|Studio DC: Almost Live|
|Air Date||October 5, 2008|
|Written by||Matt Leuthe, Steve Millunzi|
|Director||Krash R. Davenport|
Studio DC Hosted by Selena Gomez is a Disney Channel special which first aired on October 5, 2008. It is a collaboration between The Muppets Studio and Disney Channel in an effort to introduce the Muppets to a younger audience, and a follow-up to Studio DC Hosted by Dylan and Cole Sprouse.
Sketches included the Cheetah Girls performing "Dance Me if You Can" with Miss Piggy, Demi Lovato performing "This is Me" with Beaker ("after a jealous Miss Piggy drags Kermit the Frog off the stage"), Selena Gomez learning the art of joke-telling from Fozzie Bear, Statler and Waldorf teaching the art of criticism to Moises Arias and Jake T. Austin, Jason Earles and Jason Dolley visiting the Swedish Chef's craft services table, and David Henrie and Floyd Pepper playing guitar.
Portions of the special have subsequently aired on the Disney Channel as music videos running in-between other programming.
- Selena Gomez, host
- The Cheetah Girls
- Demi Lovato
- Moises Arias
- Jake T. Austin
- Jason Earles
- Jason Dolley
- David Henrie
- in opening sequence only: Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Rowlf the Dog
- in extended edition sequence only: Bobo the Bear, Whatnots
- The Muppet Performers: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Bill Barretta, David Barclay, Tim Blaney, BJ Guyer, Bruce Lanoil, Lara MacLean, Paul McGinnis, David Rudman, Michelan Sisti, Matt Vogel
- Executive Producer: Martin G. Baker
- Producers: Ritamarie Peruggi, Jim Lewis, Kirk Thatcher
- Written by: Matt Leuthe, Steve Millunzi
- Directed by: Krash R. Davenport (Kirk Thacher)
- The Muppets Studio Workshop: Paul Andrejco, Lisa Davis, Stephan Rotondaro, Gretchen Crookes, Peter MacKennan
- Production Services: Santa Clarita Studios
- ©2008 Muppets Studio, LLC
- This is the first production in which David Rudman performs Scooter.
In September 2008 the Disney Channel aired commercials to promote the special:
- 45-second promo with focus on the entire cast (YouTube)
- 30-second promo with focus on Demi Lovato (YouTube)
- 30-second promo with focus on David Henrie (YouTube)
- 30-second promo with focus on The Cheetah Girls (YouTube)
- Disney/ABC Television Group press release "Short Takes From Disney Channel: Studio DC Hosted By Selena Gomez, Starring Disney Channel Stars With The World Famous Muppets, Premieres Sunday, October 5 on Disney Channel", September 11, 2008. Accessed September 13, 2008 via disneychannelpress.com.