SHORT TAKES FROM DISNEY CHANNEL
THE CAST OF "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE" HOST "WIZ-TOBER," ALL NEW EPISODES OF THE HIT SERIES, EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT (8:30 P.M., ET/PT) THROUGH OCTOBER ON DISNEY CHANNEL
--Fans Invited to Create Personalized 'Spells' at DisneyChannel.com --
Burbank, September 10, 2008 . . . The cast of the hit sitcom for kids and families, "Wizards of Waverly Place " -- Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin and Jennifer Stone -- will host "Wiz-tober," a month-long programming event featuring all new episodes of the series every Sunday (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) in October on Disney Channel. Beginning FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, a personal "spell maker" will be featured on DisneyChannel.com, where kids can submit their own fun "spell." Select entries will air on Disney Channel during the programming event.
The programming line-up for "Wiz-tober" is:
Sunday, October 5 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In an episode entitled "Graphic Novel," Justin and Max steal Alex's diary only to have it stolen again by Gigi, Alex's arch nemesis. In an attempt to recover the diary, the brothers accidentally place Gigi inside the book and into Alex's secret fairy-tale princess world.
Sunday, October 12 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In an episode entitled "Racing," Alex uses the restoration and upcoming race of Jerry's junky old car as an opportunity to develop her relationship with her "gear head" crush, Dean. Meanwhile, Max orders a mind-reading kit.
Sunday, October 19 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In "Maximan," the kids fail at their group magic project, so Jerry devises a plan that will force them to work together. Now Alex must wrestle with sacrificing her first one-on-one date with Dean so that she and Justin can help Max's superhero, "Maximan," solve the crime and prove to Jerry that the siblings can work as a team.
Sunday October 26 (8:00 p.m. � 8:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In "Saving Wiz tech, part 1," Wiz Tech is forced to close, and the Russo's must take in Professor Crumbs and fellow student Ronald, who quickly develops a magical connection with Alex. Max teaches Professor Crumbs how to assimilate into the mortal world and Justin saves the day by finding the solution to reopen Wiz Tech.
Sunday October 26 (8:30 p.m. � 9:00 p.m., ET/PT)
In "Saving Wiz Tech, Part 2," after enrolling in Wiz Tech, Alex realizes her new crush, Ronald, has kidnapped her former crush, Dean. Max and Professor Crumbs join forces to become a dynamic duo, and Justin and Alex must team up to save Wiz Tech from falling into the hands of Ronald and his evil father.