Lynette Rice
November 12, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EST

EW has confirmed a Variety report about how the Disney Channel and producers of Sonny with a Chance have decided to temporarily rework the ‘tween series while star Demi Lovato seeks help for personal issues. The producers  will focus on the show-within-a-show, the comedy/sketch/music-variety “So Random!” It will feature guest stars, comedy sketches, musical performances and digital shorts.

The fix will allow the show to resume shooting in January even if Lovato, 18,  isn’t available. “This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure,” a Disney Channel spokeswoman said. “Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues.”

The Disney star recently interrupted her music tour to enter a treatment center.

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