What's Stevie Thinking? (lost unaired pilot of cancelled "Lizzie McGuire" spin-off TV series; 2003)
What's Stevie Thinking? (also known as Stevie Sanchez) in an unaired spin-off of the popular Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire.
Following the release of The Lizzie McGuire Movie in May 2003, it was announced that Lizzie McGuire would end production due to financial and contractual disagreements between Disney and Hilary Duff's management. Prior to this, they were in talks about producing a primetime sitcom about Lizzie's high school years for ABC. Disney executives still wanted to continue marketing the Lizzie franchise, even with Duff gone from the show. Disney then chose to produce a spin-off involving Lalaine's character Miranda Sanchez.
For the spin-off, Lizzie creators Terri Minsky and Stan Rogow decided to center the spin-off around a new character named Stephanie "Stevie" Sanchez, who would be connected to the original Lizzie show by being the younger sister of Miranda Sanchez (This idea may be off-putting to some Lizzie fans, as Miranda's sister was said to be a baby in the Lizzie episode "Misadventures of Babysitting", and the Stevie spinoff would have suddenly spurted the character from infancy to tween-age)
Around late 2003 or mid 2004, future Disney star Selena Gomez auditioned at 11 years old for the role of Miranda's sister Stevie Sanchez. The show was formally announced in a Variety article in November 2004. (Hannah Montana, another popular Disney Channel show was mentioned to have begun pre-production in this same article) Further auditions were held during late 2004 and early 2005 
The pilot was ultimately filmed in February 2005, and was being pitched to Disney Channel by the summer of that year.
The show would have been about Miranda, Stevie, and her best Friends try to help support Wildlife Conservation and help at a zoo in Australia with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Stevie allegedly would've also had an animated persona to voice her inner thoughts much like the original Lizzie character.
During 2005, the only other show being pitched to Disney Channel was Hannah Montana. This resulted in the network not picking up the spin-off as they only had room for one new sitcom that year. Another likely reason could be that Lizzie McGuire had already finished airing all of its episodes and Disney felt that the franchise had already ran its course.
- Miranda Sanchez (Lalaine)
- Stephanie "Stevie" Sanchez (Selena Gomez)
- Edward Sanchez (Armando Molina)
- Daniella Sanchez (Dyana Ortelli)
- Deli (Charlie Stewart)
- Gilroy (Loren Berman)
- Mark Lanalampi (Blake Foster)
- Hannah (Haley Hill)
- Henry (Gus Hoffman)
- Taylor McConner (Shane Hunter)
- Miss Avery (Kelli McCarty)
- Marc De'Antone (Street Vendor)