This is the first Disney Channel Original Series to be shot and aired in high-definition from the beginning.
Gary Marsh, president of entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide, stated "This series is rooted in one of the core thematic attributes that we stand for, which is following your dreams, there also was the opportunity to do a hybrid show." for the second season, the show's production moved to Hollywood Center Studios in Hollywood, California, where The Suite Life on Deck, Wizards of Waverly Place and Jonas are also filmed.
Currently the most watched episode of the series is "Walk a Mile in My Pants" with 6.3 million viewers.
The DVD also includes a Mackenzie Falls season finale short, a collectible card and Demi Lovato's official 2007 audition tape for the series.
The series originally premiered on February 8, 2009 on Disney Channel, Family Channel, and Disney Channel (UK and Ireland).
On June 1, 2009, TV Guide reported that Disney Channel had renewed Sonny with a Chance for a second season, with Gary Marsh saying "Sonny was a hit right out of the gate".