Later this month, the Jonas Brothers may add Emmy Award winners to their list of accomplishments. The JoBros’ hit Disney Channel show “JONAS” is nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program and they’ll be competing with some fellow Disney stars when the awards show airs on August 29.
“JONAS” (now known as “JONAS L.A.”), kicked off its second season earlier this summer and has been doing well in the ratings. Still, the guys admitted they’re a bit floored by the accolade.
“We are very super excited! We’ve never been up for an Emmy before,” Joe told MTV News. “That’s never been on our radar, so something like that’s really exciting. We don’t know who will win.”
They find out in a few weeks, but a win means they’ll have to beat out some of their TV pals. Other nominees in the category include “Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place” and the Nickelodeon series “iCarly.”
“There’s a lot of Disney in there, so I think we’re gonna have some friendly competition going on there,” Joe added. “Me and ['Wizards' star] David Henrie, we’ve been talking to each other and kind of making fun of each other here and there about the Emmy thing. But whoever wins, it’ll be cool for us to be honored. … That is amazing in general.”
In addition to the Emmy nod, the guys have seen their highest ratings since the show debuted in 2009, with 4.2 million people tuning in to a recent episode.
“That’s really crazy that you can have that many people watch a cable show. We’re really blown away by it,” Kevin gushed.
So what’s the secret to their latest success?
“I think the continuous story line has really been intriguing for people,” Nick explained. “It’s good to see that the hard work we put into making the show is paying off in a way and hopefully it’ll continue to do it’s thing.”
Source: MTV News