Disney Channel announced that The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex will premiere March 15 at 8pm ET/PT on the network. The original movie is a spinoff of Disney Channel’s former series Wizards of Waverly Place, which won multiple Emmy Awards and was TV’s No. 1 series Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 during its 2007-2012 run. Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, the first TV movie inspired by the series, delivered 13.5 million Total Viewers, and was the No. 1 cable television movie of 2009, and is the No. 2 cable TV movie of all time.
Wizards of Waverly Place actors Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera and David DeLuise will return to star in The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, with Gomez also serving a behind-the-camera role as a co-executive producer. In the film, the Russo family and friends travel to Tuscany, Italy, to meet long-lost relatives. But when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove that she is 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 wizardâ€™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 â€“ all atop the Tower of Pisa.
Disney Channel has a website, disneychannel.com/wizards, which features activities, including a sweepstakes where viewers can enter to win prizes used during the making of The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.
The schedule for the rollout of The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex is:
March 8: Preview of The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex on Disney Channel On Demand
March 15: Disney Channel premiere of The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex at 8pm ET/PT
March 19: Download of The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex available on iTunes
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