In a special pre-broadcast premiere of the The Wizards of Waverly Place, Fancast introduces you to the Russo kids, Alex and her two younger brothers Justin and Max. CLICK HERE to watch the entire opening episode of this utterly charming new Disney Channel comedy series right here on Fancast, the Internet’s ultimate one-stop entertainment escape for finding what you want to watch, where to watch it and when it’s available.
At first glance, Russos are ordinary kids growing up in New York City. But wait, on closer inspection, they are different. Very different. The three siblings are actually young wizards in training, children learning how to use their magical powers. Fun, right? But there’s a catch. Only the best one of them gets to keep their special gifts and remain a wizard, while the other two will lose their powers of gee-wizardry. When their dad isn’t running the family’s sandwich shop with his mortal wife, he’s teaching wizard class.
The young wizards on this new offering from the Disney Channel are played by Selena Gomez (Alex), Jake Austin, and David Henrie. Veterans David DeLuise and Maria Canals star as the parents. Exec. producer, writer and director Todd Greenwald served as consulting producer on Disney’s megahit Hannah Montana, so you can count on a few TV tricks that’ll please young viewers.
Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris has gone into labor. Congratulations. Look for Drew Lachey — yes, Nick’s brother — to step into co-hosting duties.