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Wizards of Waverly Place

wizards of waverly place TV showNetwork: Disney Channel
Episodes: 106 (half-hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: October 12, 2007 — January 6, 2012
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Jennifer Stone, Dan Benson, and Bill Chott.

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TV show description:
This live-action show focuses on an unusual family. The mother is mortal while the father is a former wizard and their three kids all have magical abilities. The parents don’t allow their offspring to use magic without supervision, and only one will be able to keep their magic abilities once they become adults, as determined by a magic competition.

Alex Russo (Selena Gomez) is 14 and the middle child. Her motto is to ‘cast magic first, ask questions later,’ which is very much against her parents’ wishes. Like many girls her age, she’s stylish and savvy. Alex appreciates being different and wants to live life on her own, instead of following the pack. Her best friend, Harper (Jennifer Stone), is a real individual and makes her own uniquely-styled clothes. She doesn’t know that her friend and her family have magical powers, and has a crush on Justin, Alex’s older brother.

At 16-years-old, Justin (David Henrie) is the oldest of the Russo kids. He’s a good student, whether he’s learning magic or studying his schoolwork. Being the oldest, he’s also saddled with more responsibility, and often has to help fix his siblings’ magical mistakes. Younger brother Max (Jake T. Austin) is a 12-year-old practical joker. When he’s not out causing trouble, he likes to concoct crazy sandwiches.

Jerry (David DeLuise) is the Russo dad and teaches his children magic in Wizard Training Class. He teaches them how to conduct a spell and use magical objects. Jerry had powers when he was a kid, but chose to give them up in order to marry a mortal, Theresa (Maria Canals Barrera).

Theresa is a proud Mexican-American who makes sure the kids know about their Latino heritage. Together, Jerry and Theresa run the Waverly Sub Station sandwich store and try to keep their kids out of trouble.

Series Finale

Episode 106 — Who Will Be the Family Wizard?
During a dinner that Alex made for the family, Professor Crumbs visits to reveal that, with this selfless act, the Russo children can finally have their family wizard competition.

Round one of the competition is a trivia round, in which questions related to magic are asked. During this round, Harper and Zeke appear. Zeke has accidentally smelled a purple substance in the lair that caused him to turn purple. This causes a griffin to kidnap him and Harper. Alex, Justin and Max use their three time-outs to go and rescue their friends. They return and discover that they have been gone too long and have been disqualified from the competition.

They return home, the lair disappears they all lose their magic and all become mortal. Justin and Max are upset with Alex because her insistence on saving Zeke and Harper made them lose.

Convinced that losing their powers has ruined the family, Jerry decides to sell the sub shop. The kids slowly regain their trust in each other and they run the shop as a team.

They’re abruptly returned to the Wizard Competition area and are told that the griffin attack (which was actually meant for Professor Crumbs) and the weeks without magic were to test their family bond.

The kids enter the final round of the competition — a massive labyrinth. The first one through the maze will win. Justin emerges first and is declared the Family Wizard.

However, he decides he can’t accept the win because Alex should have won. He’d been trapped by magical vines and Alex came back to help to help him. Alex is then declared the true Family Wizard.

Professor Crumbs, proud of Justin’s integrity, announces that he is going to retire as Headmaster of Wiz-Tech and names Justin as the new headmaster, granting him full wizard powers.

Max is the only Russo child left without powers so Jerry decides to one day pass down the sub shop to him and Max happily accepts. The episode ends with the Russo family hugging and gathering together. Alex notes that they are all finally happy at the same time.
First aired: January 6, 2012.

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selena conley April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

The day I heard the show was cancelled I was heart broken. Wizards of Waverly Place was the only show I so so so so so sos os loved . Pleeeaaassssssee don’t cancel the show.

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Anonymous April 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

The day I found out that Wizards of Waverly Place was going to be cancelled I was heart broken. That was the only show Ioved so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so much. Pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee don’t end the show . It’s not only me that’s upset , but maybe the whole world. If you kept the show going I would be the happiest girl in the whole entire world!!!!!

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Anonymous March 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I love this show. Its funny. It has romance and werewolves like Isabel and Mason.
I really enjoyed it.

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kaka Head Mc Dookie January 28, 2012 at 9:25 pm

WOWP Is over its sad i know but the producers dont care about nothing but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ so its time to move on. sorry fellow wowp lovers good luck

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cali ally austin margret patty hannah ben January 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

we dont want yuo to cancel wizards of waverly place

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tyler January 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

please listen to abigail and tyler dont cancel wizards of waverly place

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Abigail Tyszko January 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

please dont cancel this show. This is the only show i love. If you cancel this show not just me will be upset everyone will. Please dont cancel this show.I love this show so so so so so so so so very much. Just please dont cancel this show.The fans will be very heartbroken. Please think about this. Im a little kid who loves this show i think all the kids will be very sad if you cancel this show. So please dont.

from abigail tyszko ps. dont cancel this show. please dont.

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Allie January 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

Abigails right dont cancel wizards of waverly place. I know everyone in my whole school loves this show,

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tristan January 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

i think selena gomez will win because in the show she is the main character

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jada January 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think alex will win

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david b conway August 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm

i love to have season 5 , of wizards of waverly place , just with mis selena gomez please i love her very much , i just that wish selena gomez can be my girl friend ,, love david b conway

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david b conway May 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

dear tv series finale web site , hi my name is david conway and my comments to here i just what to say to disney infonet web site i will stay o,way just from that web site just untill there fix them selfs just because they just blog me just from making comments there , but i will try to make it up some how , i do,nt mind just to wait long walt disney production company , i do,nt mind just to make some more episodes stores just for the tv series off wizards of waverly place just for the last season 4 , love david b conway

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david b conway May 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

dear tv series finale web site , hi my name is david conway and my comments to this pepole here just if you feel that you are going miss this old tv series please send your comments to walt disney production company just ask to saving it and please tell your friends to support this tv series just to come back , and lets band together and to save that old tv series , love david b conway

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david b conway March 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

dear tv series finale web site hi my name is david conway , and my comments to this issue just if you feel that way about saving this old tv series of wizards of waverly place why not just go to the save wizards of waverly place pettion spots and just sigh the pettion and to save that old tv series ,, and just save selena marie gomez job and career , love david b conway

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