Television April 19, 2011
Demi Lovato Quits 'Sonny with a Chance'
Starlet Demi Lovato, who sought treatment for emotional issues last October, has decided to move on from her hit Disney Channel show, "Sonny with a Chance."
"It made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music," Lovato told People.com. "It's kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended, but there couldn't be a better time for me to move on."
A rep for the Disney Channel said in a statement, "We respect Demi's decision to focus fulltime on her music and not immediately return to her acting career. She is a talented young woman and our hearts are with her as she continues to take action to improve her health and bounce back from adversity."
"Sonny with a Chance" has already gone through an overhaul and turned into a sketch comedy program called "So Random!" -- which will debut in June.