stan Tyler
The main characters, from left to right: Avery, Bennett, Chloe, Ellen, and Tyler.



SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)
224September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)
323September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26)September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)


Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 22 October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12) 4.50[1] August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25) 3.24[2] 3.15
2 23 September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20) 2.99[3] September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) 1.70[4] 2.61
3 23 September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26) 2.19[5] September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25) 2.15[6] 1.84


Dog with a Blog has received generally mixed reviews from critics. Critic Brian Lowry for Variety gave the show a mixed review, saying that "young kids should enjoy hearing Stan express dog-like thoughts", but concluded that "Dog with a Blog is strictly low-hanging-biscuit fare".[7] Common Sense Media gave the show two stars out of five, calling it a "so-so sitcom" with "lackluster writing and cliche humor" while praising it for having "some heartwarming messages about families".[8]


The series is co-created by Michael B. Kaplan, who previously co-created the Disney XD series I'm in the Band.[9] Stephen Full was previously a cast member of that series, along with Beth Littleford who had a recurring role. G Hannelius and Regan Burns also previously guest starred on I'm in the Band during the show's two-season run. On February 4, 2013, Disney Channel renewed the series for a second season.[10] On February 4, 2014, the series was renewed for a third season by Disney Channel.[11]


A spin-off short series called Dogs Rule! Cats... Not So Much debuted on Watch Disney on February 14, 2014. It is a variety show hosted by Stan comparing dogs to cats and showing various dog or cat Internet videos. The spin-off commonly airs on Disney Channel during commercial breaks.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2014 Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2015 2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Kids TV Show Nominated
Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
2016 2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Kids TV Show Nominated
Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program Nominated


Worldwide the show airs on Disney Channel. The series premiered in the United States on October 12, 2012.[12] and in Canada on November 23, 2012. The show later premiered in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 21, 2012. In India, the series premiered on December 1, 2013. The second season premiered on November 26, 2014. The series premiered in Singapore on March 2, 2013, and in Australia and New Zealand on March 25, 2013.


  1. "Friday's Cable Ratings". The Futon Critic. October 13, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  2. "Sunday Cable Ratings". Zap2it. August 27, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  3. "Friday's Cable Ratings". The Futon Critic. September 20, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  4. Mitch Metcalf (September 15, 2014). "Top 25 Friday Cable Originals: 9.12.2014". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  5. Sara Bibel (September 29, 2014). "Friday Cable Ratings". Zap2it. Archived from the original on December 2, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  6. Mitch Metcalf (September 15, 2014). "Top 100 Friday Cable Originals: 9.25.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  7. Brian Lowry (October 10, 2012). "Dog with a Blog Review". Variety. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  8. "Dog with a Blog TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  9. Jethro Nededog (April 13, 2012). "Disney Channel Announces Series Pickup for Dog with a Blog". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  10. Nellie Andreeva (February 4, 2013). "Dog with a Blog Renewed for Second Season". Deadline. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  11. "Dog with a Blog' Renewed for Season 3 by Disney Channel". Zap2it. February 4, 2014.
  12. "Dog with a Blog: Stan of the House". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
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