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Liv and Maddie
File:Liv and Maddie Logo.png
An aw kent as Liv and Maddie: Cali Style (series 4)
Genre Faimily/Teen sitcom
Creautit bi
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
Starnin
Theme muisic componer
Appenin theme "Better in Stereo", performed bi Dove Cameron
Componer(s)
Kintra o oreegin Unitit States
Oreeginal leid(s) Inglis
No. o series 4
No. o episodes 80 (leet o episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John D. Beck
  • Ron Hart
  • Andy Fickman
  • Betsy Sullenger
  • John Peaslee
Producer(s) Greg A. Hampson
Camera setup Multi-camera
Lenth 22–25 meenits
Production company(s)
Release
Oreeginal network Disney Channel
Pictur format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Oreeginal release Julie 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) – Mairch 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)
Freemit airtins
Wabsteid

Liv and Maddie, teetled Liv and Maddie: Cali Style in its fowert series, is an American teen sitcom creautit bi John D. Beck an Ron Hart that oreeginally aired on Disney Channel frae Julie 19, 2013 tae Mairch 24, 2017. The series starns Dove Cameron in a dual role as identical twin sisters wi entirely different personalities wha are best freends, wi Liv bein an actress wha haes returned tae her home efter fower years o livin in Hollywood starnin in a popular televeesion series cried Sing It Loud!, an Maddie bein a basketbaw prodigy. The series revolves aroond Liv readjustin tae normal faimily life efter production on Sing It Loud! ended, as well as the twa sisters bein best freends despite thair opposin personalities an different interests. The series an aa starns Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Kali Rocha, an Benjamin King, wha portray Joey Rooney, Parker Rooney, Karen Rooney, an Pete Rooney, respectively. Joey an Parker are Liv an Maddie's younger brithers while Karen an Pete are thair mither an faither. In the shaw's final series, Lauren Lindsey Donzis jyned the cast as Liv an Maddie's younger cousin Ruby, wha acomes thair "sorta-sister". Her chairacter replaced Pete, wha wis absent frae the entire fowert series.

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter finishin a fower-year stint in Hollywood filmin a popular televeesion series cried Sing It Loud!, actress Liv Rooney returns tae her birthplace o Stevens Point, Wisconsin tae the open arms o her faimily, despite bein offered mair roles in ither series an films. Liv decidit tae come home acause she missed her faimily an wanted tae see them again. She is happily reunited wi identical twin sister Maddie, wha is her best friend. Liv is a girly girl wha enjoys anytime someone mentions her umwhile career, while Maddie is a tomboy wi a facility for basketbaw wha is the captain o her schuil's basketbaw team. The twins hae twa younger brithers: Joey, a teepical awkward teen wha is ane year younger than the twins, an Parker, a clever tween wi a mischievous personality an the youngest bairn o the Rooney faimily. Thair faither Pete is the coach for Maddie's basketbaw team wha eventually achieves his dream o becomin the coach o a college team in Beloit, Wisconsin, while thair mither Karen is the schuil psychologist an later vice principal startin in the seicont series.

In the first three series, maist events tak place at aither Ridgewood High, the heich schuil that Liv, Maddie, Joey, an later Parker, due tae bein a child prodigy, aw attend, or the Rooney residence. At the end o the third series, the Rooney hoose collapses due tae a series o tunnels creautit bi Parker an Maddie gets enrolled in a college in Los Angeles, California. This prompts the rest o the Rooneys, except Pete wha remains in Wisconsin tae continue his coachin job, tae muive tae Malibu, California, tae tak up residence wi Karen's younger sister Dena an her daughter Ruby, whaur the series' fowert series taks place. In the final episode o the series, aw the Rooneys part ways. Liv is invited tae perform a muisical cried Double Duchess on Broadway, Maddie is given a grant tae build tiny hooses for the homeless in New Orleans, Joey is invited tae go on a comedy tour wi Jim Breuer, an Parker is invited tae go wi his freend Val tae a biodome in the salt flats o Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia tae study life on Maurs.

A significant featur o the series are documentary-style cutaways whaur major chairacters an the supportin chairacters speak tae the viewers tae expleen various things an thair opinions on the situations in which thay are featurt in each episode. In the final episode, it is revealed that the cutaways are pairt o a reality series that airs in Luxembourg cried Bits and Pieces, a reference tae Liv and Maddie's workin teetle.

Episodes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leet o Liv and Maddie episodes

Cast an chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Recurring chairacters[eedit | eedit soorce]

Production[eedit | eedit soorce]

Development[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the spring o 2012, Oops Doughnuts Productions haed shopped a script o a project cried Bits and Pieces which featurt a blended faimily seemilar tae series lik The Brady Bunch an Step by Step.[1] The series follaed Jodie Sullenger (Kali Rocha), mither o Alanna (Dove Cameron) an Sticky (Joey Bragg), who mairit Pete Fickman (Benjamin King), faither o Crystal (Cozi Zuehlsdorff) an Brody (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), wi aw sax adjustin tae life unner the same ruif. Eventually, Disney chose tae chynge the concept o Bits and Pieces intae ane aboot a pair o twins.[2] Nou teetled Liv and Maddie, the series began production in Apryle 2013.[3]

The series wis producit unner a jynt ventur atween Beck & Hart Productions, Oops Doughnuts Productions, an It's a Laugh Productions. The series' creautors John D. Beck an Ron Hart are a production-writing team whose credits include According to Jim, Hey Arnold!, an Shake It Up!. They an aa served as executive producers alangside Andy Fickman, who wis the anly director who pairteecipatit in aw fower series o the series. He directit 20 o the 21 episodes o the first series, as well as fower o the seicont series, twa o the third series, an fower o the fowert series.

On Januar 13, 2014, Disney Channel renewed Liv and Maddie for a 13-episode seicont series slated tae premiere in faw 2014.[4] The seicont series wis later expanded tae 24 episodes.[5] The first series ended on Julie 27, 2014, an the seicont series premiered on September 21, 2014. On Apryle 3, 2015, the series wis renewed for a third series bi Disney Channel.[6] The seicont series ended on August 23, 2015, an the third series premiered on September 13, 2015. On Dizember 21, 2015, Dove Cameron stated that Disney Channel wis pickin up Liv and Maddie for a fowert series.[7] On Juin 19, 2016, series co-creautor Ron Hart annoonced on Twitter that the fowert series wad premiere in faw 2016.[8] On Julie 1, 2016, Dove Cameron stated that thay haed filmed the series' final episode.[9] On August 19, 2016, it wis annoonced bi the series' creautors, John D. Beck an Ron Hart, that the final series wad be cried Liv and Maddie: Cali Style. Thay an aa stated that the fowert an final series wad premiere on September 23, 2016.[10]

Castin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castin teuk place durin the spring o 2012;[1] houiver, anly a pilot episode wis produced. Instead o hirin a new cast, production chose tae keep those whom thay haed already hired an film a completely new pilot. The story nou focused on Dove Cameron playin dual roles wi the same parents an brithers. Lead billin for Cozi Zuehlsdorff wis later dropped tae guest starn. The faimily name o "Rooney" wis picked acause o Sullenger's enjoyment o the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team owned bi the Rooney faimily.[2]

Muisic[eedit | eedit soorce]

A full version o the Liv and Maddie theme sang, "Better in Stereo", wis recorded bi Dove Cameron an released as a promotional single bi Walt Disney Records on October 15, 2013.[11] A muisic video wis filmed an aired on Disney Channel the nicht o October 29, 2013.[citation needit] The sang wis featurt twice in the shaw, first in the series three finale, "Californi-A-Rooney", an then an acoustic version sung bi Dove Cameron durin the series fower an series finale, "End-A-Rooney".

In the pilot, "Twin-A-Rooney", Liv shows Maddie a clip frae the Sing It Loud! finale in which Liv's chairacter, Stephanie Einstein, sings a civer o On Top of the World bi Imagine Dragons. A full version o the sang wis recorded bi Cameron an wis released as a promotional single bi Walt Disney Records on August 27, 2013.[12]

In "Fa-La-La-A-Rooney", Liv performs the classic "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" durin the Steven's Point Holiday Spectacular. A full version o the sang wis recorded bi Cameron an is included on Holidays Unwrapped, a holiday album released bi Walt Disney Records on October 15, 2013.[13]

In "Song-A-Rooney", Liv performs "FroyoYOLO". It goes viral, but Liv hates it. In the same episode, Liv performs "Count Me In". A full version o "Count Me In" wis recorded bi Cameron an wis released as a promotional single bi Walt Disney Records on Juin 3, 2014.[14]

In "New Year's Eve-A-Rooney", Liv performs "You, Me and the Beat". A full version o the sang wis recorded bi Cameron an wis released as a promotional single bi Walt Disney Records on Dizember 2, 2014.

In "Rate-A-Rooney", Liv uploads "What a Girl Is". Twa versions war creautit: the first bein the ane shawn on the show an the ither, includin Christina Grimmie an Baby Kaely, wis eventually recorded. Baith versions are included in the Liv and Maddie soundtrack. The seicont version wis released on iTunes on Mairch 5, 2015, while the oreeginal version wis released on Mairch 17, 2015. On Mairch 17, 2015, the Liv and Maddie soundtrack wis released. The soundtrack includes "Better in Stereo", "On Top of the World", "FroyoYOLO", "Count Me In", "You, Me and the Beat", an baith versions o "What a Girl Is". The soundtrack an aa includes "Say Hey", "As Long As I Have You", an "True Love", o which the last ane wad be morphed intae twa versions: Ballad, which wad be sung bi Jordan Fisher, an a piano duet featurin Jordan Fisher an Dove Cameron. Wi the annooncement o the soundtrack on Mairch 5, 2015, the singles for those sangs, minus FroyoYOLO, war discontinued an are no langer available.

In "Prom-A-Rooney", Liv performs "True Love" at the schuil prom. Lik she did wi the ither sangs, Dove Cameron recorded a full version o the sang, an it wis released as pairt of the Liv and Maddie soundtrack on Mairch 17, 2015.

In "Band-A-Rooney", Liv's baund, "The Dream", performs "Say Hey" at the Battle of the Bands. A full version wis recorded bi Dove Cameron, wi the baund member's actor daein the chorus. The sang wis released as pairt o the Liv and Maddie soundtrack on Mairch 17, 2015.

In "Video-A-Rooney", Liv's baund performs "As Long As I Have You". Dove Cameron recorded a full version, which wis released as pairt o the Liv and Maddie soundtrack on Mairch 17, 2015. The sang wis the final sang frae the soundtrack that wis played in the series.

In "SPARF-A-Rooney", Andy Grammer performs "Honey, I'm Good". This is ane of the few sangs in Liv and Maddie nae tae be pairt of the soundtrack.

In "Sing It Louder!!-A-Rooney", Liv an Ruby perform "One Second Chance" on the set of "Sing It Louder!!" The sang wis recorded bi Dove Cameron an Lauren Lindsey Donzis an wis released as a promotional single bi Walt Disney Records on November 4, 2016.

In "Falcon-A-Rooney", "The Power of Two" is performed again bi Liv an Ruby for "Sing It Louder!!". Like the previous sang in series fower, Dove Cameron an Lauren Lindsey Donzis recorded a full version of the sang, released on January 20, 2017.

In "Sing It Live!!-A-Rooney, Liv sings "My Destiny" for the special episode o "Sing It Louder!!" (an in the process strains her vocal cords tae the point o emergency surgery). Again, a full version o the sang wis recorded bi Dove Cameron, an released as a promotional single on Mairch 3, 2017.

Sangs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Leet o sangs in Liv and Maddie
Title Performed bi First episode
"Better in Stereo" Dove Cameron "Twin-A-Rooney"
"On Top of the World" Dove Cameron "Twin-A-Rooney"
"Up on the Housetop" Dove Cameron an Ella Anderson "Fa-La-La-A-Rooney"
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" Dove Cameron "Fa-La-La-A-Rooney"
"FroyoYOLO" Dove Cameron "Song-A-Rooney"
"Count Me In" Dove Cameron "Song-A-Rooney"
"You, Me and the Beat" Dove Cameron "New Year's Eve-A-Rooney"
"What a Girl Is" Dove Cameron "Rate-A-Rooney"
"True Love" Dove Cameron "Prom-A-Rooney"
"Say Hey" Dove Cameron "Band-A-Rooney"
"As Long As I Have You" Dove Cameron "Video-A-Rooney"
"Honey, I'm Good" Andy Grammer "SPARF-A-Rooney"
"Key of Life" Dove Cameron "Dream-A-Rooney"
"One Second Chance" Dove Cameron an Lauren Lindsey Donzis "Sing It Louder!!-A-Rooney"
"Power of Two" Dove Cameron an Lauren Lindsey Donzis "Falcon-A-Rooney"
"My Destiny" Dove Cameron "Sing It Live!!!-A-Rooney"

Broadcast[eedit | eedit soorce]

Liv and Maddie airs on Disney Channel in the United States an Family Channel in Canada. The pilot episode aired as a preview on Julie 19, 2013, efter the premiere o the Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie. The first promo for the series wis seen on Juin 28, 2013, efter the premiere o Disney's Mickey Mouse Shorts. The series offeecially premiered in the United States on September 15, 2013, an in Canada on September 20, 2013.[citation needit] The series stopped airin in Canada on Family Channel on September 1, 2015, an stairtit airin on Disney Channel on September 5, 2015.[citation needit] La Chaîne Disney in French Canada premiered the episode "Home Run-A-Rooney" on Mairch 24, 2016, 17 days afore the US an Canada airin on Apryle 10, 2016.[citation needit] In the UK an Ireland, the series aired as a preview on October 7, 2013, an later premiered on November 8, 2013.[citation needit] In Australia an New Zealand, the series premiered on October 11, 2013.[citation needit] The seicont series premiered on Januar 8, 2015.[15] The third series premiered on Dizember 2, 2015.[citation needit] The series premiered in Southeast Asia on Januar 10, 2014.[citation needit] In the Balkans, Greece, the Middle East, an Africae, the series premiered on Mairch 8, 2014.[citation needit] The seicont series premiered on Februar 7, 2015.[citation needit] In India, the series premiered on October 30, 2017 on Disney International HD.[16]

Reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Critical reception[eedit | eedit soorce]

Emily Ashby o Common Sense Media gae the series' quality a rating o three oot of five stars, describin it as a "jovial family sitcom" an applicable for ages seiven an abuin. Ashby credited the series' "comical spin" on common faimily issues, lik sibling rivalry, statin that "As is true of most tween-targeted comedies, the series glosses over a lot, especially when it comes to teen issues, but that's what makes it a worry-free pick for kids."[17] Neil Genzlinger o The New York Times compared the series tae The Patty Duke Show while describin it as "a gentle, moderately amusing comedy" an praising Dove Cameron's portrayal of the doun-tae-earth Maddie an diva Liv, statin that "the premise gives the writers plenty of opportunities."[18]

Ratings[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Awards an nominations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2014 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Internaitional Program Nominatit
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Internaitional Program Nominatit
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Internaitional Program Nominatit
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Nominatit [19]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Internaitional Program Nominatit [20]
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Internaitional Program Wan [21]
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Internaitional Program Wan [22]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Internaitional Program Wan
Kids' Choice Awards Colombia Favorite Internaitional Program Wan
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina Favorite Internaitional Program Wan

Merchandise[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brand marketing promotion frae Liv and Maddie still continues strangly, wi ACCO Brands, unner the Day Dream brand, featurin a 2015 wall calendar an Disney D'Signed claedin line frae selected retailers Target an Kohl's. Wooky Entertainment ains Style Me Up, a creative fashion brand for tween girls, featurin Liv and Maddie: Dreams Come True an Liv and Maddie: A Rising Star sketchbooks.[23][24] Footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource conducts Liv and Maddie-themed chairacter footwear based on the series.[25]

A novelization of the series, teetled Liv and Maddie: Sisters Forever, wis publeeshed bi Disney Press on Januar 6, 2015.[26] The junior novelle is based on the episodes "Twin-A-Rooney" an "Team-A-Rooney", an alternates atween the view points o Liv, Maddie, Joey, an Parker. Featurin aicht pages o photos frae the series, the junior novelle wis adapted bi Lexi Ryals. Anither novelization of the series, teetled Liv and Maddie: Double Trouble, wis publeeshed bi Disney Press on August 4, 2015.[27] It is based on the episodes "Sweet-16-A-Rooney" an "Dodge-A-Rooney". Lik the first novelle, Double Trouble featurs aicht pages o photos frae the series an wis adapted bi Lexi Ryals. An aa lik the first novelle, Double Trouble alternates atween the view points o Liv, Maddie, Joey, an Parker.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alan Baltes (April 22, 2012). "Disney Channel casting starring roles for new comedy series 'Bits & Pieces'". Film Television Auditions. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Monica Disare (September 15, 2013). "Steelers fanatic behind Disney's new series 'Liv and Maddie'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  3. "Newcomer Dove Cameron Lands Dual Roles in Upcoming Disney Channel Sitcom Liv and Maddie". Zap2it. Mairch 8, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. Philiana Ng (Januar 13, 2014). "Disney Channel Renews Liv and Maddie". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Januar 13, 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  5. John D. Beck [@JohnDBeckTV] (September 12, 2014). "Why haven't we got 21 episodes for season 2:(" we have 24" (Tweet). Retrieved September 13, 2014 – via Twitter. 
  6. Elizabeth Wagmeister (Apryle 3, 2015). "Liv and Maddie Renewed for Third Season on Disney Channel". Variety. Retrieved Apryle 3, 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  7. Dove Cameron [@DoveCameron] (Dizember 21, 2015). "Friends. Guess what?! Disney Channel is picking up #LivandMaddie season 4" (Tweet). Retrieved October 16, 2016 – via Twitter.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Ron Hart [@Scatter] (Juin 19, 2016). "Thank you for your amazing support this season. We hope to see you all back this fall for #LivAndMaddie #Season4" (Tweet). Retrieved Juin 19, 2016 – via Twitter.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  9. Jennifer Maldonado (Julie 1, 2016). "Dove Cameron Officially Says Goodbye to Liv and Maddie". M-Magazine. Retrieved Julie 3, 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  10. Marc Snetiker (August 19, 2016). "Liv and Maddie Gets New Title for Final Season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  11. "Better in Stereo". iTunes. October 15, 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 28, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  12. "On Top of the World". iTunes. August 27, 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 6, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  13. "Disney Holidays Unwrapped". Target. Retrieved Dizember 4, 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. "Count Me In". iTunes. Juin 3, 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 19, 2014. Retrieved Julie 13, 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  15. D Higgins (Januar 5, 2015). "200+ New and Returning Foxtel Shows". Foxtel. Retrieved Februar 1, 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  16. "Liv and Maddie on Disney International HD - Launching Oct 29". YouTube. 
  17. Emily Ashby. "Liv and Maddie TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  18. Neil Genzlinger (September 13, 2013). "Liv and Maddie Offers Shades of The Patty Duke Show". The New York Times. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  19. Mike Vulpo (Mey 24, 2016). "Teen Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced". E! Online. Retrieved Juin 17, 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  20. "Kids Choice Awards Mexico 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  21. "Kids Choice Awards Colombia 2016". Mundo Nick (in Spanish). Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  22. "Los Pre-Nominados a los Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2016". television.com.ar (in Spanish). August 10, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  23. "Style Me Up Disney Channel Liv and Maddie Dreams Come True Small Sketchbook". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  24. "Liv & Maddie - A Rising Star Sketchbook". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  25. "Liv and Maddie Character Shoes and Accessories". Payless. Retrieved Januar 20, 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  26. "Liv and Maddie: Sisters Forever (Liv and Maddie Junior Novel)". Amazon.com. Retrieved Dizember 13, 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  27. "Liv and Maddie Double Trouble (Liv and Maddie Junior Novel)". Amazon.com. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 

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