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The Russo family may be an ordinary family with an average restaurant, but behind close doors, all three children must compete to be the next family wizard.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Selena Gomez ...  Alex Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
David Henrie ...  Justin Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Jake T. Austin ...  Max Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Jennifer Stone ...  Harper Finkle 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Maria Canals-Barrera ...  Theresa Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
David DeLuise ...  Jerry Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012
Holland Sanders Holland Sanders 78 episodes, 2007-2012
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"Wizards of Waverly Place" focuses on the Russos. A typical family, which includes a mom, Theresa Russo; a dad, Jerry Russo; a son, Justin Russo; a daughter, Alex Russo; and another son, Max Russo. The kids and the family live normal lives but what their friends don't know is the kids are wizards in training and the dad was a former wizard! Written by EMWII

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They've Got The Power!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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The Amazing O'Malleys See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Benson first appeared on the show playing a character by the name of Zach in season 1 episode 9 "Movies" before returning later as the character Zeke. See more »

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When the sun rises during the opening credits, it goes to the north (upper left). In the northern hemisphere (series is set in New York City), the sun heads southwards just after sunrise. See more »


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A Surprisingly Fun Show
20 April 2009 | by RessiSee all my reviews

This show delivers on so many more levels than most would expect from a Disney Channel show. It reminds me of the good ol' sitcoms i grew loving, Home Improvement, Fresh Prince of Bel Air & Saved by the Bell. Its a show the parents can enjoy watching with their kids, instead of counting the minutes until its over.

vs Hannah Montana: This is not the usual cookie cutter sitcom that Hannah Montana tends to be. The jokes are not all based on "wacky moments". They have done a great job with character development and getting you to care about what they are doing. Selena Gomez surpasses Miley Cyrus by leaps and bounds as an actress. And i can see her growing up and following in the foot steps of the likes of Amanda Bynes or Hilary Duff, in finding great success.

Characters: -Max (the youngest) is for the younger audience, from 7-10 -Justin (oldest) is the goofy one, which every great sitcom has (Screech, Jazz & Al) -The parents are great characters that are given great moments on the show. And have a great amount of depth -Alex, the main character is all around likable. The psychology of her comedy is is far more mature than you would expect. And Selena does a great selling every joke. There are moments that her timing is that of the Office.

Conclusion: It may not be everybody's flavor, but many will be pleased. The kids fall in love with the show and it will grow on you too, given a fair shake. Its no 30 Rock or Office, but it is...Wizards of Waverly Place. And the best way to describe it in short, is fun.


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