WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE Renewed For Fourth Season


Disney Channel has ordered a fourth season of its sitcom, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE and is also in development for a sequel to the Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie.

Production on the fourth season is scheduled to begin in August 2010, but no air date has been set yet.

Set in New York’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, Wizards of Waverly Palace follows the Russo family — siblings Alex, Max and older brother Justin, each a wizard in training, and competing with each other to determine who among them will get to keep their powers forever. They live with their Italian-American father, Jerry (who was once a wizard), and their Mexican-American mother, Theresa, a mortal (who prefers that magic not be used in the house). Alex’s best friend, Harper Finkle, is the only friend who knows the Russo kids have magical powers.

In addition to the regular cast returning, which includes Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera and David DeLuise, Disney Channel UK star Gregg Sulkin will also reprise his recurring guest role.