Shake It Up (sometimes stylized as Shake It Up!) is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from November 7, 2010 to November 10, 2013. Created by Chris Thompson and starring Bella Thorne and Zendaya, the show follows the adventures of CeCe Jones (Bella Thorne) and Rocky Blue (Zendaya) as they star as background dancers on a local show, Shake It Up Chicago. It also chronicles their misadventures on and off-set and their troubles and rising social status at school. Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty, and Caroline Sunshine also are other main cast members in the series. The show's original concept was for Disney to create a female buddy comedy with a dance aspect.
On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes. A 90-minute special episode Made In Japan aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale. On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season and announced that Kenton Duty would not be a regular cast member for season 3, but would instead make special guest appearances. Despite this announcement, he did not appear in a single episode.
On July 25, 2013, Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up would end after its third season. The series finale aired on November 10, 2013.