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"Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel) is an Emmy Award-winning series that engages kids and tweens through funny, adventurous and aspirational storytelling that celebrates family and the pursuit of goals and dreams. The series premiered in October 2007.

In the series, set in Manhattan, Jerry Russo long ago relinquished his wizard powers to marry his mere mortal wife, Theresa. Their kids, Justin, Alex and Max, have each inherited wizard powers and continue to hone their budding skills, even
"Wizards of Waverly Place" cast
Wizards of Waverly Place cast
though only one member of the family can keep their powers.

While Jerry tutors the kids in wizardry and tries to stay one step ahead of them, Theresa encourages them to learn about her side of the family and although she loves her kids, she won't stand for magic run amok. Self-assured Alex is undisciplined when using her powers; overachiever Justin exercises restraint with magic as he vies for the wizard spot in the family; and youngest sibling Max is steadily gaining confidence in his magic abilities.

Jerry and Theresa have their hands full running the family-owned sandwich shop, Waverly Sub Station and although Jerry does his best to teach his kids the proper use of magic, and to practice only when supervised by him, comedic chaos ensues as they experiment with magic and test their skills. Even when their wizard works go awry, the Russos know they can ultimately rely on each other.

This season, Alex pursues her dream of becoming an artist and designs her own art studio inside a miniature dollhouse. Justin, in his last year of high school, plans to savor every senior moment and try his hand at monster hunting. Max hones his wizard skills and becomes a serious contender in the Russo kids' quest to become the sole heir of the family's wizard powers. Now that Harper knows Alex is a wizard, she adjusts to a life filled with magical adventures and chaos with her best friend.

Whether it's going to prom with a vampire as a date, working with a spell that animates an inanimate object, or conjuring up a Pocket Elf to help with a Spanish test, the Russo kids learn the good, the not so good and the often very funny consequences of deploying their magic.

The "Wizards of Waverly Place" cast includes Selena Gomez ("Princess Protection Program") as Alex Russo; David Henrie ("How I Met Your Mother") as Justin Russo; Jake T. Austin ("Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board") as Max Russo; Jennifer Stone ("Secondhand Lions") as Harper Finkle; Maria Canals-Barrera ("Camp Rock") as Theresa; and David DeLuise ("Stargate SG-1,") as Jerry.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" is a production of It's a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald and is executive-produced by Peter Murrieta, Greenwald, Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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Network: Disney Channel
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: October 12, 2007
Finale Date: January 6, 2012
Seasons: 4
Production Company: It's a Laugh Productions

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