Even Stevens has largely been forgotten in the discussion of Disney's family of modern-day sitcoms for teens and young adults. However, it served as a launching pad for two of its stars when it bowed on the Disney Channel in 2000. The series would later enjoy two brief runs on ABC, the second as a mid-season replacement after Fillmore! was dismissed in February 2005.
Most fans are familiar with Shia LeBeouf (Louis) from his recent movies, such as the "Transformers" trilogy. But even the biggest stars have to start somewhere. The same goes for Christy Carlson Romano, whom you'll see in the following clip as Renee, Louis' older sister. Most of you know Christy better as the voice of Kim Possible, and granted, she did get a lot more mileage out of that series. However, Christy hasn't been heard from much since Possible ended 4 years ago.
The one quibble I've had with the Disney sitcoms in general is that ABC could've done a lot better to promote them, rather than just pigeonhole them into the Saturday morning block. A case could've been made to have Stevens and other series, such as Lizzie McGuire, also air in primetime on the network, say, for example, on either Fridays or Sundays. Like, let's face it, while people still like America's Funniest Home Videos, that series peaked years ago, and now exists to give Tom Bergeron (ex-Hollywood Squares) something to do in between cycles of Dancing With The Stars.
Anyway, Christy is front & center in the opening portion of "Sadie Hawkins Day". Uploaded by SDApples1:
I guess Renee had as much trouble with Louis as Kim Possible did with her "tweebs" and/or Ron Stoppable......