The Russo family of the award winning Disney Channel favorite, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ return to television in an all-new epic special event and Disney Channel has provided us with a sneak peek!
In the special reunion episode, the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy to meet their long lost relatives but when Alex (Selena Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard’s foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself — all atop the Tower of Pisa.
Below are several stills featuring the cast of ‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.’ Click on any of the thumbnails to view a larger version of the image:
Written by Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio and Dan Berendsen, ‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex’ also stars Jake T. Austin as Max Russo, Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle, Maria Canals-Barrera as Theresa, David DeLuise as Jerry, Gregg Sulkin as Mason and Beau Mirchoff as Dominic.
‘The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex’ will premiere on Disney Channel on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
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The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) captured 45 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com, Disney Channel and Disney XD programming.
The ABC Television Network collected 42 nominations, including 17 nominations for “Modern Family,” topping all comedies. Nods for the sophomore series include categories of Outstanding Comedy Series, Supporting Actor/Actress, Guest Actor (Nathan Lane), Writing, Art Direction, Casting, Directing, Picture Editing and Sound Mixing.
“Dancing with the Stars” received 7 nominations in the categories of Reality-Competition (for the sixth consecutive time), Host Tom Bergeron (fourth consecutive), Choreography, Hairstyling, Lighting, Makeup, and Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control.
The “83rd Annual Academy Awards scored 9 nominations, including the category of Special Class, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was recognized with 2 nominations in Short-Form Picture Editing and Lighting Design/Lighting Direction.
Disney Channel collected two nominations for “Wizards of Waverly Place” in the categories of Children’s Program and Cinematography, while Disney XD received a nomination for “Pair of Kings,” also in Cinematography.
Other nominations included Loretta Devine’s first Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role on “Grey’s Anatomy” and the holiday special “Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa” for Short-format Animated Program. Additionally, ABC.com is recognized with two nominations for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.
The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy ceremony will be telecast on Fox on Sunday, September 18.
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney Network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.
In the episode of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ titled ‘Back to Max,’ America’s Got Talent’ runner-up Jackie Evancho sings at Tribeca Prep’s ‘Spirit of America Play,’ giving Harper a run for her money as she takes the stage for the first time. Meanwhile, Alex and Justin have to find a way to change Max back to himself before Professor Crumbs discovers they accidently turned him into a little girl.
Disney Channel has provided us with these first look photos of Jackie Evancho who guest stars on the show along with Bailee Madison returns as Maxine Russo in the all new episode, ‘Back to Max,’ premiering on Disney Channel on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, David DeLuise, Maria Canals-Barrera and Jennifer stone.
Photos courtesy and © Disney Channel
Build-A-Bear Workshop has recently debuted a line of Disney-licensed merchandise centering on the Disney Channel hit comedy, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ which stars Selena Gomez, David Henry and Jake T. Austin in the title roles.
Pictured here is the #1 Fan Wizards of Waverly Place Bear which consists of the 16″ Wizards of Waverly Place bear itself, a 2-piece Wizards of Waverly Place outfit, silver sparkle flats, the Wizards of Waverly Place scarf and the Wizards of Waverly Place bag, all of which are also available separately.
For more information or to purchase the new Wizards of Waverly Place-inspired collection from Disney and Build-A-Bear Workshop, visit BABW online.
In a new, fourth season of wizardly twists and turns, everything is not what it seems, as Alex is tricked into announcing to the world that she and her brothers are wizards, and a duplicating spell goes haywire, changing Max’s life forever. Bailee Madison (“Bridge to Terabithia,” “Brothers”) joins the cast as Maxine, an adorable 10 year-old wizard and Gregg Sulkin (Disney Channel UK’s “As The Bell Rings”) reprises the role of Mason the werewolf in the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Wizards of Waverly Place.” The season premiere episode will be presented FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (9:45-10:15 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Created by Todd J. Greenwald (“Hannah Montana,” “Saved By the Bell: The New Class”) and executive-produced by Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio (“Married…with Children,” “Greetings from Tucson”) and Greenwald, the series stars Selena Gomez (whose sophomore album with her band, The Scene, “A Year Without Rain,” debuted at # 4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. “Round & Round,” the first single from Selena’s latest Hollywood Records’ CD, has been certified gold), David Henrie (“How I Met Your Mother”), Jake T. Austin (“Hotel For Dogs”), Jennifer Stone (“Mean Girls 2”), Maria Canals-Barrera (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” “Larry Crowne”) and David DeLuise (“Stargate SG-1”).
“Wizards of Waverly Place” debuted in 2007 and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2009 and “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2010.
Disney Channel has just posted this extended sneak peek of the season finale episode of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ titled ‘Wizards Exposed.’
When the Russos are captured by a government agency interested in studying them, they are at risk of being exposed as Wizards and must find a way to escape and save the other Wizards who have been captured. Find out what happens to them during the Season Finale Friday, October 15 at 8:30/7:30c on Disney Channel.
When Alex (Selena Gomez) sees a news report on TV about a dog in the Poconos who is painting portraits of her, she, Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) go to rescue Mason (Gregg Sulkin) from a family of country wizards. Meanwhile, Harper (Jennifer Stone) tries to get Zeke (Dan Benson) to kiss her.
‘Wizards Unleased’ premieres October 1 at 8 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel
Disney Interactive Studios announced today the upcoming release of Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound for Nintendo DS™. Inspired by the hit Disney Channel TV series, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” the video game will take players through five exciting episodes in a brand new mystery as they play as some of their favorite characters from the show.
In Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound, players will take their Wizard skills to the next level to find out what happened to a dress designed by Alex Russo that goes missing just before her big fashion show. Fans can play as their favorite wizards-in-training – Alex, Justin and Max Russo – while interacting with familiar characters and exploring locations from the show, including the Waverly Sub Station, Tribeca Prep and others.
In this fun-filled adventure game, players will complete various puzzles and overcome obstacles by casting spells on objects and characters. Fans will be able to move and freeze objects, turn themselves into a hamster, travel at turbo speed and more. In addition, players can dress Alex in 25 collectible outfits and compete in bonus wizard challenges.
Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound will be available this fall for Nintendo DS.
Disney Channel has ordered a fourth season of its Emmy Award-winning sitcom “Wizards of Waverly Place,” and is in development on the sequel to “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie,” cable TV’s second-highest rated scripted telecast of all time in Total Viewers (13.5 million), Kids 6-11 and Tweens. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, president, Entertainment, and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. Production on the fourth season is scheduled to begin in August with show runners Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (“Married…with Children,” “Greetings from Tucson”) executive-producing. Todd J. Greenwald (“Hannah Montana,” “Saved By the Bell: The New Class”) is the series creator and also an executive producer.
The script for the Disney Channel Original Movie sequel will be written by Dan Berendsen (Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie” and the upcoming “Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam”).
In making the announcement, Marsh said, “The Emmy win this past year confirmed what we already believed — this is a cast of superstar comedic talent, backed by an inspired team of writers and producers.”
The series stars Selena Gomez (whose debut album, “Kiss & Tell,” from Hollywood Records, debuted in the Billboard Top 10 and has since become gold-certified), David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera and David DeLuise. In Season Four, Disney Channel UK star Gregg Sulkin (“As the Bell Rings” and Disney Channel’s upcoming movie, “Avalon High”) reprises his recurring guest role.
“Wizards of Waverly Place” debuted in 2007 and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2009. A proven fan favorite, the sitcom has been lauded for its portrayal of Latinos and has won Alma, Imagen and NAACP Image Award nominations.
Set in New York’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, the series follows the Russo family — siblings Alex, Max and older brother Justin, each a wizard in training, and competing with each other to determine who among them will get to keep their powers forever. They live with their Italian-American father, Jerry (who was once a wizard), and their Mexican-American mother, Theresa, a mortal (who prefers that magic not be used in the house). Alex’s best friend, Harper Finkle, is the only friend who knows the Russo kids have magical powers.
New episodes of “Wizards of Waverly Place” air Fridays (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. A production of It’s a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel, the series carries a TV-G parental guideline.
TMZ.com and Radar Online are reporting that David Henrie (Justin on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place) and his younger brother Lorenzo were cited (not arrested) last night by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for disturbing the peace and attempting to start a fight at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Citywalk. The two were released to their father early this morning.
No further details regarding the incident are available at this time.